The Leadership Investment is proud to present the

2015 Women's Success Forum

Friday, October 23, 2015 | Colorado Convention Center | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This year our dynamic line-up of nationally known speakers will awaken and inspire the desire to create sustainable cultures where employees are engaged, collaborative, and fulfilled. Focus will be on how to create high performance teams, optimize organizational performance, and contribute to and support our communities. A key to this success is to bring the full scope of human potential to the table through gender-balanced leadership. Together, we all succeed.

Keynote Speakers

Breakout Speakers
Sponsorship Opportunities

For Tables and Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Christine Daspro: 303-242-5866


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Women's Success Forum 

Friday, October 23 |
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Colorado Convention Center

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The Women’s Success Forum is not your typical professional development event. If you’re imagining 9 hours of mind-numbing presentations…think again! This event provides countless opportunities to engage in thought-provoking content and stimulating discussion. After the Success Forum, you’ll head back to the office energized by just the right balance of education, fun, food and friendship. Challenge yourself to explore different perspectives, forge new relationships and break out of your usual routine!


Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Thought Leadership: Inspiring Change
Newsom wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 award-winning documentary Miss Representation. As a result of Miss Representation’s powerful impact, Newsom launched The Representation Project, a non-profit organization established to awaken people’s consciousness, inspire individual and community action and ultimately, transform culture. When she’s not running The Representation Project and making documentaries, Newsom serves as a Global Advisory Board member of the Dove Self Esteem Project, a co-chair of We Day California, and a commissioner on the Girl Scouts’ Healthy MEdia Commission.

Our morning keynote, Thought Leadership: Inspiring Change, will address the current climate of American media, gender stereotypes, and their harmful effects on our lives and on corporate cultures. Presented by CEO, filmmaker and advocate Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the presentation will explore the advantages of greater equality in the workplace and highlight how it can benefit individuals, organizations and the economy as a whole.


Chad Pregracke

Living Lands & Waters
Dreaming Big: Action. Leading. Collaborating.

His inspirational message on dreaming big, taking action, persevering and collaborating with others applies to people from all walks of life.

The Success Forum is pleased to present Chad Pregracke as its afternoon keynote speaker. As founder and president of Living Lands & Waters, a nonprofit river cleanup organization, Chad is an author and professional speaker, as well as CNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year.

As a young man simply wanting a cleaner waterway, Chad became a champion for the Mississippi River. Twenty-two years later, Chad and his Living Lands & Waters crew have organized and led over 800 cleanups on 23 rivers in 20 states and removed an estimated eight million pounds of garbage.

Chad was recognized by President George W. Bush as a national “Point of Light” and received a standing ovation at the Kennedy Center from all four living former U.S. Presidents.You will learn from Chad, how one person can make a difference, no matter how big or small the goal is.


Beate Chelette
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author
The Women's Code: A New Leadership Balance
Would you like to learn more about innovation and successful positioning for both organizations and individuals? Then you won’t want to miss author, entrepreneur and career coach Beate Chelette, one of our acclaimed break-out speakers. As the author of Happy Women Happy World and founder of The Women’s Code, she’s passionate about sharing her entrepreneurial experiences and business-building secrets so others can achieve their goals.

Since selling her creative company in 2006 to Bill Gates for millions of dollars, Beate Chelette has been pursuing her mission to build a global community of women who collaborate and support each other.

 Martin Lowery
Consultant, Executive Coach, International Speaker
Authority, Power & Embracing Your Full Potential
This thought-provoking workshop will explore the characteristics of high-performing teams and how authority and power fit within your organization’s culture. The session will offer presented content, self-reflection and group discussion, and leave you with critical insight for future success.  

Martin Lowery has over three decades of international business experience. Previously in top roles at Hilton Worldwide, the Apollo Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment, Martin has worked with executive teams of 10 people to audiences of 2,000. He’s travelled to more than 30 countries worldwide to share his extensive expertise in optimizing executive and organizational performance.


 Susan Skog
Author, Journalist, Consultant
Easing workplace conflicts and deepening connections for success
Susan’s session will provide powerful tools that anyone can use to address disagreements and turn stressful situations into positive connections. Trained as a journalist, her presentation is based on interviews with business leaders, attorneys, nonprofit leaders, executive coaches, bestselling authors and many others.

Susan’s latest book, The Give-Back Solution: Create a Better World with Your Time, Talents and Travel, showcases groundbreaking ways to make a difference in society. Her works have been featured in top publications like Newsday and Woman’s Day, and she’s been a guest on the O’Reilly Factor and NPR. She’s also written for Science, AARP, Discover, Family Circle, 5280 and many other publications. A dedicated philanthropist, Susan has created numerous media and donor relations successes for leading nonprofits to help secure safe water, girls’ education, women’s rights, job opportunities and other needs in the developing world.

Ed Tate
Trainer, Author, International Keynote Speaker

How to Get YES to Your Request!
Forty percent of employee’s time at work is engaged in persuading, convincing and influencing!
In a recent workplace study, What Do You Do at Work?, by Qualtrics, people are devoting twenty-four minutes of every hour to influencing others. People consider this aspect of their work critical to their professional success.

Participants will learn to persuade others to get a YES to their every request and discover the benefits of using their influence first and their real authority last.


Arrive early on the day of the Forum to check out the items at the Auction it Forward Silent Auction. Shop for the holidays, pamper yourself, find sports and entertainment packages, and so much more!

Here is a Sampling of Some of the Great Silent Auction Items:
- Private in-home Chef's dinner for party of 6
- Tickets to a variety of venues, such as to the Colorado Symphony, Denver Nuggets, Arvada Center, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, Pirates Cove, Jungle Quest, and so many more.

- Pamper yourself with a incredible spa experience at Tall Grass in Evergreen. A $400 value!

Read More about the Silent Auction items>>


You can also participate in Donate to Win! With each suggested donation of $25 you make, you improve your chances to win a Divine Dine Around Package. You can enter your chance in one of three Dine Around packages based on geographical areas. Each package will be valued at $400 or more! You can Donate to Win now and save time at the Forum, or Donate to Win at the Forum.

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And remember, all proceeds support the programs and initiatives of The Leadership Investment, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


By purchasing a table your organization will:

  • Raise the bar for success by providing your teams with a rewarding and inspiring day
  • Expose your teams to topics that will create positive conversations and advocacy for change
  • Hear from nationally known speakers on topics such as gender-balance, accountability, leading, collaborating, change management and more.

Why would you not want your team to be part of an amazing day of inspiration?
Learn how you can get greater value from the Forum by becoming a Sponsor.

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 Who’s Who at the Forum
Individuals and groups from scores of companies will be attending the Success Forum. Many will be from our sponsor companies, whom we wish to thank for their leadership and support.





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