Welcome to the 5th Confident Communication Women's Summit!
March 19, 2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS FEB 12 - see details at the bottom of this page
Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB)
Who is this Experience for?
Women Supporting Women ~
This event experience is uniquely designed for women of all ages to come together ~ from aspiring young women, to business women, to moms, and retired women who want to become more confident and empowered communicators ~ in a supportive, inclusive environment.
- Our speakers generously share their expertise, stories, wisdom, and lessons. You'll learn tips and tools that you can immediately put into action. Speaker sessions will be interactive, inspiring and you'll come away revived and motivated.
- Sessions include exercises, discussions, and break-out rooms to help you unpack the material presented.
- Learn from other women just like you who want to become more confident communicators and experience the Power of Us!
Summit Topics will Include:
- Self-care, and building resilience
- Joy and grit
- Telling your story
- Empowering action and moving forward
- And more...
~ Give yourself permission to hit the pause button and take some focus time to care for yourself and experience the power of us. ~
Learn the skills and tools you can immediately put to use to become a more skilled and confident communicator.
Learn strategies, collaborate, get inspired, and unleash the power of us - together.
What You'll Experience
Summit Host and Facilitator: Betty Lochner, M.Ed, SPHR
I have a passion for bringing women together to support and learn from each other. I created and led the first Women's Summit in March of 2019. Our fourth summit was held in October 2020 with 125 women from all over the country and Canada. The Power of us Summit with mark our 5th Summit and I cannot wait.
As a professional coach and trainer, I have worked with employees of private corporate organizations, small businesses, and government agencies. I focus on how to gain the communication skills and confidence you need in order to move ahead in both your career and personal relationships.
Becoming a more skilled communicator is a compilation of learned skills, continuing education, professional development, self-awareness, and courage. It's also about learning about The Power of Us. Together, we can support and encourage each other to follow our dreams and become the best we can be.
I encourage you to invest in yourself and join us for a day of learning, inspiration and support.
Please email me with any questions: [email protected]
Spring Summit Speakers will be added as they are Confirmed
All sessions are 15-45 minutes in length; PST
8:45 am - Virtual Doors Open - Welcome & Dancing
9:00 am - Opening Session: The Power of Us - Betty Lochner
9:45 - 10:30 - Joy & Grit - Jennifer Haury
10:30 - 10:45 - Chair Yoga & Snack Break
10:45 - 11:15 - Small Group Topics - Patricia
11:15 - 12:00 - Leah
12:00 - 12:15 - Stretch Break/grab your lunch
12:15 - 12:45 - The Story in You - Krista Dunk
12:45 - 1:15 - Small Group Topics - Patricia
1:15 - 1:45 - Closing Session:
Empowering Action - Betty
1:45 - 2:00 - Wrap up and Final Door prizes
Set yourself up for a successful experience:
Lock yourself away from distractions. Put a sign out for potential interrupters and an out-of-office message on your computer. This is YOUR time, girlfriend.
Have a favorite morning beverage ready to go at 8:45.
Have fun snacks handy for breaks; Pre-make or pre-order your lunch - you'll have just 15 minutes to grab it!
Have a fun afternoon drink ready to go.
The Power of Us
Leah is back by popular demand to talk about diversity and inclusion and The Power of Us!
Leah is CEO/Founder of With Respect, LLC where she designs and delivers tools and strategies that create and nurture equity and respect within individuals and organizations to create the environment to dismantle oppression and build resilience in youth and adults.
Leah sees clearly outside the box and facilitates others seeing the possibilities and “positivities” of being there too. Her speaking and teaching style is one that allows for self-discovery at a deeper level. All of her presentations, from 45 minutes to two-full days, allow participants to walk away with skills they can use immediately. She prides herself on her ability to meet people where they are and take them even further than they ever thought possible!
The Story in You
What are the stories in your life that others would benefit from hearing? What are the stories in your life that you'd benefit from telling? Each of us carries treasure - generational treasure, victorious treasure, everyday treasure, bittersweet treasure, and even some dark treasure that needs some polish and care in order for it to shine. In this session, hear more about the many ways storytelling and unearthing your stories can benefit the lives of others as well as your own.
Krista is an author, speaker, real estate investor, author coach, and the project director for two book publishing companies. Krista has written eight books, all on topics that share wisdom and help others in meaningful ways.
