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Mentor Training
Thursday, Jan. 15 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Roush Hall, room 331

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
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 Visits Campus
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.

/ Contact Us

Melissa Kesler Gilbert
Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Director for the Center for Community Engagement
p/ 614.823.1251
e/ mgilbert@otterbein.edu

Kristi Robbins
Chief of Staff, President's Office
p/ 614.823.1232
e/ krobbins@otterbein.edu

Women's Fund of Central Ohio


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