BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following the success of its 2016 event, The Women Inspiring Leadership Development (WILD) Summit will return on February 24, 2017 for WILD V, a day-long event focused on the theme of change. The conference, put on by the Women’s Council, in partnership with The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, will bring together dynamic speakers and experts whose content will focus on creating change through the Women’s Inventory of Success Empowerment Profile (W.I.S.E.). Author and Harvard Business Review blogger Whitney Johnson, and Project Enye (ñ) founder Denise Solar Cox will deliver the morning and afternoon keynote presentations, respectively.
As the author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream, Johnson is an expert in driving innovation via personal disruption. Her keynote will focus on the ways women can put the power of disruption innovation to work in their lives.
Cox is a sought-after speaker on the subject of identity, informed by her rich background as an entrepreneur and marketer. She is the founder and co-creator of Project ñ, an unorthodox, multi-platform documentary project about first-generation American-born Latinos that uses cultural and familial stories to build community about a large and growing population.
“The theme of the 2017 WILD Summit is change, and we have a full day of programming around this theme that is designed for women who want to learn and share; inspire and be inspired,” said Rebecca Rose, chair of the 2017 WILD Summit. “We are thrilled to have Whitney Johnson and Denise Solar Cox as this year’s keynote speakers. Their unique backgrounds and perspectives will set the stage for a powerful and impactful day.”
In addition to the keynote presentations, WILD V participants can participate in the following breakout sessions:
- Step Up, Step In… Build Your Capacity to Powerfully Express Yourself with Terrie Lupberger
- It Takes a Village to Build a Career with Jane Miller, Rachel Shayne, Gale Dunlap, and Andrea Guendelman
- Women Amplifying Women’s Success with Dr. Stefanie Johnson and Dr. David Hekman
- Max Your Lifelong Learning: Grow Personally to Thrive Professionally with Brad Feld
- Claim Your Personal Power Through Feedback with Amanda Carrothers, Kathy Kelly, and Susan Alonzi
- Risky Business – Harnessing Your Woman Power When Things Get Hard with Lizelle Van Vuuren and Ash Beckham
The 2016 WILD Summit sold out in 10 days. Registration for WILD V will begin January 17, 2017. To learn more, please visit www.wildsummit.org.
About the WILD Summit:
The WILD Summit is an annual event of The Women’s Council, in partnership with The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. The mission of The WILD Summit is to provide a professional forum for women who want to learn and share; inspire and be inspired. Its objective is to increase the visibility and accessibility of successful WILD women in the community to students and each other. It offers a venue for the presentation and sharing of relevant topics that are provocative and engaging to WILD women across university majors, industries and functional roles. It engages a broad audience of WILD women who fit in every place along the continuum of age and experience – bringing together those who are seeking knowledge and those with a desire to share and give back. For more information on the WILD Summit, please visit www.wildsummit.org.
About the Women’s Council:
The Women’s Council is a membership group of professional women who serve the efforts of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado (CU). The purpose of the Women’s Council is to support the mission of CU’s Leeds School of Business by providing access and connection for students to successful women business leaders who will provide their support and expertise and nourish both students and other women in our community to live up to their potential as entrepreneurs and leaders in business. For more information on CU’s Women’s Council, please visit (http://leedswomenscouncil.org/cu-leeds-school-of-business.html).