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Heart to Heart: Women, Leadership and Spirituality

December 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Does spirituality have a place in the business world?

Leadership and spirituality are often not discussed in a business setting.  But research has shown that a connection to a spiritual practice, not necessarily religious, can have a very positive impact on work culture.

Join us for an in-depth discussion on how spirituality can enhance how a leader impacts their organization, how this ties back to women in the workplace, and the ways that women and leadership show up in different spiritual practices.  You’ll get insight into what different practices say about women in leadership, some of the practical ways organizations can incorporate these practices, and how that can lead to a more intentionally inclusive environment, one that honors diversity and helps organizations move towards more intentional inclusion.  By understanding what different spiritual practices can provide, more organizations can have the diversity that helps drive better innovation, more resilience, and a foundation in more respectful, ethical conversations.

This discussion will be lead by Dr. Renee Moorefield, whose dissertation focused on leadership and spirituality.  She’ll be joined by a diverse panel that comes from different business and spiritual backgrounds.


$15 for Dec. 8th presentation

$25 for BOTH Dec. 8th and Dec. 15th presentations

About our Panelists and Facilitator:

Rabbi Deborah Salomon founded Hebrew Wizards in 2005 to create an innovative exemplary Hebrew School to change the way Jewish Education is taught in America. Her proprietary curriculum, teaching videos, music and Apps are now being used in over 50 schools worldwide. Rabbi Deb created the community service program Better2B where 30 students participate regularly helping in senior centers and shelters. She was the recipient for the PELIE grant for Jewish Education and Legacy Heritage Grant for community service. Rabbi Deb is an avid tennis player and played in college and on corporate tennis teams. As an Usta veteran, she has attended Nationals 3 times and won a silver medal in Israel Maccabee games in 2009. Rabbi Deb has been married to Robert Salomon for 24 years and has 3 beautiful daughters and 2 dogs.

Isabelle Duchesneau has extensive management experience with internationally-renowned companies in the tourism industry. She holds a University degree in Business Administration and a diploma in Human Kinetics and Neuro-coaching. She worked as a college professor in Hotel Management and a consultant for organizations in the Wellness Tourism industry for many years. In 2012, Isabelle’s passion for all aspects of holistic health led her to her role as Executive Director in the design, development, and implementation of an innovative concept for Le Monastère des Augustines, a Wellness Center set within North America’s first Hospital Monastery founded in1639 by Augustinian nuns. This unique, non-profit organization opened in 2015 and integrates revenue-generating components with the social mission and history of the Augustinian Sisters. Today, Le Monastère des Augustines continues to write, in a contemporary and non-secular environment, the story of our founding heritage which highlights 381 years of cultivating care, the evolution of western medicine, and the leadership of these visionary, inspiring women representing one of the first entrepreneur women communities in North America.

Linda Howard, J.D. is a multi-faceted individual with over 35 years of professional experience. Her career path, engagement with diverse audiences (domestically and abroad), and passion for social and corporate responsibility have made her a leading voice on diversity, equality, inclusion, and multicultural competency. She is committed to aligning corporate responsibility, inclusion, and compliance/ethics with business and organizational goals. She is a skillful communicator with the ability to deliver challenging messages with compassion, transparency, and strength in the boardroom, on the front lines, and in public statements. She has spoken and consulted in Africa, the Middle East, and throughout the United States and frequently writes on ethics and equity issues.

Lynette Davis is a writer, love activist, and mental health peer advocate trained by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and in Mental Health First Aid and WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan®). In 2015, Lynette founded Love Yourself Love Your Business, a mental health and suicide prevention initiative for entrepreneurs and small business owners. She also runs an administrative management business supporting women visionaries and is on the leadership team for GW4W (Global Women 4 Wellbeing). Lynette is the Amazon top-selling author of Success To Die For, as well as a contributing author of Illuminate by Barclay Press and What Canst Thou Say. Her insights have been shared on media platforms such as South Jersey Biz Magazine, Healthcare Revolution, and Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). Lynette earned her BA in Sociology from Rutgers University and is currently a scholarship recipient pursuing her MA at Earlham School of Religion, a seminary associated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Dr. Renee Moorefield is CEO of Wisdom Works, a social enterprise she co-founded in 1999 to offer thought leadership and state-of-the-art resources for building brands, work cultures, and leadership capabilities that empower all people to thrive. Among organizations she advised are The Coca-Cola Company, Nike, Hermes of Paris, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cox Automotive, Hyatt, Barilla, Merck & Company, and Sainsbury. Renee also guides the conscious brand Be Well Lead Well®. She is on the Advisory Board of the Global Wellness Institute and curates content for the Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease. Renee is published in peer-reviewed journals, plus featured in diverse media such as Prevention, Forbes, Financier World, Conscious Company, Hotel Executive, CEO Magazine, Huffington Post, Experience Life, The Systems Thinker, Spa China, Thrive Global, and Coaching World. Renee is an international speaker, as well as a Master Certified Coach and Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Her deep passion for human and cultural evolution draws on her expertise in lifestyle and leadership transformation, yoga and spirituality, the science of physical and psychological wellbeing, systems thinking, and spiral dynamics—empowering leaders to lead with greater clarity and effectiveness for uplifting their organizations and our world.


December 8, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm