About the Group

“I’m delighted to be a part of the Circles group; in a few short months it has already been very stimulating for me and I know there is tremendous potential for us to make a positive impact.” – Circles member Angela Cooper

Circles has a shared vision with the Women’s Fund, a community where every woman and girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential.

Circles Mission statement:
Circles is a diverse network of women leaders who support the mission of the Women’s Fund. Through Circles, women cultivate authentic relationships and leverage a community that supports and empowers each other.

Circles Inclusion Statement:
Women’s Fund Circles is intentional about creating a community that builds safe and affirming spaces to empower women of all identities.

Circles members can expect:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Relationships that will last well beyond the three years of active membership
  • To serve as an ambassador for Women and Girls in the community through work with the Women’s Fund

Circles members serve a 3-year term. Each class is greater than 15 but not larger than 30 members. The attendance requirement for membership is to attend 75% of the monthly meeting, committee meetings as needed, participation in a group project, and attendance in least two Women’s Fund events a year. In addition we require a $100 donation to the Women’s Fund, some scholarships are available.


Applications for 2018 are open now through August 18. Click here to apply.

Circles members are selected for three-year terms based on community involvement, contributions in their workplace and their vision for women in Omaha.

Steering Committee members are:

Emily Andres
Meg Davies
Krissy Hamm
Naomi Lyon
Jodie McGill
Jina Picarella
Ashlei Spivey
Meggan Thomas

Circles 2017 members are:

Haley Armstrong
Pauli Bishop
Tanishia Butler
Trisha Clark Meehan
Tonya Conley
Sarena Dacus
Amanda DeBoer
Carla DeVelder
Crystal Epstein
Andrea Faulkner
Beth Fink
Nadira Ford-Robbins
Evan Fullmer
Melissa Glenn
Kathryn Goodman
Stephanie Gould
Jennifer Green
Catherine Hall
Jasmine Harris
Jean Hartnett
Amy Holmes
Gwen Inglis-Steinfeld
Megan Jarosz
Shannon Jones
Liz Kerrigan
Nicole Konen
Amie Konwinski
Angela Lennon
Rachel Lewis
Kristen Lilla
Delaina Lindensmith
Jenn Locke
Marta Sonia Londono Mejia
Aubrey Mancuso
Teresa Mardesen
Emily McElravy
Gretchen McGill
Jaclyn McLaughlin
Lindsey Miltner
Sarah Mussoni
Jody Neathery-Castro
Emily Nohner
Alysia Radicia
Elsa Ramon-Moody
Sharon Robino-West
Melanie Rogge
Carrie Rosenberry
Sarah Ruttle
AshLynn Samuel
Laura Schoenrock
Sarah Sjolie
Tanya Spratt
Melissa Steffes
Barb Stratman
Quinn Texmo
Melissa Tibbits
Katie Triplett
Nichole Turgeon
Cornelia Vremes
Kristin Walsh
Jeanette Weber
Sarah Wengert
Paige Winkler
Megan Wright
Sakura Yodogawa-Campbell