2018 BALTIMORE LEAGUE + ICMA UNIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM
Join your colleagues from across the nation for the 3rd Annual ICMA University + League of Women in Government Symposium. This pre-conference event focuses on trending issues that are important to not only local government women, but to everyone who is striving for inclusivity and gender equity in their organizations. This year’s Symposium is going to be FABULOUS!
Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM (Eastern)
Baltimore, MD in conjunction with the ICMA Annual Conference – Room TBD
Fran Mainella will be this year’s Symposium opening speaker. Director Mainella served nearly six years as the 16th Director and the first woman to lead the U.S. National Park Services. Prior to that, she served twelve years as Director of Florida’s State Parks, which were awarded the Gold Medal Award, recognizing Florida as the best state park system in the country.
Ms. Mainella has also served as executive director of the Florida Recreation and Park Association and as president of both the National Recreation and Park Association and the National Association of State Park Directors. Today she leads her own consulting firm and will be speaking about Reaching the Summit through the 3 C’s: Courage, Communication, Connection.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Joanne Lipman, bestselling author of That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together. One of the nation’s most prominent journalists, she most recently was Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor in Chief USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprising the flagship title and 109 other news organizations including the Detroit Free Press, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Arizona Republic. In that role, she oversaw more than 3,000 journalists and led the organization to three Pulitzer Prizes plus an additional three Pulitzer finalists. Ms. Lipman began her career as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to Deputy Managing Editor, creating Weekend Journal and Personal Journal, and supervising coverage that earned three Pulitzer Prizes. New York Times media columnist David Carr described her as the Journal’s “innovator-in-chief.” She subsequently was founding Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Portfolio and Portfolio.com, which won National Magazine and Loeb Awards. She is a frequent television commentator, seen on CNN, NBC, CNBC, and CBS, among others, and her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Time, Newsweek and Harvard Business Review. She is also co-author of the critically acclaimed musical memoir Strings Attached.
Mark your calendars and make your travel plans to arrive in Baltimore early for this not-to-miss event! Sign up on this page and we will send you a reminder to register for this event on June 6th! Hope to see you in Baltimore!
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