Business & Leadership Conference

Dive into Women Leading Kentucky’s 24th annual conference on May 10, 2024! Join 400+ professionals dedicated to enhancing business and leadership skills for positive transformations.

Immerse yourself in dynamic professional development and purposeful networking to become a transformative leader. This year’s theme, “Own It – You Are Your Greatest Asset!” empowers women to embrace their strengths. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity for growth and connections. Elevate your leadership skills and leave knowing you own your path to success!

May 10, 2024
Hyatt Regency
8:45 AM – 2:30 PM

Business & Leadership Conference

Dive into Women Leading Kentucky’s 24th annual conference on May 10, 2024! Join 400+ professionals dedicated to enhancing business and leadership skills for positive transformations.

Immerse yourself in dynamic professional development and purposeful networking to become a transformative leader. This year’s theme, “Own It – You Are Your Greatest Asset!” empowers women to embrace their strengths. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity for growth and connections. Elevate your leadership skills and leave knowing you own your path to success!

May 10, 2024
Hyatt Regency
8:45 AM – 2:30 PM

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Morning Keynote:
Davonna Saier, CEO of Davonna Inclusive

Davonna, a passionate advocate for promoting positivity, founded Davonna Inc., emphasizing inclusiveness. With a background in marketing, communications, PR, and management, she earned her BA in Communications from Georgetown College and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Kentucky.

Davonna’s diverse career includes roles in patient advocacy, marketing, and executive leadership, showcasing her resilience and adaptability, notably during the opening of a senior living community amid the Covid Pandemic.

Actively involved in the community, she serves on the Advisory Board for Women Leading Kentucky, graduated from Leadership Lexington, and contributed to various organizations.

Outside of work, Davonna enjoys public speaking, singing, gardening, yoga, and supporting local initiatives. She resides in Central Kentucky with her husband and two cats, actively participating in important conversations on women’s empowerment and equal rights. Through Davonna Inc., she utilizes her creative and strategic skills to promote good in her professional network throughout Kentucky.

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Lunch Keynote:
Shannon Curry, Principal Investigator for NASA MAVEN Mission

Dr. Shannon Curry is the Principal Investigator for the NASA MAVEN mission, launched in 2013, and an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

With a background in astrophysics, she previously served as Deputy Associate Director for Planetary Science at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory. Dr. Curry’s research focuses on spacecraft observations in our solar system, utilizing statistics, applied physics, modeling, and big data. She has authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Additionally, she is involved in the ESCAPADE mission to Mars, the Parker Solar Probe mission, and NASA’s Nexus for Exoplanet System Science program. Dr. Curry is an active member of committees such as the DPS Federal Relations Subcommittee and NASA’s Planetary Advisory Committee. Before UC Berkeley, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in Astrophysics, worked as a systems engineer at Lockheed Martin, and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.

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