Rayona Sharpnack is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Gender Partnership and the Institute for Women’s Leadership. IWL is renowned for its 25 years of initiatives in leadership and organizational effectiveness. Drawing on her successful careers in education, professional sports, and business, Rayona has become an inspirational teacher with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, emerging businesses and non-profit organizations. National publications such as Fast Company, Working Mother, and The New York Times have showcased Rayona’s leadership model. She has delivered hundreds of keynote speeches, facilitated small workshops and designed large conferences focused on the topic of developing extraordinary male and female leaders working in full partnership. Her masterful approach takes complex theoretical concepts and distills them into memorable and easily grasped learning. Rayona’s methodology Leading from Context™ is detailed in her book, Trade Up! 5 Steps for Redesigning Your Leadership & Life from the Inside Out.