Women's Leadership Network Receives Grant from The Women's Fund
The Women's Fund of Central Ohio announced their investment of $215,000 in 12 organizations that promise social change through Economic Self-Sufficiency for Women, Leadership for Women and Lifeskills for Girls. This grant cycle awarded $215,000 to programs in Delaware, Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, and Pickaway counties. The Otterbein Women's Leadership Network received $20,000 under the Lifeskills for Girls category. Over its 13-year history, The Women's Fund has awarded 165 grants totaling over $2 million. Mentor/Protégé Match
Thursday, Feb. 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Roush Hall, Fisher Gallery
Otterbein to Host Women in Philanthropy Summit, March 3 & 4
Karen Hough Visits Campus
Otterbein University is proud to host the Women in Philanthropy Summit: Investing in Women for the Common Good on March 3-4, 2015, on the University’s campus. The summit is a partnership between the presidents of Otterbein University, Bowling Green State University and The University of Findlay to raise awareness of the vital role that women play in philanthropy. It is part of a three-year initiative for each school to host one summit to educate and empower women of different generations, from high school students to women serving in senior leadership positions. Get all the event details
Karen Hough, Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge, presented a high-energy, interactive experience on executive presence, and about how women do or do not leverage their impact, as part of the Women & Executive Presence: Perception and Influence Workshop. The presentation uncovered gender issues, as well as four improv secrets that can radically improve your leadership capabilities. Hough taught the audience usable skills to improve how others perceive them, improve communication and build better relationships. See photos from the event. Cultivating Civic Ecotones for Community Partnerships by Melissa Kesler Gilbert, Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of the Center for Community Engagement
Excerpt: In order to address large-scale community issues, it is necessary to create structures that engage stakeholders from all factions of the community. The more these structures are mosaic in nature, functioning as shared-power networks (Block 2008), the more potential they hold for civic change. The Women’s Leadership Network at Otterbein is an example of a structure that is rich in mosaicity, including over 150 women, students, and girls from local schools, businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations.
The NET Receives $13,000 Grant
The Women's Fund of Central
Ohio has granted the Otterbein Women's Leadership Network $13,000. This
grant will allow the NET to continue providing opportunities for girls,
students and community leaders, as well as cultivate a collaborative
system of support to increase women’s upward social and economic
mobility while participating in educational, networking, and
transformational leadership opportunities.