Newman University will present The LEAD Series - 40 Under 40 Panel at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 20 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The LEAD Series is a lecture series featuring key leaders in the community that was developed by Director of Student Activities Lauren Fontarum in 2014. Each year, the series focuses on different themes. This year's theme is "Women in Leadership."
The Oct. 20 LEAD Series presentation will consist of three of the Wichita Business Journal’s 2016 "40 Under 40" honorees: Maggie Ward, Angie Gonzalez and Lindsay Boxberger. The Wichita Business Journal selects 40 Wichita-area professionals under the age of 40 each year who are rising stars in their respective industries. The three women featured in the LEAD Series panel represent the fields of nursing, business and technology.
Maggie Ward, a 2006 Newman alumna, is coordinator of the Via Christi Cancer Outreach and Risk Assessment Program. According to the Wichita Business Journal website, working in oncology has been a dream of Ward’s ever since high school. She has a passion for teaching others, participating in the healthcare community and providing insight into cancer and its treatments. She is the mother of two girls.
Another 2006 Newman alumna, Angie Gonzalez, holds the position of Corporate Concierge and Inside Sales at Cocoa Dolce. Being available to help the Cocoa Dolce staff is important to Gonzalez and she enjoys volunteering at the school where her husband works. She is the mother of two sons and loves family time.
Lindsay (Schneider) Boxberger is a former Newman employee in the University Relations Department who is now Web Development Supervisor at High Touch Technologies, a company that provides information technology solutions to small-to-midsize businesses across the country. Boxberger is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas, and has been involved with Young Professionals of Wichita and Habitat for Humanity. Boxberger is the mother of a 1-year-old son.
Fontarum encourages students to come to "ask the questions they want and learn how to develop their own leadership and career capabilities" from the panelists.