LeadHERshift: Empowered Women Online Seminar Series

LeadHERshift: Empowered Women Online Seminar Series

Event Information


Jul 31, 2019 - May 27, 2020



United States

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CAE Credits: Registrants will earn a maximum of 6 CAE credits.

With almost 75 million in the U.S. workforce, women are more educated, earning more, and leading more organizations and initiatives that are changing the world. But research shows there is still a long way to go to achieve equity for women and gender diversity at every level of association management, most of all in the CEO or executive director role.

You’re ready to kick some glass so women have greater impact and broader influence in your organization, and this series is here to help. These six online seminars, paced over several months, is designed to support and cultivate high-performing, high-potential women executives throughout the association community. It will equip participants with knowledge and skills that are practical and empowering, whether you are in, or on your way to, the C-suite and beyond.
During this series, you will:

  • gain research-based insights to purposefully and successfully move toward the highest levels of association leadership.
  • hone your leadership capabilities and cultivate greater understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion of women’s leadership in practice.
  • be empowered to take on the challenges that every senior leader must face with practical guidance from seasoned corporate leaders.

This online seminar series consists of six 60-minute live online sessions that feature facilitated audio content and conversations. Before the first session, registrants will receive login information and links to test their computer and become acquainted with the platform. Participants will have access to recorded sessions, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online seminar series will close Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Register here for the full series, or register for one or more individual sessions:

  • Agenda

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m
      Empowered Women on the Move

      Where do you see yourself in five years, and how will you get there? What aspects of your day-to-day work do you love, and what do you hate? Learn how to get in touch with what makes you happy. Explore how to make sure that what you’re doing in your job today contributes to your career growth, and find out how to best prepare and brand yourself for the next step that’s right for you.

      Wednesday, October 2, 2019

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Empowered Women and Salary Negotiation
      The wage gap is real, and so are systemic issues and external factors that perpetuate it. But research shows a contributing factor is that 31 percent of women are uncomfortable advocating for a fair salary. Learn how to determine your worth, understand potential barriers, negotiate confidently, argue persuasively, and recognize the different components of negotiation. These steps not only benefit you, but also help achieve the goal of gender equality for everyone.

      Wednesday, November 20, 2019

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Empowered Women Thought Leaders and Public Speaking
      Women are less likely to commit to public speaking engagements than men. And when they do, they submit less biographical information about themselves and speak with less ownership of their accomplishments. Learn common barriers to women accepting speaking engagements and how to overcome them. Explore tips for becoming a better public speaker and avoiding common mistakes. Discover how to take advantage of opportunities to use your voice to share your expertise and stories. Ensure that in every step, from crafting your bio to preparing and delivering your presentation, you own your knowledge and project confidence.

      Wednesday, January 22, 2020

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Empowered Women and Leadership Presence
      Do you encounter obstacles, such as unconscious bias, that get between you and expression of your voice? Are you willing to speak up in a crowded room, and do you know how to position your statements in ways that help you to be heard? Are you expressing correct body language, or are you being submissive without even realizing it? Join this session to explore how to exude confidence and express own your thoughts. Learn to avoid common pitfalls that can decrease your visibility and prevent you from being heard as an expert.

      Wednesday, March 25, 2020

      2:00 – 3:00 pm
      Empowered Women Amplifying Women
      Shine Theory is an investment, over the long term, in helping someone else be their best self—and relying on their help in return. Women sometimes tend to be jealous of other women’s accomplishments, leading them to tear other women down instead of building them up. Join this seminar for a discussion on how women can promote a community-over-competition mentality in the workplace. Learn how to recognize and praise the success of others, and explore how to view other women as teammates instead of threats. Discover how encouraging your peers can increase your own success.

      Wednesday, May 27, 2020

      2:00 – 3:00 pm
      Empowered Women and Intersectionality in Leadership
      Many women experience several different kinds of barriers, in addition to those related to their gender. Join this discussion exploring what intersectionality is, how it might play out, and how to recognize it. Identify common biases and explore how to combat them. Hear other women’s stories of the obstacles they’ve encountered and how they overcame them.

  • Speakers

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      Aimee V Sanchez, PhD

      Dr. Aimee V. Sanchez, Ph.D. is a Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Award Winning, 3x Bestselling Author, Executive/Success Coach, and Speaker. She has dedicated more than 20 years of her career to studying, understanding, and creating solutions to assist high achievers with reaching their maximum potential. Dr. Sanchez’s business is geared towards serving high achievers and leaders in business and in life by utilizing key strategies to achieve mastery in mindset, rewire their brains, improve communication, enrich relationships, and, eventually create a legacy of sustainable wealth, happiness, and life fulfillment. Her cutting edge approach is built on principles of neuroscience, positive psychology, cognitive therapy, leadership, and coaching to achieve fast, life transforming results. Dr. Sanchez is also a member of the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers. Her first best seller was released in 2017, titled, Disrupt the Status Quo: Living and Leading from Your Success Zone. In 2018, she co-authored, “Success Starts Today,” with Chicken Soup for the Soul Author, and #1 Success Coach in America, Jack Canfield. She is a Forbes Coaches Council Member, Certified Executive/Success Coach; and, her work has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBS, FOX, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, A/E, and Bravo. Individuals interested in learning more about working with Dr. Sanchez, please visit our website at: www.dravsanchez.com.

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      Vivian Abalama, IOM, CAE

      Vivian Abalama, IOM, CAE has 16 years working in association management. Vivian currently is the Director of Managed Societies at the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) where she manages the Association of University of Anesthesiologists (AUA) and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA). Prior to IARS, Vivian worked for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for over 5 years in the Volunteer Relations Department, where she managed councils and committees that represented ASAE’s over 44,000 members and 7,400 organizations. In 2016, Vivian received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) professional certification from ASAE. The CAE credential signifies a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today's challenging environment. In 2018, she received the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) program professional certification that requires 96 hours of nonprofit management course instruction. In addition, she is a U.S. Army Veteran.

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      Kendra Y. Mims

      Kendra Y. Mims-Applewhite is a writer and editor in the Chicagoland area. She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago and has more than a decade of editorial experience. Kendra began writing for medical and professional associations in 2011. She is currently an Associate Editor at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) where she writes and edits content for the Society’s publications and manages the production of its annual Breast Reconstruction magazine. Prior to ASPS, Kendra worked as a Senior Writer for a national nursing organization where she created content for the organization’s magazines and conferences. Kendra's work has appeared in national print and digital publications, including Ebony magazine, She Knows Media, and award-winning healthcare publications. She is also a member of ASAE and currently serves on the ASAE Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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