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Ladies America will host the "Women Leading the Future" day-long women’s conference. This conference brings some of the most dynamic women in America together to discuss major issues and topics that are important to women today. Focusing on women making a difference in the world, discussions will deal with where women are today and how they can become stronger, more effective leaders and why their leadership is critical as we head into the future.

Women Leading the Future Conference   Annual Women's Conference Hosted by Ladies America



For more information on these and other dynamic leaders in their respective fields taking part in this conference, click here.

A dynamic women’s conference hosted by:
Ladies America

About Women Leading the Future

Women Leading the Future is a conference being held June 14th, 2014 at MICROSOFT in Chevy Chase, MD.

The Conference will be packed with dynamic speakers and panels of leading women (and some men) in business, government, healthcare, journalism, law, finance, technology and more.

(Doors open at 9:00 AM for registration)
Date:
   June 14, 2014
   
Time:
   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
Location:
   MICROSOFT
5404 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Networking Reception at MICROSOFT
4:00PM to 5:00PM

Women Leading the Future  Host Organizations

Ladies America

developed from the incredible success of our Founding Chapter, Ladies DC, and is the premier national network of young, professional women in such places as Washington, D.C., New York, Texas, North Carolina, and California. Following the motto “Women Helping Women”, Ladies America members are connected to one another and their community through information sharing and monthly events, such as networking functions, brunches, speaker events, charity fundraisers, summits, panels, and more, with a focus on helping women advance personally and professionally.

Ladies DC

is the headquarters of Ladies America, with well over 1,700 members in the Washington, DC area. Originally founded in 2006, LDC has created a strong network of savvy, professional women in all career fields and stages in life.  LDC provides wonderful networking opportunities and an environment in which mentorship . The goal of LDC is to attract extraordinary women who have a real desire to succeed and also be part of a community while here in the nation’s capital.

In addition to initiating the Women Leading the Future Conference, Ladies America and Ladies DC worked with a variety of organizations and on such projects as Womensphere’s Global Summit, Global Woman Summit of DC, United Nation’s Foundation, Fair Fund against human trafficking, Becky’s Fund combating domestic abuse, Newsbabes for Susan G. Komen, Luke’s Wings, Miss Synergy, DC Entrepreneur Week, Do It in Person, StreetWise Partners, Women’s Congressional Staff Association, Health and Human Services for Women's History Month, AMP Summit, and Bisnow’s Women in Business and Journalism.

For information on how to get involved in the Ladies America chapters around the country, please visit the Contact Us page.
Women Leading the Future Conference Co-Directors

Lindsey Mask
Lindsey Mask is the Founder and Executive Director of Ladies America, a national network of professional women connecting to advance one another personally and professionally, following the motto "Women Helping Women". The group focuses on connections, an annual “Women Leading the Future” conference, national mentorship program and education in technology, advocacy & business. The original group formed in 2006 in Washington, D.C. and has expanded to a network of around 3,000 top-tier professional women in D.C., NYC, North Carolina, Texas, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Virginia Beach and San Francisco. The work of Ladies America is leading to international outreach through Ladies International Foundation, an effort set to launch in 2013. In 2011, the group collaborated with the United Nations Foundation to host its inaugural “Women Leading the Future” women’s conference, drawing in hundreds of attendees and speakers from across the country. Then in 2012, Ladies America partnered with the Center for Women in Business of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Microsoft hosted the event.

Lindsey was most recently the CEO of Mask Media Co., a public relations, marketing, branding & social media consultancy business for individuals, non-profits, businesses & women's initiatives with services available in DC, NYC & Los Angeles. Mask Media Co. was acquired by a larger firm in early 2013 before Lindsey decided to pursue her dream of running the women’s organization fulltime.

Before launching her own businesses, Lindsey served as Communications Director & Spokesperson for U.S. Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon of California, where she handled national and local median. She spent 10 years working in political communications and served as the network and cable liaison for the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 2013, she was featured on the cover of Washington Life Magazine for being selected as a top thought leader under 40 and was highlighted in Worn Magazine as an aspiring woman in Washington, D.C. In 2012, she was honored as a finalist by Women in Technology as top female entrepreneur and was nominated for the Lady Godiva Program, celebrating inspirational women around the world. She serves on the founding Board of the 2012 G8 Young Leaders; is a co-founder of DC Entrepreneurship Week; an Ambassador for Availor Investments, a social impact investment fund in NYC and is on the Board of the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), aimed at helping women under 40 secure seats in federal office. She lectures regularly on media, public relations, branding, networking & communications for the Leadership Institute, Women in Public Policy’s WeLEAD program at American University, the Public Leadership Education Network and the Women’s Congressional Staff Association. Believing in global business, innovation, the positive impact of women, and social change, Lindsey has spent a great deal of time overseas, most recently in 2011 on a mission trip to Haiti.

Lindsey has been featured by National Journal, Power Women Magazine, ABC7's "Let's Talk Live" & Washington Business Journal Sunday program on Women CEOs, local ABC Ch. 8's "Capital Insider", The Hill Newspaper’s The Washington Scene, Broadminded (Sirius-XM radio), ION’s Metro Magazine (a national television network), WUSA9, NBC Nightside, The Broad Perspective (radio), Capitol File Magazine, Networking News and HerExchange online magazine. She was a select speaker in 2012 for the inaugural Heels & Helmets Career Training Day at USA Today and helped run “women’s media” at the national political convention in Tampa, Florida. Ladies America has partnered with such organizations as Womensphere’s Global Summit in NYC, Global Woman Summit of DC, the United Nation’s Foundation, Fair Fund against human trafficking, Becky’s Fund combating domestic abuse, Newsbabes for Cure, DC Entrepreneurship Week, Do It in Person, StreetWise Partners, Women’s Congressional Staff Association, Luke’s Wings, and Bisnow’s programs for Women in Business, Technology and Journalism.

Conference Co-Chairs

Julie Lombard
Julie Lombard is excited to be back for the third year as Chair of the “Women Leading the Future” Conference! Previously she was an inaugural board member to Ladies DC and continues to stay involved with the group. Julie is the President and Founder of The District Group, a DC-based event management company that launched in 2013. Before venturing out on her own, Julie worked with the GI Film Festival, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, Lansdale Associates, Allied Integrated Marketing, and Harvard Business School, coordinating a multitude of different events around the country. From galas and fundraising events to film premieres and grand openings, Julie loves to bring enthusiasm, expertise and creativity to every event she plans.
Hailing from Concord, Massachusetts, Julie came to Washington, DC to attend American University and the Kogod School of Business. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Marketing specialization from AU. For more information on Julie and The District Group, visit www.thedistrictgroup.com!

Women Leading the Future Conference Agenda

Registration



9:00AM - 10:00AM

Welcome Remarks



10:00AM - 10:15AM

Break (15 minutes)



10:45AM - 11:00AM

BREAKOUT PANELS (60 minutes)




11:00AM - 12:00PM

Break (15 minutes)




12:00PM - 12:15PM

ALL-CONFERENCE PANEL (60 minutes)


12:15PM - 1:15PM

ALL-CONFERENCE PANEL(45 minutes)



1:15PM - 2:00PM

Panel(60 minutes)



2:00PM - 3:00PM

Special Session (30 minutes)



3:00PM - 3:30PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS (30 minutes)



3:30PM - 4:00PM

RECEPTION & NETWORKING




4:00PM - 5:00PM





"Women Leading the Future" – Topics & Speaker Details

Agenda for 2014 coming soon.

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