Past Events

Betsy speaking at Oracle

Oracle Women Leadership Event Keynote, OpenWorld 2011

Over the past few years, Betsy has been taking her message of leadership and empowerment all over the globe and has participated in the following events.

 

  • ISANNE Leadership Institute
    Tilton, NH
  • NEWiRE (New England Women in Real Estate) Annual Meeting
    Boston, MA
  • Best Practices Forum - Center for Women and Business
    Waltham, MA

    The Center for Women and Business is hosting its next Best Practice Forum on May 6, 2014 at Bentley University. For more details about this event, please visit the CWB website.

  • MITRE Corporation Annual Women’s Leadership Conference
    Bedford, MA
  • MS Society Annual Meeting
    Toronto
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Toronto, Canada
  • Ingram Industries Leadership Retreat
    Nashville, TN
  • Dassault Systemes
    Waltham, MA
  • Enservio Annual Property Innovation Summit
    Boston, MA
  • Ingram Industries Leadership Retreat
    Nashville, TN
  • HSBC International Client Meeting
    New York, NY
  • KPMG Town Hall Meeting
    Newark, NJ
  • Wellington Management
    Boston, MA
  • Annual Meeting of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events
    Houston, TX
  • Ingram Industries Leadership Meeting
    Nashville, TN
  • Deloitte Women's Initiative National Summit 

  • University of Wisconsin - Parkside Leadership Conference & Dinner
    Kenosha, WI
  • Best Practice Forum - Engaging Men to Advance Women
    Bentley University

    The Center for Women and Business is hosting its next Best Practice Forum: "Engaging Men to Advance Women in Business" on October 29, 2013 at Bentley University.
    For the agenda, speaker bios and registration, please visit the CWB website.

  • Omaha Women's Fund Annual Luncheon
    Omaha, NE
  • Annual Dinner of the Northeast Division of Women in Defense
    New London, CT
  • Harvard Women in Business' 9th Annual Intercollegiate Business Convention
    Boston, MA
  • MetLife / Mercer Women's Leadership Circle Dinner
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Starbucks Leadership Meeting
    Seattle, WA
  • Guardian Women Producers Conference
    Weehawken, NJ
  • KPMG Executive Women's Retreat
    Silicon Valley, CA
  • International Association of Events & Exhibitions
    Washington, DC
    Keynote address at the Women's Forum at IAEE Collective
  • CEO Roundtable (Co-hosted with PwC)
    Philadelphia, PA

    Betsy Myers and the Center for Women and Business co-hosted a CEO Roundtable with Bob Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC, to promote a discussion around what strategies are working to advance and retain women in the workplace.

  • The Conference Board - Women's Leadership Conference
    New York, NY

    Keynote at the Conference Board's Women's Leadership Conference
    Get more information.

  • DuPont Leadership Training
    Wilmington, DE
  • Sponsorship Matters: Creating Effective Programs to Advance Women
    Bentley University

    On May 7, 2013, Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business hosted a Best Practices Forum: "Sponsorship Matters: Creating Effective Programs to Advance Women."
    Get more details.

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Annual Conference
    San Diego, CA
  • Microsoft Leadership Meeting
    Seattle, WA
  • New England Chapter of PLUS
    Boston, MA

    Women's Leadership Network Event - New England Chapter of the Professional Liability Undewriting Society
    Get more information.

  • DuPont Training
    Wilmington, DE
  • Procter & Gamble Brand Managers College
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • MetLife Women in Sales Event
    San Francisco, CA
  • CASE District 1 Conference
    Boston, MA

    Council for Advancement and Support of Education
    Get more information.

  • MetLife Women in Sales Event
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Best Practice Forum: Gender Intelligence
    Bentley University

    On December 13, 2012, Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business hosted its first Best Practice Forum: "The Competitive Advantage of Gender Intelligence" Get more details.

  • TD Bank
    Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Rockville, MD
  • Kronos Women's Leadership Conference
    Orlando, FL
  • Hologic Leadership Lunch
    Bedford, MA
  • Sonic National Convention
    San Antonio, TX
  • DuPont
    Wilmington, DE
  • Cognizant Technology
    Jersey City, NJ

    Speaking to the Women & Clients of Cognizant Technology

  • Independent Schools in Northern New England
    Tilton, NH
    Leadership Education and Development Seminar for the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England (ISANNE)
  • Women in Banking - American Banker
    New York, NY
    The Mentor Factor, a professional development workshop for high-potential women in financial services, will gather more than 150 of the East Coast’s leading financial women. Get more information.
  • Midwest Invent Your Future Conference for Women
    Indianapolis, IN
    The Midwest’s premier educational event for businesswomen and entrepreneurs. Don’t miss nationally-recognized keynote speakers, best-selling authors, thought leaders and business experts offering seminars, tools and techniques to accelerate career advancement. NAWBO Indianapolis (National Association of Women Business Owners) is a sponsor of this event. Get more information.
  • AWE Factor / VoiceAmerica Radio Show
    Online Radio show
    In this radio interview, Betsy described her seven principles that serve as a road map for any leader who aspires to bring out the best in their people.
  • Inforum Luncheon Keynote
    Kalamazoo, MI
  • 2012 Inforum Dinner Keynote
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Excellence in Government
    Washington, DC

    Excellence in Government is the leading conference for preparing government leaders with the management skills, best practice knowledge and latest strategies for achieving mission success. For more details, visit the event site.

  • Center for Women & Business Inaugural Forum - Bentley University
    Waltham, MA
    Moving from Conversation to Action - Please join us for a forum that will bring together leaders from across corporate America to explore solutions around retaining and advancing women in the workplace. Read the event recap and watch the speaker videos.
  • Iowa Women's Leadership Conference - Keynote
    Coralville, Iowa
  • Farmers Insurance Leadership Meeting
    San Diego, CA
  • George Washington University - Women's Leadership Conference - Keynote
    Washington, DC
    This annual leadership event brings together more than 100 professional women—including many GW staff members, alumnae and students for a day of discussion, interactive workshops and networking.
  • Coastal Carolina University Keynote
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Keynote at Women’s Leadership Conference at Coastal Carolina University  
  • Met Life Luncheon
    Washington, DC
  • Boston Scientific - Keynote
    Natick, MA
    Remarks to Boston Scientific’s Women’s Network Mentoring Circles Program
  • Procter & Gamble Brand Managers College
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Remarks & Working Session at Giant Eagle
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Remarks & Working Session with Laura Karet, CEO of Giant Eagle and employees.

  • Citi and Women & Co. - International Women's Day event
    Boston, MA
    Betsy Myers will be the featured speaker at Citi and Women & Co. International Women’s Day celebration in Boston, MA.
    Read a blog post about the event.
  • Remarks to Harvard Schlesinger Library Staff
    Cambridge, MA
  • Young Presidents Organization - African Events
    Africa
    Myers Leadership travels to Africa to meet with YPO leaders in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya.
    Read Betsy's blog post from
    Nigeria and Lagos.
  • Farmers Insurance - Keynote
    Palm Springs, CA
  • Young President's Organization Leadership Meeting
    Springfield, MO
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association - Keynote
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Ken Blanchard Livecast
    Online webcast

    Betsy Myers will participate along with other thought leaders in this upcoming Blanchard Livecast.
    Watch the "Quit and Stayed" Leadership Livecast.

