The more women help one another,
the more we help ourselves.
Propel Women’s Circles
Propel Women’s Circles is about women helping women reach for opportunities without hesitation.
A place for women to connect with other women who are in the midst of a jungle gym (not a ladder) of a career – balancing work and life. An experienced female business leader guides them, so they can propel to new levels.
Propel Women’s Circles meet monthly to grow confidence, learn new skills, challenge each other, advance, and celebrate … together.
Circles meet monthly April through September
includes 1 ticket (valued at $139) to Leadercast Women at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts on October 15, 2020.
Meet Your Propel Women’s Circles’ Coaches
Service Team Leader, Trane Technologies
Miranda Eisermann is a business professional with over 17 years of multi-functional experience in the areas of leadership, human resources, training and development, information technology, environmental health & safety, marketing, and finance across numerous industries including manufacturing (Trane Technologies, Inland Packaging), healthcare (Mayo Clinic Health System) and nonprofit (YMCA) organizations.
She has extensive experience around coaching and leading high performing teams, leading projects, and facilitation of soft skill training programs and content. Miranda is also certified in DDI and Myers-Briggs (MBTI).
Miranda has her Masters of Education in Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Bachelors of Science in Business Management/Minor in Human Resources from Upper Iowa University, Associates in Business Management from Northeast Iowa Community College along with additional Accounting and Marketing diplomas.
She currently serves on local boards including the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Western Supervisory Management Advisory Board, had previously served as LASHRM President, and volunteers on the Evergreen and Holmen Middle School parent-teacher organizations.
Her husband of 14 years and two boys Keenan (12) and Konley (10) currently reside in Holmen, WI. Mom and Dad are very active in managing both boys’ activities including school, football, basketball, and baseball.
Miranda's Circle Details
Meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
- July 15
- August 19
- September 16
Owner, The Wedding Tree, The Court Above Main & The La Crosse Bridal Expo
Debra Lash purchased The Wedding Tree in 1996. Against the advice of others to relocate, and sensing the potential, the energy, and the momentum that could build in honoring the hometown tradition of small business, she made the decision to purchase a building on Main Street and stay downtown permanently. A renovation and restoration project in 2014 elevated the value of the building and brought a historic ballroom venue, The Court Above Main, to downtown. This, along with the acquisition of the La Crosse Bridal Expo, allows Debra to now support and maintain a staff of 20 or more employees throughout the year.
The growth of Lash’s business(es) has come through paying attention to what her customers want and developing a forward-thinking vision. Rather than setting and achieving goals, Debra thrives on the idea that there is “no end game or stopping point; no goal to stop at.” She, instead, believes in “keeping the best of the past, while reinventing and repositioning” for the future. It is this gift of understanding how the past, present, and future relate and the ability to respond accordingly which has brought opportunities for continuous growth.
Debra's Circle Details
Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
- July 28
- August 25
- September 22
Owner, Jill Myhre Coaching
Jill Myhre is a down-to-earth, practical business coach who helps coaches and service-based female entrepreneurs confidently sell their services without being pushy or salesy. This approach helps women attract their ideal clients and make the “no/low income” months a thing of the past. Jill started her coaching business in 2019 to help other women deal with the discomfort & fear that can sometimes surface when selling their services.
Jill is a teacher by trade and an entrepreneur at heart. Prior to starting her coaching business, Jill spent time as a teacher, sales director, a corporate trainer and workshop leader. Jill has mastered the art of sales and it is her passion to help other women master and enjoy the same art. In her 25+ years in sales, Jill earned 17 FREE cars, numerous prizes & awards and set sales records at various companies.
In addition to her wide range of coaching services (1:1 coaching, training, workshops, seminars, and speaking), Jill hosts a monthly Connect-working event that brings other female business professionals together to support, share, encourage, connect and carry each other through the ups and downs of business. Jill believes in the power of creating a community of like-minded women and is passionate about bringing women together to support each other.
Jill lives in West Salem, WI with her husband Dan and their precious pooch, Tasha. She loves being a Mom and especially a grandma!
Jill's Circle Details
Meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- July 13
- August 10
- September 14
Katie Poehling Seymour
Chief Operating Officer - Kitchen & Bath and Chief Administrative Officer, First Supply
Katie Poehling Seymour is the Chief Operating Officer- Kitchen & Bath and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at First Supply. She oversees over 100 designers at First Supply’s 19 retail kitchen and bath stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Michigan. Katie was recently named CAO giving her responsibility for First Supply’s human resources, information technology, logistics, and purchasing functions serving over 600 employees in 48 locations.
