SPRINGFIELD — Curious about the theme of Bay Path University’s upcoming Women’s Leadership Conference?
Well, that is what it is: “Be Curious.”
The event, now in its 23rd year, will take place April 6, at the MassMutual Center with, according to Bay Path’s website, that theme as it cites “cultivating curiosity as the ultimate key to professional and personal happiness.”
Keynote speakers listed to date for the all day-event include social psychologist Amy Cuddy, author of the bestseller “Presence.”
A former Harvard professor who once danced as an apprentice in the Colorado Ballet, Cuddy has faced personal and professional challenges chronicled in the recent New York Times Magazine article, “When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy.”
Sessions will include “Curiousity at the Core” with Stephen Brand, Bay Path’s executive director of global learning and development; “Ditching the Drama” with Cy Wakeman, business consultant whose books include “Reality-Based Leadership”; “The Power of Insight” by Tasha Eurich, an organizational psychologist whose books include the 2017 “Insight: Why we’re not as self-aware as we think, and how seeing ourselves clearly helps us succeed at work and life”; and “Accountable Leadership” with consultant Linda Galindo, whose books include “The 85% Solution: How Personal Accountability Guarantees Success – No Nonsense, No Excuses.”
A Women Leaders Luncheon Panel will include Nancy Shendell-Falik, president of Baystate Medical Center; Lisa Tanzer, president of Life is Good; and Kirk Arnold, serial tech entrepreneur.
Shendell-Falik, who holds a master’s degree in nursing from New York University, has also served as senior vice president for hospital operations for Baystate Health since 2015. She has been with Baystate since 2013. Earlier in her career that spans more than three decades in health care, she served as chief nursing officer at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
Registration may be done online, where information may also be found about cost of attendance, as well as early bird discounts.