Luncheon honoring women who lead at Camp Newaygo Wednesday
“When girls see women in leadership roles speaking out for what they believe in, they see it is possible for them, too. Instead of a faraway dream, their aspirations become real, concrete and achievable. Womanhood starts to look more inviting.”-Tabby Biddle, Find Your Voice: A Woman’s Call To Action
For the third year the River Country Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the Newaygo County Influential Women in Leadership event. This year the doings will take place at Camp Newaygo next Wednesday, October 11th from 11am-1pm and the keynote speaker will not have to travel far since Camp Director Jalisa Danhof will be addressing attendees on “Raising the Next Generation of Women Leaders”.
The event will celebrate the legion of competent, creative and caring female leaders found throughout our county. The theme of Danhof’s message points to the need for continuing to mentor and create avenues for the young women who will follow today’s influential women in local leadership roles.
A panel of judges will select three who will receive awards as 2023’s Influential Leader, Emerging Leader, and Community Leader, but each of the 14 women being feted on this day has had an impact in their individual role.
“Receiving the Community Leader award last year was a great honor and affirmation that the work I have been doing in my personal and professional life was making a difference,” said Lola Harmon-Ramsey. “As women, our roles often center around our homes, children or partners. Being recognized as a female community leader my work as a philanthropist, recycling professional and member of my community was recognized and appreciated. The award continues to motivate me. “
Tickets for this remarkable luncheon event celebrating truly remarkable women are $45 and can be purchased at:
Influential Women in Leadership 2023 Nominees~
ABBY WATKINS, DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
AMANDA IRWIN, MANAGER WITH TAMARAC
ANGELA FRYE, CLINICAL NURSING DIRECTOR WITH COREWELL
ANN LAPRES-HINDES, FOUNDER OF NEWAYGO COUNTY COMPASSION HOME
APRIL STORMS, WHITE CLOUD CITY MANAGER
CHENOA BOSS, DUAL BRANCH MANAGER WITH CHOICEONE BANK
DIANE RUDHOLM, NEWAYGO COUNTY COMPASSION HOME
EMERY KOETJE, BEHAVIOR ANALYST
GEORGIA ANDRES, CHIEF OF POLICE WITH CITY OF NEWAYGO
LESLY DELAAT, OWNER OF LITTLE MITTEN LANDSCAPE
LORI SHEARS, MANAGER WITH HOUSEMAN'S FOODS
LORI TUBBERGEN-CLARK, EXECUTIVE COACH
MARY RANGEL, DHD#10, WIC TECH
NICOLE KLOMP, NEWAYGO POLICE DPT SOCIAL WORKER
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