LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Nearly 200 people attended the area’s first female-focused leadership event in La Crosse Friday.
It’s a part of Leadercast Women, an organization that unites local leaders to share their stories and to join in hearing some of the nation’s finest leaders on the courage it takes to lead.
“A lot of times women put all of the needs of others before the needs of themselves. This is a time for them to take an opportunity to focus on themselves and say, ‘How do I lean into those leadership components that I own?’ Everyone leads in their home, they lead in relationships, they may lead in work and so it’s an opportunity to refresh, recharge and take that courage to take the next step,” said Vicki Markussen, Executive Director, La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.
The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce helped put on the event with their headline sponsor, Marine Credit Union and the event sponsor, Trane.
Markussen said this was the first Leadercast Women event in the state of Wisconsin and within a 100-mile radius.