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2014 WEN Luncheon

Please join us for the WEN Annual Luncheon
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
at the Sheraton Crown Center

Honorary Co-Chairs
Elizabeth J. Ferrell and Kate Ferrell Banks

Luncheon Co-Chairs
Rania Anderson and Carol Hallquist

Our annual luncheon brings together supporters, volunteers and professionals from across the community to celebrate the brave women in our community who have worked to overcome great obstacles and barriers. Join us for an important and inspirational event as we applaud their triumphs and successes.

Funds raised through our luncheon our vital to help ensure that women in our community receive the training and support services they need to gain self-sufficiency for themselves and the families that depend on them.

Sponsorships begin at $1,200 and come with a table for ten and special recognition.
Table Hosts are also welcome! Individual tickets are $75 and can be purchased below.

For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Nicole Levy at 816-595-1297 or email here.



Thank You to Our 2014 Luncheon Sponsors:
(as of 3/26/2014)

Elizabeth J. and James E. Ferrell
Beth K. Smith
and the
Ames Fund of the Ten Ten Foundation



Marny and John Sherman

Rania and Lance Anderson


Kate and Dave Banks

 Arvest BankBerkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt LLP
BlueScope Foundation
Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management, LLC
 Delta Dental of KansasGallagher Metzler Insurance
 Highwoods Properties, Inc.KPMG LLP
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
 Teva PharmaceuticalsUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City
Veracity Consulting, Inc.
Balance Innovations, LLCBank Midwest
Bryan Cave LLPC3 Capital, LLC
Commerce BankCountry Club Bank
Karen DanielEighteen Capital Group
GarminGeorge K. Baum Foundation
Great Range CapitalCarol and Allan Hallquist
Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc.JE Dunn Construction Company
J.P. MorganKCB Bank
KCP&LAnita and Gary Maltbia
MGEMissouri Bank
NorthPoint DevelopmentPolsinelli PC
Prosperity Planning, inc.PwC
Saint Luke's Health SystemTheresa Schekirke
Deborah and Pat StarkeTension Envelope Foundation
The Women of DeLaSalleTruman Medical Centers
UMBNan Vail and Keith Bottorff
VSR Financial Services, Inc.Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Wells Fargo 
Media Sponsor


Below are highlights from last year's luncheon:

Listen to Your Mother Show-Kansas City

The Listen to Your Mother Show: Kansas City plans to donate 10% of the proceeds from ticket sales of its May 3rd show to WEN.  The Listen to Your Mother Show is a national series of original live readings shared locally on stages and globally via social media. This year there will be 32 shows nationwide.

Listen To Your Mother Show: Kansas City will take place at Unity Temple on the Plaza on May 3rd, 2014. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. For tickets and more information please contact: Erin Margolin (erinmargolin@gmail.com); 913-486-2938 or Sarah Guthrie (sarahjdg1@gmail.com); 816-305-8156. 

2014 Job Fairs-May 20th and October 14th

Make plans to join us for our 2014 Job Fairs. Our past events have been highly successful, with dozens of local companies participating and having between over 500 job seekers in attendance at each event. Don't miss out!

  • Date and Time:
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 and Tuesday, October 14, 2014
  • 2:00 to 5:00 PM
  • Location:
    Sheraton Crown Center, Gillham Hall
    2345 McGee Street Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Admission:
    FREE for all job seekers
    Payment required from all participating employers:
    $350 per fair or $600 for both Spring and Fall
Job Fair Registration
Job Seekers:
You are welcome to attend these events at NO charge and your parking will be validated by the hotel for up to 3 hours. Please plan to dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of your resume. Our events will help you connect with some of Kansas City's Top Employers.
The cost for a booth is $350 or $600 for both Spring and Fall fairs. Our KC Job Fairs are first-class events that will connect your company with hundreds of qualified candidates.
To register, please complete the 2014 Job Fair Registration form which can be downloaded from the side-bar on this page. You may pay by credit card online, mail in a check (made payable to WEN), or our call our Development Office 816-595-1297 to pay by credit card over the phone.
Reasons Your Company Should Participate:
  1. You will have an opportunity to meet and/or interview a diverse pool of candidates from entry-level to senior management.
  2. You will be part of the KC metro area's largest, most affordable and most successful Job Fairs.
  3. You will be supporting a local non-profit organization, the Women's Employment Network (WEN).
  4. The Women's Employment Network is a registered 501c3, so your registration fee is a tax-deductible donation.
  5. Advertising for these events will reach the entire Kansas City community through a variety of methods: internet, community calendars, social media, local job clubs, ads in local publications, TV commercials and/or radio spots.

For more information, to register as a featured employer, or become a sponsor,
please contact Nicole Levy at 816-595-1297 or email here.