Professional Women's Alliance Presents ATHENAs on Living, Learning and Leading
Join the Chamber to hear from the 2015 ATHENA Award recipients. The accomplished trio of top Valley businesswomen will share their experiences and knowledge on the three pillars of being an ATHENA - leadership, mentorship and community service. Don't miss an opportunity to learn from their experiences and walk away inspired!
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Excelling when a situation demands an immediate leader
Solid leadership is always needed, especially in extreme situations, be it in a single moment, over the course of several days - or even plotting out a plan for success over several years. The Chamber asked vice president of client relations for
Nancy Padberg, and 2015 ATHENAs
Leah Fregulia and
Melissa Sanderson to share a time they had leadership unexpectedly demanded of - or thrust upon - them.
Co-authors are keys to creating a brilliant life story
Lin Sue Cooney, director of community engagement for
Hospice of the Valley and former 12 News anchor, shared her inspirational story during the May 3 Professional Women's Alliance luncheon. Cooney shared her journey from meager beginnings in Taiwan, through an award-winning broadcast career and to the decisions that led her to join Hospice of the Valley.
Professionals are extending their careers and, as a result, three generations are joining together in the workplace. Each generation has its own style and approach, which can lead to challenges and misunderstandings, but it's crucial companies find innovative ways to get the best performance from everyone. CEO and president of KEO Marketing Sheila Kloefkorn shares some ways to attract and manage a multi-generational workforce.
To learn more about this topic in person, consider attending the Chamber's Breakfast Institute on Wednesday, June 8.
Storytelling with your brand
Small business owners and entrepreneurs have a great opportunity to attract loyal customers in this age of social media through rethinking the way a company's core value is conveyed. Storytelling is a key factor to engage potential customers, build long lasting relationships and gain brand loyalty. Melanie Trausch, MELT Coaching founder and executive coach, offers some suggestions to help businesses articulate their core values and humanize their brand.