2013 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference: A Student’s Perspective

By Jana Roberts Student, Creighton University College of Business 2013 I have been given the unique privilege of attending the ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference twice as an undergraduate student. My takeaways from these experiences have been moving, yet vastly different. Last year, as a junior, the day left me feeling motivated about my future – determined to have a lifelong career that I found both important and fulfilling. Today, as a senior, I am strangely more focused on the month of school I have remaining.
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ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference: A Review From Three Perspectives

By Bob Cronin ICAN Board Member SVP, IT and Infrastructure, ACI Worldwide You had me at “Hello”… Or maybe more accurately, you had me at: “This girl is on fire!” What an exceptional event the 2013 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference turned out to be. The opening song, sung by the extremely talented Brownell-Talbot student Grace Bydalek, set the tone. And from there, each and every presenter added to the deeply emotional, totally real connection we have to the world and helped open our view to the world we could be.
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Igniting Your Passions

By Dr. Geil Browning ICAN Co-Founder and Founder and CEO, Emergenetics International As I look at the ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference, with over 2,500 attendees coming from all parts of the world and every kind of organization imaginable, I am struck by how accurately and perfectly this year’s theme fits with my own perspective on leadership and the role that women play in our business and our society.
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I understand passion. I understand movement, activism and progression. I understand a commitment to equality, humanity and education.

By Azure Antoinette 2013 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Panelist and Commissioned Spoken Word Poet ICAN understands those same things; coupled with a philosophy of empowerment and engagement. The combination of this commitment to humanity, and, what I consider a strong and principled corporate responsibility to the global community, is what makes us kindred spirits. That is, if you can be kindredly-connected to a corporate entity.
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Rejuvenating Your Inner Leader

            By Dawn Gelderloos MS, CPCC, PCC and Kathy Quinn MFA, PCC, NLP 2013 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Speakers Renewing energy has become a vital leadership practice for igniting peak performance. Why? Today’s leaders are moving at a pace faster than ever before and charting more unknown territory every day. In an expanding world, complex challenges demand more of our time, resources and energy.  As leaders we are paid to think, yet it can be challenging to remain energized and resilient as we navigate new challenges, uncertainty and the pressures of our day-to-day lives.
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