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Women Inspiring Women

Women Inspiring Women

Gathering professional women of all generations together to share experiences, insight, and support. Events create a network of strong connections, and also welcome new professional women to the Lakeshore area.

Here's what's on the reading list for standout inspiring women leaders in our business community:

Our panelists from our past Women Inspiring Women event shared what they have on their nightstand this season. Check out these titles about diversity, development and fiction fun!

Darcy Fluharty, Children's Advocacy Center

Jack Reacher

Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself by Jill Biden

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


Gloria Lara, Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Stephanie Plum


Krista Mason, Benjamin's Hope

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

Josiah's Fire: Autism Stole His WordsGod Gave Him a Voice by Tahni Cullen


Becca Dernberger, Avance Executive Search

How to become CEO by Jeffrey Fox

Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie

Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn


Ann Harten, Haworth

Engagement Magic by Tracy Maylett


Leslie Brown, Metal Flow

The Skimm (daily email and podcast)


Amy Sparks, Nuvar

Whale Done by Kenneth Blanchard Ph.D

Building the Bridge as you Walk on It by Robert E. Quinn

Our Women's programs offer opportunities in the following areas:

Professional Development

Focused on Growth, Empowerment, and Development



Focused on Connecting Women of All Generations



Together we can help women in our community become an inspiration for generations to come.
This program fosters meaningful connections between females in all stages of their career.


Mentors help shape a young professional’s future by sharing your knowledge and providing a firsthand glimpse of life and work in the Holland/Zeeland area. At the conclusion of the program, mentors and mentees often find that the learning has been mutual and that the relationship has grown in unexpected ways.

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