Southwest Women's Leadership Institute 2017 Speakers

DR. DIANA NATALICIO

Dr. Natalicio has served as President of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) for almost 30 years.   During her long and distinguished career her sustained commitment to provide all residents of the Paso del Norte region access to outstanding higher education opportunities has helped make UTEP a national success story. In 2017, Dr. Natalicio was named one of Fortune magazine’s Top 50 World Leaders. She was honored with the Hispanic Heritage Award in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and she was included on the 2016 TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world.

 

Keynote:  Up Close & Personal – What makes a great leader!

The most amazing leaders on the planet are those who dare to be their real selves, constructively and powerfully.  Brave Leadership.

With over 25 years’ experience Kimberly Davis is an expert on authentic leadership sharing her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility, and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide with clients such as GE, Merek, Pepsico, The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Southwest Airlines, United Technologies to name a few.  Kimberly currently teaches at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship program empowering female leaders.  Her TEDx Talk inspired her new book, Brave Leadership.

 

Keynote:  Brave Leadership – Unleash your most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self

 

The most amazing leaders are those who dare to be their true selves, powerfully.  People want to give them their best.  Wherever you are in your leadership journey – new, seasoned, young, or old this presentation is for you!

 

It will help you:

  • Prepare for high-stakes meetings and conversations
  • Connect powerfully
  • Get the results you need
  • Uncover your barriers to being brave
  • Escape overwhelm and frustration and learn to manage stress and anxiety
  • Feel more confident, courageous, satisfied and purposeful

Women know things men don’t, and we want things men don’t. The world needs more of the kind of power women crave - the power to help, to nurture and to connect.  Nothing is more powerful than a woman who trusts her own judgment.

Annette Simmons is a keynote speaker, expert storyteller, and president of Group Process Consulting, whose clients include NASA, the IRS, and Microsoft to name a few.  She is a vibrant keynote speaker, consultant and author of four books: The Story Factor – which has been named as one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins , A Safe Place for Dangerous Truth, and Territorial Games: Understanding and Ending Turf Wars at Work. Her books have been published in over 10 languages.

 

Annette is an entertaining and inspirational speaker who has been featured on CNBC’s Power Lunch, NPR’s Market Watch, talk radio programs, and quoted in Fortune, Working Woman, Harvard Business Review, The Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and dozens of other respected publications.

 

Keynote:  Women & Power – Drinking from a Different Well

To create the change we want to see in our world we must understand that women experience power differently than men.  What makes a woman feel powerful is different from a man.  Women's emotional and sensory antennae, our preferences, desires, and fears produce a uniquely feminine experience of power. To be an effective leader requires us to understand power – what it is, why we need it, how to get it and how to use it. We now know that women in the decision making group increases performance and return on investment.  It's time to validate what women see/feel that men don't.  It's power from a different well.  In this truly impactful presentation you’ll discover the internal conflicts that can keep you from claiming the power you deserve!

 

What you'll learn:

  • How to identify the ten power games which exclude women and how to stop it
  • To understand the unique female perspective of power
  • How to keep your balance in spite of power games
  • How to build faith in the uniquely female wisdom
  • The specific patterns of male leadership and how women's contributions are vital

I envision a world where women stand in their unique brilliance as a platform to implement creative and sustainable ways of delivering value, compassion, and harmony in their personal and professional lives.  My work invites women to transform and express themselves consciously as they expand their business impact and results.   I believe that my job is to support individuals to find their authentic voices, heal non-supportive habits, claim their freedom and create the life of their dreams.

Cynthia James has been described as “a force of nature”.  She is a transformational specialist and one of today’s brightest inspirational leaders.  She is the author of 4 books, of which her latest is an Amazon Best Seller –I Choose Me: The Art of Being a Phenomenally Successful Woman at Home and at Work.  She has facilitated hundreds of workshops, seminars and keynotes around the world.   Cynthia co-hosted a radio talk show and television talk show and continues to be a much sought after media guest and contributing blogger.  Thousands follow her monthly newsletters, blogs and videos.

 

Keynote:   I Choose Me:  The Art of Being a Phenomenally Successful Woman at Home and at Work

 

This keynote is for any woman wanting to live a bigger life.  It is for you if you are feeling a call to bring your voice to the world, your community, your relationships or your career.  It is for women who are looking for more balance and fulfillment in every area of their life.  In this powerful presentation Cynthia James will provide practical tools, heartwarming stories and powerful self-care techniques.

 

You will learn how to:

  • Create a more extraordinary life
  • Gain clarity regarding what you want to accomplish and what it will take
  • Cultivate extraordinary self-care
  • Establish health in relationships
  • Identify and clear any obstacles that are in the way of your clarity and achievement
  • Activate your Greatness and Destiny
  • Walk out owning your most powerful, brilliant self

Aliana Apodaca is a sought after speaker and leadership coach worldwide.   She is known as an authority on change management, energizing employees, increasing teamwork, and developing effective leaders. Some of her clients include Deloitte Consulting, Marriott Hotels, Dept of Labor, Dept of Housing, Raytheon to name a few.   Born in El Paso, Texas, Aliana grew up in the Barrio de Ysleta.  From these humble beginnings, Aliana overcame an abusive childhood and evolved from being a single mother on welfare to becoming a much sought after inspirational speaker.  Aliana is a gifted speaker who connects with her audiences through humor and real life stories filled with inspiration and practical tips.   Her powerful teachings have moved audiences to profoundly change their lives and to take the action steps necessary for success!

