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TWIST Conference for Women in Leadership

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March 29-31, 2017

The Lodge at Ballantyne

2017 Theme- Playing BIG: Game Changing Breakthrough Performance

The workforce is evolving rapidly. It demands new leadership actions to engage a more mobile, collaborative, diverse, data-driven and socially connected environment. The game is changing. The best leaders will too.

Benefit from our rich research to shift your performance to a new breakthrough position. Discover a more versatile operating style through coaching, competence, character, community.

A Conference with a TWIST!

A unique immersive conference that brings an interesting and diverse group of high potential women leaders together with superb faculty members from the McColl School of Business. Every detail of the three-day conference is planned to create one powerful experience of self-discovery, building a close and supportive network, and important dialogue on leadership.

Leadership is not about having the right answers. It is about asking the right questions-including the uncomfortable ones. TWIST is an opportunity to connect with a rich and dynamic network of women leaders to gain confidence and self-awareness. Suspend daily responsibilities and disconnect while staying at the Ballantyne Lodge. TWIST provides continued opportunities for women to connect after the conference.


Invest and Invite a Leader to TWIST

Cost: $5,000 (includes all meals, accommodations, materials, conference sessions and workshops)

Benefits to your organization include empowering the women you send and helping them to more effectively lead and leverage resources in your organization. There will be a rich cross-section of women in the room. Participants will develop a deep network of support and have a boot-camp style exposure to leadership thought. Find a woman you want to empower and invest in TWIST!


Previous Companies Represented:

Ally Financial      DeLoitte Novant Health
Bank of America   Dress for Success Nucor
Carolinas HealthCare System    Lash Group United Technologies Aerospace Systems
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools                             Moore Van Allen Wells Fargo


What participants from TWIST 2016 have to say

"While I knew that I had qualities and skills as a leader, this conference pushed me to self-reflect and look at both my strengths and weaknesses and provided a pathway to become my best possible authentic self in the workplace and life."

"This was an amazing experience! I wish every woman leader could attend! It was engaging every step of the way."

"I feel better prepared to go back to work and my family in a more focused, calm, and balanced way."

"This was a wonderful opportunity to get away from the pressures of work and reflect on leadership style. Definitely worth the investment."

"Such a great event to immerse yourself with diverse women leaders and share experiences, struggles, and strategies in work and life."

Power Through Partnership

Betsy Polk and Maggie Chotas
Authors & Workshop Facilitators                                                                                           

Betsy Polk and Maggie Chotas have learned something powerful; when women work together they discover a level of support, flexibility, confidence, accountability and freedom to be themselves that they rarely find in other work relationships. Polk and Chotas demolish the myths that keep women from collaborating and offer advice for handling a host of potential challenges.

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