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American Business Women’s Association Maia Chapter – Gratitude: A Game Changer in Effective Leadership

October 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Maia Chapter of ABWA presents:
Gratitude: A Game Changer in Effective Leadership
Is effective leadership a goal you wish to achieve?
I’m sure you are wondering what does gratitude have to do with effective leadership. The research of Professor Robert Emmons shows that people who practice gratitude feel closer to God, have higher levels of positive emotions, improved relationships, improved self-esteem, greater psychological health, greater physical health, ability to cope with everyday stress, grateful people sleep better, and, finally, gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression. Effective leaders know that this powerful attribute, along with forgiveness and compassion, can change the work culture to one where employees feel valued and, consequently, add value to the organization.
This presentation will focus on the four ways we can increase our gratitude that take little or no time. In addition, we will discuss what a “Power Thank You” looks like, saying “Thank You” for the ordinary, and simple ways to express sincere gratitude, especially at work.
Event cost is Thursday $20 (cost includes dinner)
Please pay in advance by, October 10th to guarantee your reservation. Seating capacity is limited. Register at:
Ann Arbor Maia Chapter
Keynote: Mary Ceccanese, Founder and Managing Partner, Dynamic Connections LLC
Tuesday, October 15
Quarter Bistro
300 South Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
Networking: 6:00 – 6:30PM
Dinner: 7:00PM
Program: 7:30PM

The Mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.
Changing Women’s Lives… One Woman at a Time.
For more information about our Chapter, contact Sharon Walker at walkers@umich.edu
or visit our website at


October 15, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm