Women turfgrass professionals from across the country are convening this week at GCSAA headquarters for the GCSAA Women's Leadership Academy Photo by Roger Billings
Forty turfgrass professionals from around the country are currently gathered at GCSAA headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., for the inaugural GCSAA Women’s Leadership Academy, an education and networking event designed to break down barriers and enhance
participants’ inner skills to maximize their impact as leaders.
The event, which continues through Thursday, is hosted and paid for by GCSAA with support from a host of industry partners, including Trailblazer benefactors The Toro Co. (Platinum Trailblazer), Nufarm and Yamaha,. Club Car and PBI-Gordon are
Pathfinder benefactors, while Target Specialty Products is a Flag Bearer benefactor. The event is endorsed by the Sports Field Management Association.
Here's a photo gallery of activities that took place Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Participants gathered in the lobby of GCSAA headquarters for a light breakfast before the start of activities on Wednesday morning. Photo by Roger Billings
Members of GCSAA’s Women’s Task Group were recognized by association CEO Rhett Evans during a welcome reception and dinner Tuesday night. Photo by Tyler Stover
Suzy Whaley (right), the president of Golf Nation and a former president of the PGA of America who was recently inducted into that organization's hall of fame, joined Kelly Lynch, regional manager for Pure Seed, for a fireside chat during Tuesday’s welcome reception and dinner. Photo by Tyler Stover
Women’s Leadership Academy attendees listen to welcome comments from Kevin Sunderman, GCSAA COO, Shelia Finney, GCSAA’s senior director, member programs, and Marnie Wells, president of The Toro Foundation, which served as the event’s Platinum Trailblazer benefactor. Photo by Scott Hollister
Wednesday’s education activities at the GCSAA Women’s Leadership Academy focused on behavioral drivers and team communication strategies. Photo by Scott Hollister