Carroll County
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2024

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Tuesday, October 15, 2024

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Carroll County Women’s Conference
Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Envision a day that should not be missed! Join us for a day of impactful and engaging sessions on matters that matter to women including facing fear, dealing with conflict, physical and mental health, wellness, self-defense, making key changes, leadership and more!  Each session and panel will be led by amazing women who are prominent in their field. 

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Speakers

Amy Schmidt is a confidence, reinvention expert, and storyteller. She is a sought-after thought-leader and media expert on a variety of topics, an award-winning podcast host, best-selling author (Cannonball! Fearlessly Facing Midlife and Beyond), and TEDx speaker who has appeared in hundreds of national publications, podcasts, live news, broadcast segments, and radio interviews.

Amy has an eclectic array of experiences including her own story, that lends to her authority on topics such as menopause, reinvention, confidence, empty nesting, parenting through transitions, expat travel and identifying your authentic self. She uses her positive approach to encourage people to be the best version of themselves.

As a former journalist turned ‘trailing spouse’ staying home to raise her children, Amy’s voice and action-oriented advice allow people to move the needle on their journey and make positive changes in their health, their relationships, and become an advocate for aging fearlessly. At the age of 49, she knew there was more to do and more to learn so she launched her brand and podcast, Fearlessly Facing Fifty.. Amy is a national keynote speaker, moderator, workshop presenter and panelist.

Gloria Marcott is on a passionate mission to uplift, empower, and train a global community of #1millionwomen. With a remarkable background that combines over two decades of Women’s Self-Defense training expertise and an illustrious 18-year career in Law Enforcement, Gloria is a force for change. 

She is the CEO of Soul Punch Self-Defense and the creator of the #1millionwomen trained movement which she established to radically redefine the safety equation for women and girls.  

Gloria brings an interactive, engaging, and powerful presentation style to her inside out approach to women’s safety. She will equip you with tools, knowledge, and confidence and her promise to you is that you will leave commanding more of your power and safety. 

She has collaborated with both corporate and private clients, graced the stage as a keynote speaker for countless groups, and garnered recognition from major media outlets such as Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, and local media. Her insights have been featured in prestigious publications like In Style, Glamour, and Elite Daily, while her captivating interviews have enriched many podcasts. 

Ericka Sallee is an experienced and highly sought-after coach, speaker, and self-help author who specializes in assisting women and organizations break through the barriers that hold them back from achieving success. With her personal coaching and professional-development programs, Ericka provides her clients with the strategies they need to identify and overcome the obstacles that are preventing them from living purposeful and fulfilled lives.

She has served as moderator, expert panelist and workshop facilitator for three consecutive years for the Women’s Leadership Forum hosted by Maryland Public Television (MPT) and served as co-host for MPT’s on-air pledge drives. Ericka has also served as virtual emcee for the Pittsburg-based Professional Women’s Network (PWN) annual women’s conference. As a guest on multiple podcasts, delivering various keynote addresses and managing her diverse client base, she uses her voice to create transformation.

Ericka firmly believes in the importance of mental, physical, and spiritual well-being when it comes to achieving your full potential. As a result, she incorporates self-care and wellness into her coaching services, providing a holistic approach to personal growth and development. Ericka’s education, history in the corporate environment, and life experiences have all contributed to her ability to develop the tools and methods she shares with her clients. As a divorcée, she understands the unique challenges that women face and has added this knowledge to her tool kit to better help women seek and enjoy their best lives.

Amanda Campbell 2024 Speaker Speakers
Amanda Campbell, CFP®, CFP®, AAMS®, AIF®
Health & Weath 360

Driven by the core belief that women have a valuable seat at the wealth management table, Amanda has made it her life’s mission to ensure that every woman understands her wealth in a real and meaningful way. As a Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, she specializes in helping clients navigate the divorce process and is passionate about guiding couples, divorcees, and widows to their own financial empowerment.

Since joining the financial services industry in 2010, Amanda has quickly become a rising star, earning recognition on InvestmentNews’ 40 Under 40 list and AdvisorHub’s Advisors to Watch list. Alongside her sister, Amanda is the co-author of “The Health & Wealth Sisters 360° Action Plan: Total Self-Care for the Modern Woman’s Fiscal, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being.” Through her writing and life’s work, she hopes to inspire women everywhere to prioritize their health and wealth so they can show up better for themselves and those they love.

