Thank you to all who helped make this year’s virtual Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada program a success!

It might have looked a little different but this year’s Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada Awards program still celebrated, motivated and inspired. The virtual event, held on October 28th, brought the community together to recognize the contributions of the 40 Influential Women finalists and unveil the Top 10 Most Influential Women of 2020. The program featured an inspirational and educational keynote address delivered by the incredible Dr. Erin Oksol, the unveiling of our Top 10 Most Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada AND lots of opportunities for attendees to engage with other women in the community.

We’re not only about celebrating the amazing women in this community, we’re also about helping them grow. New this year, we are offering opportunities for additional in-depth professional development through a series of professional and leadership workshops. These are available live (virtually) and on-demand for use long into the future. Stay tuned for our December workshop!

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DECEMBER 16, 2020 | 9:30 am-noon PT | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

“Thriving in 2021: Lessons from Influential Leaders”

What can we learn from a year filled with challenge? How can we use these lessons to make 2021 even better?
2020 was a year like no other. While the year may be remembered as one of uncertainty, fear, and divisiveness, these should not be what define us or our communities. Join six of the women who were honored at the recent Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada Awards as they share their lessons from 2020 and explore how to turn these learnings into positive actions for the new year.

This workshop will feature:

  • 12 key lessons from 2020, presented by a variety of community leaders
  • Inspiration and insight on how you can apply these lessons to your own life in 2021
  • Three networking sessions to help create lasting connections with other community leaders. (Feedback from the October awards event showed that online networking is very valuable!)

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“Leveraging Our Stories to Build Our Strength” with Tiffany Banks

We all have a past, with stories that have shaped who we are. Have you ever taken the time to identify the highs and lows of your journey and how it has impacted you and others? As a result of this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Map and honor your past
  • Identify times of shame as well as resiliency
  • Purge the imposter syndrome
  • Use your story to impact others

As an attorney, facilitator and mentor, Tiffany is passionate about cultivating leaders by identifying their unique gifts and empowering them to share their stories in a way that impacts others.

Tiffany’s experiences as a beer school graduate, NASCAR pit spokesperson, PGA tour liaison, production assistant on a major TV show and a secret service staffer who helped guard President Bush, Sr., have served her well in identifying that everyone has a story; it is how you use it to make an impact for others that really matters.

Tiffany has served in various leadership roles, and volunteers at a number of non-profits across Nevada. In 2019, she was a recipient of the Reno/Tahoe Young Professional 20 under 40 Award and The Sierra Nevada Most Powerful Women Awards (now Influential Women of Sierra Nevada.) She is a proud wife to Garrett, a third generation building contractor, and mom to two toddlers, Beckett and Brooklyn.

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High Sierra AHEC


“BUY-OLOGY: Understand the Psychology of Sales So You Can Enroll Your Ideal Clients With Ease” with Dr. Erin Oksol

October 14, 2020 • 9:30-noon

In this workshop you will learn…

  1. The #1 mistake costing you money, sales, and future clients…and how to avoid it!
  2. How to enroll your ideal clients without being salesy, spammy, or having “commission breath”
  3. The 3 secrets to selling more with ease

Dr. Erin Oksol is an award-winning international speaker and trainer, high performance sales and business strategist, psychologist, 5x #1 best-selling author, and a top executive in the world’s leading company in DNA health and wellness.

Dr. Erin has taken the world by storm with her high-energy events, science-backed business coaching, and training seminars, working with companies across the United States, including Microsoft and Facebook.

Awarded the 2018 Saleswoman of the Year and named a 2019 Sierra Nevada Most Powerful Woman (now the Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada Awards), Dr. Erin helps individuals and organizations be the best.

With 15 years and over 15,000 hours of clinical experience as a psychologist and coach, she brings her expertise in human behavior and the neuroscience of high performance to help individuals and organizations supercharge their sales, income, and impact.

Interested in presenting an Influential Women workshop in 2021? We’d love to consider your idea. Please email our team at


Digital Gold Sponsor
Capability Health
Print Gold Sponsor
Prominence Health Plan
Marcie Walker
Workshop Premier Sponsor
High Sierra AHEC
Workshop Premier Sponsor
Colliers International
Workshop Premier Sponsor
Alliance Home Health
Workshop Supporter
Lindsay Hoffbuhr O.D.

All times listed are in Pacific Time
October 28, 2020
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Pre-event Networking
11:00 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Welcome / Year in Review
11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Special Award Presentation
11:15 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Recognizing Our Top 40 Nominees
11:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Small Group Networking
11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Top 10 Awards Presentation
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
"Grow Your Influence…Grow Your Impact!" with Dr. Erin Oksol
12:10 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Special Award Presentation
12:10 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Small Group Networking
12:25 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Top 10 Awards Presentation
12:35 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Closing Comments
12:40 p.m.
Small Group Networking