Ignite Your Journey: A Women’s Speaker Series

Did you know searches for the phrase “thoughts on women empowerment” grew by more than 500% this past year? It’s time to tap into this conversation and share stories of change from women who are breaking barriers and leading in ways inconceivable 30, 40 or 50 years ago.


Women United and Women of Tocqueville have partnered to present Ignite Your Journey, a women’s speaker series featuring accomplished women whose journey, either personal, professional or philanthropic, will inspire you to get involved and lead in your sphere of influence.


We invite you to join us at one (or more!) of our upcoming events. Each event includes networking time before the featured presentation, followed by a United Way moment and special activity related to the topic of interest.


Crafting Your Professional Presence

Ignite Your Journey: Crafting Your Professional Presence


Are you interested in improving your public speaking, professional presence and communication skills? Ellen Dunnigan, President and CEO of Accent On Business, will provide practical steps on how to develop your professional presence and image. You’ll leave feeling confident and competent, ready to take on your next challenge in life.




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How Adversity Impacts a Child’s Brain Development and Well-Being

Ignite Your Journey Women's Speaker Series


Hear Dr. Lori Desautels discuss her journey as one of the foremost experts in the field of educational neuroscience and learn about her ground-breaking research that focuses on how brain development is affected by adversity. Following Dr. Desautels’ presentation, learn how United Way is making an impact on the emotional health of children ages 3 to 5 through the use of behavioral health kits.




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Why Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Matters

Ignite Your Journey: Why Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Matters


If you’re a woman, you may hit road blocks along the way to your career goals due to your gender and ethnicity. Join us for a panel discussion featuring four successful women who have all faced challenges along the path to their current positions. Each panelist has a unique story and will share their perspective around diversity and inclusion in the workplace.




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We look forward to seeing you at some of these events! If you’re a woman interested in philanthropy and looking to connect with other like-minded women involved in our community, learn more about our Women United and Women of Tocqueville groups. Each bring together strong women who are dedicated to making our community a better place.
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