Women's Employee Resource Group

Wilson Hall, Room 203
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)

WERG small groups

WERG Small Groups

WERG Small Groups

The Women's Employee Resource Group created four small groups to help women connect with one another and address both professional and personal topics. The small groups meet, at minimum, every other month (August, October, December, February, April, June) at a day/time determined by the leader(s) of the small group. Participation is open to all women at OU.

If you have any questions about small groups, please contact Bani Bordoloi at kbordolo@oakland.edu.

Register now for our Winter 2018 meetings!


Emerging Leaders

Group Co-Leaders:

Brittani Hobbs (hobbs@oakland.edu)

Melanie Chamberlain (mbchamberlain2@oakland.edu)

This group is for higher education professionals who have been in the field for less than seven years and are interested in learning ways to enhance career opportunities and develop as a professionals in higher education. Potential topics include stress management in the workplace, development of leadership skills, and other topics as defined by the group.

Winter 2018 Meeting Schedule:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Reflection on President Pescovitz's First Year - Register Now!
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: 224 Elliott Hall


Working Moms

Group Co-Leaders:

Marie VanBuskirk (taylor4@oakland.edu)

Kristin Rohorbeck (rohrbeck@oakland.edu)

This group is for working moms looking for support, encouragement, and tips and tricks on ways to get it all done.

Winter 2018 Meeting Schedule:
Wednesday, March 13: Childcare - Register Now!
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Heritage Room, OC


Work/Life Blend

Group Co-Leaders:

Patty Gillespie (gillesp2@oakland.edu)

Becky Lewis (lewis236@oakland.edu)

This group is for women interested in striving for balance. Discussions will focus on life strategies incorporating the wellness wheel (physical, occupational, educational, etc.)

Winter 2018 Meeting Schedule:
Friday, April 13: Fitness Fusion - Register Now!
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: To be announced

Established Leaders

Established Leaders

Group Leader:

Jean Ann Miller (jam@oakland.edu)

This group is for women at OU who have been in the field of higher education (Admin, Faculty, AP, CT, Other) for more than seven years. Discussions will focus on what opportunities are available, challenges being faced, and making connections.

Winter 2018 Meeting Schedule:

Monday, March 26, 2018: "What I wish I could have told my younger self & what am I telling myself now?" - Register Now!
12 - 1 p.m.
Location: To be announced