Presented by: Diana Coleman, Lecturer
April 5, 2017
Dinner meeting from 5:15PM - 7:30PM
Is Your Risk Taking Helping You Flourish?
Join Diana Coleman, lecturer and writer, for a provocative presentation and interactive discussion about women’s beneficial risks. Fascinated by how one defines a risk and interested in women’s risk-taking stories, Diana interviewed a variety of women around the US and internationally, about overcoming challenges and taking risks. Her future book portrays stories of women who are achieving their passions by taking diverse, new risks at age 50+, their second half of life—from roller derby skating at 70—to adopting two children as a single mom—to donating a kidney to a stranger. Diana will share some stories and inspire attendees of all ages to think about how they define risk, risks taken, and future ambitions
A risk-taking woman in her 60s with over thirty-five years of public speaking, marketing, nonprofit organization administration and fundraising experience, Diana formerly raised $200+ million with teams globally for education, health, international aid and the environment, with nonprofit organizations, including Save the Children and the University of California, Berkeley. Diana’s work has taken her to Ethiopia, Egypt, Jordan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Guatemala. She is currently involved with educating girls and women’s microenterprise programs in Kenya—portrayed in her story Glimpses of Kenya from a Mzungu Woman in the 2015 Goose River Anthology. A former career counselor at American University, Washington, DC, Diana also taught “Nonprofit Management” at JFK University, California. She received an undergraduate degree from Russell Sage College, Troy, New York and a master’s degree from American University. Originally from Massachusetts, she lived thirty years in San Francisco and now lives in Rockland, Maine.
Please register before Friday, March 31 at 12pm to ensure a spot for this engaging topic.
Bring a friend and enjoy networking with women from the Midcoast chapter of the Maine Women’s Network.