Archive of our monthly meeting topics since 2003:

Events in 2021

Past events of 2021
12/3/2021GPWAMcDougall-Hunt Christkindl Market in DetroitWeihnachtsfeier
11/19/2021GPWAZoom TourPlanning for 2022
9/29/2021Jim Stokes Detroit Trinity ChurchHummelfest
4/30/2021Carlotta GmachlDetroit Regional PartnershipPeople, Places, Projects and Partnership:
How the Detroit Regional Partnership is Driving Economic Development in the Detroit Region
and Around the World
4/9/2021Joyce Weiss https://www.joyceweiss.comKicking Conflict to the Curb
3/19/2021Marc BerkeGirl Scouts of Southeastern MichiganEmpowering Girls
2/26/2021Susanne Cordes-HoelterhoffTeamEssenz Coaching & Consulting LLC A different perspective on cross-cultural agility with the The Model of Freedom
2/5/2021Uli LaczkovichUllman's Health & Beauty
Immune Boosters: Tried&True and New
1/15/2021Arnd HerwigGABCOutlook, Trends and COVID Impact
on the Automotive Industry
and an update on GABC

Events in 2020

Overview of events in 2020.
12/18/2020Carrie ZarotneyLunch 'n' Zoom with Nurtured HealingMindful Recentering and Reset During Trying Times
[online ZOOM meeting]
12/11/2020GPWA Weihnachtsfeier und Movie Night[online ZOOM Meeting]
11/13/2020Antonie ZieglerMasterclassRealize the Gold within you [online ZOOM meeting]
10/23/2020Molly MacDonald The Pink Fund Breast cancer awareness
[online ZOOM meeting]
10/2/2020Sonja Schildt geht alles besser
8/14/2020Cheryl ThompsonGPWA Lunch 'n ZoomHow White Women can be Allies: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in America
7/17/2020 Monica LevinBody Language for Video Conferencing [online ZOOM meeting]
7/10/2020 Dr. Paula L. RuffinNew Hudson Chiropractic Wellness Center, P.C.Your Environment is Making You Sick....and you don’t even know it!
[online ZOOM meeting]
6/26/2020Mariya FogarasiBudapest: Pearl of the Danube
[online ZOOM meeting]
6/19/2020Brenda MellerMeller MarketingTop 10 Things to do NOW on LinkedIn to Optimize Your Results
[online ZOOM meeting]
6/5/2020Dr. Paula L. RuffinNew Hudson Chiropractic Wellness Center, P.C.Do You Have The Guts To Be Healthy? How the Gut/Brain Connection Keeps You Healthy.
[online ZOOM meeting]
5/15/2020Gail PatricoloFormer Director of Integrated Medicine at Troy BeaumontRegaining Calm in the Covid Storm [online ZOOM meeting]
4/24/2020Steve KramerCertified Maxwell Trainer and CoachLeading Through Crisis Workshop [online ZOOM meeting]
3/20/2020 Monika Levin[postponed due to Covid]Nonverbal Science - The Power of Body Language
2/21/2020Leonor Estrada Predicting how a house will affect your life using Feng Shui
1/24/2020Antonie ZieglerEmbracing the Feminine in an overtly masculine world

Events in 2019

Overview of speakers and topics in 2019
1/18/2019Reinhard LemkeLemke & Associates PLLC“Thoughtful Transatlantic Networking”
“Working the Room”
2/22/2019Kim Boudreau SmithConquering the Hag in the Attic
3/22/2019Alena KeckDigital Transformation: Rethinking how Organizations Deliver Value to their Customers
4/26/2019Jane LarsonSfumatoScent and Sensory Experience through Fragrance and Cocktails
6/9/2019GPWA tourMichigan StateFord Piquette Plant, Detroit
9/13/2019Ashleigh PeltoHuman Trafficking:
Revealing Truth and Busting Myths
10/11/2019Christina GriesserGPWAWomen Trailblazers:
100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in Germany and the US
11/15/2019Grossmeister Quingshan LiuEnergie fuer Koerper und SeeleFaszinierende Welt des Qigong
12/7/2019WeihnachtsfeierGPWAWild Lights and Dinner

Events in 2018

Overview of speakers and topics in 2018
1/26/2018Ken SeawellEAM Consulting Group Building Relationships through Bonding & Rapport
2/23/2018The MINDs Eye Healing & Meditation Center The MINDs EyeChinese New Year
3/19/2018Dr. Geertje Tutschka ICF Deutschland e.V.Female Leadership
4/13/2018Mariya Fogarasi German-American Evening
5/11/2018Janier BarnerVolunteer Work in Germany:
The Refugee Crisis from an American Perspective
6/9/2018Historic Indian Village in DetroitGPWAGuided Tour of Historic Indian Village in Detroit
9/21/2018Ina Beyer-Graichen
Business ohne Etikette?! - Wie wir auch heute noch von Knigge PROFITieren können
10/12/2018Detroit Regional ChamberPresentation and City Tour
11/16/2018Barbara Boldt Networking for Success Across Cultures
12/2/2018Detroit Institute of ArtsGPWA Guided Tour of the DIA and Holiday Dinner