Katie graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in accountancy and certificate in International Business and the University of Notre Dame Law School. She worked at Deloitte in tax consulting prior to joining First Supply.
Katie is active in the American Heart Association Go Red for Women movement as well as the WI State Support Organization of Habitat for Humanity. She serves as chair of the Affiliated Distributors Decorative Brands Board of Directors, on the board of the American Supply Association, and the Kitchen & Bath Business magazine advisory council. She is the founding chair of the American Supply Association Women in Industry division. She was raised in La Crosse and is a graduate of Aquinas High School. Today, Katie lives in Fox Point, WI with her baby daughter and husband, Jeff.
Katie's Circle Details
Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
- July 16
- August 20
- September 17
Senior Finance Manager, Reinhart Foodservice
Lindsey Pugh is the Senior Finance Manager for Reinhart Foodservice where she has been advancing as a leader for 5 years. A graduate of UWL, Lindsey holds accounting and finance degrees and is a certified CPA. Prior to her time at Reinhart, Lindsey worked in accounting for private companies in the Twin Cities.
Lindsey is a single mom to an amazing three-year-old boy and recently achieved the biggest challenge of her life – completing Ironman Wisconsin!
Lindsey is a self-driven, motivated, and energetic leader who is passionate about influencing, mentoring, uplifting, and coaching other females that want more out of life. Lindsey will become a certified Health & Life Coach this summer and is excited to bring her expertise to the driven female professionals in the La Crosse Area.
Lindsey's Circle Details
Meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
- July 2
- August 6
- September 10
Assistant Vice President, Trust Point
Regina provides leadership to relationship managers and support staff who work with clients on a variety of wealth-related issues at Trust Point. She has a true understanding of servant leadership, relationship-building and a commitment to all clients. Her leadership skills permeate throughout Trust Point as she serves on various committees and coordinates the Trust Point Young Professionals program which cultivates future leaders to continue Trust Point’s legacy of excellence that has spanned over a century. Regina is a life-long learner and is a candidate for the Certified Trust Financial Analyst designation, having conquered complex financial courses.
Regina joined Trust Point after serving more than 20 years in education and non-profit work. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from UW – Stevens Point, a Master’s in Leadership from Marian University, and her Superintendent’s Licensure with an emphasis on Servant leadership from Viterbo University. Community involvement is a passion for Regina who participates on boards and committees for many local organizations including the STAR center, Downtown Rotary, and various school districts in the surrounding areas. Regina was even honored as a La Crosse YWCA Outstanding Woman for her work within the La Crosse community.
Regina and John, her husband of more than 20 years, have three children (and three fur babies) – all of which are very spoiled: Christopher (CJ) attends the University of North Dakota, and Antonio and Jasmine are a senior and sophomore, respectively, at Logan High School. The Siegel family has called La Crosse home for 20 years and enjoys life along the river – fishing, boating, and swimming.
Regina's Circle Details
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
- July 14
- August 11
- September 15
Companies who boldly want to associate their logo/brand with supporting women in leadership to sponsor our circles.
Advancement Through Self-Development
Companies with greater diversity have more creative products and teams. They propel.
- Fortune 500 companies with at least three women directors saw invested capital jump 66% and return on sales up 42%
- Diversity on staff reduces employee turnover rates by 22%
At entry level, women represent 48% of the workforce. As the pathway proceeds to manager, senior manager/director, vice president, and senior vice president, the percentage of women declines. In the c-suite, women represent 22% of chief officers.
The disparity begins upon the first promotion opportunity. For every 100 men promoted, 79 women are. The result – managers are 68% male.
Showcase your company as a supporter of promoting women in leadership.
Contact Angela Seeger
Headline Sponsor - $7,500
This is our highest profile sponsorship offered to just one company with many exclusive offerings including:
- Exclusive: Propel Women’s Circles listed as presented by your company in external communication
- Exclusive: Eight (8) tickets to Leadercast Women in October 2020
- Exclusive: Recognition on reusable lanyard nametags given to all participants
- Logo listed on event registration page
- Logo recognition in welcome packet and participant padfolio
Propel Sponsor - $2,000
Limited to seven businesses.
This sponsorship showcases your company to all Propel Women’s Circles participants. It includes:
- Logo listed on event registration page
- Logo recognition in welcome packet and participant padfolio
- Two (2) tickets to Leadercast Women in October 2020