On Top of The Town: Women's Leadership Mixer
Date: Monday, November 17th, 2014
On Top of The Town was a women's leadership mixer hosted by the GLO pod of Campus Life. It was aimed specifically towards female students at the university to address specifically being a female leader. This event was created in order to help students get questions answered about their future careers and leadership. This event was also created in the hopes of giving students a networking opportunity with some of the women leaders in our community.
The event started with an informal "mixer" portion where appetizers and drinks from EMU catering were provided to all of the guests. The night then continued into a panel where we had some of the female leaders from the community tell their stories of trouble and triumphs and then answer questions from the students. This was the main portion of the night and the panel consisted of Amanda Edmonds, Mayor of Ypsilanti; Jan Mcdermott, a small business owner; Liz Haas a licensed social worker and sex therapist; Carrie Hensel, co-founder Women's Exchange of Washtenaw; Amelia Brown, Consumers Energy Employee Development Consultant; and Priya Gogi, Founder of Denovo Sciences. After the panel portion, the night continued into round table discussions where each of the guests hosted their own discussion with small groups of students. The round table discussion topics included salary negotiation, work life balance, further education, challenging work place relationships and sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Hosting these round table discussions along with the panelists we also had Cheyenne Luzynski, Glenna Frank Miller and Meredith Collier. The event consisted of 42 students total, both men and women.
This event was covered by the Eastern Echo and coverage can be found here: