The Junior League of Athens welcomed more than 80 attendees to the 2017 Women’s Leadership Institute, held Aug. 12 at Piedmont Athens Regional.
The event provided local women an opportunity to learn more about what drives philanthropic giving, the value of emotional and positive intelligence, and tips and tricks to speaking with confidence.
“Training effective women leaders is at the heart of our mission in the Junior League, and I’m very pleased with the support and attendance for the first community-wide Women’s Leadership Institute,” said Deanne Rosso, JLA president. “By harnessing our collective strengths, we can have a greater positive impact on the community. It is my hope that attendees left feeling empowered, supported and equipped with tools they can use to become stronger, more effective leaders.”
Speakers included Lydia Clements with the Hawai’i Community Foundation, who talked about social and emotional drivers of philanthropy; Rhonda Canerday with Professional Services of Georgia, who educated attendees about emotional intelligence; Nita Matthews-Morgan with Learn Your Brain,who spoke about self-compassion; and Sharen Phinney with the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, who talked about ways to deliver key messages with confidence.