Women In Leadership Conference Scheduled for April 19

Posted on April 13th, 2012 by

Julie Gilbert, founder and CEO of WOLF Means Business

The second annual Gustavus Women In Leadership Conference, “The Past, Present, and Future of Gustavus Women Leaders,” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in Alumni Hall. The event will consist of presentations, breakout sessions, and panel discussions.

Julie Gilbert, founder and CEO of WOLF Means Business will deliver the keynote address titled “Leadership is Defined by You,” at 9:10 a.m. Gilbert is a high-demand speaker who has an unmatched track record of driving significant business gains in growth, market share, and sustainable innovation for organizations of all sizes, industries, and geographies. WOLF Means Business is a strategic consultancy that is recognized globally as a real time consumer and employee innovation philosophy and process with consumers in over 53 countries creating significant new business growth and innovation capabilities for companies.

Other speakers and presenters for the conference include:

  • Nancy Johnson Dahl ’83, President and COO of Lifetouch National School Stuios
  • Sally Turrittin P’04, Managing Director/Executive VP of Prime Mortgage
  • Annie Zipfel, Vice President of Owned Brands and Packaging at Target
  • Ivy Bernhardson ’73, Hennepin County Judge, State of Minnesota
  • Tania Haber ’78, Senior Pastor at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park
  • Jann Eichlersmith ’85, Assistant General Counsel at The Scouler Company
  • Dr. Karen Rusthoven ’66, Executive Director at Community of Peace Academy
  • Jean Kane ’83, President and COO at Welsh Companies
  • Ann Swanson, SKS Consulting Psychologists
  • Sara Dzuik ’02, Executive Director of College Possible
  • Dr. Carmen Barker Lemay ’86, CEO of Integrative Growth, Ltd.
  • Marisa Schloer ’09, Executive Team Lead at Target
  • Carla Shutrop ’09, Chair of the Shakopee School Board

The conference’s schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. / Registration, coffee & rolls
  • 9 a.m. / Opening remarks by First Lady Kris Ohle
  • 9:10 a.m. / Julie Gilbert, “Leadership is Defined by You”
  • 10 a.m. / Chapel
  • 10:30 a.m. / Breakout session I
  • 11:20 a.m. / Breakout session II
  • 12:15 p.m. / Lunch
  • 1 p.m. / Executive Panel featuring Dr. Karen Rusthoven ’66, Jean Kane ’83, and Dr. Carmen Barker Lemay ’86
  • 1:45 p.m. / Closing remarks

Tickets are required and are available through gustavustickets.com. Cost is $15 for students, $25 for Gustavus employees, and $30 for the general public and includes light refreshments in the morning and a lunch in the afternoon.

This conference is organized by Gustavus Women In Leadership, a student/alumnae program that seeks to help the women of Gustavus in their academic, professional, and personal leadership development. Gustavus seniors Katie Ness ’12 and Abby Roff ’12 are co-presidents of the organization. Seniors Kelsey Swanson ’12 and Stacey Tigges ’12 are co-chairs of the conference. For more information about the Gustavus Women In Leadership Conference, contact Assistant Professor of Economics and Management Kathi Tunheim at ktunheim@gustavus.edu.


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