Schedule

Day 1 – Thursday Feb. 21

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9:00am – 9:30am

Main Hall

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7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service is provided from the Holiday Inn, Trustmark Park, Pearl, Mississippi to the Muse Center. Travel time 5-7 minutes.

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7:30 AM—8:30 AM

Registration

Continental Breakfast

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8:30 AM

Call to Order & Welcome

Colleen Hartfield, State Chair, WHEMN
Renee Cotton
, 2019 WHEMN Conference Site Coordinator

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8:45 AM

Special VIP Greetings

Sarah Bailey Thomas, National Football League Official, First Female Referee in the NFL

Introduction

Dot Easterwood Murphy, First Female Football Coach in Collegiate Athletics

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9:00 AM

General Session I – Panel

“Women Leaders in State Government”

  • Katie Blount,  Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
  • Laura Jackson, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration
  • Amy Tuck, Vice President for Campus Services, Mississippi State University, and former Lieutenant Governor of the State of Mississippi
  • Alyce Clark, District 69, Mississippi House of Representatives
  • Camille Scales Young, Principal and Director, Cornerstone, Government Affairs
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10:00 AM

Networking Break 1/Door Prizes

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10:15 AM

General Session II – Speaker

“Thriving Across Time: Maximizing Multi-Generational Teams”
Amy Whitten
, CEO, The Whitten Group

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11:15 AM

Networking Break 2/Door Prizes

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11:30 AM

Lunch and Keynote Address

“The Garbage Truck Comes on Tuesdays and Fridays”
Janie Walters
, Champion Communications

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1:00 PM

General Session III – Speaker

“Leading the Way to Parity: Preparation, Persistence and the Role of Women Presidents.”
Ashley Gray
, Program Manager, American Council on Education, National Women’s Network

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1:30 PM

General Session IV – Panel

“Ready to Lead – Women in the Presidency”

  • Dr. Mary Graham, President, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • Dr, Jane Hulon, President, Copiah-Lincoln Community College
  • Dr. Barbara McMillin, President, Blue Mountain College
  • Nora Miller, President, Mississippi University for Women
  • Dr. Beverly Hogan, President, Tougaloo College
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2:45 PM

Networking Break 3/Door Prizes & Refreshments

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3:00 PM

General Session V – Panel

“Confronting Bias, Leading Beyond Gender and Race”

  • April Grayson, Director of Community Building, The Winter Institute for Racial Conciliation
  • Tracy DeVries, Executive Director, Women’s Foundation of Mississippi
  • Jacqueline “Jackie” Byrd Martin, Community Building Team, The Winter Institute for Racial Conciliation
  • Cassandra Overton-Welchlin, Director, Mississippi Women’s Economic Security Initiative, a project of the Mississippi Low Income Child Care Initiative
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4:00 PM

General Session VI

“Stand Up and Stand Out – Shakin’ up Your Style”

  • Jane Taylor Foster, Stylist and Lifestyle Blogger
  • Ebony Robinson, Fashion Merchandising Instructor, Hinds Community College
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4:30 PM

Door Prizes and Announcements

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4:45 PM

Shuttle Service to Hotel

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5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Wine and Cheese Reception, Vendor Showcase

Holiday Inn, Trustmark Park, Pearl, MS

Day 2 – Friday Feb. 22

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9:00am – 9:30am

Main Hall

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By Jane Doe ,Event Coordinator

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7:30 AM

Shuttle Service

From hotel to Muse Center

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7:30 AM—8:30 AM

Registration

Continental Breakfast

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8:30 AM

Call to Order & Welcome

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8:45 AM

General Session VII – Speaker

Women as Leaders – How to Stand Up and Be Seen”
Sherry Toler, Licensed Practical Counselor (LPC)

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9:30 AM

General Session VIII – Panel, Women’s Health and Wellness

  • Dr. Menarvia Nixon Gaddis, M.D., Neurosurgeon, Merit Health
  • Dr. Myrna A. Nickens, Cardiologist, University of Mississippi, Medical Center
  • Kelly Engelmann, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Enhanced Wellness Center
  • Dr. Portia Travis, DNP, Director, Transition to Registered Nurse Program, Hinds Community College
  • Moderator, Sherry Pitts, CEO, Merit Health Woman’s Hospital
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10:45 AM

Networking Break 5/Door Prizes

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11:00 AM

General Session IX – Speaker

“Financial Wellness for Women”
Natella Boulton, Senior Financial Advisor and a Senior Portfolio Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

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11:45 AM

WHEMN Business Meeting

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12:15 PM

Luncheon and 2019 WHEMN Leadership Award

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1:30 PM

Adjournment

Shuttle Service, from Muse Center to Hotel

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