Back to Business: Reboot your Business, your Network, yourself!

At this highly anticipated leadership conference, you'll be able to acquire new skills and knowledge that can be successfully applied in your life and career for your personal and professional growth.

Event Information

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Date

September 16th, 2021

Time

9:35am to 3:00pm

 

Registration

Begins at 9:15am

Conference

Begins at 9:35am

Location

Glenpool Conference Center

Address

12205 S Yukon Ave

Glenpool, OK 74033

Breakfast Catered By:

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Lunch Catered By:

Santa Fe Cattle Company Logo

Event Schedule

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9:15am - 9:35am Breakfast, Networking and Registration

Breakfast Catered by Panera Bread
9:35am - 10:00am Shae Rozzi - Evening News Anchor, FOX23 Tulsa and Emcee

Welcome and Discuss the Importance of Networking
10:00am - 10:25am Linda Jenkins - Owner, Jenkins Consulting Group

Strengthening Workplace Relationships with Inclusive Language
10:30am - 10:55am Tammy Torkelson - SCORE Mentor and Founder and President of Indigo Technology Group

Rules of the Game - How to survive and thrive as a woman in corporate America
10:55am - 11:15am Break
11:20am - 11:45am Dr. Rita Murray, PHD - Principal, Performance Consulting

Your Resilient Mind: Finding Control in a VUCA World
11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch Catered by Santa Fe Cattle Company

SCORE Panel Discussion: Michele Scott, Owner - Home Helpers; Stacey Moore, Owner - Board & Brush; Teresa Goodnight, Owner - Hand & Stone
12:45pm - 1:10pm Laura Gamble - Founder and CEO of Laura Gamble Coaching

Break Free From Self-Limiting Beliefs and Break Through to Unshakeable Confidence
1:15pm - 1:40pm Rhiannon Baker - Partner, Holden Litigation

Trauma, Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence
1:45pm - 2:10pm Elizabeth Ellison - President and CEO of Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

The Bootstrapping Boogie: Innovating and testing on a shoestring budget
2:10pm - 2:20pm Break
2:20pm - 2:45pm Networking, Door Prize Distribution, Additional Time to Visit Venders
2:45pm - 3:00pm Closing

9:15am - 9:35am

Breakfast, Networking, Registration

Breakfast Catered by Panera Bread

9:35am - 10:00am

Shae Rozzi - Evening News Anchor, FOX23 Tulsa and Emcee

Welcome and Discuss the Importance of Networking

10:00am - 10:25am

Linda Jenkins - Owner, Jenkins Consulting Group

Strengthening Workplace Relationships with Inclusive Language

10:30am - 10:55am

Tammy Torkelson - SCORE Mentor and Founder and President of Indigo Technology Group

Rules of the Game - How to survive and thrive as a woman in corporate America

10:55am - 11:15am

Break

11:20am - 11:45am

Dr. Rita Murray, PHD - Principal, Performance Consulting

Your Resilient Mind: Finding Control in a VUCA World

11:45am - 12:45pm

Lunch Catered by Santa Fe Cattle Company

SCORE Panel Discussion: Michele Scott, Owner - Home Helpers: Stacey Moore, Owner - Board & Brush; Teresa Goodnight, Owner - Hand & Stone

12:45pm - 1:10pm

Laura Gamble - Founder and CEO of Laura Gamble Coaching

Break Free From Self-Limiting Beliefs and Break Through to Unshakeable Confidence

1:15pm - 1:40pm

Rhiannon Baker - Partner, Holden Litigation

Trauma, Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence

1:45pm - 2:10pm

Elizabeth Ellison - President and CEO of Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

The Bootstrapping Boogie: Innovating and testing on a shoestring budget

2:10pm - 2:20pm

Break

2:20pm - 2:45pm

Networking, Door Prize Distribution, Additional Time to Visit Venders

2:45pm - 3:00pm

Closing

Dress for Success Donations Needed

For a full list of acceptable donation items, please visit: https://tulsa.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/donate/

Our Speakers

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Shae Rozzi - FOX23 News

Shae Rozzi is the Evening Anchor at FOX23 News anchoring the station’s 5,6,9 and 10 o’clock newscasts.

During her more than 20 years of broadcasting, Shae has worked in her home state of Virginia as well as Michigan, North Carolina, and Georgia before arriving in Oklahoma. In the 6 years Shae has been in Tulsa, she and the FOX23 News team have won multiple Emmy awards for their coverage of tornadoes and breaking news events as well as the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award.

