Leadercast for Women 2018 Houston

Leadercast Women is an event that will change you, not simply with “how to” advice that will make you a better leader, but also with long-term lessons in life and leadership that help you grow into the person you’ve always aspired to be.

2018 Leadercast for Women in Houston

Leadercast for Women Coming to Houston 2018

Leadercast Women 2018 Houston will be flex-cast on Friday, October 26 at The Journey. This annual, one-day conference is live out of Atlanta on October 12. It is one of the largest one-day women leadership conferences around the globe. You’ll be inspired and guided by women leaders sharing insights, experiences and revelations to be the best leader you can become.

These world-renowned speakers will galvanize you to action, and encourage you to transform yourself into a leader worth following.

Learn how you can be a leader who motivates and champions people.

Leadercast "leads" the way to provide leaders the tools, events, and learning solutions that develop your leadership skills.

2017 Leadercast for Women Highlights from Atlanta

$99 Early Bird Registration extended to August 31, 2018!


Friday, October 26, 2018
9 am - 3:30 pm
Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 am


The Journey
13186 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079


Jorge Quinones
Outreach Center of West Houston

Houston 2018 Leadercast for Women Speakers

Houston Host Dana-Barrett-Leadercast Women 2018


Host of Leadercast for Women 2018
TV and Radio Host and Business Commentator

Dana Barrett, an award winning TV and radio personality, speaker, political and business commentator and social critic. She hosts The Dana Barrett Show, airing weekdays on Talk Radio 640 WGST in Atlanta. On-camera credits include host of Atlanta Tech Edge on Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, and Tech’d Out TV for Cox Communications. She has also played a reporter on TV and feature films. Dana is an active community speaker and emcee for business, technology and non-profit events. She is the official spokesperson for TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation. Before her move to radio and television, Dana was both an entrepreneur and a corporate executive where she worked in a variety of publishing, media and IT industries.

Houston Clemantine Wamariya Leadercast Women 2018


Storyteller and Human Rights Advocate

Clemantine, a storyteller and human rights advocate, is committed to inspiring others through the power and art of storytelling. Her personal childhood account in Rwanda, experiences of displacement in war-torn countries, and various refugee camps has encouraged many of people to persevere in spite of great odds. Having no formal education before the age of 13, Clemantine graduated from Yale University with a BA in Comparative Literature.

Clemantine has been telling her story for over 10 years.  In 2011, she was appointed to the board of the United States Holocause Memorial Museum by President Obama, making her the youngest board member in history.

Clemantine is committed to creating platforms that allow individuals from diverse demographic backgrounds to build relationships, exchange ideas, and work towards a shared goal of improved equity in our communities.


Houston Barbara Bush Leadercast Women 2018


CEO and Co-Founder, Global Health Corps

IN 2009, Barbara Bush co-founded Global Health Corps (GHC) mobilizing a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. Since, GHC has fostered over 900 young leaders who believe health is a human right and takes an innovative approach to solving some of the world’s biggest global health challenges. Barbara was recognized in 2015 as one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Prior, she worked at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa, UNICEF in Botswana, and the UN World Food Program.

Barbara is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee, the UN’s Social Entrepreneurship Council, and is on the Board of Directors of Covenant House International, PSI.


Houston Jenna bush hager Leadercast women 2018


UNICEF Next Generation Chair

Jenna Hager knows firsthand how small change can make a large difference. As the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation, an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of preventable childhood deaths, Hager has traveled throughout Latin America and the Caribbean witnessing firsthand the plight faced by the underprivileged. Her experience inspired her to write Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, New York Times bestseller. Ana's Story is based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother with HIV who is determined to shield her child from the abuse and neglect that she experienced.

In addition to Ana’s Story, she also co-wrote Read All About It! with her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush. Hager also wrote a joint book with her sister, Barbara Pierce Bush, titled Sisters First, taking readers on a deeply personal journey behind the scenes of what it is like to be born into a political dynasty and uncovering the lasting sisterly bond that keeps the sisters sane through it all.


Houston Molly-Fletcher Leadercast Women 2018


CEO, Keynote Speaker & Author

A trailblazer in every sense of the word, Molly Fletcher is a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. As a CEO, she shares her unique and unconventional techniques that make her one of the first female sports agents in the big ego, high stakes world of professional sports.

Formerly, as president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE, Molly was  one of the world’s only female sports agents and was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire.” by CNN.

In her company’s Game Changer Negotiation Training workshops, Molly shares her proven approach to negotiating and teaches people how to close deals faster, and strengthening the relationship.

Read more at her website www.mollyfletcher.com


Houston Celeste-Headlee Leadercast Women 2018


Award-winning Journalist, Professional Speaker and Author

An award-winning journalist, Celeste Headlee is a professional speaker and author of We Need To Talk – How To Have Conversations That Matter (Harper Wave). In her 19-year career with National Public Radio in Washington DC., she has anchored shows such as Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She has also co-hosted  the national morning news show, The Takeaway, from PRI and WNYC, as well as anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel.

