She’s On Board

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, in partnership with the Junior League of Jackson, is proud to offer this leadership program for ALL Mississippi women interested in board service! We are thankful for the sponsorship support from Jones Walker to make this program possible and affordable for attendees!

This board governance and training program gives women the tools they need to succeed and lead in the nonprofit boardroom. It features excellent speakers who cover all aspects of board service including the duties/responsibilities of a board member, an introduction to nonprofit finance, things to consider before joining a board, and a panel discussion about different paths to leadership.

2022 Speakers

Jan Eastman

Jan Eastman, owner of MindShare of NE MS, has over twenty-six years of nonprofit consulting experience.
Training Topic: Nonprofit Finance

Frances Patterson Croft

Frances Patterson Croft, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Women’s Foundation, leads the nonprofit on advocacy efforts, leadership programs, fund development, and special projects. 
Training Topics: Nonprofit Governance, Board Responsibilities

Margaret Oertling Cupples

Margaret Oertling Cupples, Managing Partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’s Jackson office, services as the Chair for the Women’s Foundation Board of Directors and has been involved in community and nonprofit work for over eighteen years.
Training Topic: Paths to the Boardroom

Candie L. Simmons

Candie L. Simmons, Director of Principal Gifts and Strategic Planning for the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, serves on the Business and Community Advisory Council for the Junior League of Jackson. 
Training Topic: Paths to the Boardroom

Mary Largent Purvis

Mary Largent Purvis, Director of Legal Analysis and Communication at Mississippi College School of Law, previously served on the board of the Junior League of Jackson.
Training Topic: Board Expectations

Charlotte Seals

Charlotte Seals, Superintendent of the Madison County School District, is a Sustaining member of the Junior League of Jackson, having served in numerous leadership positions.
Training Topic: Board Expectations

Tracy DeVries

Tracy DeVries, Executive Director for the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1999.

Stay in touch

Join our e-mail list