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October 15–16, 2023

2023 Women's Leadership Summit

Online registration is closed.  You may still register onsite at the summit.

Click here to download the summit program.

Join COSA, the Oregon Commission for Women (OCFW) and the Oregon Womens Foundation for the first ever “Women’s Leadership Summit” in Bend, Oregon on October 15 & 16, 2023. The theme for the conference is Embrace, Empower, Elevate: Unleashing the Power of Connection. Come engage with women leaders in education and other professional sectors on the power of women’s leadership and the importance of developing deep, cross-sector networks of support.

Featured Speakers:

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  • Moe Carrick, CEO, Moementum, Inc. - Bio
  • Libra Forde, Executive Director, Women’s Foundation of Oregon - Bio
  • Lisa Keohokalole, President, PointNorth - Bio
  • Dr. Kira Mauseth, Astrum Health, LLC, Clinical Psychologist and Professor at Seattle University - Bio
  • Sarah Medary, Eugene City Manager - Bio
Sunday, October 15, 2023
11:30-12:30 Lunch and Conference Kick-off
12:30-12:45 Break
12:45-1:45 Keynote / Learning Session #1
"The New Leadership Paradigm: Crafting a World That Needs Women Leaders" - Moe Carrick, CEO, Moementum, Inc.
1:45-2:00 Break
2:00-2:45 ConnectHER Corner "Self Compassion"
Sponsored by: Brandy Arnold, Wayfinder
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00 Keynote / Learning Session #2
"Beyond Your Existence" - Libra Forde, Executive Director, Women's Foundation of Oregon
4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-5:00 Book Club Blast
Facilitated by: Sue Rike Smith, Tigard-Tualatin SD
5:15-6:30 Reception - sponsored by: Curriculum Associates
6:30-8:00 "Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Trafficking: A Conversation with Practitioners" - Angela Rico, Oregon Commission for Women
Monday, October 16, 2023
7:30-8:30 Breakfast and Networking
8:30-8:45 Break
8:45-9:45 Keynote / Learning Session #3
"Aligning Your Values" - Lisa Keohokalole, President, PointNorth
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:45 ConnectHER Corner "The Power of Storytelling" Reema Zaman
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Keynote / Learning Session #4
"Connection Through Resilience" - Dr. Kira Mauseth, Astrum Health, LLC, Clinical Psychologist and Professor, Seattle University
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Leader's Panel
Facilitated by: Tricia Mooney, Superintendent, Hermiston SD; Kim Kellison, Superintendent, Winston-Dillard SD

Panelists: Sonja McKenize, President, OSBA; Dr. Charlene Williams, Director, ODE; Sandy Husk, Former Superintendent, Salem-Keizer SD & CEO of AVID; Heidi Sipe, Superintendent, Umatilla SD and most experienced woman superintendent in Oregon; Jada Rupley, former Superintendent, Clackamas ESD and PointNorth Strategic Advisor; Melissa Goff, Governor’s Education Policy Advisor; Tenneal Wetherell, Chief of Staff, ODE; Carmen Urbina, Deputy Director, ODE
1:30-1:45 Break
1:45-2:45 Keynote / Learning Session #5
"Oxbow and Ladders" - Sarah Medary, City Manager, Eugene, OR
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00 Conclusion and ConnectHER Corner Reception
Sponsored by: Gaggle


Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities:
Please contact Krista Parent, Shelly Reggiani or Carmen Gelman to explore sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for this inaugural event.




Riverhouse on the Deschutes
3075 N. Business 97
Bend, OR 97703
(541) 389-3111


Click here to book your room reservation.  Guests who would like to stay prior to 10/14 and after 10/17 should contact the facility directly (541-389-3111).


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