Season 2 – Thank You, Leaders!

Season 2 Year in Review Speakers

Thank you, local leaders, for pouring yourselves into us in Season 2 here at First Fridays Fort Wayne.  We are grateful for your investment in area leaders with the sole intent of helping us all become better.  Fort Wayne and NE Indiana are the better for who you are and what you contribute in our communities.

Scott Druhot, Baxter International

Wayne Robison, Robison & Associates

Matt Konkler, Blackpoint Strategies

Marlin Stutzman, former US Representative (3rd District), the Stutzman Group

Donovan Coley, The Rescue Mission

Barry Schrock, Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.

Heather Herron, Sweetwater

Eddy Shigley, Indiana Wesleyan University

Jim Wilcox, Wilcox & Associates/Sandler

Elizabeth MacDonald, The Verbal Edge

Leslee Hill, Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center, the NIIC

Dr. Angela LaSalle, Integrative Medicine/Parkview

 

 

 

Nonprofit Leadership Resources- Investing in Excellence

Yesterday, Don Cates (CEO of 3Rivers) and I had the privilege to be lunch guests of Cheryl Taylor (President & CEO) and Dawn Martz (Director of Programs) of the Foellinger Foundation.  What an interesting and enlightening conversation we had!

Cheryl introduced us to a program that the Foellinger Foundation has begun.  If you serve as an employee of a nonprofit organization or serve as a board member of a nonprofit, you will want to check out their resources and leadership development offerings.  To do that, click here:  https://www.foellinger.org/blog/2019/6/3/lead-like-no-other

“At Foellinger Foundation, we believe successful nonprofits help our community grow and flourish. And when their leadership is strong, the organization and the community thrive.

According to Talent Philanthropy, foundations devoted less than 1% of their resources toward supporting the recruitment, retention, compensation or development of nonprofit talent between 1992 and 2011.

That’s why we created the Helene Foellinger Leadership Development Initiative; we’re committed to helping support, strengthen and inspire local leaders with strategic programs and experiential learning opportunities.

The Helene Foellinger Leadership Development Initiative consists of the Foellinger Leadership Lab and the Barbara Burt Innovative Leader Fund.

In 2018, the Foundation board of directors reauthorized this initiative for another four years with an additional $1 million commitment. In that year, Foellinger committed 7.15% of its resources to leadership initiatives.”

To learn more about the Foellinger Foundation and all of the great things they do in our community, visit them at:  https://www.foellinger.org/

Foellinger Foundation

Conference Costs – save $$ by going local!

The First Fridays Fort Wayne Women’s Conference will be held at the Mirro Center on inside Mirro CenterFriday, June 7 from 7:30 am – 11:00 am.  The cost is only $20 which includes a light breakfast.

Every year, companies send employees to conferences all over the US.  In many cases, conferences include airfare, hotels, meals, transportation such as Uber, as well as the cost of the conference itself.

conference detail

 

img_6788Plan to attend “Brighter”, the Women’s Conference on June 7, and you’ll experience:

  • World-class speakers from right here in the Fort Wayne area
  • A fabulous crowd of like-minded leaders from right here in NE Indiana
  • Excellent venue complete with a light breakfast and beverages
  • Organizations from all over NE Indiana who are making a difference every day to make our communities/world a better place

And all of this for only $20.  No airports.  No hotels.  No exorbitant costs.  You have the opportunity to make new connections with other leaders who live here in your area!

Make the investment in YOU next month.  Invite friends and colleagues to join you.  It will be a positive, encouraging, and inspiring morning.  We want to see you there!

Secure your reservation at:  2019 Women’s Conference Registration Link

Have You Registered for the Women’s Conference Yet?

Mirro Center outside On Friday, June 7, the First Fridays Women’s Conference will happen at the Parkview Mirro Center!  The event kicks off at 7:30 am with a light breakfast and our first speaker will begin at 8:00 am.

 

Join hundreds of women from around NE Indiana as they come together to become “Brighter” – the theme of this year’s event.  The speakers, all from our area, will challenge and inspire you to become your best inside and out.

Be listening for the WOWO Radio interview coming up in 1 week.  If you have not registered yet, click on the following image to reserve your spot today.  Table reservations are also available for organizations who would like to bring a team of leaders.

This event will fill up soon.  Don’t delay – register today!  Click on the image below to register.  Only $20 for individual registrations.

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Connect.  Learn.  Grow. 

Become Brighter!

Women’s Conference Speaker Intro: Elizabeth MacDonald video

On June 7, our 2nd annual Women’s Conference will take place at the Mirro Center.  One of our fantastic speakers will be Elizabeth MacDonald.  Here she is with a brief hint of what she will be sharing:

Register for this event at:  https://fwchamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/10074

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Women’s Conference Info – Vendor Tables

If your company/organization would like to have a table at the June 7 Women’s Conference displaying info about what you do, here’s how to do that:

At the top of our website, you will a link that reads “2019 Women’s Conference Info”.

Womens Conference page info

When you click on that, you will see the times of the conferences and a link to register.

link to register

When you click on that, it will take you to the registration site.  If you are a member of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., use your sign-on to enter the registration site.  If you are not, click on the other option.

On the registration page, click on the drop down to:

  • register for a seat
  • register to reserve a vendor table for your company/org
  • register to reserve a table in the event hall for guests of your company/org

Vendor Table

Follow the prompts for your information and payment.  Thank you for your support!

Brighter with sponsor logos

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