Shae’s biggest accomplishment came earlier this year when one of her investigative reports led to a change in state law requiring mandatory protective orders at sentencing for sex offenders to help keep victims safe.

Shae is a proud member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and loves giving back to the community by supporting several organizations.

She and her husband and their daughter love the laid back lifestyle of Oklahoma and being part of such a giving community.

Linda Jenkins - Owner, Jenkins Consulting Group

Linda Jenkins helps nonprofit leaders create social change. As a board governance consultant and unconscious bias training facilitator, she provides leaders with strategic approaches to facilitate mission achievement.

Her customized services include board performance assessment, strategic planning, and unconscious bias training. She provides her services in-person and virtually through individual and group consultations, workshops, and retreats. Linda tailors her services to fit client needs for practical strategic solutions. She has owned her own company - Jenkins Consulting Group (JCG) - for thirteen years. JCG has successfully completed 70 projects for 52 organizations.

In 2012, Linda boosted her board consulting expertise by becoming one of the first BoardSource Certified Governance Consultants®. Driven by her passion to help nonprofit leaders create inclusive workplaces, she became certified to facilitate Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace workshops through the Cultural Intelligence Center in August 2019.

Before establishing JCG in 2007, Linda honed her professional skills through positions with the City of Long Beach, the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Area United Way. Linda holds degrees from Princeton University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Linda is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa (1999) and North Tulsa Development Council (2011). Currently, Linda is serving as President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Tulsa Chapter and District 1 Representative on the City of Tulsa’s Sales Tax Overview Committee. Previously, she served on the board of directors for YWCA WomenShelter (Long Beach, CA), Youth Services of Tulsa, and Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries.

Linda is an avid women's basketball fan. She loves to sharpen her coaching and teamwork skills by watching NCAA and WNBA games. She has traveled to nine Women’s Final Four tournaments.

Tammy Torkelson - SCORE Mentor and Founder and President of Indigo Technology Group

Tammy is the founder and president of Indigo Technology Group. Indigo is a software development firm who works with entrepreneurs taking their ‘napkin idea’ and creating the first version of software for their new tech company. Indigo has launched over 20 tech products in the last 5 years and has been a key resource in building a Tech Economy in Tulsa. Tammy has worked around the world in the technology industry her entire career and is proud to be a nerd of nerds. She has four children, all boys, ranging in age from 30 – 10, two grandchildren 6 and 3, also boys, and has had the same husband for the whole time. She is a passionate about entrepreneurs and would like to see more women own technology-based businesses.

Dr. Rita Murray, PHD - Owner, Performance Consulting

An educational psychologist, executive coach, national speaker, private pilot and avid golfer, Dr. Rita delivers conference keynotes and programs that blend lessons from business, sports, aviation, and Hollywood, taking valuable concepts from each and revealing something unique and quite surprising through their combination.

Rita’s mission is to help leaders raise the bar on themselves, their teams, and organizations to maintain peak performance and optimal life satisfaction. Helping leaders break free from their patterns of behavioral struggle and create winning solutions is her passion.

As an active practicing coach through her company, Performance Consulting, she combines her business experiences with research and assessment tools to help identify blocks that create performance frustrations and build solutions that drive results for leaders, teams, coaches, athletes, military officers, parents, and MBA candidates. Rita also serves the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Price College as the executive career coach for the Executive MBA in Energy (EMBA) and the Executive MBA in Aerospace & Defense.

A sampling of clients where she has worked with top leaders and often with their executive committees includes Accenture, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), ATK, BAE Systems, BNY Mellon, Caterpillar (CAT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Fidelity Investments, General Electric (GE), JLL, MIT, Northrop Grumman, Sam’s Club, United States Army War College, US Army Chaplains, United States Air Force Worldwide Contracting, and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA).

Her defining career decade was as the CEO and chairman of a national energy services company and board member of multiple subsidiary companies. It was in that role that she learned what truly drives and sustains cultures — and it is not mastering the financials, enhancing marketing, or adding more social media channels. It is about competence, passion, psychological alignment, and emotional intelligence (EQ) - ensuring you are the right person in the right seat - and that translates to self-awareness and human connections across the generations and across cultures.

