Women 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 Employee Resource Group created four small groups to help women connect with one another and address both professional and personal topics. The small groups typically meet 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.


Emerging Leaders

Group Co-Leaders:

Melanie Chamberlain (mbchamberlain2@oakland.edu)

Kelsey Zuchowicz (zuchowicz@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.

Fall 2018 Meeting Schedule (all sessions 12:10 - 12:50 p.m)

August 9 - Kick Off Potluck (308 Pawley Hall)

October 16 - Leadership Journey Discussion with Krista Malley (110 O'Dowd Hall)

December 6 - 16 Personalities Assessment and Discussion with Melanie Chamberlain (478 O'Dowd Hall)


Working Moms

Group Co-Leaders:

Andreea Bordeianu (bordeian@oakland.edu)

Elizabeth Adams (adams@oakland.edu)

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

Fall 2018 Meeting Schedule (all sessions 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.)

September 26 - Working Moms Kick Off (Lake Superior, Oakland Center)

November 14 - Just Laugh at It: Dealing with the Parenthood Stresses and Blues (Lake Superior, Oakland Center)


Work/Life Blend

Group Co-Leaders:

Andrea Mill (amill@oakland.edu)

Joanne Tarling (tarling@oakland.edu)

Sarah Wood (swood@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.)

Fall 2018 Meeting Schedule (all sessions 12:10 - 12:50 p.m)

October 22 - Spending Your Time Wisely (David E. Herman Room, Rec Center)

December 11 - The Season of Giving (Location TBA)

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.

No programming scheduled for the fall 2018 semester.