Women Employee Resource Group

Wilson Hall, Room 203
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)

WERG small groups

WERG Small Groups

WERG Small Groups

The Women Employee Resource Group created four small groups to help women connect with one another and address both professional and personal topics. The small groups typically meet every other month (August, October, December, February, April, June) at a day/time determined by the leader(s) of the small group. Participation is open to all women at OU.

If you have any questions about the small groups, please contact werg@oakland.edu.


Emerging Leaders

Group Co-Leaders:

Melanie Chamberlain (mbchamberlain2@oakland.edu)

Kelsey Zuchowicz (zuchowicz@oakland.edu)

This group is for higher education professionals who have been in the field for less than seven years and are interested in learning ways to enhance career opportunities and develop as a professionals in higher education. Potential topics include stress management in the workplace, development of leadership skills, and other topics as defined by the group.

Winter 2019 Meeting Schedule (all sessions 12:10 - 12:50 p.m)

Wednesday, February 6 - Equal Pay (110A O'Dowd Hall)

Thursday, April 18 - Women in Leadership Spotlight: Tricia Westergaard (478 O'Dowd Hall)

Working Moms
and Caregivers

Working Moms and Caregivers

Group Co-Leaders:

Andreea Bordeianu (bordeian@oakland.edu)

Elizabeth Adams (adams@oakland.edu)

This group is for working moms and caregivers looking for support, encouragement, and tips and tricks on ways to get it all done.

Winter 2019 Meeting Schedule

Saturday, February 16 - WERG Family Basketball Game - Register Now!


Work/Life Blend

Group Co-Leaders:

Andrea Mill (amill@oakland.edu)

Joanne Tarling (tarling@oakland.edu)

Sarah Wood (swood@oakland.edu)

This group is for women interested in striving for balance. Discussions will focus on life strategies incorporating the wellness wheel (physical, occupational, educational, etc.)

Winter 2019 Meeting Schedule (all sessions 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.)

Thursday, February 21 - Fight the Winter Blues (Location to be announced)

Thursday, April 11 - Dimensions of Wellness (Location to be announced)

Established Leaders

Established Leaders

Group Leader:

Jean Ann Miller (jam@oakland.edu)

This group is for women at OU who have been in the field of higher education (Admin, Faculty, AP, CT, Other) for more than seven years. Discussions will focus on what opportunities are available, challenges being faced, and making connections.

No programming scheduled for the winter 2019 semester.