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Every November Womentum hosts a public leadership event to increase knowledge and awareness of women's issues.. What began many years ago as a luncheon and keynote address is now a full day summit with workshops and training in professional and personal development.  Past keynote presenters include: author Marie C. Wilson, former Wyoming First Lady Nancy Freudenthal, Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite, artist and author Jennifer Lowe-Anker, Chairman and CEO of Style for Hire Cinday McLaughlin, First Western Trust's Director of Philanthropy Alexis Owen, Founder and CEO of Climb Wyoming Dr. Ray Dineen Fleming, President of University of Wyoming Dr. Laurie Nichols, and in 2018 Corporate Restructuring Executive Bettina Whyte. This summit is Womentum's primary fundraising event.

Friday, November 8, 2019

"The Power of Connection"

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Jensine Larsen

Center for the Arts, Jackson, Wyoming


Jensine (Yen-See Nah) Larsen is an award-winning social media entrepreneur, international journalist, and speaker. At age 28 she founded World Pulse – a digital media network connecting women worldwide and bringing them a global voice – after working as a freelance journalist covering indigenous movements and ethnic cleansing in South America and Southeast Asia. Today World Pulse is powered by tens of thousands of women from more than 190 countries, many who are using internet cafes and cell phones from rural villages and conflict zones, collectively improving the lives of 7.6 million people. www.worldpulse.com


Today women from virtually every country in the world are connecting through World Pulse and producing a multiplier effect of change. Women previously unknown by the global public are having their stories picked up from World Pulse by the BBC, CNN, the UN, the Huffington Post, and beyond. In addition, by networking through World Pulse’s website grassroots women leaders are finding job opportunities, starting new programs and businesses, launching women’s cybercafés, and finding international speaking opportunities that are changing their lives and lifting their communities.

Following the coffee reception and keynote address, full-day attendees will break out into workshops and a group panel discussion led by local and regional facilitators. The afternoon programming will focus on various aspects of connection:  Technology, Gender, Inner Self, Creativity, and Community. (Workshop details coming soon.)


Thanks to a marketing grant from the Travel and Tourism Board, Womentum will be able to maximize exposure for all event sponsors. For more information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Women in Leadership Summit, please contact info@womentumwyo.org.

$25 Coffee & Keynote Only 8:30-10:45am (General Admission)

$100 Full Day Summit. 8:30-5:30 Includes Coffee & Keynote, Lunch, Workshops & Panel Discussion 

$150 VIP & Full Day Summit (Limited tickets available) Includes Thursday, November 7th, private evening reception with Jensine Larsen and Full Day Summit ticket with coffee and keynote, lunch, workshops and panel discussion. 


8:30-9:30am Coffee & Conversation

Breakfast snacks provided by Kate’s Real Food, Healthy Being Juicery, and Snake River Roasting Company.

9:30-11:00am Keynote by global digital innovator and founder of Worldpulse.com Jensine Larsen 


FULL DAY Summit Ticket Holder Schedule includes:

11:30-1:00 Workshop #1 (please see your individual schedule for presenter and workshop space)


1:00-2:00 Lunch provided by Persephone Bakery

Brief presentation on “Hive Mentality” by Kathy Clay.


2:00-3:30 Workshop #2 (please see your individual schedule for presenter and workshop space)


3:45-5:00 How to Deepen Your Connection and Build your Network. 

Panel Discussion with all workshop presenters facilitated by Jenn Ford


5:00-6:00 Wrap up Happy Hour in Lobby

Appetizers provided by Caldera Pizzeria. Cash bar.



