12-12:30pm - Lunch Break
12:30-1:30pm - Panel: Leading With Intersectionality
• Angela Allen, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at COUNTRY Financial
• Hannah Mesouani, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Illinois Wesleyan University
• Archana Shekara, Associate Professor at Illinois State University
• Moderator: Liz German, CEO/President at YWCA of McLean County
Join a panel of local professionals as they share their expertise, experiences, and action-oriented insight as it relates to leading with intersectionality. This discussion will cover how to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in personal and professional settings. Key takeaways will include how to allow space for others to tell their own stories by practicing active listening, as well as how to communicate with people who hold different points of view.
1:45-2:45pm - Women & Money
Chelsea Williams - Chief Financial Architect, LP3 & Core Solutions Group, Inc.
Women often have a different relationship with money than men do. For centuries, women were conditioned to "stay out of it" and feel shame around making "too much" money. This has left us with residual mind blocks, which is why it's Chelsea Williams' mission to expose the history, shine a light on where we currently are, and help you to tap into your money-earning potential.
3-4pm - The One Year from Now Workshop
Hailey Thomas - Mindset Coach, Brainspace Optimized
When you think about your life and work one year from now, what do you see? And what's the plan for getting there? In this workshop, you will build a practical action plan that inspires you and equips you to bring your vision into reality. Hailey Thomas is a mindset coach that specializes in helping entrepreneurs craft a clear vision for their work and then achieve that vision by cleaning up their thinking—specifically their clarity, confidence, and decision-making. Whether you’re running a household, a board room, or a business, having a vision makes all the difference.