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Women United June 28, 2022 Breakfast Speaker Series - Resilient Women: Work, Life, and Balance

Does work often take precedence over your personal life? Do you find that you set aside your own well-being due to a desire for professional success? Do you find it challenging to create balance in your life?  Creating a harmonious work-life balance is extremely important to our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It is also important for our career. 

Join us for a fascinating Speaker Series Breakfast discussion featuring three local professional women (see below) who will provide insights into how they manage their work-life balance! Seating is limited. Hurry, and register now!

Date:  Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Time: 7:30 am am - 9 am
Location: 
Lakeland Community College’s Holden University Center, located directly across the street from Lakeland’s Main Campus, at 4242 OH-306, Kirtland, Conference Room 119 (Main Floor)

Sponsors: The Lubrizol Corporation and Lakeland's Holden University Center

Registration Fee (Includes Light Breakfast):

  • $20 Women United Members & Emerging Leaders
  • $35 Guests

Registration: Click here or click the orange button below to register or call 440.639.1131 to register by phone.

Questions: Email tlewis@uwlc.org or call 440.639.1121

Advance Registration Required by June 23, 2022

Donation Request: For each Speaker Series Women United hosts, a local non-profit program is "adopted" with the hope that attendees will consider making a donation. For this Speaker Series, WU is adopting one of its own initiatives - Pre-K Reading.  An astounding 54% of Lake County children enter kindergarten without the sufficient skills and knowledge to engage in kindergarten-level instruction. Women United is working to make a difference and we are asking for your help. Please consider making a donation to our book fund or bringing one or more Pre-K level books to the event to donate. Should you wish to donate online, you may do so at uwlc.org/give. Just be sure to use the "Notes" field at the bottom to enter PRE-K. Should you wish to donate via a check at the event, please make this out to United Way of Lake County. Thank you for your kind consideration!

Panelists

Nancy Brown, Founder and President, Ladies & Gentlemen Aveda Salon and Spa in Mentor and Lyndhurst (Legacy Village); President of the Brown Aveda Institutes in Mentor and Strongsville; and President of Casal Aveda Institute in Niles, Ohio 

Nancy has been a Lake and Cuyahoga County business owner for over 47 years. She is a passionate supporter of environmentalism, programs to assist those in need and service to her community. Nancy is committed to providing education for those interested in the Salon and Spa industry as a career. Graduates from Brown Aveda Institutes, which began in 1997, now exceed 6,000. When asked what has made this business grow over the past 47 years she replies, “Our staff, partnership with my husband Ed Brown, and the support of our family, friends and guests.” Nancy has been recognized and won countless awards over her career for everything ranging from the environmental and humanitarian causes she supports, to her local philanthropic work, to her excellence in business and entrepreneurship. Nancy and her husband Ed also served as United Way of Lake County Campaign Chairs in 2009. They are well-known throughout Lake County and northeast Ohio for their kindness and commitment to giving back.


Angie Vodopivec, Owner, Yogi's Closet Boutique in Downtown Willoughby

Angie opened Yogi’s Closet Boutique in 2018. She started in a small 300 square foot storefront where she remained for two years before moving and expanding into a new 2,000 square foot storefront in Downtown Willoughby. Angie's career started in the banking industry. She worked for US Bank for 10 years before moving on to Citizens Bank where she remained for 17 years before chasing her dream of entrepreneurship. At Citizens Bank Angie held various positions from Relationship Manager to Market Manager across the state of Ohio, to Senior Vice President, Sales Performance & Strategy Manager where she was responsible for coaching and training colleagues to success over a 13-state region. She won multiple awards for sales achievements, team leadership, community involvement and more before the bug hit to chase her passion - fashion and yoga. Angie started practicing Yoga in 2010 and was immediately hooked. The yoga teachings began impacting how she approached her everyday life. Seeking a more self-satisfying career became a constant thought that she eventually acted upon. Her first step toward this was the launch of an online resale venture. This evolved into the operation of weekend pop-up shops before she officially opened her boutique in 2018 where she continues to grow her local customer base while building a national customer base through online retail sales. Angie currently serves on the Willoughby Arts Collaborative and previously served as President of the Downtown Willoughby Merchants Group. 


Jessica Henderson, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Program Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation

Jessica has over 15 years’ experience working in the HR field. Jessica has a lifetime of experience seeing the beauty and potential in every person she meets and helping others see their own incredible qualities within themselves. Jessica’s passion is people, and she finds purpose in her professional and personal life building meaningful, trusting relationships whose foundations are based on full acceptance and understanding of one another to create a true sense of inclusion, belonging, and psychological safety. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies from Kent State University and is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Lake County, which she proudly refers to as the "Best Class Ever!" She was born and raised in northeast Ohio and currently lives in Chardon with her 17-year-old twin sons and 15-year-old daughter.


Moderator

Christine Weber, President & CEO, Mentor Chamber of Commerce
Women United Member

Pre-K Book and Book Fund Donations Welcome

For each Speaker Series Women United hosts, a local non-profit program is "adopted" with the hope that all attendees will consider making a donation. For this Speaker Series, WU is adopting one of its own initiatives - Pre-K Reading.  An astounding 54% of Lake County children enter kindergarten without the sufficient skills and knowledge to engage in kindergarten-level instruction (read more about this here). Women United is working to make a difference and we are asking for your help. Please consider making a donation to our book fund or bringing one or more Pre-K level books to the event to donate. Should you wish to donate online, you may do so at uwlc.org/give. Just be sure to use the "Notes" field at the bottom to enter PRE-K. Should you wish to donate via a check at the event, please make this out to United Way of Lake County. Thank you for your kind consideration!

 

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