Connected by Technology with Dr. Heidi Forbes Oste

Technology is transforming the way we work, live and connect. Understanding the human relationship with technology, both yours and those with whom you are interacting is critical to thrive. Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste provides concrete steps for evolving your digital self to one that is in harmony with technology for improved productivity and connection. Connecting both through and with as well as (sometimes) disconnecting is just the beginning. Heidi Forbes Oste is the author of  Digital Self Mastery: Conquer Your Digital Habits to Boost Your Relationships and Business Growth

Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste is a behavioral scientist, best-selling author of Digital Self Mastery series and executive producer of the Evolving Digital Self podcast. She combines 25 yrs experience in social strategy consulting with her scholarly research in the human relationship with technology and her personal passion for wellbeing. She holds several advisory roles as an expert on strategic integration of Digital Wellbeing and Ethics to support the transition into the digital era without losing humanity in the process. 


Connected with Your Inner Self with Jan Hoath

Discovering mindfulness and joy to live and lead at your best with certified mindfulness meditation teacher, Jan Hoath, self-proclaimed "backcountry guide to the soul.” In this dynamic workshop you will: 1) Discover how to mindfully connect to Your Inner Self through joy 2)  Explore what is holding you back from more 3) Learn a simple process to start your day, connected to YOU.


Jan Hoath, affectionally known as a "backcountry guide to the soul,” brings to life the true essence of mindfulness and happiness to participants in her programs through her philosophy of ‘leading with play’ along with her signature process of the Happiness Prism™ which offers a light hearted approach to one’s journey.A certified mindfulness meditation teacher, professional alpine ski instructor, everyday adventurer, mother, and wife, Jan practices what she preaches. Jan is lead facilitator for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Mindful Ski & Snowboard Camp. 

Connecting between Genders: a Conversation

Join Jimmy Bartz, Andy Cavellerao and Sara Flitner for a community conversation connecting men and women.  Andy and Jimmy will share their experiences as two of the conveners of “The Men’s Conversation” (also called the “Manel” group) with Sara moderating as we talk about making connections, healing wounds, and becoming strong allies.

Jimmy Bartz serves as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Prior to coming to Jackson, he was the founder and priest at Thad’s, an emergent Episcopal Church in the Santa Monica, California, in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He has also served as the Campus Missioner at the University of Texas in Austin, at All Saints’ in Austin, Texas, and All Saints’ Parish in Beverly Hills, California. He is a graduate the University of Texas at Austin and Virginia Theological Seminary. Presently, he serves as the Chair of the Board of the Episcopal Evangelism Society, and in years past has worked with Red Bull High Performance teaching athletes spiritual disciplines, with Naval Special Warfare working to create systems for character development within special operations teams, and was a speaker at TEDx, Venice Beach.

Andy Cavallaro graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Secondary Education. Andy is married to Sarah and they are so fortunate to parent an eight-year old daughter Callie and four-year old son Mitch.  Before becoming the Community Safety Network Director, Andy served as the Teton County Assessor, owned his own real estate appraisal company, and worked in a variety of social service sectors in Jackson Hole. Andy moved to Jackson Hole in 1998 for the skiing and summer recreational opportunities and stayed to raise a family in a world class community.

Sara Flitner has more than 20 years of experience in collaborative problem solving, organizational leadership, and authentic communication. She is a trained and certified mediator and a strong believer in the practice of mindfulness at home, in the workplace, and around the community. A native of Shell, Wyoming, graduate of University of Wyoming, and former mayor of Jackson Hole, she is passionate about and deeply connected to her home state and the wellbeing of its economy, its wildlife, and her fellow citizens.


Connecting through Creativity with Nicole Garrett and Lindsay Rae Larsen

Power in presenting with movement and improvisation with Nicole Garrett and Lindsay Rae Larsen. This workshop combines voice, public speaking exercises, and movement for cultivating your unique and creative expression to develop your professional and personal presence.  

Originally from Parker, CO, Lindsay Rae Larson holds a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Wyoming. After attaining her degree she moved to Jackson Hole where she worked as a Pilates instructor and danced professionally with Contemporary Dance Wyoming. Lindsay was a performing member of Adaptations Dance Theatre on Maui, and worked as an apprentice with Apex Dance Theatre in Denver. She continues to expand her professional portfolio with writing and marketing at Frederick Mountain Group, a local business consulting firm with a national reach. Lindsay is comprehensively certified in Pilates with Balanced Body University and holds an IMP (Intensive Mat Plus) with Stott Pilates. 

