FIRST THURSDAY SPEAKER SERIES
The Texas A&M Women's Resource Center, the Aggie Women Network and Messina Hof Winery & Resort would like to invite all Texas A&M community members to attend our monthly First Thursday Speaker Series. The First Thursday Speaker Series connects current and former students with community members and professionals to provide uplifting guidance over a range of topics. Each event is a new opportunity for participants to network and learn from our panel of professionals.
The First Thursday Speaker Series runs from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month during the fall and spring semesters.
Monthly Event Schedule
5:45 p.m. - Event Opens
6 - 7:30 p.m. - Event Welcome, Panel or Presentation, Breakout Room Discussion, Event Closing
The Women’s Resource Center will track check-in and check-out for students seeking extra credit for attending a First Thursday Speaker Series Event. During the event, students will be given a link to check in and check out of the event. The week following the event, student’s attendance information will be sent to their course instructor(s). It is the student’s responsibility to remember to check in and out of the event.
October First Thursday Speaker Series Event
Micro Habits for a Higher Performing You
Learn about the Power of Habit and incorporating micro-habits into your daily life to become the best version of yourself. Change starts with small steps, and consistent, small daily habits can have a large impact on our overall well-being and success. In this session, we will discuss common barriers to creating positive change, and give practical tips for daily habits that can have massive impact on our lives.
Melissa Moloney ’96, is a Sr. Manager in Accenture's Management Consulting Practice. For the past 22 years, Melissa has focused on helping Public Sector achieve their business outcomes. She is a skilled project manager with over 14 years’ experience leading government and healthcare organizations as they navigate strategic change. As a skilled people manager, Melissa especially enjoys leading her teams as they assist clients in the challenge of change. Melissa is a certified Gallup coach, as well as a certified Habits practitioner at Accenture. She is a frequent guest speaker and Habits coach. Melissa brings superior customer service and the ability to collaboratively work with all parties to get the job done in an efficient, enjoyable manner.
Meg Hare ’01, is a Sr. Manager and Sales Director for Accenture's Texas Public Sector practice. Meg has spent her career helping government organizations realize the value of their technology investments and deliver on their most strategic initiatives. Meg is a former fitness coach, a visually impaired running guide, Austin marathon team lead, and is passionate about helping busy working women incorporate health and wellness into their lives. Meg is a champion and advocate for supporting women and diversity in the workplace, believing women’s voices make organizations and teams stronger. She is the former President of Austin Women in Technology and board member of the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications. Meg is an avid runner, having completed seven Boston Marathons. Meg lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Josh, who owns Hops and Grain Brewing, and their dog, Zoe.
For the safety of our participants, all fall First Thursday Speaker Series events will be hosted online via Zoom and Facebook Live. The spring 2021 program format will be determined in late fall. Please register using the links bellow:
2020-2021 First Thursday Speaker Series Events
|October 1, 2020||Micro Habits for a Higher Performing You | Register|
|November 5, 2020||Prioritizing Your Mental Health in a Pandemic | Register|
|December 3, 2020||Financial Empowerment for Women | Register|
|January 7, 2021||No First Thursday - Happy New Year!|
|February 4, 2021||Networking: Creating Your Own Beehive | Register|
|March 5, 2021||Being a Women in the Career Field: Finding Your Balance | Register|
|April 2, 2021||Intersectionality in the Classroom, Breakroom, Boardroom and Beyond | Register|
|May 6, 2021||Silencing Self-Doubt: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome | Register|
Questions about the First Thursday Speaker Series should be directed to Ashley Justynski, Graduate Assistant for the Women's Resource Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 979.845.8784.