EMPOWER is a women’s group on campus with a mission to build a thriving community at Mines to enhance personal and professional goals of members through support, encouragement, inspiration, and cooperation while creating a strong professional network of empowered women. Mines faculty and staff are welcome to become members and attend the monthly meetings that feature speakers on professional development and wellness, allow for networking and social interaction, and include service projects supporting the local community.

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Planning Committee:  Lia Franklin, Katie Schmalzel, Mary Cook and Kelly Knechtel

Social Committee:  Nancy Progar and Lisa Goberis

Interested in learning more, contact Lia Franklin at franklin@mines.edu and request to join the list serve.

Spring 2019 SCHEDULE

All meetings are from Noon-1pm in The McNeil Room (located in the Student Rec Center, 2nd floor), unless otherwise noted.

February 5th: “Investing 101” – Micheal Denison with New York Life

March 6th: “Changing the World Through Research at Mines” – Stefanie Tompkins – VP of Research and Tech Transfer

April 2nd: “Self Awareness and Implicit Bias – Awareness and Updates from DIA Committee” – Amy Landis

May 22nd: End of semester social – More to come

Fall 2018 SCHEDULE

All meetings are from Noon-1pm in Ballroom D, unless otherwise noted.

September 4thStrengths Quest Part B – Mary Elliott

October 24th: “Simple Steps to Financial Control” –

Hugh O’Rourke with Net Financial

November 7th: “Effective Ways to Manage Work Place Harassment and Negotiating Microagressions”- Karin Ranta Curran

December social TBD (more to come)

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Meeting Schedule

Fall 2017

September 19th: Strengths Quest – Mary Elliott

October 18th: The Art of Negotiation in Every Day Life – Cynthia Banks

November 21st: Updates on Sibson progress – Vicki Nichol

December 20th: Wellness – Becca Pike

Spring 2018 

February 20th: Navigating Campus Politics – Becca Flintoft

March 21st: Wholeness, Balance, and Spiritual Healing – Lisa Martinez Crownover

April 17th: Polishing your resume and CL updates – Lin Sherman

May 16th: Conflict Management and Resolution – Kate Kelsey

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Meeting Schedule

Fall 2016 

September 13th: Agenda Review, Reconnecting, Committee Opportunities, Networking Opportunities, Homework, and Employer Branding and PR

October 12th: Speaker Dean Ramona Graves

November 15th: Our First Lady, and Service Project Activity – Elyse Johnson

December 14th: Cookie Exchange

Spring 2017 

January 17th: Mentoring Panel Discussion

February 15th: “Gal”entines Celebration

March 15th: Stress Managment

April 18th: Art of Negotiation – Deb Lasich

May 17th: End of Year Celebration