Through her experience, Molly has learned the power of conversation. In a time when conversations, often minimized to a few words in a text message, the lack of meaningful communication and conversation abounds. Celeste sheds much-needed light on the lost and essential art of conversation and its power to both bridge gaps or deepen wounds. Celeste’s TEDx Talk, listed by CNBC as one of the most watched TED Talks in 2016, was named the #1 must-watch TED Talk by Glassdoor with 12.5 million total views to date.


Houston Julie Landauer Leadercast women 2018


Champion Nascar Racer

Julia Landauer, a 2-time champion NASCAR racer has won many different racing series in her 15 year career. Now Julia is making history with her results in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, with televisesd races on NBCSN. Julia graduated from Stanford University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. During her college years, she was a contestant on season 26 of CBS’ reality TV show SURVIVOR. Julia has also been listed as a 30 Under 30 honoree in the sports division. She has collaborated with Spotify, Disney/Pixar, and GIRLBOSS Radio. As Julia continues to develop her career and brand on and off the track, she uses her platform to advocate for STEM education and women’s empowerment.


Houston Ritu Bhasin Leadercast Women 2018


Diversity and Leadership Development Expert and Author

While Ritu was highly successful and living the “corporate dream," she didn’t always feel empowered to be an unapologetic, fiercely authentic leader. Early in her career, Ritu had a startling realization: the person she was in her day-to-day life bore little resemblance to her true self. Because of experiences with racism and bullying, she found herself minimizing racial, religious, gender, and class-based aspects of her identity to “fit in.” By doing this, she was discovered she was profoundly unhappy.

After much soul-searching, Ritu decided to transform her life. She completed her MBA, left her corporate job, launched her own business, became a mindfulness practitioner and teacher, and dedicated her life to helping others become more empowered and inclusive. Most importantly, she committed to living as authentically as possible in all that she did going forward.

In 2010, Ritu launched bhasin consulting inc., a diversity and inclusion-focused consulting firm, and has since gained a global reputation for her work in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and women’s advancement. Through her work, Ritu is committed to disrupting the status quo to build a world in which each of us celebrates our own differences and the differences of others. She has delivered talks to thousands, inspiring leaders to be more inclusive, and encouraging those who have experienced oppression to be more empowered. Ritu has won numerous awards for her work, including the City of Toronto’s William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations.

Her first book, The Authenticity Principle, was released in October 2017.


Houston Jess Ekstrom Leadercast Women 2018


Founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, Professional Speaker, Author, and Writer

During the summer of 2011, Jess Ekstrom participated in an internship at a wish-granting organization for kids with life-threatening illnesses. She discovered that a lot of kids losing their hair to chemotherapy loved to wear headbands after hair loss, but they were only given wigs and hats.

Armed with inspiration, she spent her junior year at North Carolina State University developing her company, Headbands of Hope. For every item sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. By the time she graduated, she had donated thousands of headbands to kids with cancer.

Along with her business, her message started to spread across America. Jess speaks over 40 times a year to campuses, corporations and conferences. She’s keynoted at Leadercast Live, SAS Global Forum, Women’s Business Summit, Citrix and more. Jess focuses on increasing workplace engagement and employee empowerment through meaningful work and establishing a healthy relationship with failure.

Jess was named the Women’s Health Magazine Ultimate Game Changer in 2017 and was also honored as the Most Outstanding Alumni of NC State University. In 2017 she also received the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award from Atlantic BT. A Huffington Post article named her a limit breaking female founder.

Jess believes that you shouldn’t have to choose between making a living and making a difference. She’s passionate about helping others find those collision points and live a more purposeful life.


Houston Marilyn Tam Leadercast women 2018


Consultant, Author, and Former Executive at Aveda, Nike and Reebok

Marilyn's life is an inspiring example of what can be achieved if one follows their dreams. Growing up as an abused and neglected child in Hong Kong, she left home as a teen to come to America alone. Following her life mission, she achieved international business and humanitarian success.

Marilyn is now speaks, consults and facilitates workshops with corporations, organizations and people to achieve greater success and happiness. She helps people and organizations find and fulfill their life purpose, providing them with  principles and actions steps to take them their goals. Her NPR (Net Promoter Score) from her clients, the industry standard for measuring customersatisfaction, is among the highest rated of all speakers.

Marilyn is featured in many documentary movies including GLOW Project, The Compass, Tapping the Source, and FEMME for her accomplishments and inner wisdom.

Marilyn’s book, The Happiness Choice, was the top three most read book by businesses according to the leading business book supplier.

For more about Marily visit her website at www.marilyntam.com.