Women’s Leadership Conference: 2013-2014


Building Bridges of Understanding Series 2013-2014 Presents:

The Roots of Women’s Leadership: Faith Traditions, Leadership and Social Justice

A series of multi-generational conversations on women’s leadership, faith traditions and social justice, sharing the knowledge and wisdom women bring to identifying and addressing societal issues, individually and collectively.  A portion of the proceeds from registration will go to Amnesty International, in support of their work on behalf of women around the world.

February 8, 2014: Women’s Leadership and Global Awareness (click for details)

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In this session, you will engage with women at the forefront of creative approaches to providing education, family services, environmental stewardship, and effective self-care practices for people of all ages across the globe.  This program provides opportunities to:

  • Explore the relationship between creative expression and community service
  • Learn valuable practices for living and working with integrity and heart
  • Network with a broad spectrum of women of diverse backgrounds and interests

Presenters:

  • Lois Moore, EdD, V.P., Bill & Melinda Gates Fd. Millennium Scholars Alumni Adv. Council
  • Deborah Santana, Founder, Do a Little
  • Ethel Seiderman, Parent Services Project
  • Sister Elizabeth Padilla, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization

Location: Creekside Room, Dominican University

* All Sessions include presentation, discussion and music

 Previous Sessions:

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September 28, 2013: Navigating the Language of Power (click for details)

In this session, you will engage with women who have blazed a trail for other women, and who bring fresh insights and energy as agents of change empowering female voices.  This program provides opportunities to:

  • Explore the relationship between language, voice and power
  • Learn valuable tools for enhancing self-confidence
  • Network with a broad spectrum of women of diverse backgrounds and interests

Presenters:

  • Sister Carla Kovak, Instructor & Asso. Director Campus Ministry, Dominican University
  • Mairi Pileggi, Ph.D., Director, Women & Gender Studies Program, Dominican University
  • Rayona Sharpnack, Founder, Institute for Women’s Leadership
  • Laura Stivers, Ph.D., Prof & Chair, Graduate Humanities Program, Dominican University

 

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November 2, 2013: Self Awareness and Leadership (click for details)

In this session, you will engage with women of many traditions, whose faith and spiritual practice guides and sustains them in coming to greater self-knowledge, and in working with communities.  This program provides opportunities to:

  • Explore the relationship between personal practice and community engagement
  • Learn valuable practices for sustaining energy and cultivating compassion
  • Network with a broad spectrum of women of diverse backgrounds and interests

Presenters:

  • Rev. Jan Heglund, Chaplain for the San Rafael Police Department
  • Bonnie Rose Hough, CA. Adm. Office, Court’s (AOC) Ctr. for Families, Children & Courts
  • Joanne Mied Sensei, Buddhist Temple of Marin
  • Rita Semel, interfaith pioneer and Jewish activist

Building Bridges of Understanding Series (now in its 12th year), is a cooperative and educational program of the International Association of Sufism and Dominican University of California, Humanities Department, sponsored by Marin’s faith traditions and partially funded by the Marin Community Foundation.  Members of the Program Committee are representatives from Marin’s faith traditions, and have been collaborating to bring the Building Bridges of Understanding series to Northern California communities for over a decade.

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