The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the third annual Athens Area Women’s Summit on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Stuart’s Opera House! This all-day conference has been designed to inspire and empower attendees from all career fields and levels. Inspirational speakers and community exemplars will take attendees through a journey of personal and professional development through both academic approaches and real-life experiences.

Tickets are $75 and go on sale Monday, August 26 at 8am.

New this year! We will be offering complimentary professional headshots by January Heuss Photography during breakfast, lunch, networking, and post-conference. This service is limited to 40 attendees. In addition, Monday Creek Publishing is donating journals with beautiful artwork by Kristin Franks Slemmer.

New this year! Compliments of Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Mobile Health Screening Clinic will be onsite from 11am-2pm offering free screenings for total blood cholesterol panel, blood glucose (sugar) and blood pressure, as well as one-on-one education. ALSO, compliments of OhioHealth, the Mobile Mammography Unit will be on site from 8am-2pm. Appointments are required for the Mobile Mammography Unit – please indicate on your registration if you are interested in scheduling.

Register Here!

Financial Assistance Application 


Conference Agenda (subject to change):

8:15am – 8:45am – Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided by Nelsonville Emporium, Pork and Pickles, and Dirty Girl Coffee)
8:45am – 9:00am – Welcome
9:15am – 10:15am – Session 1A – Marquita Rockamore – Balancing Your Profession with Passions
9:15am – 10:15am – Session 1B – Women’s Health Roundtable (Dr. Kathleen Bertuna, Dr. Jeanne Heaton, Dr. Dawn Sammons, Tori Steen PA-C, and Dr. Anna Wright)
10:15am – 10:30am – Break
10:30am – 11:30am – Session 2A – Tammy Bobo – Staying the Course: How to Survive – and Thrive! – in a Long-Term Career
10:30am – 11:30am – Session 2B – Kristin Meeks – Top Social Media Trends to Grow Your Brand Online
11:30 – 11:45am – Break
11:45pm – 1:00pm – Lunch (provided by Olive Branch Catering)
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Session 3A – Jenny Stotts – Unpack It!: Practical Tips for Finding Your “Why”
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Session 3B – MaryKathyrine Tran – What’s in Your Garden? Utilizing Personal Asset Mapping for Self-Reflection and Goal Setting
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Networking
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Cocktails, Coffee, & Keynote – Dr. Stephanie Tikkanen – Recognizing and Combating Imposter Syndrome

Speaker Bios


What: Athens Area Women’s Summit

Where: Stuart’s Opera House located at 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, OH 45764

When: Friday, October 25, 2019 from 8:30am to 3:30pm

Cost: $75; includes continental breakfast and lunch

How: Registration opens Monday, August 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Planning Committee:

Tammy Bobo, Hocking Valley Bank
Tanya Conrath, Innovation Center
Kris Cornwell
Tara Gilts, OhioHealth
Kristi Kinnard, Career Connections
Dawn Worley-Sims, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Geneva Murray, Ohio University Women’s Center
Michelle Oestrike, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Polly Sumney, Hocking Valley Bank

Please contact Michelle Oestrike at michelle@athenschamber.com for additional questions and exciting Sponsorship Opportunities!


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Session Sponsors:

Head Shot Sponsor:

Empower Sponsors:

Athens Eye Care
Hampton Inn by Hilton & Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Hocking Valley Financial Solutions
Jackie O’s Brewery
Merchants National Bank
Monday Creek Publishing
MS Accounting
Oakview Dermatology
Ohio University Women’s Center
Snider Fuller & Stroh

Supporter Sponsors:

Athens County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Athens Dental Arts
Hyacinth Bean Florist