October 21, 2022

8:30 am – 2:00 pm

$30.00 for general public

$15.00 for students





We invite you to explore the positive impacts women have on their homes, communities and workplaces. Engage in the stories of a variety of women leaders and craft your own pathway to enhanced leadership opportunity. The program is in four sections with lunch included between sessions three and four. We hope you will come join us!

Registration is open to all who are interested and we thank our generous sponsor Three Corners Women’s Giving Circle for making it possible for us to invite college students to attend as well.

The event will kick off with a welcome from Pat Jones, Sheryl Allen, and Nina Barnes. 


Days Till the Event!








Session One: 9:00 am - 9:50 am

  Speakers Include: Pat Jones, Founder WLI / Nancy Hauck, Associate Provost UTU/ Mindy Benson, President SUU


The Energy of Women Leaders: Potential, Barriers, and Momentum

These three women leaders will explore why women are needed as leaders, the impact that women leaders have and some of the potential barriers women might encounter. With decades of combined leadership, these women will share real-life experiences and research to showcase why increased women’s leadership is urgently needed in our communities.

Session Two: 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Panelists include: Donia Jessop, Hildale City Mayor / Shirlayne Quayle, Womens’ Influence Network

Terri Hartley, Cedar City Council

Marissa Thayn, Previous Candidate for Washington City Council / Christa Hinton, Santa Clara City Council 

Dannielle Larkin, St. George City Council 

Leading Ladies: Our Need for Women in Civic Leadership

More and more women are becoming civically engaged in political office, in advocacy work and in helping on campaigns. In this session, come hear from women who have been elected. Learn their view of leadership and find how you can best become involved in your communities and state. 

Session Three: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Nicole Tanner, Founder of Swig/ Michelle Hansen Malie, Founder of The Cookie Kitchen Bakery / Allyson Luekenga, PTA / Brittany Macdonald, PTA / Tiffany Wilson, CEO of Designer Marketplace / Kristy Pike, Director at Washington County Children’s Justice Center /
Nancy Hauck, Associate Provost UTU / Tasha Toy, Assistant Vice President for Campus Diversity and Senior Equity and Inclusion OfficerUtah Tech University/ Kristin Williams/ Stacee McIff, Interm President Snow College

Explore Leadership: Five minute Takeaways

Leadership comes in many forms. Whether that is the local PTA President or CEO of a thriving company, these women will share their experiences. Each of these women will present to you, in five minutes, what leadership looks like in their lives. 

Lunch: 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Facilitated Table Discussions and Networking

Enjoy a buffet lunch while networking with those at your table. Each table will have a discussion facilitator who will lead your table as you explore multiple topics regarding female leadership. Connect, engage and learn more about the day’s themes.

Session Four: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mayor Barbara Bruno, St. George Mayor/ Mayor Jean Krause, Virgin City Mayor / Colette Cox, GO Utah Rural Outreach Manager, Center for Rural Development / Kellie Oliver, Nurse / Launa Williams, Vice Principal at Water Canyon High School
Tiffany Mitchell, St. George Police Officer
Carol Hollowell, Executive Director at Switchpoint Community Resource Center


First Responders: Leaders on the Front Line

Through the last several years of a global pandemic, these women have been adapting and leading in their front line positions. Come learn how they see leadership and how that impacts the work they are currently undertaking.