Last week Whitworth University announced it had created the Whitworth Women’s Leadership Network with the aim of uniting today’s leaders with those of tomorrow and empowering women to be catalysts of change and promoting professional and personal growth.
“This network will provide an opportunity for women to come together and share their vast knowledge and expertise with one another. We will be able to professionally support each other and provide mentorship to America’s emerging female leaders,” said Shelly O’Quinn ’97, chief executive officer of
Innovia Foundation in a press release.
It will include a lecture series, which is already sold out. Following the lectures, attendees will gather in small groups to discuss ideas for implementing successful strategies into their professional and daily lives.
The network will also include a mentorship program and this summer, the network plans to expand programming and opportunities for connection and mentorship to Seattle.
Upcoming events will be posted here.
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.