Ripple Effect  Women’s Leadership Conference

You are the change you want to see. Become an expert at leveraging your impact to influence people beyond your network and time. Wield your influence for the greater good. Be a part of something bigger and start your own ripple effect.

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The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce invites women across the valley to join us for this one-day leadership conference on November 18th. Walk through your professional journey with the confidence and the keys to creating truly long-lasting change that can ripple to influence others to be authentic, people-focused leaders. Gain those crucial leadership elements from experiencing Leadercast Women 2020—Ripple Effect and take with you those gems of wisdom from our cast of six world-leading women. Attendees are eligible to receive  CEU’s through SHRM and HRCI for HR Professionals and CNE’s for nurses by attending this event.

Bring yourself, your team, or your friends to Leadercast Women 2020—Ripple Effect and walk away with the newfound knowledge of how you can truly become the positive influential leader you’ve always wanted to be.  The event will be held at the Salem Civic Center and you may also attend virtually! Attend in Your Community — Connect with leaders in your area while learning from our national speakers. 


There are 2 Ways to Join Us! Live at the Salem Civic Center or Virtually from your home, office, or stream with your team!  Attendees to the in person event will learn from 6 world class speakers, local speakers, receive a swag bag, meals and refreshments. The 9-3 p.m. event will be followed by a networking social hour and wine tasting event.

Virtual attendees will receive a pass to view the content anytime between 11/18 and 11/21.



Meet the Cast

Tiffany Dufu

Former Chief Leadership Officer to Levo, Best-Selling Author, and Founder and CEO of The Cru.

Named to Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany has raised nearly $20 million
toward the cause of women and girls. She was a launch team member to Lean In and was Chief Leadership Officer to Levo, one of the fastest-growing millennial professional networks. Prior to
that, Tiffany served as President of The White House Project, as a Major Gifts Officer at Simmons University, and as Associate Director of Development at Seattle Girls’ School.

@tiffanydufu | @tdufu

Randi Zuckerberg

Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and Former Director of Market Development at Facebook

The creator of Facebook Live, an Emmy-nominated tech media personality, entrepreneur, investor
and best-selling author, Randi has leveraged technology to spread influence since the start of her career. She currently leads a production and marketing company that helps aspiring artists create
and promote their work and hosts the weekly business talk radio show Dot Complicated.


Bonnie St. John

Paralympian, Best-Selling Author and Business Consultant

Bonnie St. John became the first African American ever to win medals in a Winter Olympic competition, taking home a silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984
Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In addition to her success as a Paralympic athlete, she is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, television and radio personality, business owner and Fortune 500 leadership consultant.

@Bonnie St. john | | @Bonnie St. John

Abby Wambach

Women’s Soccer Legend, Best-Selling Auhtor, and Founder, Wolfpack Endeavor

Abby is a name synonymous with U.S. women’s soccer. She is a Women’s World Cup champion and two-time gold medalist. She’s the author of the bestsellers “Forward: A Memoir” and also has a
leadership training program—Wolfpack Endeavor—that is revolutionizing women’s development in the workplace.


Radha Agrawal

Author, Entrepreneur, and Co-Founder and CEO of Daybreaker

A community force, Radha’s early-morning dance and wellness movement hosts events in 25 cities and on the campus of more than a dozen colleges around the world, with nearly 500,000 attending.
Her book, “Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life,” contains her key methods for community buiding and success of Daybreaker events.

@love.radha | @radhatwin | @love.radha

Stephanie Mehta

Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company

With a prolific career that includes long-term posts at Vanity Fair, Fortune, Bloomberg LIVE and The Wall Street Journal, Mehta has come to value a human-centered approach to her work, modeled
by her commitment to thoughtful storytelling. In her dynamic keynotes, she draws on those stories to show the next generation of business leaders how to push creative boundaries, nurture a radical
vision, and make innovation happen.


Limited tickets remain! Register by 11/14th!



Become a Leader Worth Following — Register by November 14th

Tickets are available in person and virtually. In person tickets include additional live speakers, meals, refreshments, swag bags and an after hours mingling event.  Virtual tickets include access to the virtual content 11/18- 11/21.  Tickets are LIVE: $149 VIRTUAL:  $99 (a $100 savings off the national price)

EARN CEUs— Attendees of Ripple Effect Leadership Conference are Eligible for CEUs

CEUs available include, General CEUs Human Resources (HRCI) -4.5 (HR-General), 4.75, Professional Development Credits (PDCs) , Nursing Credits (CNEs) – 4.75 hours of CNE credit.

Sponsor to Propel Your Brand — Empower your team while expanding awareness of your brand to decision-makers in your community.

The Roanoke area Ripple Effect Leadercast event offers multiple opportunities for regional speakers and businesses to engage with an anticipated attendance of 200 decision makers during the conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the post event Mix and Mingle from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  contact Beth Bell, Executive Director for details.

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

The Salem Civic Center and Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce will be following all guidelines to ensure the safety of attendees at this event. Precautions include allowing a much smaller capacity than allowed in the Salem Civic Center Arena, 50% capacity per table, social distancing measures applied to floor arrangement and meal procedures, sanitizing stations and more.