Please join the Boise State ACE Women’s Network for a talk by master sergeant Christy Funk, first sergeant of the 391st fighter squadron the Bold Tigers at Mountain Home Air Force Base, at noon on Friday, Jan. 31, in the Student Union Building Lookout Room.
Funk, a mother of three who supervises roughly 80 airmen with 20 F-15E jets, will be speaking about her experiences as a leader in the military, the tools she has used to succeed and assert herself in a male-dominated career field, and more. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, engage in conversation, and network with her and others at this event. Students, faculty, professional and classified staff, and those outside of the Boise State community are welcome.
After a well-attended pilot of three leadership speaker engagements in fall 2019, the grassroots Women’s Network joined the Boise State American Council on Education in Idaho to form a new network, called the ACE Women’s Network. The network will continue hosting speaking events each semester focused on the stories of women in leadership sharing their journeys, and the tools they used to achieve professional and personal success.
Originally founded in 1977, the Women’s Network is a national system of networks within each state. Boise State President Marlene Tromp currently serves as the presidential sponsor for Idaho. President Tromp’s leadership is critical to pave the way for all women to achieve their full potential in their careers.
“There is clearly a need and a desire for authentic conversation around leadership and management strategies,” said vice president of student affairs and enrollment management Leslie Webb. “The Women’s Network is designed to provide a platform for thoughtful conversation, community building, storytelling and meaningful dialog. This network is well poised to strengthen our collective workforce leadership and expand opportunities to get to know those in the organization with whom we don’t regularly connect.”