Tuesday, June 15th  |  11:30 am  |  Meet In-Person

Ms. Katie Bruno, Financial Planner, CFP, CDFA, with involvement in non-profit organization, 100 Women who Care.


Katie is on a mission to improve the financial lives of women and empowering them to make smart, thoughtful financial decisions. She enjoys working with women who are faced with immediate financial decisions as a result of life-changing events such as divorce or loss of spouse. Her process is about helping her clients through education, advocacy, and planning.

          ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦       ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦                 


Tuesday, July 20th  |  11:30 am | Meet In-Person

Ms. Julie A. Shrader, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Rejuvenating Women & the Restored Wings Program

Ms. Shrader will discuss HWN s 2021 chosen non-profit organization, Rejuvenating Women, sharing these topics: 

  1. What is human trafficking?
  2. Who are the traffickers and buyers?
  3. What can everyone do to help survivors?

              ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦       ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦                 

Tuesday, August 17th  |  11:30 am  |  Meet In-Person

Ms. Katherine C. MacHolmes, Co-Founder + Strategist, k+r strategies

 

 Katherine is the co-founder of an anti-oppression, equity and justice strategy firm, k+r strategies. Incredibly passionate about liberation, community healing and art, she finds that collective community processes are the closest form of liberation that we can achieve in imperfect systems. She will discuss in depth: (1) Systemic Oppression + Privilege (2) Understanding our Radius of Power and (3) How DEI is actually a journey of recovery for us all. 

 

          ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦       ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦                 

 

2021 PAST EVENTS

April 2021
Ms. Tracy Wanek, Program Supervisor at Financial Hope Collective by  Creighton University. 

Ms. Wanek discussed what the Financial Hope Collaborative is, how it benefits the community and the future of the program . It began in 2009, with curriculum and programming designed by Executive Director Julie Kalkowski.  The program is proprietary to Julie, and is currently housed at Creighton University.

We very recently completed the first clinical trial in the country to look at the effect of financial education on physical health.  The results are in the publication process as we speak, and show wonderful outcomes in smoking cessation, fewer moves and therefore more school continuity, and fewer payday loans, bounced check fees and shut off notices for utilities.  We also have very timely information about the hopefulness, agility and resourcefulness of those who took our program pre-COVID and how they are faring during the pandemic.

March 2021
Ms. Julie Sigmon, Director at Omaha STEM Ecosystem

Julie Sigmon has experience in the education, non-profit and business fields for over 40 years.  She is currently serving as the Director for the Omaha STEM Ecosystem, a backbone organization in support of a collective impact initiative to grow the number of STEM professionals to create a balance between industry demand and available talent.

February 2021
Wendy Townley, Executive Director, Omaha Public Library Foundation

During her presentation, Wendy discussed what the library experienced during the 2020 pandemic, how it adapted to serve library patrons while libraries were closed, and what’s in store for 2021. Ms. Townley has served as executive director of the Omaha Public Library Foundation since 2014. The library foundation raises funds and advocates for Omaha Public Library – its 12 branches, programs and services, materials, and more.

January 2021
Ms. Alisa Parmer, Mental Health Therapist, kicked off our season with her signature talk, “What Self Care Looks Like in 2021!”

Alisa Parmer is a Full-time Mental Health Therapist with Heartland Family Services in the community working with family and children in crisis and owner of Legendary Profession Maker, LLC. a small business consulting company that works to grow small businesses and their employees to meet legendary goals.

An advocate for equality in education, mental health services, and women in leadership with an objective to lead, mentor, and create a community of women that embraces the goal of excellence through education, continued professional development, balanced mental health, and realistic career planning. 

 

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Tuesday, June 15th  |  11:30 am  |  Meet In-Person

Ms. Katie Bruno, Financial Planner, CFP, CDFA, with involvement in non-profit organization, 100 Women who Care.


Katie is on a mission to improve the financial lives of women and empowering them to make smart, thoughtful financial decisions. She enjoys working with women who are faced with immediate financial decisions as a result of life-changing events such as divorce or loss of spouse. Her process is about helping her clients through education, advocacy, and planning.

          ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦       ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦                 


Tuesday, July 20th  |  11:30 am | Meet In-Person

Ms. Julie A. Shrader, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Rejuvenating Women & the Restored Wings Program

Ms. Shrader will discuss HWN s 2021 chosen non-profit organization, Rejuvenating Women, sharing these topics: 

  1. What is human trafficking?
  2. Who are the traffickers and buyers?
  3. What can everyone do to help survivors?

              ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦       ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦                 

Tuesday, August 17th  |  11:30 am  |  Meet In-Person

Ms. Katherine C. MacHolmes, Co-Founder + Strategist, k+r strategies

 

 Katherine is the co-founder of an anti-oppression, equity and justice strategy firm, k+r strategies. Incredibly passionate about liberation, community healing and art, she finds that collective community processes are the closest form of liberation that we can achieve in imperfect systems. She will discuss in depth: (1) Systemic Oppression + Privilege (2) Understanding our Radius of Power and (3) How DEI is actually a journey of recovery for us all. 


          ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦       ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦        ♦   ♦   ♦                 

 

2021 PAST EVENTS

April 2021
Ms. Tracy Wanek, Program Supervisor at Financial Hope Collective by  Creighton University. 

Ms. Wanek discussed what the Financial Hope Collaborative is, how it benefits the community and the future of the program . It began in 2009, with curriculum and programming designed by Executive Director Julie Kalkowski.  The program is proprietary to Julie, and is currently housed at Creighton University.

We very recently completed the first clinical trial in the country to look at the effect of financial education on physical health.  The results are in the publication process as we speak, and show wonderful outcomes in smoking cessation, fewer moves and therefore more school continuity, and fewer payday loans, bounced check fees and shut off notices for utilities.  We also have very timely information about the hopefulness, agility and resourcefulness of those who took our program pre-COVID and how they are faring during the pandemic.

March 2021
Ms. Julie Sigmon, Director at Omaha STEM Ecosystem

Julie Sigmon has experience in the education, non-profit and business fields for over 40 years.  She is currently serving as the Director for the Omaha STEM Ecosystem, a backbone organization in support of a collective impact initiative to grow the number of STEM professionals to create a balance between industry demand and available talent.

February 2021
Wendy Townley, Executive Director, Omaha Public Library Foundation

During her presentation, Wendy discussed what the library experienced during the 2020 pandemic, how it adapted to serve library patrons while libraries were closed, and what’s in store for 2021. Ms. Townley has served as executive director of the Omaha Public Library Foundation since 2014. The library foundation raises funds and advocates for Omaha Public Library – its 12 branches, programs and services, materials, and more.

January 2021
Ms. Alisa Parmer, Mental Health Therapist, kicked off our season with her signature talk, “What Self Care Looks Like in 2021!”

Alisa Parmer is a Full-time Mental Health Therapist with Heartland Family Services in the community working with family and children in crisis and owner of Legendary Profession Maker, LLC. a small business consulting company that works to grow small businesses and their employees to meet legendary goals.

An advocate for equality in education, mental health services, and women in leadership with an objective to lead, mentor, and create a community of women that embraces the goal of excellence through education, continued professional development, balanced mental health, and realistic career planning.