University of Houston-Victoria

Small Business Development Center

Leadercast Women

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 | 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Our Lady of Victory Cathedral Center | 3102 N. Laurent St., Victoria, Texas 77901

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$100/ticket or for Groups of 6 or more $85/ticket

2019 Theme: Take Courage 

Courage is not the absence of fear; it’s acting in spite of fear. When we consider courage, firefighters, policemen, pilots and military personnel come to mind. But courage isn’t reserved for a select group of leaders. Opportunities to take courage rise every day in many forms, and it’s up to us to seize those moments in our leadership. When you lead regardless of your fears and take risks for the chance to further your organization or community, you are leading courageously.

At Leadercast Women 2019, attendees will be emboldened to take courage in their daily lives, whether it be in the workplace or at home. At this one-day leadership event, nine leading women will share their inspirational stories of courage while also teaching us steps to enable change in our lives.

Kate Delaney

Kate Delaney is an Emmy award-winning journalist and speaker who has interviewed more than 15,000 people, including U.S. presidents, top CEOs and Hall of Fame athletes. As a woman hosting a successful, highly rated radio talk show, Kate became a pioneer in broadcasting. She currently hosts The Kate Delaney Show, which reaches 3 million people. She’s the author of three popular books and serves on the advisory board of the Dallas Network Bar.

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott is the founder, CEO and designer of jewelry brand Kendra Scott. Based in Austin, Texas, Kendra leads on the foundation of three core pillars: Family, Fashion and Philanthropy. Kendra’s commitment to innovation, quality and detail has grown her company, which started in 2002 with only $500, to a billion-dollar business. The Kendra Scott company has donated more than $25 million to local, national and international causes since 2010.

Susan Packard

Susan Packard is co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) and former chief operating officer of HGTV. She enabled HGTV to become one of the fastest-growing cable networks in television history. Susan was the second employee of SNI, whose portfolio includes HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Great American Country and the Travel Channel. She helped build the company to a market value of more than $14 billion.

Francesca Gino

Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a tenured professor at Harvard Business School. Her consulting and speaking clients include Bacardi, Akamai, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Novartis, P&G, and branches of the U.S. military. Francesca has been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors Under 40 and one of the world’s Top 50 Management Thinkers by Poets & Quants.

Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle is the New York Times best-selling author of Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior. She is an activist, speaker and founder of Together Rising, which has raised more than $11 million for women, families and children in crisis. Glennon is also the creator of Momastery.com, where millions of readers meet each week to experience her shameless and hilarious essays about
family, faith, mental health, addiction, recovery and connection.

Captain Deshauna Barber

Captain Deshauna Barber is a logistics commander in the U.S. Army Reserve. In 2016, Deshauna became the first Miss USA to currently serve in the U.S. military. She spent her year-long reign partnering with the USO, Smile Train, Best Buddies, Operation Homefront and other organizations. She is passionate about advocating for survivors of child sexual abuse and for soldiers suffering
from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Priya Parker

Priya Parker is a master facilitator, strategic advisor, and acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters. Priya has spent 15 years helping leaders and communities have complicated conversations about community, identity and vision at moments of transition. Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker has worked on race relations and peace processes in
the U.S., Middle East, southern Africa, and India.

Laura Ling

Laura Ling is an award-winning journalist and TV and web host who exposes the world to critical global issues. She is the host of Conquered on Z Living Network, and is the director of development for Discovery Digital Networks. In March 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women, Laura and her colleague were imprisoned for 140 days by North Korean soldiers along the China-North Korea border.

Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning author, speaker and digital strategist thriving at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. She is the author of instant New York Times best-seller I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual. Luvvie covers all things pop culture at AwesomelyLuvvie.com and on her podcast, Rants and Randomness. She is committed to using her voice for pop culture critique and gender and racial justice.

Why Attend?

Be empowered in your leadership. Our mission is to fill the world with leaders worth following. We’re confident the lessons you’ll learn at Leadercast Women will make you a better leader.

Add to your leadership toolbox.  You’ll hear leadership wisdom from our all-female cast of speakers. Each speaker will share actionable insights you can take with you back to your workplace.

Network with leaders just like you. You will be surrounded by leaders from all industries and backgrounds who are there for the same reason you are: to further themselves on their leadership journey.

Earn CEU credits. Attend Leadercast Women 2019 and you can receive continuing education credits in human resources, nursing and general fields.

Who Should Attend?

Entry-Level Employees
Middle Managers
CEOs / Presidents
Senior Executives
Owners / Founders
Consultants / Coaches
HR Professionals
Customer Service Reps
Technology Professionals

Armed Forces Professionals
Government Employees

Public Service Professionals
Office Clerks
Nonprofit Professionals
Secretaries / Assistants
Hospitality Professionals
Manufacturing Professionals
Freelancers / Contractors
Pastors / Church Staff

Anyone who wants to be a leader worth following, regardless of your title, rank or what industry you serve!