Real Conversations: Women Driving Change
03.12.15 // 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. // @ Reynolds Community College (Workforce Training Center)
1651 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228 MAP
From left to right: Monica Callahan, Jane Ferarra and Kelli Lemon
Join us for this special collaboration between EWX and HYPE Women as we hear bold RVA women share how they've been disrupting the status quo and making a noticeable difference.
About our speakers:Monica Callahan
Monica is Community Engagement Director for Richmond 2015, the non-profit corporation responsible for the organization, management and promotion of the 2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships. She has more than 12 years experience in public relations, community affairs, event management and communications. She has planned and executed award winning community programs and has served as on-air talent and producer for a community television segment. As Public Relations Manager with Comcast, Monica worked with non-profit, government and community organizations to highlight good corporate citizenry in Metro Richmond. While there, she created Feria de la Oportunidad, a jobs and resource fair targeted to the Hispanic community.
Jane is the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Economic and Community Development for the City of Richmond, which means she is the chief advisor to the Mayor on all things related to city-owned properties. In this role she recommends and implements strategies designed to preserve, enhance and unlock value potential of a diverse array of real estate assets through acquisition, disposition, and adaptive re-use and redevelopment. Jane has negotiated numerous complex real estate transactions to include leases, purchases, dispositions, condemnations and property rights acquisitions.
A self-proclaimed “social entrepreneur,” Kelli is passionate about creating opportunities for people to interact, whether through food, sports, education or the arts. She is the Business Manager at Mama J’s restaurant in Jackson Ward, where she works daily to ensure that Mama J’s is considered to be one of the top restaurants in town. From 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, Kelli (aka “Kels”) hosts the "Saturday Night House Party" on 99.3/105.7 Kiss FM with DJ Drake. You also can hear her during "Sunday School” on iPower 92.1 with the Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B. She is a regular host of “RVA Grooves,” an arts and culture reality based TV show, and has created a new podcast, “Coffee with Strangers.”
EWX Social at Kitchen on Cary
12.4.14 // 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. // @ Kitchen on Cary
__________________________________________________Ladies Choice: Your Most Taboo Work Topic Explored
11.14.14 // 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. // @ Art Works
Real Conversations: "Empower the Leader in You"
Leading is about more than just your job title. Developing true leadership skills is important for women at every organization size and level.
"Empower the Leader in You" will feature three extraordinary RVA women who are leaders in their industries and are a positive influence with or without their titles. They will inspire you - no matter what your career stage - to grow your leadership potential.
Christy Coleman - Co-CEO, American Civil War Center/Historic Tredegar
As Co-CEO of the American Civil War Museum, Christy co-runs a new museum that combines the Center at Tredegar with the Museum of the Confederacy. She previously was president and CEO of the nation’s largest African American museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, MI. She has lectured extensively and consulted with some of the country’s leading museums, written a number of scholarly and public history articles, and is an award winning screenwriter for educational television. Christy began her career as a living history interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, where she eventually became director of historic programs.
Lisa Patten - Executive Director, Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House, Bon Secours, St. Mary's Hospital
Lisa came to Bon Secours from the American Heart Association (AHA), where she most recently served as the senior director of development of the Richmond Heart Ball and Go Red For Women campaigns. Additionally, Lisa managed two executive leadership boards and volunteer sub-committees for both the Heart Ball and Go Red For Women. Prior to her employment with AHA, Lisa worked in the hospitality industry, first as an event planner, then in hotel management and sales. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University, where she was also captain of the women’s division I soccer team.
Lisa Pumphrey - CEO, Co-Founder, Lickinghole Creek Brewery
Lisa has a degree in wildlife conservation from the University of Montana and studied law at the Vermont Law School and the University of Richmond School of Law. Lisa also has several years of experience as a managing member of a recording company, where she managed musicians, events and promotions. Her legal background and experience with county level zoning and ordinance changes have proved instrumental in the drafting and lobbying of farm brewery legislation at the state level. She also is the proud mother of three children.
Program followed by wine time, which is included with admission.
Fighting Fair: Engaging in Healthy Work Conflict // 09.17.14
Join us to learn how to determine the sweet spot of dealing with conflict without seeming like a "b-word or a pushover." You will leave with a better understanding of:
-The different types of conflict styles
-The best use of each style
-The pros and cons of each
Ultimately even the self-proclaimed "conflict avoiders" will feel more confident about dealing with in (and out of!) the workplace
Real Conversations: Inspiring, Impacting and Leading RVA | 06.26.14
In this continuation of EWX’s 2014 leadership series, we will explore the limitless potential of leadership through the responsibility we have to one another in our communities. We are excited to share this powerful message of inspiring, impacting and leading RVA with the extraordinary women and girls who live, study, work and serve here.Couch Talk Speakers:
Marti Beller, CEO/Co-Founder, PlanG
RESCHEDULED: Squirrels FUNN Lunch | 05.23.14 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Come join us for a casual lunch at the ballpark as we hear from Dr. Maria Clark Fleshood about "Taking the Lead & Stressing Less." Reduce the adverse effects that stress has on you and your relationships both professionally and personally. In this interactive session, Dr. Fleshood will share practical insights and strategies to manage stress on a day to day basis. A ticket to that evening's game will be included with your registration.
