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New for ADA 2017: Women in Dentistry Leadership Series

October 18, 2017

By David Burger


Ms. Robbins
 
Ms. Fletcher
 
Ms. Dufu
 
Dr. Fulton
Three motivational speakers will pilot a new leadership series designed for female dental professionals at ADA 2017 – America's Dental Meeting.

The "Women in Dentistry Leadership Series" consists of three talks on successive days of the ADA annual meeting, all in Room B312. CNN commentator and author Mel Robbins, former president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE Molly Fletcher, and Levo Chief Leadership Officer Tiffany Dufu will each give 90-minute talks. 

"One only has to look around at any of our local, state and national organizations to see the tremendous increase in not only women in the dental field, but women advancing to the top spots in leadership in organized dentistry — our own past two ADA presidents included," said Dr. David J. Fulton, Jr., chair of the ADA Committee on Annual Meetings. "All three speakers will offer attendees wonderful insight and inspiration in leadership."

  • Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m. — Former lawyer and now best-selling author Ms. Robbins will present It Takes 5 Seconds to Change Your Life, in which she will demystify neuroscience research and the latest social science research to explain how to identify the mistakes they're making and create lasting change.
  • Friday, 8:30-10 a.m. — Once hailed as the "female Jerry Maguire" and having negotiated more than $500 million in sports contracts, Ms. Fletcher will present Winning in a Male-dominated Field, in which she will seek to empower people to carve out their own paths and find fulfillment without sacrificing personal or professional goals.
  • Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m. — Ms. Dufu, a launch team member for Lean In (a nonprofit that offers educational resources and programming that encourages female leadership) and a voice in the women's leadership movement, will present Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less. She will recount how she learned to re-evaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list and meaningfully engage the assistance of others — freeing the space to flourish at work and develop deeper relationships at home.

There are savings for purchasing all three. Individual sessions for the Women in Dentistry Leadership Series are $29.95 and the entire three-session series costs $79.95. The series is sponsored by Crest + Oral-B. For more information, visit ADA.org/ADA17Women
Leadership
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Each session is worth 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

Complete biographies of the speakers and session details are available in the Onsite Guide and in the ADA 2017 mobile app.