WLL 2024 Women's Leadership Luncheon web header, theme "Women as Peacemakers"

The Women’s Leadership Luncheon is the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) annual event that takes place in March, recognizing the unique contributions women make in our world. Started in the late 1990s, the event is held across the Central Pacific Province; Dallas, Milwaukee, St. Louis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

The focus of the 2024 Women’s Leadership Luncheon celebrates the theme, Women as Peacemakers in a Fractured World of Violence. Our aim is to focus on the impact Peacemakers are making in our communities, and how the work they are doing is inspiring others to do the same. You only need to turn on the TV or radio or open the newspaper to see that our communities are fractured. We will navigate through the good work others are doing and rise to the occasion to bridge a path forward together.

Every year a different theme or focus is chosen. Knowledgeable, local speakers educate and empower our guests to become more effective leaders within their communities. The attendees can expect to walk away being inspired with a passion to bring change within themselves and others. As a result of our luncheons, relationships are formed and strengthened between SSND and the wider communities. Join us this year and be a part of the celebration of Women as Peacemakers in our community. Don’t miss this important event.

Locations and Speakers:

St. Louis Area
March 4, 2024

Rabbi Susan Talve, speaker of the St. Louis Women's Leadership Luncheon 2024

Rabbi Susan Talve

Radical Nonviolent Peacemaking Strategies – Secrets from the Women of the Torah

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Milwaukee Area
March 7, 2024

Judge Mary E. Triggiano, 2024 Women's Leadership Luncheon speaker in Milwukee

Mary E. Triggiano

Reshaping Justice: Restorative, Problem-Solving and Trauma-Informed

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St. Paul Area
March 14, 2024

District Chief Stacy Murphy, speaker of the St. Paul Women's Leadership Luncheon 2024

District Chief Stacy Murphy

Peaceful Leadership at All Ranks – Having a Positive Impact from Your Seat

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Dallas Area
March 19, 2024

Allenna Bangs, speaker of the Dallas Women's Leadership Luncheon 2024

Allenna Bangs

Prosecuting Violent Crime: A Recognition that Peace Requires Justice

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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 2024 Honorees" page.

Presenting Sponsor

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

Venue Sponsor

River City Casino & Hotel

$5,000 Sponsors

Sponsor logo for Bayer

Catholic Housing Initiative logo

Drury Hotels logo

Jim Butler Autogroup - www.jimbutlerchevrolet.com

Black and white logo with the words 'Mandel Group'

Sponsor logo for Mercy

Midwest Bank Centre - www.midwestbankcentre.com

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

Sponsor logo for Marianne and Roger Staubach

$2,500 Sponsors

Sponsor Mary Lynn and Fred Bangs

Sponsor Logo for Diamond Hill, Invested in the Long Run

Logo for Elmbrook General Dentistry, SC

Sponsor logo: The Honorable Andrew J. Gleeson

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

Jackson Walker

The Kris and Matt Kramer Fund at the Catholic Foundation

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

Sponsor logo for Reinhart

Sponsor logo: Michele and John Stephens

Sponsor logo: Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, N. A.

$1,000 Sponsors

Sponsor Logo for Affton Lodge No. 2635 Order of Elks

Church of the Assumption

Breitbach Family Dentistry

Catholic Charities Dallas

Catholic Financial Life logo

Central Reform Congregation logo

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

J&J Construction and Remodeling logo

John O'Leary logo

Johnson Controls

Marquette University Law School logo

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

Mount Mary University

Logo for Notre Dame School, Dallas

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee

South County Police Business Association

Logo of the words State Farm and Dane Huxel in red and black

State Farm - Tammy Luechtefeld

Sponsor logo for The Catholic Foundation

The Elegant Farmer logo




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