2014 Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts



Saturday, October 18th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


The 2014 Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts will explore current topics related to college women who are, or who are interested in being, leaders in art and design fields. 

Keynote Speaker
Patricia Wilson Aden, President and CEO, African American Museum in Philadelphia 

Panel Discussion:

Moderated by President Cecelia Fitzgibbon
Beth Feldman Brandt, Executive Director of the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation 
Laurie Magahey, Director of Development, the James Michener Museum
Magda Martinez, ‎Director of Programs and Community Engagement at Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial 
Rachel McCausland, Manager, Leadership & Legacy Giving at Opera Philadelphia

Breakout Sessions 
Cara Bradley “Mindful Communication for Effective Leadership”
Lindsay Deisher “The Truth About Collaboration”
Jill Glassman “Understanding others equals understanding yourself”
Janie Gross “How to Get There”
Lydia Knopp “Art Ignites Movement”
Sarah Kolker “Envisioning the Future”
Juliana Leventhal “Volunteerism: Where Givers Become Leaders”
Rose Luardo “ME WORLD: Nurturing the Artistic Voice”
Janice Merendino “A Field that Hasn’t Been Invented Yet” Designing 21st Century Careers in the Arts
Michelle Moffett Jones “Careers and Courage in your Goal Setting”
Davinica Nemtzow “The Continuous Conference”
Ellen Owens “Creative Collaboration: Piecing Together Community”
Lucy Smith “Risk-Taking: Overcoming Your Hidden Fear of Success”
Jen Thompson–Mrozek “Art Education: Inspiring the Next Generation of Artists”
Peggie Walsh “Team Building in a Business Environment”
Kia Weatherspoon “The Value of Your Story Evokes Risk”
Dr. Judith Weinstein, MD “Entrepreneurism and the Arts: Developing My Special Needs Arts & Crafts Program”
Lori Widelitz-Cavallucci “We're Not Worthy: Understanding and Escaping Impostor Syndrome”