Leaders of Today and Tomorrow Women's Leadership Conference
League of Women Voters Minnesota is pleased to announce that the annual Leaders
of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) Women's Leadership Conference took place on on
April 9 and 10, 2010. The annual conference was held at the University
of St. Thomas Law School in downtown Minneapolis. Celebrating our fifteenth
year, the 2010 LOTT Women's Leadership Conference was an inspirational event
of speakers, workshops and relationship building. Click
here for more information.
Women's Leadership Challenges
Women's leadership training remains an important need in Minnesota and nationwide.
Challenges to women's leadership persist. Twenty years ago there were
5 women leaders of Fortune 500 Companies; today there are 12. 86% of the
people in the political pipeline to state and national executive leadership
are men. While women are entering and graduating from college in greater
numbers it is not translating into pay equity for women and particularly not
for women of color.
Women lead differently than men. Women in politics tend to be more
coalition-based and regardless of party affiliation tend to pay attention to
issues related to children, education, and domestic policy more often than men.
Women leaders in corporations tend to be more corporate-focused and see success
and responsible corporate citizenship as part of successful performance, beyond
simply individual achievement. Women in public policy tend to be more
able to organize communities around seminal issues. Women's leadership
is essential to balance and ensure broad success of our political institutions,
corporations and communities.
Shaping the Next Generation of Leaders
Leaders of Today and Tomorrow was founded in 1993 as an annual seminar.
For 14 years, the seminar has been a great opportunity for young women to form
relationships, identify mentors and create opportunities for future employment
and leadership opportunities. Recognizing the need for expanded women's
leadership, LWV Minnesota has expanded the LOTT program from a single annual
seminar to an ongoing leadership program that supports young women over time
with a consistent support network. The program now consists of the
LOTT Fellowship Program and the
LOTT Women's Leadership Conference.
The expanded LOTT program will leverage existing leadership training opportunities
across Minnesota in order to capitalize on the many ways new leaders can chart
their paths, find their voices and achieve the goals that will lead to their
self-defined vision for their future.
Click here to
see an overview of the LOTT Program.
Other Ways to Support LOTT
Your support can help prepare the next generation of leaders. Our common
vision can provide endless possibilities; your help can make a difference.
Go online or call to learn more about ways to get involved by becoming a member,
volunteering or by sending a gift to:
League of Women Voters Minnesota Education Fund
Leaders of Today & Tomorrow
550 Rice Street
St. Paul, MN 55103
For more information about Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT), contact the
League of Women Voters of Minnesota by
or at (651) 224-5445.