Legislative Day 2019



MAY 3 - 5, 2022  |  NASHVILLE, TN

The Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown

623 Union Street

Nashville, TN 37219

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Building on the success of last December's event, the forum is an opportunity for both women and men in leadership to come together for an empowering program designed to inspire and improve work culture. Don't miss out on 3 days of unique interactive discussions, networking, and leadership development!


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Don't miss these exciting keynote sessions!


Kristen Hadeed, Founder of Student Maid, Igniter at Start With Why

Perfection is an unachievable goal. So why, as women, do we feel pressure to have it all together?

In this session, Kristen shares the story of how she embraced her imperfections and created an environment where anyone, no matter their gender, role, or background, can become the best version of themselves. She dismisses the idea that leaders have to have it all figured out and urges women to strive for their natural best rather than perfection. She’ll teach you how to step into who you already are instead of who you think you “should” be and how to build a culture where everyone, no matter who they are, feels encouraged to be authentic and use their collective strengths to do significant good.

Brigid Schulte, Director of the Better Life Lab & The Good Life Initiative at New America

Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, Play When No One Has the Time

Today many of us are caught up in a swirl of “Overwhelm,” for example Americans work among the longest hours of any advanced economy. We value busyness as a badge of honor. But, is all that time and attention we’re pouring into our jobs really ensuring the best and most innovative work? Much less a healthy and full life? That overwork culture is leading to burn out, stress, sickness and disengagement. Drawing on her extensive research for her best-selling book and in her role as director of The Better Life Lab at New America, Brigid uses stories and data to show how transforming that outdated work culture, focusing on mission, performance, flexibility and healthy, happy workers, not only leads to better work, but allows time for a better life.

Shasta Nelson, Friendship Expert

The Resilient Workplace: How to Create a Supportive Culture

Fostering resiliency, whether working in person or remotely, is one of the most significant issues for workplaces today. While companies want to protect their people from burnout, stress, mental exhaustion, and isolation, current research reveals the majority of employees feel they lack the resilience they need in order to keep showing up with energy and positive attitudes.

Workplace resilience is an organizational issue that rests on relationships: how we feel supported and cared for by our leaders and co-workers. We can’t tell people to be more resilient without teaching them how to develop healthier and more positive relationships in their workplaces.

Shasta Nelson, relationship expert and author of The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of the Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time, combines science, story, and real-life application to inspire more meaningful connections at work, creating an organizational culture that thrives.



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