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.
When I stepped out of Dulles International Airport, my first thought was that it had to be at least 10 degrees warmer than Vermont. My second was, ‘I can’t believe this is actually happening.’ I first heard of PLEN when a friend forwarded an email from our school’s Center for Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship … Continue reading Feeling Lost, Feeling Found: What PLEN Taught Me About Finding the “Right” Path
The PLEN Women and Congress seminar provided Chiquita Jackson with resources that she needs to make an impact and a legacy as a future public official.
Seminar: Women Unlocking Nonprofits (2016)Occupation: Intake Coordinator, St. Anne'sEducation: MSW, University of Southern California; BA, Psychology and Sociology, Mount Saint Mary's University (PLEN Member) As a high school student at Saint Mary’s Academy in Los Angeles, Mitzuky was ready to pursue a career in health. She participated in a Health Careers Program that allowed her … Continue reading Mitzuky Orellana
At PLEN, McKenzie was inspired to continue to pave the way for future generations of women.
At PLEN, Madeline found a strong and supportive community of women that reaffirmed her goals to move to DC.
My experience at the Public Leadership Education Network’s (PLEN) Women in Health Policy seminar was inspirational, empowering, and offered invaluable experience and knowledge that I plan to pass on to the next generation of women leaders on the TWU campus. This three-day seminar was packed with opportunities to learn from and interact with, women leading … Continue reading From One Generation to the Next to the Next
As a senior, PLEN provided Grace Wetzel with essential skills and connections to help her launch her post-grad career.
At the Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar, Daniela learned that there are opportunities for practicing law outside of the courtroom.
Thanks to the PLEN, Karla is now aware of the endless opportunities for women interested in advocating on behalf of immigrants and/or other disadvantaged groups.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “If you're going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers.” For most of my life, I attempted impacting positive change exclusively through community service. Whether it was collecting donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation with my family or collecting signatures for causes I believed … Continue reading A RePLENishing Experience