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Spend the day

Planning the Life of Your Dreams!

For High School Girls in the Great Lakes Bay Region

Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  8:30am – 1:30pm

Horizons Conference Center, Saginaw, MI

Free to student participants.  Lunch included. 

Registration Deadline 2-2-18.

Space is limited, register early! Attendance based on registration order. 

Last year this event was over capacity.


2018 Mentors:


Dwan Bryant, Author/Inspirational Speaker, D. Bryant Motivational 

Amy Buben, Principal, Yeo & Yeo  

Jen Carpenter, COO, Junior Achievement of North Central Michigan

Laura Crase, CEO/President, Saginaw Medical Federal Credit Union

Ebony Daniel-Ogweno, Manufacturing Engineer, Merrill Technologies

Jenny Dumont Radler, Founder & CEO, A Place for Grace. 

Suzanne Greenberg, President & CEO, CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region

Neena Hogle, Queen of Sales & Marketing, ServePro and Face Kicked Apparel

Kristin Karwat, CEO, Gateway Financial Services.  KKarwat@gatewayfinancial.org

Julie Malesky, Organization Effectiveness Manager, Nexteer Automotive

Kris Marsh, Owner & Founder, Kris Marsh Consulting

Kathleen McGraw J.D., Sr. Client Advisor, Huntington Bank & Arbonne

Karen McNish, VP/Sr. Relationship Manager, Huntington National Bank

Leslie Perry, Founder & Owner, Leslie Perry Cosmetics

Colleen Rabine, Director of Marketing, Catholic Community Foundation 

Suzanne Sharp, Marketing Manager/PR, Dow Event Center/Sharp Minds. 

Rhonda Webb, Founder/Director, Kids Rule Now!  Author, I’m the Boss Now!

Maggie Willett, Human Resources, Saginaw Valley State University

Event Sponsorship Opportunities


$5,000   Title Sponsor.  Company name in event title.  Recognition on all event  materials.

$2,500   Premier Sponsor.  Premier recognition on all event materials.

$1,000   Lunch Sponsor.  Recognition at lunch area for Women in Leadership and JA Mentor Circle session.

$500       Table Sponsor.  Company recognition on table during lunch.  May provide materials for table.

$150       Dream Sponsor.  Attendance for five participants.

$30         Individual Student Sponsor.  Help provide this opportunity to more area young women. 

                All sponsorships will be appropriately acknowledged at event, in media and event program.

Dream Sponsors

Women in Leadership Great Lakes Bay
 Huntington Bank
 A Place for Grace
 Smith Bovell
 Dot Hornsby 


Circle Sponsors

Neena Hogle, Face Kicked Apparel
 Lisa Stockmeyer, Face Kicked Apparel
Jen Carpenter, Junior Achievement/Women in Leadership

Maria McCarville, Public Libraries of Saginaw

Sue Adams, LegalShield/Unique Benefits

Karen McNish, Huntington Bank


2017 Event Recap...

The participants started the day with informative sessions with 19 Area Industry Leaders and Mentors from the Great Lakes Bay Area.  They finished the day with an inspiring presentation by Barbara Littles and a networking lunch with the Women in Leadership Great Lakes Bay members.


All the participants recieved "special glasses" so their eyes were wide open to the possibilities around them!

Participants comments share the mood of the day...


  • "I loved everything about today.  It was personal yet empowering.  I've realized how important it is to have a mentor.  Today I am going home with more confidence and a better outlook on life.  Thank you.  I'm proud to be a woman!"
  • "Today was an extremely great and wonderful experience.  I learned a lot and it opened my mind and eyes to all the opporutnities I have.  I broadened my horizons!"
  • "Thank you to both my mentors.  You really helped me to see a new point of view of life.  I am not going to run away from fear, and to stay prepared for what ever comes my way."
  • "I would love to attend an event like this again.  It was a great experience.""Wonderful.  Would love to do it again!!"
  • "It was a great experience that I will never forget.  I'm so glad I came!"


Thank you to our Sponsors that are helping to provide this opportunity

free of charge to our local students.  


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