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2018 Women and Leadership – September 26 – 27, 2018

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Women and Leadership is a unique professional development experience. Our goal is to highlight women in leadership positions of all kinds and to encourage both genders to foster growth in themselves and others. Over half of college graduates are women, 47% of the workforce is female, and women make up 51% of the population in the United States.* Additionally, women and men bring different strengths to leadership, ranging from their ability to mentor to their willingness to take risks.ˆ Successful organizations know that leadership must encompass and encourage both genders if they want to thrive in a competitive world. Our appeal to both women and men is one of our distinguishing characteristics. In fact, male attendees are more likely than their female counterparts to describe the conference as life-changing.

A sell-out crowd of over 750 attendees from all over Idaho and the Mountain West attended the 2017 conference. Our attendees include many of the region’s leaders in business, law, science, environment, armed services, government, and the arts, as well as those who are busy becoming our leaders of tomorrow. We hope that you join us this year, as we move forward and build upon every woman’s strength.

* 2014 US Census Bureau, 2015 Department of Labor, 2016 Kaiser Family Foundation
ˆ Pew Research Center, 2015 Social and Demographic Trends


Decorative image. Photo of speakerPatricia S. Harrison
President & CEO
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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A. Scott Anderson
President & CEO
Zions Bank

Decorative image. Photo of speakerShawna A. Legarza
National Director of Fire & Aviation Management
United States Forest Service

Decorative image. Photo of speakerGeorgene Huang
CEO & Co-Founder

Decorative image. Photo of speakerGeena Davis
Academy Award-Winning Actress & Founder
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

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Anita B. McBride
Executive in Residence
Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs, American University



Registration and Travel Information

Skill Builders and Networking Reception

Conference Sponsors



Zions Bank, Boise Cascade, Bureau of Land Management


Idaho Public Television, City of Boise


Blue Cross of Idaho, CSHQA, Family of Woman Film Festival, HP, Idaho National Laboratory, Intermountain Gas, J.R. Simplot, Love Communications,  Micron, Perkins Coie, POWER Engineers, Rathbone Warwick Investment Management


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