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PNW Lunch & Lead

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT


Have you ever been so discouraged you wanted to quit?

At this month’s Lunch and Lead, we will sit down with a panel of Northwest Indiana Women on the Rise honorees both past and present in honor of Women’s History Month!

Panelists will share their leadership journeys and discuss how they’ve built confidence and resiliency over the course of their careers. Join us for this empowering discussion!

  • Felicia Blakely is the executive pastor of High Praise Outreach Ministries. She has served in the role for 19 years. Blakely is married with five children. She has been a registered medical assistant for over 20 years and is currently finishing a registered nurse degree program. Blakely is a certified life coach and is the president and founder of the non-profit program Diamonds and Pearls Mentorship for girls, where she guides around 30 girls weekly and has around 50 girls enrolled. (2024 Honoree)
  • Joslyn Kelly is the owner and visionary of J’s Breakfast Club. She also owns Divine Strategy LLC, a conglomeration of services focused on building legacies while converting dreams into reality that include restaurant ownership, restaurant management, event planning and business development consulting. (2023 Honoree)
  • Gianna Zyla was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States in the late 90’s with her family. She is currently the Manager, Asset and Risk Management for supplemental gas (underground storage, liquified natural gas and propane) and regulating station assets for NiSource. (2024 Honoree)

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Presented by the Leadership Institute and Society of Innovators at PNW, Lunch and Lead is a free virtual speaker series designed to help community and business leaders develop knowledge and skills while raising awareness of best practices from other leaders across Northwest Indiana and beyond.



March 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT


Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest
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