Welcome to Virtual WOW 2020! We are excited to bring a dynamic WOW experience to you this year—wherever you are in the world! WOW is an opportunity to engage our alumnae in a meaningful way which helps them feel more connected to Ohio Wesleyan and each other, leading to greater philanthropic investment and engagement with Ohio Wesleyan. This event showcases women of all ages and  promotes leadership, perseverance, empowerment, self-reflection, and awareness.

Schedule of Events                      

Friday, November 6, 7:00 pm: Welcome & Keynote address with Maggie Smith '99

Maggie Smith is the author of Keep Moving (Simon & Schuster, 2020), Good Bones (Tupelo Press, 2017), The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison (Tupelo Press, 2015), Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press, 2005), and three prizewinning chapbooks. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Smith is a freelance writer and editor.

Saturday, November 7 (times are EDT)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Session #1

Please choose one of the following sessions during registration:

A) Lead by influence. Know your value and elevate your voice to deliver an impactful and memorable presence. Panelists include:

  • Amy Kimball '05, CEO, Boston VA Research Institute
  • Racquel Mason P'23, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Elanco Animal Health
  • Julie Clemo Tutkovics '92, chief marketing and communications office, Huntington National Bank
  • Hilary Quinn '19, equity capital markets analyst, Morgan Stanley
  • Moderated by, Natalie M. Doan, JD '03, vice president of university advancement, Ohio Wesleyan University
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B) Then & Now—OWU Activism Across Generations. Reflections from the past, changes and similarities of today. Panelists include:

  • Alana Guzman '21, current OWU student, press intern for Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
  • Dawn Chisebe, interim chief diversity officer, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Phokeng Motsoasele Dailey, assistant professor of communication, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Lynda Hall, professor of psychology, associate dean for academic performance, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Moderated by, Ann Muenster-Nuiry '73, portfolio manager, Conduent Transportation
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12:45 - 1:45 pm: Session #2

Please choose one of the following sessions during registration:

A) Setting Boundaries. The Ongoing Struggle With Work Life Integration. Panelists include:

  • Sophia Ahmed '20, business intelligence analyst, Thirstie
  • Catie Butt '91, executive director, advanced delivery & solutions, Allen & Overy
  • Samantha Sharpe '09, CCRP, clinical research project management consultant
  • Moderated by Diane Petersen '66
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B) "Social Distance, Not Social Isolation: Staying Connected During COVID-19." Faculty panelists include:

  • Kira Bailey, assistant professor of neuroscience, psychology, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Vicki DiLillo, professor of psychology, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Moderated by Ericka Greene '04, managing director, Digital Strategy Consulting, LLC.
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2:00 - 2:15 p.m.-  Mindfulness break (optional)

2:30 - 4:00 pm:  Closing Track/Interactive Session (all attendees to participate)

Importance and Power of Language- An examination and discussion of media-gendered messages and immense pressures women face in society today. Panelists include:

  • Jennifer Brodie '04, manager, Accenture Research
  • Emma Nuiry '17, scholarship programs manager, Point Foundation
  • Amy Prosenjak '94, CEO, A to Z Wineworks
  • Shelli Reeves '16, community engagement specialist, Ideastream
  • Rachel Vinciguerra '14, national manager, Hello Neighbor Network
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 Questions? Please contact Katie Webster, Director of Alumni Engagement, at kpwebste@owu.edu. See you in November!


WOW Leadership Committee

Diane Petersen '66, Chair
Nancy Williams '72
Ann Muenster-Nuiry '73
Laurie Baer '83
Andrea Hedrick '86
Amy Prosenjak '94
Ericka Greene '04

Jennifer Brodie '04
Liz Long Downey '06

Samantha Sharpe '09     
Rachel Vinciguerra '14
Shelli Reeves '16
Emma Nuiry '17

 

Women of Ohio Wesleyan

Location

Mowry Alumni Center