Women's Leadership Alumnae Association

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The Women's Leadership Alumnae Association engages graduates of the Elizabeth Kearney Women's Leadership program with one another and offers continuing leadership development opportunities. 

Core Values: Connection (Networking), Education, and Service


Alumnae Retreat
May 24th


The Alumnae Retreat offers a day-long focus on:

♦ Continued personal and professional leadership development
♦ How to "Manage Difficult Conversations"
♦ Reconnecting with how you sustain your leadership


8:30am Arrival, Breakfast, and Introductions

Guest Speaker's Presentation:

Managing Difficult Conversations: Skills for Talking When Stakes are High"

12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Contemplative Leadership Activities, Walking Meditation, and Small Groups
3:30pm Depart


​Retreat Venue: Metta Meditation Center

2017 Attendee Testimonials:

"I feel invigorated and refreshed in my leadership skills. I have a new sense of empowerment!"

"I love this opportunity to reinforce my commitment to developing my leadership and expand sisterhood beyond my original class"

"The retreat exceeded my expectations. I sat with women I didn't know very well and immediately felt a deep connection. I haven't felt that connection since the program."

"Great mix of content with relationship building, sharing, and reflection time."

Upcoming Development Opportunities


Leadership Lunch & Learn Sessions

June - Information coming soon! TBD  
October - Information coming soon! TBD  


Women's Leadership Advisory Committee

The Alumnae Association is seeking new COMMITTEE MEMBERS for the Advisory Committee and COHORT COMMUNICATORS.

  • Committee Members work to develop the direction and vision of the Alumnae Association. 
  • Cohort Communicators network with their class to share information about upcoming Alumnae Association events and activities. 

Member & Communicator Descriptions  Get Involved



For more information contact Erin Kragh at erinkragh@ywcamankato.org or

YWCA Mankato ♦ 127 S 2nd St, Suite 200 ♦ Mankato, MN 56001 ♦ 507-345-4629