2018 Program

 Event Date   Topic  Speaker
Welcome Mixer &
Speed Networking Event
January 11, 2018    Informal/
Speed Newtorking
Members of the LEAD Class (current and former),
Steering Committee, and Advisory Board
Winter Retreat &Symposium–
Evening/Day 1
January 31, 2018
Welcome Mixer & IcebreakerTiffanie Clausewitz
Director, LEAD Academy
Marissa Helm
Class Liaison, LEAD Academy
Winter Retreat & Symposium-
Day 2
February 1, 2018  Where We Are

Building a Path to Success

StrengthFinder Workshop

Vision & Authenticity 

Self-Care & Stress Management

GRIT & Growth Mindset

Building Key Relationships
Malinda A. Gaul
Partner, Paul and Dumont
Former National Director, American Association
of University Women
Hon. Catherine Stone
Shareholder, Langley & Banack, Inc.
Former Chief Justice of the Fourth Court of 
Cynthia Pladziewicz, J.D., Ph.D., PCC
President, Professional Development Services 
Jennifer Ostrich, PCC
Owner & President, Ostrich Coaching & Consulting
Cameron Vann
Senior Staff Attorney
Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program
Michelle Banks
Senior Advisor & Executive Coach
BarkerGilmore, LLC
Gindi Eckel Vincent
Exxon Mobil
Spring Seminar May 10, 2008 Communication Strategies to 
Lead: Build Relationships and
Break Barriers
Patricia Gillette
Keynote speaker and author
Bringing Audiences to LIfe
Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS)
Board Member and Chair of Development
2018 Empowered Women 
Leaders Luncheon
May 11, 2018 You've Always Had the Power  Patricia Gillette
Informal Summer Event  June 18, 2018  LEAD Mentor Mixer Deborah Williamson
Dykema Cox Smith
Graciela Cigarroa
Donna McElroy
Dykema Cox Smith
Mary Stich
Hon. Catherine Stone
Langley & Banack
Summer Seminar August 2, 2018 Bold and Accomplished:
Effective Self-Promotion Tactics
Monica Blacker
Founder, BAX Advisors
Long-time corporate bankruptcy lawyer, 
empowering women by choice
Fall Seminar November 1, 2018    Managing People, Time, & 
Panel Presenters TBA
+ Deborah Williamson
Dykema Cox Smith
Graduation Celebration
November 29, 2018     Risk-Taking & Handling


Keynote Speaker

Abigail Kampmann, CEO of Principle Auto


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