Key4Women Wisdom Wednesdays

Key4Women presents an educational 30-minute conference call series
This monthly series will take place the last Wednesday of each month through October 2015. All events are held
at 12 PM ET with time allotted for Q&A. Dial-in for tips and trends from nationally recognized speakers on business, marketing, leadership, and more.

Wisdom Wednesday sessions are offered free of charge, and you can sign-up for the entire series.

October 28th: From Passenger to Driver: Women's Wealth Drives Bold Philanthropy

Speaker: Dr. Mesch, Director of Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy


Description:
Women are in the philanthropy driver’s seat, given their $5.15 trillion in assets, and the equal or higher amount they are inheriting due to the intergenerational transfer of wealth. In most houses they make or influence the philanthropic decisions. Consumer companies market products towards women — they get that women control the majority of wealth in this country and are the household’s chief financial officers.


In this session you will learn:

  • What research says about the changing philanthropic landscape and strategies that appeal to women.
  • Why engaging women in philanthropy is smart and transformative as women hold the key to philanthropy in the 21st century.

Debra Mesch Director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. As of July 1, 2015, she holds the Eileen Lamb O’Gara Endowed Chair in Women’s Philanthropy at the Lilly Family School.

Dr. Mesch’s primary responsibility for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute is to guide the research agenda on the role of gender in philanthropy. She has undertaken studies addressing the role of women in Lions Clubs International and is currently working on a nation study of giving and volunteering of Lions Clubs in China. During her tenure as Director of the WPI, she and her colleagues have written several reports for the Women Give series examining the effects of age, marital status, and income of gender differences in the likelihood and amount of giving to charity. In addition to the translational reports for the Women Give series, Dr. Mesch is author or co-author of many other articles for academic journals.

Dr. Mesch’s research agenda has focused on women’s philanthropy; issues of civic engagement; volunteer motivation and management; executive compensation in nonprofits; human resource management in nonprofits; diversity; and race and gender issues in giving and volunteering. Dr. Mesch received both her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in organizational behavior/human resource management from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

April 29: How to fast track your career with international experience!
Speakers: Sapna Welsh and Caroline Kersten, partners at Leverage HR
http://leveragehr.com/
getAbstract book summary: Worldly Women The New Leadership Profile; How to Expatriate With Excellence (PDF)

May 27: Celebrating Small Business Month: Debunking the Myths around Small Business Administration loans
Speaker: John Moshier, KeyBank National SBA Manager
https://www.key.com/business/loans/sba-bank-loans.jsp
SBA Loan Chart (PDF)

June 24: How “equity expertise” can boost a corporate or entrepreneurial career for women
Speaker: Susan Schreter, CEO of Start on Purpose
http://www.startonpurpose-thebooks.com/
Excerpt from Start on Purpose (PDF)

July 29: Worksite Wellness: How Health Affects Your Business's Bottom Line
Speaker: Mary Purdy, MS, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University, Seattle.
http://www.nourishingbalance.com/about-mary/
Worksite Wellness - How Health Affects the Body (PDF)

August 26: Title: Promoting U! Use Career Common CENTS™ to Promote Your Business
Speaker: Tonya Tiggett, Promoting University, LLC
http://promotinguniversity.com/
Promoting U! Workbook (PDF)

September 30: Leveraging LinkedIn: How a Powerful Profile Can Help You Grow Your Business
Speaker: Debra Jasper, Mindset Digital
http://mindsetdigital.com/

October 28: From Passenger to Driver: Women's Wealth Drives Bold Philanthropy
Speaker: Dr. Mesch, Director of Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/womens-philanthropy-institute