West Point launches women’s leadership conference
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point is offering executive women the opportunity to learn leadership best practices from outstanding women who exemplify the military academy’s values. The inaugural "Women Leading from the Frontlines” conference will be held Feb. 8-11, 2012, at The Historic Thayer Hotel, in West Point, N.Y.
Registration, limited to 50 participants, is open until January 18.
The conference is designed specifically for mid- and senior-level women leaders and will be led by female general officers and expert faculty, who will reveal their battle-tested principles of leadership lessons learned from West Point and the U.S. Army.
The faculty will facilitate classroom sessions, give keynote addresses and provide mentorship and guidance in small, interactive experiential sessions. The conference will bring theory to life and demonstrate meaningful connections between military leadership and leadership in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors.
Speakers include Dr. Betsy Blakeslee, former President and CEO of U.S. West Network Systems, now managing the Revolutionary War Supply Trail Preservation at West Point; Brigadier General (retired) Becky Halstead,the first female graduate of West Point to be promoted to general officer and first female in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level; and Brigadier General (retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, the first woman department head at the United States Military Academy. Also on the program is Haley Uthlaut, executive director for In Gear, a non-profit organization that addresses the needs of career-minded military spouses, and recent NEW Leadership Summit headliner Allison Levine, noted adventurer and mountaineer.