The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is celebrating the 10th anniversary of training women as leaders and inspiring them to aspire upward on their professional paths through the Women Staff Leadership Development Institute (WSLDI). The center welcomes all community members to a day of celebrating women’s leadership and to hear from a distinguished panel of women about their career decisions and professional journeys.
The celebration will take place Thursday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom.
After a welcome from Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder, two panels of women leaders will provide thought-provoking discussion about taking risks and navigating transitions from their own experience taking on challenging new leadership roles.
Panelists will be:
Alexandria Boone, chairwoman and founder of the Women of Color Foundation and owner of GAP Communications;
Susan Juris, president of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center;
Geralyn Presti, CEO of The Music Settlement;
Marsha Mockabee, president and CEO of The Urban League of Greater Cleveland;
Iris E. Harvey, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio;
Sharon Sobol Jordan, chief of staff of Cuyahoga County; and
Robyn Minter Smyers, partner in charge of the Cleveland office of Thompson Hine.
Special guest speaker Virginia C. Addicott, president of FedEx Custom Critical, will discuss her career, development as a leader, and suggestions for building strong leadership skills.
WSLDI is a yearlong program offering women professional staff an opportunity to develop skills through education, coaching and building professional networks. At the end of this year, 114 women will have completed the program and advanced to achieve leadership and professional goals.