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Steamboat Women's Leadership Summit

January Speakers and Session Descriptions

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.


Empowering Women to Assert themselves
Mary Hendra  | January 12 at 9 AM

In this world, women often struggle internally and externally to be and feel heard. Whether advocating for professional advancement or discussing different public policies and community interests, when our anxiety rises the differences of male and female conversation styles amplify. It can make you feel simultaneously like screaming and hiding under a rock. How do you stay engaged in a way that is true to your values, beliefs and experiences? Our communities and our democracy grow stronger when women build the skills to insert themselves as women into tough conversations and help guide them from adversarial to productive.

Check back soon for more information on sessions and speakers.


Mary Hendra has worked in government, education, and non-profit industries with the consistent goal of building a more compassionate, engaged community. A Chapter Leader for the Ellevate Network for Professional Women, Mary consistently advocates for and supports the growth of opportunities and professional development for women from diverse backgrounds. She also regularly facilitates online workshops for cross-industry professionals to find clarity and take action - even when confronting extreme stress or perhaps painful transitions - with a combination of stillness, creativity, and community. Her 24 years in education has included teaching students and educators in online, in-person, and hybrid settings. Learn More