Steamboat Women's Leadership Summit
2023 information coming soon
The Steamboat Springs Chamber and Alpine Bank are proud to present Steamboat’s premier women’s leadership summit, Thrive Together, a collaboration that promotes, motivates, and empowers women in all phases of life through personal and professional development.
Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The climb to the top can be hard for anyone. Women, in particular, face a myriad of challenges that can make the journey upward toward a position of power especially challenging. We bring you Thrive Together, a summit for women, by women, because we believe that talented, fierce, and disruptive women are good for business!
After the success of the 2021 hybrid event and previously the 2020 virtual summit, we are thrilled to welcome our attendees back to a fully in-person event! Thrive Together will feature a variety of learning formats, including breakout sessions, workshops, general session keynotes, and an exhibitor area featuring event sponsors and local companies. Coffee and lunch are included.
Thrive Together uses an inclusive definition of “woman,” and we invite and encourage ALL women and women-identified persons to participate in the event.
During this Keynote, audience members will learn the 4 foundational pillars of “The Improv Mindset”:
- Yes, AND
- Listen to SERVE
- Support your teammates AT ALL COSTS
- TRUST your instincts
They will hear about the neuroscience of improv and come away with an understanding of how to successfully apply this new language as a tool for managing ambiguity, connecting their teams, boosting creativity, and increasing emotional intelligence. Get ready to PLAY! Learn More
Prior to assuming her current appointment, Ambassador Taylor served in leadership on the board of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Additionally, she was a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council and served on the museum’s Committee on State Sponsored Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial as well as the Committee on Conscience. Ambassador Taylor was a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast regional board, and Vice-Chair of the National Finance Committee for the Democratic Party. For over two decades she served in various roles for the North Carolina Outward Bound School, including as vice chair of the board, instructor, and course director.
Ambassador Taylor and her husband Kenneth are the proud parents of two. She was educated at Mills College (B.A.) and Boston University (M.A.), and in her free time the Ambassador can be found scaling mountains, skiing the slopes, or as stoker on the tandem bike she and her husband travel with throughout the U.S. and overseas.
- Using vulnerability as a self-care tool
- Leading and adapting to change and transition
- Self-awareness and self-management
- Giving feedback in a way that cares for others wellbeing
- Asking for feedback in a way that cares for your mental wellbeing
- Assessing inclusivity in your environments
- Tools for creating inclusivity in your environments
Criminal Justice Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
CEO, Strings Music Festival
CEO, Steamboat Springs Chamber
Director of Communications, Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation
Executive Director, Old Town Hot Springs
CEO, Kim Smith Consulting
Business Development Director, Steamboat Springs Chamber