Calendar

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Angela Chaney – November 19th Event @ The Amazing Pizza Machine
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Angela Chaney, Partner, Pixel Fire Marketing

Please join us on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, as Angela Chaney presents how engagement equity can be a new approach to all of our relationships.

Angela Chaney is a partner at Pixel Fire Marketing, a full service online marketing firm. Her background is in content writing and sales. She worked for a business magazine for 13 years before co-founding Pixel Fire and now handles the content needs and assists with business development for the company. Angela is also a creative writer who enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction. She has self-published a cozy mystery book that is available on Amazon and has worked on a number of fiction projects ranging from text-based app stories to collaborative volumes of crime fiction. Engagement Equity: Earn the Ask is her first non-fiction book.

 

 

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* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Member Spotlight

Tracy Hightower-Henne
Partner Attorney, Hightower Reff Law

 

 

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Neil Wattier – January 21st Event @ Security National Bank
Jan 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Neil Wattier, Resilience and Mental Performance Coach

Please join us on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, as Neil Wattier discusses “Resilience”.  Neil is currently the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Resilience Coordinator and has attended Army and Air Force Master Resilience Trainer courses.
The (3) key points he will cover are:

  • Counter negativity by focusing on positive emotion and analyzing what is good
  • Understand how thoughts drive emotions and physical reactions
  • Optimize mental performance by controlling thoughts for productive outcomes

 

 

January 2020 Event — REGISTER HERE 

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Member Spotlight

Kara Covrig
Community Relations Manager

https://www.mosaicinfo.org/

More about Kara…
“I joined Mosaic last February as their Community Relations Manager.  I took a “left-turn” in career from an advertising agency and media world to this new adventure. I have been connected to Mosaic and other similar non-profits for many years through many volunteering efforts. As the younger sister to twin sisters Jenn and Lisa, I know all too well how incredibly a family’s story can truly be.  They are really my drive for connecting and I have always advocated for those with intellectual disabilities (far before I truly understood what advocating was, I called is sass!).  I can understand the resources families need and how important services are.  My role at Mosaic is sharing Mosaic with the Omaha community, networking and mostly sustainable fundraising.  We host monthly presentations to understand the services Mosaic provides and most importantly, you hear 3 client testimonials that are powerful.  I present similar presentations or adapted presentations with many groups throughout Omaha: Church Groups, businesses, lunch and learns…. you name it!  I love to be a voice for those that aren’t heard enough.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Carri Lyons – February 18th Event @ Security National Bank
Feb 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Carri Lyons, Empowerment Coach

Please join us on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, as Carri Lyons engages the audience as she invites women to ignite their SPARK! Carri is the founder of Victory Lane Consulting. She is a published author, national public speaker, 2-time Cancer survivor, and angel mommy. Additionally, she is a world-traveler, 6-time marathon finisher and long-distance cyclist.

Carri leaves you feeling excited and motivated to take on your next challenge whether it be losing weight, tackling a new hobby, or having the courage to do your OWN impossible. This is an event you don’t want to miss!!

 

February 2020 Event — click here for REGISTRATION

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Member Spotlight

Mary Grosserode
Senior Advisor
CLARE Senior Advisors

 

Mar
17
Tue
2020
*** UPDATE: March 17th Event is CANCELLED *** @ Security National Bank
Mar 17 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

**CANCELLED** STAY TUNED FOR OUR APRIL SEMINAR 


Beth Ostdiek Smith, Saving Grace

Please join us on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 as we learn from the founder, CEO/President of Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, Beth Ostdiek Smith and what Saving Grace does for the Omaha community and how HWN members can help.

Beth Ostdiek Smith is an accomplished professional with over 25 years in leadership roles in for profit and nonprofit businesses. She has traveled the world and loves learning about other cultures. She has volunteered as a mentor for inner city kids and visited homebound and the elderly and is a current NE Representative with the US Global Leadership Coalition Starting Saving Grace in 2013, to address food waste and hunger, Beth and Saving Grace has received:

  • 2013 SCORE “Sam Epstein” Entrepreneur Award
  • The Greater Omaha Chamber 2016 “Excellence Award for Innovation”
  • 2018 Food Day and 2019 Earth Day, Non-Profit of the Year Awards
  • In May 2019 Beth was flown to Washington DC to receive the FBI’s Director Community Leadership Award by Director Wray.

Beth believes we all have a purpose to honor, live and adjust as presented through life

March 2020 Event — CANCELLED 

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

Member Spotlight – March

Darcie Zauha
Color and Image Consultant
House of Colour

 

Apr
21
Tue
2020
Gary Clark, TEDx Speaker and Author @ VIRTUAL via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Gary Clark, TEDx Speaker and Author

Please join us on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (via ZOOM) as we hear from TEDx Speaker, Gary Clark.

