Upcoming Events

    • May 12, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Who We Are and What We're Up To!

    There are two kinds of people in the world, those who are members of MBC, and those who will be. This week we'll be celebrating our survival of a "challenging" year, and putting that in context for what's gone before and what comes next. Bring your coffee* and breakfast taco** and play your part in our collective story.

    About our speaker:

    Why, that's youMBC members (and future members) are vibrant and energetic, committed to their careers and their communities, learning from anyone and sharing with everyone.

    If you're a member, you already know that, and if you aren't, come on by and see for yourself!

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    * coffee is optional, whatever helps you wake up is fine.

    ** taco also optional, whatever you need to get your blood sugar up.


    • May 12, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom after our meeting

    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by [Bill Gates]How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

    by Bill Gates. Plan to join fellow MBC members for lively discussions in a relaxed atmosphere.

    8:30 on Zoom after our May 12th meeting.

    • May 19, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Disrupting the Cycle of Poverty, Two Generations at a Time

    Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. No mother should have to make the untenable choice between investing in herself and her children. Families can dream what is possible when they are able to bring all of their identities to bear in pursuit of their goals.

    Jeremiah’s proven, holistic approach begins with establishing a supportive community for single mothers to pursue a career-track, college education. Through a combination of quality early childhood education, a safe and affordable place to live, and empowerment and life skills training, families find stability and a path out of poverty.

    About our speaker:

    A graduate of University of Texas, Deirdre Anderson has over two decades of experience directing fundraising efforts at non-profits. For the past five years she has been Director of Development at Jeremiah Program, more than doubling revenues in the first four years. She has served similar roles at Arc of Texas, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Central Texas, among others, and has served as Board President of the Austin chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

    • May 26, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    About our speaker:

    Christina Canales Gorczynski is the Executive Director of Impact Austin, a dynamic women’s collective giving organization that cultivates collective wisdom and strength to transform ourselves and our communities. Christina is also a licensed attorney and certified mediator with the State Bar of Texas.

    Previously, Christina served as a Program Officer at the Simmons Foundation, specializing in advocacy and reproductive health. Prior to that, she was the Principal Consultant at First Person LLC, a Texas-based consulting firm specializing in advocacy and capacity building for nonprofits, private foundations and social enterprises. Christina started her career serving as the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area, and to this day, will ask you if you are registered to vote within five minutes of meeting you.

    For her work empowering women and girls to seek equity through education and advocacy, Christina was named an “Inspiring Latina” by Latina Magazine, honored for youth and online engagement by the League of Women Voters of the US, received the Young Alumni Award from her alma mater Beloit College, and selected for an Equal Justice Works public interest law fellowship.

    Christina never walks away from a tough fight and she's spent her life advocating for vulnerable communities, especially people living with disabilities and LGBTQ folks. Christina currently serves on the City of Austin's LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission, on the Southwest Angels Network (SWAN) board of directors, and is a member of the Hispanic Impact Fund and Women's Fund at the Austin Community Foundation and Impact100 Houston.

    Christina holds a BA in Women’s Studies from Beloit College in Wisconsin, a JD/MBA from the University of Houston and a Nonprofit Finance Certificate from Rice University. Christina is a graduate of Leadership Houston (Class 30) and the Leadership Texas Power Pipeline program.

    Christina lives in Austin and her free time is filled with fun, friendship, yoga, playing outdoors and her beloved partner, Ms. Brett Merfish.
     

    • June 02, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Upcoming Speakers in June

    Our speakers are always engaging, informative, and insightful (and often inciteful). Our members are too! Become a member and make MBC your midweek pick-me-up every week.

     June 2nd Patti Tauber  

    Aging in Central Texas 

     June 9th  Mikki Marinelli  The Fooled Brain 
     June 16th Dana de Beauvoir  Travis County Elections 
     June 23rd Jenny Sevilla  Austin Border Relief Volunteers 
     June 30th Kelley Russell-DuVarney  Empathy and Assertiveness 
    • June 09, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom after our meeting

    The Genie in Your Genes

    by Dawson Church Ph.D. Plan to join fellow MBC members for lively discussions in a relaxed atmosphere.

    8:30 on Zoom after our June 9th meeting.


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