Women's Leadership Luncheon

Blue painting with words: Strength, Compassion, Wisdom. Painting by Sister Mary Augustine Hatch, SSND (1896-1974).

Women's Leadership Luncheon

The School Sisters of Notre Dame are pleased to offer Women’s Leadership Luncheons, bringing women leaders and colleagues together to reflect on the integration of the spiritual and professional dimensions of life. In 2019, the luncheons will focus on human trafficking: the causes, who is targeted and what is being done to eradicate it. Each location will feature a speaker who is knowledgeable about human trafficking and who works closely with those who have been affected by it. Attendees will gain an understanding of SSND’s stance on human trafficking and what sisters are doing to remedy the problem. The luncheon is free to all guests.

You’re invited to attend a 2019 Women’s Leadership Luncheon. Simply select from one of the speakers below for more information. With your commitment and leadership, we can end human trafficking together.


2019 Featured Speakers

Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, Founder & CEO, LOTUS Legal Clinic, Inc.

Milwaukee Area:
Rachel Monaco-Wilcox

Mount Mary University
March 7, 2019

“From the Mud, We Bloom: Finding Freedom from Exploitation”

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Anne Simmons-Benton, Executive Director, Arizona State University International Development

Dallas Area:
Anne Simmons-Benton

Brookhaven Country Club
March 19, 2019

“The Hidden Crime of Human Trafficking: How to Become a Leader in Your Community”

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Kimberly A. Ritter, Director of Development, Exchange Initiative

St. Louis Area:
Kimberly A. Ritter

River City Casino Event Center
March 25, 2019

“Sex Trafficking: Now That I Know, What Can I Do?”

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Suzanne Koepplinger, Directo, Catalyst Initiative at the Minneapolis Foundation

St. Paul Area:
Suzanne Koepplinger

University of St. Thomas
March 29, 2019

“The Moon is Always Full: Phases of Leadership in the Fight Against Human Trafficking”

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A special thank you to our sponsors!

$5,000 Sponsors


MEI - Total Elevator Solutions

Marianne & Roger Staubach

$2,500 Sponsors

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin logo

Jackson Walker

Kowalski's Markets

Logo for Notre Dame High School, St. Louis

The Sheehan Family

$1,000 Sponsors

Mary Blake Meadows

Catholic Charities Dallas

Christ the King Catholic Church, Dallas TX

Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep

Kris and Matt Kramer

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Scott County, MN
River City Casino & Hotel

South County Police Business Association

School Sisters of Notre Dame

320 East Ripa Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63125

Phone: 314-561-4100



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