Mr. Clark has been in the economic development field for over 12 years. In early 2019, Clark published his first work as a published author, with the memoir, Unlikely Viking – From the D.C. Projects to Rural Nebraska.  Clark recently completed at TedxOmaha Talk at Creighton University in Nov. 2019, his talk was titled, “Running shoes, food stamps, and cornfields “, the talk can be found on YouTube. Clark currently works as the President & CEO of the Greater Fremont Development Council, in Fremont, Nebraska. Clark joined the Greater Fremont Development Council in September 2017.  Prior to his GFDC role, Clark worked as the NIFA Opportunity Fund Manager out of the Omaha and Lincoln, NE offices and before that served as Cuming County Economic Development Director and Zoning Administrator for 5 years in Northeast Nebraska.  Clark is the Vice President of the National Rural Economic Developers Association and has served as the Northeast Development Network Chair in 2015. Clark currently serves on the Nebraska Economic Development Association Board. In late, 2018, Clark was awarded the Midland Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award for his aggressive workforce housing efforts in Fremont, Nebraska. Garry received his BA in Sociology from Dana College, Blair, N.E. and his Master of Science in Urban Studies/Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Although his Alma mater (Dana College) is no more, Garry was inducted into the Dana College Hall of Fame for Track and Field in 2010 and received the Outstanding Young Alum Award in 2018. He holds 11 records (most ever in the school’s history) and was the first male National Champion for Dana College. Prior to his work in Nebraska, Clark started out as a City Planner-Mainstreet Manager and Economic Development Specialist in Florida and in Washington, D.C.

April 2020 Event: Please register for our FREE EVENT via Zoom.

Only Registered attendees will be given access. 

 

 

THIS IS A NO FEE EVENT. THE FOLLOWING VERBIAGE DOES NOT APPLY
* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

May
19
Tue
2020
Julia Hebenstreit, The Kim Foundation-May 19th Event @ ZOOM *Link will be offered in eMail Confirmation*
May 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Julia Hebenstreit, The Kim Foundation 

Please join us on Tuesday, May 19th (via ZOOM) as we hear from Executive Director, Julia Hebenstreit of The Kim Foundation.

Julia Hebenstreit received her J.D. from Creighton University in 2005, and her BS in Journalism from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2002. She has been with The Kim Foundation since December of 2011, and prior to that focused on development, strategic planning, communications and advancement in non-profit organizations. She has a passion for helping people and improving lives, and currently serves as the Past President for the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations, as the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Hill Day State Captain since 2015, and as an active member of the Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition, Metro Area Suicide Coalition, Connections Advisory Committee, and BHECN’s Advisory Committee.

May 19, 2020 Event: Register here for our FREE EVENT via Zoom.

Only Registered attendees will be given access.

 


HWN Member Spotlight:

Karissa Williams
Bossbabe & Creator of 365DailyHustle

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS IS A NO FEE EVENT. THE FOLLOWING VERBIAGE DOES NOT APPLY
* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Jun
16
Tue
2020
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue – June 16th Event
Jun 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Beth Ostdiek Smith, Saving Grace

Please join us on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 as we learn from the founder, CEO/President of Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, Beth Ostdiek Smith and what Saving Grace does for the Omaha community and how HWN members can help.

Beth Ostdiek Smith is an accomplished professional with over 25 years in leadership roles in for profit and nonprofit businesses. She has traveled the world and loves learning about other cultures. She has volunteered as a mentor for inner city kids and visited homebound and the elderly and is a current NE Representative with the US Global Leadership Coalition Starting Saving Grace in 2013, to address food waste and hunger, Beth and Saving Grace has received:

  • 2013 SCORE “Sam Epstein” Entrepreneur Award
  • The Greater Omaha Chamber 2016 “Excellence Award for Innovation”
  • 2018 Food Day and 2019 Earth Day, Non-Profit of the Year Awards
  • In May 2019 Beth was flown to Washington DC to receive the FBI’s Director Community Leadership Award by Director Wray.

Beth believes we all have a purpose to honor, live and adjust as presented through life

June 2020 Virtual Event via ZOOM 

Our VIRTUAL events are Free!

For the month of June, HWN kindly asks for a small donation be made to
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue.
$10 HWN Donation

 

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

Member Spotlight – June

Rayna Roseby

Owner/Wedding & Event Planner
Divine Events by Rayna, LLC. 

