WLN Events

Upcoming Women’s Leadership Network Events 2021

March

  • RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: Using Emotional Intelligence to Improve Relationships (Virtual) | Dr. Nicole Walters | March 11, 2021 | 6 – 7 pm | REGISTER | Let us know you’re attending on FACEBOOK LIVE
  • Finding Your Voice (Virtual) | Denise Donnell | March 17, 2021| 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | REGISTER | Let us know you’re attending on FACEBOOK LIVE

April

  • Sexual Harassment (Virtual) | Allison Vetter | April 20, 2021 | 6 – 7 PM | REGISTER | Let us know you’re attending on FACEBOOK LIVE

 Using Emotional Intelligence to Improve Relationships

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Join WLN Live on Facebook on March 11th at 6:00 – 7:00 pm to hear from Dr. Nicole Walters on Using Emotional Intelligence to Improve Relationships.

A strong understanding of emotional intelligence helps with communication, diffusing stressful situations, and overcoming stressful situations. Join us as we have a frank and interactive discussion on how to understand and nurture emotional intelligence to better influence our behavior and improve our relationships.

Dr. Nicole Walters

Bio:  Dr. Nicole McZeal Walters most recently was named as the Founding Dean of the Associate of Applied Science Program at the University of St. Thomas and is also an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership. She previously served as Associate Dean of the School of Education and Human Services in the Graduate Program. In her new role as Dean, Dr. Walters is responsible for the academic leadership and coordination of all programs, including strategic planning and resource allocation. 

As a leadership professor, her research agenda includes developing leaders to embrace servant and moral leadership, emotional intelligence, and integrating culture and language to support academic achievement in historically underserved, marginalized students. She is a former school teacher, specialist, and principal.

Her academic work has been published in the Women, Gender, and Families of Color Journal, the International Journal of Educational Reform, Wisconsin English Journal, Gifted Child Today, and School Leadership Review, to name a selected few, and has lectured widely at local, national and international conferences and universities. 

Her civic involvement includes serving on several local and national boards, college, K-12, and non-profit boards and advisory councils, including Texas Southern University’s School of Education Advisory Board, Baylor Partnership Board, The National Council on Educating Black Children, Avance Houston, and most recently she was named to the Advisory Board of Annunciation Greek Orthodox School. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, The Junior League of Houston, and The Fort Bend County (TX) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated where she currently serves as President. Previously she has served on the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Board of Trustees, DiscoveryU Advisory Board and the Harris County Department of Education Foundation as Education Strategy Chair.

She has been honored by Houston Magazine as one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women, Childcare Council of Greater Houston’s Educator of the Year, Texas Southern University’s Excellence in Education, and the John and Drucie Chase’s Young Builder Award given by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Dr. Walters holds a Bachelor of Science in English and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston, and a Masters and Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Texas Southern University 

She lives in Sugar Land, Texas with her husband Chris and their daughter, Sydney Rose.

                                                                                Finding Your Voice

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Join Facebook Live on March 17th at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm to hear from Rev. Dr. Denise Donnell on Finding Your Voice. Too many of us have been socially engineered to be who the world wants or expects us to be. Those of us who have found our way in the midst of it all have the scars to show for it. But it’s necessary for us to be traumatized before we can honor ourselves. We can begin to re-think and re-imagine now, wherever we are along our journey. It’s my hope to speak to that–to offer a word to someone, traumatized or not and breathe life into them as they continue on their way. Join us as we have and interaction discussion about centering the self.

 

Rev. Dr. Denise Donnell

Bio:  Denise is all about the truth. She is a truth-seer, a truth-seeker and a truth-teller. She devotes all of her time and energy telling the truth about the truth. The truth about her bio is that none of the academic accomplishments it boasts have anything to do with her personal goals. Denise is an unwilling victim of various systems of oppression that have inadvertently positioned her to be one who can engage people from all walks of life in ways that are meaningful, significant and memorable.

A Bachelor’s degree in English (Jackson State University, 1994)  makes her articulate. A Master’s degree in Secondary Education (University of Mississippi, 1996) helps people hear. A Master’s in Divinity (Perkins School of Theology, 2003) characterizes her as  faithful. A doctorate in Educational Leadership (Jackson State University, 2008) proves that information is the greatest tool of all to affect change.

When Denise is not engaged in conversations about the truth, she spends her time reading, writing, sketching, playing the piano and throwing away all the food she cooks because it’s too nasty to eat.

You can find Denise live on Facebook at 9A Tuesday and Thursday mornings hosting and co-hosting local community radio talk shows and Tuesday nights at 7P for a non-traditional Bible study. Everyone is always welcome to lend their voices to the dialogue.

