Over 200 women gathered for the annual Inspiring Women in Public Administration Conference, held at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. The theme was “Daring Greatly.” Speakers included San Bruno, CA city manager Connie Jackson; Tualatin, OR city manager Sherilyn Lombos; Parkville, MO city administrator Lauren Palmer; recently retired city manager Joyce Wilson of El Paso, TX; University of Missouri-Kansas City Athletics Director Carla Wilson; Deputy Regional Administrator of HUD Region VII Theresa Porter; Dr. Barbara Kerr of the University of Kansas, and several other inspiring women. They shared insights about triumphing after failure – declaring your win. We heard stories of powerful women who have made amazing contributions to their fields. We saw a TED Talk about leveraging the feelings of vulnerability to propel us toward innovation, creativity and change.
Management Partners was a sponsor of this event, along with ICMA, ICMA-RC, Women Leading Government and numerous other organizations.