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Wake Up West Coast

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) (EDT)


Rising in Authentic Leadership

Featuring Guest Speaker Graci Harkema

Join us as we welcome Graci Harkema, who will lead us through what an authentic leader can be. Graci will share inspirational stories of inclusive leadership and show us how to meet your people where they are at. Leadership at any level is a process of growth and vulnerability.  Leadership development can also be a deeply personal process. You’ll leave us feeling empowered to exemplify authenticity, inspired to build an inclusive environment all around you, and, most importantly, armed with tangible steps to be an inclusive leader.

About Graci Harkema

Graci Harkema is a multi-award winning, international diversity, equity & inclusion speaker, consultant, and author. She specializes in implicit bias and inclusive leadership training with the Fortune 500 to small businesses within various industries. The Grand Rapids Business Journal has recognized Graci as a two-time ‘40 Under Forty Business Leader of West Michigan’, three-time honoree of ‘200 Most Powerful Business Leaders of West Michigan’, and one of the '50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan'. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Grand Valley State University. Graci is the author of her forthcoming memoir, Rising: From a Mud Hut to the Boardroom-and Back Again. For more information about Graci, visit or follow her on Instagram @thegraciharkema.

Wondering what to expect at the event? 

Wake Up West Coast brings together Chamber members every month for networking, to hear and learn about business best practices from fascinating leaders from around the country and within our own community. Each month features coffee and networking time followed by a delicious breakfast buffet and a featured guest speaker. We hope to see you there!


In Person: Member $35 / Non Member $50

Livestream Access: Member $10 / Non Member $20

Haworth Hotel
225 College Ave
Holland, MI 49423 United States


Parking: You may park in any open Faculty/Staff/Student Lot. Campus Safety will not ticket on the mornings of Wake Up West Coast. View Parking Map Here.

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Hannah Bowen
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Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) (EDT)

7:30 am Coffee and Morning Mingle Networking       

8:00 am Breakfast and Program

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