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November Open House ft. Sally Perkins

The November Open House Will Feature Sally Perkins!


About Sally:

Sally Perkins is a former academic who became a professional storyteller about 10 years ago.  She performs stories of all sorts–historical, personal, folk, and ghoulish–to audiences of all ages at places like the Indy Fringe Theater Festival; DivaFest; the Ghost Story Festival at Crown Hill Cemetery; the Irvington Folk Festival; kids’ camps; and with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.  She has received several commissions to create and perform historical stories in Indiana and was recently awarded an exciting commission to research, develop, and perform a one-hour story on Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, to premier in March of 2016.  In addition to performing, Sally coaches professionals wanting to improve their presentations through the use of story.  She has worked with such organizations as the United Way of Central Indiana, Eli Lily, and First Merchants Bank.  Regularly, she partners with Accent on Business to coach individual professional clients.  Holding a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, Sally has taught rhetoric and public speaking for over 27 years, currently teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Butler University. 

Topic of Open House:

Sally Perkins, professional storyteller, speech coach, and professor,  will tell a humorous story about her life as the youngest of three sisters to talk about how we experience mentorship through our family relationships, specifically our siblings.  Depending on where we fall on what she calls the “sibling staircase,” we are mentors and are mentored in powerful ways by those relationships.  Her inspiring story will get you thinking about how you and your siblings shape one another as mentors.


Non-Profit Opportunity

As many of your know, at Mentoring Women’s Network we value the notion of giving and what better time to do so than the holidays!  

We have partnered with Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis to help gather matertials that will help with their mission of inspiring young girls to be strong, smart, and bold. 

If you are able, we are asking that each guest bring one or more of the following items to donate to this cause:

  • $10 gift cards to Starbucks or Target for volunteer recognition

  • Gift cards in any denomination for program/office supplies (Target, Office Depot, Staples, Sams, WalMart)

  • Jump Ropes

  • Playground Balls

  • Playing Cards

  • Board Games

  • Hula Hoops

  • Gender neutral incentive items (yo-yos, bouncy balls, colorful shoe strings, jewelry making kits with embroidery thread, ribbon for books and hair accessory making)

President and CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, Pat Wachtel, will be joining us on Thursday and will personally thank all those who are able to bring a donation. 

The open house will take place at:

 The Ruth Lilly Student Center (RLSC) | Marian University  | 3200 Cold Spring Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

Be sure to reserve your ticket today to attend by clicking HERE!


Alison Martin-Books
Alison Martin-Books
With impressive background work and roughly 15 years in nonprofit work, Alison Martin-Books has a passion for doing work that makes a difference in the lives of others. After serving as Executive Director at two different national nonprofit organizations, her commitment to her passion for developing female talent led her launch Mentoring Women’s Network. In her role, Martin-Books acts as a liaison to a national committee responsible for the leadership development content for the organization and consults with corporations on the development and strategy aligned with initiatives for emerging female leaders. She is also the author of the book, “Landing on My Feet: Learning to Lead Through Mentoring” and speaks regularly on behalf of the organization.

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