Women, Work, & Calling 2018
Saturday, Oct. 13 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
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“If you are who you are meant to be, you will set the world on fire.”
– Catherine of Sienna
Innovators, nurturers, risk-takers, leaders, and life-givers—all roles filled by women in Scripture. Each played a critical part in God’s story, a story that continues to flow through Colorado women today.
In this season of marches and #metoo, women demand the respect and recognition that is their due. In our quest to be regarded as equals, can we also strengthen our vision for what makes us unique?
Do Christian women have a distinct role to play in shaping and restoring our world?
Join Denver Institute for Faith & Work for “Women, Work & Calling” a half-day event exploring the feminine value we add to our workplaces, homes, and communities. Whether you spend your days in a boardroom, kitchen, or classroom, this gathering will inspire and equip you to exert godly influence in your corner of the world.
Morning coffee and buffet lunch included.
Childcare available for children pre-school aged and younger.
Discount tickets available when purchasing half or full tables.
Anne is the Director of The Character Initiative at The Philanthropy Roundtable, a pilot program that seeks to help foundations and business leaders strengthen morally formative institutions in the United States. She is also a Fellow at the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, a Houston-based think tank that explores how cities can drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens, and a Senior Fellow at The Trinity Forum. From 2014 to 2017 Anne worked for Laity Lodge and the H.E. Butt Family Foundation in Texas, and before that she worked at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, World Affairs Journal and The New York Times. She holds a Master’s degree in journalism from Georgetown University and a B.A. in philosophy and international relations from Wheaton College (IL). Anne is a Contributing Editor to Comment Magazine and serves as a trustee for the Center for Public Justice. She has published in The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, National Journal, City Journal, Philanthropy Magazine, Orange County Register, Houston Business Journal, The Institute for Family Studies, FaithStreet, Comment Magazine, Verily, Humane Pursuits and FareForward, and is currently working on a book about the most effective character-forming institutions alive today.
Shawn has lived, worked and served in Colorado for over 25 years; preaching, teaching, learning and living the Gospel of Christ. Shawn has served and collaborated in social and political issues concerning the overall well being of our most vulnerable citizens for both the cities of Denver and Aurora. She serves as Mayor Michael Hancock’s Director of Community Affairs for the City & County of Denver. Shawn served as Diversity Councilwoman for Kaiser Permanente, as well as Community Leader and Facilitator for the Annual Especially Me Conference for African American girls. She serves on the Board of Directors for Tumaini Ministries, (an Orphanage in Kenya), while also serving on the board for the Commission on Homelessness (an appointed position by Mayor John Hickenlooper).
Is the Director of Urban Skye, a network of city leaders who serve as pastors to individuals outside traditional religious communities. She is a nationally-known speaker and author, whose first book Listen and Live will be published in fall 2018. With 20 years of local church experience, Cari now uses her gifts and experience to make the Kingdom of God tangible through relationship as a gatherer, teacher, encourager, pastor, mentor, and friend. Cari has a deep desire to see individuals formed by Jesus for the transformation of the places they live work and play. She aims to host more than 500 people annually for meals in various forms and to encourage true hospitality in others.
Tara is a spiritual director, author, and founder of Anam Cara Ministries, a place of where true soul friendship can be found. She has a Masters of Theological Studies in Spiritual Formation from Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Canada and served as editor of Conversations Journal, an acclaimed publication providing intellectually rich content to an audience seeking spiritual formation. She authored Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone, a book that guides readers to see their bodies not as an inconvenience but as a place where they can meet the Holy in a new way―a place to embrace God's glorious intention.
Evan Roth is an executive coach who is passionate about helping business leaders thrive in the corporate workplace. Although he works with a wide range of professionals, Roth has worked extensively with female leaders and understands the unique gifts they bring to their roles, as well as the challenges they face as women in the marketplace. Roth has been a corporate executive for 30 years, serving in roles such as Chief Financial Officer, General Manager, and Chief Learning Officer in finance and technology companies, many of which are publicly traded. He has led teams internationally and taught graduate-level business courses in the US and Canada.
Keynote: Feminism, Femininity, & the Fragrance of Christ
In a world of increasing gender confusion, tribalism and dis-integrated living, today’s Christian women have a unique opportunity to witness to something fuller, deeper, humane and healing. Writer Anne Snyder joins us to share insights gleaned from her experience as a writer, as a wife, as a Christian woman working largely within male-dominated sectors, and as convener and judge of some of today’s most effective character-forming institutions. She’ll spark your imagination about your own call to follow Christ in today’s uncharted rapids, and the particular ways God may be inviting you to embrace all that you are to serve Him, His church, and His world.
Led by Anne Snyder
Breakout: Effectively & Authentically Leading as a Woman in the Workplace
We are all leaders, leading ourselves as well as those around us in the workplace. Research shows that women collaborate, share power, empathize, spot trends, assess risk, and embrace broad vision more than their male colleagues. This ability to blend logic and intuition and build inclusive work cultures are God-given gifts. But, how can Christian women leverage these “superpowers” when workplace culture seems to elevate more stereotypically masculine qualities, like speaking up, assertiveness, gravitas, and the ability to “get things done”? Join executive coach Evan Roth to discover your authentic leadership style and effectively steward your gifts for God’s glory and others’ good.
Led by Evan Roth
Breakout: From Identity to Influence: Living to Bless Others
What you have to offer the world comes down to who and whose you are. Regardless of your roles and responsibilities, your age or life stage, stewarding your influence begins with understanding your identity and authority as a child of the King. Cari Jenkins, author and director of Urban Skye ministries, will share how your identity in Christ empowers you to boldly love the people and places around you. Gain practical tools to see others’ needs, offer compassion, and speak words of blessing. Cari will inspire you to seek first the Kingdom of Jesus, to look to Him, learn from Him, and live like Him in the world.
Led by Cari Jenkins
Breakout: Entering Sacred Time: Sabbath, Rest, and Experiencing Time Enough for Everything
A majority of us as women live with the feeling that there isn’t enough time. The to-do list seems to mushroom overnight. We feel like we’re squeezing in a workout or another load of laundry or another email or just a minute—one minute!—for ourselves. In this world, it’s easy enough to feel like Sabbath is just another “should” that we’re not getting to, another way that we’re running out of time. But what if there’s another way to see and experience Sabbath rest? What if there’s a wholeness, an expansiveness, and peace in understanding and exploring Sabbath that is available to us? What if we, as women, have a unique role in stewarding and even embodying the Sabbath in ways that can change our homes, our communities, and our world? Together, let’s enter into sacred time and explore this beautiful gift of a kind of time that is always more than enough. Rooting in the Scriptures, this session will be full of ritual, wrestling, rest, and resetting that will help us make Sabbath a part of our every day lives.