 

Jul
21
Tue
2020
July 21, 2020: Julian Caldwell, Co-founder of Kaada
Jul 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Julian Caldwell, Co-Founder, kaada.co

Please join us on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 as we learn from Co-Founder of kaada, Mr. Julian Caldwell.

Julian has spent his entire career engaged in helping businesses of all sizes solve very complex business problems. His work has led him to work in the US, Europe, Africa, Canada and Mexico. Julian’s diverse background has allowed him to work in transportation, software development, fintech, small businesses, tech startups, non-profits and a number of volunteer roles throughout his career.  In addition to his corporate work, Julian works with a handful or businesses, providing technical and marketing advice. One of his most recent endeavors includes his role as the founder of Kaada, a professional development organization focused on Coaching, Connecting, and Community Service. Julian has a large parenting social media following and speaks regularly on the topics of parenting, social media strategy, marketing automation, and technology. Julian has been featured on both local and nationally syndicated radio shows. Julian lives with his wife of 15 years, Laurie, their two sons, Eli (age 8) and Ervin (age 7), their two dogs, and 15 chickens. In their spare time, they camp and hike as often as possible, traveling extensively in their fifth wheeler.

Julian will share the top three things he has learned during COVID and what will remain a part of my entrepreneurial DNA going forward:

  1. The need for repeatable digital processes for all businesses
  2. The need for a new way of prospecting for ALL businesses
  3. Take time to retool.

July 21st  Virtual Event via ZOOM 

Heartland Women’s Network VIRTUAL events are Free!

Donation Request:
During this time of hosting events virtually, our hope is you consider making a small donation to our

2020 Non-Profit: Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue.

$10 HWN Donation

 

*Disclaimer for IN-PERSON events only: If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

Member Spotlight – July 

Ms. Jessica Headlee

Curriculum Developer,
Resolutions and Beyond

 

 

Aug
18
Tue
2020
August 18, 2020: Robyn Burnett, Best Care EAP
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Robyn Burnett, Best Care EAP, Manager
Account and Education Services

Please join us on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 as we learn from Ms. Burnett as she covers the following topic: Love and Belonging-the strains on relationships during turbulent times.

Since joining BCEAP’s team in January 2018, Robyn’s developed a passion for exploring ways to combat workplace distress and boost the mental health and well-being of an organization’s workforce. She also works to educate the community about support services available through Best Care EAP and actively works to help reduce stigmas and stereotypes surrounding mental health.

With over 12 years of experience in mental health (private practice, hospital behavioral health and community behavioral health), it became evident the high rate of burnout of those in a helping profession was much more prevalent than even statistics indicate and that there was much more work to do on the preventative side of employee health and wellness.
Robyn manages BCEAP’s business development, account management, training and communication/marketing.

Robyn holds a BA in Psychology, MS in Clinical Counseling, MS in Community Counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor and licensed mental health practitioner.

August 18th – Virtual Event via ZOOM 

Heartland Women’s Network VIRTUAL events are Free!

Donation Request:
During this time of hosting events virtually, our hope is you consider making a small donation to our

2020 Non-Profit: Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue.

$10 HWN Donation

 

*Disclaimer for IN-PERSON events only: If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

Member Spotlight – August

Ms. Ginny Fallon 

Financial Planner 
Prudential Advisors 

 

 

Sep
15
Tue
2020
September 15, 2020: Ms. Moniki Gunn-Cannon, Community Advocate @ Zoom
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ms. Moniki Gunn-Cannon, Community Advocate 

Please join us on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 as we learn from Ms.Moniki Gunn-Cannon as she covers the following discussion points:

· Explore where biases come from and how this impacts our views of different races
· 
How to make the unconscious conscious
·S
trategies for building strong communities and workplace

Moniki Gunn-Cannon is an advocate for her community which is displayed in all aspects of her personal and professional endeavors.  Moniki serves as the Employment Director for Step-Up Omaha!, a youth employment program in Nebraska.  In addition she is a national speaker, development coach and consultant with Gunn & Cannon Empowerment Group where she focuses on helping people and teams increase their performance.

Prior to starting Gunn & Cannon Empowerment Group, Moniki was a District Human Resources Manager at Kiewit Corporation where she was also trained as a Certified Gallup Strengths Performance Coach. Cannon holds an undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management and graduate degree in Organizational Leadership.

Moniki is passionate about youth development working with educational institutions and serves multiple local districts on a regular basis discussing ways to develop talent and enhance culture, including Omaha Public Schools and Elkhorn Public Schools.  She serves in a variety of capacities throughout the educational system, including speaking to middle and high school students, working with families in the Family Leadership Institute, facilitating with Minnesota Humanities, Chairing the District Citizen’s Advisory Council or serving on her children’s PTA.  All of these spaces have led her to a dream job as the Employment Director for Step-Up Omaha, a youth and young adult employment program.

