Meetings start at 9am the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Enjoy time for networking, empowerment, discussion, and the skills and connections you need to grow your business on your terms. We look forward to having you join us!
2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(Don't forget you can stay up to date with upcoming meetings as well as all the conversation throughout the month in our private Facebook group.)
October 10, 2017 - 9am
Authentic Living: Signposts, Roadblocks and Your Internal GPS
“You are so authentic” is my favorite compliment to receive. Authentic living is where we find our joy; and the Universe conspires with us on this journey. There are signposts and roadblocks along the way to guide each of us, yet sometimes we need to look in the rear view mirror to see them.
We are all equally endowed with all we need to reach the destination – sometimes with scars and after several detours – of authentic living. The destination is well worth the journey.
Susan and George (former Mayor) Heartwell have been married for nearly 47 years and have learned to support one another on various paths, honoring their differences and remaining committed to their life partnership. They have three grown children and six grands.
Susan’s career has been focused on advocating for children in our community. She was a teacher and administrator of pre-school programs while her children were young. Crime victims then became her focus and she worked for nearly 10 years with the Office of the Kent County Prosecuting Attorney’s Victim/Witness Program. This involvement led to Susan’s role in the establishment of the Children’s Assessment Center, a multi-disciplinary agency responding to allegations of child sexual abuse, where she served on the board and then as Executive Director for over 9 years. The latest chapter in Susan’s career was serving for 9 years as Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, working to link community resources to the needs of the youth of Grand Rapids Public Schools.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College and a Masters in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. Susan has served on several community boards including Spectrum Health, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, The Grand Rapids Symphony, Saint Cecilia Music Center, Michigan’s Children, The Children’s Assessment Center and The Dispute Resolution Center.
Some of Our Past Speakers
Our goal is to bring a diverse group of women who are influencers and thought leaders to speak to inspire, educate, and challenge you! Here are some of our past speakers - thank you for sharing your gifts!
Accepting Speaker Proposals Now
Are you an unstoppable woman who has something to share that will help other women grow and prosper? We want to hear from you! Every year we review all the applications we receive for speaker applications and choose 6 women to speak to the group. To get started, click on the link below to go to our speaker application page!