The Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute is incredibly grateful to the amazing women who volunteer as Olympia’s Leaders’ Advisors, or OLAs, to guide the cohorts of participants at each school. Since October 2015 OLAs have played a significant role in the more than 800 hours in which Olympia’s Leaders connected with positive, women role models. One such volunteer is Susan Stacey, Assistant Vice President, and Treasury Services Officer at Androscoggin Bank. Recently Susan was awarded the 2016 HR Volunteer Leader of the Year by the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Thank you, Susan, for your commitment to the Institute and the other organizations that benefit from your time and talents. Congratulations!Details
With the start of the 2016/17 school year the Institute will have cohorts of Olympia’s Leaders in each county in Maine. Our plans for growth are on pace with our strategic plan – with an additional school in each country slated to join the program for the 2017/18 school year. Hear about the successes of our inaugural year in this short video.Details
On Thursday, May 12, the Olympia’s Leaders, Olympia’s Leaders Advisors (OLAs), and members of the Corporate Leaders Network gathered to commemorate the completion of the “My Values” program and to celebrate the success of the Institute’s inaugural year. As Senator Snowe said in her remarks, it was a trifecta of strong women in the room!
The Olympia’s Leaders heard from Senator Snowe, reflected on the program with their OLAs, and networked with female executives representing some of the state’s top organizations. While interacting with women leaders, in particular, was slightly outside of their comfort zones, Olympia’s Leaders put their newfound skills and increased confidence to use and embraced the time with these role models. The girls also received commemorative bracelets in honor of completing their first year.
The Institute was excited to announce to the attendees that all of the schools, Olympia’s Leaders, and OLAs have enthusiastically committed to continuing with the Institute in the fall.Details
The Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute has completed its search for a new Executive Director. From an exciting field of talented individuals, the Board of Directors has selected Christina McAnuff. Utilizing her incredible mix of experiences, Christina will work to expand the Institute’s programs state-wide and deliver the My Voice program to an 11th grade…Details
By Dianne Nason, Senior Vice President, Key Bank and Cary Olson Cartwright, Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Social Responsibility, Unum We are excited to be part of a broad and diverse group that is supporting the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, helping to elevate the confidence and aspirations of high school girls. With this…Details
The Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute is grateful to our many supporters. Their involvement and generosity is critical to the success of the Institute, making it possible for us to raise the confidence and aspirations of high school girls in Maine. As part of the monthly newsletter, the Institute will highlight partners throughout the year.…Details
Can you imagine a middle school teacher telling a class that the children of adoptive parents can’t be loved as much as children of “natural” parents? There was a gasp in the room as NBC journalist Cynthia McFadden recounted her story in front of more than 600 people at the Holiday Inn by the Bay…Details
It takes a lot of confidence to be a lone bipartisan voice in Congress. In her 18 years in the U.S. Senate, Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) was famous for crossing party lines to get things done. She had to develop a thick skin in order to withstand her critics—she was even lampooned on Saturday Night Live. Such…Details