Alumnae share success at Celebrating Women in Leadership

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Lewis alumnae share success at Celebrating Women in Leadership Conference Oct. 9

Published: September 29, 2015.

Join alumnae of Lewis University as they share their experiences at the Celebrating Women in Leadership Conference at noon Friday, Oct. 9 on the main campus in Romeoville. Following the success of last year’s event, Lewis University women will come together to network, educate, mentor, inspire and motivate each other.

All alumnae of Lewis University and all current female students, faculty and staff are invited.

The one-day, female-focused conference offers career development opportunities, ways to help attendees achieve personal goals, and a chance for Lewis alumnae to meet and network with fellow graduates. Participants at the conference will hear 1983 alumna Dolores Pavletic, Fleet Captain, Senior Manager Flight Operations and Flight Standards at FedEx Express, while enjoying lunch.

Following lunch, there will be breakout sessions for the women to attend:

  • “The Power of Visual Goal Setting” by Latina Harris ’94

  • “Marketing Yourself: What is your Personal Brand?!” by Terry Arya ’14

  • “The Only Woman in the Room: Technology Startups from the 1980s to Today” by Dr. Dana Dominiak ’91

  • “Leading Your Team” by Amy LaFine ’01

  • “Breaking Down the Barriers: Steps to Create Positive Life Changes” by Genesis Hey ’06,’10

  • “Re-inventing Yourself: A Journey of Self-Discovery & Sowing Seeds for the Soul” by Janet Viano and Stephanie Wise

  • “Why I Say YES When I Want to Say NO” by Lisa Groeper ’75

  • “Negotiating Professionally and Personally” by Stephanie York ’13

  • “Leading the Next Generation: A Woman’s Responsibility to Future Female Leaders” by E. Elaine Harris ’03,’08 and Michelle Mikka-Van Der Stuyf ‘00

The day concludes with a Wine and Cheese Reception.

Before the conference begins, there will be optional activities for attendees including one-on-one resume reviews, prayer and reflection time, a Meet & Greet with the conference presenters, a resume workshop, and campus tours.

RSVP with Lisa Heizer at or (815) 836-5545. The event is free for current undergraduate and graduate Lewis students and Class of 2015 graduates, but they must register directly with Margaret Grabowski at

Contact Margaret Grabowski at or (815) 836-5944 or visit for more information.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 7,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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