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Women's Leadership Seminar

Discover best practices and tactics for successfully navigating the challenges women leaders face. Gain insights, get inspired and develop your action plan.

Mar 19, 2019 08:30 AM   -­­  Mar 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn

2101 N. Mountain Road


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Type of Event
In Person

Who Should Attend
  • Member Services
  • In Person
  • YP Network
  • Marketing
  • Feature
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • IT
  • Lenders
  • Compliance
  • Finance
  • Advocacy
  • Board Member
  • Front Line
  • Executive


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8:30 – 9:00 am
Registration | Continental breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am
Welcome & Introductions

9:30 am – 11:00 am 
Rock Your Life: Show Up & Show Off

Melanie Spring, Founder | Branded Confidence

You can argue with me, but you have a personal brand. It walks into the room before you and stays there long after you leave. Even if you don’t define it, it defines you. So, let’s define it and start telling the world who you really are.

When we are living on purpose, we spread light. When we share our light with others, we are able to change the world. Let's find your thing, create a plan and start making the impact you were put here to make. WARNING: You may need to clear out some stuff in your life to make that happen - job, friends, family, to-do lists, and priorities. Are you truly ready to live a beautiful life? It's up to YOU to rock your life!

Learning Objectives

  • Find your stories
  • Define your personal brand
  • Identify your purpose
  • Put together a plan to make it happen

11:00 am – 11:15 am

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Positioning Yourself for Success

Val Mindak, CEO & President | Park City Credit Union

What is your next step? Join us for this highly interactive session where we will discuss goals, action plans and ways to best position yourself for success.

12:00 – 1:00
Networking Lunch

Sponsored by GWLN - WI Sister Society Chapter

      12:15 - 12:30
      Global Women’s Leadership Network Info Session 

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Community Service ProjectTWCUnitedWay

We will assemble snack packs to benefit the Women’s Community Inc. located in Wausau. Please bring along the following individually wrapped snack items: granola bars, breakfast bars, fruit snacks, crackers, candy, trail mix, cookies Let’s demonstrate the CU Difference by giving back to the Wausau community.

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Never Give UP – The Survivor Way

Holly Hoffman | Author and Motivational Speaker - Survivor Nicaragua Season 21 Finalist

As we survive life’s challenges, we come face to face with fear and uncertainty. Challenges may allow us to step out of our comfort zone and push ourselves above and beyond our own self-limitations. It is how we choose to overcome challenges that make us who we are. It is our strength in times of difficulty that proves our character and self-worth.

Holly Hoffman, a finalist on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor” shares her experience of being on a reality show and encourages you to think about how you decide to survive on a daily basis. Adversity is not so much contending with problems as it is learning more about who you really are and what is inside of you.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn six words to develop your survival skills and take on any challenge you face
  • Explore your true survival skills

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Debrief of Key Learnings

Jennifer Esser, VP Professional Development | The League

4:00 pm


Holly Hoffman | Author and Motivational Speaker - Survivor Nicaragua Season 21 Finalist

After all three children left for college, Holly decided she wanted a challenge and an adventure in her own life. She wanted to step out of her comfort zone, and that is when she decided to apply to be on the CBS reality show, “Survivor”. After sending in one application, one audition DVD and having one casting call, Holly made the show for season 21, “Survivor Nicaragua.“ Little did she know, this was only the beginning of her journey. Holly feels that what she learned from being on the reality show, she has been able to apply to the real world of survival. Holly finished fourth at the end of the season and was the last woman standing as well as the last member of her tribe.

Soon after coming home from Nicaragua, Holly became an inspirational and motivational speaker. Holly encourages others to take opportunities and also focus on attitude, confidence, determination, desire and faith. Which is what her new book, The Winner Within, explains in detail.

Val Mindak, CEO & President | Park City Credit Union

Since 2009, Val Mindak has served as Park City’s CEO and President, leading the credit union’s mission of “helping members fulfill their dreams while serving their communities.” Her commitment to bringing innovative retail strategies to the employees and the 20,000+ member-owners has been the driving force behind Park City’s rapid growth and local recognition as the Mid-Size Business of the Year for two years running.

Involved with all the system partners that support and drive our movement forward Val currently serving as the Chair of the Wisconsin Credit Union League Board of Directors, Chair of the League Services Corporation, Governmental Affairs Committee Board and the Unity Fund. She also is a board member for Corporate Central Credit Union.

Melanie Spring, Founder | Branded Confidence

Melanie is an international speaker and facilitator and brings her charisma and confidence to humans worldwide. She’s so dedicated to her purpose that she once drove 7,000 miles in three weeks to find out why great brands work.


$219 | Early bird before February 25, 2019
$249 | Regular

Cancellation/Substitution Policy

Cancellations and refund requests made eight or more days prior to the conference date must be in writing to and are subject to a $35 service charge. No refunds will be granted if a cancellation is received seven days or less before the conference date. Substitutions are accepted any time before the conference begins, but The League must be notified.


Hilton Garden Inn 
2101 N. Mountain Road
Wausau, WI 54401
Room rate: $135, plus tax
Room block expires: February 25, 2019
p: (715) 212-3732


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