Women and Leadership

Cultivating Confidence, Voice and Presence

Women and Leadership

December 9, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Denver, CO

A full day of skill-building workshops by and for women.





Understanding it, identifying barriers to it, and applying a growth mindset.

Presented by Dr. Marti Schulte
President, Community Physician Consulting

The confidence workshop will explore confidence, how participants think about it, what confidence looks and feels like, and what a personal vision of confidence would be. Together as a group, attendees will discuss the questions: What do I look like when I am confident? How do I want to feel when I feel confident? Then, the group will identify and name barriers to confidence. Using this information, the growth mindset will be explored for understanding and applicability to cultivating a more robust sense of personal confidence. The workshop will include small group discussion and a hands-on activity to illustrate and enhance learning of the growth mindset.

Dr. Marti Schulte's Biography



Appreciating the danger of women’s silence, knowing what you want and your intention, and speaking clearly and powerfully to be heard.

Presented by Dr. Kathy Kennedy
Director, Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership

What do I stand for? Why is it profoundly important for women’s voices to be heard? What are the challenges to being heard in the workplace, and when must those barriers be called out? How can I use my voice more effectively? Together we will practice creating assertive responses and “I” statements.

Kathy Kennedy's Biography


Leveraging emotional intelligence, tackling imposter syndrome, and discovering the power of vulnerability.

Presented by Deb Center
Senior Director for Education and Coaching, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence

First impressions are formed instantly within two to thirty seconds and can impact how people perceive your capabilities, credibility, and knowledge. Regardless of abilities, evidence suggests leadership positions are given first to those that “look” and “act” the part with presence accounting for 28% of women's success. Lacking or underestimating the importance of presence can cause women to be overlooked for executive and leadership positions, hindering career advancement. All women need to understand the importance of leadership presence and identify strategies for cultivating presence to enhance their success. Together, we will explore how to cultivate the three pillars of leadership presence through growing emotional intelligence, confronting imposter syndrome and developing vulnerability. The experiential session will provide self-awareness insights to help guide developing a personal action plan for cultivating leadership presence.

Deb Center's Biography



8:00AM - 4:30PM

Preliminary Program - subject to change
8:00 - 8:30amRegistration Opens
Coffee & Networking
8:30 - 9:30amWelcome and Introductions
9:30 - 9:45amBreak
9:45 – 11:45amConfidence
Dr. Marti Schulte
11:45am - 12:30pmLunch and Networking
12:30pm - 2:15pmVoice
Dr. Kathy Kennedy
2:15 - 2:30pmBreak
2:30 - 4:30pmPresence
Deb Center


MIle High United Way

[Image: From Mile High United Way website]

711 Park Ave W
Denver, CO 80205

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Mile High United Way Website


Registration Fee: $150 per person


Those who identify as women. This event is open to the public


No refunds will be processed after November 27, 2019. To request a cancellation, please call us at 303-871-4252 or submit the details of your cancellation through the contact form on this page, and a staff member will follow up to complete your cancellation.


Groups of 7 can attend for the same price as 6 attendees. Discount is applied automatically on the registration form, and can only be received when all 7 people are registered together at the same time.


If you are registering a group, please download and use the group registration information worksheet below to collect all required information for each group member prior to beginning your registration.


Every attendee will need to select a lunch choice at the time of registration. Options are:

  • MESQUITE ROASTED TURKEY SANDWICH - Mesquite turkey, applewood bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, basil aioli, sweet red onions, tomatoes, romaine.
  • FALL HARVEST SALAD (GF)(VEG) - Mixed greens, roasted baby carrots, tomatoes, dried figs, candied walnuts, blue cheese & roasted beets w/an apple balsamic vinaigrette.
  • GRILLED VEGGIE WRAP (VEGAN) - Grilled eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, portobello mushrooms, sundried tomato hummus spread; spinach wrap.
  • CHEESE BOX (VEG) - Assorted cheese garnished with strawberries, grapes & green apple slices; served with crackers and fresh-baked bread.
  • CHARCUTERIE BOX - Sliced soppressata, smoked turkey, gherkin pickles with assorted cheeses garnished with strawberries, grapes & green apple slices; served with crackers and fresh-baked bread.


For questions regarding the "Women and Leadership" event or to cancel a registration, please contact us through the form below or call us at 303-871-4252.