Confident Women of Character Series

The Confident Women of Character Series is is an exclusive benefit for international alumnae dues payers and Life Loyal members by providing monthly webinars around Gamma Phi Beta’s member competencies. These virtual seminars allow members to share their passions with fellow sisters, using their expertise to inspire conversation and connection with women at all stages of life.

Whether you are just graduating or are looking to retire from a career, there’s something in our series for you. Pay your international alumnae dues or join Life Loyal today so that you can participate in the upcoming webinars!

Already in good standing?

Members in good standing can find the most up-to-date Confident Women of Character Series registration by logging in to their member profile and navigating to Member > My Profile > Gamma Phi Involvement and History > Confident Women of Character Series.  

For questions about the Confident Women of Character Series, international alumnae dues and Life Loyal, email alumnae@gammaphibeta.org.

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 6 p.m. MT

Hoping, and Preparing, for the Best
Presented by Ann Logue (Northwestern) 

In her presentation, Ann Logue (Northwestern), an accomplished writer specializing in business and finance, will cover the basics of emergency and retirement funds over a lifetime: how to set them up, how to manage them, and how you use them when an emergency arises or when you enter retirement.

Everyone will need these two basic types of accounts if they don’t already have them. Gamma Phi Beta sisters in all stages of life will be able to take away helpful tips from Ann Logue in this engaging presentation focused on hoping and preparing, for the best.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 6 p.m. MT

The Psychology of Money
Presented by Alyse Pflanz (Nebraska-Kearney) 

Are you an anxious investor or a cash-spending gambler? Did you know your mind can play tricks on you that make saving money difficult? Learn how the meaning of money impacts your financial decision-making, identify how you view and value money to maximize happiness, overcome psychological barriers that disrupt everyday financial success, and explore psychological tips that empower you to save money.

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Past Webinars

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 6 p.m. MT

Creating Your Legacy
Presented by Ed Sandifer, Planned and Major Gifts Officer at the Indianapolis Zoo 

Wednesday, November 29
6 p.m. MT

Developing Your Personal Style

Presented by: Amanda Bernard (Loyola-New Orleans)

Fashion lover and content creator Amanda Bernard wants you to love what you wear. In this session, she will share her own style journey and tips and tricks for evolving your own style no matter what phase of life you are in. 

Wednesday, November 1
6 p.m. MT

The Brand Called You

Presented by: Brandi Boatner (Loyola-New Orleans)

What is a personal brand and why is it important? Personal branding is the way you market yourself and how you determine your values to tell your story. Our brand is not what we make but what others make of us. This session will provide a meaningful understanding of who you are, what your brand stands for, and solid positioning that reflects your vision, values, purpose, and culture to share in online and offline interactions. 

Wednesday, October 4
6 p.m. MT

Title Not Found: Finding Your Voice

Presented by: Sierra Pollard (Florida)

By ingeniously infusing the principles of design thinking and innovation, this session offers a refreshing and dynamic approach to personal growth. Attendees will explore the significance of authenticity and learn how to utilize design thinking techniques to surmount challenges like imposter syndrome and self-doubt. Through interactive discussions and engaging activities, participants will acquire practical strategies for effective communication, adeptly advocating for their ideas, and embodying self-assurance...

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 6:00 pm MT

Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™- Creating a Culture of Kindness
Presented by: Barbara Glanz (Kansas)

As we become more technologically advanced, busier. and more stressed than ever before, especially since the Pandemic and all the changes in our work environments; we often don’t even notice the opportunities around us every day to be kind. Our workplaces, our cities, and our homes are in desperate need of more simple kindness and caring, and amazingly, research shows that everyone act of kindness leads to four more.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

The Business of Language and the Power of Words 
Presented by: Brandi Boatner (Loyola-New Orleans)

In today’s digital landscape, communication has never been more paramount. Words can shape our beliefs, behaviors, feeling, opinions and ultimately our actions. When it comes to language and persuasion, it’s not what you say, but what people hear. Perception is often times reality. This session will look at the power of words and how what we say and the way we say it can define who we are and highlight our personal brand. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. MT

Me Version 3.0 – Always reinventing ourselves – Let’s embrace it!
Presented by: Tiffany Payton Jameson (Chapman)

We have different stages of our lives, and along those stages, we take on multiple identities. Entrepreneurs, Partners, Parents, Empty-Nester – But we are so much more.

In this session, we will explore getting out of our comfort zone and exploring new identities as we move into different stages of our lives. We will discuss recognizing when you are entering a new stage, what may be holding you back, and how to embrace the change and charge forward. 

Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m. MT

Be Yourself: The Winning SCoRe
Colleen Hauk (California State-Fullerton)

From a young age, you were likely instructed about the value of being yourself. Yet, perhaps when you were being yourself, you stood out too much or seemed too different from others. Is it possible to truly be yourself and achieve the goals and other outcomes you desire? Absolutely! In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use “The Winning SCoRe” as a tool to be yourself and win at work and life. 

Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6 p.m. MT
Fully live on purpose with Purpose…Wellness from the inside out!
Jamie Crosbie (Kansas) and Candice Westphal (Kansas)

Join Jamie and Candice as they lead alumnae members through their session focusing on:

  • Understanding the role mindset plays in overall wellness
  • Learning techniques to grow your mindset as it aligns with your personal character
  • Engage in exercises to help you fully live with intention and meaning
  • Explore ways to take control of your wellness - heart, soul, mind, body 

Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6 p.m. MT
Living Life Xtra: Permission to try on life with unapologetic confidence
Christina Glickman (Kansas)

Christina will be sharing with us how to audit your life with "The Ick Test" and why it’s her lifeline to protecting her energy.

She will discuss:

  • The ICK Test, what it is and how to protect your energy
  • Throwing out hustle culture to find what truly makes you happy
  • The art of creating space for yourself
  • Getting clear on your priorities and taking back your calendar

April 21, 2022, at 6 p.m. MT
Setting the Tone: Communication on Digital Platforms
Sloane Haines (Florida State)

Texting, social media posts, emails and even memes are all ways people communicate these days. But talking through text allows things to get lost in translation as there’s no body language, facial expression or tone. And when there are character limitations, how can you tell the full story in 280 characters or less?  In this webinar, we focus on Gamma Phi Beta’s member competency of communication. Specifically, focusing on how to have a thoughtful, engaging conversation in this ever-changing digital age.

March 17, 2022, at 6 p.m. MT
Assertive not Aggressive
Ann Kerian (North Dakota)

When people converse in clear, honest and direct ways and respect the feelings and thoughts of others, the communication becomes the foundation for strong and healthy relationships that can withstand conflict and problems. Assertive communication is a skill that can be learned, but for many people, it takes practice. There are specific communication techniques that enhance managing the challenges of working with and living with others. Join March's Confident Women of Character Series webinar to continue building upon Gamma Phi Beta's member competency of communication. 

February 17, 2022, at 6 p.m. MT
February: Communication Required: How to Present Your Ideas Powerfully and Inspire Others to Action
Ashley Lang (Northern Iowa) 

Gamma Phi Beta’s member competency of communication discusses being prepared, thoughtful, engaged and reflective. We need to be prepared by knowing ourselves, thoughtful with how others think, feel, get inspired and act, engaged in motivating and influencing others and reflective in taking meaning from each day.

This all begins with how we send and receive messages. Communication is required in life. Spend some time intentionally exploring how you can make your communication clear and relevant to your audience. 

Future Webinar Topics

Do you have a topic you would like to see presented or would you like to present? Email Alumnae Engagement Manager Carrie Loveless. All webinars must align with Gamma Phi Beta’s member competencies and strategic priorities.