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Women who aren't mothers have more commonalities than differences, but the demographic is not easy to understand. Some wanted children but didn't have them due to infertility, absent or unwilling partners, economic or environmental concerns. Others chose not to have them because they were satisfied with their home and professional situations, concerned about a history of family dysfunction, or lacked desire for having children of their own. Delay making a decision also caused some women to age out as menopause determines destiny.

Understanding the diversity of who we are is key to connecting effectively with us, whether for career management, financial and estate planning, or philanthropic goals. Our housing needs, spiritual fulfillment, aging issues, and health concerns differ from those of parents. Kate is ready to speak to these disparate interests with knowledge, sensitivity, and forethought.

As a corporate master trainer and independent consultant, Kate has refined her skills tailoring content and delivery to meet client expectations. Thanks to stints in community theatre, she knows the power of timing, tempo, and humor. (Some favorite roles: The Wicked Witch of the West, Cinderella's Evil Stepmother, and Marilla Cuthbert from Green Gables.)

Kate works well with diverse groups and differing perspectives, skills she put to the test as a volunteer Small Claims Court mediator, outplacement professional, and from years facilitating groups in educational, corporate, and community settings.

Contact Kate to discuss ideas for her participation at conferences, on campus, and in other venues.

See Kate
Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:00 pm
Public Book Launch cohosted by Third Street Books, McMinnville Library, and Linfield College
Austin Reading Room Nicholson Library Linfield College McMinnville, OR
Tuesday, April 10 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Other than Motherhood: A conversation between a non-mom and a mom
Student Union University of Dayton Dayton, Ohio
Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Panel discussion: Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No
Wright Memorial Public Library Oakwood, Ohio
Friday, April 12 7:00 p.m.
Book store event
Books & Co
Monday, April 15 12 noon
Bronxville Rotary Club Talk
JC Fogarty's Bronxville, NY
Tuesday, April 16 7:00 p.m.
Bronxville Public Library
Bronxville, NY
Wednesday, April 17
Zonta Club of New York
New York, NY
Monday, May 6, 2019 time tbd
Speaking engagement
National Organization for Women Seattle Chapter
May 11, 2019 6:00 p.m.
Author event
Third Place Books
June 6, 2019 10:00 am
Humanists of Greater Portland
Friendly House
Past Presentations
SAGE Talk: Jazz Up Those Holiday Blues
Friendly House
November 9, 2018 2-4 pm
Women Give: A Conversation with Women Without Children
Oregon Community Foundation
October 16, 2018
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