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Pass the Torch for Women Monthly Mentoring Chat


Julie Petr, Executive Director of Pass the Torch for Women Foundation, hosts a monthly mentoring chat with business and community leaders.

Apr 19, 2016

Nancy Shepard - Founder and Executive Director of Indiana Women in Need Foundation, a statewide non-profit breast cancer agency dedicated to assisting women and men undergoing breast cancer treatment, chats with Julie Petr about leadership.

 

Guest Bio

Nancy Shepard is an experienced professional with 16 years in non-profit management, 12 years in medical sales, and 22 years as a registered nurse. She excels in building critical customer relationships, non-profit fundraising and management, and patient care across varied specialties, including oncology, surgery, and endoscopy. 

Nancy is the Founder and Executive Director of the Indiana Women in Need Foundation, a statewide non-profit breast cancer agency dedicated to assisting women and men undergoing breast cancer treatment. In 2000, Nancy received the Way Out Award in recognition of her contributions in diversity, leadership, service, goodwill, and business innovation.

 

Nancy's Advise to a First Time Leader

  • Educate yourself about leadership
  • Internalize what you’ve learned
  • Personalize what you’ve learned about leadership

 

Thoughts on Mentorship

  • Find a Mentor
  • Share your vision
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions

 

Character Traits Required for Success

  • Honesty & Intergrity – help you stay true to your mission
  • Visionary – willingness to adapt and collaborate to share your vision
  • Good Interpersonal Skills – ability to engage in one to one relationships

 

Indiana Women in Need Foundation

  • Inspired to start the foundation by observing the physical and financial burdens suffered by a friend with cancer
  • Addressing needs that weren’t being met for those undergoing cancer treatment
  • Using her nursing skills and passion for wellness to establish the foundation

 

The Phrase She Lives By

Be the change you want to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi

 

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