Women in Leadership Summit 2020

Women Who Lead: Equality, Courage, and Compassion

An Online Conference 

Friday November 13th 12:00 - 5:00 pm

An afternoon of online personal and professional programming.

Advanced registration required.

While current circumstances have forced us to modify our annual summit, we wholeheartedly believe that this virtual conference offers timely and impactful personal and professional programming for our community and participants from far and wide!


The Women in Leadership Summit is geared primarily toward people who identify as female, but we always encourage universal participation and welcome everyone to join us in our programming. 


  • 12:00 - 12:15 pm Welcome 

  • 12:15 - 1:30 pm Program #1 | What Makes Being a Female Leader Different?

            15 min Intermission | Live Music

  • 1:45 - 3:00 pm Program #2 | Fear of Change/Fear of Failure Workshop

           15 min Intermission | Live Music

  • 3:15 - 4:45 pm Program #3 | A Conversation about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

  • 4:45 - 5:00 pm Closing 


Program #1: 12:15 - 1:30pm

What Makes Being a Female Leader Different?

Join journalist and Womentum Board Member Melissa Cassutt as she interviews female professionals in various different sectors about their leadership style. Featuring Womentoring alumnae Gillian Chapman, Superintendent of Teton County School District, Jodie Pond, Director of Teton County Public Health, Susan Scarlata, Community Engagement Specialist for the Town of Jackson, and Entrepreneur and Restaurateur Ali Cohane. 

Program #2: 1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Taking the Plunge: How to Overcome Fear of Change and Fear of Failure

Personal Development Workshop with Sallie Felton

Have you ever found yourself stuck…emotionally, mentally or physically? Your stomach is in knots, decisions are almost impossible to make, sleep is an afterthought and stress is knocking at your door. AND just to make matters worse, you already have enough negative self-talk and judgment going on in your head.  Sound familiar? So what is it about fear of change and/or fear of failure that holds you back?


LEARN: Why does fear of change or fear of failure stop you from living your life fully, setting goals or starting your business? Explore why you do it and how to overcome it, including:

  • What do you need to do to quiet the fear.

  • Tricks to learn how to  the eliminate the “monkey mind” of doubt and fear

  •  What do you need to do to change your mindset and accomplish your goals?

  • Set your intentions clearly and understand what you want to do with your personal life and/or business

  • What do you need that you don't have now and how you are going to find it?

As featured on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX News affiliates across the country, Sallie Felton is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation, radio host, author, facilitator, hypnotherapist, deep imagery therapist and inspirational speaker. She is co-author of the Ebook/Workbook, Clutter Free and Clear: How to Take Charge of Your Time and Space (2009) and co-authored The Small Business Owner’s Assessment Tool (2007). She also is co-author of several books including Stepping Stones to Success (2010) with Deepak Chopra and GPS for Success (2011) with Stephen R. Covey. Her most recent Ebook, Start Where You Stand, Finding Your True North in the Life/Work Balance (2010) is a “how-to-workbook” on finding one’s inner and outer balance in the game of life. Her book, If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I Get Rid of This Clutter? The 3 types: mental, emotional and physical (2012) reached #1 on Amazon in several categories and made the top 5 in 5 others. Her latest co-authored book was with Mark Singer et al, The Six Secrets to a Happy Retirement: How to Master the Transition of a Lifetime (2013). Sallie has offered workshops for: The American Heart Association, B.I.G (Believe, Inspire, Grow) Group, Global Women’s Summit, WINGS EXPO, Celebrating the Whole Women, Women on the Move, Mary Kay, hospital groups, corporations, associations, professional and non-profit organizations.


Program #3: 3:15 - 4:45 pm 

A Conversation about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Womentum is honored to host this program in collaboration with the Jackson Hole DEI Collective. In an effort to help our community raise the bar for what it means to be equitable, inclusive and racially just, please join us for a discussion on “getting real about whiteness” and addressing privilege and bias even among the most well intentioned. 

The Jackson Hole DEI Collective is a group of local leaders working together to creates space for education and dialogue to help people identify and dismantle oppressive systems, and works to build community for and amplify voices of people that hold marginalized identities. Members of the Collective occupy intersecting dominant and marginalized identities, including Black people, People of Color, and White people, straight, LGBTQ+, cis-gendered, and genderqueer.


Advance registrants will be provided resources to prepare for this conversation. 



Virtual Book Discussion

The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are

By Alicia Menendez


In conjunction with the Women in Leadership Summit 2020, Womentum is excited to host virtual book discussions on The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are by Alicia Menendez. 


“Relying on extensive research and interviews, and carefully examined personal experience, The Likeability Trap delivers an essential examination of the pressure put on women to be amiable at work, home, and in the public sphere, and explores the price women pay for internalizing those demands. Rather than advising readers to make themselves likeable, Menendez empowers them to examine how they perceive themselves and others and explores how the concept of likeability is riddled with cultural biases. Our demands for likeability, she argues, hinder everyone’s progress and power.”

Books available at JH Booktrader, Valley Books and your favorited online booksellers. It also is a great audio book!


If you are interested, let us know which date and time you would like to participate. (It is not a series of discussions). Sign up for your preferred time here: 

  • 4:00-5:15pm Sunday, November 15 

  • 6:00-7:15pm Tuesday, November 17

We are grateful to our generous sponsors for helping to make these Women in Leadership events happen!

Title Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Bank


Gold Sponsors:

Bank of Jackson Hole, Community Foundation of JH, Equipoise Fund, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort,

Silver Star Communications, and St. John's Health


Silver Sponsors:

Jackson Hole News & Guide, Jackson Whole Family Health, Teton Orthopaedics, Willow Street Group.

Womentum is a Jackson Hole based non-profit committed to empowering and connecting women as leaders within their communities. We do this through Womentoring, our signature 9-month structured mentoring program, community events, educational programs, and our annual Women in Leadership Summit in early November. For more information go to womentumwyo.org.

Questions? Contact Womentum Support at [email protected]