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Thank you to the 2023 Women’s Leadership Sponsors!

Colorful graphic with butterfly and the word, 2023 Women's Leadership Luncheon: Learning Today - Transforming Tomorrow.

As the darkness of winter transitions to the brightness of spring, March is always such an exciting time of year for the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province (SSND). Women’s History Month is the perfect time to celebrate the strong women who are SSND, the supporters of SSND and the women leaders in the communities SSND serve and live. March is also the month of the SSND Women’s Leadership Luncheons in Dallas, Milwaukee, St. Louis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Very special thanks and recognition to our Presenting Sponsor, Ann Kampeter and our $5,000 Sponsors, Betty Ahlers, Bayer, Catholic Housing Initiative Dallas, Texas, Diamond Hill, Hoffman Family of Companies, Jim Butler Chevrolet, Marquette University, Mercy, Midwest BankCentre and Mary Ellen Murphy.

Thank you never seems enough to acknowledge all of those who worked to make our events a success, spoke at the luncheons or took time to join us as we celebrated women leaders. An extra special thank you goes to all the sponsors who continue to make our luncheons free. Your generosity provides possibilities far beyond today. The SSND Women’s Leadership Luncheons would not exist without your ongoing support.

The focus of the 2023 SSND Women’s Leadership Luncheons celebrated our continuing focus of Learning Today – Transforming Tomorrow. Our goal this year was to understand that mental health is a primary health concern that has far-reaching influence on society while recognizing the importance of building relationships. Fostering a community approach to mental and emotional health will change lives. Our luncheons are just conversation starters. The invaluable work begins as we impact our communities beyond our doors.

Bridget Marzette-Bender, Mercy table and Sister Lynne Schmidt at Women's Leadership Luncheon in St. Louis, Missouri; 2023.

With more than 1500 guests attending our luncheons throughout our province, it is humbling to see that so many people resonated with our topic, the chance to gather as a community, and the opportunity to share the journeys of our incredible speakers within our own support networks and beyond.

For a full list of the outstanding supporters of the SSND and the 2023 Women’s Leadership Luncheons, visit our Women's Leadership Luncheon 2023 event pages. Please take a moment to acknowledge all of these amazing people, organizations and companies. Consider praying for them and their future successes. Also, please support them with your business when you can.


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