Leadership Salon

August 7, 2015

Have you registered for the August Salon?

What is the number one thing people are afraid of? If you’re thinking it’s snakes, spiders, heights, or even Fear-of-Public-Speaking-Infographicdeath, you’re wrong. It’s public speaking. In fact, 75% of women experience anxiety around public speaking. Are you one of those women? Or would you like to improve your public speaking skills?

After the Summit in June, we hope that all of you know the East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Council doesn’t want you to let ANYTHING stop you from pursing your passions. We hope you’ll join us next Thursday if you’d like to turn this fear into a strength – or even if you just want to be around some of the best and brightest women in east Tennessee. We’d love to see you – don’t forget to register!

February 24, 2015

Fun at First Quarter Salon on Second Acts

IMG_5867There were lots of new faces at this quarter’s Women’s Leadership Salon, which focused on making big life changes in life’s second acts. We heard over and over again the importance of harnessing your courage when life subtly (or not so subtly) pushes you in a new direction. These women, Dianna Glandon, Raeus Jae Cannon, and Karen Jernigan, shared stories of their obstacles, their mistakes, and their triumphs. We also got to hear about the support systems that have helped them along the way.

It’s so exciting to be around such incredible women – those on the panel and the attendees. Please plan to join us next time! Information about next quarter’s salon is available on the salon page. Wanda Sobieski will be talking about the women’s suffrage movement and why it’s still important today. Registration will be available in April.

Also, check out what some of these women do. Look at Dianna’s balloon décor company here and Raeus’s networking community here.

February 4, 2015

February Women’s Leadership Salon:  Second Act

Passionate leadership, this year’s theme for the East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit, requires being able to boldly follow your passion wherever it may lead you. Sometimes that path may be a surprise!

The February Salon will feature a panel of three women who have left established careers to seek success in new directions. This panel will feature Raeus Jae Cannon, Dianna Glandon, and Karen Jernigan. Raeus left her career as a drug and alcohol counselor to explore running an alternative newspaper, a greeting card company, and eventually become CEO of her own networking company, REO. Dianna is a former teacher who has become a certified balloon artist and owns her own company, Above the Rest Balloon and Event Designs. Karen Jernigan was a nationally certified sign language interpreter until she went to law school at the University of Tennessee.  Now she represents clients on their claims for Social Security Disability benefits.

If, like these women, you’ve ever dreamed of charting a different course or want to hear about the courage it takes to set out on a new path, join us for this quarter’s salon.


Thursday, February 12, 5:45 p.m.


The Avenue, 141 N. Martinwood Rd., Knoxville 37923


$26, includes dinner

REGISTER NOW!  Space is limited.
August 10, 2014

A Night of Vision

Join Us for the August 14th Women’s Leadership Salon

Gather up your old  magazines and head to The Avenue on Thursday, August 14th to finally put your vision  “out there.”  At the August Women’s Leadership Salon, we are following up on the themes from the Summit and creating Vision Boards.

map Bring 3-5 of your favorite old magazines and head to The Avenue (141 N. Martinwood Rd, Knoxville,  37923) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 14th. This fun, interactive, and powerful evening will provide you with a chance to craft your vision for the life you want to create.

At the 2014 Summit, you learned about the concept of a Vision Board. This deceptively simple tool can be surprisingly powerful in helping you gain clarity on who you want to be, what you want to do, and what you want to have in your life and work.

And yes, that can mean anything from a new car and a promotion to a new relationship and inner peace.

vboard2The evening will be led by Wendy Pitts Reeves, founder and president of C2C Consulting, and host of Secret Adventures for Courageous Women. In her work as a life and business coach, Wendy is a radical enCourager who’s known for helping women do things they never thought they could do.vboard1

So start thinking now about what you really want for yourself. On the 14th, we’ll teach you how to manifest those concepts in your every day life.

Register now! The $26 registration includes a lovely dinner from Holly’s Eventful Dining and most materials and supplies. But we can only take 30 people, so don’t wait too long!

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