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Women’s Leadership Institute Events Archive

Recent Events

Voices of Leadership STAGE Series, "Igniting the Entrepreneurial Spirit," with Betsy Myers, Founding Director of Bentley's Center for Women and Business; and Doris Christopher, Founder and Chairman of The Pampered Chef©
March 4, 2015
Betsy Myers spoke about her leadership style about "leading with love," as well as her experiences with two White House administrations. Doris Christopher was a true entreprenuer and small business owner, growing her business to a multi-million dollar enterprise. 

Voices of Leadership Studio Series, Lori Vance, Founder, Express Yourself Milwaukee
February 9, 2015
Lori Vance, MMU alumna and former adjunct professor, spoke about her experience and impact as an art therapist. Working with children, adults, families and adolescents, Lori has made a positive impact in over 1,000 lives in our community. 

College Campus Careers with the Girl Scouts
November 14, 2014
Mount Mary University's Women's Leadership Institute hosted about 80 Girl Scouts on campus where the girls worked with our faculty in break out sessions working on projects toward earning a badge. The event culminated with a pizza party and leadership exercise. 


Voices of Leadership Studio Series, Gretchen Mead, Founder and Executive Director, Victory Garden Initiative 
October 29, 2014
Gretchen Mead spoke about her passion for home grown food, its health implications and how the Victory Garden Initiative brings healthy garden food to all neighborhoods around southeast Wisconsin. 


Voices of Leadership Studio Series, Pat Pearman, Executive Director of Oncology & Disease Solutions, GE Healthcare
September 23, 2014
Pat Pearman spoke with our students in a moderated discussion about being authentic in every role of your life, having meaning and passion for what you do, and how she overcame many obstacles in her life to find new direction for her career path. 

Annual Transforum Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser
September 12, 2014
Lt. General Claudia Kennedy (RET.) spoke about women taking on more non-traditional leadership roles, being honest with yourself, and pursuing your passions. In addition, Mount Mary University student Evone Harris told her story about reaching her potential, and the real need for student scholarships. With 300 in attendance, including 30 students, this scholarship fundraiser was a great success!

Summer Leadership Institute
June 10-13, 2014
This year, 21 students from seven different colleges and universities around the state were in attendance. Students participated in interactive leadership and skill building workshops throughout the 3 1/2 days, including personal visioning, learning the creative competencies, diversity, confidence, reflection, networking and more. At the graduation ceremony, all students received certificates for completing the program.

Voices of Leadership Studio Series, Kathryn Jackson, Founder and CEO, Protect Your Pumps
April 29, 2014                                                                                                                                    
Kathryn Jackson spoke with our students and faculty in a moderated discussion about how persistence, self-awareness, and knowing where your passion lies turned into a successful business venture.

Women's Leadership Challenge
March 26, 2014
Thank you to our sponsors, alumnae, friends and partners who accepted the 24 hour online challenge and invested in the future of women leadership. Your gift will support innovative programming and educational tools designed to empower the next generation of women leaders through our Women's Leadership Institute. You have made a difference in our students!

Voices of Leadership Studio Series, Veronika Scott, Founder and CEO, The Empowerment Plan March 25, 2014                                                       Veronika Scott spoke with our students and faculty in a moderated discussion about how her college design project became a thriving non-profit company that is making huge strides in the fight against homelessness in her hometown of Detroit.

Voices of Leadership Stage Series, "Fashioning Change" with Lauren Bush Lauren, Founder, FEED Projects and Carly Fiorina, Global Ambassador for Opportunity International 
March 5, 2014
Carly Fiorina spoke about women empowerment and how "everything is better when a woman is involved." Lauren Bush Lauren talked about social innovation and entrepreneurship and her mission to feed the hungry around the world.

Voices of Leadership Studio Series, Peggy Eskenasi, Senior Executive VP, Kohl's
February 27, 2014
Peggy Eskenasi spoke with our students in a moderated discussion about her career path and personal experiences in retail, marketing, branding, product development and design.