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Wonder Woman Wednesday

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We invite you to join us to learn more about women and leadership. Every Wednesday in March 2023 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST., we will be offering a complimentary webinar in celebration of Women's History Month. 


This series was created in collaboration with the community development program through Medina County Extension, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Theme:  We Rise by Lifting Others

"We rise by lifting others." - Robert Ingersoll*

As women leaders, we can individually make a positive impact.  However, when women choose to support other women's success through collaboration and promotion, we can change the world.  Learn how our slate of women leaders have become successful and who the people were in their lives that lifted them up and believed in their capabilities.   

Objectives of Wonder Woman Wednesday 

  • Build a support network 
  • Place to share experiences 
  • Develop your understanding of Women's Leadership 

 *Ingersoll strongly advocated equal rights for blacks and women. He defended Susan B. Anthony from hecklers when she spoke in Peoria; when every hotel in the city refused to house Frederick Douglass, he welcomed him into his home. 



March 1

Joy Zhao, Ph.D., Finding Joy Coaching

March 8

Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, Provost at The Ohio State University 

March 15

Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D., Rosetti Enterprises LLC

March 22  

Kathy Lechman, Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University

March 29   

Cathann Kress, Ph.D., Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University


Questions? Please contact Kyle White (, Kathy Lechman ( or Beth Flynn (

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Jennifer Pettibone at or 614-292-3114. Requests made 10 days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.  In person workshops venues are wheelchair accessible.  Automated captions will be available to all virtual participants and the Zoom platform is accessible.  Click here for the accessibility form.