Course Description

Our Madison – Inclusive, Innovative, & Thriving. When our City performs with excellence, we establish and nurture a culture where all people thrive. The City of Madison recognizes that organizations cannot thrive without fully leveraging the range of talent and qualifications that women bring to the workforce.

The five day Women’s Leadership Series is designed to both increase representation of women in the highest levels of City leadership and to impact overall underrepresentation at all levels of leadership. The series encourages participation of diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identity groups.

2019 Presenters

This year we are honored to host inspiring local leadership experts, including:

We are also excited to be building new relationships with leaders across the nation and beyond, some of which include:

  • Amanda Fernandez, Inclusifyy, Toronto
  • Adia Smith, Organizational Development Specialist and Trainer, Indianapolis
  • Carolina Morgan, CultureSync, Los Angeles

Series Description

The 2019 Women’s Leadership Series will focus on the City’s Vision:

  • Inclusive – How to identify barriers and create a culture where women can lead and succeed.
  • Innovative – How to realize full innovative potential and effectively communicate ideas.
  • Thriving – How to build community and a supportive environment at work.

Who Should Attend

Aspiring leaders who are looking for:

  • Transformation – Understand systemic barriers that hold aspiring women leaders back and the tools needed for transformation.
  • Tips and Tools – Receive practical guidance to step into greater leadership.
  • Connection – Engage with a diverse community of women and learn from shared personal and professional leadership journeys.


City Employees: Free

2019 Women's Leadership Series


Denise Thomas- Best Practices for Networking and Relationships in the Workplace
Sagashus Levingston- Never Accept No from Someone Not Authorized to Tell you No
Opal Tomashevska- Spoken word

    Tania Ibarra- Living in fulfillment
Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development
    Jordan Bingham & Jacquelyn Boggess- Working for Equity in the Land of Midwest Nice

Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development

    Amanda Fernandez- Innovation and Leadership for the New Economy
Carolina Morgan- Diversity and Inclusion needs of the 21st Century Workforce
    Adia Smith- Implementing a Learning Culture in Your Organization

Sabrina Madison- Brilliant Leadership
Opal Tomashevska- Spoken word