Local Leaders Join Eberly Center for Virtual Lunch and Lead Sessions

October 19, 2021 | Diversity, Events, News, UToday
By Staff

As part of its ongoing Lunch and Lead Speaker Series, the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women has partnered with local leaders for virtual sessions to empower UToledo students, faculty and staff as leaders.


Dr. Patrice McClellan, president of The Ronald Group and renowned mentor of future leaders for more than 20 years, will explore what it means to bring your full self into your leadership at noon on Thursday, Oct. 21. She is the published author of “Herstories,” which analyzes the lives of black women activists and celebrates their valuable leadership skills that activists today can adapt and put into use.

And Diana Patton, a social justice advocate, attorney and author, will share strategies for how professional women can become their own advocates at noon on Thursday, Nov. 18. Motivated by an unexpected tragedy in her own life, Patton has become an expert on advocacy and self-care, and her program, RISE Advocates Academy, has changed the lives of countless women.


“At the Eberly Center for Women we believe that when women and girls are empowered to lead, we all benefit,” said Dr. Angela Fitzpatrick, director of the Eberly Center for Women. “We are thrilled that we can offer these personal and professional development sessions with incredible leadership coaches from right here in Toledo.”

The Eberly Center for Women encourages and welcomes all to attend and benefit from these free, virtual events. Visit the Eberly Center’s event page for more information or to RSVP to an event.

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