Riverside County Women’s Leadership Conference Sept. 13th
Corona, CA – Don’t miss out on a networking and learning opportunity that will UPLIFT your business and relationships in the community. Hear the stories, challenges, triumphs, and tools these successful and influential women used to rise to the top. Take a stroll through the exhibitors and discover amazing products and services from local businesses.
Never Giving up on your Dreams, Breaking through Barriers, Applying Innovation to Bring Teams Together – these are some of the topics to be covered at the 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on September 13. Speakers representing diverse backgrounds will be sharing their successes. The Women’s Leadership Committee’s mission is to deliver an UPLIFT: Unify, Prosper, Learn, Inspire, Fulfill and Thrive conference to those in the community who wish to attend this interactive and inspirational event.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Michelle Skoorka, Director of Laboratory Research and Internships and Division Head for Prototyping & Development at Naval Undersea Warfare Center, has broken through barriers to live her dream of working at NASA. Her story demonstrates that Plans A or B aren’t always the direct routes to our goals. She’s a living example of why we shouldn’t give up on our dreams.
You will experience the passion she has about what she does. While she’s talking to students at Department of Defense STEM conventions about internship opportunities, mentoring young women about their careers, or designing launch systems for submarines, she goes at it all-in. But getting to where she is involved reformulating her plan numerous times.
“Growing up I wanted to be Captain Kirk. Then I found out there were no starships or starship captains. Everything was a disaster! I then went to plan B. I knew I could be an astronaut and go into space. I just figured that was the closest thing to a starship captain. I even used to sign my name ‘Michelle Skoorka FNASAA.’ Which stood for ‘Future NASA Astronaut.’ That was all great until I realized I had a terrible motion sickness problem. I couldn’t be an astronaut. So then came plan B.5. I’m going to work for or with NASA.” – Dr. Michelle Skoorka
Our other speakers are Former Astronaut Dr. Leslie Wickman, Entrepreneur C.C. Vest, and Assistant City Manager Lea Deesing. These women have dominated in their fields and broken through ceilings to achieve the great successes they have.
The Chamber is proud to work with our partners this year to provide this Riverside County’s Leadership Conference: The County of Riverside and various chambers of commerce. Without their involvement and support, as well as our other sponsors, the Women’s Leadership Conference would not be able to be this impactful.
The conference will be held at Crossroads Christian Church, located at 2331 Kellogg Ave, Corona, CA 92881. Tickets are $65, but early registrants can get theirs for just $50 through August 31. A continental breakfast is included.
Get your tickets now at www.wlcUPLIFT.com.