What’s next for you?

At Central Exchange, we’re all about equipping you to be your best self — personally and professionally.  That’s why we have hosted the Midwest Leadership Summit each and every year since 2003. The Summit gathers leaders from around Kansas City and the United States for an all-day event full of development, connection and inspiration.

This year we’re taking a holistic approach with a 360-view of your life and career.  You can be a leader in any situation and we want to help you chart the course to Lead Forward and achieve what’s next for you.

Join us on April 26th at the Overland Park Convention Center or online to sharpen your leadership skill set through our hybrid sessions with tactical, practical and strategic ideas from the best leaders.

BUY YOUR VIRTUAL TICKET BY 8 AM ON APRIL 26

2022 Midwest Leadership Summit At-A-Glance

Eye-Opening
Day

Ways To
Attend

Dynamic
Keynotes

Breakout
Sessions

In-Depth
Learnshops

Endless
Inspiration

Cutting Edge Session Content

Chart your career path throughout the day, led by a futurist, an award-winning filmaker, and many other top leadership experts. You will fill your brain and notebook with the latest cutting-edge strategies and tactics you can’t get anywhere else!

Level Up With Learnshops

Take your course up a notch with a Pre-Summit Learnshop and 4 Post-Summit Learnshops.  Each session has 1-hour of deep-dive content, packed with actionable tips and insights that will make a huge impact on your path in 2022.

So. Many. Connections.

Horray! You’ll be able to network with speakers, sponsors, and other women professionals like you.  Meet your customers, vendors, friends and colleagues of tomorrow at Summit!

Reasons why attending the Midwest Leadership Summit will be the most important decision you make in 2022.

Be Inspired

Get inspired to move forward on your path with some self-discovery as you take a 360-view of your life and career.

Continued Learning

All virtual and in-person attendees will have access to session recordings for up to a year post-event, including all recorded learnshops!

Your Safety is #1

Your health and safety are our biggest priority, hence why we decided to make this a hybrid event again this year.  For those of you who are comfortable attending in person, we’re taking all of the necessary steps to help you come back to live events with confidence and enjoy your experience throughout the day.  Read our current Health & Safety Guidelines.

Don’t just take our word for it.

Read what the 2021 attendees said about last year’s hybrid retreat.

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Who attends the Midwest
Leadership Summit?

In 2021, the Midwest Leadership Summit attracted over 800 in-person and virtual attendees of all demographics, and in all career stages. Those who attend each year want to be inspired, make connections, and gain tactical knowledge to grow personally and professionally.

Job Levels

Age Ranges

Over 150 organizations attend Midwest Leadership Summit, including last year’s sponsors:

Burns & McDonnell

Evergy

Hallmark

Cerner

H&R Block

NAIC

NIPR

UMB Bank

Children’s Mercy

Compass Minerals

Cornell Roofing

GEHA

Mark One Electric

AdventHealth

Aspyre Wealth

Black & Veatch

Catalent

City of Leawood

Commerce Bank

Creative Planning

Dairy Farmers of America

HNTB

Honeywell

Husch Blackwell

Kansas City Life Insurance

Kauffman Foundation

PNC Bank

ProActive Solutions

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Spring Venture Group

Truman Medical Center

UMKC

VMLY&R

PRE-SUMMIT LEARNSHOP | WED 04.20.22 AT 3:00 PM

ONLINE SESSION

MIDWEST LEADERSHIP SUMMIT | TUES 04.26.22

AT THE OVERLAND PARK CONVENTION CENTER + ONLINE

 8:00 AM | Registration + Breakfast (in-person only)

 8:30 AM | Welcome + Morning Keynote | How to Bring Your Future to the Present with Career Agility with Marti Konstant + Lead Forward By Discovering Your Values

10:00 AM | Break

10:15 AM | Morning Breakout Sessions

• HYBRID | Renew + Reconnect to Your Career Journey
• HYBRID | Creating Authentic + Transformative Connections
• IN-PERSON ONLY | The Juggling Act: How to balance yet one more thing!
• IN-PERSON ONLY | Self-Advocacy: Supporting Your Well-Being, Progress, and Freedom

11:25 AM | Break

11:45 AM | Lunch (in-person only)

12:15 PM | Keynote Panel Discussion | What Women Leaders Know: Your Dreams Don’t Cost As Much As You Think + Lead Forward By Creating Your Dreams

 1:30 PM | Break

 1:45 PM | Afternoon Breakout Sessions

• IN-PERSON ONLY | Renew + Reconnect to Your Career Journey
• IN-PERSON ONLY | Creating Authentic + Transformative Connections
• HYBRID | The Juggling Act: How to balance yet one more thing!
• HYBRID | Self-Advocacy: Supporting Your Well-Being, Progress, and Freedom

 2:55 PM | Break

 3:10 PM | Afternoon Keynote | Everyone Has A Pacific To Cross with Sarah Moshman + Lead Forward By Creating Your Dreams

 4:30 PM | A Very Happy Hour Reception (in-person only)

POST-SUMMIT LEARNSHOPS | DATES + TIMES TBD

ONLINE SESSIONS

*ALL TIMES ARE CST/UTC-6

See the agenda.

Learn from today’s most magnetic and powerful thought leaders.

Meet The Leaders

EMCEE

Rae Daniel

HONORARY CO-CHAIR

Jy Maze

HONORARY CO-CHAIR

Anita Newton

SPEAKER

Taylor Ahern

SPEAKER

Jessi Chadd

SPEAKER

Crystal Everett

KEYNOTE

Marti Konstant

SPEAKER

Angela Kreps

SPEAKER

Joni Lindquist

SPEAKER

Rennie McKinney

SPEAKER

Cassie Miles

KEYNOTE

Sarah Moshman

SPEAKER

Rachel Smith

SPEAKER

Kellie Strube

SPEAKER

Dia Wall

SPEAKER

Sabrina Woods

Join us.

OVERLAND PARK CONVENTION CENTER + ONLINE

Ticket + Table Information
BUY YOUR VIRTUAL TICKET BY 8 AM ON APRIL 26
Sponsorship Opportunities

2022 Midwest  Leadership Sponsors

Gold  Sponsors
$15,000+

Silver  Sponsors
$10,000+

Bronze  Sponsors
$5,000+

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