Connecting Beyond the Circle




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The Women’s Leadership Council is proud to introduce the new Connecting Beyond the Circle series, an expansion of our popular Connecting Circle series. While Connecting Circles are intimate gatherings for 6-12 women at the homes of some of our community’s top business leaders, Beyond the Circle events feature female leaders at sites that can host larger groups.

Additionally, Connecting Beyond the Circle will be offered to all WLC members registered as giving $500 or more annually to the Tulsa Area United Way. To confirm your giving information is correctly logged, please or refer to the form on the right.

The objective of this series is to provide members with opportunities to further develop their personal, professional, and community building skills with cutting edge topics. Attendees can still look forward to networking, mentoring advice, and professional development opportunities as well. 



 Advocacy 101: Making Connections with Local Legislators 
 More than 50 WLC members and guests attended the Connecting Beyond the Circle, Advocacy 101: Making Connections with Local Legislators, to learn about best practices and effective strategies for women to make meaningful connections with our local legislators. Pictured are, from left, Elizabeth Osburn, senior vice president of government affairs for the Tulsa Regional Chamber; Melodye Blancett, District 78 Representative; Dahlia Rainwater, WLC Event Committee; Carol Bush, District 70 Representative; Rachel Hutchings, WLC Event Committee; and TAUW Affinity Group Manager, Kate Starr.
 An Economic Case for STEM

 Advocacy 101 Boot Camp: How One Person Can Make a Difference
More than 40 WLC members and guests attended the most recent Connecting Beyond the Circle, Advocacy 101 Boot Camp: How One Person Can Make a Difference, for a discussion on how to effectively engage and advocate at the local and state level for laws and policy objectives. Pictured are, from left, Lisa McLarty, WLC Education Committee Chair; Amber England, Executive Director of Stand for Children Oklahoma; Suzanne Schreiber, Tulsa Public School Board of Education vice president and District 7 representative; WLC Chair Susan Crenshaw; and TAUW Affinity Group Manager Kate Starr. Our facilitators used examples of how to influence decisions on education in our city and state, but the tools they provided will translate to whatever issues we might seek to influence. 


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