Michelle Riley 2024 Speaker Speakers
Michelle Riley
Health & Wealth 360

As a self proclaimed trainer for the modern woman, Michelle is the owner and founder of Fierce and Fit, which is her women’s online training and nutrition coaching platform. Michelle’s mission is to change the narrative on what being optimally healthy really means. She understands how women are constantly running around helping others whether it be with their family, their colleagues, clients, and friends while leaving themselves and the status of their physical and mental health on the back burner. She’s here to remind and motivate modern women why prioritizing their health routines is the most selfless act they can do to take care of themselves and others. As the “Health Sister” alongside her sister, Amanda, “The Wealth Sister” they have written and co-authored “The Health & Wealth Sisters 360° Action Plan: Total Self-Care for the Modern Woman’s Fiscal, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being.” in an effort to show women the importance of harmonizing these two very important aspects of life to bring the highest quality of life.

She specializes in helping professional women whether they are prenatal, postpartum, and/or ready to reach their maximum potential while creating long lasting and sustainable mindful habits in everyday life via fitness, nutrition, and self care. 

Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl is the visionary thought leader of Making Key Changes. Her career began in music education where she learned the importance of a key change — a shift in music’s tonal center, used to inject energy or produce significance. Since transitioning out of a public school classroom, Lori has uniquely created a global classroom for her work. She guides organizations, teams, and individuals to create and maintain a shared vision by making key changes in their communities, companies, and careers to unlock their greatest potential in collaboration with those they love, serve, and lead.

Lori served as a proud public school teacher from 2001 through 2015 where she successfully led music programs for schools in rural and suburban areas, schools labeled Title I, and a school assigned to “corrective action.”  In Pennsylvania, Lori received the Superintendent’s “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the Daniel Boone School District. In Maryland, Lori and her students received an Honorary Resolution from the Howard County Council, and she was a finalist for both the Howard County Parents for School Music “Educator of the Year Award” and the Howard County Public School System’s “Teacher of the Year Award.”

As a sought-after motivational speaker and consultant, Lori has presented hundreds of keynotes and sessions. She is the host of the weekly podcast, Making Key Changes, and the creator of its newsletter where she poses questions for reflection and offers actionable key changes to implement in our living and working situations. Lori is the author of nearly 100 articles and a graduate instructor for two courses designed on her writings for Vandercook College of Music (Chicago) and The University of the Arts (Philadelphia).

After being held back in first grade, transferring universities, switching majors, retaking the educator certification test due to a non-passing score, and being passed over for professional positions, Lori has experienced setbacks in learning and leading. These struggles have empowered Lori to make key changes to envision her life, refine her habits, focus her passion, and serve her purpose. Lori lives in Marriottsville, Maryland (Carroll County) with her husband and two active children.

As owner of Kelly Frager Professional Development & Training, Kelly partners with organizations to help them optimize the power of their people through training and consulting. Her collaborative relationship with her clients, customization of her message for professional realness & relevancy, and genuine, dynamic delivery style are the distinguishing aspects of her business. Kelly has spent her entire professional career in the human resources, training and professional development fields. Her clients and employers have ranged from the hospitality industry to professional services firms, with mortgage banking and homebuilding in the mix as well. Over the years and across the industries, she has learned that nearly ALL people want to feel good about where they work and possess a desire to contribute and grow as professionals. This insight has been the motivator for her work. Kelly loves her family, serving in her various communities and her alma mater, Penn State. In the early morning hours, she also loves her Peloton bike.

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Panel Discussions

Jennifer Johnson 2024 Panel Panelists
Jennifer C. Johnson
Women in Leadership: Dream, Believe, Achieve!

Jen is the director of development at The Arc Carroll County, an organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their pursuit of a fulfilling life. Jen is passionate about activism and advocacy and has developed strong relationships and secured financial resources throughout her career to improve the lives of those in her communities.

Before moving to Carroll County in 2022, Jen’s career spanned various roles, including most recently serving for 7 years as the executive director of development for Meritus Health, a local hospital system, in Washington County, Maryland. In addition to focusing on the rights of the developmentally disabled and community healthcare needs, she has worked to address gaps in veterans’ services, women’s health disparities, and victims’ rights all stemming from her early experience managing a federal constituency caseload while serving as the Western Maryland Representative for United States Senator, Barbara A. Mikulski.

