Young Women Lead celebrates 7 years at ACTC
Oct. 2, 2019
Ashland Community and Technical College will host its seventh annual Young Women
Lead conference Oct. 17 and 18 at its Technology Drive Campus.
More than 600 high school girls from the FIVCO area, as well as Ohio and West Virginia, have been invited to this year’s event where they will hear from local women who will share their experiences and advice for success.
Those women will join keynote speaker Kim Joiner in presenting leadership, education and personal development tips.
Joiner is the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for strategic engagement. She is the principal advisor to the secretary of defense on matters related to strategic outreach, corporate and stakeholder engagement, community relations, national sports league partnerships, entertainment and documentaries, social responsibility and outreach policy. She also oversees the digital engagement team, which supports 14 platforms with more than 8 million followers.
Other sessions and speakers are:
• Set Your Selfie Up for Success by Kaylee Waller, management at Cintas Corporation
• Addiction: From Slave to Servant by Kayla Parsons, deputy chief of staff for development and projects at Addiction Recovery Care
• Leadership and Politics by Rep. Terri Branham Clark, Kentucky General Assembly – House District 100
• Learning to Become a Leader When You Are the Odd (Wo)Man Out by Susan Barber Martinez, NASA engineer and ACTC graduate
• Smart, Strong and Empowered by Cara Clark, co-owner and manager of Phil Clark’s Martial Arts Academy and development director for the Ironton Catholic School System
• You Don’t Look Like an Investigator by Angela Rigsby, investigator with the Department of Public Advocacy
• Just Breathe by Oreatha Murray, admissions advisor/recruiter for Ohio University Southern and AFAA (Athletic Fitness Association of America) Certified
• Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships by Kelsey Pricer, child/family advocate at Safe Harbor of Northeast KY
• What’s Your Financial “Selfie” Score? by April Perry, chairman and CEO at Kentucky Farmers Bank; and Journey Jordan, loan officer at Kentucky Farmers Bank
• Above the Influence by Kaylee Limings, youth empowerment specialist at Pathways, Inc.
• How to Land the Job by Katie McKnight and Tara McKnight, human resource professionals at Marathon Petroleum Company
• Not Your Typical Traffic Stop by Angel O’Pell Holmes, police officer with the Ashland Police Department; Rugina Lunce, human trafficking coordinator for Drug Enforcement Special Investigation West (DESI West); and Corporal Jennifer M. DeMeyer, West Virginia State Trooper
• Oh, The Places You’ll Go When You Allow Passion to Drive Your Purpose by Lori Baier, employee at the Fletcher Group and Entrepreneur
• Around the Web In 180 Seconds by Cally Wurts, MDT coordinator and former advocate at Hope’s Place Child Advocacy Center
The conference is sponsored primarily by Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. in partnership with ACTC, SOAR, Marathon Petroleum, King’s Daughter’s Medical Center, City National Bank of WV, Ashland Credit Union, Kentucky Farmers Bank, Members Choice Credit Union, Ernie and Trish Pitt, Boyd County Public Library, Creative Marketing and other local businesses. Registration is through high school counselors in the Tri-State.