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Leadership Transition Announced

Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus Announces New Leadership

Annie Woods and Lisa Johnson, from Orbis, will lead WyoWLC as Coordinators

Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced today that Annie Wood and Lisa Johnson, from Orbis Advantage, Inc., will be the new Planning Coordinators.

 

Lisa is an enterprising idea person who likes to share with others to help in their business and personal success. Her economic development career has spanned 20+ years and three states, with leadership roles at the county, regional and state level. She founded Orbis to enjoy the advantage of working on unique consulting on projects while being actively involved on her husband’s family ranch at LaGrange, Wyoming.

Annie is a problem solver who enjoys bringing teams together to develop and execute solutions. She has worked in communications and economic development for more than fifteen years, as well as briefly venturing into the private industry of large manufacturing.  In her part-time, Annie is also a small business owner handling aviation ground operations.

They have both attended many Leap into Leaderships programs and are excited to bring their skills, knowledge and passion to the Leap programs.  This will be a building year and they plan to use social media as a platform to engage while we are still transitioning to in-person events.  Annie will be the main point of contact, with Lisa providing support.

Annie and Lisa will be assuming the role from Kate Hayes, High Ground Coaching and Development, who led the program for the last year.  They will be working together throughout 2021 to ensure a smooth transition.

“We are excited to bring the team onboard and look forward to the ideas and passion they will bring to WyoWLC,” says WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Sue Wilson. “Annie and Lisa work with the Legislature and we hope they bring that knowledge to our audience.”

“We look forward to the ideas and knowledge Annie and Lisa bring and hope to continue to see this program thrive and bring opportunities to Wyoming women,” says WyoWLC Co-Chair Senator Affie Ellis.

“Leap into Leadership has been a cornerstone of encouraging women to run for office for 14 years, and we are confident Annie and Lisa will continue to build upon our programming and bring new ideas to the organization, says WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Cathy Connolly. “Their experience with Legislature and passion for our mission will serve us well as we continue our outreach to women.”

Their website is wyowlc.org and the email address is info@wyowlc.org remains the same.

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Annie Wood


2020 Leap Into Leadership Registration Begins

This year’s Leap Into Leadership is gearing up and Registration is open.

Join us February 18/19th in Cheyenne for two days of networking, leadership and campaign discussions.

The event begins at 12:30 Tuesday, February 18th at Little America.  We will be discussing Grassroots Campaigning with women from around the state that have actually run for office – both successfully and unsuccessfully!  There will be an engaging panel about Board Service, how it can improve your leadership skills, create opportunities to serve and open avenues of connection you may not have expected.  Plus, new this year – we will be featuring women in a TedTalk style venue!  We will be hearing Tales from the Campaign Trail – real life stories of what it is like out there running for office, creating moments of insight, indecision and comedy!  This is a don’t miss addition to our program this year.

The day will be capped off with a Cocktail Reception and Legislative Dinner.  Meet and mingle with your elected representatives as they join us for an evening of inspiration!

With the goal of celebrating women in our state and looking towards the future for women in Wyoming, the WyoWLC is thrilled to announce Abigail Harrison, founder of The Mars Generation as our keynote speaker. “Astronaut Abby” will be inspiring us with her incredible story of determination, innovation and how a whole generation is thriving and inspired through STEM study and dreams of space exploration.

The following morning, we reconvene at the State Capitol for a breakfast and chat with Superintendent of Public Education Jillian Balow.  Always there to lift women up, Superintendent Balow will share her own stories of campaigning and life in the Capitol.  This will be followed by an exclusive tour of the newly remodeled Capitol Building.

Your Leap into Leadership experience concludes with a visit to the joint session, where we will be introduced to the full House and Senate.

WyoWLC acknowledges those that came before and lifted others up. Join us this year as we look forward into the future – and beyond! We hope to see you there.