She was also a cofounder and chairman for a Hollywood film production company. And prior career opportunities included leadership roles with The University of Oklahoma (OU), top‐secret security clearances at GE Aerospace, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin in Washington, DC, and as a technical support leader at Entre Computer Centers Corporate.

A transplanted Oklahoman, Rita was born to immigrant parents, grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and is a first generation American and dual citizen of Ireland. She completed her undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts. Her Master’s and Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology & Technology are from OU and compliment her diverse background and leadership experiences. She brings unique passion, high energy, and uncommon commitment to support her clientele.

Laura Gamble - Founder and CEO of Laura Gamble Coaching

Laura Gamble, founder and CEO of Laura Gamble Coaching is a master coach, passionate speaker, and driven business leader who helps powerful women find the freedom to be their most joyful, authentic selves.

After thirty years in the nonprofit world as a CEO and fundraiser, Laura knows what it’s like to be burned out, exhausted, and sick and tired of being sick and tired. And though she’s landed in a harmonious spot, the path getting here hasn't always been easy. She has gone through hundreds of failures and complicated situations and has found a balance between being assertive and being compassionate; of being a leader and being a follower.

So often powerful women feel trapped by what society thinks they should be and how they should act. They find it frustrating to continually hold back from being their true, powerful selves.

That’s why Laura is on a mission to help powerful women redefine what it means to be bossy so that they can live life authentically, without restraint or concern for what others might think of them.

Whether it’s private coaching or through her membership program, Laura helps women in leadership renew their purpose, refresh their spirit, and regain their strengths so that they can be stronger, more effective leaders.

Laura lives in Tulsa with her husband of 38 years, entrepreneur and business owner, James Gamble.

Rhiannon Baker - Partner, Holden Litigation

Rhiannon Baker is a practicing attorney at a busy civil litigation firm in Tulsa. When she's not advocating on behalf of her clients, she spends her free time advocating for victims of trauma. As a teenage survivor of kidnapping and rape, she has learned to use her traumatic experiences as a learning tool to provide hope and inspiration to others.

Rhiannon is in the process of writing and publishing her memoir, currently titled "Lessons from my Rapist" where she explores the journey from trauma to healing and examines the lessons she's learned along the way - lessons about herself, about others, and about the world we live in. Many of those lessons she's still learning, often the hard way. Her memoir explores those lessons, including lessons on fear, mental health, friendship, love, grief, forgiveness, strength, overcoming, and more.

she is an Iowa native, but has called Tulsa home for over 20 years. She attended undergrad at the University of Tulsa and completed her Master's in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She returned to the University of Tulsa for law school. She is a member of Leadership Tulsa and is an Oklahoma Bar Association Delegate for the Tulsa Bar Association. She serves on the Board of Directors for Tulsa Lawyers for Children as well as Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS).

In her free time, you can find her supporting her two daughters at their activities. She also enjoys travel, adventure, and trying new things.

Elizabeth Ellison - President and CEO of Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

Elizabeth Frame Ellison is the President and CEO of Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation (LTFF) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her eleven years leading LTFF, Ellison has founded Oklahoma’s FIRST food hall, Mother Road Market (2018) as well as Tulsa’s kickstart kitchen incubator, Kitchen 66 (2016). Ellison is also a founding partner of 36 Degrees North (2016), a co-workspace and basecamp for entrepreneurs in Tulsa’s Arts District and a founding board member of Vest (2020).

Ellison received recognition as one of Oklahoma’s 40 under 40 and several awards for small business and entrepreneurial support. She has given several keynote addresses and served as a panelist at a Google conference on the future of food in 2017.

Ellison received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Classical Culture in 2004 and worked for Boren for Congress as the deputy finance director before joining Congressman Boren (OK Dist. 2) as a Legislative Assistant. In 2006, Ellison served as Political Director when her mother, Kathy Taylor, decided to run for Mayor and asked for campaign help. After a successful campaign, Ellison entered Law School at The University of Oklahoma. As the class President, Ellison was honored to give the commencement address at her Law School graduation. In 2012, Ellison was elected to serve as a school board representative for Tulsa Technology Center.

When she isn’t working, Ellison enjoys travel, culinary exploration, true crime novels and athletic activity alongside her husband Chris and their boys Taylor and Wyatt. Ellison lives in Tulsa and San Francisco.

Shae Rozzi - FOX23 News

Shae Rozzi is the Evening Anchor at FOX23 News anchoring the station’s 5,6,9 and 10 o’clock newscasts.

