Gustavus Women in Leadership

Upcoming Events

Paying it Forward: From Recent Grad to Retiree, How to Make a Difference with Your Money 

Thursday, November 8th, 2018. 

Please join us on Thursday, November 8 for our second GWIL educational event of the season with special guests, Bridget Burtzel '09, Marcia Page '82, and Jan Ledin Michaletz '74.

As our age increases, the time we have to give typically decreases. Simultaneously though, as our age increases, our disposable income, and therefore ability to give charitably, tends to increase. Based on this giving spectrum, we'll delve into how to choose the causes with which we align ourselves, and how we can make the most of our philanthropic contributions throughout each phase of life.

Use the link below for additional details; the deadline to register is November 1. We hope to see you there!

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: American Swedish Institute; 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Parking: Free parking available on site
Registration Cost: $20.00

Cost of the event includes non-alcoholic drinks and light hors-d'oeuvres. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Register online by Thursday, November 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Questions? Please email

Feb. 7th - GWIL Networking & Education Event

Thursday, February 7th, 2019.

Metropolitan Club, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 55416.

April 25th: GWiL Speaker's Event

Thursday, April 25th, 2019.

Time: Evening

Location: Minneapolis

April 26th - 9th Annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference

Friday, April 26th, 2019.

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 5601 W 78th St, Minneapolis, MN 55439.

June 6th, Networking/Speaker Event

Time: 5:30pm

Location: TBD

Past Events

Feb. 22, 2018:
The Seven F's of Good Leadership (Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Friends, Fun and Future)
with TinaWoitaszewski ‘94.

Enhance your skills to be more effective in your professional and personal life and hear Tina’s personal journey of overcoming the fear of change, resiliency, asking for help, and the importance of gratitude.

Nov. 9, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30pm:
Media Panel: The Role and Influence of the Media

A media and public relations professional panel that included Maria Reitan, former Emmy Award-winning news director and Erin Mathe, former news anchor discussed the ethics and influence of today’s media climate.

Sept. 28, 2017
What's in Your Communication Tool Box

A lively discussion was led by Pastor Susan (Lindy) Purdy '70 to sharpen attendees communication skills across age, gender, ethnic, and political differences.

June 15, 2017
Summer Kick-off Event on Lake Calhoun:

GWIL membership program was launched over cocktails and networking on the terrace of the Calhoun Beach Club.

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