I will I can and I do #Influence

I will I can and I do #Influence

Yesterday Illinois Women in Leadership hosted its annual Women’s Symposium at the Wyndham Springfield City Center with around 300 attendees. 
The keynote speaker, Stacey Hanke author of Influenced Redefined, kicked off the event with her presentation on influence, which was also the theme for the day. 

Breakout sessions, included: 
Carl Weitzel of Lee O’Keefe Insurance Agency – Leadership is about team building or is team building about leadership? 
Rasha Said of Sensible Innovations – Technological influences
Monique Davis – Influencing the masses: mastering the art of public speaking
Sarah Petty – Keys to being worth every penny and still create the life you love  
Steve Thomas – Losing your influence? Go from ‘stuck’ to ‘on it’. 
Desiree Logsdon of Bunn – The power of the choice
Charlyn Fargo Ware – Be a good influence by clean eating
Anna Sohm – Planning your great escape: retirement! 
Professor Karen Dean – Influencing how you want to be defined
Juliet Slack – The pause that refreshed: mindfulness practices for busy women
Jamie Stout of Lincoln Land Community College – Real girl. Real Results. 
Diane Newell of Bunn – Let’s talk about death – it won’t kill you
Dr. Wendi Wills El-Amin – The science of stress and resiliency in women
Mary Furrie – How to be antifragile 

Organized by a team of volunteers the 5th annual IWIL Women’s Symposium concluded with a second address by the keynote speaker and a drinks reception.

Check out some of the photos from the day!