The 2022 Women's Leadership Luncheons will feature women who demonstrates leadership, compassion and committment to their community.

The Women’s Leadership Luncheon is the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) annual event that takes place in March, honoring National Women’s History month. Started in the late 1990s, the event is held across the Central Pacific Province; Dallas, Milwaukee, St. Louis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The luncheons strive to inspire attendees to believe in themselves as leaders and to use their gifts and talents to create positive change in their communities. As a result of the luncheons, relationships are formed and strengthened between SSND and the wider communities. The SSND goal is to educate, empower and recognize unique leadership qualities of women throughout our communities.

Every year a different theme or focus is chosen. Knowledgeable, local speakers enrich the event by sharing their story in hopes of inspiring the audience. These events empower our guests to become more effective leaders within their communities. The attendees can expect to walk away being inspired and with a passion to bring change within themselves and others.

The focus of the 2023 Women’s Leadership Luncheon celebrates the theme, Learning Today – Transforming Tomorrow. We aim to understand that mental health is a primary health concern that has far-reaching influence on society as a whole. We know that by building relationships and fostering a community approach to mental and behavioral health, we can change lives.

Locations and Speakers:

Milwaukee Area
March 2, 2023

Amy Lovell will be speaking at the 2023 Women's Leadership Luncheon Learning Today Transforming Tomorrow in MIlwaukee on Thursdayy, March 2, 2023.

Amy Lovell
“The Power of Faith, Health and Leadership”

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St. Louis Area
March 13, 2023

Michelle Russo Steeg will be speaking at the 2023 Women's Leadership Luncheon Learning Today Transforming Tomorrow in St. Louis on Monday, March 13, 2023.

Michelle Russo Steeg, MA, LPC, NCC
“Embracing the Swerve When it Comes to Mental Health”

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Dallas Area
March 21, 2023

Sister Rosemarie Nassif will be speaking at the 2023 Women's Leadership Luncheon Learning Today Transforming Tomorrow in the Dallas area on March 21, 2023.

Rosemarie Nassif, SSND, Ph.D.
“Trust Your Cape”
“Trust Your Cape”

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St. Paul Area
March 30, 2023

Speaker picture of Louise J Blissenbach Stemp for the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Provicne 2023 Women's Leadership Luncheon.

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Louise Blissenbach Stemp
“Maintaining Good Mental Health While Living with Uncertainty”

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A special thank you to our sponsors!

Thanks to generous individual and corporate sponsors, the Women’s Leadership Luncheons are free to all guests.
Join us in reading about the women they are celebrating as making a difference!
Visit our "Celebrating Our 2023 Honorees" page.

Presenting Sponsor

Ann Kampeter, in honor of Sisters Julie Brandt, Jean Dietrich, Susan Renner and Kathleen Wegman

$5,000 Sponsors

Sponsor logo for Betty Ahlers

Sponsor logo for Bayer

Sponsor logo for Catholic Housing Initiative, Dallas, Texas

Sponsor Logo for Diamond Hill, Invested in the Long Run

Hoffmann Family of Companies Logo

Jim Butler Chevrolet -

Logo for Marquette University, Be the Difference

Sponsor logo for Mercy

Midwest Bank Centre -

Sponsor: Mary Ellen Murphy, in memory of Postulant Katheen Murphy

$2,500 Sponsors

Alamo Hotel 2012 Trust

Sponsor Mary Lynn and Fred Bangs

Sponsorship graphic for Sharon and Mark Cameli

Logo of a blue silhouette of two children and the words Children's Wisconsin

Drury Southwest Inc.

Logo for Elmbrook General Dentistry, SC

Logo for Geraldine Hufker, In memory of Sister Rosemary Hufker, SSND

Jackson Walker

Black and white logo with the words "Agnes Lochmann In memory of Leroy Lochmann"

MEI - Total Elevator Solutions

Sponsor logo for Milwaukee Catholic Home, a life engaged

Logo for Notre Dame High School, St. Louis

Logo for Notre Dame School, Dallas

Sponsor logo for Reinhart

Logo for Rose Purpero Spang, In memory of Joseph J. Spange and in honor of Gina Spang

Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N. A.

$1,000 Sponsors

Sponsor Logo for Affton Lodge No. 2635 Order of Elks

Catholic Charities Dallas

Catholic Financial Life logo

Church of the Assumption

Logo for Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise

Sponsor logo for Genoa Healthcare

Sponsor Logo for Holiday Inn Express, an IHG Hotel

Sponsor logo for Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, Springfield. IL

HRoslin Staffing Group

Linda Losoya, President and Owner

Johnson Controls

Logo for Lyles Combustion Services, LLC

Logo for Mary's Pence, Funding Women. Changing Lives.

MCS Counseling, LLC

Michelle Russo Steeg

Logo for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures

Mount Mary University

Logo for Nations Network Real Estate Solutions

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee

Logo for REDgen

River City Casino & Hotel

Logo of a purple crest with the letters SPSA, all encircled with the words St. Phillip & St. Augustine Catholic Academy

Sponsor logo for Schramka Funerals Cremations

South County Police Business Association

State Farm - Dane Huxel

State Farm - Tammy Luechtefeld

Sponsor logo for The Catholic Foundation

Color logo for World Mission Ministries, Uniting the World thorugh Faith and Action




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