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Unleashing Empowerment

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An illustration showing "Unleashing Empowerment" in stage lights and "Stepping Out of the Box" in script below.

Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month at the inaugural “Unleashing Empowerment: Stepping Out of the Box” event. Three prestigious PNW alumnae will join us for an inspirational panel discussion followed by networking and snacks.

Our three panelists, Linda Nethery (BS ‘ 84), Sandra Patino (MA ’19), and Constance Adams (AS’85, BS’93, MS’09, DNP’20), will share stories about their career journeys, challenges, and successes.

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Alumni Hall, SULB 320

Meet the Panelists

Linda Nethery

Linda Nethery

Linda Nethery

Linda, BS ’84, is currently Managing Partner with Connected Captive Solutions, LLC—one of the companies of BRP Group, Inc., a national insurance distribution firm. She holds this position as the result of selling the captive insurance company management firm she and her husband/business partner started in 2002.

Creating their own company started after Linda spent more than 30 years in the insurance business.  She started as an entry level customer service representative; worked up to underwriter, to program manager and finally to National Medical Malpractice Manager with such companies as CNA in Chicago, Liberty Mutual in Seattle, and American International Group in New York City.

As an employee of BRP Group, Inc., Linda has the pleasure of working in one of Fortune’s top 50 Best Places to Work in Financial Services—a company founded in part by 2 incredible women, Elizabeth Krystyn and Laura Sherman.

Linda’s hope is that she, too, can contribute to the success of other women who make will make the world a “best place.”

Sandra Patino

Sandra Patino

Sandra Patino

Sandra Patino, CPA (PNW MA ’19; PWL Aviation Management ’07), is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in corporate accounting and operations.

Sandra has more than 10 years of experience in leadership, strategic thinking, and enhancing performance. She is currently in transition to her next impactful role.

Sandra currently serves as the Secretary for the Purdue Latino Alumni Network. Besides being a first-generation graduate, some of her proudest professional accomplishments have been obtaining her CPA license, learning to fly, and living overseas in China as an English Instructor.

Constance Adams

Constance Adams

Constance Adams

Constance was born and raised in Northwest Indiana, where she attended Bishop Noll Institute and earned four nursing degrees from PNW, including AS’85, BS’93, MS’09 and DNP’20. She is currently the director, population health at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Constance has a proven track record of integrating research into practice, enhancing patient outcomes and healthcare delivery.  Constance is passionate about cardiovascular health, wellness and disease prevention, especially in geographic areas heavily burdened with health inequities influenced by social determinants of health.

She grew up professionally in Northwest Indiana Healthcare Systems (Community Healthcare System and Methodist Hospitals) as a registered nurse holding various staff and leadership positions.

Constance has served on the board and is an Associate of the American College of Cardiology. Locally, she has been active with the American Heart Association (AHA) Go Red for Women initiative as well as the AHA speaker’s bureau advocating for cardiac health and wellness to improve and extend patients’ lives.

Graphic: Celebrate Women's History Month at PNW. Graphic features a golden side bar with a women's face cut out of it.

This event is part of PNW’s Women’s History Month celebrations!

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.