Sustaining a Dream Come True

By Rachel Jacobson 2013 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Panelist I am so lucky to be doing what I’m doing. I’m the Executive Director of a two-screen nonprofit cinema, Film Streams Ruth Sokolof Theater, in my hometown of Omaha and it’s quite literally my dream job. I had the idea to open such a theater when I was a senior in college and at the time I imagined that it would be all about choosing good films to show. Well… there’s so much more to running a nonprofit art house – from board development to fundraising to event planning. I spend
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Men and Women: Leveraging Our Differences

By Caroline Turner 2013 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Speaker More and more, studies demonstrate the connection between gender diversity in the upper ranks of business – and higher returns. What is it about having both men and women in leadership that helps the bottom line? Do men and women lead differently? Is the combination a good thing?
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Using Personal Stories to Ignite Your Business

By Judy Carter 2013 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Mainstage and Breakout Speaker Do you have a secret stash of dinner party stories, or stories you tell friends in a bar, or to entertain a date? I’m talking about those stories that you know inside and out; the really good ones that people beg you to tell over and over. And, after you pretend to NOT want to — you turn a tale loose and leave people laughing, crying or sitting in amazement.
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