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Leadership Series

DATE: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

HCC's Women's Leadership Luncheon Series returns for spring 2021

Luz Lopez and Annmarie Golden

Luz Lopez, executive director of MetroCare of Springfield, and Annamarie Golden, director of Community Relations for Baystate Health, will be the featured presenters Jan. 27 for the first Holyoke Community College Women's Leadership Luncheon Series of 2021.  

The Spring Women's Leadership Luncheon Series will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. over Zoom on the last Wednesdays of January, February, March, April and May. 

Once a month, participants will join a group of women leaders to discuss current issues and ideas to help their leadership development. They will also have the opportunity to form a supportive network of women leaders to help navigate their careers.

The theme of the first session is "Compassion Fatigue."

"I think many of us are feeling exhausted from all the work and life adjustments we've had to make in 2020," said Michele Cabral, HCC executive director of Business, Corporate and Professional Development. "There couldn't be a better time to get together with a small group of like-minded women to get feedback and professional support for the new year. Whether you're at the beginning or middle of your career, this is a great opportunity to boost your outlook and skills."   

Each lunch-time event will feature two presenters leading discussions on different topics: 

Jan. 27: "Compassion Fatigue" – Lopez and Golden. 

Feb. 24:  "Maintaining Power and Grace with Glass Ceilings" –  Lynn Turner, coach and business strategist, Clear Vision Alliance, Inc.; Moe Belliveau, executive director, Easthampton Chamber of Commerce. 

March 31: "Women's Leadership from a Male Perspective" – Presenters TBD 

April 28:  Topic and presenters TBD 

May 26: "Leading Through Change" – Margaret Tantillo, executive director, Dress for Success Western Massachusetts; Jess Roncarati-Howe, program director, Dress for Success Western Massachusetts. 

Sessions are $20 each. The full five-session series is $50. Space is limited. Advance registration is required.

To register, please go to: hcc.edu/leadership-luncheons

PHOTO: Luz Lopez, left, executive director of MetroCare of Springfield, and Annamarie Golden, director of Community Relations for Baystate Health will be the featured presenters at the first Women's Leadership Luncheon of 2021.