Women in Leadership Symposium

Celebrating Women: Resilience through Adversity

“Shared Stories, Shared Connections!”

Saturday, 5 October 2024

WLS 2024 Purpose

The SNU Women in Leadership Symposium is for all who are interested in learning about leadership, developing their leadership attributes and competencies, and seeking opportunities to connect with other leaders.

The symposium’s format allows flexibility for connections and networking opportunities to ensure everyone has a meaningful experience as we grow together listening to and sharing knowledge to equip and inspire leaders with courage and confidence.

2024 SNU Women in Leadership Symposium

2024 Keynote Speakers Announced Soon!

Co-Hosts/Facilitators

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  • Katy Bradley

    Ms. Katy Bradley is serving as one of our co-hosts for SNU’s WLS 2023.

    Katy was born and raised in McKinney, Texas and graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 2007 with a degree in Business Finance and in 2010 with a Masters in Business Administration.

    After her 2007 graduation, Katy began serving as a Resident Director on SNU’s campus and has continued to grow in leadership roles in the Office of Student Life since that time, now serving as the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students.

    Katy is passionate about speaking life into others and helping them see their value and worth, empowering them to be all God has called them to be!  Katy married her college sweetheart, Brett Bradley, in 2007 and they have been blessed with 3 boys, Beau (11), Beck (8) and Brave (3).

  • Dr. Shari Rodgers

    Dr. Shari Rodgers is serving as one of our co-hosts for SNU’s WLS 2023.

    Shari has an extensive background in education.  In early September 2022, Shari officially began in her new role as Assistant Professor and Dissertation Director at SNU.

    She has served as an external evaluator for federal programs in several Oklahoma school districts since 2009.  Shari has earned numerous certificates including Superintendent, Principal, Special Education (Mild-Moderate), and Diabetes Management certificates.

    She also has a background in teaching high school English and has taught numerous SNU adult college program courses.  Shari earned her FSG degree, MAEL and MAASE graduate degrees, and now her doctorate at SNU.

  • Symposium Events Include

    • Morning and afternoon sessions with inspiring women leaders – attend what fits your schedule!
    • Catered Buffet Luncheon
    • Opportunities to Interact with Keynote Speakers and Table Facilitators

    The 2024 WLS event will be held in the Heritage Conference Room at Webster Commons on the SNU Bethany Campus.  The SNU campus is located at: 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, Oklahoma 73008

    If any questions, please email WLS@mail.snu.edu or call 405-717-6299

  • Schedule of Events

    SNU 2024 Women in Leadership Symposium Agenda

    Celebrating Women: Courageously Confident

    Morning Session

    Welcome

    9-10am Meet and Greet Reception for Keynote Speakers
    President’s Dining Room, Webster Commons

    Check-in, Refreshments, Networking for Guests and Sponsors
    Heritage Conference Room, Webster Commons

    Session 1: Heritage Conference Room, Webster Commons

    10am Symposium Welcome

    Announcements and Introductions: WLS 2024 Co-Hosts
    Dr. Shari Rodgers, Dissertation Director, Graduate School of Education and Leadership,
    Southern Nazarene University

    Ms. Katy Bradley, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students,
    Southern Nazarene University

    10:10am Keynote Speaker #1
    Dr. Tina Floyd, Owner of the OKC Sparks Softball Team

    10:40am Table Discussions
    Table discussions on Dr. Floyd’s presentation led by assigned Table Facilitators

    10:45am Break and Networking

    10:50am Keynote Speaker #2
    Dr. Delilah Joiner, Program Director of Family Studies & Gerontology, Southern Nazarene University

    11:20am Table Discussions
    Table discussions on Dr. Joiner’s presentation led by assigned Table Facilitators

    11:25am Panel Discussion: Co-Hosts and Session 1 Keynote Speakers
    Dr. Rodgers, Ms. Bradley, Dr. Floyd, and Dr. Joiner

    Networking Luncheon: Heritage Conference Room and Webster Foyer

    12pm Lunch Buffet for Speakers, Guests, and Sponsors

    Afternoon Session

    Session 2: Heritage Conference Room, Webster Commons

    1pm Announcements and Introductions: WLS 2024 Co-Hosts

    Dr. Shari Rodgers, Dissertation Director, Graduate School of Education and Leadership,
    Southern Nazarene University

    Ms. Katy Bradley, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students,
    Southern Nazarene University

