TWIST Conference for Women 2020

RESILIENCE: Bounce Back. Step Up. Move On.

9th Annual TWIST Conference
Monday-Wednesday, February 10-12, 2020

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Let’s face it, some days are better than others. In business and everyday life, navigating skills are critical.   Resilience is a key element to develop and fine-tune on your journey. The landscape of leadership is ever changing and ever challenging, especially for women.

What makes a resilient leader? She is an actualized leader who is aware of the strength that lies within and takes steps to unlock her very best work. She is aware of her shadow, which can undermine her best intentions when under stress.  Resilience and self-actualization improve decision making and communication; strengthen relationships and deliver results.

The TWIST Conference for Women in Leadership will help you chart your course by providing actionable ideas from our team of experts and speakers. You will have an opportunity to develop and sharpen skills to enhance your personal life and contribute to your organization's success.

2020 TWIST Conference Brochure & Agenda


TWIST Conference attendees during a sessionTWIST is a unique experience. It is an immersive conference that brings an interesting and diverse group of high potential women leaders together with superb faculty members from the Queens 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.

You’ll be among a select group of 40 diverse and interesting women from across the country. We will engage in lively dialogue with our guest speakers and faculty members to explore what it means to be a female leader.

Dr. Kathleen Connolly
Conference participants engage in lively dialogue with our guest speakers and faculty members to explore what it means to be a female leader.
Conference attendees pose for group photo
TWIST History & FAQ
Started in 2011, TWIST is an intimate conference experience for 40 women to explore what it means to be a female leader. Answers to commonly asked questions covering the conference location, meals and dietary needs, dress code and cancellation policy, among others.
Conference attendees at lunch
TWIST Community Kick Off Breakfast
A community event held prior to the conference to officially kick off the annual TWIST Conference for Women.


The Lodge main room$5,000 tuition per person is all-inclusive, excluding travel. The package includes accommodations for two nights at the Lodge, all meals, books by conference authors and conference materials. 



The Lodge at Ballantyne Hotel (Charlotte, NC).


For more informtion or if you have questions, please contact Cristin Corder Lee at leec3@queens.edu or 704-337-2489.