During her more than 20 years of broadcasting, Shae has worked in her home state of Virginia as well as Michigan, North Carolina, and Georgia before arriving in Oklahoma. In the 6 years Shae has been in Tulsa, she and the FOX23 News team have won multiple Emmy awards for their coverage of tornadoes and breaking news events as well as the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award.

Shae’s biggest accomplishment came earlier this year when one of her investigative reports led to a change in state law requiring mandatory protective orders at sentencing for sex offenders to help keep victims safe.

Shae is a proud member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and loves giving back to the community by supporting several organizations.

She and her husband and their daughter love the laid back lifestyle of Oklahoma and being part of such a giving community.

Linda Jenkins - Owner, Jenkins Consulting Group

Linda Jenkins helps nonprofit leaders create social change. As a board governance consultant and unconscious bias training facilitator, she provides leaders with strategic approaches to facilitate mission achievement.

Her customized services include board performance assessment, strategic planning, and unconscious bias training. She provides her services in-person and virtually through individual and group consultations, workshops, and retreats. Linda tailors her services to fit client needs for practical strategic solutions. She has owned her own company - Jenkins Consulting Group (JCG) - for thirteen years. JCG has successfully completed 70 projects for 52 organizations.

In 2012, Linda boosted her board consulting expertise by becoming one of the first BoardSource Certified Governance Consultants®. Driven by her passion to help nonprofit leaders create inclusive workplaces, she became certified to facilitate Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace workshops through the Cultural Intelligence Center in August 2019.

Before establishing JCG in 2007, Linda honed her professional skills through positions with the City of Long Beach, the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Area United Way. Linda holds degrees from Princeton University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Linda is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa (1999) and North Tulsa Development Council (2011). Currently, Linda is serving as President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Tulsa Chapter and District 1 Representative on the City of Tulsa’s Sales Tax Overview Committee. Previously, she served on the board of directors for YWCA WomenShelter (Long Beach, CA), Youth Services of Tulsa, and Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries.

Linda is an avid women's basketball fan. She loves to sharpen her coaching and teamwork skills by watching NCAA and WNBA games. She has traveled to nine Women’s Final Four tournaments.

Tammy Torkelson - SCORE Mentor and Founder and President of Indigo Technology Group

Tammy is the founder and president of Indigo Technology Group. Indigo is a software development firm who works with entrepreneurs taking their ‘napkin idea’ and creating the first version of software for their new tech company. Indigo has launched over 20 tech products in the last 5 years and has been a key resource in building a Tech Economy in Tulsa. Tammy has worked around the world in the technology industry her entire career and is proud to be a nerd of nerds. She has four children, all boys, ranging in age from 30 – 10, two grandchildren 6 and 3, also boys, and has had the same husband for the whole time. She is a passionate about entrepreneurs and would like to see more women own technology-based businesses.

Dr. Rita Murray, PHD - Owner, Performance Consulting

An educational psychologist, executive coach, national speaker, private pilot and avid golfer, Dr. Rita delivers conference keynotes and programs that blend lessons from business, sports, aviation, and Hollywood, taking valuable concepts from each and revealing something unique and quite surprising through their combination.

Rita’s mission is to help leaders raise the bar on themselves, their teams, and organizations to maintain peak performance and optimal life satisfaction. Helping leaders break free from their patterns of behavioral struggle and create winning solutions is her passion.

As an active practicing coach through her company, Performance Consulting, she combines her business experiences with research and assessment tools to help identify blocks that create performance frustrations and build solutions that drive results for leaders, teams, coaches, athletes, military officers, parents, and MBA candidates. Rita also serves the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Price College as the executive career coach for the Executive MBA in Energy (EMBA) and the Executive MBA in Aerospace & Defense.

A sampling of clients where she has worked with top leaders and often with their executive committees includes Accenture, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), ATK, BAE Systems, BNY Mellon, Caterpillar (CAT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Fidelity Investments, General Electric (GE), JLL, MIT, Northrop Grumman, Sam’s Club, United States Army War College, US Army Chaplains, United States Air Force Worldwide Contracting, and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA).

Her defining career decade was as the CEO and chairman of a national energy services company and board member of multiple subsidiary companies. It was in that role that she learned what truly drives and sustains cultures — and it is not mastering the financials, enhancing marketing, or adding more social media channels. It is about competence, passion, psychological alignment, and emotional intelligence (EQ) - ensuring you are the right person in the right seat - and that translates to self-awareness and human connections across the generations and across cultures.

