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Women's Leadership Luncheon

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

Women's Leadership Luncheon

In March 2019, the School Sisters of Notre Dame were pleased to offer Women’s Leadership Luncheons that brought women leaders and colleagues together to reflect on the integration of the spiritual and professional dimensions of life. The luncheons focused on human trafficking, with each location featuring a speaker who shared her experiences combatting human trafficking and working with survivors. Over 1,600 attendees gained an understanding of SSND’s stance on human trafficking and what sisters are doing to remedy the problem.

Select from one of the images below to learn more about each featured speaker or learn more about human trafficking through our resources page. If you suspect human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.


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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View photos from our 2019 luncheons on our Facebook page.

Learn more about human trafficking through our resources page.


A special thank you to our sponsors!

$5,000 Sponsors

Ann Kampeter

Sindel Noble Attorneys at Law, Grant C. Boyd
Grant C. Boyd

Marianne & Roger Staubach

MEI - Total Elevator Solutions

$2,500 Sponsors

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin logo

Jackson Walker

Kowalski's Markets

Milwaukee Catholic Home

Logo for Notre Dame High School, St. Louis

The Sheehan Family

In memory of Jerome “Red” Sheehan
and the family’s commitment to Catholic education

$1,000 Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Bangs

Cuquita’s Restaurant/
Four Corners Café

Marian and Emily Davis

Kris and Matt Kramer

Mary Blake Meadows

Adorers of the Blood of Christ logo

Catholic Charities Dallas

Catholic Financial Life logo

Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Bishop’s Delegate of Ecumenism & Legislative Advocacy
Ministries Office
Safe Environment Office

Christ the King Catholic Church, Dallas TX

Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep
Hospital Sisters of St. Francis

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Scott County, MN

Logo for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures

Mount Mary University

Logo for Queen of All Saints Catholic Church

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. - 125 Years

River City Casino & Hotel

Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

South County Police Business Association

VitalDyne, Inc. logo.; VitalDyne, Inc.

Zonta Club of St Louis

School Sisters of Notre Dame

320 East Ripa Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63125

Phone: 314-561-4100



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