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Leading Through Controversy: Lessons on Courage and Risk-Taking

Whether or not you agree with her mission, Cecile Richards is an influential and progressive leader who has succeeded in driving change in the midst of controversy. When it could have been much easier to give up, Richards always stayed the course. Leading in the frontlines of today’s workplace is complicated and filled with an abundance of obstacles and opposition. How leaders navigate through these pitfalls is critical to their success and ultimately their bottom line. In this powerful session, Richards will draw on her personal leadership experiences to explore courage, influence and risk-taking. She will offer practical advice and actionable takeaways for how you can stand up, speak up, positively gain traction with your team and superiors and ultimately impact change as a leader within all areas of your organization despite the pushback and bumps you face along the way.

Speaker: Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund and nationally respected leader in women’s health and reproductive rights

Emcee: Jennifer Tomosivitch, vice president of market development, Laboratory Products Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.