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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:15 PM EST
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Our Timeline:

4:00 PM - Registration
4:15 PM - Program Begins
5:45 PM - Program Ends; Networking
6:15 PM - Adjourn


International Food Information Council (IFIC) 
1100 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 430 - Conference Room
Washington, DC 20036

Driving Directions

The WNG is very fortunate to have the support of the International Food Information Council Foundation. IFIC is located one block from the Farragut North Metro Station. Garage parking is available in the surrounding area.

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The Leadership Paradox:
It's Not Them, It's You

WNG Women's Leadership Forum

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Please join the Washington Network Group when we convene our next Women's Leadership Forum with Connie K. N. Chang for an interactive session on "The Leadership Paradox: It's Not Them, It's You." We often forget that leadership starts with ourselves first. Come learn how to make changes in your life to become a more effective leader.

Connie K. N. Chang

About this Event:

This interactive session will get you thinking differently about leadership. It will give you insight into what is blocking you from creating your best life. You will identify where your courage resides. You will set an intention for personal change. And when you commit to your personal leadership journey, you will become a more enlightened leader. You might even find other women at the session who want to work on creating the lives they wish to lead with others doing the same.

Have you noticed the level of attention paid to how we ought to lead people, projects, business units, agencies, companies, and even our families where our eyes are seeing out and our minds are on how we can move others?

We often forget that leadership starts with ourselves first.

Leadership is not a position and it is not static. Leadership is a journey.

By cultivating self-awareness, conjuring up courage, and setting an intention for change, we can embark on our own personal leadership journey to create the life we wish to lead.

If you have a nagging sense that you aren't living up to your own potential - even if everyone around you says otherwise - then this session is for you. If you know deep inside that there is a must do that you haven't yet carved out time for, thought through how to, or even admitted to yourself its importance, then this session is for you. When all is quiet what keeps you up at night?

When we take action to change our lives to be in closer alignment with who we wish to be, we become more effective leaders elsewhere - the kind that others wish to follow. We will find ourselves more equipped to lead others on a project, in a startup, through a strategic change, or to fulfill an important government agency mission.

Our personal leadership journey does not have to be a solo trip. There is power in numbers. Finding your tribe to embark on personal change so that your leadership sparkles is what this interactive session aims to ignite.

This session will be introduced by Silvia Dumitrescu, WLF Chair & WNG Board member.

About Our Presenter:

Connie K. N. Chang is a Consultant | Entrepreneur | Blogger who likes to lead, learn, and be of service to others. She is an evaluation consultant to clients, including the National Science Foundation for three awarded Industry University Cooperative Research Centers focused on forensic science, cybersecurity, and dynamic data analytics. She is the founder of The Unblocked Life that helps clients become better leaders of their own lives, and co-owner of Graphicacy, a creative analytic design firm.

Connie’s career has taken her from Wall Street where she was a financial analyst for a top investment bank, to the Federal government where her last position was Research Director and Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, and back to the private sector. Over the span of her career, Connie has overseen two dozen multi-million dollar, high-risk research projects in advanced chemical and materials manufacturing; led major, award winning evaluation and policy research studies to advance the understanding of technology-based innovation; and brought licenses to NASA-owned intellectual property to a live public auction that received national recognition as an innovative channel for technology transfer.

A few years ago, Connie created her Begin With Ourselves in Mind™ Workshop for the U.S. Army and started blogging on topics related to personal leadership. She has since brought the workshop to other Federal agencies, private companies, and individuals. Connie lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two daughters. Find out why she calls herself a "vertical bar careerist" at The Unblocked Life. You can find her on LinkedIn.

WNG Women's Leadership Forum:

This meeting is convened by our WNG Women's Leadership Forum (WLF). The WLF provides tools to support women in their pursuit of high-level executive and board positions by convening special events on compelling topics of interest, and by cultivating an expansive business network.

Join us on LinkedIn: WNG Women's Leadership Forum.

Event Registration:

$20: WNG Members
$40: Non-Members

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$90: Become a new/first-time WNG Member ($90 annual dues) and attend this particular event at no extra cost: Apply Online.

WNG 48-Hour Cancellation Policy applies to this event.

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