Jen is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but grew up in Washington County, Maryland. She graduated from St. Maria Goretti High School and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Service Management from the University of Phoenix. She continued her postgraduate education at Gonzaga University, where she received a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership. Additionally, Jen holds two graduate-level certifications in philanthropy from the University of Wisconsin School of Business and Professional Development.

Jen lives in Keymar, Maryland with her husband Danny, and their French bulldog, Bodie. Together they share five adult children, three of whom are or have been members of the United States Armed Forces: Alexandra (Army Veteran), Olivia, Alexis, Hunter (Marines), and Gabriel (Navy). She also has a grandson, Zachariah.

Dr. Mona Becker 2024 Panel Panelists
Dr. Mona Becker
Women in Leadership: Dream, Believe, Achieve!

Dr. Mona Becker has been a resident of downtown Westminster, along with her wife, since moving to the city in 2003. She is a member of the Science Faculty and serves as the Science Department Chair at Westminster High School. She has been involved in environmental education, science outreach, and leadership throughout her career.

Mayor Becker previously served on the Common Council as a Councilmember from 2015 – 2019 where she contributed to the fiber project, the Enhanced Nitrogen Removal (ENR) project, the early stages of water reuse/recycling, and reinvestment in downtown. 

During her three years in office as Mayor, she has overseen the renovation of the Westminster Community Pool, the adoption of the Master Plan for Wakefield Valley Park – including the renovation of the Clubhouse into a Conference Center/Event Space, renovation of the Historic Clock Tower on Main Street, and numerous infrastructure projects including fiber installation, water main replacements and various downtown improvements, including the installation of ParkMobile. In addition, the downtown events and Summer Stroll Festivals bring thousands of people to Main Street in Westminster. She is a strong supporter of the Westminster Police Department and is invested in the safety of residents and visitors to the city alike. She is a tireless advocate for PUREWater Westminster, the City’s water recycling/reuse program, on which construction will begin shortly. She credits the strong working relationship between the Common Council Members and phenomenal staff in accomplishing the City’s goals over the last three years.

As a resident of the city, Mayor Becker has been involved in Westminster since her arrival and enjoys advocating for downtown businesses and community outreach. Mayor Becker brings her passion for the city, prior experience in municipal leadership, and community engagement to the Mayor’s Office. 

Mayor Becker’s term expires in 2025.

Ashley is very active with many organizations in the local and regional community, currently serving in Rotary as a Past President of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and in district and zone roles, Hood College’s Board of Associates, Vice Chair of the Maryland Public Service Scholars Alumni Board, the City of Frederick’s Charter Review Committee, Communications Chair for the Frederick National Little League, and Co-Chair of Leadership Frederick County’s Leaders on Loan program just to name a few.

Ashley identifies as an ESTJ (Myers Briggs), Enneagram 3, and is a High-D and High-S (DiSC). Ashley, husband Andrew, and son Torin live in downtown Frederick.

Stacy Link 2024 Panel Panelists
Stacy Link
Women in Leadership: Dream, Believe, Achieve!

Process driven. People Focused.

Mayor Link has been a Sykesville resident since 2005. Her service to the community started in 2011 when she became part of the then-grassroots downtown revitalization program. Soon after that, she was appointed to the Sykesville Historic District Commission and then served two terms on the Town Council before being elected Mayor of Sykesville in May 2021. Mayor Link has been an occupational therapist since 1997 specializing in adaptive technology and environmental accessibility for persons with disabilities. She is an independent contractor for the Maryland Department of Health as well as the Director of Operations for a Woman Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that provides home modifications to our veterans across the country. She is a nationally certified assistive technology professional with an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications from the University of Southern California.

“When I decided to run for Mayor of Sykesville, I knew that my occupational therapist skill set would translate well to the role of mayor. But now that I’ve been mayor for three years, and as much as I love the niche that I’ve carved out for myself as an occupational therapist if I could make a living as Mayor of Sykesville, that’d be the winning ticket.”

