HER Women's Luncheon - Riverside

Join us on Wednesday, April 25th for our HER Women in Business Luncheon at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. We will welcome keynote Gale Mate, Gale Mote Associates, for the program entitled "Leadership doesn't just happen in the C-suite". A brief description is below. Registration for the event begins at 11am.

Luncheon tickets are available for $35, and include the keynote, panel discussion and lunch. The luncheon runs from 11:30am - 1:15pm. Tables of 8 are available for $280.

For a more in-depth discussion on the program topic, a workshop ticket is available for $50. The workshop ticket includes the luncheon, plus an additional workshop from 1:30pm - 2:15pm. Tables of 8 are available for $400.

Seating is assigned on a first come basis. If you wish to sit with someone and do not place the order together, please notify The Gazette's event manager : 



Every woman wants to know that she is a valued and respected contributor in the workplace. Each of us want to make a positive impact in our workplaces. Some believe that they need to be in the C-Suite for that to happen.

This inspiring keynote will provide practical techniques to lead where you are and bring your best self to any role, team or workplace situation. To end each day knowing that we made a difference is the ultimate measure of satisfaction. The result is increased self-confidence, happiness and meaning.

Keynote topics include:

  • Developing your leadership philosophy and “true north”
  • Building your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • Developing an Outward Mindset
  • Embracing Servant Leadership
  • Focusing on strengths, managing around weaknesses
  • Being a person of influence and a respected team player

Following the luncheon a special workshop lead by Gale Mote will be offered to those who
register. Learning outcomes/participants of the workshop session will dive deeper to build your
emotional Intelligence (EQ).

  • Self-Regard, Self-Actualization, Interpersonal Relationships and Optimism.


About the keynote:

GalePassionate! High Energy! Positive Results! For over 25 years, Gale Mote has been designing and facilitating motivational workshops and training classes for all types of industry and organizations. She is a recognized expert in teams and all things team related. Gale coaches people how to develop their emotional intelligence, which can account for 25-30% of an individual’s success in any type of job. Having been on the front lines herself, she connects with supervisors and managers teaching them how to create a highly engaged and productive workforce. Gale is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP®) by the Association for Talent Development. In 2014, Gale received one of only four President and Provost Awards for Teaching Excellence from the University of Iowa where she is an adjunct lecturer in the Tippie Professional MBA program.

Our panel moderator:

Terry Baker, Assistant Director, Fairfiled Convention & Visitors Bureau

Our panel: 

Vicki Herriott, Chairperson, College of Business Administration, Maharishi University of  Management

Joy Hirschberg, CEO, Green Building Supply

Carla McNamee, Vice President/General Manager, Hearth & Home Technologies

Lori Schaefer-Weaton, President, Agri Industrial Plastics Company

Lorraine Williams, Proprietor, Cafe Dodici


Sponsorship packages are available. Please contact Amy Sparby ( at the Fairfiled Ledger or Matt Bryant ( at the Mt. Pleasant News & Washington Evening Journal for sponsorship information.

This event is produced by The Gazette, The Fairfield Ledger, The Washington Evening Journal and Mt. Pleasant News.



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