BRITE Women Project "Powerful Women, Powerful Roles"


Location: Stayer Center (Commons A) (View on map )

The BRITE Women Project (Board Readiness Initiative to Empower Women Project) seeks to equip women to provide transformational nonprofit board leadership that benefits their communities … Smart nonprofits need BRITE women on board.

Join us for this highly engaging panel discussion. Following the panel, there will be a speed networking session for the attendees. Local nonprofit organizations actively recruiting volunteers and board members will join the networking portion of the event including, Girls on the Run Inc., Cultivate Culinary, Dress for Success and many more.

Cost $25, Students Free Admission (Ticketed)


Four exceptional women executives who are thriving in their roles in the nonprofit sector will discuss:

  • Board governance
  • Positioning yourself for a seat at the table
  • Finding and using your voice for greater impact

Bethany Hartley, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership will moderate the discussion. Panelists include Amy Cooper Collier, Executive Director, Girls on the Run, Inc.; Laura Jensen, President, and CEO, United Way of Saint Joseph County; Stephanie Steele, President, Saint Joseph County Bar Association and Chief Legal Counsel for the City of South Bend; and Liliana Quintero, Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition.

Who should attend this event?

  • Board Members
  • Potential Board Members
  • Trustees
  • Directors
  • Staff
  • Aspiring Leaders
  • Philanthropists
  • Graduate Students

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