Women Who Lead

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UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center

15 R D C Road, Tifton, GA 31793

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

“Women Who Lead” will bring the experience, wisdom, and energy of women leaders together in a one-day event in Tifton. Executives, community leaders, and business owners will come together to provide inspiration, share challenges and setbacks while ultimately focusing on overcoming objectives and providing best practices for women in Georgia. Hear from incredible speakers, participate in relevant breakout sessions and network with fellow attendees as we promote the influence of women in the workplace and beyond.


ACE Spotlight

Grace Fricks, President & CEO, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

Panel Discussion – Breaking Through; Shattering the Glass Ceiling

PanelistsCarolyn Bermudez, State President, Georgia, Liberty Utilities, Marion Fedrick, President, Albany State University, Teresa MacCartney, COO, Board of Regents University System of Georgia

ModeratorStephanie Martin, Chief Financial Officer, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Keynote Delivery – Cathy Cox, President, Georgia College & State University

BREAKOUT SESSION #1.) Mentoring Matters – Women mentorship helps women gain confidence and access to opportunities in an often still male dominated business environment. This breakout session will address the importance of women mentoring women to aid in professional development.

Jana Dyke, President/CEO, Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission  

BREAKOUT SESSION #2.) Professional Branding – How do you create a “mark” around your name and your career? A strong professional brand can lead to new opportunities. This breakout session is designed to help you think about your brand and the importance it is to your growth and development as a leader.

Elyse C. Davis, Statewide Community Development Manager, Georgia Power 

Panel Discussion – Beyond the Balancing Act; Redefining Work/Life Balance

PanelistsSharna Barnes, CEO, Complete Contract Consulting, Lisa Clarke, Founder & CEO, ATL Search Group, Dr. Tracy Brundage, President, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

ModeratorBarbara Rivera Holmes, President and CEO Albany Area Chamber 

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