Mendoza School of Business

BRITE Women Project

BRITE Women Project event

Smart nonprofits need BRITE women on board

The BRITE Women Project (Board Readiness Initiative to Empower Women Project) seeks to equip women to provide transformational nonprofit board leadership that benefits their communities.

Our priorities include:

  • Offering training and networking opportunities for aspiring, first-time and veteran nonprofit board directors.
  • Connecting nonprofits with women who want to serve.
  • Preparing men to be allies in increasing female representation on nonprofit boards.

For more information about the BRITE Women Project and to sign up to receive news about future opportunities, contact program director Joan McClendon at 574-631-5320 or jmcclen1@nd.edu.

“Diversity of thought and perspective helps nonprofit boards and their associated organizations serve their communities better when all the voices are around the table." Angela Logan, St. Andre Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development

Events & Workshops

The BRITE Women Project will host a virtual info session Jan. 27, 2021, from 5:30-7 p.m.
The session will cover how nonprofit boards need to reflect the diversity of those they serve; promote universal human flourishing; and be strong stewards of time, talent, and relationships. It will also explore how to live a fully integrated life.

5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021

Zoom virtual classroom
The BRITE Women Project (Board Readiness Initiative to Empower Women Project) will host a panel discussion with four men who will share insights about how men can be allies for women.
Panelists include Amish Shah (MBA ’05), CEO & president of Kem Krest; Kreg Gruber, CEO of Beacon Health Systems; Michael Loungo (BBA ’93), senior director of academic and global advancement; and Jason Miller (MA ’15), lead pastor and founder of South Bend City Church.

Registration is open for this free virtual session on crisis communication led by Amanda McKendree, director of Mendoza’s Fanning Center for Business Communication. Amanda also teaches business communication courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

 

This virtual session will focus on:

  • Differentiating among crisis leadership, crisis management, and crisis communication.
  • practice crisis response strategies that engage crucial stakeholders
  • negotiating crisis response plans in a team setting
  • identifying best practices for building trust with reporters and proactively framing your narrative

Register here: https://forms.gle/iXQ1MFoX1SHGnqeK8

 

To sign up for email updates, contact Joan McClendon at 574-631-5320 or jmcclen1@nd.edu.

Tuesday, May 11, from 5:30-7 p.m.; online;

This BRITE Women Project event will feature a virtual panel discussion with Kristen Collett-Schmitt, associate dean for specialized master’s at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business; Stacy Walton Long, partner at Krieg DeVault; and Peggy Hardek, partner, PwC’s Risk & Regulatory Services. They will discuss:

  • Their board leadership and experience journey 
  • How to position yourself for a seat at the table
  • Leveraging your competencies and values to impact your community

The BRITE Women Project (Board Readiness Initiative to Empower Women Project) seeks to equip women to provide transformational nonprofit board leadership that benefits their communities…Smart nonprofits need BRITE women on board. 

Join us for this highly engaging panel discussion. Following the panel, there will be a speed networking session for the attendees. Local nonprofit organizations actively recruiting volunteers and board members will join the networking portion of the event including, Girls on the Run Inc., Cultivate Culinary, Dress for Success and many more.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

“Powerful Women, Powerful, Roles”

5:00-7:00p, Stayer Commons A

Cost $25, Students Free Admission (Ticketed)

Four exceptional women executives who are thriving in their roles in the nonprofit sector will discuss: 

  • Board governance
  • Positioning yourself for a seat at the table
  • Finding and using your voice for greater impact

Bethany Hartley, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership will moderate the discussion. Panelists include Amy Cooper Collier, Executive Director, Girls on the Run, Inc.; Laura Jensen, President, and CEO, United Way of Saint Joseph County; Stephanie Steele, President, Saint Joseph County Bar Association and Chief Legal Counsel for the City of South Bend; and Liliana Quintero, Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition.

Who should attend this event?

  • Board Members
  • Potential Board Members Trustees
  • Directors
  • Staff
  • Aspiring Leaders
  • Philanthropists
  • Graduate Students

Register 

To sign up for email updates, contact Joan McClendon at 574-631-5320 or jmcclen1@nd.edu.

For news and event promotion follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn. #NDBRITE

 

Details and registration link coming soon. To sign up for email updates, contact Joan McClendon at 574-631-5320 or jmcclen1@nd.edu.

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