  • Massachusetts Conference for Women - Keynote
    Boston, MA
    This is Massachusetts' premiere education and networking event for women. Betsy will join other well-known speakers such as Gretchen Rubin, Martha Beck, Tory Johnson and Olympic athlete Marion Jones, during this event. Visit the MassWomen conference site for more details.
    See event photos.
  • eBay/Pay Pal Global Financial Services - Keynote
    Timonium, MD
  • Iowa Women's Leadership Conference - Keynote
    Des Moines, IA
    Betsy will kick off the days events at the Iowa Women's Leadership Conference. Also in conjunction with the Technology Association of Women and the Iowa Women of Innovation, the day will focus on opportunities for women and girls in Science, Technology, Engingeering and Math. For more information, visit the IWLC website.
  • CBS Corporate Networking Event
    New York, NY
    This is a private event for CBS corporate and affiliate staff.
  • Elliott Masie's "Learning 2011" Keynote
    Orlando, Florida
    For more information about the event, visit the Learning 2011 website.
    Watch Betsy's keynote from Masie 2011.
  • Procter & Gamble Branch Manager's College
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Harvard Kennedy School - Center for Public Leadership
    Cambridge, MA
    David Gergen and the Center for Public Leadership in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School's Women and Public Policy Program hosted a book signing and conversation with Betsy Myers.
    Listen to a recording from the event.
  • Farmers Insurance - "Leader of Leaders" Conference
    Los Angeles, CA
    Betsy will speak on the topic of "Passionate Engagement" and also give a keynote address to the executive team during this event.
  • Starbucks Accenture Women's Executive Networking Event
    Seattle, WA
    Women & Resiliency: Overcoming Challenges and Turning them into Opportunities In today's evolving business arena, every executive must be prepared to lead her organization through periods of rapid change, innovation, evolving cultures, work styles and new technologies.  Betsy speaks on a morning panel with acclaimed author Connie Bourassa-Shaw, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington; Anne Martin-Vachon, EVP and CMO at Nordstrom; Annie Young-Scrivner, CMO at Starbucks and President, Tazo Tea.
  • Pennsylvania Conference for Women - Keynote
    Philadelphia, PA
    The Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the state's largest event of its kind with more than 5,000 attendees, offers community and connection, information and inspiration, motivation and momentum. Betsy will be interviewing Campbell Soup Company, CEO Denise Morrison and will join Gloria Steinem and Olympic star Marion Jones on the luncheon panel. Visit the conference site.
  • Downtown Harvard Club of Boston
    Boston, MA
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center - Keynote
    Houston, TX
  • Executive Women's Forum - Keynote
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Executive Women's Forum 9th Annual National Conference: The Risk Revolution
  • Success in the City: Sisters Dee Dee and Betsy Myers
    Reston, VA

    Success in the City will host sisters, Dee Dee Myers (the first ever female White House Press Secretary and author of the New York Times bestseller "Why Women Should Rule the World" and Betsy Myers (Chief Operating Officer for Barack Obama and author of recently launched book "Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You"
    See event photos.

  • CWE Business Leaders Conference - Keynote
    Waltham, MA
    Center for Women & Enterprise annual conference is New England's premier educational and networking event for women-owned businesses and supplier diversity professionals.
  • Oracle 2011 OpenWorld - Keynote
    San Francisco, CA

    The Oracle Women's Leadership event during OpenWorld will provide an opportunity for executive level women to meet and network with some of the most recognized leaders in business today. During the keynote, Betsy Myers will inspire participants to tap into their leadership potential and shift their leadership approach to be a stronger, more effective leader.
    See event photos.

  • United Way Leadership Breakfast - Keynote
    Boston, MA

    See event photos.