In 2022 Mayor Link was named one of The Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch: Best in advocacy, business, and health. With the help of her grassroots team, knocking on 1,400 doors during her 2021 campaign, Stacy would describe her goal of improving pedestrian access to South Branch Park via a redesigned Patapsco River bridge as well as installing water and sewer infrastructure necessary for the adaptive reuse of the longtime-empty 1917 B.F. Shriver warehouse. Two years later, progress: a $2 million state grant, a bridge project initiated by the State Highway Administration, and a partnership forged with CSX necessary to run infrastructure beneath their rails and across the river. Link dreams of ultimately transforming the warehouse into an inclusive performing arts venue, and attributes work accomplished so far to building relationships: “I’ve always been a fierce competitor. But I’ve learned that cooperation is way more powerful.”

Heather DeWees 2024 Panel Panelists
Heather DeWees
Women in Leadership: Dream, Believe, Achieve!

Heather S. DeWees is the first elected female Clerk of Circuit Court for Carroll County and is in her second term. Since taking office in 2018, she has implemented various policies to ensure that each person who is served by the Clerk’s Office receives professional, safe, accurate & courteous access to justice.

Clerk DeWees currently serves as President of the Maryland Circuit Court Clerks’ Association and is a member of the of Maryland Judiciary’s Technology Committee, Non-Case Record Subcommittee, Education Committee, Professional Development Subcommittee, Land Records Professional Development Workgroup, and Judiciary Security Taskforce Workgroup.  She serves as an Instructor for the Institute for Court Management Certification Program (ICM) teaching Educational Development, Purposes & Responsibilities of the Courts, and Leadership to Judiciary employees.

Heather was raised in Rivesville, West Virginia and she is a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School. She received a full scholarship to Mount St. Mary’s University, Maryland where she played Women’s Division I Basketball and received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish as well as a minor in Theology. 

Clerk DeWees graduated Summa Cum Laude in the Top 10 of her class, was recognized as the Top History Student for the Class of 1995, was selected as an NCAA Academic All-American, earned 1st Team All -Northeast Conference, and was elected to the Mount St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  She is the ESPN Live Stream Color Commentator for all Mount Women’s Basketball home games.

Heather is also a graduate of Wake Forest University Graduate School where she earned a Master Teacher Fellowship and a Master of Arts Degree in Secondary Education. Serving as a high school social studies teacher in Baltimore and Carroll Counties prior to be elected, she has also coached high school girls’ varsity basketball for over 25 years and has been the Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach at Manchester Valley High School since its opening in 2009.

Clerk DeWees was recognized by the Girls on the Run of Central Maryland as a “SHEroe”, for her empowering young women to turn their barriers into opportunities. 

She resides in Westminster with her husband, James T. DeWees – the Sheriff of Carroll County, and has three children:  Mackenzie, Brett & Gavin.

Cynthia McCabe 2024 Panel Panelists
Cynthia A. McCabe, Ed.D.
Women in Leadership: Dream, Believe, Achieve!

Cynthia McCabe was appointed to a four-year term as Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools, effective July 1, 2022.

McCabe earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Towson State University in 1994, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She earned a Master of Education in Policy, Planning, and Administration. In 2023, McCabe received her Doctorate in Education through Walden University’s Ed.D. program.

McCabe began her career as a fifth grade teacher at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Howard County Public Schools in 1994. She became a Gifted and Talented Resource Specialist in 1997 and a Professional Development Schools (PDS) Coordinator in 2000.

McCabe joined the Carroll County Public School System as Assistant Principal at Piney Ridge Elementary School in 2001 and became Principal at Piney Ridge in 2003. She became Elementary Supervisor in 2007 and Director of Elementary Schools in 2011. McCabe assumed the position of Chief of Schools for Carroll County Public Schools in 2019.

Denise Beaver 2024 Panel Panelists
Denise L. Beaver, CEcD
Women in Leadership: Dream, Believe, Achieve!

Denise is the Director of the Carroll County Department of Economic Development and has been employed by Carroll County Government for 30 years in workforce and economic development.

Since her January appointment, Denise has been leading the department’s team to build the local economy through agricultural, business, workforce development, and tourism services provided directly to businesses and citizens. A long-standing supporter of technology innovation, Denise was a founding member of the Carroll Technology & Innovation Council where she served as Board Secretary and on the board for 16 years. She is a member of the Carroll County Workforce Development Board, Carroll Arts Council Board, the Carroll Transit Advisory Council, and serves on the BGE Local Community Advisory Council.  Denise has served as the Maryland Economic Development Association’s Secretary and Membership and Program Committee’s Co-Chair. She is a Leadership Carroll graduate.