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Dr. Natalicio has served as President of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) for almost 30 years.   During her long and distinguished career her sustained commitment to provide all residents of the Paso del Norte region access to outstanding higher education opportunities has helped make UTEP a national success story. In 2017, Dr. Natalicio was named one of Fortune magazine’s Top 50 World Leaders. She was honored with the Hispanic Heritage Award in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and she was included on the 2016 TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world.

 

Keynote:  Up Close & Personal – What makes a great leader!

With over 25 years’ experience Kimberly Davis is an expert on authentic leadership sharing her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility, and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide with clients such as GE, Merek, Pepsico, The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Southwest Airlines, United Technologies to name a few.  Kimberly currently teaches at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship program empowering female leaders.  Her TEDx Talk inspired her new book, Brave Leadership.

 

Keynote:  Brave Leadership – Unleash your most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self

 

The most amazing leaders are those who dare to be their true selves, powerfully.  People want to give them their best.  Wherever you are in your leadership journey – new, seasoned, young, or old this presentation is for you!

 

It will help you:

  • Prepare for high-stakes meetings and conversations
  • Connect powerfully
  • Get the results you need
  • Uncover your barriers to being brave
  • Escape overwhelm and frustration and learn to manage stress and anxiety
  • Feel more confident, courageous, satisfied and purposeful

Annette Simmons is a keynote speaker, expert storyteller, and president of Group Process Consulting, whose clients include NASA, the IRS, and Microsoft to name a few.  She is a vibrant keynote speaker, consultant and author of four books: The Story Factor – which has been named as one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins , A Safe Place for Dangerous Truth, and Territorial Games: Understanding and Ending Turf Wars at Work. Her books have been published in over 10 languages.

 

Annette is an entertaining and inspirational speaker who has been featured on CNBC’s Power Lunch, NPR’s Market Watch, talk radio programs, and quoted in Fortune, Working Woman, Harvard Business Review, The Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and dozens of other respected publications.

 

Keynote:  Women & Power – Drinking from a Different Well

To create the change we want to see in our world we must understand that women experience power differently than men.  What makes a woman feel powerful is different from a man.  Women's emotional and sensory antennae, our preferences, desires, and fears produce a uniquely feminine experience of power. To be an effective leader requires us to understand power – what it is, why we need it, how to get it and how to use it. We now know that women in the decision making group increases performance and return on investment.  It's time to validate what women see/feel that men don't.  It's power from a different well.  In this truly impactful presentation you’ll discover the internal conflicts that can keep you from claiming the power you deserve!

 

What you'll learn:

  • How to identify the ten power games which exclude women and how to stop it
  • To understand the unique female perspective of power
  • How to keep your balance in spite of power games
  • How to build faith in the uniquely female wisdom
  • The specific patterns of male leadership and how women's contributions are vital

Cynthia James has been described as “a force of nature”.  She is a transformational specialist and one of today’s brightest inspirational leaders.  She is the author of 4 books, of which her latest is an Amazon Best Seller –I Choose Me: The Art of Being a Phenomenally Successful Woman at Home and at Work.  She has facilitated hundreds of workshops, seminars and keynotes around the world.   Cynthia co-hosted a radio talk show and television talk show and continues to be a much sought after media guest and contributing blogger.  Thousands follow her monthly newsletters, blogs and videos.

 

Keynote:   I Choose Me:  The Art of Being a Phenomenally Successful Woman at Home and at Work

 

This keynote is for any woman wanting to live a bigger life.  It is for you if you are feeling a call to bring your voice to the world, your community, your relationships or your career.  It is for women who are looking for more balance and fulfillment in every area of their life.  In this powerful presentation Cynthia James will provide practical tools, heartwarming stories and powerful self-care techniques.

 

You will learn how to:

  • Create a more extraordinary life
  • Gain clarity regarding what you want to accomplish and what it will take
  • Cultivate extraordinary self-care
  • Establish health in relationships
  • Identify and clear any obstacles that are in the way of your clarity and achievement
  • Activate your Greatness and Destiny
  • Walk out owning your most powerful, brilliant self

Aliana Apodaca is a sought after speaker and leadership coach worldwide.   She is known as an authority on change management, energizing employees, increasing teamwork, and developing effective leaders. Some of her clients include Deloitte Consulting, Marriott Hotels, Dept of Labor, Dept of Housing, Raytheon to name a few.   Born in El Paso, Texas, Aliana grew up in the Barrio de Ysleta.  From these humble beginnings, Aliana overcame an abusive childhood and evolved from being a single mother on welfare to becoming a much sought after inspirational speaker.  Aliana is a gifted speaker who connects with her audiences through humor and real life stories filled with inspiration and practical tips.   Her powerful teachings have moved audiences to profoundly change their lives and to take the action steps necessary for success!