Congratulations to Class 6!

May 08, 2018 2:34 PM | Anonymous

Congratulations to the newest Women's Network & Leadership Akron CLI Graduates! 

Class 6

Rana Amawi

Denise Basch
Don Basch Jewelers

Kimberly Braver
Westfield Insurance

Kathryn Bryan
Dorman Legacy Advisors

Crystal Burnett
Summit County Probate Court

Kelli Crawford- Smith
City of Cuyahoga Falls

Lisa Ennis
Akron Area YMCA

Lily Holderbaum
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Alyce Jennings
Summit County Community Partnership

Katherine Johnson
New View Communications

Lia Jones
The University of Akron

Jessica Korzhiletskiy
FirstEnergy Corp.

Shalini Makkar
Premiere Medical Reources

Sue Myers
Huntington National Bank

Karen Noftsinger
The Blick Center

Tina Sanzone
Akron Children's Hospital

Laura Shank
Apple Growth Partners

Katelyn Stiver
JumpStart, Inc

Kristie Warner
Gavin Scott Salon and Spa

Julie Weagraff
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Heather Welsh
Sequoia Financial Group

Stephanie Zelasko

Courtney Zimmerman
Aurora Research Associates, LLC


Applications for our Fall Class open on July 1, 2018

About Women's Network CLI

Community Leadership Institute Topics

After a full-day opening retreat, where each participant focuses on their own strengths assessment, each session will focus on one of four dimensions of leadership: vision and strategic thinking, relationship building, delivering results, influence/advocacy. Below is a sampling of learning experiences from past classes for each of the topics:

  • Vision and Strategic Thinking: Adele Roth, Deputy Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Akron and Suzie Graham, President of Downtown Akron Partnership review and explain the vision, strategies and construction projects pointed at re-visioning Akron. 
  • Delivering Results: Linda Conrad, Executive Director of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, discussed how to go from planning to execution in stabilizing the organization's sustainability and moving the organization forward.
  • Relationship-Building: Derran Wimer, CEO of Summit Education Initiative and Sue Lacy, CEO of ConXusNEO, emphasized how trusting relationships are the foundation for collaboration across organizations and sectors.
  • Influence/Advocacy: Julie Brandle, President of Metis Construction and Kirsten Lino, Akron Business Banking Team Leader of Huntington National Bank, discussed how to use your strengths to excel in your career as well for the community.

The WN/CLI also features the work of Cindy Biggs, CPCC, ACC a certified coach and trainer who uses the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, and an opportunity for each participants to complete a Strengths Profile as another lens to inform her growth and development as a leader.

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