Events in 2017

History of speakers and topics in 2017
1/13/2017Gerda MaassWellness with Gerda
True Health is Possible
2/10/2017Danielle WorkmanWomen, Wealth and Widowhood
3/24/2017Nicole Seichterwww.Strengths4you.comEnjoy a New Approach to Stress and Burnout
4/28/2017Astrid HeineÜber den Wolken -
Reisetips für die, die schon alles wissen.
5/19/2017Gisela BoschDie Kunst des Handwebens
und das Landleben in Guatemala
9/15/2017Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
10/20/2017Sara Villani
Basics of Paranormal Investigation
11/10/2017Prof. Elisabeth Thoburn
Kuba Libre - von Batista bis Bacardi. Ein Cocktail aus Land, Leuten Politik, Kunst und Kultur, gemixt mit Travel Tips
12/3/2017WeihnachtsveranstaltungNoel Night Detroit with Dinner at Macabee's

Events in 2016

History of speakers and topics in 2016
12/4/2016WeihnachtsfeierMeadow BrooksAnnual Holiday Walk
11/18/2016Dr. Ilka NeumannOhrenaerztinHörverlust, Ohrenschmerzen und Schwindel - einfach erklärt und richtig behandelt.
10/14/2016Katja ClassicImmobilienkauf/
-verkauf und Karriereperspektiven als Immobilienmaklerin
09/16/2016Sharon BlumenoAutomation AlleyOverview of Automation Alley and Assistance to Foreign Firms
06/10/2016Andrew BemishEstate Planning
06/04/2016GPWA Art Tour Detroit
05/20/2016Gisela BoschInternal BalanceFaszinierende Fakten über Faszien:
Welche Rolle spielt das Bindegewebe im Körper?
04/30/2016GPWA Ladies Wellness EventVerdurous Me , Wixomsign up here
04/15/2016Holly Gorecki &
Cindy Read
Detroit Children's CenterTBD
(zum Treffen können Kleidungsspenden mitgebracht werden)
03/18/2016Prof. Elisabeth ThoburnHinter den eisernen Vorhängen: DDR und Nordkorea
02/12/2016Dr. Theodore DegenhardtFunctional versus Cosmetic Dentistry
01/15/2016Prof. Claudia DroßelNeue Verhaltens-therapien, Achtsamkeit und Akzeptanz

Events in 2015

History of speakers and topics in 2015
12/13/2015Weihnachtsfeier Yacht Club und Trinity Church in Detroit
11/13/2015Birgit BehrendtVice President, Global Programs & Purchasing Operations,
Ford Motor Company
Women in Leadership - Achieving Personal and Professional Growth
10/23/2015Emily Pitchford-Boeuf USart BoutiqueArt in Detroit
09/11/2015Frederick W. HoffmanHonorary Consul in MichiganCitizen Diplomacy - US and Germany
08/08/2015GPWA with Michigan TravelsDetroit TourDetroit, MI
05/08/2015Prof. Elisabeth Thoburn Die Dialektik
des Islam
04/17/2015Stephanie KulpeMichigan Travels LLCReiseziele in Michigan
03/20/2015Nicole SeichterSeichter Coaching Stresspraevention - ganz einfach .. erstmal richtig atmen
02/27/2015Mary Elmore WoodsLegal Shield-Marees Favorite Things LLC Identity Theft - Protection for your Family and Life Events / Family Legal Plans for the 21st Century Woman
01/16/2015Toria Lee Anderson WellFit Health Solutions Top Ten Tips For Weight Loss

Events in 2014

History of speakers and Topics in 2014
Date SpeakerOrganizationTopic
12/5 - 12/7/2014GPWATrip to ChicagoWeihnachtsmarkt
11/15/2014GPWANetworking Fair All About Women
10/17/2014Anja DittmeierAttachment Based Coaching Frauen international: Von der „Spouse-Mouse“ zur Power-Frau … im Short Cut
09/19/2014Cilla TomasCilla Financial Services LLCWomen's need for financial planning and security - Workshop
06/13/2014Martina WeisSkintastic SpaBasics der Hautpflege und Make up für die Frau ab 30
05/16/2014Chris StepienChris Stepien Creative ServicesThree Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah
04/25/2014Tina GeorgievaBowman & BrookeIntroduction of Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program
03/21/2014Dorothee SchulerVon Politikern und anderen Menschen
02/28/2014Karen DiChiraDetroit Opera HouseFairy Tales
01/31/2014Birgit Kuschelwww.theconnectconcept.comDas A und O der erfolgreichen, internationalen Kommunikation

