Event Details

Join us at CUWLA CONNECT CONFERENCE! Resilient Leadership: Women Navigating Challenges, Inspiring Success.

This year's event will begin with a reception on Sunday evening, walking distance from the hotel. Meeting will be September 23-24, 2024 at the TruStage Lighthouse Madison, WI. Transportation from the hotel will be provided.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect with other inspiring women and learn valuable skills in leadership. Register now and be a part of this unforgettable experience!

The hotel will be the Best Western Premier Park Hotel. Click here https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.50061.html?groupId=X13GR1D7 to book your room.


  • Sep 23, 2024

  • Sep 24, 2024

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Unleash The Winner Within You
This high-energy and supercharged talk is Sherry’s NUMBER ONE requested presentation from corporations, associations, and colleges and universities. You will experience how unleashing your i...
This high-energy and supercharged talk is Sherry’s NUMBER ONE requested presentation from corporations, associations, and colleges and universities. You will experience how unleashing your inner winner provides you with the brave beliefs to accomplish ANY dream that you’ve dared to imagine. You become unstoppable, inspiring those around you to do the same.

You will push yourself further, never give up, and act as if the gold medal is already around your neck. You will believe in your abilities and trust that you can achieve any goal.

When you unleash the winner within you, your vision becomes reality. You become a role model, a mentor, and a coach for those around you. Going forward, you will lead through brave beliefs, creating an Olympic-level culture.

After this talk, you will be able to:
 Identify and focus on priorities to enhance success.
 Overcome barriers to create Olympic-level results.
 Adopt thought-habits that create more wins at home and in the office.
 Relentlessly pursue your dreams with unwavering determination.
 Increase your conviction to overcome ANY obstacle in your path.
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Break
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Filene Innovation Group Presentations
Presentations from the groups on their research.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Coaching Cohort Banquet
Location TBD. Attendees and sponsors are invited.


  • Sherry Winn (CEO of The Winning Leadership Company)

    Sherry Winn

    CEO of The Winning Leadership Company


    Sherry Winn is a Two-Time Olympian, National Basketball Coach of The Year, and Amazon Three-Time Best Selling Author. She is an in-demand internationally renowned speaker who frequently speaks for up to 14,000 people at a time including companies such as Adobe, Dell, New York Life, Edward Jones, and McDonald's.

    Sherry is known as a leader of leaders and a visionary of visionaries who has written three best selling books. Her new book, Winning Leadership: Seven Secrets to Being a Truly Powerful Leader, is currently being utilized as a manual in organizations for leadership development.

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  • Celeste Jonson (CEO of Celeste Jonson International)

    Celeste Jonson

    CEO of Celeste Jonson International


    Meet Celeste – an accomplished author and an architect of intentional transitions. Her mastery lies in crafting transformations that turbocharge leadership and infuse life with purpose. Celeste propels individuals, particularly women leaders, to seize their innate power, orchestrating transformative change in their lives and those they influence. With a portfolio boasting partnerships with multinational giants, governmental agencies, and global leadership organizations, Celeste has fine-tuned her craft over decades. At one point, she even took the helm as COO of Les Brown's company, sharing stages and inspiration across continents.

    Celeste's impact doesn't stop there. She's hosted a nationally syndicated radio show, penned eight books and counting, shared insights on YouTube, and even recorded a music CD. And that's not all – a double conqueror of the New York City Marathon, she channels her athletic triumphs into life lessons, urging others to demolish barriers and triumph over trials.

    Celeste's narrative isn't just a story – it's a rallying cry for you to see and leverage transitions as opportunities to design “what's next,” to develop your gifts further, and use your experiences and story to connect, encourage, and inspire others…to become a Voice of H.O.P.E. (Helping Ourselves and Others Pivot, Prosper & Excel)

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