The Plenary is an online community blog for PLEN alumnae and supporters to mentor, collaborate, and share essential professional and life lessons they’ve learned during and after their PLEN seminars.
I attended PLEN’s Women in Global Policy Seminar the summer after completing my junior year at the College of Saint Benedict. As soon as I entered a room full of diverse intelligent women, I knew all the sacrifices made to complete the funding for attending the seminar had been worth it. Every single one of … Continue reading Women Global Leaders Preparing to Run the World
The Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar in November was the second PLEN seminar I’ve attended, as I also attended the Women in STEM Policy seminar in January of 2017. Attending two seminars has been a really unique experience, and I benefited in so many ways from both, as well as being able to … Continue reading My Second Seminar: Finding Inspiration in Women Supporting Women Yet Again
PLEN gave Linnea Peterson the connections, information, and skills I need to begin a legal career.
Bright and early on a Saturday morning, I clocked in at my work-study job and opened the Student Union Info Desk. I walked throughout the building to unlock doors and check on event set-ups, and then sat down at a work table and pulled out my laptop. After having completed most of my tasks, I … Continue reading PLEN Equipped Me with the Tools and Connections to Be Successful
At the PLEN Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar, Alexa Kimmel learned how nonprofits and corporations can influence policy and politics.
Brenda Luna Macedo is a native Californian, and an intern with PLEN for the fall 2017 semester. In her first blog post, she shares what she has learned in DC so far.
In collaboration with Lynn and President Fox, the PLEN Chapter at St. Lawrence University hosted a dinner and dessert party at the President’s home, with a fitting title of “Bringing Women Leaders Together.” The guest speaker for the event was St. Lawrence University alumna, Erica Silver Dahl ‘93 who serves as Vice President of Public … Continue reading PLEN Chapter at St. Lawrence University Hosts “Bringing Women Leaders Together”
Being surrounded by powerful women at PLEN empowered Marlen Olmedo, a student at University of Utah, to think better of herself.
This month, Ash Ngu at The Pudding analyzed the gender breakdown of airtime on This American Life, arguably the most iconic radio program and podcast on the airwaves. Despite employing a majority-female staff, she found that men are getting more airtime than women. Ngu breaks the numbers down by contributors, interviewees, and guests. With Ngu’s … Continue reading An Ear for Equality: Our Favorite Women-Run Podcasts
When I found out about the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) seminar the summer of 2015, I was excited. I was googling women’s conferences and I found this one. I declared my Women’s Studies major in January 2015, and I wanted to build myself up as a woman leader in my community. I felt one … Continue reading PLEN: A Whirlwind of Experiences