    1:10pm Keynote Speaker #3 Address
    Invited Keynote Speaker is pending confirmation

    1:40pm Table Discussions
    Table discussions on Keynote Speaker #3’s presentation led by assigned Table Facilitators

    1:45pm Break and Networking

    1:50pm Keynote Speaker #4 Address
    Ms. Wyjuana Montgomery, Entrepreneur, Writer, and Motivational Speaker

    2:20pm Table Discussions
    Table discussions on Ms. Montgomery’s presentation led by assigned Table Facilitators

    2:25pm Panel Discussion: Co-Hosts and Session 2 Keynote Speakers
    Ms. Bradley, Dr. Rodgers, Keynote Speaker #3, and Ms. Montgomery

    Closing

    3pm Closing Remarks and Exit Survey
    WLS Planning Committee and WLS Co-Hosts

    Shared Stories! Shared Connections!

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  • Previous Keynote Speakers

    2023 Keynote Speakers:

    Sarah Shellenberger – Sarah Shellenberger is an Early Childhood teacher and an
    Equine Sports Massage Therapist. She has written articles and devotionals about grief, her journey to motherhood, and life after loss.

    Gayle MaxwellGayle Maxwell is the Director of Corporate Communications for the Oklahoma City Thunder where she is responsible for promoting the Thunder brand, executing media and public relations for off-court business and community engagement, driving consistent corporate messaging, and developing strategic communications. 

    Ranya Forgotson – Ranya is the Director of Social Enterprise at the Homeless Alliance, where she oversees employment programs for people transitioning out of homelessness in our community.  Ranya is passionate about social entrepreneurship and the creativity of finding solutions to social problems through business.

    Andrea GomezMs. Andrea Gomez is a licensed alcohol, drug, and mental health counselor in vibrant Oklahoma City. With her own company, AXG Services Inc., Andrea has made a significant impact in the counseling community. Andrea specializes in mental health and substance abuse evaluations and provides invaluable counseling services in her private practice. Her commitment to inclusivity is evident as she collaborates with immigration attorneys, ensuring underserved clients can access the care they deserve. 

    Donna MillerDonna Miller, MBA, SHRM-SCP, CEO and Co-founder of Purse Power and Senior Director at Xyant Technology, has had more than 30 years of hands-on experience as an entrepreneur and executive in Fortune 500 companies. She is an award-winning talent management consultant and a formally trained executive coach.

    Nikki NiceNikki Nice was elected Ward 7 Councilwoman in a November 6, 2018 runoff election becoming the tenth woman and second woman of color to serve at City Hall since the City incorporated in 1890. She was re-elected unopposed in February, 2021. Councilwoman Nice currently serves on the Judiciary Committee, Zoological Trust and Trails Advisory Board. 

     

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Event Sponsor Levels

  • Diamond Level Event Sponsor $1000 (Session Sponsors)

    • 2 Available Sponsorships! (1 for morning session and 1 for afternoon session)
    • Recognized as an official partner for our SNU WLS 2023 during the event
    • Logo advertised on our WLS website as our Official Partner for the SNU WLS 2023
    • Slide with organizational logo on rotating screen during event
    • Networking outreach table during luncheon
    • Provide 2-3 minute “elevator speech” at the opening of the session the organization is sponsoring
    • Recognition at our WLS Registration Check-in Table
  • Platinum Level Event Sponsor $750 (Luncheon Sponsors)

    • 4 Available Sponsorships!
    • Recognized at all symposium food/refreshment stations with organization logo placards
    • Logo advertised on our WLS website
    • Slide with organizational logo on rotating screen during event
    • Networking outreach table during luncheon
    • Provide 2-3 minute “elevator speech” during the symposium at designated breaks or transitions

     

  • Gold Level Event Sponsor $500 (Networking Sponsors – Tier 1)

    • Networking outreach table during luncheon
    • Recognition on our event website with logo
    • Slide with Organization Logo on rotation screen during event
    • Provide 2-3 minute “elevator speech” during the luncheon period

     

     

  • Silver Level Event Sponsor $250 (Networking Sponsors – Tier 2)

    • Networking outreach table during luncheon
    • Recognition on our event website with organization’s name
    • Slide with Organization Logo on rotation screen during event

     

     

  • Bronze Level Event Sponsor $100 (Supporting Sponsors)

    • Recognition on our event website with organization’s name
    • Slide with Organization Logo on rotation screen during event

     

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