She was also a cofounder and chairman for a Hollywood film production company. And prior career opportunities included leadership roles with The University of Oklahoma (OU), top‐secret security clearances at GE Aerospace, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin in Washington, DC, and as a technical support leader at Entre Computer Centers Corporate.

A transplanted Oklahoman, Rita was born to immigrant parents, grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and is a first generation American and dual citizen of Ireland. She completed her undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts. Her Master’s and Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology & Technology are from OU and compliment her diverse background and leadership experiences. She brings unique passion, high energy, and uncommon commitment to support her clientele.

Laura Gamble - Founder and CEO of Laura Gamble Coaching

Laura Gamble, founder and CEO of Laura Gamble Coaching is a master coach, passionate speaker, and driven business leader who helps powerful women find the freedom to be their most joyful, authentic selves.

After thirty years in the nonprofit world as a CEO and fundraiser, Laura knows what it’s like to be burned out, exhausted, and sick and tired of being sick and tired. And though she’s landed in a harmonious spot, the path getting here hasn't always been easy. She has gone through hundreds of failures and complicated situations and has found a balance between being assertive and being compassionate; of being a leader and being a follower.

So often powerful women feel trapped by what society thinks they should be and how they should act. They find it frustrating to continually hold back from being their true, powerful selves.

That’s why Laura is on a mission to help powerful women redefine what it means to be bossy so that they can live life authentically, without restraint or concern for what others might think of them.

Whether it’s private coaching or through her membership program, Laura helps women in leadership renew their purpose, refresh their spirit, and regain their strengths so that they can be stronger, more effective leaders.

Laura lives in Tulsa with her husband of 38 years, entrepreneur and business owner, James Gamble.

Rhiannon Baker - Partner, Holden Litigation

Rhiannon Baker is a practicing attorney at a busy civil litigation firm in Tulsa. When she's not advocating on behalf of her clients, she spends her free time advocating for victims of trauma. As a teenage survivor of kidnapping and rape, she has learned to use her traumatic experiences as a learning tool to provide hope and inspiration to others.

Rhiannon is in the process of writing and publishing her memoir, currently titled "Lessons from my Rapist" where she explores the journey from trauma to healing and examines the lessons she's learned along the way - lessons about herself, about others, and about the world we live in. Many of those lessons she's still learning, often the hard way. Her memoir explores those lessons, including lessons on fear, mental health, friendship, love, grief, forgiveness, strength, overcoming, and more.

she is an Iowa native, but has called Tulsa home for over 20 years. She attended undergrad at the University of Tulsa and completed her Master's in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She returned to the University of Tulsa for law school. She is a member of Leadership Tulsa and is an Oklahoma Bar Association Delegate for the Tulsa Bar Association. She serves on the Board of Directors for Tulsa Lawyers for Children as well as Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS).

In her free time, you can find her supporting her two daughters at their activities. She also enjoys travel, adventure, and trying new things.

Elizabeth Ellison - President and CEO of Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

Elizabeth Frame Ellison is the President and CEO of Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation (LTFF) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her eleven years leading LTFF, Ellison has founded Oklahoma’s FIRST food hall, Mother Road Market (2018) as well as Tulsa’s kickstart kitchen incubator, Kitchen 66 (2016). Ellison is also a founding partner of 36 Degrees North (2016), a co-workspace and basecamp for entrepreneurs in Tulsa’s Arts District and a founding board member of Vest (2020).

Ellison received recognition as one of Oklahoma’s 40 under 40 and several awards for small business and entrepreneurial support. She has given several keynote addresses and served as a panelist at a Google conference on the future of food in 2017.

Ellison received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Classical Culture in 2004 and worked for Boren for Congress as the deputy finance director before joining Congressman Boren (OK Dist. 2) as a Legislative Assistant. In 2006, Ellison served as Political Director when her mother, Kathy Taylor, decided to run for Mayor and asked for campaign help. After a successful campaign, Ellison entered Law School at The University of Oklahoma. As the class President, Ellison was honored to give the commencement address at her Law School graduation. In 2012, Ellison was elected to serve as a school board representative for Tulsa Technology Center.

When she isn’t working, Ellison enjoys travel, culinary exploration, true crime novels and athletic activity alongside her husband Chris and their boys Taylor and Wyatt. Ellison lives in Tulsa and San Francisco.

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