September 13-14, 2017
NDFU Conference Center • Jamestown
Thank you for participating in our WILD conference in September! We hope you had a great time and that we will see you at our future WILD events.
Below you will find the graphics and powerpoints promised from the speakers and conference.
See you at WILD in 2018!
Our Speakers • September 2017
Founder and CEO of All In Together and Author
Author, Expert, Activist, and Adviser, Lauren Leader-Chivee is one of the world’s foremost experts on diversity and women’s leadership. Her speeches explore the economic, political and social impact of diversity and inspire us all to rise to the challenge.
A writer, researcher and thought leader on diversity and women’s issues—in the workplace, in politics and in between, Lauren’s upcoming book Crossing The Thinnest Line(Hachette, September 2016) argues diversity is THE most under-leveraged economic asset in the United States. She has co-authored a long list of research studies from the global think tank Center for Talent Innovation, where she served as president, and her opinion pieces run the gamut from The Harvard Business Review and Inc., to Marie Claire magazine and The Huffington Post.
A feminist leader for a new generation, Lauren is the founder and CEO of the non-profit All In Together (AIT), dedicated to teaching women how to have a voice in politics—on both sides of the aisle. Wrestling with the massive disconnect between women determining elections but not pulling the levers of power, AIT’s mission is to help women have the influence in policy equal to their numbers.
Named one of Fortune’s 50 Most Influential Women on Twitter, and serving as a term member of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, Lauren is a sought after speaker at wide-ranging forums, including the innovative Milken Global Conference.
Steeped in the value of diversity and what makes teams most effective—in their creation, leadership and execution, Lauren is currently an executive advisor to Deloitte Consulting and has spent much of her career advising Fortune 500 companies around the world.
Rebecca Undem gained her chops as a people developer primarily through her partnership with an international talent management firm. She has worked with hundreds of leaders of companies of various sizes and sectors to improve their bottom-line results by focusing on what really matters: their people. Through training and facilitating dialogue about leadership, communication, collaboration and customer service, Rebecca offers customized programs with actionable tactics that leadership teams can implement immediately. Her professional work also includes extensive workforce development planning for non-profit organizations.
Her passionate and authentic delivery style is the perfect mix of heart and strategy that captures the minds, hearts and souls of her audiences.
Through her business, Rebecca offers speaking and consulting services, allowing her to inspire countless others with her message of transparency and heart-based leadership. The business includes a blog where Rebecca offers practical advice to inspire growth, both professionally and personally. She is excited to announce the release of her book How Mommy Got Her Groove Back™ which was released in September 2016.
Rebecca truly believes the best way to show up for others is by showing up for ourselves. There is nothing like parenthood to remind us of that. Her biggest champions and daily dose of reality are her 3 kiddos under the age of 8, Andrew, Carter, and Brynlee, along with her farmer husband, Jeremiah. They simultaneously ground her and keep her from taking herself too seriously. Rebecca and her family reside in Oakes, North Dakota, where her roots are the deepest and her heart belongs.
Ronda Throener – NDFU Board Member
Wendi Wells – White Horse Woman Outreach
Caitlin McDonald – ND Women’s Network
Rebecca Undem – Motivational Speaker, Author