2019 Women's Leadership Conference

2019 Women's Leadership Conference (WLC19)

Friday, May 3, 2019 / Washington, DC


Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #WLC19

CPE: 7.5 credits

Total Price: $299.00

The Women’s Leadership Section of the GWSCPA is a large and diverse group of members coming together with common goals: to advance the standing of all women in the profession, to empower each other to be our professional best, to motivate each other in our leadership goals, and to support each other through personal and professional transformations. This community continues to grow and help today’s women leaders, and future leaders, to thrive. 2019 is the TIME to Thrive!
T.I.M.E. to Thrive: Transformation, Inclusion, Motivation and Empowerment
We hope you will join us this year for an exciting program, and that you will bring the other women in your office with you as well. This is going to be a powerful day that you won’t soon forget!

Groups of 3 or more, take 10% off (promo code GROUP3)
Groups of 5 or more, take 20% off (promo code GROUP5)

Friday, May 3, 2019
General Sessions

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Winning at Life: The Art and Science of Health Striving

Alexis Robin
COO / PLink Leadership
Frederick, MD

Session Break

(Image makeover and reveal)

Valerie Rippetoe

Lunch and Networking

Lunch Honoree

#MeToo Movement

Sherron T. McClain
Of Counsel / Fisher & Phillips LLP
Bethesda, MD

Session Break

Generational Differences

Shara Roman

Session Break

Managing Up, Down, & Across: Working Successfully with Any Type of Boss

Mary Abbajay
President & CEO / Careerstone Group LLC
Washington, DC

Whether we like it or not, our bosses, colleagues, and clients have enormous influence over our ability to succeed, thrive, and advance in our organizations, in our careers and in our own leadership journey. Establishing strong, productive working relationships with those above us, next to us, and below us in critical to achieving success in any organization. Whether you are working with managers, colleagues, leaders, staff, stakeholders, or clients–managing up, down, and across is a skill that we all need. 

This lively, interactive presentation provides proven strategies and techniques to increase cooperation and collaboration between those who have different power levels, perspectives, needs, wants, and personalities. Learning to effectively manage your relationships up and across–is good for you, good for your boss, good for your peers, and good for your organization. Topics and takeaways include:

• Recognize different workplace styles and explore adaptive strategies for communicating and collaborating with each style
• Develop strategies for working effectively with supervisors and peers
• Understand and manage the personality differences that impact workplace relationships
• Increase ability to influence people in positional power
• Develop strategies for working effectively with difficult personality types
• Take ownership for one's own professional success

Closing Remarks

Conference Site

FHI 360
1825 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC 20009

Standard Registration

$299 GWSCPA Members, $399 Non-Members


Cancellation by registrant / refund policy

If you are unable to attend a seminar or conference, please notify us as soon as possible.

The GWSCPA cancellation and refund schedule for offsite events is as follows:
100% refund minus $150 processing fee within 4 weeks (20 business days) of the event
75% refund within 3 weeks (15 business days) of the event
50% refund within 2 weeks (10 business days) of the event
No refund to be issued if cancellation is 9 business days, or less, of the event date
*Substitutes will be accepted, in writing to GWSCPA, up to 2 business days prior to the event date (see below for details).
* Non-member substitutes will be charged the fee difference if they are substituting for a member-discounted registration.

Refunds in the same form of tender as the original purchase minus the processing fee. Payments made by check will be refunded via check within 30 days of cancellation.

*Cancellations and/or substitutions must be submitted in writing and sent to Kari Bedell at:

For more information on how to become a sponsor for this event, please contact Ashley Fearn: 202-347-5520 or afearn@gwscpa.org