Date: August 18, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Event Location:
This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and participants will receive a link to join prior to the meeting.

Admission Info:
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

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WE Lead provides access to energizing programs that develop leadership skills and build professional networks for women in business.

Join us for a two-part series about creating a workplace where both women and me thrive. Register now for August 18, and save the date for part 2 on September 17.


Men and women alike have a responsibility for creating level playing fields in the workplace. Using resources from Stanford University professor Dr. Shelley Correll as a guide, join us for a robust conversation about strategies you can employ today at your organization. Participants also will have the opportunity to share best practices from their workplaces.

WE Lead welcomes our male colleagues and friends to this important discussion.

Facilitators:

Alexis Ehrhardt is President & CEO of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, where her work focuses on serving the business community to make a stronger Dan River Region. Prior to that, she served as the founding Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness at Averett University. 

Raised in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Rockville, MD, Alexis has lived in the region since 2000. She graduated magna cum laude from Emory University with a B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Spanish, holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Virginia, and a doctorate in Leadership Studies from Lynchburg College.

A 2016 graduate of Lead Virginia, Alexis is a gubernatorial appointee to the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, and serves on the City of Danville’s Transportation Advisory Committee. She also serves on the boards of Danville Regional Foundation and the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Steven Gould is a principal with the Danville firm Byrnes Gould Law and focuses his practice on employment law, estate planning, civil litigation, and assisting clients who interact with Virginia’s state agencies and regulatory boards.  He is a former member and vice chairman of the Danville School Board and is currently a member of the Longwood University Board of Visitors.  He is an active member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Law Foundation and on the Pro Bono Committee of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Access to Justice Commission. 

Prior to attending law school, Steven – a Danville native – served for five years as a policy adviser in the Office of the Governor in Richmond, where he focused his work on economic and workforce development, agriculture, housing, and executive clemency.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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