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The Junior League of Ann Arbor is thrilled to host the 6th Annual Women in Leadership event!  Join us on Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:00 – 9:00 pm at The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor for an evening of shopping local vendors, 50/50 raffle, and networking with women who lead in the greater Detroit area. Light hors d’oervres and a cash bar will be available.

The event will feature a keynote address, followed by a panel of local leaders who will share tips, strategies and personal anecdotes about how to grow and thrive as leaders in our careers and communities.

The event will feature a keynote address, followed by a panel of local leaders who will share tips, strategies and personal anecdotes about how to grow and thrive as leaders in our careers and communities.

Click Here to: Buy Your Ticket to the Women in Leadership Event

Thank you to our sponsors!

Anjanette Stoltz & Friends:
Anjanette Stoltz, Arlene Paelke, Gretchen Zobel, Ingrid Heidelberg O’Rourke, Julie Beste-Walz, Lisa Herkimer-Walters, Lori Campbell Belanger, Lori Heidelberg, Mary Wisely, Veronica Nwagwu

JLAA Sustainers:
Christy Hoban, Erin Diviney, Jacqueline Silhanek, Kim Scartelli, Lynette Brice

Jamie Watt

Turner’s Nursery

Underground Printing, Bo Store

Event Details:
6:00 pm  Doors open for networking, hors d’oeuvres, and local vendor shopping
7:00 pm  Keynote will begin, followed by the panel discussion

Please reach out to: for any questions regarding the event.

Keynote address by: 

Tekisha Lee, CEO, DiverseNote

Tekisha Lee is the Founder and CEO of DiverseNote. Tekisha brings seventeen (17) years of experience in the development, implementation and management of curriculum and strategic plans in different technology industries for the purpose of introducing STEM to new audiences and for the development of workforce strategy. Her experience includes a strong understanding of and leadership in the areas of workforce development, economic development, job creation, technology, Federal government and social services for young adults and adults in a national as well as international capacity.
Tekisha Lee is the Founder and CEO of DiverseNote. DiverseNote is the career management, recruitment and retention platform (SaaS) for students and professionals from the all-inclusive diversity community and employers that seek the best of the world’s talent. DiverseNote tools assist employers with increasing their talent pipeline with competitive professionals from the all-inclusive diversity community while meeting EEO and corporate social responsibility standards. DiverseNote has over 2.5 Million users to date. In addition, DiverseNote Mobility is a national U.S. DOL Apprenticeship Program that is also approved by the U.S. Veterans Administration. DiverseNote Mobility creates the workforce of the future by providing credentialed training programs in cyber security, autonomous cars, front end development, HR, hospitality, machine learning and construction technology. Learn more about DiverseNote at www.

Panel discussion with:

Megan Ackroyd, CEO, Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery

Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery is led by Megan Ackroyd, grand-daughter of the bakery’s founders. Megan grew up working at the bakery for most of her childhood and adolescence. A graduate of Michigan State University in Supply Chain Management, she spent nearly a decade gaining corporate experience in a range of industries, before returning in 2009 to join the family business. She currently serves as Ackroyd’s President.

Jennyfer Crawford, Founder/Brand Manager, Ask Jennyfer

Jennyfer Crawford is a risk-taker. In 2014, she stepped out on her own to run her business – Ask Jennyfer – full-time. In many ways, she did so without a net. With about $1,500 in the bank, she forged ahead and grew a reputable brand marketing firm that now represents more than 250 small businesses and draws more than 12,000 guests to successful small business showcase events like All Things Detroit. “What inspires me most are fellow entrepreneurs or people who risk it all for something they believe in,” said Crawford. That’s precisely her story. Crawford, a recipient of Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 Under 40 and 2018 Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award winner, initially found her profession by accident. “I didn’t plan on this career,” said Crawford, a Detroit resident. “As I started to organize more events in and around Detroit, I became familiar with the challenges small business owners face. I learned different ways to overcome them and to build brand awareness. It became a passion and I wanted to work with other individuals just like me.”

Among other services, Ask Jennyfer conceptualizes, manages and executes the successful small business showcase All Things Detroit. After 6 years and many events, Ask Jennyfer has expanded: creating an online community – All Things Marketplace – and fostering collaboration among business owners nationwide through the brand, I Rep Small Businesses. She recently launched Conversations, an independent web series and Ask Jennyfer: The Podcast, two new projects devoted to shining a spotlight on small business owners and entrepreneurship. When she isn’t planning an event or advising clients, Crawford spends time volunteering for local charities, reading, traveling and teaching children about entrepreneurship as well.

Christine Lammers, Collective Founder and Leader, FemCity and Executive Director, Stella & Dot

Christine Lammers is a Entrepreneur, Business Coach, and Team Leader with Stella & Dot. She is also a loving wife and busy Mom to two teenage boys. As the first and only Executive Director and Founding Leader in the state of Michigan, she turned a small – accidental side gig into a full time passion. You’ve got a hair girl & a nail girl. Christine is proud to be your Jewelry Girl! She leads an International team of over 600 women who have sold over $12 million in jewels and accessories throughout the last nine years. She has been in the top 1% of the company for sales since she started and remains one of the top 25 Team Leaders globally due to her consistency year after year.

Christine is passionate about empowering women through their work, their community and their sense of self. She was a long time Active and Sustaining member of the Junior League of Ann Arbor – serving on the Executive Board for many years. It was through Junior League, Christine became aware of the importance of women connecting with other women and encouraging them to step outside their comfort zone. In addition to her business, she is very passionate about helping other local business women succeed. Earlier this year, she founded the Plymouth Collective of FemCity, an International Organization that caters to business women looking for an abundance of support, consistent uplifting vibes, and ways to share business building ideas that can work in any industry.

As Christine’s business has grown, so has the Stella & Dot collection. She now shares jewelry, bags, scarves, sunglasses and clothing with her customers across the country. So remember, if you need a gift or just like to shop, call Christine Lammers with Stella & Dot.