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The latest research continues to say that the key to career and leadership development is continuous education, ongoing growth, and transformational learning. Internationally recognized leadership and learning expert, Dr. Susan R. Madsen, will provide an engaging presentation that will help attendees understand why this is so important for women, which types of learning opportunities can be most helpful, how our developmental capacity can be strengthened, and what we can do to deepen our growth.
CALL TO ACTION:
One of the Business Women's Forum goals is to influence positive change in our community. This month we are asking our attendees to bring gift cards or send e-gift cards to The Christmas Box International. One of Christmas Box International's biggest needs right now is gift cards for children's activities and restaurants in the community. When the kids live there, the staff like to take them out in the community for different opportunities for two reasons:
1. They want the children to have a normal childhood.
2. They use these opportunities to teach the kids acceptable behavior in public. They try to teach them manners in restaurants by showing them how to act and treat people they come in contact with and how to be appropriate and respectable in the community. It is a valuable learning opportunity for these children who almost never get to have these kinds of experiences.
Please purchase a gift card or e-gift card to bring to our luncheon. Some examples of gift cards are below:
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Registration/Networking
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM Non-Profit Spotlight - The Christmas Box International
11:40 AM - 12:05 PM Lunch
12:05 PM - 12:15 PM Announcements
12:15 PM - 12:20 PM Sponsor Comments - America First Credit Union
12:20 PM - 12:55 PM Topic Presentation & Round table exercise
12:55 PM - 1:00 PM Closing Remarks & Drawings
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dr. Susan R. Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics for Utah Valley University
Dr. Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership & Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, and is also the Founding Director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project. She has led efforts in Utah to get more women to graduate from college and to help more girls and women find their voices and become leaders. Dr. Madsen and her team have written many Utah research and policy briefs, research snapshots, impact reports, newspaper editorials, and other resources. They host 20-30 events each year to support the mission of their work.
Dr. Madsen is also a well-known global scholar, authoring or editing six books and publishing hundreds of articles, chapters, and reports. She is a sought-after speaker in local, national, and international settings. For example, she has presented at the New York Times, Argentina Parliament Palace, House of Commons in England, Lithuania President’s Palace, and NGO sessions at the United Nations. She also serves on many nonprofit, community, and education boards and committees, including Silicon Slopes, Envision Utah, Better Days 2020, Real Women Run, United Way of Utah County, Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition, Junior League of Salt Lake, and more.
Dr. Madsen received a bachelor’s degree from BYU, masters from Portland State, and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She and her husband Greg are the proud parents of four adult children and two grandchildren.
The Christmas Box International (CBI) is a non-profit charitable organization serving children, teens and young adults who experience abuse, neglect or are facing homelessness. Last year, CBI served over 10,400 children, and the three Christmas Box House emergency children’s shelters, in partnership with child welfare agencies, provided 11,966 days of care. CBI also oversees ten community-based Christmas Box Resource Rooms giving needed supplies to 5,200 children state-wide; holiday gifts to 2,600 children; support for 820 young adults transitioning into adult living; and shares resources with 37 local and international child welfare agencies.
Serving the complete financial needs of local families & businesses since 1939, America First is Utah's #1 credit union and one of the country's largest and most progressive. The organization is a national leader in embracing technology and innovations to enhance the member's experience and convenience. America First delivers a wealth of products and services, including free checking, free online banking with bill pay, free mobile banking, free financial counseling, low-rate loans, smart savings programs and more. Get details at americafirst.com, call 1-800-999-3916, or visit a branch. Federally insured by NCUA/Equal Opportunity Lender.
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