An amazing colleague told me about Drake Divas a few weeks ago. I attended their first networking event last week and it was such an amazing and unique experience!
Drake Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Jennie Baranczyk, invites all professional women in the Des Moines area to become Drake Divas. A Drake Diva is a strong woman who is confident, comfortable in her own skin, and inspires others to feel the same way. Coach Baranczyk will lead discussions on leadership, teamwork and integrity as they relate to your everyday life. You will leave feeling motivated and empowered.
Earlier this year, I was asked to sit on the advisory board of World Languages at Grand View University. The advisory board works with the World Languages Department as an outside resource to help the department meet their goals. One of the department’s goals is to create an awareness of and interest in foreign language classes and majors offered at Grand View University.
To that end, I participated in a panel discussion entitled, “Professional Opportunities Beyond Your Mother Language”. My co-panelists included Americans who have worked or are working in another language/country and others who came to the United States, have learned English and are now utilizing their native languages in their professions.
Our most recent read was, “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon.