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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.


Workshops

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. Check back frequently for new learning opportunities!


Past Workshops

WATCH EXCERPTS OF THIS WORKSHOP ON YOUTUBE! (Free for everyone)
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“Understanding and Addressing Microaggressions and Diversity in the Workplace”

presented by Tiffany Young & KaPreace Young

Join us for an important workshop that will dive into critical learning and activities to help create more inclusive work environments. Taught through the perspectives of two generations of professional women.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Build Awareness for what women and women of color experience
  • Learn what microagressions are
  • Create a dialogue around whether you have committed and/or experienced microagressions
  • Understand the generational impact of these experiences
  • Develop tools for addressing this in yourself and in your workplace

You won’t want to miss this important opportunity to learn more about these experiences, what they mean for you and others AND how you can create a more diverse and inclusive work environment. Plan to register your whole team!

Tiffany Young, M.Ed. is currently the Director of Equity and Diversity for Washoe County School District (WCSD).  Her work is within systems to support and clarify the role of Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Competency interwoven into all schools, departments, and systems. Leading work around programs, policies, and practices that must be addressed through an equitable and culturally responsive lens, as well as creating and facilitating professional learning around Equity and Cultural Competency.  Ms. Young owns Tiffany Young Consulting LLC working with organizations, providing training, and strategic planning. Ms. Young is also an Adjunct Professor in Human Development and Family Studies Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. A public speaker, training, workshop facilitator and community collaborator at heart.

In 2019, Tiffany traveled to Zambia to co-facilitate a Training of Trainers model for girls under the age of 25 and educators from peri-urban areas including Garden, Kamwala, Matero, Mutendere and Chawama as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Program. The Training of Trainers guided volunteers of She Entrepreneur to integrate into trainings, lessons that addressed the social needs of young mothers, mostly adolescents who are part of She Entrepreneur Program. Secondly, for educators to incorporate lessons on cross-cultural communication, diversity, inclusion and equity through She Entrepreneur’s program.

KaPreace Young is a Reno native. Growing up in various parts of the Reno/ Sparks community, she has been exposed and experienced different aspects of the community. KaPreace is the mother of a 6 year old son, Zaccai. She is currently the Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Student Engagement at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she is also a two time Black alumnae, the co-creator of the Black Student Resource Guide, part of the Black Leadership Committee and Black at the Pack Affinity Group. KaPreace is not only devoted to her job as a higher education professional where she is constantly promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, but is also a devoted member of her community. KaPreace is the co-founder of Shades of Queening Black Women’s Empowerment group that focuses on uplifting, empowering and supporting Black females from ages young to wise in the Northern Nevada community. She is an advocate and an activist for the progression of the Black community not only in Reno, but in this country.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE ON-DEMAND EDITION OF THIS WORKSHOP!

“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 Banks 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.

brought to you by

High Sierra AHEC

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE ON-DEMAND EDITION OF THIS WORKSHOP!

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

with Dr. Erin Oksol

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.

WATCH THE ON-DEMAND EDITION OF THIS WORKSHOP! (For Registered Attendees Only)

“No Excuses! How to Get Over It, Get Around It, and GET IT DONE!”

presented by Karyn Jensen, MS, SPHR, SHRM-CP

Are constant interruptions hijacking your day? Are you trapped in response mode? Does it feel like your to-do list never gets shorter? This is the workshop for you! Join Karyn Jensen of The Human Resource Connection as she takes you through proven time management techniques that will allow you to get back on track and GET IT DONE!

This workshop will feature:

  • End the email invasion so you use your time, not lose your time
  • Educate your people on how to treat your time so you remain focused, in control, and productive
  • Optimize your calendar so that you actively plan for you and your company’s success
  • Conquer the clutter on your desk, which is either building or killing trust with your people
  • Control interruptions so that they don’t control you

MEET OUR INSTRUCTOR in this short video!

Karyn Jensen founded HRC, Ltd. (The Human Resource Connection) over 16 years ago to tackle the complex people issues facing her industry. To date, she’s worked with over 175 companies implementing visionary projects to recruit, retain and develop talent.

Starting in the training department at IGT, a $15 billion leader in the gaming industry, Karyn recognized the mission-critical role training plays. Committed to sharing her wisdom with those in her field, since 1991, she has taught various electives and core classes in Human Resources for the Extended Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Karyn is currently the longest serving Continuing Education Instructor and to date, she has had over 3,600 students enroll in her courses.

Armed with a Master’s of Science degree in Human Resource Management, and 2 Bachelor’s degrees (one in Psychology and the other in Communications) from Chapman University plus her SHRM – SCP and SPHR certifications, Karyn is well equipped to deal with the monumental shifts in the HR profession.

Karyn is also a member of the Northern Nevada Human Resource Association (NNHRA which is over 600 members strong) for over 20 years and she served as President of the organization in 2017. She also serves on the Executive Board for Crisis Support Services of Nevada, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for WIN (Western Industrial Nevada). Karyn enjoys volunteering for ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) which commend companies for supporting our Guardsmen in Nevada.

Thanks to raising 2 teenage daughters, Karyn has mastered the art of crucial conversations, the importance of win/win negotiations, and the benefits of gratitude and teamwork.

Brought to you by:
Alliance Home Health
Supporting Sponsor:

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE ON-DEMAND EDITION OF THIS WORKSHOP!

“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.

Kirsten Childers
Lindsay Hoffbuhr
Amber Howland
Melissa Molyneaux
Laura Tennant
Christine Zack
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This workshop features:

  • 12 inspiring and insightful lessons from 2020, presented by a variety of community leaders
  • Q&A with speakers
  • Goal-setting exercises to help you apply these lessons to your own life in 2021

brought to you by


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

Sponsors

Digital Gold Sponsor
Capability Health
Print Gold Sponsor
Prominence Health Plan
Silver
Marcie Walker
Silver
KPS3
Workshop Premier Sponsor
High Sierra AHEC
Workshop Premier Sponsor
Colliers International
Workshop Premier Sponsor
Alliance Home Health
Workshop Supporter
Lindsay Hoffbuhr O.D.
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AGENDA
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.
Keynote
"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
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