Women's Leadership Forum

Coming Into Focus - Owning Your Leadership Role

Friday, March 28, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Free

The Rotwitt Theater at the McShain Performing Arts Center at Rosemont College

As women, our quest for a balanced life collides with a culture that has convinced us that doing for others and pleasing them is more important than paying attention to our own needs. As a result, many of us lack the energy to envision or invest in our goals. Some of us adopt multitasking lifestyles that leave us exhausted and uninspired, which in turn can easily lead to difficult circumstances and unsatisfying relationships.
How do we own our leadership role when so many of our efforts are directed toward other people and our social environment champions an “us versus them” mentality?
In this year's presentation, Amanda Owen introduces the concept of receptive power—what it is, how to use it, and how to overcome the cultural influences that interfere with it. She shares inspiring examples from her new book Born to Receive of women who have changed their lives for the better by using their receptive power. This is a free networking conference, with complimentary breakfast and lunch.


  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome Remarks & Introduction of Guest Speakers
  • 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. – Featured Speaker – Amanda Owens
  • 10:00 – 10:10 a.m. – Break
  • 10:10 – 11:15 a.m. – Workshop
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion
  • Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch & Networking

Featured Speaker - Amanda Owen

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Amanda Owen is the author of The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want and Deserve and Born to Receive: 7 Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe.
With a background in social work and a twenty-five year practice as a counselor and consultant, Amanda has been presenting lectures and workshops since the mid-eighties. N.Y. Times best-selling author Christiane Northrup, MD calls Amanda’s  power-of-receiving philosophy “brilliant, elegant, profound, and enormously practical,” Maria Shriver calls her work “insightful,” and Elaine Shamos, the Director of The Women's Health Resource Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center says “Amanda's presentation skills are outstanding and, most importantly, her message is life-changing.”

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