Since 2013, Voices of Leadership has fostered conversations with women leaders who have broken ground in entrepreneurship, innovation, social change and leadership to inspire community partners and students. Leaders share their experiences, stories and best practices to help you see and pursue your own leadership potential. This annual event also enhances curriculum and the educational experiences for students through student projects that align with course learning objectives and also incorporate the themes from the keynote address.

Voices of Leadership November 8, 2023: Embracing Authenticity with April Hansen

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The Women's Leadership Institute is excited to announce that April Hansen, TEDx speaker and one of the nation’s leading experts on workforce activation and hypergrowth leadership, will be the keynote speaker for the November 8, 2023 Voices of Leadership event! April's keynote, Embracing Authenticity: A Catalyst for Personal and Professional Success, will take place in Mount Mary University's Alumnae Dining Room. Join us for April's empowering keynote where participants will identify:
  • Their own unique emotional edges and the confidence it instills in one’s career to bring  these edges to the workplace.
  • How to build authentic bridges between self and others to connect with empathy.
  • How to remain committed to a life-long curiosity as a mechanism to hardwire authenticity.

 Individual tickets will be available for this event beginning in July, 2023. Check back here often for updates.   

Sponsorships opportunities for this empowering event are now available. To discover the benefits of sponsorship and how sponsors can connect with event participants, contact Keri Schroeder, Executive Director - Women's Leadership & Corporate/Foundation Relations, at 414.930.3675 or at schroedk@mtmary.edu. 

About Our Speaker


Forging her way from a small farm town in Wisconsin to becoming one of the nation’s foremost experts on peak performance and hypergrowth leadership, April has carved a path of action-oriented success fueled by curiosity and unapologetic courage. April’s entrepreneurial zest has shaped her career journey from being a frustrated nurse to a high-powered business executive. April’s accomplishments demonstrate that personal success and professional satisfaction are attainable for all.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Linda Alvarado  Virginia Cornyn ’62  Nancy Cheski ’65