Due to COVID-19 and with the health and safety of our community at heart, all Circles activities will be paused for the remainder of 2020. As a result of this pause, we will not be adding a new class next year but rather restarting efforts in January 2021 with the current cohort. If you have any questions, please contact Erin McArthur.
Circles is a diverse network of professional women who support the mission of the Women’s Fund of Omaha to improve the lives of women and girls in our community while creating a space where women can build authentic relationships with one another.
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 three-year term with applications opening in July. Each class is greater than 15 but not larger than 30 members. The attendance requirement for membership is to attend 75% of the monthly meetings, 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.
“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 members are selected for three-year terms based on community involvement, contributions in their workplace and their vision for women in Omaha.
Jenny Sharrick, President
Megan Jarosz, Alum Relations
Tsui Ling Toomer Martin
Anayeli Martinez Real
Ashley Rae Turner
Krystal Vuong Wegner