Nicole Garrett graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a degree in theatre and performance. Now based in Jackson Hole, Nicole is based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Her extensive background as a performing artist, educator, and coach are the heart of her business, PRESeNT, LLC. PRESeNT inspires effective and confident leadership by coaching clear and concise communication. Launched in 2019, PRESeNT offers both one-on-one and group instruction. PRESeNT is a proud member of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. www.present.llc


Thank you

2019 Women in Leadership Summit Sponsors!

Rocky Mountain Bank



St. John's Medical Center

Silver Star


Community Foundation of JH

Jackson Hole Airport


Teton Orthopedics

The Equipoise Fund

Wort Hotel

Center of Wonder


First Western Trust

Willow Street Group

Jackson Hole Family Health

Katie Brady Real Estate

Joan of Sparc


2015 Women in Leadership Luncheon Alexis Owen. As Director of Philanthropic Services and Marketing for First Western Trust, Alexis Owen guides communications and philanthropic strategy for the company, including the development of corporate social responsibility programming.  She advises clients on personal giving strategies, educating them on effective philanthropy and helping guide their philanthropic investments.  Additionally, Alexis is the founder of the Young Philanthropists Foundation and is co-owner of dovetail solutions, a Colorado PR firm. Whether teaching the next generation to give back or advising clients about the ins and outs of effective philanthropy, she is dedicated to empowering individuals to make the world a better place.


  • Founder of the Young Philanthropists Foundation, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children to give back

  • Founder of the September 11 Quilt Project, a national healing project that received wide acclaim

  • Board member of Grab the Torch

  • Board member B:CIVIC Accolades

  • September 11 Quilt Project featured in The New York Times, People Magazine, TIME Magazine, and The Washington Post as well as news programs such as CNN Headline News

  • Class of 2008 graduate of the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Denver

  • Class of 2004 graduate of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Leadership program

  • Nominated for Outstanding Nonprofit Professional of the Year (2008)

  • Recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s Partners in Philanthropy Award (2009)

  • Nominated for Outstanding Woman in Business (2010)

  • Recipient of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Downtown Volunteer of the Year Award  (2010)

  • Nominated for the Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under Forty award (2013)

  • Recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals by Colorado Biz magazine (2013)

2014 Women in Leadership Luncheon Dr. Ray Fleming Dineen


2018 The 2018 Women in Leadership Summit explored the theme of “Courage to Lead.” Keynote speaker Bettina Whyte addressed the courage to be true to yourself, being a female leader in a predominantly male field and the importance of having mentors.  Ms. Whyte has enjoyed a 30+ year career as a restructuring professional who has aided the turnaround of a number of multi-billion dollar companies. She has served as Interim CEO or Chief Restructuring Officer for domestic and international corporations in a variety of industries and remains one of the very few women who has succeeded in this male-dominated role.  Following the keynote address and coffee reception, attendees will circulate between three, 90-minute breakout sessions led by local and regional facilitators. The breakout sessions will focus on three aspects of leadership: Personal Leadership, Public Leadership, and Communications for Leadership.

2017 President Nichols was born and raised in South Dakota. A first-generation college graduate, she received a bachelor’s degree in education from South Dakota State University in 1978. She then earned a master’s degree in vocational and adult education from Colorado State University in 1984 and a Ph.D. in family and consumer sciences education from Ohio State University in 1988.  President Nichols began her career in higher education as a member of the faculty of the University of Idaho from 1988 to 1994. She then became the Dean of the SDSU College of Education and Human Sciences from 1994 to 2008. From August 2008 through June 2009, she served as interim president of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and then returned to SDSU to become Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2009 to 2016. While in that role, she guided the university through two years of budget reductions and provided leadership in developing new five-year strategic plans, among other accomplishments.

Laurie Nichols began her duties as the University of Wyoming’s 26th president May 16, 2016. She is the first woman to serve as President of the University of Wyoming.