Women’s Leadership Conference of Northeast Ohio Empowers the Region’s Working Woman

It’s no secret– Cleveland is hot right now. We’ve got the upcoming Republican National Convention, Lebron James and the Cavs, a great theatre district, some of the nation’s hottest chefs and some absolutely stunning metro parks, to name a few.

It’s a good time to be a Clevelander. And an even better time to be a woman, living and working in this great city.

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On October 29, some 350-plus women will gather for the first annual Women’s Leadership Conference of Northeast Ohio. The line up features 12 powerful business women who just happen to live and work in Northeast Ohio.

When women (and men) talk leadership, the focus is often at the top: CEOs, COOs, vice presidents and managers. That’s why it’s easy to find leadership conferences aimed at women in senior-level positions. It’s much harder to find one targeted at all businesswomen, from entry level to the corner office.

Leaders can and should be groomed from the first day on the job.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned to be true: we women are superheroes. We can accomplish amazing things as individuals, but even more together, as a community.

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When we share stories; when we help each other; when we push each other; when we’re constantly challenging each other– the outcome is something infinitely better than what one person could have achieved.

Our speakers will share their stories, challenges and advice. They’ll speak about their expertise in fields ranging from medicine to manufacturing to law and talk about some of the hottest trends in business.

Some of these topics include emotional intelligence and opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. More companies are looking to improve their diversity and employ more women. Our experts will talk about finding them. For example:

Kristin Tull, PH.d:

President of PRADCO, is an expert in emotional intelligence. Her Chagrin Falls company educates businesses on the importance of emotional intelligence in their leaders. Studies show that women typically have a stronger emotional intelligence and companies led by these women outperform companies with only men in leadership.

Jill Marcotte:

Partner and chief supply chain officer at Dealer Tire, Jill will talk about women in STEM careers. Men dominate these fields, but Marcotte and others are seeing more women selecting these nontraditional but lucrative careers.

Ariane Kirkpatrick:

President of the AKA Team, will discuss separating yourself from the acronyms. Identifying yourself as a women or minority owned business can open up doors but you don’t want to be defined by that alone.

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See more women’s leadership resources below:

Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio
She In The CLE
NEO Programs for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs

What other resources should female leaders take advantage of in Northeast Ohio? 

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Robin Doerschuk started with Alliance Solutions Group, a full-service staffing and recruitment agency, as a recent grad back in 2004. Today, she serves as the Director of Strategic Solutions and is part-owner of the company. After recognizing a need for continuing education for women in business, Robin founded the Northeast Ohio Women’s Leadership Conference with the vision to educate, inspire and empower all women in business. 

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