Magic Valley women and men gather for Leadercast Women 2019

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - More than 140 women and some men learned about themselves at the Leadercast Women 2019 conference.

The event was put on by the United Way of South Central Idaho along with other partners and sponsors.

The theme of the conference was Lead Yourself.

"We have nine speakers and all nine speakers speak to the theme of lead yourself. We have everyone from someone who started Headbands for Hope, we talk about how she started her company at 11 years old, all the way to Celeste who talks about the neuroscience of communication. It’s a variety of talks that lead you to lead yourself," explained Sonya Haines, with the United Way.

Haines said they strategically planned this event to fall on International Women's Day.

"This is about empowering women on International Women's Day to be themselves, be authentic, have a purpose, plan, make sure that your life is what you dreamed of your whole entire life," she said.

This is the second year the Leadercast Women was held and has been sold out every year.

"We're not quite there yet with gender equality is really important to me personally. I'm an engineer and I've worked in a manufacturing environment for 8 years now, and I've seen that the world isn't perfect and I know we can get there together," said Lane Dailey, an attendee.

Brett Wooden is one of the select men who attended the event.

"I decided to attend Leadercast for my personal journey of growth, but to experience that with a diverse group of lady leaders within the community," he said. "I really enjoyed it and I'm glad I'm here."

If you missed this Leadercast, there will be another conference in May and that one is about leading healthy teams.

For more information, visit the United Way of South Central Idaho's website.



 
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