Applications Are Now Open for Circles Class 13

Circles isn’t just a networking group, it’s a vibrant community of leaders and changemakers. For more than a decade, Women’s Fund Circles members have helped to advance the mission of our organization and amplified our work in the community. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm on July 31, 2024.

Please join us for Inner Circle, our Annual Friend-Raiser on Thursday, July 25

Curious to learn more about Circles or the Women’s Fund? Join us for appetizers, drinks and an update on all things impacting gender equity in our community! Learn about the benefits of being a Circles member and how to apply. Tickets are $35 per person or two for $60 so bring a friend!

Interested in meeting virtually with the Circles Leadership Team for coaching on your application? Online meeting times are available on July 18 and July 22. Email us at  for more details!

A community full of support and empowerment.

Circles is a diverse network of professionals who support the mission of the Women’s Fund to improve the lives of all women, girls and anyone facing gender-based oppression in our community while creating a space where members can build authentic relationships with one another.

Shared Vision

Circles has a shared vision with the Women’s Fund, a community where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Circles Mission Statement

Circles is a diverse network of leaders who support the mission of the Women’s Fund. Through Circles, members 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 bold and affirming spaces to create authentic relationships and develop leadership for individuals that face gender-based oppression (this includes cis and trans women as well as nonbinary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.)

Circles members can expect:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Project work that advances the mission of the Women’s Fund and your own personal passions
  • Relationships that will last well beyond the three years of active membership
  • To serve as an ambassador for women, girls and anyone facing gender-based oppression 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 55 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 yearly $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 all women in Omaha.

Megan Falke, President
Maria Miranda, Vice President
Bekah Jerde, Legacy
Lisa Schulze, Women’s Fund Liaison
Ally Karsyn
Caitlin Osborn
Chris Cady-Jones
Dasia Horne
Giovanni Jones
Kathryn Thompson
Kelly Nielsen

Kelsey Arends
Latina Jackson
Leressa Jordan Joiner
Mel Sytsma
Mynesha Spencer
Nicole Paul
Rachel Vaca-Lubischer
Rebecca Langle
Sheena Helgenberger
Tracy Hightower-Henne
Yuri Doku

Abby Hughes
Alisha Shelton
Ally Sophia Karsyn
Amanda McGill Johnson
Amanda Sirian
Ameshia Doll-Weier
Andi Curry Grubb
Angel Starks
Anna Oyer
April M Basile
Aprille Phillips
Armalita Dosseh
Bekah Jerde
Bre-Anna White
Caitlin Finn
Caitlin Osborn
Callie Kanthack
Candide Villard-Santiago
Chelsea Souder
Christina Cutucache
Christine Arellano
Christine Cady-Jones
Cinthia I. Sanchez Orozco
Claudia Granillo
Claudia Munoz-Najar
Cleo Zagurski
Courtney Mattern
Crystal Vaught
Dafnis Delgado
Darcy Covert
Dasia Horne
Dawni Freeman
Dayana Hurtado
Deborah Dancer
Denise Blaya Powell
Devin Owens
Deziree Medina
Diana Hernandez-Granillo
Diana Rogel
Diane Amdor

Dominique Whitehead
Dr. DérNeciaPhillips
Elle Lien
Emma Johnson
Emma Poulas
Erin Burke
Erin Fairchild
Farah Greenwald
Gabriela Pedroza
Gina Ponce
Gina Tranisi
Giovanni Jones
Halley Taylor
Iris Servellon
Itzel Lopez
Jaimee Trobough
Jessi Hitchins
Jordan Greiser
K.D. Thompson
Karen Klingberg
Karishma Reddy
Katherine Griffen
Kathryn Thompson
Katie B Temple
Katie Panton
Keli Wragge
Kelly Nielson
Kelsey Arends
Kelsey Witherspoon
Keri Menage
Kirsten Ipock
Kirsten Koba
Laressa Joiner
Latina Jackson
Lauren Micek Vargas
Lizzie Hudson
Lizzie Mensinger
Lucia Pedroza
Magdalena Betancourt
Maria Miranda
Mariela Bahena

Mary K Ensz
Megan Falke
Melissa Belle Sytsma
Mimi Arabalo
Monica Meier
Morghan Price
Mynesha Spencer
Natalia Tu
Nereida Rojas Lopez
Nicky Clark
Nicole Paul
Nicole Robinson
Paula Wilson
Rachel Vaca-Lubisher
Rebecca Armstrong Langle
Rosey Higgs
Rowena Cage
Sapphire Andersen
Sara Bharwani
Sara Bristol
Sarah Dee Hollibaugh
Sarah Phelps
Sarah Smolen
Shameah Sayed
Sheena Helgenberger
Sheila Karpf
Shereece Dendy-Sanders
Stephanie Kidd
Summer Woolsey
Sydney Jo Embray
Taylor Daniels
Tinya Nielsen
Toccara Nicole Steele
Toni Goins-Brockman
Toni Monette
Tracy Hightower-Henne
Tricia Keck
Vanessa Martinez-Hernandez
Victoria Lynch
Yuriko Doku