March 4, 2020
Message from the Director

Wisdom Begins in Wonder

Settling into my new digs, and cleansing my space of unnecessary clutter, is on my list of to-dos for 2020. I’m making progress and recently found a spot for one of my favorite quotes, Wisdom Begins in Wonder, by the ancient philosopher Socrates. Those four words speak to me. They remind me to ponder, question, be amazed and sometimes doubt.  

Wonder birthed the Gender Equity and Women’s Leadership Study conducted by Women’s Network. The answers to that wonder delivered the final product in the form of Summit County data (modeled after the national study Women in the Workplace ) and drives the mission of Women’s Network. We deliver best-in-class curriculum to equip women with the tools and resources needed for leadership in today’s professional arena.  The Leadership Toolbox course is designed to do just that. Join us for the opening course of the series, LinkedIn Workshop on April 8th .

Jan Conrad
Executive Director, Women's Network
Upcoming Events
Breakfast at Beau's on the River
March 11, 2020 | 8:30 - 10:00 am

Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls
1989 Front St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Teresa LaGrair
CEO, Akron Urban League

"Considerations and Clarity During a Career Change"
Lunch at Greater Akron Chamber
March 26, 2020 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Greater Akron Chamber GAC Event Space
388 S. Main St., Ste. 205
Akron, OH 44308

Stacie Riffert
Empowered Leadership

"Let's Talk About Leadership"
Wake Up Akron
April 1, 2020 | 7:30 - 9:00 am

Akron Family Restaurant
250 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303

Heather Appleman Taylor
Founder, Glitter Girl

"How to Stand Out in the Social Media Crowd"
Leadership Toolbox
April 8, 2020 | 8:00 - 11:00 am
8:00 am Light Breakfast and Coffee
8:30 am Presentation

Sikich
274 White Pond Dr.
Akron, OH 44320

Career Advancement is intentional and takes deliberate initiative and planning. Leadership Toolbox is designed to equip aspiring leaders with the ability to craft their future. This six-session course is designed to teach practical tools from business writing to self-advocacy to working with the media. Workshops meet monthly from 8:00 – 11:00 am on the following dates:

April 8 | May 13 | June 10 | July 8 | Sept 9 | Oct 14
Breakfast at Beau's on the River
April 15, 2020 | 8:30 - 10:00 am

Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls
1989 Front St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Girls Who Code
The University of Akron
Lunch at Greater Akron Chamber
April 23, 2020 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Greater Akron Chamber GAC Event Space
388 S. Main St., Ste. 205
Akron, OH 44308

Adina Calhoun-Walker
General Manager, Calhoun Funeral Home

"Switching Lanes"
Wake Up Akron
May 6, 2020 | 7:30 - 9:00 am

Akron Family Restaurant
250 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303

Dr. Tara Scott, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

"What I Learned About Stress and Resilience from Surviving a Plane Crash"
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