Filling in the Gaps: How League Leadership Roles Make Your Resume Complete

By: Alexis Kollay D’Ettorre When you recently became the executive leader of a national women’s membership organization and you credit much of your professional development to leadership roles in the Junior League of Indianapolis, it’s clear your choice to serve the League was well worth it. Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Chi Omega and JLI…

Teamwork makes Leadership Work!

By: Karen Metzger Teamwork is a critical component of every aspect of the Junior League- promoting volunteerism, developing women, and improving our community.  JLI leaders consistently report that strengthening their teamwork skills through the Junior League trains them for personal and professional life and increases the JLI’s performance in community projects.  It’s a domino effect:…

JLI Leadership Leads to Professional Success

By: Angela Raab In 2014, with no degree in adult education and no experience in a corporate training environment, I landed my dream career: Director of Agent Development and Technology Advancement for the F.C. Tucker Company.  I fully attribute landing my dream job to my leadership experience with the JLI. I was a reluctant JLI…

A Recipe for Leadership Success

By: Ali Norman In late 2015, Junior League of Indianapolis members were asked to participate in a triennial survey to help shape the future of the League. It was the first time in recent history that we have taken on such a large survey, but the project was an important one, as we knew the…

Leadership = Engagement in the JLI

By: Julie Bullard It may be surprising to some to learn that I consider myself an introvert but it is absolutely true. I don’t like large groups, I don’t like speaking in front of others, and I don’t like networking events where you have to make small talk. Joining the JLI was a challenging experience…

Women & Leadership

By: Christina Davis It’s long been long believed that women are meant to serve in submissive or nurturing roles within our communities, while men serve at the helm of powerful industries and organizations. In more recent times, women have been striving toward more leadership oriented roles in various capacities. For example, Sheryl Sandberg is not only the author…

My First Year in League

By: Libby Simmons I recently finished my first year as a Provisional in Junior League and I thought I’d re-cap my first year for new and prospective members. The first year in the League flew by and I made so many new friends and connections. The program is set up so that Provisionals have a…

#TransferTuesday

Hi there! My name is Kayla Ernsberger and I’m a recent transfer member to the Junior League of Indianapolis! I wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself on this #TransferTuesday post! I transferred from the Junior League of South Bend, which had ~100 active members. I recently wrapped up my term on the Board…

Prepping for Spring

Spring is almost here, right? Between the roller coaster weather and the normal hubbub of life, bad cases of spring and/or cabin fever are popping up all over the place – yourself, co-workers, children. The big question is, “What can we do to get ready for spring?” ● Spring cleaning: It can be as quick and easy…

Junior League of Indianapolis awards $100,000 in grants JLI has awarded $100,000 in Community Assistance Grants to local non-profit organizations. The JLI’s Community Assistance Grants provide critical funding to non-profit organizations which work within the JLI’s interest area of preparing students for academic success. The JLI has awarded more than $1 million in Community Assistance Grants since…

2016 Recruitment Kick Off

The Membership Recruitment Committee kicked off 2016 with a yoga class where 11 prospective new members practiced with 5 committee members at Invoke Wellness Center. Stevie was our teacher, and she led us in a series of sun salutations and warrior poses. After class finished, Laura Burns discussed the provisional experience while everyone enjoyed some…