Closing Keynote

Dr. Janet Rose Wojtalik

It may be a jungle out there but Dr. Janet Rose loves to hunt for the lessons we can learn about leadership from the animal kingdom. Whether we roar like a lion, have the vision of the giraffe or support each other like the zebra, we can learn to be our best selves and develop strong leadership skills by imitating the behaviors of the birds and the beasts. Dr. Janet Rose’s lively, entertaining, final keynote will leave you WILD about your new-found animalistic skills and you will be armed and ready to spread your wings and fly.

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Dr. Janet Rose Wojtalik is a Builder of Strength and Leadership. She is an author, motivational speaker, leadership mentor, artist, founder of and the creator of the DRJR Leadership Retreat. Her research in the ecology of female leadership fueled her passion to work initially with young women, parents, schools, and universities to foster the development of strong girls and strong women who learn to appreciate their authentic value. Her recent endeavors include working with organizations seeking to develop or enhance the leadership skills of their administrative staff, both women and men.


Her books The Seven Secrets of Parenting Girls and Raising Successful Daughters from Childhood to Womanhood serve as valuable parent resources for nurturing female leadership. She is a co-author of the widely-acclaimed book Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life which is a great motivational read and a must for every strong woman. 


Dr. Janet also addresses many diverse audiences on individually tailored topics including: Leadership Lessons Learned From the Animal Kingdom,  The Power of Gratitude, Learning to Lead With Integrity, Fostering Leadership Fitness and Raising Strong Girls and Compassionate Boys. Her upbeat, humorous and stimulating presentations have stirred women and men across the country. 


 Dr. Janet Rose earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Duquesne University. Her research in the area of women and leadership won her Clark Scholar Designation in the 2006 David L. Clark National Graduate Research Seminar in San Francisco, California. She is also the proud recipient of the 2018 WILD Conference Legacy Award presented by Gannon University’s Small Business Development Center. She has presented professional seminars, trainings, retreats, parenting workshops, and keynote presentations to a variety of audiences in a variety of venues. 

Dr. Janet Rose’s career included school administration, mental health program director, special educator, and adjunct professor at four local universities. Her artistic endeavors are also a great passion and include driftwood painting, steam punk lamp making, beach glass designs and grapevine creations. These can be found at many local galleries and boutiques.

Information on her books, presentations and strategies for nurturing leadership can be found at Contact Dr. Janet at 814-881-1727 or