2018 INSPIRE Leadership Series – Essence Wilson

April 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Insight Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience (IINN)
4800 Saginaw St
Flint, MI 48507

The INSPIRE Leadership Speaker Series is a suite of thought-provoking presentations featuring community experts sharing their wisdom on various aspects of leadership. Topics could range from servant leadership to casting a vision and making it stick.

April 19 | Essence Wilson
Chief Strategy Officer
Communities First, Inc.

Essence Wilson has dedicated herself to developing people and places to transform communities. She co-founded Communities First, Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation with her husband, Glenn Wilson. Her efforts in grant writing and project management have helped the organization secure more than $30 million of investment for the local community. Wilson has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University and a master’s degree in management, strategy and leadership from Michigan State University. Motivated by her experiences as an engineer, Wilson recently co-developed Curiosity Academy, a collaborative community effort designed to increase the number of women in STEM.

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