The more women help one another,
the more we help ourselves.

Sheryl Sandberg | COO, Facebook

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 July through September
(virtual and in-person options available)

$249 (Chamber members only)

includes 1 ticket (valued at $139) to Leadercast Women at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts on October 15, 2020.


  1. Review the Propel Circle coach information below.
  2. Make note of which Circle format and meeting times work for your schedule.
  3. Sign up using the button above, and note in the comments your top 3 preferred Circles.

Meet Your Propel Women’s Circles’ Coaches

These area business leaders bring a wealth of leadership experience across industries and roles. These women embody servant leadership and are committed to helping guide you as you step into the next stage of your journey.

Katie Poehling Seymour

Chief Operating Officer - Kitchen & Bath and Chief Administrative Officer, First Supply

Chief Operating Officer - Kitchen & Bath and Chief Administrative Officer, First Supply

About Katie

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 (In Person or Virtual)

Meets in person on the third Thursday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17

Lindsey Pugh

Senior Finance Manager, Reinhart Foodservice

About Lindsey

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 (Virtual)

Meets virtually on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 10

Miranda Eisermann

Service Team Leader, Trane Technologies

Service Team Leader, Trane Technologies

About Miranda

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 (In Person or Virtual)

Meets in person on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16

Currently seeking

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.

Available Sponsorships

Showcase your company as a supporter of promoting women in leadership.

Contact Angela Seeger


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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

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