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March 13th, 2024

11:00-5:00 pm

Stillwater Place, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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Navigating your career and personal life as a female professional in your 20s and 30s can be challenging, which is why we’ve carefully crafted a women’s forum tailored to the emerging female professional in Cleveland.

Unlike your typical women in leadership event, we’ve created a half-day experience consisting of nothing but professional and personal advice to help guide up-and-coming women in Cleveland. Join us as we explore the power of female collaboration, work to silence our inner critics, and learn how to thrive with confidence in our careers from some of Cleveland’s most noteworthy, inspiring, and insightful professionals!

Conquering Imposter Syndrome

This session will help you uncover strategies to conquer self-doubt, silence your inner critic, and thrive with confidence in your career.

Presented by: 
Bethany Studenic, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Enlightened Solutions
Chinenye Nkemere, Co-Founder and Director of Strategy, Enlightened Solutions

Rising Together

Every woman’s success propels us all forward. Through this panel discussion, we will explore the power of fostering connections, lifting up voices and creating a culture of collaboration amongst the women you work with!

Blake Babcock, Vice President of Client Engagement, Staffing Solutions Enterprises 
Jane Christyson, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
Marisa Darden, Partner, Benesch Law
Mike Milby, Chief Executive Officer, Ratliff & Taylor, Inc.
Moderated By: Jazmin Bailey, Fox 8 News Cleveland

Work & Life Harmony

This panel discussion will equip you with skills to prioritize well-being, set boundaries, stop tying your self-worth to your job, and redefine success on your terms!

Sara Martin,Chief Operating Officer, Bober Markey Federovich
Hannah Delis, Chief Human Resources Officer, Swagelok
Janet Reed-James, Chief Human Resources Officer, CHN Housing Partners
Moderated By: Shannon Smith, Cleveland 19 News

Decide What You Want!

This session will help you discover the keys to your success: Knowing your worth, finding your voice, and daring to step beyond your comfort zone.

Presented by: 
June Ryan, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, June Ryan Global Solutions 
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Cathy Belk, President and CEO, Deaconess Foundation
Robyn Gordon, Director, Center Operations Directorate, NASA Glenn Research Center
Kim Jenkins Manigault, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, PayPal
June Ryan, Rear Admiral, United States Coast Guard (Ret.)

"It was incredible to be a part of this event"

All of the speakers were AMAZING and the information shared in that room was so positive and encouraging.

"A truly refreshing event for women"

It’s refreshing to see an organization walking the walk and talking the talk. This is not lip service, it is an actual organization devoted to serving young professionals and the NE Ohio area.

"This event spoke truth into my heart and soul"

I think many young women leaders should attend events like this more often. Coming off a pandemic it has been hard to navigate networking and find confidence in yourself. This event rejuvenated, empowered me, spoke truth into my heart and soul.

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