The work of the Kansas City nonprofit community, like most of America, has been characterized by the accomplishments of a phenomenal cadre of accomplished female leaders who have achieved great professional success as they have made an extensive positive impact on our community. We’re all richer as the beneficiaries of their work. But at what price? We know that women leaders often bear an exceptional load as they strive to balance the demands of their executive work with carrying a significant share of the load in family life. Sheryl Sandberg writes that women must ‘lean in’ and assert their value to their organizations and community. Others debate this, claiming it is the opposite of what successful women leaders should do. Are women leaders in an impossible situation? Are high-achievement careers incompatible with a fulfilling life outside of the office? Do male leaders face an easier road? The panelists of this Breakfast Forum explore some of the options and share their perspectives on how some women have approached this balance. Please join us to hear from some of the most successful leaders in the region as they discuss how they and their colleagues have navigated what may be some of the most challenging undercurrents an executive or professional can face.
CiCi Rojas, President & CEO of The Central Exchange, will moderate this panel discussion with Deidre Anderson, Executive Director of United Inner City Services, Irene Caudillo, President and CEO of El Centro and Michelle Davis, Executive Director of International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Association.
Fee Information: $15 per participant (Fee includes light breakfast)