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Exceptional leaders need effective communication strategies.  What you say, how you say it, with whom you chose to communicate, and how your receive messages from others are keys to success in the workplace (and everyplace). Using basic math principles, Audrey will discuss inclusive communication formulas that add value, subtract leadership land mines, multiply your strengths, and divide your weaknesses.  We will explore innovative ways to aspire, advance, and achieve.  Be prepared to exponentially improve your leadership communication – no calculator needed!

When:  Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Olive Garden, 4240 Beltline Rd, Addison, TX 75001

Cost: FREE! Since we are meeting at the Olive Garden, food will be available for purchase!

Register: Please RSVP at Eventbrite!

Audrey Selden

Audrey Selden

About the Speaker:

Audrey Selden (Austin, Texas) retired as the Deputy Commissioner for Compliance at the Texas Department of Insurance in August 2013 after more than 20 years in public service.  Her “rewire-ment” includes public speaking and nonprofit Board service.

Audrey frequently speaks about leadership and her dedication to public service.  She is the Board President for Leadership Women Board, a social enterprise that helps women learn more, lead well, and leave positive legacies. She serves on the Executive Women in Texas Government (EWTG) President’s Advisory Committee, the EWTG Scholarship Committee, and is a member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas. Past Board experience included Literacy Austin and the Girl Scouts of Central Texas.

She served as the Texas Assistant Secretary of State from 1991 to 1994.  Audrey graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986 and clerked for U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice.  Her prior work experience included being a litigation associate at a private law firm and a college academic advisor.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University.  The YWCA honored Audrey with the 2010 Woman of the Year Award for Racial Justice.  She also received the 2001 Women on Their Toes award from Austin Ballet for outstanding volunteer service and the 1997 Ma Ferguson Award for Excellence in the Public Sector.


Other Upcoming Events

  • December (Date TBD) – Holiday Mixer with SWE/WITI/Women of AT&T
  • Jan 20, 2015 – Professional Development Meeting
  • February 6-8 – Region C Conference in Austin, TX.  Reserve your hotel room now!  Registration will open soon.

Younger Members

Are you a recent college grad? New to the DFW area? Looking to meet other engineering or STEM professionals who are also early in their career? Dallas SWE is looking to start a Younger Members listserv! Email Morgen Schroeder if you are interested in joining the mailing list. We hope to meet for brunch once a month!

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