Get Lunch and Inspiration

Above: Jackie Norris will provide a glimpse into how she’s successfully pursued her passions through her professions.

Our favorite annual speaker series, Chrysalis Conversations, kicks off Wednesday, March 28, with Jackie Norris, whose talk will be “The Possibilities Are Endless.” She certainly has lived that concept; The president and CEO of Goodwill of Central Iowa has a long list of impressive accomplishments in public service, education and government, including serving as Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, President Barack Obama’s Iowa campaign manager, a teacher here and in Rome, and executive director of the Points of Light Corporate Institute. Read more about Norris in this article from the dsm archives.

On April 25, Rowena Crosbie, president of Tero International, will share insights from her new book, “Your Invisible Toolbox: The Technological Ups and Interpersonal Downs of the Millennial Generation.” She’ll provide practical advice on that generation’s approach to work and life. Then, on May 30, you can hear how Jennie Baranczyk, Drake University’s women’s basketball coach, expects and exhibits accountability in all areas of her life. To learn more about how Baranczyk has brought the Bulldog women’s program to a new era of glory days, read this story from dsm.  

Each talk will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wakonda Club. Tickets are $40 per person and include lunch. For more information or to buy tickets, go to the Chrysalis website.  

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