Women, Power, and Aging: How to Effectively Use Your Wisdom as a Creative Changemaker

APA New Jersey Chapter


Friday, May 5, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead, Cultural Anthropologist

In this session I will talk about how we can motivate and inspire others by not only expressing what we know but by being open to learning that although we may have more experience than anyone else in the room, we have much to learn. It is not only important to use our skills that we have learned in living life but to also use the skills that we have as a mother, caretakers, wives and sisters. Good leadership skills are not just about making people do things, it is really about helping people discover what is that they want. As women, we are natural nurturers, as mature woman we can tap into the lessons and experiences that we have had and use that to empower ourselves and to give our work an authenticity that is an important quality to have in any leadership role.

This session will include storytelling, humor and practical tips on how we can best use what we have to be leaders and teachers. Participants will see a short 8-minute documentary film that was produced and tells the story of Morristown’s first true public art installation and the process that resulted in the finished product. The session will engage participants through an open and informal format that will encourage questions from participants.

Participants will learn how to use their life skills to enhance their leadership skills. They will learn strategies for creating sustainable and successful relationships in their communities.


Kadie Dempsey


Contact Info

Leonardo Vazquez, leo@artsbuildcommunities.com