She Talks: Women Shaping our Community - EVENT CANCELED
- Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Leigh Lounge - view map
This event is canceled.
Please join us for four 7-minute “she talks” presentations by female leaders from campus and our community. The program will honor the 2020 Women's Center's Students of Achievement—those selected for promoting equality, demonstrating leadership abilities, excelling in school and serving as strong role models for their peers. Each guest speaker will highlight “what positive impact can I have on my community through my work? The courtesy of an RSVP is requested by Friday, March 27.Light hors d'oeuvres will be available. This event is free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the Montana State University Women's Center and the MSU Alumni Foundation.Please note that capacity for this event is limited.If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 855-850-2586 or [email protected].
Kiersten Iwai, Executive Director of Forward Montana. Kiersten is an advocate, trainer, campaigner, and community organizer. Forward Montana is a statewide organization that builds the political power of young people in Montana. Driven by a sustainable and just vision of the future, Kiersten worked as a Digital and Climate Campaigner with Stand.earth and Organizing Representative with the Sierra Club. She earned her Masters of Public Administration from Montana State University, served survivors of domestic violence as a weekend advocate at Haven, and co-founded Earthtone Outside MT. If not fighting structures of oppression you find Kiersten exploring in the mountains or dancing in the streets.
Isabelle Ivankovich, a student at Montana State University. Isabelle is Vice President of Membership for the American Marketing Association at MSU, Associated Students of Montana State University Supreme Court Justice, a Jabs college Ambassador, and an Honors college student. Isabelle commits herself to leadership within MSU and the Bozeman community. She serves as a CAP mentor and is passionate about youth empowerment and support.
Erica Aytes Coyle, alumna of Montana State University where she studied English and Spanish as an undergraduate student and received her Master of Public Administration. She has spent the past decade working in nonprofits in various fund development and leadership positions. Since 2012 she has worked at HAVEN, first in fundraising and community outreach, then as the Executive Director starting in 2014. HAVEN's mission is to reduce the incidence and minimize the impact of domestic abuse on families and communities. Under Erica's leadership, the organization has doubled its number of programs for survivors of domestic violence and their families, and tripled its staff size.Kara Landolfi, Farm to Campus Coordinator in the Culinary Services Division at Montana State University (recently transitioning into the role of Interim Supply Chain Manager. She acts as an advocate for integrating local foods and sustainability efforts throughout all campus operations. Annually, 25% of the foods served on campus are sourced from throughout Montana, including MSU’s College of Ag; and over 500,000 pounds of food waste is collected for composting. Kara received her education in Sustainable Food Systems at MSU, and brings her enthusiasm for Montana grown and harvested foods home with her at the end of every work day.