This year’s Community Conference is dedicated to Extraordinary Women Olympians. A panel of six Olympians will take the stage and will be introduced by keynote speaker Amber Neben. Neben is a three-time world cycling champion and recently became the oldest female cyclist in history to compete in the Tokyo Olympics at the age of 46.
Neben says her keynote will focus on the power of adversity and how, for her, overcoming challenges is what makes true champions.
“I think I’m just going to tell people a bit of my story, describe how it all works and what it’s like and hopefully help people really see the value of adversity, that there’s always a opportunity in difficulty,” she says. “It is in the struggle that the champion is made.”
The panel will be moderated by KPCW’s Senior News Director, Leslie Thatcher. Leadership Park City founder Myles Rademan says every woman on stage has unique experiences to share with the audience.
“All of these women have stories to tell about how they learned what they learned about leadership as an athlete and how they apply it in the future, and Leslie Thatcher will tease people about that,” Rademan said.
Other panelists include Olympic speed skater Catherine Raney Norman, Olympic alpine skiers Holly Flanders and Megan Mcjames, Olympic freestyle skier Tracy Evans and two-time Olympic moguls medalist Shannon Bahrke.
Monday’s Leadership Community Conference is free and begins at 7 p.m. in the Park City Library’s Santy Auditorium and on Zoom. The Zoom link is located here.