Click here TO REGISTER

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Leap into Leadership 2020


Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus Announces Transition in Leadership

NEWS RELEASE
October 17, 2019

CONTACT: Jessica Jaubert
307-203-6288, info@wyowlc.org
 

Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus Announces Transition in Leadership

Kate Debow Hayes, from High Ground Coaching and Development, will lead WyoWLC as Coordinator

 Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced today Kate Debow Hayes of High Ground Coaching and Development will be their new Coordinator.

Kate has dedicated the past several years to providing leadership training, professional and personal development, as well as candidate development to women in Wyoming. She will be attending the Campaign Management College in December in Washington, DC, which will serve to strengthen the programs and discussions around women running for office in Wyoming.

She has attended several past Leap into Leadership programs and is thrilled to bring her passion and knowledge to the WyoWLC and its Leap into Leadership programs.

Past Coordinators Kristin Walker and Jessica Jaubert will collaborate with Kate through Leap into Leadership 2020 to ensure a seamless transition of leadership.

“We are excited to bring Kate onboard and look forward to the ideas and passion she will bring to WyoWLC,” says WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Sue Wilson. “Kate frequently travels across the state, and we hope to bring some of these programs to women in their communities.”

“The number of Leap into Leadership participants grows each year as we’ve strengthened the content of our programs,” says WyoWLC Co-Chair Senator Affie Ellis. “Kate’s knowledge and ideas will ensure the program continues to flourish for the benefit of Wyoming women.”

“Leap into Leadership has been a cornerstone of encouraging women to run for office for 13 years, and we are confident Kate will continue to build upon our programming and bring new ideas to the organization,” says WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Cathy Connolly. “Her experience with leadership programs and passion for our mission will serve us well as we continue our outreach to women.”

With this change in leadership, the WyoWLC will be based in Riverton, Wyoming. WyoWLC’s new mailing address is Post Office Box 882, Riverton, Wyoming, 82501. Their website wyowlc.org and email address info@wyowlc.org will remain the same.

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 About the WYWLC
The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus, a Wyoming nonprofit, is a non-partisan organization that advocates for greater participation of women in leadership roles across the state of Wyoming. The Caucus founded and continues to run ‘Leap into Leadership’ programs in communities across the state to inform, educate and engage Wyoming women in leadership roles in both the public and private sector.


2017 Local Casper Leap into Leadership Agenda

Leap into Leadership Casper

2017 Event Agenda

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4th 

Casper Regional Training Center

2220 Bryan Stock Trail

Casper, Wyoming 82601

307-237-4400

8:00 am – 8:30 am: Sign in & Registration

8:30 am: Welcome & program introduction by Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus leadership

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Rewiring Leadership Part I: Cultivating Great Leaders and Great Lives 

Our world is getting busier, faster, fuller. Each of us must process 5 times more information on a daily basis than 25 years ago. Now is the time to learn new skills to manage today’s pressures. Led by Sara Flitner, Rewiring Leadership combines neuroscience and pragmatic mindfulness tools to deepen effectiveness and connections.

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am: Make It Happen: Overcoming Barriers to Public Service

A panel discussion moderated by former Representative Rosie Berger on the unique challenges women face in their pursuit of leadership roles. Featuring panelists Representative Debbie Bovee, Casper Councilwoman Amanda Huckabay and Natrona County School Board Trustee Toni Billings.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm:  Rewiring Leadership Part II: Developing Soft Skills 

“Soft skills” like resilience, self-awareness, empathy, and focus are proving to be the skills of the future, with top employers like Apple and Google working to cultivate these skills in their team members. Why? Because those skills are the underpinning for productive, effective leaders and what develops high levels of well-being in the workplace. During this session, led by Sara Flitner, you will learn to build the mental muscle that leads to better ways of navigating today’s challenges

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: One Step at a Time: Building a Civic Resume that Positions You for Success

Former Representative Rosie Berger leads a workshop on identifying opportunities to build your civic resume while developing new skills and expanding your network.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Evaluations and Closing by Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus leadership


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