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WELD | Otterbein 2019 National Leadership Conference

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Check-in: 8:15am - 8:50am | Conference: 9:00am - 4:30pm | Networking Reception: 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Where: Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, Ohio  43081
United States

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Lead Sponsor

Keynote Speaker

Chris Jansing
Senior National Correspondent and Anchor, MSNBC


Perez & Morris LLC is pleased to present the 2019 WELD and Otterbein National Leadership Conference featuring opening address speaker Chris Jansing, Senior National Correspondent and Anchor, MSNBC! Ms. Jansing will deliver a compelling message on the conference theme Beyond the Movement: Make Change Happen! This event will feature 30 breakout sessions and corporate board training. Hosted at the beautiful Otterbein University campus, this conference will attract 500 attendees and will provide business and community leaders a great opportunity to gain new leadership skills, expand their network of contacts and identify business building relationships. This year’s conference will also feature the FULL STEAM AHEAD girls’ track! Visit for more information.

This year’s conference will also feature a girls’ track! Click here for more information.


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Media Partners


Demonstrate your company's support of advancing women's leadership!

Become a sponsor for this event! For sponsorship information, click the button below or contact Barb Smoot at or (614)890-2586.

Become a sponsor today!



Reaching Up & Lifting Back

This year we have a special partnership in conjunction with the 2019 leadership conference. Lead sponsor Perez & Morris has launched a new foundation, The Overcomer Foundation. Its mission is to help fund childcare expenses for single mothers, especially those working outside the home, as they seek to increase their skills through education and training. Up to and including the day of the leadership conference, WELD will help this new foundation to help it raise funds for women in need. Women targeted for support will be those served by the Center for Healthy Families. All are welcome to donate to support our effort to reach back and lift up in this way. If you wish to donate to scholarships to your home chapter, please visit this link.

Click here to donate to The Overcomer Foundation!


Conference Registration Information

In its ninth year, WELD and Otterbein’s annual leadership conference continues to be a not-to-miss event! We’ve partnered again to present the 2019 National Leadership Conference to offer an amazing agenda for career-minded individuals of all ages and backgrounds. This one-day national event features over 50 accomplished speakers presenting on a variety of timely career topics. Centered on this year’s overarching theme, Beyond the Movement: Make Change Happen, attendees will learn how to build their courage and use their influence to make change happen rather than waiting for it to occur. Seating is limited – register early!

Why Wait? Register Now!

Click here for main conference brochure!


Check In, Breakfast & Networking: 8:15am-8:50am

Program: 9:00am-4:30pm

Networking & Reception: 4:45pm-6:30pm (hosted at The Point at Otterbein)

Registration Rates

Early bird discount: Save $25 off of the rates below by registering before April 26th!

Member Rate: $150 (until April 26th; $175 after April 26th)

Non-Member Rate: $225

Students: $75*

Registration closes at midnight on June 1st!

*There is no early bird discount on student tickets. Those wishing for student rates must be full-time students and submit documentation to Mindy Koenig at

Special Membership Rates

Breakout Session Sponsors (SOLD OUT) will have the opportunity to purchase or extend a Business Level WELD Membership for one year at only $100 (savings of $49!)

Patrons and General Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase or extend an Individual WELD Membership for one year at only $100 (savings of $25!)

Contact Mindy Koenig at to take advantage of these opportunities.

Click here for main conference brochure!

Corporate Board Training

Board Track Sponsors

A special corporate board training track will be available this year! This track consists of three breakout sessions that will feature corporate directors and experts on public and private company board service. These sessions will provide an intimate opportunity to connect with corporate directors; therefore, attendance will be capped. New this year is that all those who register for this session will be able to submit their bios to the directors on the panels!! This is a great opportunity to get your name out there to those who may be in a position to advocate for you! 

Click here for the Corporate Board Track brochure.

Click here to register for the Corporate Board Training

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