  • Treasury Department Executive Institute
    Washington, DC
  • Walmart
    Brisbane, CA
  • Chevron
    San Ramon, CA
  • Rambus
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • Bookshop of Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Please join us as Betsy Myers discusses her new title, signs books, and participates in a Q&A.
  • Invent Your Future - 2011 Speaker Series
    Mountain View, CA
    She will be sharing a new leadership model and insights gleaned from her experience in government, academia, the campaign trail, and the home front portrayed in her new book, Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You.
  • Dominican University of California
    San Rafael, CA
  • Ebay
    San Jose, CA
  • Symantec
    Mountain View, CA
  • Bloomberg Radio - The Hays Advantage
    New York, NY
    Betsy sits down with Bloomberg's Kathleen Hays to discuss her new book TAKE THE LEAD: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You. The interviews dives into the book's key concept of authentic leadership and shares firsthand stories from her days in the White House and on the Obama campaign trail.
    Listen to the interview.
  • Network Executive Health Care Leadership Institute
    Washington, DC
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Diversity Leadership Forum
    Washington, DC
    Betsy will make keynote remarks on the evening of June 20th to kick off the Diversity Leadership Forum -- Business works when life works: Flexibility in a hyper-connected world.
  • Elliott Masie’s Leadership Development 2011
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Betsy and Elliott Masie will co-host this conference and take a fresh look at Leadership Development strategies and activities for new leaders in rapidly evolving organizations.  LeadershipDev is directly focused on the process, design and approaches that organizations are currently using or planning to use for developing their leaders.
  • Strategic Working Session with Southwest Airlines
    Dallas, Texas
  • 4th Annual Women's International Network Leadership Reception at the 2011 Risk & Insurance National Convention
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    This event was sponsored by Aon & Chartis and pulled together women at the Annual Risk and Insurance Management National Convention in Vancouver, BC
  • Keynote Address at MetLife Women’s Sales Forum
    Orlando, Florida
  • Procter & Gamble Brand Manager College
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Presenting a Leadership Training Program. Topics will include "How to Transform Organizational Effectiveness While Building a Leadership Brand" and "Feelings of Leadership"
  • Bilateral Leadership Conference surrounding celebrations for International Women’s Day
    Bern, Switzerland
    Building Bridges: The Next Hundred Years of Women’s Leadership
  • YPO-WPO Global Leadership Summit  (Young President’s Organization / World President’s Organization)
    Denver, CO
    Each year, YPO members from around the world gather for the annual YPO Global Leadership Summit. During the two-day event, approximately 2,000 members and invited guests from more than 75 countries convene with world-renowned speakers and resources to address key issues in business, politics, philanthropy and humanities.  Participants focus on the latest developments in globalization, the role of visionary leadership, and global political and social conflicts.
  • VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Interview with Dr. Ulwyn Pierre
    Radio Interview
    “Leadership – Success – and You” with host Dr. Ulwyn Pierre airs each Thursday at 10:00 a.m. (PT) on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel. 
  • LeadStar Teleseminar
    Teleseminar
    This teleseminar offered an engaging and candid dialogue on leadership that provided listeners perspectives on: The qualities represented among great leaders; What style of leadership works best to influence change; The importance of “leadership as a feeling” and the steps you can take to be a stronger, more effective leader.
  • National Institute of Health
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Harvard Kennedy School - Center for Public Leadership Panel “The Future of Leadership”
    Harvard Kennedy School
    Photo Courtesy Tom Fitzsimmons Panel Discussion with David Gergen (Director, Center for Public Leadership, Professor of Public Service, Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Political Analyst for CNN), Bill George, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School
Roselinde Torres, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting 
This panel was a conversation to provide young leaders a perspective on what next-generation, 21st Century leadership looks like (across the public, private and non-profit sectors), how leadership style (and context) differs from past generations, and what skills next generation leadership will need to have impact in the years ahead. The audience was 150 current and former students from Harvard’s Kennedy School, Graduate School of Education, School of Public Health, and Business School, who participated in one of five fellowship programs hosted by the Center for Public Leadership.
  • Halloween Festivities at Southwest Airlines Headquarters
    Dallas, Texas
    Betsy was asked to attend this annual event in Dallas and sit on Southwest Airlines Judging Committee with Gary Kelly, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Southwest Airlines.
  • Procter & Gamble Brand Manager College
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Elliott Masie’s - “Learning 2010”
    Orlando, Florida
    Elliott Masie has been hosting this conference for two decades. It's a unique conference that brings together over 1,500 of the learning professionals from across public, private and academic institutions. It gave Betsy the opportunity to tap into the latest thinking in the leadership and learning field along with allowing her to network and learn from colleagues. This was Betsy's third year presenting a keynote. Her remarks at "Learning 2010" focused on Counter-Intuitive Leadership. In addition, Betsy led the "Women & Learning" interest group along with a follow-up session to her keynote on "Feelings and Leadership." The discussion focused on how we, as leaders, bring out the best feelings of the people around us. View the videos on YouTube »
  • The American Institute of Architects
    New York City, NY
    Women’s Leadership Development Summit - "Building Leadership for Women in Architecture"
The Desmond Tutu Center, New York City The Women’s Leadership Development Summit focuses on helping women practitioners identify their personal and collective leadership to aid in developing skills to realize their potential. Topics presented and discussed included Skill Development, Diversity in Leadership, Alternative Career Paths, Transitioning to Leadership Positions, and Creating Mentorship Networks.
  • Dupont Corporation Annual Meeting
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Dupont Forum 2010: Sustainable Transformation
 Betsy was the opening session's keynote address. The goal of Dupont's Annual meeting was to “get the tools to improve culture, efficiency and performance” in the workplace. 300 of Dupont’s clients that include manufacturing, pharmaceutical companies, plant and property management executives were in attendance at the Virginia Beach, VA conference. The conference consisted of 3 learning tracks: Building a Safety Culture, eLearning and Executive Leadership.
  • Southwest Airlines
    Dallas, Texas
    One-day leadership conference for Southwest Airlines. Panel presenter, “Women and Leadership”.
  • American Society of Association Executive
    Halifax, Canada
    Keynote address: “Leadership and the Moments that Matter”.
  • University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Women’s Leadership Conference co-sponsored by human resources department and Center for the Education of Women. Betsy will speak about Authentic Leadership and Creating Successful Women Leaders.
  • “She” The Power of Women, Taiwan
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Leadership forum's in Taipei County hosted by Governor Hsi-Wei Chou and in Kaohsuing County hosted by Governor Chiu-Hsing Yang to exchange viewpoints about leadership in an open dialogue with their constituents. These forums had a special concentration on the empowerment of women in every aspect of Taiwan business, government and society. These sessions included a keynote address followed by a panel discussion.
  • Women Leading Kentucky - Keynote
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Betsy gave the keynote address (“Networking and Simple Leadership Truths”) at the Annual Women’s Business and Leadership Conference hosted by Women Leading Kentucky, a non-profit organization established in 1999. Their mission is to create business and leadership opportunities while providing networking, education and mentoring in a supportive and professional environment.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Bethesda, Maryland
    Keynote address for Management Seminar Series “Respectful Leadership, Lessons in the Age of Obama”. 250 attendees, 200+ virtually and via on-line learning.
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF)
    