Extraordinary Women's Exchange Social | 05.15.14 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Come join us for an evening of socializing with your Extraordinary Women's Exchange friends. This gathering will include light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.**
Real Conversations: CEO's Best Leadership Advice | 03.27.14 | 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
It's easy to recognize a successful woman, especially a woman at the very top of an organization. It’s not so easy to understand what it took for her to get there. But, that is precisely what every aspiring woman wants to know!
In addition to hearing these women’s advice, insights and real stories, you will also have the opportunity to engage in lively table talk discussions and ask our CEOs questions! Facilitated by Mary Foley.
There will be light hors d'oeuvres featuring Shula's "health menu", mini spa services featuring eye brightening, hand massages, polish change and more, wine, champagne, sparking water and a delightful goodie bag to take with you at the end of the evening.
_________________________________________EWX Lunchtime Workshop: Get Ready for Your Best Year Ever | 01.16.14
@Artworks 320 Hull Street, Richmond VA 23224
GETTING RESULTS TODAY TO IMPACT TOMORROW
Simple and powerful techniques for goal setting, planning, and ensuring success.
Where am I going, why and how will I get there? What's my role? What do I need to do to be successful? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? This interactive program will whet the appetite for Mindful Leadership and participants will walk away with clear, actionable steps to begin their 2014 journey for The Best Year Ever!
Muster Your Mojo... Market Your Value
Every successful, extraordinary woman must answer this question:
How do I promote my skills and capabilities without feeling selfish, foolish or irritating? At the next Extraordinary Women's Exchange "Real Conversations" event, we'll hear how four mojo-filled RVA women have answered this question and made it work.
This event is perfect for women who want to
- Develop their teams leadership skill
- Increase sales and business development opportunities
- More powerfully contribute to organizational results
- Advance their careers by showing how they add value
Couch Talk Participants:
Vice President and
Deloitte and Touche LLPFacilitated by Mary Foley of Bodacious Ventures
EWX Social at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
This is a CHAMBER MEMBERS ONLY event.
Join us for an evening of socializing with your Extraordinary Women's Exchange friends.
This gathering will feature a sampling of tasty tidbits and a cash bar.
"Real Conversations" Happy, Healthy and Whole.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 2:00 - 5:30 PM
The Westin Hotel
Tara Dall, MD :: Joyce Keeling, MD :: Jeffrey Sicat, MD
"Real Conversations" Career Fulfillment without Losing Yourself
featuring Katherine Wintsch, founder of the Mom Complex.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Omni Richmond Hotel
Creating a career you love while also feeling good about being a wife, mom, daughter, friend, volunteer and more is a major challenge. And, just like “One Size Fits All” is SO NOT TRUE, one strategy doesn’t fit every woman’s professional or personal needs.
Join your fellow extraordinary women for an interactive afternoon led by RVA’s very own Katherine Wintsch, sr. vice president and group planning director at The Martin Agency.
Katherine is the founder of the Mom Complex and was recently recognized a...s one of the 30 Most Powerful Women in Advertising by Business Insider. She'll share the most recent findings about the challenges of today’s busy career woman and lead group discussions to help discover new ideas and tactics to apply to your busy life.
Check out Katherine Wintsch's inspiring "Unmasking Motherhood" talk, which she delivered at the TEDxRVA conference on March 22.
Thursday, October 4, 2012 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Repertory Theatre at Willow Lawn
(formerly the Barksdale Theatre)
Our Couch Talk guests include (cw from top left):
Julia Battaglini – owner, Secco Wine Bar
Larkin Garbee – entrepreneur and founder of 804RVA
Laurie Blakey – co-founder of Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe
Stacy Hawkins Adams – award winning author, Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist and professor
...with lively facilitation by Mary Foley of Bodacious! Ventures.
Join us on Thursday for our most popular EWX event, featuring an informal, candid "Couch Talk" chat among four extraordinary local women, followed by a wine reception and tasty treats provided by Relay Foods and The Green Kitchen. What's not to like?
EWX is a unique, relevant and extraordinary women-focused series for every woman in the Greater Richmond Region. Chamber members receive a discount.