Myers Keynotes Nonprofit Leadership Conference
"The New Paradigm of Leadership" is the topic keynote speaker Betsy Myers will address at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Eighth Annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 2:45 to 8:15 p.m. at the university's Student Center. Designed for current and future board members, executive directors, and staff of nonprofit organizations, this conference is part of UW-Parkside's Center for Community Partnerships' ongoing effort to develop a pool of informed people who can help to strengthen the nonprofit sector through more effective governance and leadership.
In addition to the keynote address, Betsy Myers will lead a breakout session on Women in Leadership, which is co-presented with the Racine Community Foundation's Phenomenal Women Series. The Conference features 10 other breakout workshops that address organizational governance and development. Workshop topics include fund development, and integrating strategy for sustainability and strategic alliances. The conference includes an expo of vendors whose products or services cater to nonprofit organizations.
A native of Racine, Wis., Betsy Myers is the director of Bentley University's Center for Women and Business. Currently, she is speaking and leading workshops around the world on the changing nature of leaderships and promoting her book "Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You" (2001). Myers has served as a senior adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign, chief operating officer and chair of Women for Obama, executive director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, senior official in the Clinton administration as President Clinton's senior adviser on women's issues and the first director of the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach. She has also served as associate deputy administrator for entrepreneurial development in the U.S. Small Business Administration and as an advocate for the 7.8 million women entrepreneurs in the country and sits on the Board of National Advisors for Springboard Enterprises, a national nonprofit organization that supports high growth women-led businesses.