As a child and young adult who struggled with timidity, Krista now finds herself speaking and training in front of audiences large and small. She is passionate about helping people get a vision for how their life could look and to step out into it. Krista and Chris, her husband of 26+ years, live in Olympia, WA, with their two teenagers.
Joy and Grit
Learn about the surprising connection JOY has in helping you dig deep. Following the year we had in 2020, it’s time to refocus on bringing joy intentionally into our spaces—at home, at work, and anywhere else you find yourself. Then, explore how joy is a positive determinant in your ability to dig deep and show GRIT. You’ll have a chance to practice summoning joy, measure yourself on the grittiness scale, and come away with new ways to tap into your reserves!
Jennifer Haury is a practicing Anthropologist who has worked with hundreds of teams to learn their stories and help them shape their future through storytelling. She is here to share stories, inspire you to create your own story, and give you some helpful tools to help you teach, lead, and inspire from wherever you are through the art and magic of storytelling.
Patricia will be back to facilitate our closing session and inspire you to take action and identify a goal you’d like to realize before our next Women’s Summit.
Over the past 20+ years, Patricia has helped tens of thousands of families prepare for the cost of higher education with 529 college savings plans and she is determined to help even more by continuing to share her expertise and personal journey. She is currently Chief Operating Officer at GiftofCollege.com where innovations are created for individuals to invite friends, family and employers to help save for college and pay down student loan debt.
She recently published her first book Route 529, inspired by empowering herself to go for her dreams. She resides in Brooklyn, NY and is the mother of a college senior named Ben who will be graduating debt-free this year!
Betsy Hagen & Betty Lochner
Betsy returns as our Director of Creature Comfort and Fun! She'll be organizing (lots of) door prizes and giveaways, and keeping the event organized, FUN, and efficient.
Betty will provide the opening presentation The Power of Us and is the Summit host and facilitator.
Spring 2020 (Virtual)
Fall 2020 (Virtual)
Women's Summit ~ March and October 2019 (Live!)
At this time of uncertainty and isolation, the summit gave me the opportunity to connect with other professional women face to face virtually. I learned, laughed and made connections! I especially enjoyed the discussions related to stress awareness and management. The summit was timely and relevant. I look forward to attending future summits presented by Betty and Cornerstone.
Betty reached out to me as a representative of ICSEW and invited us to participate in the Women’s Summit. It was such an inspiring virtual conference experience that connected people from all over the country allowing us to learn together and share with one another. The summit provided multiple opportunities to add new tools to our professional development toolbox. I look forward to the next Summit.
I was so surprised at the beautiful gift I received in the mail in preparation. It got me thinking about the Women’s Summit a week ahead of time and when the day came, it was a wonderful way to spend my day. I am still in awe of the collective knowledge shared during the event; the experience pushed me out of my comfort zone and reminded me to dream big. I am excited for the next chance to connect!
The Fall 2020 Women's Summit was an amazing, inspirational day. Betty brought together just the right panel of women to address the challenges we are all facing in 2020: stress, grief, self-compassion, bias, and prioritizing what is really important. After months of working from home, the Summit was a wonderful connection with other women and gave me the motivation I needed to keep pushing through this difficult time. I can't wait for the next one!
Back by popular demand!
Swag bags will be sent exclusively to VIP participants.
Includes a journal, gratitude kit, self-care, and more surprises to get you ready for the event!
🦉Early Bird Registration🦉
Use the Coupon Code EBS21 to get $20 off regular or VIP registration through Feb 12
Early Bird and VIP Registration Closes on February 12th
*NEW* VIP Registration Package
You asked for more events so here you go! The VIP package includes 2 additional mini-summit events (2+ hours each - tentative dates are April 15 and June 11 from 10 am -12 pm PT) AND a cool Swag Bag filled with surprises delivered to you about a week before the event.
$97 with Early Bird Coupon Code EBS21
- March 19 Summit Registration
- Event Resource Page Before Event
VIP Package - available only through Feb 12
$147 with Early Bird Coupon Code EBS21
- March 19 Summit Registration
- Event Resource Page Before and after Event (includes replay)
- Registration to 2 additional mini-summits (2-hour events)
- VIP Swag Bag
Total VIP Package value = $400REGISTER NOW
TIP: If you are paying for your own investment in you, your education costs are tax deductible!
To give the gift of a Summit registration to a friend or colleague, see link in your registration confirmation email.