October 25: Women and Leadership: Turn Authenticity into Impact


This course is designed around Leadership Louisville Center’s unique four-part model on Authentic Leadership for Women. Research now shows that female leaders naturally have more of the competencies required to be successful in the 21st century. Together, we will explore how women can recognize and nurture their strengths, while also developing in areas where men are naturally stronger. Along the way, we’ll bust some of the myths of women’s leadership while providing tools and behaviors for women to grow their confidence, lead with authenticity and embrace a courageous mindset.

October 25, 2017 | 1 Full Day ($450)

Leadership Louisville Center members receive $50 off – contact us for discount code.
Become a Green Room package holder and receive discounts of up to 20%.

Who It’s For

Designed for women at all stages of leadership; we will assign peer coaching groups.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the link between ‘feminine leadership traits’ and effective leadership in the 21st Century
  • Build self-awareness by reflecting on your own leadership journey
  • Practice energy management tools essential for sustained high performance and personal renewal
  • Define your purpose and values so that you can strengthen your leadership brand
  • Gain tools for boosting your confidence and directing your actions for high-impact results
  • Grow your network of peers and mentors

About the facilitators

Cynthia Knapek has been an active civic leader in Louisville for over 20 years.  In 2012, she was named president of the Leadership Louisville Center, only the fifth director the organization has had since its founding in 1979.

Before joining the Center, she was Executive Director of Brightside, an innovative public/private partnership that works to build civic pride and keep Louisville clean and green.  Cynthia was named to Business First’s Top 40 Leaders Under 40 in 2001 and recognized as Today’s Woman’s “Way to Go Woman” in 2006.  She was a founding member and the first president the Young Professionals Association of Louisville.  She is a graduate of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2009 and of Leadership Network in 2006.

Cynthia is active in many community organizations and serves on the boards of the University of Louisville Alumni Association, the Mayor’s Commission on Public Art, the Catholic Education Foundation, Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS), and on the advisory board for the Young Professionals Association of Louisville. Cynthia holds her masters and undergraduate degrees from the University of Louisville.

Lisa ZangariLisa Zangari is Director of Learning for the Leadership Louisville Center where she leads the strategy and development of The Leadership Green Room and the newly launched Executive Green Room. Prior to joining the Center, Lisa worked in New York City at ?What If! Innovation Partners as an innovation strategist where she partnered closely with Fortune 500 executives to develop new products, launch new ventures and nurture more innovative corporate cultures. She’s led numerous leadership development programs around the world for companies like AARP, Citibank, Disney, Hasbro, Pfizer, The Hershey Company, and more.

In addition to her work at Leadership Louisville Center, Lisa is on the board of New Roots, a local food access nonprofit and the Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation Board.

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

At the conclusion of Green Room courses, the Leadership Louisville Center will provide the following documentation for CEU credit purposes: date, record of individual attendance, course title and description, course/event agenda, facilitator bios, course hours, and educator signature.

Approval is at the discretion of specific licensing boards or agencies. Leadership Louisville Center is a Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) approved provider. This course has been pre-approved for 6.75 credit hours by the HRCI. 

This program is valid for 6.75 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

Contact us

Need more information? Contact Lisa Zangari, Director of Learning, or call (502) 561-0458.