100 WOMEN POWER CONNECT 2018 Speakers


Your Host:  Jocelyn Giangrande, President & Founder, SASHE, LLC

Jocelyn Giangrande (YOUR HOST):  Featured in Women’s Day, HR Magazine, and author of  “What’s In Your Sandwich? 10 Surefire Ingredients for Career Success, career expert Jocelyn Giangrande, helps professionals build the confidence to unlock their potential.

With over 10 years of mentoring and coaching, Jocelyn has a reputation of helping professionals navigate careers with confidence. A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a graduate of Cornell University Diversity Leadership Program, Jocelyn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Colby College, a Masters of Arts degree in Human Resources Management, from Marygrove College and is a graduate of Inforum’s Center for Women’s Leadership program. View full bio:  Jocelyn’s Bio


Sit in on a candid dialog with successful leaders discussing the what it takes to make it in careers and business.  Enhance your wisdom through their stories, lessons- learned and advice.  

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Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, President and CEO of Washtenaw Community College, leads the institution’s organization, administration and strategic direction, while serving more than 100,000 students and community members annually, employing nearly 1,500 employees and an operational budget over $100 million.

A strong advocate for the skilled trades, Dr. Bellanca is the first in her family to attend college and has an unconventional career journey. With over 20 years of executive leadership, prior to joining Washtenaw Community College, Dr. Bellanca also served as the President of Northwood University’s West Palm Beach Campus, the President of St. Clair Community College and the Provost of Macomb Community College. She’s the fourth president to lead Washtenaw Community College, since its inception in 1965.

Having helped the development of apprentice and pre-apprenticeship programs, leading students to careers where they can earn while they learn, Dr. Bellanca is an energetic, committed and visionary leader with a passion for teaching, student learning, professional development and organizational growth. She also led seven successful public millage campaigns, raising millions in private fund raising, including over $15 million in scholarships and grants. In 2016, Washtenaw County voters passed a ten-year, $12.5 million millage renewal, with 70.4% voter approval.

Under Dr. Bellanca’s leadership, Washtenaw Community College hosts instructor training for three international unions– the of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA), International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, and Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA). These three unions bring more than 3,500 instructors and staff to WCC resulting in over a $16 million economic impact to the area.

Her international experiences include working with higher education institutions in China, Germany, Guatemala, Canada and Qatar.



Johnson serves as the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of COTS, the largest homeless shelter in Michigan. A certified life coach and a Harvard Business School Executively Trained professional,  her career in human services began at Lutheran Child and Family Services of Michigan.

Mrs. Johnson joined the COTS staff in 1990 and climbed the leadership ladder to become the Chief Executive Officer. Having worked her way up, taking on leadership roles and additional responsibility, Johnson is responsible for earning COTS a distinction as a leader in housing.

In her current role,  Johnson leads the planning, developing, and monitoring of all programs to ensure contractual compliance and quality services to consumer groups  while leading a team of over 100 employees. Under Ms. Johnson’s leadership, COTS’ services has grown to include permanent supportive housing through Shelter Plus Care, the OMEGA project and the Buersmeyer’s Manor facility. Ms. Johnson continues to earn accolades for her visionary approach to ending the cycle of homelessness.  Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kalamazoo College.

Mark Angott


Angott started out in business in 1976, as a young graduate of Michigan State University (BA in Accounting), working as a controller for a small company. In 1981, he joined ASG as an account manager, and nine years later, he took over the company. Soon afterward, he added a Financial Services practice, which now serves as the foundation for ASG service offerings.

Throughout his career with ASG, Mark has recruited in the financial services sector. He possesses a wealth of knowledge about the industry and its people, and has led the office in billings for many years. Mark believes very much in the principles of honesty, integrity and professionalism, and takes pride in leading by example, working with a highly-competent team to recruit top-level talent to ASG’s client companies. His core philosophy is that the customer is king, and that the service does not end with recruiting. Once outstanding talent is in place, Mark continues to act as an advisor on matters of staffing and talent management. He works closely with clients, representing them in the marketplace in order to help them grow their business.


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