The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? Is it because more women work part time than men do? Or is it because women have more caregiving responsibilities? And what, exactly, does gender bias have to do with paychecks? 

The pay gap is one of the most pressing issues for women today. 

Join Professional Women of McLean County as we welcome Gena Glover, Director of Philanthropy at YWCA McLean County for a presentation on this important topic!

What’s On Your Plate?

Finding it hard to follow a healthy diet for you, your family and those you care for? Whether you are trying to manage your weight or improve your health, it can be a chore with the abundance of food choices available and our hectic lifestyles.

PWMC is proud to bring back Kim McClintick for a second time – is it your first time seeing Kim speak? You’re in for a treat!

As a registered dietician Kim will give you direction on how to build a healthy plate while providing easy and economical ways to include more foods that are good for your health and your weight.

We’ll see you on Tuesday, March 14 at 11:45am. Come early to grab a seat, lunch and network! Don’t forget your business cards, too!

Kim McClintick, MS, RD, LDN

As the dietitian for the Center for Healthy Lifestyles, Kim speaks throughout the community in schools, businesses, community organizations, support groups and conferences on a variety of health and wellness topics.

Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in public health administration from Drake University. Kim has been published in numerous trade journals and magazines, including the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

She has appeared in a series of education videos for corporate wellness programs and is also featured in a national educational video through Learning Zone Express titled, “Obesity in a Bottle.”

She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Central Illinois Dietetics Association. Kim is the recipient of the 2009 Public Health Award from the McLean County Board of Health. Kim has worked for OSF St. Joseph since 2000.

The Heart of It

Join Professional Women of McLean County for lunch on Valentine’s Day! 

We are thrilled to welcome Emilie Shoop back to our group again this February. Emotional Intelligence (EI) compentencies are at the HEART of effective workplace relationships and productivity. They provide an integrated set of skills that support highly effective, fast reacting and innovative organizations. Exercise your EI and give it a boost at this mini workshop. 

Emilie Shoop is a dynamic, thoughtful and engaging professional. She is the Full Throttle Leadership Coach, Team Culture Creator and founder of ShoopTC. Recently, Emilie became a Dale Carnegie Consultant, adding to her arsenal of skills. 

Emilie can help you see people in a unique way – bridging the gap from old and new, then and now, getting by and enjoying success.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 14 for a Valentine’s lunch that will boost your workplace (and perhaps even your personal) relationships!

Culture, ya can’t live without it!

Join Professional Women of McLean County for a panel discussion with the leaders at Four Seasons Association in Bloomington, Illinois. This group has successfully instituted a major cultural shift in their organization. This shift affects all levels of their organization and has had a direct impact on the membership of the health association.

Prepare your questions for this impressive group of leaders and be ready to take away great tools and ideas to put into practice immediately!

RSVP is due by Monday, January 9 at 10:00am

Eat dessert first!

Join Professional Women of McLean County in December as we celebrate another great year. The December meeting will be purely networking and fun! The board will be supplying some festive treats as well as our usual appetizers and wine. We will be introducing the 2017 Board of Directors AND making a big announcement about 2017! The meeting is free to both members and all guests!

You do t want to miss us in December, plan to be there!