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McDaniel Women's Leadership Network

The McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network (MWLN) is an exclusive group of leaders who have a desire to support young women at McDaniel while enriching their own personal and professional networks.

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Mentoring | Building Community | Giving Back Women Supporting Women

The Women's Leadership Network at McDaniel College is focused on building connections and programs that support women at the college in pursuing their personal and professional goals.

Pillars of the Women's Leadership Network

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McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established in 2007 in accordance with the MWLN's mission to develop programs that attract and engage women in the life of the college. It is awarded to an entering first-year female student who has exhibited leadership potential through academic, athletic, and/or community service. It can be awarded to the same person for a total of four years.

Contributing to an endowed scholarship fund helps meet the needs of eligible students at the college, bringing them closer to their goals. Membership in MWLN is not required to contribute  to the network through philanthropy.

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With the guidance of Institutional Advancement and McDaniel College leadership, the MWLN Advisory Council provides members with an exclusive and meaningful experience within the pillars of the network.

Advisory Council Members

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Barbara Shelton '70, Ph.D. Member of McDaniel College Board of Trustees

"Life is all about balance."

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Barbara Thomas '70 Member of McDaniel College Board of Trustees

"The world doesn't change one person at a time. It changes as networks of relationships form among people who share a common cause and vision of what's possible." - Margaret Wheatley

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Kemia Himon Director of Financial Aid at McDaniel College

"Anything is possible if you put your mind to it."

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Lori Hockley, D.M. Lecturer in Business, McDaniel College Senior Consultant, Aegis Performance Group

“Do small things with great love.” - St. Teresa of Calcutta

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Faith Walker '97 Co-founder, Walker Bowen Talent Partners

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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Amanda Campbell '10 Senior Vice President at Wealthspire Advisors & Co-Founder of The Health & Wealth Sisters, LLC

“Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Keep knocking down walls until someone says ‘yes.’” – Chelsea Handler

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Krysta Huxford '00 Owner and Certified Pilates Instructor, Practical Pilates, LLC

“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill

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Kristin Kober '00 Founder, Kristin Kober Coaching and Consulting LLC

"Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind." - Brené Brown

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Brandy Putnam '97 Owner and Executive Producer of BKP Productions

"All challenges are an opportunity for growth and I am thankful for the chance to evolve."

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Shelley Sharkey '02 Coordinator at HorizonWALKS

"Leave only footprints, take only pictures."

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Char Frith '84 Commercial Real Estate Professional (retired)

"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Lisa Turner Horn '85 Chief, Office of Counterintelligence, National Security Agency

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence" - Helen Keller

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Heather Yeung '05 Attorney at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC

"Life is too short to drink bad wine."

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Liz Clark '99 Director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office

"Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don't do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world better for you having lived." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Meredith Bowen '98 Co-founder, Walker Bowen Talent Partners

"Be kind."