About the Women's Leadership Forum
The “Women’s Leadership Forum” of Santa Cruz was initially conceived as the “Women in Business Networking Extravaganza” by members of the Women in Business Luncheon Committee of the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce. The 2002 Extravaganza has morphed from a three hour afternoon networking event into a highly successful and lucrative Leadership Forum – a full day of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking activities.
The Forum has hosted such notable speakers as Christine Pelosi author of “Leadership on the Campaign Trail”, Mary Hughes founder of 2012 Project out of Rutgers University, and Cindy Ventrice author of “Make Their Day: Employee Recognition that Works!”. The old adage –“It’s not just WHAT you know but WHO you know” is as important as ever to today’s business women. The Annual Women’s Leadership Forum is focuses on the tools and skills necessary for women to make connections both personally and professionally in all phases of their careers. The Forum features speakers who help inform, inspire, teach and motivate attendees to develop creative strategies, make personal commitments to change, and to make connections to others throughout our community.
Attendees have the opportunity to leave the Women’s Leadership Forum ...
1. Inspired by other women’s real-life stories on how they made “connections” that created successful business and personal outcomes
2. Learn tools and techniques that will increase their personally and professional success
3. Having a greater sense of connection to the Santa Cruz Women In Business community
4. Knowing that business connections aren't created solely via technology; they require personal outreach and nurturing
5. Informed on how to improve Facebook pages and utilize this social media platform for optimal success
6. Understanding how volunteering in the community can develop relationships that support your business and community interests
7. Knowing how better to connect with financial resources for your business
8. Exploring ways to make or renew a spiritual connection to create more authentic relationships with others.
Attracting more than 200 attendees, the Forum will uplift you, empower you, and help you build strong ties in the community.