arting April 24, the Wallace Centers of Iowa will host a series of monthly lunch conversations with local women who are breaking new ground in the workplace and community. The leadership lunches will be held at the Wallace House, 756 16th Street, Des Moines.
April 24: Kirsten Anderson, advocate, trainer and consultant Anderson became an advocate for those facing workplace harassment after she was fired in 2013 for complaining about sexual harassment when she worked for the legislature's Senate Republican caucus.
May 29: Beth Shelton, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Shelton will explain how she initiated an "infants at work" policy at the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. Parents can bring their babies to work every day for up to six months.
June 26: Antoinette Stevens, cybersecurity analyst, Principal, and executive director, Reboot Iowa A computer science graduate of the University of Georgia, Stevens will share her story of finding her way to Iowa and her efforts to help low-income adults transition to new careers in IT through coding.
Held in the spring and fall, the leadership lunch series is intended to promote understanding of current issues in the community, connection to local resources, and inspiration from area leaders. Past programs have focused on food and hunger, cultural diversity, leadership skills, and civility.
The cost for each lunch is $20. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Deborah Boyer at 515-243-7063 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the Wallace Centers at wallace.org.