Cannon is an adjunct instructor at Metropolitan Community College in the Social Sciences department and has spoken at the National Title 1 Conference.   In addition to her professional career she serves on many boards and advisory committees, including the Women’s Fund of Omaha and Greater Omaha Chamber YP Council.

If that is not enough, Moniki is a wife to her middle school sweetheart Jaron and one cheering, coaching, yelling sports mom to their children Jayla, a sophomore at Omaha North High School and Jaron Jr age, a seventh  grader at Jesuit Academy.

Moniki’s personal mission and life’s work is to reach as many people as she can and provide an arsenal of information that allows individuals and teams to explode to the next level.

September 15th – Virtual Event via ZOOM 

Heartland Women’s Network VIRTUAL events are Free!


*Disclaimer for IN-PERSON events only: If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee.
* Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Member Spotlight – September 

Ms. Amy K. Shreck, CPA 

Director |  BKD

 

Oct
20
Tue
2020
October 20, 2020: Tony Veland, AIM Institute – Director of Community Engagement
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mr. Tony Veland, AIM Institute – Director of Community Engagement

Please join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 as we learn from Mr. Tony Veland as he covers the following discussion points:

  • Demand/opportunities for careers in technology in the area
  • The need for more women and minorities to be recruited for careers in tech
  • AIM’s training/career development opportunities, community outreach programs and involvement opportunities to grow and support the tech talent pipeline.

 

Mr. Tony Veland, the Director of Community Engagement for the AIM Institute, is an Omaha native who is known for his past accomplishments in the sports arena as former Nebraska Cornhusker and Denver Bronco.  As a two-time National Champion and a Superbowl Champion, he has experienced success at the highest levels, and he loves to use his platform to encourage the next generation to be successful in life beyond the areas of athletics.  The AIM Institute helps to accomplish this as they provide exposure to a growing technology industry that abounds in opportunity.  With the mission being to increase the tech talent pipeline, they have created platforms for individuals of all ages to take advantage.  Tony speaks to the impact they are having in the community and the ways that an individual or business can get involved.

October 20th – Virtual Event via ZOOM 

Heartland Women’s Network VIRTUAL events are Free for MEMBERS. 


*Disclaimer for IN-PERSON events only: If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee.
* Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

 

Member Spotlight – October 

Ms. Liz Kennedy

Payments Consultant, Elavon

Nov
17
Tue
2020
November 17, 2020: Michele Magner, Navigating the Adventure of Aging
Nov 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ms. Michele Magner, Navigating the Adventure of Aging

Please join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 as we learn from Ms. Magner as she smashes up how the market is changing towards the new powerhouses with money and an invitation of areas to consider in order to feel your best as you age.

Michele Magner has a passion for connecting with people as they navigate the exciting adventure of aging!   She has been working in the Senior Living Industry for over 5 years and is currently the Public Relations Coordinator at a skilled nursing community.  Her experience in an Assisted Living Memory care and facilitating a caregiver support group through the Alzheimer’s Association have provided a unique insight into some of the challenge’s families face on the dementia journey.  She recently earned her Masters Certificate in Gerontology through UNO and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.  Michele was gifted 7 years of experience as the primary family caregiver of her 2 grandmothers, which led her to the privilege of serving seniors and their families. Through her research, she is encouraged that we can age well and with continued purpose!

 

November 17th – Virtual Event via ZOOM 

Heartland Women’s Network VIRTUAL events are Free for MEMBERS. 


*Disclaimer for IN-PERSON events only: If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee.
* Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Member Spotlight – November 

Ms. Felicia Webster 

Executive Sales Director at Digital Express Printing and Signs

Feb
16
Tue
2021
February 16, 2021: Wendy Townley, Executive Director, Omaha Public Library Foundation
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ms. Wendy Townley, Executive Director, Omaha Public Library Foundation

Please join us on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 as we hear from Ms. Townley from the Omaha Public Library Foundation. 

During her presentation, Wendy will discuss 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.

February 16th – Virtual Event via ZOOM 

Heartland Women’s Network VIRTUAL events are FREE for MEMBERS.


*** Become a Member Today! ***

*Disclaimer for IN-PERSON events only: If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 


Member Spotlight – February


Ms.  Chelsea Carroll 

Public Relations Manager,
CareBuilders at Home Omaha
Mar
16
Tue
2021
March 16, 2021: Ms. Julie Sigmon of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem
Mar 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ms. Julie Sigmon of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem

Please join us on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 as we hear from Ms. Sigmon as she discusses:

  • Why STEM creates vibrant communities.
  • The importance of everyone, especially women, being engaged.
  • The overall goal of Omaha STEM Ecosystem. 



