Meg Bucaro

Loras College Women’s Leadership Alliance to host alumna, communications coach Sept. 12

Meg Bucaro to present “Speak Up to Stand Out: How to Use Your Voice and Become Your Strongest Advocate”

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Loras College Women’s Leadership Alliance will host alumna and communications coach, Meg Bucaro, as she presents “Speak Up to Stand Out: How to Use Your Voice and Become Your Strongest Advocate” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the Alumni Campus Center. All are welcome to register at by Sept. 4.

Bucaro, a 1998 graduate of Loras College and founder of Meg Bucaro Communications, empowers people to perform at their highest level by communicating with comfort and certainty. She’ll share best practices and innovative techniques to help individuals increase their confidence in communicating in both their personal and professional lives.

“Even the most experienced professionals can have a tendency toward communication behaviors that undermine their confidence and the strength of their voice,” she said. “This program focuses on rooting out those behaviors that can undermine success.”

Over the past eight years, Bucaro’s clients have seen improvement during sale pitches, political candidate forums, impromptu speaking situations, job interviews and general presentations. She also speaks to women’s groups on the “superwoman syndrome.”

Bucaro, an active member of the National Speakers Association, has taught communication studies in higher education for 17 years. She is currently an adjunct instructor of communications at Elgin Community College.

The Loras Women’s Leadership Alliance launched in 2017 with its mission to create educational opportunities and sessions for dialogue, as they pertain to leadership growth. One of the goals of the group is to engage women on the Loras College campus and in alumni communities, connecting or reconnecting them with the College. It awarded its first scholarship last spring and its second this fall. The Alliance is guided by a volunteer board of alumni, faculty and staff.

For more information on the Women’s Alliance, contact Cayla Schneider, the staff member who leads the Alliance and director of annual giving, at or 563.588.7328.

Loras leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan institutions to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras ranks among 450 NCAA Division III athletic programs in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings, 13th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges and is among the 200 Best-Loved Colleges in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.

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