2014 Women's Leadership Conference

September 25, 2014 7:30am to 5:00pm

Thursday, September 25

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

RiverCenter, Davenport

Be purposeful about your future and reserve your day to attend the 2014 Women's Leadership Conference to discover or develop your leadership skills. Internationally renowned speakers will inspire you to take on the challenge of leadership and use your best assets to lead others.

Join more than 500 regional women leaders for a day of excitement, learning, inspiration, and networking. Gain knowledge and empowerment to dare to greater leadership in your career, personal life and community.

Keynote Speakers and Presenters

Azure Antoinette,

Poet, spoken word artist and the "Maya Angelou of the Millennial Generation"

Molly Fletcher,

Renowned sports agent and founder of MWF Enterprises

Dr. Mary Donohue,

Educator, author and founder of The Donohue Mentoring System

Dr. Sarah Fisher Gardial,

Dean of University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

Linda Newborn,

Leadership consultant and retired VP of Deere & Company

Christopher Ulrich,

Body language expert and personal coach


Conference Agenda


7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration

Continental Breakfast

Networking Time


8:30-8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks


8:45-9:30 a.m. Morning Keynote

Azure Antoinette

9:30-9:45 a.m. Break

9:45-10:30 a.m. First Breakout Session

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-11:30 a.m. Second Breakout Session

11:30-11:45 a.m. Break


11:45-12:30 p.m. Third Breakout Session

12:30-12:45 p.m. Break


12:45-1:45 p.m. Luncheon Keynote

Molly Fletcher

1:45-2:00 p.m. Break

2:00-3:15 p.m. CEO/Executive Forum

3:15-3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

3:30-5:00 p.m. Cocktails and Networking


Breakout Session Options:

Dr. Mary Donohue

"Stop. Listen. Lead."


Dr. Sarah Fisher Gardial

"Negotiate Like a Woman: Get What You Want (and Deserve)"


Linda Newborn

"Developing the Courage to Lead"

Christopher Ulrich

"Use the New Body Language to Turn Cubic Zirconia into Diamond Relationships"


Forum Executives and CEOs

CEO Executive Forum for Women's Leadership Conference



Member Registration


Non Member Registration


Corporate Table of 8


Three Ways To Register

1. Online at https://www.womens-connection.org/event-registration.html?type=calendar&id=150

2. Mail the registration form to:
Women's Connection
230 16th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
3. Phone (309)631-0167

Refund Policy

Registrations cancelled before September 5 will be refunded the full registration fee.
Registrations cancelled from September 6 - September 21 will be refunded the full registration fee minus a $25 processing charge.
No refunds will be given after September 21, but substitutions are allowed.

Thank You to our Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

Major Sponsors:

In-kind Sponsors:

Hotel Blackhawk


Isabel Bloom



Pear Advertising

Quad-City Times

Social Media More with Less

Visual Imaging


Click Here To Register For This Event

Key Sponsors

  In-Kind Sponsors Event Sponsors
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  • QC Times
  • KWQC-TV6
  • KMXG-Mix96
  • Hotel Blackhawk
  • ECS
  • Isabel Bloom
  • Pear Advertising
Riverboat Development Authority DHCU Merrill Lynch Senior Star at Elmore Place St. Ambrose University Missman The Stanley Foundation McLaughlin Motors Metro MRI Center Southeast National Bank Ruhl & Ruhl Alcoa Quad City Bank & Trust Tippie MBA
230 16th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201 phone (309) 631-0167 e-mail info@womens-connection.org