Prior to moving to Carroll County from Pennsylvania with her family in 1993, Denise worked in healthcare in recreational therapy, volunteer management, and occupational health program management.  Denise is a Certified Economic Developer – gaining CEcD certification from the International Economic Development Council in March 2009. She has a Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Towson University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Kutztown University. And, in 2021 Denise was selected and completed Leadership Maryland.

Denise lives in Westminster with her husband Jim, Golden Retriever Finn, and has two adult children – Christine and Ryan, both Westminster High School graduates and graduates of Towson University and Mount Saint Mary’s University respectively.

Angelica Carter 2024 Panel Panelists
Angelica Carter
Resilience Rewired: Empowering Your Mind In Minutes

Angelica has a 19-year career comprising marketing, communication, employee engagement, training and development, and HR. She is certified as an SPHR by HRCI and SHRM-CP, and a Change Management Specialist from the Management and Strategy Institute. She holds a bachelor’s in marketing communications, a master’s in psychology, and a doctorate in business administration.

Dr. April Herring 2024 Panel Panelists
Dr. April Herring
Resilience Rewired: Empowering Your Mind In Minutes

April is a healing coach and certified mind-body medicine practitioner and holds training as an Internal Family Systems Practitioner. Her focus is in coaching and empowering others, especially educators, to create grounded and inclusive knowledge-sharing environments. With a passion for fostering safety and openness in community learning spaces, she guides her clients in cultivating awareness and mindfulness to optimize relationships with the populations they serve. April’s mind body expertise is steeped in over three decades of experience in the field of higher education, training, and consulting. Holding a Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, April also serves as the Senior Director of Advising and Retention at Carroll Community College.

 

Outside of her professional endeavors, April enjoys immersing herself in outdoor activities such as biking on rail trails and hiking. She finds solace in nature and often captures its beauty through photography. Additionally, April values meaningful connections and can often be found engaging in deep conversations over delicious meals, embracing moments of silliness, and indulging in a good book.

LauraAura Wallace 2024 Panel Panelists
LauraAura Wallace
Resilience Rewired: Empowering Your Mind In Minutes

LauraAura is an Alignment Coach for driven women, guiding them to learn how to honor their energy and truly listen to what they want instead of what they’ve been taught they should.

Laura is a vibrant speaker, coach, author, and host of The Gutsy Podcast, a Top 100 Podcast, and all-around visionary.

She’ll be the first person to push you out of your comfort zone and the last to hug you as you head to the next level of your life.

Dr. Lindsay Standeven 2024 Panel Panelists
Dr. Lindsay Standeven
Resilience Rewired: Empowering Your Mind in Minutes

Dr. Linsday Standeven is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and the Clinical and Education Director of Johns Hopkins Reproductive Mental Health Center. After completing her residency in Psychiatry, Dr. Standeven completed a two-year fellowship in reproductive psychiatry. She is the director of resident training in women’s mental health and serves on the educational board of the National Curriculum on Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP). Her research focuses on the role of neurosteroid changes in pregnancy and PMADs. She has also received NIH funding to study the role of neurosteroids and the psychiatric symptoms of women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Karen Falkler, Founder and CEO of Falkler Advisory is an internationally recognized executive coach and advisor, speaker, and author. She is also an adjunct professor for the graduate program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she teaches management, leadership, and communication.

With her unique background in corporate leadership support and development as well as physical therapy, Karen provides a truly safe and objective space for leaders to be human, as well as valuable perspective to enhance professional, personal, and organizational success.

Her philosophy: Strong leaders live, and show others how to do the same.

Less than two years after starting her business, she was invited to speak at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City- State on her work and published her first book, The Relationship Coach.

Karen’s dedication to her work is matched only by her love for her daughters, proactive strength and mindset training, outdoor activities, travel, and her rescue pup.

Emily Bollinger Miller is a partner and risk advisor at Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc. She is the 3rd generation of her family to own and operate the local, independent, Insurance Services firm. She is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and is working towards her Certified Risk Manager designation.

Emily was born and raised in Carroll County. After graduating from Westminster High School, she attended St. Francis University (PA) and earned her bachelor’s degrees in business marketing and English communications. She was a four-year varsity letter recipient for the NCAA Division I Red Flash Women’s Basketball team, where she earned Academic All-American honors her senior season.

