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Championing Women: A Leadership Summit

  • 13 Mar 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • virtual

Click here for more information.  $40/person

hosted by the Junior League of San Jose

Join us Saturday, March 13th for Championing Women: A Leadership Summit. Although it’s virtual, we have just 150 tickets remaining!

About this Event

Purchase your ticket here ($40/person). Your ticket gives you access to three sessions with exclusive content, networking opportunities, and the chance to win great giveaways.

Our inspiring Keynote speaker is Natasha Mascarenhas Wright, a powerhouse leader who is simultaneously working at Google, running her own nonprofit, and parenting three children; she will share her own leadership journey and lessons learned in “doing all the things,” as she says.

We will also be joined by two speakers who specialize in teaching transformative skills that specifically support you in becoming a more resilient leader:

  1. Emotional Fitness, led by Dr. Vaneeta Sandhu
  2. Adaptive Leadership, led by Melissa Jones, MPA

Emotionally Fit Leadership: As ambitious entrepreneurs and leaders, we can face unrelenting stress that can interfere with quality work & personal relationships. In this talk, you’ll learn to treat your mind as a muscle with the 7 traits of emotional fitness. Dr. Vaneeta Sandhu will explain the 7 traits of emotional fitness to help you be more resilient and improve your ability to deal with stress, anxiety, & self-doubt. You’ll walk away feeling more prepared as a leader, and ready to kickstart your emotional fitness regimen.

Adaptive Leadership: Learn how to apply this practical framework that helps individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in challenging environments. It is being able, both individually and collectively, to take on the gradual but meaningful process of change.

Keynote: Natasha Mascarenhas Wright, founder of Chai for Charity, will share her own leadership journey and lessons learned in leading through changes and challenges. “As women, I think we have a bad habit of undervaluing the power of (what are commonly referred to as) ‘soft skills’; I refer to them as superpowers. Our dazzle, commitment, connection, determination, and hunger to create, innovate and amplify is what makes us well-positioned to do all the things. All. The. Things.”


  • Welcome
  • Opening Address by County Supervisor Cindy Chavez
  • Session 1: Emotionally Fit Leadership with Dr. Vaneeta Sandhu
  • Session 2: Adaptive Leadership with Melissa Jones, MPA
  • Keynote: Natasha Mascarenhas Wright
  • Closing Activity

Questions? Email leadershipdev@jlsj.org or call 408.264.3058

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Who we are

The Junior League of Napa-Sonoma is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism,developing the potential of women and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

What we do

The Junior League of Napa-Sonoma develops projects after careful consideration and research of unmet community need that falls within the emphasis on positively impacting the lives of children and families.  Each project provides initial and ongoing training to the members as well as high-quality service to its clients.

Why join us

Junior League women make things happen; they form strategic partnerships, create innovative programs and raise funds for exciting community initiatives. So what sets Junior League volunteers apart from the rest? They are not only women who want to improve communities, they are women with the training and skills to make it happen!

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