Photos from Women's Leadership Institute Summit at Manhattanville

I was honored to serve as Emcee for the Women's Leadership Institute 2019 Summit, at Manhattanville College School of Professional Studies. In addittion to serving as Emcee, I also presented the following  session: 

Retrain Your Brain:  A New Approach to Leadership Development
Back by popular demand from the 2018 WLI Summit, this interactive session will have on your feet and practicing leadership and communication skills that you can immediately utilize in your workplace. Learn core improv principles such as "yes and" and staying in the moment and more advanced skills such as collaboration and team support, as you practice how to adapt to any situation, boost your confidence and ignite your power. 

Gilda Bonanno with  Interviewer Marisa Grimes, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Mastercard;
Keynote Speaker Umran Beba, Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, PepsiCo;
WLI Director Kathy Meany

WLI Director Kathy Meany; Keynote Speaker Mecca Santana, SVP, Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Westchester Medical Center Health Network; Laura Persky Associate Dean, School of Professional Studies; Gilda Bonanno

Leading the group in improv exercises to improve their leadership skills

 Gilda Bonanno serves as a trusted advisor to executives and entrepreneurs to transform their communication, presentation and leadership skills.  She has worked with companies on 4 continents, from Chicago to Shanghai and Rio to Rome.  The instructional videos on her YouTube channel have received over 2 million views and her e-newsletter has reached subscribers in over 45 countries since 2008.  For articles or to receive Gilda's e-newsletter, visit