September 24, 2019

Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW: Gatsby at the Library

The Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW’s next networking event will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at The Central Rappahannock Regional Library Administrative Center.

Gatsby at the Library

Muddle, stir and shake! Step into a Gatsby cocktail party. Suzi Anker from Anker Mobile Bartending will masterfully create three different Gatsby-era cocktails for guests to taste. Anker has tended bars in six different states across the country, from Denali, Alaska to Boston, Massachusetts. Cocktails will be paired with tasty bites from Italian Station in downtown Fredericksburg.

We hope to see you there. It’s bound to be the bee’s knees!

Cost per person: $15. Includes cocktail tasting and paired bites.

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Early Group Registration for Women’s Leadership Colloquium Ends Saturday

Groups of five or more have until Saturday, Oct. 20 to get a discounted registration fee for the Women’s Leadership Colloquium @UMW, set to take place Nov. 1 at the University of Mary Washington’s Stafford campus from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The fee for groups of five or more is $179 through Saturday. After that, individual registration is $199 through Oct. 31. Student tickets cost $30 each through Nov. 1. For more information, visit umw.edu/lcpw/colloquium.

Leadership expert Nicole Price will be the keynote speaker. Nicole is the owner of the leadership development company, Lively Paradox, specializing in combining accountability with empathy and compassion as a fundamental leadership strategy. Nicole received her B.S. in chemical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, her master’s degree in adult education from Park University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in leadership and management.

Through leadership development, coaching, consulting, keynotes, and other resources, Nicole encourages and enables others to live their lives in excellence. Her energetic and engaging sessions leave participants with strategies and specific tools that they can apply right away. Her lively presentation style garners rave reviews and, very often, an invitation to return.

The daylong event, themed “The Empowered Woman,” fosters connections between professional women. It features a variety of enriching seminars to include: The Empowered Life, The Empowered Citizen, Financial Empowerment, Empowered Presence, Empowered through Purpose, and Empowered through Difference. Speakers include executive director of the Community Foundation for the Rappahannock River Region Teri McNally, Director of Finance and Human Resources of The George Washington Foundation Carter Fitch, strategic planning and organizational development expert Cara Parker, vice president of equity and access at UMW Sabrina Johnson, life coach and professional development consultant Jenna Cooley and vice president of administration and finance at UMW Lynne Richardson.

 

Next Women’s Leadership Colloquium Event Scheduled

Our next networking event will be held on Thursday, September 13 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Administration Center. Invite your friends and meet new ones while you see the behind the scenes work from ordering a book to getting it in the hands of customers.

The best part? Our theme for this event is BRING YOUR FAVORITE BOOK! Guests are invited to bring their most treasured book and will have the opportunity to explain to other attendees why it is their favorite.

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Administration Center
125 Olde Greenwich Drive, #160
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
540-372-1144

A registration fee of $10 includes wine and appetizers. Walk-in registration is $15.

Pre-register online today!

UMW’s Colloquium Speaker Shares Magic Mentoring Number

Hot Mommas founder Kathy Korman Frey shared the secrets of mentoring success with more than 150 participants at the University of Mary Washington’s 21st annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium on Thursday, Nov. 6. Kathy Korman Frey , Keynote Speaker Frey said that exposure to role models and mentors is a major factor in career success for women. Developing a personal board of advisors allows women to gain specific, relevant advice and feedback that leads to professional growth. “Five is the magic number of mentors,” said Frey. According to a recent survey, women “with five or more mentors had significant differential in their perception of success and confidence, in addition to satisfaction in the workplace.” It’s not just about mentoring though. Frey also told participants that it is important to be surrounded with people who positively influence their lives and thoughts. Frey, a former Harvard graduate student, established the Hot Mommas concept when she designed a firm comprised of highly skilled consultants who specialized in planning bootcamps with a 94 percent success rate. The project gained momentum through student interest during her time at George Washington University, and Frey decided to write her first case study. The Hot Mommas Project is the recipient of a Coleman Foundation Case Award, and Frey currently serves on the board of United Women in Business and The Closet. The colloquium also featured a panel discussion on mentoring, professional development workshops, a Metzger Award presentation and networking opportunities. Amanda Talbert, public affairs coordinator at GEICO, was awarded the 2014 Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award. Talbert has served as a board member for many area organizations, including the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, and The Rappahannock Area United Way. She was also the 2013 recipient of the Women of Distinction Award for Community Outreach, awarded by the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Amanda Talbert, 2014 recipient of the Metzger Award, shown second from right with previous award winners The Metzger award recognizes individuals who uphold high standards in their personal and professional lives while fulfilling a career goal of significant stature. The award is given in memory of Patricia Lacey Metzger, a University of Mary Washington professor and a founder of the Colloquium, and has been given annually since 1999. For information on future colloquium networking events, visit umw.edu/lcpw/.

The Sisterhood of Success Leads UMW’s Leadership Colloquium

Kathy Korman Frey, an award-winning entrepreneur and founder of the Hot Mommas Project –the world’s largest collection of women’s case studies, will give the keynote lecture “The Sisterhood of Success” at the annual Leadership Colloquium at the University of Mary Washington. The conference, centered on the theme, “real women, real issues, real solutions,” will take place at UMW’s Stafford campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 6.   Kathy Korman Frey Frey, a former Harvard graduate student, established the Hot Mommas concept when she designed a firm comprised of highly skilled consultants who specialized in planning bootcamps with a 94 percent success rate. The project gained momentum through student interest during her time at George Washington University, and Frey decided to write her first case study. The Hot Mommas Project is the recipient of a Coleman Foundation Case Award, and Frey currently serves on the board of United Women in Business and The Closet. The colloquium also will feature a panel discussion on mentoring, a Metzger Award presentation and networking opportunities. The registration fee, $179 for registrants before October 1, $199 from October 1-31, and $219 from November 1-6, includes breakfast, a buffet luncheon, afternoon tea, and all sessions, forums and materials. For more information or to register, visit umw.edu/lcpw.