This year, Vision 2020 co-hosted three regional conferences across the country. These conferences provided a wonderful opportunity for Delegates, Allies, and supporters to meet their regional cohort, share in the successes of the past year, and learn the latest Vision 2020 news from the National Office.
Vision 2020 North Carolina Regional Conference: Women in Power: Getting There and Giving Back
September 19, 2013
Vision 2020 joined the Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange and the Southern Women’s Show for an engaging and transformative mini-conference where influential business women shared their paths to success and how they are reaching back, across race and culture to empower and mentor women leaders. Vision 2020 Leadership Circle members Connie Lindsey and Patricia Diaz Dennis shared their roadmaps to effective leadership, and former Vision 2020 Director of National Programs and Relationships Catherine Ormerod discussed how the goal of 50/50 by 2020 will be achieved.
Tennessee Economic Summit on Women and Vision 2020 Regional Conference
October 27-28, 2013
Vision 2020 combined forces with our Tennessee Delegates for a regional conference held in conjunction with the 10th Tennessee Economic Summit for Women last month in Nashville.Tennessee Delegates Yvonne Wood, board chair of the Tennessee Economic Council for Women (TECW), TECW board member Pat Pierce, TECW executive director Phyllis Qualls-Brooks and Chattanooga attorney Marcy Eason hosted the regional conference. The afternoon presentation focused on advancing women in senior leadership positions. Additional Vision 2020 Delegates in attendance were Dr. Barbara Baker and Evelyn Douglas of Alabama, Stephanie Stilson of FL, Jennet Robinson-Alterman of South Carolina,Pam Bucy of Montana, and Deedee Corradini of Utah, who is Past President of the International Women's Forum. Leadership Circle member Connie Lindsey, who is Board Chair of the Girl Scouts of the USA, was a keynote speaker. At the Summit, the TECW's groundbreaking report on violence against women was released.
Vision 2020 Northwest Regional Conference
The Vision 2020 Northwest Regional Conference on Nov. 14 was an exciting day of discussion and debate highlighted by appearances of several northwestern notables.
Former Governors Christine Gregoire (WA) and Barbara Roberts (OR) were joined on the program by many articulate women of power and influence including Cindy Parlow Cone, two-time Olympic Gold medalist and now head coach of the Portland Thorns of the National Women’s Soccer League.
The conference was led by Vision 2020 Oregon and Washington Delegates Gale Castillo, Cheryl Myers, Susan Astley, Samantha Smithingell and Barbara Ramirez Spencer.
Those in attendance were able to gather information about the power and influence of Title IX in athletics and education; strategies of support for women running for public and political office; and the power of mentorship and sponsorship to help women advance to leadership positions in the workplace.
Attendees were also able to engage in live-tweeting of conference activities by using the Vision 2020 hashtag #equalityinsight.