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Women in Leadership

Our Women in Leadership event is a semi-annual gathering of women serving as program leaders, deans, development directors and similar positions — a unique forum to network for mutual encouragement and support.

The gatherings are intergenerational, so women of all ages can learn from each other’s experience and wisdom. Invited guests network and collaborate, hear from a guest speaker, and have time for group interaction. They are offered a unique opportunity to explore key issues vital to their work and lifestyle.

For more information, email the Trust or call 360-694-8415.

The next Women in Leadership conference is May 30-31, 2018: Bringing Your Full Self to Leadership

How do we navigate leadership as women?

How do we integrate and bring all of who we are?

How do we invest in and develop ourselves as leaders?

About the Speaker

Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Nikki Toyama-Szeto works with leaders of faith communities to help ignite a passion for biblical justice among the Global Church.  She writes, trains, and speaks from her experiences as a woman, as a Japanese American, and as a leader with past experiences in organizations like International Justice Mission, the Urbana Conference and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

She served on the Third Lausanne Congress (2010), helping to develop the plenary program. Nikki currently serves as the executive director for ESA (Evangelicals for Social Action), working with people of faith who are motivated to have their faith engage with some of the most pressing issues of today.

Serving also on the board of Interserve USA, Missio Alliance and Casa Chiralagua, she has written articles on gender issues and multi-ethnicity for various magazines.

Also an author of several books, she is the co-editor of the book More than Serving Tea (IVP, 2006), a collection of essays, stories and poems looking at the intersection of race, gender, and faith.


Past Conference Resources

October 2017 Conference | Prophets, Priests & Kings

Session 2: Dr. Sandra Richter (audio)
Session 3: Dr. Sandra Richter (audio)
Session 4: Dr. Sandra Richter (audio)
Session 5: Dr. Sandra Richter (audio)

April 2017 Conference | Prophets, Priests & Kings

Session 1: Dr. Sandra Richter (audio)
Session 2: Dr. Sandra Richter (audio)
Session 3: Dr. Sandra Richter (audio)
Session 4: Dr. Sandra Richter (audio)