Past Meeting Topics
Weaving Ourselves Together. Grounding practices for unsettling times
Learn how to navigate this unprecedented time with insight from our guest speaker Sara Lawson, an experienced facilitator with strong skills in creating engaging learning experiences and fostering meaningful conversations. We have a few choices to make; do we let ourselves be overrun by fear and anxiety, or do we lean into our interdependence, resourcefulness, and creativity? We can't control the outcome,but we can shape how we respond.
5 Personal Finance Blind Spots that Cause Families Worry in the Clutch Moments and How to Make a Swift U-Turn for the Better, Starting Today. She will share ways to take big steps to guiding families to get ahead of challenges in life before they become hardships after three women in her life were faced with disease, diagnosis, and divorce in the same week.
Fireside Chat: Economic Impact with Representative Sharon Shewmake, PhD
Forty-Second District State Rep. Sharon Shewmake joined us for a virtual Fireside Chat focusing on Bellingham's Economic Outlook and Small Business Discussion. She covered the local view of our economy in Whatcom County and provide some thoughts on what we can do as a community to support our local businesses.
Understanding the Barriers Women Veterans’ Face in the Civilian World.
• Understanding the impact of military culture and experience on the outcomes of Women Veterans’ lives
• How members of WPN can help improve transitional stress and overall success of Women Veterans in our community.
Carla Anderson Skogland
How to Supercharge Your Career
Carla will be presenting about things she did right and wrong throughout her career, observations of what is important and not important to focus on, and things she wished she was taught in college, but wasn't.
Presentation Title - What if that is a Superpower?
• Leadership tools of framing that create space for teamwork, collaboration and learning
• How to recognize and reframe perceived weaknesses to strengths (superpowers)
Presentation Title: The Balancing Act: Caring for Your Family and a Parent with Dementia at the Same Time.
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