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Chair’s Corner: Pushback is GOOD!

Chair’s Corner: Pushback is GOOD!

By Michele Curry, Commerce Bank, Women's Network Chair Have you ever been in a meeting and had thoughts that were opposing or different than the group but didn’t speak up as to not rock the boat? Or have you been on a project that received critical feedback that...

Member Profile: Mary Lou Hughes

Member Profile: Mary Lou Hughes

My name is Mary Lou Hughes, I was born and raised in Brule, Nebraska, a small farming community of 400 people. My father worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and my mother was a nurse at a hospital in a near by community. I met my husband, Kevin while attending...

Chair’s Corner: Pushback is GOOD!

Chair’s Corner: BOLD Change Management

By Michele Curry, Commerce Bank Welcome to 2021, Women’s Network! As we usher in 2021, a year with endless possibilities in store, I wanted to discuss change management. Obviously, this subject is overdue because we needed it a year ago. Our personal and professional...



Changing the Odds Committee Meeting

Changing the Odds (CTO) strives to assist women who are looking for ways to improve their job prospects, including women who have never held...

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Special Events Committee Meeting

The Special Events Committee plans several large events throughout the year, including fall and spring mixers, the ATHENA International Awards Banquet, Roses for Mentors...

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Marketing & Communications Committee Meeting

The Marketing & Communications Committee promotes Women’s Network activities and events through a variety of digital and traditional media channels. The committee prepares brochures,...

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“Women’s Network has connected me in the community in ways I never thought possible; it is the single best decision I have made in my path as a leader.”

-Michele Batye

 “Being on Steering for the first time has been empowering for my professional development as a leader.”

-Dr. Janice Dawson Threat

“My favorite part of Women’s Network is connecting and meeting new people and the Changing the Odds Committee.”

-Nadia Ryakhmyatullov

“My favorite part of Women’s Network is all the connections I’ve made by getting involved with committees.”

-Michele Curry

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