Women's Leadership Summit

JudgesAppInnovate You

A new event in 2017, the American Royal and BOTAR Organization presented a morning of leadership development designed to create momentum in your career. Attendees enjoyed breakfast while listening to top female executives share their stories of their professional success in a highly-interactive format.


This summit was designed to inspire, energize, and help innovate you for what's next in your career.

The Summit was held June 13 from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center located at 4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110.

Congratulations to our winners

Social Media Contest Winner - Lunch with Angie Stanland
Brooke Roberts

Survey Winner - Lunch with Robin Sterneck
Margaret Richards


Breaking the Mold: Inspiring Your Path


Brigadier General Maria R. Gervais

Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army Combined Arms Center- Training

Brigadier General Maria R. Gervais received her Regular Army commission in 1987 as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Lander College Reserve Officer Training Corps program in Greenwood, South Carolina, and was assigned to the Chemical Branch. Click for Full Bio


Madeleine M. McDonough

Chair and Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Madeleine began a five-year term as Chair of Shook, Hardy & Bacon on January 1, 2017. A former clinical pharmacist, she represents multinational companies in a range of industries:  pharmaceutical, animal health, medical device, food, cosmetics and beverage. Click for Full Bio


Dr. Jackie McClaskey

Secretary of Agriculture
Kansas Department of Agriculture

Dr. Jackie McClaskey was appointed secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture by Governor Sam Brownback in December 2013. Click for Full Bio


Lynn Parman - Moderator

President & CEO
American Royal Association

As President & CEO of the American Royal Association, Lynn directs a team of volunteers and staff in fulfilling its mission to impact the future of agriculture through competitive learning, scholarships, education and agriculture events. Click for Full Bio


Innovate You


Robin Peppe Sterneck

Sterneck Capital Management

Robin P. Sterneck is a seasoned executive and board director who brings 30 years of business and leadership experience to her keynotes, workshops, roundtables, best practice coaching sessions, corporate training and real life story telling. Click for Full Bio


Impacting the Future of You

Jeanette Hernandez Prenger

President & CEO
ECCO Select

As founder, CEO and President of ECCO Select, Jeanette Hernandez Prenger leads one of the Top 500 Hispanic businesses in the country, with more than 250 employees serving clients nationwide. Click for Full Bio


Angie Stanland

Vice President of Associate Services and Recruiting
Cerner World Headquarters

Angie Stanland, vice president of Associate Services and Recruiting, is responsible for Cerner’s global recruitment efforts, associate services and corporate travel. Click for Full Bio


Nancy Barcus - Moderator

Chief Operating Officer
Agriculture Future of America

Nancy Barcus is the Chief Operating Officer for Agriculture Future of America (AFA).  She is responsible for the operational capacity and programmatic direction of the organization. Click for Full Bio


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