Ms. 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.

Previous experiences involved COO of a local non-profit youth organization, school administrator and contract work around quality in STEM programs, specifically Out of School Time programs, as well as serving as the external evaluator for the NE STEM 4U program at University of NE Omaha.

Sigmon currently serves on the Board for Clarkson College, Heartland Workforce Solutions Youth Council, NE Beyond School Bells Network, Omaha Chamber Education Advisory Council, Aviation STEM DAY, Metro Science and Engineering Fair, NE Science Festival and Member for the Blueprint STEM Ralston School District.

Tuesday, March 16th – Virtual Event via ZOOM 

Heartland Women’s Network VIRTUAL events are FREE for MEMBERS.

*** Become a Member Today! ***

*Disclaimer for IN-PERSON events only: If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Member Spotlight – March 


Ms.  Terra Milander

Financial Advisor
Paramount Financial Group 

Apr
20
Tue
2021
April 20, 2021: Ms. Tracey Wanek, Creighton University Financial Hope Collaborative @ via Zoom
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ms. Tracey Wanek, Program Supervisor at Creighton University, Financial Hope Collaborative

 

Please join us on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 as we hear from Ms. Wanek as she shares with us what the Financial Hope Collaborative (FHC) at Creighton University is and how it impacts our local community.

 


Tracey grew up in Lincoln Nebraska and moved to Omaha 25 years ago, where she raised her family and spent 15 years in the banking and investment industry.  A few years ago, she accepted the opportunity to become part of the Financial Hope Collaborative and is Program Supervisor and Jane of all Trades. Tracey is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership at Creighton. Her favorite motto is “Man plans, God laughs.”

The Financial Hope Collaborative 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.

We have the best completion rate in the country for a financial education class, and the new financial mindset our clients create for themselves speaks volumes about the work and willingness present in the Omaha community.

Tuesday, April 20th – Virtual Event via ZOOM 

Heartland Women’s Network VIRTUAL events are FREE for MEMBERS.

 


Member Spotlight – April 


Ms.  Chelsea Carroll 

Public Relations Manager,
CareBuilders at Home Omaha

 

 

 

 

 


*** Become a Member Today! ***
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*Disclaimer for IN-PERSON events only: If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

May
18
Tue
2021
May 18, 2021: Ms. Sharon Robino-West, “The Difficulty is Your Driver” @ Garden Cafe Rockbrook
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ms. Sharon Robino-West, “The Difficulty is Your Driver”

Please join us on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, as we hear Ms. Sharon Robino-West’s key topic, “The Difficulty is Your Driver”. Ms. Robino-West is the Community Employment Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. 

Additionally, she will share some life lessons from her own experience, and she will talk about tools that have helped her grow. Sharon is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who works for the Veterans Administration.

Sharon Robino-West is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the mother of a combat veteran. She was featured in the NET segment “The Warrior’s Pen” in 2015 discussing the importance of writing and the Veteran experience, and published a creative nonfiction piece called “I Honor You” in “As You Were: Volume II, a publication of Military Experience and the Arts”. Her piece “Into the Unknown” was read in performance by Alfre Woodard at the 2016 Gala for the Writers Guild Initiative of America East in New York City, where she was also a keynote speaker at the event. She was a featured speaker at UNO in a segment of “The Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies Symposium” during a segment called “Healing the Veteran: The Veteran Writer”. She performed a TedXOmaha talk called “Healing the Unspeakable” in 2017, and most recently published several pieces in the Nebraska Warrior Writers Anthology published in November of 2020.

Robino-West is from Omaha, Nebraska and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Change. She helped found one of the first programs for Women Veterans in Nebraska and served as Program Manager for the At Ease program at Lutheran Family Services. In 2014 Sharon was awarded Outstanding Veterans Advocate by Civic Nebraska in Lincoln, and in 2018 she was a Tribute to Women Honoree here in Omaha. She currently works for the Veterans Administration and continues to hold Healing Writing workshops in the community and is certified in the AWA Method.

Join us on Tuesday, May 18th for our
LIVE in-person Networking Event!

Sign up now to make sure you have a spot.

*Attendance is limited to 40 people total as Heartland Women’s Network observes CDC guidelines for social distancing. Masks will be required per Omaha city regulations.

 

If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Member Spotlight – May 2021

Lisa Tonjes Moritz 

Professional Photo Organizer
HOPE Organizing