MEDFORD, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A dynamic and engaging entrepreneur with 17 years of experience assisting the world’s top brands in re-imaging their creative ideation process to optimize customer experience, Mona Patel is this year’s keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference of SO (Southern Oregon). Mona is the Founder and CEO of Motivate Design, a user experience (UX), research design, and staffing agency that specializes in helping major corporations establish a company vision, ensuring that resources are effectively allocated to execute it. Mona is also the best-selling author of Reframe: Shift the Way You Work, Innovate, and Think. Speakers for the event also include local experts, such as Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble, Gwenne Wilcox, Brenda Johnson, and Dr. Tim Becker, among many others. Closing remarks will include comments from Kris Allison, Central Point Chief of Police.
Breakout sessions are developed around this year’s theme—Lead With Purpose: Realize Your Passion and Potential—and are headed by regional leaders whose goals are to foster leadership in business, government, and non-profit organizations that more fully reflect our region. Young professionals, mid-life women balancing family with work, and top-rung professionals can all benefit.
"I never dreamed I was President of the Board material! The connections and inspiration I've gained through the WLC have given me the confidence to step up in service in a big way. How's that for passion and purpose?” said Stacey Derrig, President and 2017 Conference Chair. “I'm grateful for the challenge and excited to see how this year’s conference impacts attendees moving forward.”
Registration for the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference of SO opens today, Wednesday, March 8, on International Women’s Day. The conference will be held on Friday, May 12, from 7:45 AM–5 PM at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, 2525 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR 97520.
To register for the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference of SO, go to www.WomensLeadershipConference.net, or call 541 552 8150 during office hours. Registration includes morning coffee, lunch, and a closing reception.
About the Women’s Leadership Conference of SO
Since the Women’s Leadership Conference of SO was first held in February of 2013, more than 1200 people have attended. The conference was created from a desire among regional women in leadership roles to encourage other women to step into leadership positions at work and in the community. The conference brings together women in all stages of their careers.
The Women’s Leadership Conference of SO is presented by Southern Oregon University with the sponsorship of more than 20 regional businesses and organizations, including platinum sponsor Lithia Motors and gold sponsors Pacific Retirement Services (PRS) and Harry & David.
Attendees can view event announcements, photos and more on Instagram and Twitter at @WLCofSO.