Meet The Powerhouse Panel Headlining Women’s Power Lunch

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Juliana is our 2023 Women Build homebuyer. Juliana applied to our homeownership program because she wants to raise her son in a permanent home instead of renting. “Having a Habitat for Humanity home would help give me a good start and a stable place to raise my son instead of moving from place to place,” she said.

She immigrated to the United States from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since coming here in 2019, Juliana has completed coursework to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. She now works at Reflection Living Senior Living. Before she purchases her home on an affordable mortgage, Juliana will complete 250 hours of sweat equity helping other future Habitat homeowners build their homes and then she’ll help build her own – the 2023 Women Build Home! She’ll also complete 40 hours of financial literacy and home maintenance courses. This will ensure she’ll be a successful homeowner.

Dr. Kaye Monk-Morgan is the inaugural chief impact officer for the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC), a Kansas-based non-profit organization “that offers leadership development programs to foster stronger, healthier and more prosperous communities and serve the common good.” Kaye leverages 30 years of experience as a higher education administrator in her work developing strategies that measure and enhance the impact of KLC and its services, as well as serving on the teaching faculty.

She’s an active community servant

Monk-Morgan has served on non-profit and corporate boards at the local, state, regional and national levels, including The Kansas African American Museum. Monk-Morgan is an advocate for education and has earned multiple academic credentials herself, including a Bachelor of Chemistry/Business, a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Most important to Kaye is that she is a mentor, mentee, daughter, auntie, wife, and most importantly a mother. She is a life-long learner, aspiring yogi, and wannabe long-distance runner. She lives in Wichita with her husband of 25 years, Derek, and young adult sons, Payton, and Cameron.

Jill D. Miller is passionate about helping people grow – professionally and personally.
Her consulting company, Creative Solutions, has helped fledgling and seasoned
entrepreneurs launch and grow out-of-the-ordinary and sometimes quirky ventures
since 1998. Jill found her gift for teaching as a corporate trainer and loves influencing
young minds as an adjunct professor at Wichita State University.
She’s Inspired Thousands of Women

As Headmistress of the Finishing School for Modern Women, Jill has worked with
thousands of women since 2015, inspiring them to overcome obstacles and move
toward their goals. She founded the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance in 2021 with
weekly gatherings to build community, promote nonprofits, and develop “badassery.”
After writing a blog for the Finishing School for seven years, Jill was inspired to compile
her favorites into her first book, “Never Finished: Practical advice for Modern Women to
inspire your fierce, authentic self” she published in October 2022.
Active in the Wichita community

Jill leads cultural and women’s organizations and is a
zealous volunteer. In her spare time, she likes to attend artistic events and relax at home
with her miniature rescue poodle, Jack.

Audra Dinell is the Founder and CEO of The Thread: Women’s Leadership Collective

As founder of The Thread, she applies her bold vision and action-oriented approach to transform women’s confidence and leadership abilities through an award-winning personal and professional development experience.

She’s worked in markets across the country

Audra brings more than a decade of agency marketing and a social entrepreneurship focus to community building in Wichita, after working in markets across the country. A native Wichitan with a B.A. from Wichita State University in Communications with a focus on Integrated Marketing, Audra is married to a fellow Shocker and mother to two boys