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…

Month In Review: January

With the buzz and busyness of the holidays settling down, the Junior League of Indianapolis continued being active! A training workshop for members provided insight into league iversity, equity, and inclusion. Members were able to have dialogue around the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion when a crisis hits.  To continue promoting community volunteerism, members…

Leadership Q&A: Nicole McCulloch

  This month as part of our Q&A with JLI Leadership we are featuring Nicole McCulloch.  Nicole currently holds the leadership role of Provisional Committee Co-Chair and Secretary.  Nicole has been with the league since 2003 and has held multiple leadership positions.  We asked Nicole some questions about her experience and being a part of…

Holiday Mart Recruitment Event

Thank you to everyone who attended the recruitment event at Holiday Mart! On November 19th, 17 potential new members joined members of the Recruitment Committee to learn more about the Junior League of Indianapolis and its largest fundraiser. The participants heard some information about the JLI, membership, and how to apply. Then, Chairs of the…

The Year of You

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016! As we prepare to ring in the New Year, are you looking to change how you live, perhaps with diet and exercise? Are you hoping to better yourself personally – limit screen time, spend more time with your family and friends, do more charity work? Or perhaps it’s time for a…

Month in Review: December

After a busy November, the JLI continued to provide members with opportunities in growth and voluntarism.  Members were able to attend a training on practical advancement for female leaders.  Michelle Janssen, Wabash Dean of Advancement, was the guest speaker. Attendees learned tools to develop and strengthen their leadership. During the holiday season, JLI members had…