Date(s) - November 10, 2023
Stuart's Opera House
Check out these moments from the 7th Annual Athens Area Women’s+ Summit:
panelists: Faith Knutsen, Leah Magyary, Jessie Powers, and Ruth Dudding.
The Athens Area Women’s+ Summit will return for a seventh consecutive year to empower and inspire local women on Friday, November 10, 2023. Attendees will convene at Stuart’s Opera House to enjoy a day full of speaker sessions, networking, and fun.
The Athens Area Women’s+ Summit creates a space for attendees from all career fields and levels to come together and enjoy opportunities for connection, community-building, and self-discovery in a safe and welcoming environment. Featuring our Keynote Address, “Connected: Finding Genuine Connection in an Overly Connected World” presented by Jessica Kopelwitz, the days’ sessions will use a mix of academic approaches, real-life experiences, and interactive exercises to take attendees on a journey of personal and professional development and leave them feeling energized, emboldened, and capable of making change in their life and community. Scroll down for a list of presentation summaries and speaker bios!
Apart from engaging speaker sessions, attendees will be treated to both breakfast and lunch, where networking and forging new connections is encouraged. Throughout the day there will also be the chance to receive an on-site mammogram from the OhioHealth Mobile Mammography Unit.
2023 Women’s+ Summit Agenda*
8:15am: Registration and Breakfast
9:15am: Session #1
10:30am: Panel Presentation
1:00pm: Session #2
2:45pm: Keynote Address
*subject to change
Session and speaker info
This year, everyone will attend the panel discussion and keynote address together, and attendees will be given the option to select which speaker they would like to hear during Session #1 and Session #2. Please click on the options below for a presentation summary and speaker bio.
presented by Ruth Dudding, CHES, CHW; Faith Knutsen; Leah Magyary; and Jessie Powers
Session #1 Options:
“Discovering What’s Holding You Back from Going After Your Dreams and Goals” presented by Teresa Curtiss
“How the Enneagram Can Make You a More Compassionate and Effective Leader, Co-Worker, and Human Being” presented by Kelly Madewell, LISW-S
“Being Resilient” presented by Layla Sweet
Session #2 Options:
“Elevate Your Political Voice – 9 Ways to Understand, Engage, and Activate” presented by Emily Quick Schriver
“Steel Rods: Defining Your Core Strengths in a Barbenheimer World” presented by Elizabeth Guarino, M.Ed.
“The Tough Stuff: Navigating Difficult Conversations” presented by Jenny Stotts
Moments from the 2022 Athens Area Women’s+ Summit:
Thank you to our Planning committee, sponsors, and volunteers!
Area 14 Workforce Development Board
Hyacinth Bean Florist
Monday Creek Publishing
Melissa Bailes, Marriott Inn & Suites
Sarah Debroas, Herlihy Moving & Storage
Lindsey Slater, Ohio University Inn
Keely Stockwell, OhioHealth
Shawna Stump, State Farm Insurance Agent
Mallory Swaim, Mathews Insurance
Hanna Vorisek, Ohio University