July 10, 2019

At Indian Capital Technology Center

8:00am – 4:00pm


Presented by


The Muskogee Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference presented by Creek Nation Casino is designed to be an uplifting experience to keep young women climbing the business ladder and to inspire business women who are already in leadership positions. This one-day conference brings women together to gain valuable leadership and business skills while creating a strong network of business partners. The conference includes informative sessions, panel discussions and Women in Leadership Awards.


Register HERE!


Keynote Speaker

CARRIE SHAPIRO, Vice President of Operations Dixie Brand, Georgia-Pacific


Thoughts on leading the way that makes YOU and everyone around you better.


Carrie has been with Georgia-Pacific for almost 4 years and is currently serving as Vice President of Operations for the Dixie brand. Prior to this role she was Supply Chain & Customer Service Director for Georgia-Pacific Bleached Board.

Carrie spent 15 years with MeadWestvaco in roles of increasing responsibility primarily focused on Operations. Her favorite jobs have been in manufacturing facilities where you can see and feel the impact of your teams’ actions daily. Building and supporting high impact teams is her true passion.

Carrie is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Her best moments are spent with her boys, Cameron (age 12) and Jack (age 8) and her husband Ethan.


CARA COWAN-WATTS – CEO and Majority Owner of Tulsa Pier Drilling, LLC & Owner of Cherokee Star DBA



KRISTI SPAETHE – President and Principle Consultant of The People Perspective, LLC

EXECUTIVE PRESENCE FOR WOMEN: What is it? Why do we need it? This interactive session will explore tools for self-awareness, emotional intelligence, executive presence and assertiveness.



ANDREA TUCKER – Owner, Merrill Lynch Financial Advisory, Tulsa

EMBRACING THE EXPONENTIAL POWER OF NETWORKING: Learn to harness the collaborative strength of women in leadership by exploring a new way of looking at networking designed to promote authentic collaboration, relationship building, and the power of connections with other women in leadership.


KERRY KEANE – Owner and General Manager of FitHappens Fitness Studio

FIT MIND – FIT BODY – FIT SOUL: Tips to live your best life



SHENIA SALIMONU – Success Coach, Bridges Out of Poverty

IGNITING HOPE: What are your core values, passions and strengths and so they line up with the most important things in your life?



LINDA HASLER-REID – Site Principal, Jenks East Intermediate School



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