Off to a Great Start
Come join colleagues as we start our day of learning with a morning walk around campus and an opportunity to get to know one another. We might even spot some birds to identify! Beginning on the pub patio, we will take in the sights and sounds around the lake and across campus, returning with enough time to change out of sneakers before the Summit begins. If the weather does not cooperate, we will instead walk on the SRC Track.
This yoga session is an opportunity to pause and create a space for self-care, rejuvenation, relaxation, and mindfulness. Ruth Gatling, who discovered yoga through her love of meditation and mindfulness practice over 25 years ago and started teaching in 2008, will lead the session. No prior yoga experience is required, and modifications will be offered to accommodate different levels of ability.
Join us for a meditation session led by Rider’s very own Fred Housel who is a certified Reiki Master who has been practicing for over 18 years. With his holistic approach, Fred will lead us through a series of empowering affirmations and breathing techniques on our path to higher consciousness.
Breakout Session Descriptions
Women leaders (including Nonbinary, LGBTQ+ Spectrum, and Culturally Diverse persons) face a myriad of leadership challenges that male counterparts do not. The “glass ceiling” is often a “cement ceiling” when cultural identities and the intersectionality impact career and leadership experiences/ opportunities. Pierre-Bravo (December 14, 2022) stated that an estimated 43% of women leaders feel burned out, compared to only 31% of men who are at the same level, and COVID-19 pandemic and social injustice resulted in even more mental distress. What are the costs to one’s wellbeing? Do you practice mental wellness consistently or do you put on your ICU masks on your way to burnout? Does your leadership definition include mental wellness?
- Identify ICU mental health “life support” risk factors to wellness.
- Learn effective strategies for ongoing mental wellness for personal/leadership excellence.
- Identify mental health wellness resources for continued development.
Dr. Debby Haskins ’81, ‘84
Rider Trustee and Owner, Mosaic Consulting and Counseling Services
Dr. Haskins owns MOSAIC Consulting and Counseling Services after having enjoyed a long and highly successful academic career at Loyola University of Maryland and Trinity Washington University. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, and is a widely recognized academic scholar and practitioner in the field of gambling addiction and other dependencies. Dr. Haskins is also a proud Rider alumna and Trustee.
The body and the mind work together to facilitate a creative process that inspires the co-construction of new ideas, perspectives, and solutions. Dance/movement therapy empower others to listen to their bodies as a source of both wisdom and creativity. In this session, there will be opportunities to explore the mind/body connection and the important role of sensory knowledge that, together, define what we mean by aesthetic leadership.
- Understand the role of sensory knowledge in leadership as a means of fostering creativity and building self-awareness.
- Identify factors that enhance creativity.
- Describe the key concepts of aesthetic leadership.
Dr. Eri Millrod
Assistant Professor and Director, M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Dance/Movement Therapy Concentration, Rider University
Dr. Millrod has 27 years of clinical experience providing dance/movement therapy (DMT) and verbal therapy to adults with mental illnesses, addictions, and dual diagnoses in an inpatient psychiatric hospital where she also ran specialty groups for trauma and grief.
There are a sufficient number of qualified women to fill leadership roles. So why aren't women leaders rising to the highest levels of leadership compared to their male counterparts? During this session, I will provide tools to break down barriers and biases to define a leadership playbook.
- Understand personal barriers and bias.
- Identify essential leadership tools.
- Create a personal 12-month leadership playbook.
Ms. Kimberly Hairston-Hicks
Founder and CEO, Good Beauté
Kimberly Hairston-Hicks is an award-winning C-suite Executive with 17 years of global beauty industry experience. Before joining Combs Global as the Head of Combs Labs, she founded Good Beauté; the first Vitamin C skincare brand formulated for black women. She also served as the Chief Marketing Officer for a multicultural haircare portfolio backed by L. Catterton Company and held leadership roles for Unilever, Coty, L'Oreal, and The Coca-Cola Company. Kimberly earned her MBA from Clark Atlanta University and her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Kean University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the National Black MBA Association. In addition, she serves as an advisory board member for Clark Atlanta University and several non-profit organizations.
Engaging in effective teamwork can be difficult because of the all-time high stress experienced by employees in an increasingly demanding workplace. The question is how to help employees see their work in a more positive light and feel encouraged to collaborate with their colleagues. There will be opportunities to explore leader gratitude and team dynamics in today’s demanding work environment.
- Understand the role of gratitude in stressful environments.
- Identify factors that enhance groupwork/group collaboration.
- Discuss how to help employees engage in more positive reflection of their work.
Dr. Quinn Cunningham
Associate Professor, Management, Rider University
Quinn Cunningham earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Drexel University and joined Rider in 2014. She has taught Team Management classes since 2015 and her research interests include information sharing and psychological safety in teams.
Dr. Hee Young Kim
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Management, Rider University
Hee Young Kim has been at Rider since 2014 after receiving her Ph.D. in Management at NYU Stern. Her research interests include work stress, cross-cultural differences, and social hierarchy in organizations. Prior to entering academia, she worked in investment banking in Hong Kong, Korea, and New York.
Discover what a network is, why a quality network is important to help you thrive professionally and personally throughout your life and, most importantly, what your current network looks like.
Ms. Laura Glotzbach ‘97
President and Founder, LGS Marketing Services
Laura Glotzbach has 25 years of marketing experience with a focus on direct response advertising and campaign analytics. She spent 10 years working in several of the top New York advertising agencies (Wunderman, MEC Interaction and Neo@Ogilvy) before branching out and starting her own marketing analytics firm 13 years ago. Laura graduated from Rider University with a Business degree in Advertising. She is on the Executive Board of the Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council at Rider University, an Executive in Residence for the Norm Brodsky College of Business at Rider University and Co-chair of the Rider Business Analytics Advisory Council. Laura was awarded the Hooper/Gibbons Mentor award in 2020 for her work with the Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council. She is currently attending Penn State for a Master of Professional Studies, Psychology of Leadership.
Are you making yourself a priority? Learn two mindset shifts you can practice to bring more purpose, intention, joy and belonging into your life. Get ready to bring the energy, share experiences and leave the session with a proven approach to create big change in your life and THRIVE.
- Identify a comparison mindset and how to shift to a competitive one.
- Shift from the things outside of your control to focusing on the 10 “controllables”.
- Identify above and below the line behaviors to maintain the two mindset shifts.
Ms. Brett Ashley Davis
SRC Fitness Manager and Mental Performance Coach
Brett Ashley Davis has been at Rider since 2008, managing, leading and mentoring over 300 student employees at the Student Recreation Center. She has her masters in Sport Administration from Arkansas State University and recently started her own business as a mental performance coach for athletic minds.
This session will empower women to be engaged with their finances to thrive in their lives and careers. Financial well-being enables women to reach their goals and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. We will discuss how to make the most of what you earn, spend, and save whether you are single, married or in a committed relationship.
- Understand the power of controlling your finances.
- Learn to “pay yourself first”.
- Learn to make the most of what you earn, spend, and save.
- Enhance your knowledge about your financial future.
Ms. Annmarie Woods
Rider Trustee and Regional VP, Guggenheim Investments
Annmarie is the Regional Vice President at Guggenheim Investment. She joined the firm in 2020, after reaching a milestone of 30 years’ experience in the mutual fund and retirement plan marketplace. Annmarie graduated with a B.A. from Regis College, and holds FINRA series 7, 63, and 65 registrations, as well as her Life and Health Insurance licenses. She is a proud Rider Trustee, a member and mentor for the Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council at Rider and has hosted workshops at the University in financial literacy and planning.