In-Person Workshops

Attendees Will Choose 2 Workshops to Join on Conference Day at Mechanics Bank Arena

This year, we’ll have 10 in-person and 10 virtual workshops. Attendees will learn from industry professionals on leadership, career coaching, best practices for entrepreneurs, and more! If you’re joining us at Mechanics Bank Arena, you will have the option to join two workshops on Conference Day. There is a 9:00 a.m. session and a 10:00 a.m. session. If you’re joining us virtually, you will have access to 10 virtual workshops that you may join at any time.

All attendees, whether in person or virtual, will have access to the 10 virtual workshops for 6 months after the conference.

Terrance Minnoy | Miracle Minnoy Motivation | 9:00 a.m. Session

Contribution Leadership: 10 Unhidden Secrets of Impact Mastery. It Starts With You!

Most people strive to maximize their potential but maximizing their impact should be the ultimate goal! While both are important, personal impact has more of a direct relationship with the contribution a person makes in the world. This interactive workshop will explore ideas, thoughts, and tactics that helps leaders embrace “known secrets” of impact mastery. Participants leave with a game plan to expand their contribution, impact, development, and success.

Melissa Morse | California Resource Corporation | 9:00 a.m. Session

Contribution Kern County Women in STEM – Who We Are and Where We’re Going

Founding members of Kern County Women in STEM discuss our purpose of mentoring and supporting women and girls in STEM in Kern County, and our vision for growing the group to fill a community need. We discuss findings from the KEDF’s Women in STEM report highlighting the importance of STEM fields to Kern County and issues faced by women in STEM. We end with an interactive discussion featuring a survey and updates about our mentoring, networking, and career development events.

Darci Smith | Roklyn LLC | 9:00 a.m. Session

Navigating Your Career With Confidence

Whether you are up for a promotion, ready to find a new job, or ready to start your own company, It’s time to navigate your career with confidence. In this session, Darci will be breaking down the ins and outs of your career strategy to reach your long-term goals. What will be covered:

  • How to prepare for an interview
  • How to ask your boss for a raise
  • How to create a career strategy
  • What goes on a resume vs a cover letter
  • What hiring managers look for during the job application process
  • You will identify your why and understand how to identify your career objectives.
  • You will walk away with resume tips, interview do’s and don’ts, salary negotiation tactics, and overall confidence in your career.
  • This session will be interactive and have an open Q&A at the end.
Amy Travis | CASA of Kern County | 9:00 a.m. Session

Cultivating Resilience

Cultivate resilience by understanding how your own associated trauma can impact your ability to lead. Learn how trusting others and trusting yourself will empower you to move mountains. And never underestimate the importance of knowing your purpose. Amy Travis, Executive Director of CASA of Kern County will share her lived experience cultivating resilience while providing attendees proactive steps to overcoming challenges in organizations of all sizes.

Shanell Tyus M.S. | SKD Creative, Inc. | 9:00 a.m. Session

Value What You Offer: How to Live in your Strengths Daily

The VALUE placed on what you have to offer SHOULD BE a reflection of the blood, sweat, time, and knowledge you invest. As women, we sometimes fail to recognize our talents or worse, we undervalue them. In this session we’ll breakdown the investment formula needed to uncover your natural talents and the steps necessary to transform them into true STRENGTHS. Insights from Clifton Strengths, the importance of growth mindset, and valuing our talents uncovers WHO we are, not just WHAT we are.

Deanna Blaise, Leticia Velasquez, and Christina Springstead moderated by Norma Dunn | Valley Strong Credit Union | 10:00 a.m. Session

Embrace Your Entrepreneur Journey

Join this dynamic discussion facilitated by Norma Dunn, Director of the Kern Women’s Business Center. She will guide a conversation for Entrepreneurs looking to take their visions to action. You’ll hear the journey of Leticia Velasquez, Owner of Mix Salon & Touchup Bar, Christina Springstead, Owner of Springstead Solutions, and Deanna Blaise, SVP of Business Banking at Valley Strong Credit Union. Attendees will walk away with the critical steps to launch a business, manage profits, learn from failures, and who should be in your launch network.

Crystal Meyer | Coffee with Crystal | 10:00 a.m. Session

Value Becoming the Woman You Dreamed Of

As a little girl, I always dreamed of the woman I would be someday. I couldn’t wait until I was married, held a college degree, and have a six-figure salary. While attending college, I got married, found a great job and quickly learned that all of that was great, but that was only half of my dream. I forgot to take care of the woman inside of me, the woman who would endure some of life’s hardest seasons, needing to be strong enough to withstand the storms against me. Over the last few years, I’ve worked more towards taking care of the woman inside of me in order to become the woman I always dreamed of. I now desire to see other women set free from the demands of having a perfect life on the outside and equipping them to take care of the woman they are on the inside.

Shannon LaBare | Purveyor Branding Co. | 10:00 a.m. Session

Build A Brand Like Nobody’s Business

Every business deserves an inviting, compelling, and well-designed brand that is true to their business. In fact, a well-executed brand will keep your customers and employees around for longer because they know who you are and how you guide them to success. Through this workshop, we will cut through all of the noise so you can leave with a solid brand strategy plan — all the way from building to sustaining.

Hernani Alves | Balanced IQ Leadership | 10:00 a.m. Session

Women’s Champion Advantage: Win at Home and Work

How can two different women experience the exact same problem and have totally different outcomes? The world is feeling the adverse effects of stress, anxiety, especially after the recent pandemic. We read about the stressful headlines every day: job loss, uncertainty, death tolls. It’s not very motivating. More than ever, we need to refocus and maximize what is important in our life at that very moment. The leaders that maximize their controllables and reset their lives will get a head start to winning like a Champion.

Camille McKinney | Leveraged Leaders | 10:00 a.m. Session

Leading from the Inside Out: Leveraging Self-Awareness to Design Your Unique Leadership Brand

While breaking through the ‘glass ceiling’ and our self-imposed ‘drop ceiling’ may seem out of reach, there ARE steps we can take to move us closer to our personal and professional goals. Women leaders need to stop focusing on external factors over which they have little control and start examining their own internal barriers to success. We can start this process by designing and expressing your unique leadership brand, resulting in the CLARITY and CONFIDENCE to go after the professional life of your dreams!