The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to that tickets are now on-sale for the sixth annual Athens Area Women’s+ Summit on Friday, October 28, 2022 at Stuart’s Opera House.

This fun-filled, all-day conference has been designed to inspire and empower attendees from all career fields and levels. Scroll down for some pics from last year and head over to the 2022 Women’s+ Summit Event Page for a detailed agenda and full list of session choices and speaker bios.


Thank you to our event sponsors!


Check out some of our favorite moments from the 2021 Women’s Summit:

Stuart’s Opera House on the morning of the 5th Annual Athens Area Women’s Summit.

The Stuart's Opera House lobby waiting in the morning to greet attendees.

Networking during breakfast/registration.

The breakfast buffet spread, sponsored by Quidel and provided by Brenen’s Coffee Café.

Attendees listening to opening remarks by Athens Area Chamber of Commerce President Dani Underhill.

Layla Sweet during her “Generating Energy” presentation.

Attendees participating during Layla Sweet’s “Generating Energy” session.

Dr. Kay-Anne Darlington presenting her session “From Negative Net Worth to My First 100k” on the stage at Stuart’s Opera House.

Attendees take notes during Dr. Kay-Anne Darlington’s session “From Negative Net Worth to My First 100k.”

Cheryl Prusinski referring to a slide during her presentation “The Deaf Community.”

The tables set up for lunch with notebooks from Lunch sponsor Hocking Valley Bank.

The OhioHealth Mobile Mammography Unit, an in-person perk, parked outside Stuart’s Opera House.

LeeAnn Helber referring to a slide during her presentation “A Unicorn’s Journey: Navigating Professional Choices in Search of the Perfect Job”.

An attendee listening to LeeAnn Helber present.

Cat Russell presenting “Recalculating: Course Correcting Allyship to Realign Intent and Impact” on the stage of Stuart’s Opera House.

Attendees taking notes during Cat Russell’s presentation “Recalculating: Course Correcting Allyship to Realign Intent and Impact.”

Attendees taking notes during Michelle Wilson’s presentation “Align Your Money With Your Values.”

Participants discussing topics during Michelle Wilson’s presentation “Align Your Money With Your Values.”


Chamber President Dani Underhill and Director of Operations Dawn Worley-Sims share a moment in the middle of the event.

Lunch time gave attendees an opportunity to catch up.

Connecting over lunch.

Networking and lunching.

Forming connections during the lunch break.

Attendees sharing a laugh and forming connections at the Athens Area Women’s Summit.

Attendees sharing a laugh.

Attendees wait in line for the lunch buffet, sponsored by Hocking Valley Bank and provided by Hocking College Culinary.

Janice M. Wright presenting “The Power of ‘ISMS’”

Emily Latta speaking virtually during the Healthcare Roundtable session.

Summit planning committee member Tammy Bobo moderating the virtual Healthcare Roundtable session from the stage of Stuart’s Opera House.

An attendee takes notes during the “I Am Worth Defending!” session presented by Rebekah Mendez

Susan Barga, a member of the Women’s Summit planning committee, taking a break from setting up the lobby.

Attendees all went home with Athens Area Women’s Summit tumblers.

Attendees connect while waiting for the keynote presentation to begin.

Attendees networking during cocktail hour.

Keynote presenter Michelle Greenfield speaking during her “Grounded and Centered Leadership” session.

Michelle Greenfield presenting her keynote address “Grounded and Centered Leadership”

Michelle Greenfield speaks from the stage during her keynote address.

An attendee following Michelle Greenfield’s guided breathing exercise during the keynote address.

Listening to the keynote address by Michelle Greenfield.

Attendees raise their hands in the air at the end of Michelle Greenfield’s guided relaxation exercise.

Chamber President Dani Underhill closing out the Summit.