 

Past Empower Hour and Book Club (Virtual)

Maureen Skinner, Karen Walker, Laura Hanlon, Dr. Brookshield Laurent, Kim Lane and Dr. Leslie Zorwick

Links to Videos coming soon…

Past Events

  • Leadership and Breaking Barriers (Virtual) | Christina Shutt and Kandi Hughes |  January 27, 2021 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • DIY with Cora Gray (Virtual) | Cory Gray |  December 9, 2020 | 6 – 8 pm CANCELLED
  • The Power of “No” (Virtual) | Thelma Moton and Di’Anka Moton |  November 18, 2020 | 11:30 – 12:30 pm
  • 10 Ways to Network Online (Virtual) | Jessica Crum and Cora Gray |  October 22, 2020 | 6 – 7 pm
  • Intentional and Inclusive Leadership (Virtual) | Dr. Angela Webster and Dr. Taine Duncan |  September 16, 2020 | 11:30 – 1 pm
  • WLN Kick-Off Event (Virtual) | September 3, 2020 | 6 – 7 pm
  • EMPOWER Hour | Back to School? A Special Edition of the WLN Empower Hour (Virtual) | Candice Dowd Barnes, Ed. D. | July 15, 2020 | 6:00 pm CANCELLED
  • EMPOWER Hour | Leading from New Spaces (Virtual) | Kim Lane | May 20, 2020 | 5:00 pm
  • Book Club – Facilitated by Dr. Leslie Zorwick – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown (Virtual) | May 13, 2020 | 5:00 pm
  • EMPOWER Hour | Mental Health and Wellness: Building Resilience in Challenging Times (Virtual) | Dr. Brookshield Laurent | May 6, 2020 | 5:00 pm
  • EMPOWER Hour | Financially Fit for Life (Virtual) | Laura Hanlon, Speaker | April 29, 2020 | 5:00 pm
  • EMPOWER Hour | Finding Joy in the Midst of Chaos (Virtual) | Karen Walker, Speaker | April 22, 2020 | 5:00 pm
  • EMPOWER Hour | Coping with COVID-19 – Strategies for Women to Cope with the New Normal of Life at Home (Virtual) | Maureen Skinner |  April 8, 2020 | 5:00 pm
  • Seasons of Life & Leadership Event | February 13, 2020 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | BHCC
  • Networking Luncheon – Financial Planning | January 29, 2020 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Hole in the Wall Café
  • Book Club – Facilitated by Dr. Leslie Zorwick – Year of Yes! by Shonda Rhimes | January 21, 2020 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | UCA Downtown
  • Networking Luncheon – Stress Management | December 11, 2019 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Hole in the Wall Café
  • Emotional Intelligence | Dr. Nicole Walters | November 5, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm | Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center
  • Book Club – Facilitated by Nan Doyal, Author – Dig Where You Are by Nan Doyal | November 4, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm | Elizabeth House, 120 Elizabeth (off Robins Ave)
  • Networking Luncheon – Start Up and Start Overs | October 30, 2019 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Hole in the Wall Café
  • First Friday Coffee – Mentorship Kickoff | October 4, 2019 | 9 – 10 am | UCA Downtown
  • Book Club – Facilitated by Dr. Leslie Zorwick – Yes Please by Amy Poehler | September 26, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm | Elizabeth House, 120 Elizabeth (off Robins Ave)
  • WLN Kick-Off Reception | September 19, 2019 | 4 – 6 pm | UCA President’s House, 140 Donaghey Ave
  • End of Year Celebration | May 17, 2019| 4:00 – 6:00 pm | McCastlain Ballroom
  • Networking Luncheon – Sexual Harassment in the Workplace | April 24, 2019 | 11:30 am – 1 pm | Hole in the Wall Cafe
  • Book Club – Co-hosted by Taine Duncan & Amy Gilstrap-Dodd – Bad Feminist  by Roxane Gay | April 18, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm | UCA Downtown
  • Sexual Assault Awareness | April 16, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm | UCA McCastlain Hall
  • First Friday Coffee | April 5, 2019 | 9 – 10 am | UCA Downtown
  • Networking Luncheon – Women in Politics | March 27, 2019 | 11:30 am – 1 pm | Hole in the Wall Cafe
  • Book Club – Co-hosted by Jenny Davis & Mary Ruth Marotte – Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward | March 13, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm | UCA Downtown
  • Political Round-Up/Women & Families | March 4, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm | Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center
  • First Friday Coffee | March 1, 2019 | 9 – 10 am | UCA Downtown
  • Networking Luncheon – Women in Business | February 27, 2019 | 11:30 am – 1 pm | Hole in the Wall Cafe
  • Women’s Business Showcase | February 19, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm | UCA McCastlain Hall
  • Book Club – Michelle Obama’s Memoir Becoming | February 7, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm | UCA Downtown
  • First Friday Coffee | February 1, 2019 | 9 – 10 am | UCA Downtown
  • Networking Luncheon with Dr. Donna Bowman – Action in Love: Crafting Connected Values | January 30, 2019 | 11:30 am – 1 pm  | Hole in the Wall Café
  • Spiritual Leadership | January 17, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm  | BHCC
  • First Friday Coffee | December 7, 2018 | 9 – 10 am | UCA Downtown
  • Empowering Partnerships | November 15, 2018 | 6 – 8 pm | BHCC
  • First Friday Coffee | November 2, 2018 | 9 -10 am | UCA Downtown
  • Networking Luncheon with Colleen Nick | October 31, 2018 | 11:30 am – 1 pm | Hole in the Wall Café
  • Self-Worth | October 18, 2018 | 6 – 8 pm | Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center
  • WLN Kick-Off Event, Featuring Dr. Patty Poulter, UCA | September 14, 2018 | 3 – 5 pm | UCA Downtown