Seventh Annual Women’s Leadership Conference of SO (Southern Oregon) to Feature National Keynote Speaker Golriz Lucina


Golriz Lucina is the Head of Creative at SoulPancake, an inspiring entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson, that creates daily socially conscious videos about human connection. Lucina is also co-author of the New York Times bestselling book SouPancake: Chew on Lifes Big Questions; and co-host and executive producer of the SoulPancake interstitials on the Oprah Winfrey Networks Super Soul Sunday series. With an academic background in media and publishing and a passion for storytelling, Golriz leads the ideation and development of SoulPancakes content and is the creative force behind the brands distinct aesthetic and a wide body of work which has amassed a community of 10M fans and over 1B views worldwide.

Speakers for the event also include experts, Erica Ledesma, Kassia Borycki, Thecia Jenkins, Jessica Gomez, Dr. Carey Yazeed, and Lindsay McPhail, among many others. Closing remarks will include comments from National Keynote Dr. Deborah Cohan.

Breakout sessions are developed around this years themeCreating Impact: Imagine, Navigate, Adapt & Buildand are headed by regional leaders whose goals are to foster leadership in business, government, and non-profit organizations that more fully reflect our region. Young professionals, mid-life women balancing family with work, and top-rung professionals can all benefit.

Being a part of the Womens Leadership Conference is all about connecting and using those connections. Dont be afraid of change and make that impact you need to move forward, said Rhonda Klug and Stacey Derrig, 2019 Conference Co-Chairs.

The conference will be held on Friday, May 10, from 7:45 AM“5:30 PM at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, 2525 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR 97520.

To register for the 2019 Womens Leadership Conference of SO, go to, or call 541 552 8150 during office hours. Registration includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception.

About the Womens Leadership Conference of SO

Since the Womens Leadership Conference of SO was first held in February 2013, more than 1800 people have attended. The conference grew out of a desire to see more women represented in leadership roles in business and the community. This desire is not just about inspiring women to step up as leaders, but also about encouraging women to use their voice and share their stories. From these early ideas, shared over coffee, a community has grown. We provide both personal inspiration and practical application to promote a more equitable representation of women leaders in our communityat every career level and all stages of personal growth.

The Womens Leadership Conference of SO is presented by Southern Oregon University with the sponsorship of more than 30 regional businesses and organizations, including platinum sponsor Lithia Motors, and gold sponsors Harry & David, Moss Adams, and Neuman Hotel Group.

Attendees can view event announcements, photos and more on Instagram and Twitter at @WLCofSO.

Kassia Borycki
Marketing Chair
Lithia Motors
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Rhonda Klug
Head of Community Relations
Conference Co-Chair
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