LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum will host two events this month that focus on professional development and service to the local community. These events are open to all members of the university community.
The fall professional development series will focus on career development and advancement. This month, Natalie Lindgren, UK HR manager, will discuss “Professional Development Opportunities as a UK Employee." The month-long service project is a donation drive to support women in addiction treatment at the Isaiah House Women’s Centers in Central Kentucky.
The UK Women’s Forum will host Natalie Lindgren, UK HR manager for training and development, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. Lindgren will discuss opportunities within UK for employees to grow their knowledge, skills and networks. This in-person event will be held at the Gatton College of Business and Economics in Room 311. Lunch will be provided. The event is free, but attendees must register by Oct. 20 using this link: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HNnAYpKV6R7rdc.
Lindgren came to UK as the HR training and development manager in 2016 and has been a manager of people and processes for nearly 25 years. After obtaining a degree in business management from Asbury University, she began a career in consumer banking where she managed branch operations. She then moved into managerial training and coaching, eventually becoming a VP of financial operations where she led a team that coached and trained employees, managers and executives on topics ranging from compliance to people management.
Through Oct. 31, the UK Women’s Forum will be collecting items to fill gift bags for women in addiction treatment at the Isaiah House Women’s Centers in Central Kentucky. The following items are needed for the gift bags:
- shampoo/conditioner and different types of hair care items;
- body sprays;
- nail care items;
- hairbands; and
- combs/hair bushes.
Items can be dropped off at the Oct. 25 professional development session or throughout the month of October at any of the following locations:
- Gatton College of Business and Economics (Room 359);
- Gatton Student Center (Suite C201, Office 239); or
- UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion (Room H8 – Basement).
At 5 p.m., Nov. 3, in the Gatton College of Business Room 435UV, items will be packed and delivered to the Isaiah House Women’s Center in Versailles, Kentucky. Register here to assist with gift packaging https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0HgobAtrqtkAHt4.
Isaiah House Women’s Center is a 28-bed facility in a beautiful, serene setting located across from the Kentucky Castle in Woodford County. They also have two locations in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The women’s program provides healing, support and guidance for substance use disorder recovery for 60 women in Central Kentucky.
Since the beginning, the UK Women's Forum has existed to create an equitable community at the university. As the role of women in the workplace continues to evolve, their commitment remains the same: creating space to discuss relevant issues and using collective problem-solving and educational opportunities to empower and champion women.
As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.
In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.