Leap Into Leadership


Inspiring Wyoming Women to Lead

January 23 – 24, 2019 – Cheyenne, Wyoming Register today for Leap Into Leadership 2019

Emmy winning anchorwoman and bestselling author Cokie Roberts will be the keynote speaker at the 12th annual Leap into Leadership dinner on January 23, 2019 at Little America Hotel, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and NPR. In her more than forty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting. In addition to her reporting, Roberts has written six New York Times bestsellers, most dealing with the roles of women in U.S. history.

2019 Leap into Leadership Agenda


Little America, Cheyenne

2800 West Lincolnway

Cheyenne, WY 82009


12:00pm – 12:30 pm:Sign in & registration in Teton Room

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm: Welcome & program introduction by WyoWLC Chairs & Former Representative Rosie Berger, emcee for afternoon.

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm: Planning Ahead for 2020 and Beyond: Boards, Commissions, Social Media and Your Team – the Tools and People You Need to Succeed. An interactiveworkshop on laying the groundwork for a successful local or statewide campaign with Katie Groke Ellis of Vote Run Lead.

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm:Break

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm:Women in Local Politics: Looking beyond state and federal office to the local elected positions which directly impact Wyoming women and families.

A discussion moderated by Rosie Berger, co-Founder of the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus and Former Wyoming State Representative, featuring panelists Teton County Commissioner Natalia Macker, Platte County Commissioner Sandy Kontour, Laramie Town Councilor Erin O’Doherty, Laramie County School Board Trustee Christy Klaassen, and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Trustee Robin Cooley

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm:Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Claiming Power with Authenticity: Taking action to develop your skills by stepping into leadership. Learn how to use the skills you possess through personal experience to enhance your skills for leading teams, organizations and life with Kendra Cross, a 5thgeneration Wyomingite and businesswoman with a background in organizational and leadership development.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm:Break

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm:Cocktail Reception and Book Signing featuring Cokie Roberts

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm:Legislative Dinner featuring keynote speaker Cokie Roberts, an Emmy winning anchorwoman and bestselling author. Cokie is a political commentator for ABC News and NPR. In her more than forty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys.


Jonah Financial Center

3001 Pershing Blvd.

Cheyenne, WY 82001


 8:30 am – 10:00 am:Breakfast hosted by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow in Room L54

10:00am – 11:00 am:Introduction to Wyoming State Legislature, House & Senate

11:00 am:Program close