WILD LEGACY AWARD
The Legacy Award is presented to an experienced professional woman leader who mentors other women, supports her community and excels in her career. The winner is a trail blazer who has not followed but has carved her own path to success and has supported other women along the way. She must demonstrate high standards in all that she does and serves as an example to others professionally and personally.
The 2017 Legacy Award winner is Jodie Camillo, MPA. We are looking forward to celebrating with Jodie, her family, her friends and WILD attendees!
A W.I.L.D. Legacy Award Winner....Thanks To The W.I.L.D!
The mission of the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference is to empower professional and enterprising women with knowledge, energy and passion. In addition to being a co-founder of this event, Jodie Camillo is also a beneficiary of that empowerment, and has used it in her personal and professional career not just to her own advantage, but to the benefit of others as well.
The Legacy Award is presented to an experienced professional woman leader who mentors other women, supports her community and excels in her career. In her capacity as Assistant Registrar at Gannon University, Jodie regularly interacts with young women on the cusp of their professional life. As a Gannon alumna herself (Masters of Public Administration, 2009) and Alumna Advisor of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority at Gannon University, thus providing further opportunity to mentor young women at a crucial time in their lives.
The winner is a trail blazer who has not followed but has carved her own path to success and has supported other women along the way. She must demonstrate high standards in all that she does and serves as an example to others professionally and personally. Jodie previously worked for the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, supporting the development of girls into strong young women and confident adults -including her own daughter.
Jodie's time as Educational Program Coordinator at the Gannon Small Business Development Center made her more than just a co-founder of the W.I.L.D., it propelled her to become an entrepreneur as well. Following in the footsteps of her parents, Jim & Donna Gloekler, each of whom started their own business, Jodie created Seamless Nights Boutique, LLC, blending her passion and creative talents with her small business skill set. The connections Jodie made through The W.I.L.D. put her in a position to help other women -one of the core tenets of The W.I.L.D. : in every part of her business, a W.I.L.D. woman has played a part, from the design of her logo to the creation of her LLC, and more.
The connectivity aspect of The W.I.L.D. has allowed Jodie to network with a diverse cross-section of women throughout the Erie area (and beyond), as well as some men, too. It was while planning the 2010 edition of The W.I.L.D. that Jodie met her husband, Carmine, as they put their combined meeting planning skills to work on the event. Things went so well that they decided to marry, and now have two children, daughter, Nicolina, and son, Dino.