Emerging Women Leaders

Alyson Eagan, Clinton Community College; Katie McLaughlin, Clinton Community College; Megan Elliott, Muscatine Community College; Victoria Nash, Scott Community CollegeFour students from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges were recently honored as Emerging Women Leaders.

The four were honored during a gathering of 350 women leaders at the Women's Connection "Women in Leadership" event featuring U.S. District Judge Sara Darrow on the topic "Find Your Voice: Perspectives on Passion in Life and Leadership."

Honored were: Alyson Eagan, Clinton Community College; Katie McLaughlin, Clinton Community College; Megan Elliott, Muscatine Community College; Victoria Nash, Scott Community College.

They were among 15 outstanding regional women were honored for their exceptional leadership initiative and high academic achievement, and for making a difference in their school and community.

"The purpose of Women's Connection's Emerging Women Leaders Recognition Program is to raise up and honor regional female collegiate students who are excelling as leaders both academically and within their communities," says Women's Connection Co-Executive Director Nancy Renkes. "We believe it's important to bring along the next generation of women leaders."

Women's Connection is one of the largest women's organizations in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Key partners are Royal Neighbors of America and Trinity Regional Health System. The mission of the Women's Connection is to inspire, educate, connect and empower women.