Speakers Selected for Young Womens Conference Oct. 11 12

Area women will share their experiences and advice for success at the 3rd annual Young Women Lead Conference October 11 and 12 at Ashland Community and Technical College. They will join keynote speaker Julie Marie Carrier in presenting a leadership, education and development tips to high-school junior girls from Eastern Kentucky.

Nikki Bryant, a retired Super Middleweight Professional World Champion Boxer, will be the General Session speaker on the topic, Be Extraordinary. She is now an Associate Professor and Pharmacy Program Coordinator at ACTC. She will talk about how a positive attitude, determination, hard work, and sacrifice are key factors that will allow you to overcome life's obstacles and find your own way to success.

Be Love is the topic for Sydnee Baker MSW, CSW, a Foster Care Therapist at NECCO.

So You Want to Be a Veterinarian is the subject for Amy Bess, DVM, veterinarian with Bellefonte Animal Clinic, and her daughter Kathryn, a Russell High School senior.

Empowered to be Different is the topic for Kendra Brown, Policy Director at the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus.

Where Im going, Where Im From is the topic for Sarah Diamond Burroway, Director of Grants amp; Contracts at ACTC.

Getting Ahead by Giving: How Volunteerism and Advocacy Work Can Help You While Helping Others is the subject for Jerri Compton, Executive Director at United Way of Northeast Kentucky.

The ABCs of the Arts is the topic for Melanie Cornelison, Artistic Director at Paramount Arts Center.

Weird Science: Extract Your Own DNA from Home is the topic for Ashley Cox, ACTC Biology Instructor.

Teen Dating Violence: Is My Relationship Healthy is the topic for Kelsey Crowe, a Child Advocate at Safe Harbor of Northeast KY.

The Stellar Path to Space Science in College is the topic for Kennedy Haught, a student at Morehead State Universitys Space Science Center.

Stranger Safety Education Program is the topic for Lynne Glenn and Keith Herron, Sr. from the Stranger Safety Education Program at The Child Connection, Inc.

We Have Come a Long Way Baby is the topic for Titine Lawlis, MSCJ, a paralegal at Divine Justice and part-time ACTC Criminal Justice Instructor.

Pivot Like Pacman: The Winding Road to Success and Staying Happy along The Way is the topic for Mae Marks, Business Outreach Manager at Oldham Chamber amp; Economic Development.

Interviewing Skills is the topic for Katie McKnight, Senior Human Resources Consultant at Marathon Petroleum Company.

The Power of Yoga is the topic for Kathy Lynn Mejia, Certified RYT 200 Yoga Instructor and owner of Eternal Yoga and Pilates.

Lets Go Places! Careers at Toyota is the topic for Kim Sweazy, External Affairs / Community Relations Specialist, and Katherine Mulloy from Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY, Inc.

Be Confident, Be Beautiful is the topic for Amber Weddington, ACTC Human Resource Specialist.

The Emcee will be Julie Reeves, radio host on 93.7 The Dawg and a former Virgin Records country recording star.

The conference is sponsored primarily by Toyota Motor Engineering amp; Manufacturing North America, Inc. in partnership with ACTC, SOAR and local organizations. Registration is thorough high school counselors in Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Lawrence, Lewis and Rowan counties.

Registration is through high school counselors. For conference information, go to: youngwomenlead.com/Ashland or email Karen Coburn at: karen.coburn@kctcs.edu.