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'Championing female leaders of color in West Michigan'

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Shannon Cohen and Patricia Sosa VerDuin began having conversations about the representation of women of color in leadership in the news while they got to know each other as W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellows. Cohen is the...

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City announces new Neighborhood Match Fund

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-09-2017 under NEWS

At the third annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, March 4, 2017, the City of Grand Rapids announced its new Neighborhood Match Fund. The fund is intended to be an easily accessible contract citizens can make with the City in order to...

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Planning for Leadership Transition: A Succession Planning Workshop

by Johnson Center for Philanthropy (johnsoncenter)

Submitted 03-02-2017 under

Leadership transitions can move an organization forward or hold it back. Good succession planning can help insure the long-term sustainability of an organization. This workshop led by Tamela Spicer will help both staff and board leadership...

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Shared leadership enhances trust, utilizes skills

by Access of West Michigan (Access of West ...)

Submitted 12-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Shared leadership is an innovative, modern twist on traditional organizational structure that turns a strict hierarchy on its end. Co-Executive Directors Emma Garcia and Christina Swiney recently shared how their nonprofit Access of West Michigan...

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Celebrating growth of women-run businesses in Heartside neighborhood

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

With the growth of businesses on the Avenue for the Arts, women are strengthening their leadership and roots in our arts community. Avenue for the Arts is the neighborhood title for the South Division corridor between Fulton and Wealthy and features...

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Grand Rapids women who rock: Mary Ann Cartwright

by Zonta Club of Grand Rapids (ZontaGR)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

Mary Ann Cartwright is the kind of person you can learn a great deal from just by listening to her. She is a woman of immeasurable success. Intellectual, passionate, ambitious, and open-minded – there is no wonder she has achieved so much. In...

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We need to stop talking about inner beauty and start teaching our girls to take action

by Marjorie Steele (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under OPINION

The battle to bring women into the boardroom is a long one, and although we’ve made significant progress in recent years, it’s far from over. It’s not an obvious battle with clear sides, like the racism that’s raging in city...

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GRAPE - Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence

by Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence, Inc (grapegr1)

Submitted 06-03-2015 under

Our June guest speakers, Marcia Vanderwoude and Daniel Grzywacz,  are finance leaders in the Grand Rapids area. The event cost is $10.00 per person.  Advance tickets can be purchased at the following link.  Bring a calculator. http://...

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Catalyst Radio: EmbodyGR uses yoga events as community service opportunities

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-29-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio features a new nonprofit called EmbodyGR, which merges an inclusive practice of yoga, with volunteer education and...

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GRAPE - Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence

by Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence, Inc (grapegr1)

Submitted 03-02-2015 under

Our March guest speakers are: Jeshua Lauka, a local attorney who practices Business, Real Estate, Estate and Trust work, and related litigation, will speak on "Social Entrepreneurship from a Legal Perspective." Jennifer Puplava is an...

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