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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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The MWLN at McDaniel College is focused on building connections and programs that support women at the college in pursuing their personal and professional goals.
The path to success depends on how connected you are to your environment. The college has always set up an environment where meaningful connections can be established, and the McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network is one more place female students can turn for guidance.” — Lisa Turner ’85, MWLN Advisory Council

Pillars of the Women's Leadership Network

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Mentoring | Building Community | Giving Back Make an Impact

McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network members support a variety of areas they feel passionate about, but in particular, the group focuses on building the following funds:
- McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network Fund - provides grants to current McDaniel students whose financial circumstances may prevent them from pursuing undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, licensures or certifications, and more.
- McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network Scholarship Fund (annual or endowed) - 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.

Corporate Partnerships

The McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network offers corporate partnership opportunities for businesses of all sizes seeking to provide leadership and mentorship opportunities for women of all ages and careers. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Corporate & Foundation Relations at 410-871-3151 or

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Membership Levels

If you are interested in supporting other women or personal/professional growth, you can become involved in the Network in a variety of ways that fit you financially and personally.
Membership Levels
  • Advisory Council – Serving one-year terms, the Advisory Council provides members with an exclusive and meaningful experience within the pillars of the network. Council members also support the college with an annual gift of $1,867 or more and are recognized as part of the college’s Founders Society.
  • Members - With a gift of $1,867 or more, members of MWLN are invited to exclusive members-only events. Members are also recognized as part of the college’s Founders Society, our leadership giving society, and will receive special event invitations and communications.
  • Network Friends -  For those interested in participating in select events and communications related to MWLN.

Advisory Council Members

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

"Be kind."

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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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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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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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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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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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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

LaWann Powers ' 06

LaWann Powers '06 Principal for Member Performance, Vizient, Inc.

"Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

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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."

Heidi Reigel

Heidi Snyder Reigel '97 AVP of Constituent Engagement, McDaniel Collegeg

"Be a fountain, not a drain." - Rex Hudler

Jessica Scott '10

Jessica Scott '10 Associate Financial Advisor, Baird

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

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Shelley Sharkey '02 Coordinator at HorizonWALKS

"Leave only footprints, take only pictures."

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

"Life is too short to drink bad wine."