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OLA Spotlight: Susan Stacey

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!


Expanding Across Maine

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.

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Participants from Oak Hill

Year End Celebration

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.


Partner Spotlight: Kaplan University

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.…

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