Events in 2013

History of speakers and Topics in 2013
12/6/2013GPWA Holiday NightsGreenfield VillageDinner with Family at Holiday Nights
11/15/2013Sergeant Philip A. ReichSafety Concerns
10/18/2013Sylvia Becker-Hill Workshop: Geld oder Liebe
09/27/2013Kai Blumhttp://www.kaiblum.comFettnäpfchenführer USA
06/07/2013Tom How to Delegate Effectively
05/17/2013Anja Dittmeier Was ist Liebe und wozu brauchen wir sie?
05/03 - 05/05/2013GPWA Getaway WeekendSleeping Bear Dunes
04/13/2013GPWA OutingDetroit Opera HousePrivate Tour of the Detroit Opera House including backstage tour followed by lunch
03/15/2013Sylvia The Evolution of Love & Money
02/08/2013Mary Jane Mapes, MA, CSP You CAN Teach a Pig to Sing – Create Great Relationships…with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
01/11/2013Suzan Beydoun, MD and Kal Beidas Misconception of Middle Eastern Women

Events in 2012

History of speakers and Topics in 2012
12/02/2012GPWAChristmas Brunch
11/09/2012Mary Kay Shelton How big business has taken over farming, how they mass produce genetically engineered crops and have industrialized meat production
10/19/2012Geertje Detroit-Brief-Roman
09/21/2012Carla M. Thompson, Taking Your Personal Safety to the Next Level
07/29/2012GPWA Edsel & Eleanor Ford HouseGPWA July Tour and Luncheon
06/08/2012Cordula BredemeierEducator, ADD-Coach
Hilfe, ich kann mich nicht konzentrieren
Probleme von Menschen mit AD(H)S und Einblicke in praktische Hilfsmoeglichkeiten
05/18/2012Cilla TomasDetroit Financial Group LLCPearls of Wisdom: Financial Planning for Women
04/27/2012Tom BorgTom Borg Consulting, LLC
Keeping a Positive Attitude in a Sometimes Negative World
03/16/2012Anja DittmeierAttachment-Based Coaching / Family Coaching & Education
Bildung braucht Bindung
02/15/2012Gerda MaasNutritionist
Right Nutrition - Gateway to Health
01/20/2012Ray Santerini Aim High Empowerment
Goal Setting - From New Year's Resolution to Habit

Events in 2011

History of speakers and topics in 2011
11/04/2011Emily HayPlease see
Hay There Social Media, LLC

for information about our speaker!
Social Media
10/21/2011no meeting
09/22/2011Dawn Schluter
Attorney and Counselor At Law
Personal Services Practice Group Leader
www.millercanfield.comEstate planning concerns and other important legal issues Germans living in the US need to know about
more information
08/2011Get together - no speakerGPWASummer Party at Rica's Pool
07/2011Summer Break
06/05/2011GWPAGWPA Sommer-Grillparty
05/20/2011Danielle Workman to Becoming a
Woman of Influence
05/05 - 05/08GWPATrip to Beaver Island
04/29 - 05/01GWPATrip to Las Vegas, Nevada -Annual Getaway Trip
04/15/2011Sylvia Becker-Hill, PCC Executive Moves with a Safety-Net: How knowing your own comfort-zones and change-patterns can help you live a more fulfilling life
03/22/2011GPWA Networking FairGPWACommunication and networking with organizations, businesses, educational facilities: GPWA Networking Fair
02/18/2011Corinne Walker, Barbara HesseCOWA
Erwartungen, Tatsachen, Relocation
01/22/2011Rita Müller Psychologist, Socialworker and TherapistWieso redest du eigentlich dauernd von meiner Mutter?” -Die spannende Mutter-Tochter Beziehung-

Events in 2010

Overview of speakers and topics in 2010
12/2010Christmas Party
11/2010Robert M. Birach
Attorney at Law at www.cgblegal.comUnderstanding and Digesting the United States Visa System,
Dual Citizenship
10/2010Bert Ikner Sr. Technical Recruiting Manager of Ajilon ConsultingResume writing and Interview Techniques
09/2010Petra Beierling
Educational Software
July/AugSummer Break
06/2010Denise Anne TaylorCooperation with FFWNBusiness Etiquette,
05/2010Senator Gilda Jacobs(D-Huntington Woods)Michigan's Financial Situation
April/MayGPWA-Tour to Holland, MI
04/2010Dr. Sabine Kollment-ScharlVermeidung von Gefahrensituationen und einfache Selbstverteidigungstechniken
03/2010Bill OlsenFord Motor Company
The unknown advantage of being multi-lingual in international business with automotive illustrations and a discussion of state of the art automotive safety
02/2010Cooperation with FFWNShifting Direction:
Keys to Approaching Difficult Situation
01/2010Gerald Mattheswww.givethanksbakery.comHow a little piece of Europe came to Michigan

Overview of event speakers and topics 2003-2009

This post is also available in: German