Las Vegas, Nevada
    WFF is the premier leadership development community for collective insights and connections that empower women in the food service industry to envision and achieve their highest goal. 
Annual conference: Elevating Women Leaders. Presenter for 2 workshops, “Developing a Tactical Plan”. 
250 attendees at each workshop.
  • Hewitt Associates
    Chicago, Illinois
    Hewitt is one of the world’s leading HR consulting and outsourcing companies. 
Event was created to celebrate women’s history month for employees and clients. 
Sponsored by Hewitt’s Diversity Initiative and Women’s Leadership Group, “The Center for Women’s Excellence. Keynote address: “Authentic Leadership, best practices and experiences that shaped my career”. 
200 attendees in the room, 150 attending virtually.
  • University of Regina
    
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    First-annual women’s leadership conference, “Inspiring Leadership”. The conference was developed to provide inspiration, mentorship development and leadership support for women all over the province. 
Keynote address: “Leadership Lessons in the Age of Obama
300 attendees from University and community.
  • Fidelity Investments
    
Boston, Massachusetts
    Fidelity Women’s Networking Group (WNG), supported by Fidelity Human Resources and Leadership Development. Celebration of International Women’s Day. 
Guest/Keynote speaker, “The Leader in You: Finding your voice in times of change”.
 250 attendees, event televised to Fidelity employees around the globe.
  • Procter & Gamble
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Marketing University, training and leadership development for brand managers. 
Leadership Session for new brand managers
. Attendees, 25 managers from different P & G divisions that include: household care, health and well being, and beauty/grooming.
  • East Carolina University
    Greenville, North Carolina
    The Cunanan Leadership Speakers Series, College of Business
. 
Keynote address, “Leadership and the moments that matter”. 
1,000 attendees, including students, faculty, administrators and community.
  • Germany Chapter, Meeting Professionals International
    Darmstadt, Germany
    The German Meetings & Events Conference. 
Opening Keynote, “When we meet, we change the world — Respectful Leadership in the Age of Obama.” 
Workshop, “The 10 C’s of Change and how to navigate conflict. ”
Closing Keynote, “Authentic Leadership”. 
300 attendees from Germany, Switzerland, Austria

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“Betsy’s wealth of leadership experience combined with her authentic, vulnerable delivery was extremely impactful to our leaders at Southwest.  She has an uncanny ability to connect with her audience through real life examples of success and struggles.  Betsy is a tremendous talent and her impact has been felt throughout our leadership team.”
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