Upon graduation, she became a member of the family business, and hasn’t looked back since. She takes great pride in developing relationships with her clients, while providing professional risk advisory services and designing custom insurance programs for business owners and families. Empowering businessowners and individuals to understand insurance coverage is a passion of hers.

She actively serves as a board member for numerous local organizations. Emily is also an advisory board member for the insurance companies she represents.

Emily currently resides in Westminster with her Husband, Matt, and her three young children.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, October 15, 2024 @ McDaniel College in Westminster
Starting in TBA

  • Arrival 6:45 AM
  • Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking 7:15 AM
  • Welcome, Opening Remarks 8 AM

    Coleen Kramer Beal
    McDaniel College

  • Keynote Speaker 8:30 AM

    Amy Schmidt "Fearlessly Facing Fifty"

  • Break 9:30 AM
  • Session I 9:45 AM

    Soul Punch: Reclaim Your Inner Power (Gloria Marcott)
    Women in Leadership: Dream, Believe, Achieve (Jennifer C. Johnson w/ Dr. Mona Becker, Stacy Link, Heather DeWees, Dr. Cynthia McCabe & Denise Beaver)
    Health & Wealth 360 (Amanda Campbell & Michelle Riley)
    Making Key Changes (Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl)
    Navigating Conflict, Candor & Trust (Kelly Frager)

  • Break 10:45 AM
  • Session 2 11:00 AM

    Soul Punch: Reclaim Your Inner Power (Gloria Marcott)
    Women in Leadership: Dream, Believe, Achieve (Jennifer C. Johnson w/ Dr. Mona Becker, Stacy Link, Heather DeWees, Dr. Cynthia McCabe & Denise Beaver)
    Moving Beyond Fear / Imposter Syndrome (Ericka Sallee)
    Making Key Changes (Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl)
    Resilience Rewired: Empowering Your Mind in Minutes (Dr. Angelica Carter w/ Dr. April Herring, LauraAura Wallace, Dr. Lindsay Standeven & Karen Falkler)

  • Lunch, Networking 12:00 PM
  • Session 3 1:30 PM

    Navigating Conflict, Candor & Trust (Kelly Frager)
    Health & Wealth 360 (Amanda Campbell & Michelle Riley)
    Moving Beyond Fear / Imposter Syndrome (Ericka Sallee)
    OPEN – Envision Kindness Workshop?
    Resilience Rewired: Empowering Your Mind in Minutes (Dr. Angelica Carter w/ Dr. April Herring, LauraAura Wallace, Dr. Lindsay Standeven & Karen Falkler)

  • Closing & Final Remarks 2:45 PM
  • Networking 3:45 PM
** PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN AT CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MCDANIEL COLLEGE, AND THE CARROLL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP CARROLL

2024 Steering Committee

Steering Committee

A very special thank you to the inaugural steering committee members who have worked since early 2020 to bring this meaningful event to the women of Carroll County.  We are better together!

Coleen Kramer Beal, Chair
Velnoskey Wealth Management Group of
Janney Montgomery Scott

Angelica Carter
Carroll Community College

Shelly Gold
Gold Business

Christina Goodman
McDaniel College

Dr. Kendra Hart
Carroll County Public Schools

Jen Johnson
The Arc

Josh Kohn
Kohn Creative

Colleen Lucas
McDaniel College

Kathy Mayan
Carroll Community College

Emily Bollinger Miller
Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc.

Lynn Olexy
Kohn Creative

Karen Pelton
Carroll Community College

Jessica Sardella
Carroll Hospital

Kati Townsley
Carroll County Public Library

Douglas Velnoskey
Velnoskey Wealth Management Group of
Janney Montgomery Scott

Pam Velnoskey
Community Member

Sponsors

Thank you to our valued Sponsors!

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Grandidierite

$7,500

10 Event Tickets



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Full Page Ad in Program



Reserved Seating with Signage



Foam Board Event Sign



Recognition on Social Media



Logo on Website



Priority Selection of Breakout Sessions



Recognition During Opening Session



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Breakout Session Sponsor



Invitation to After Conference Reception with Speakers and Committee



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Recognition During Key Note (2)



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Blue Diamond

$5,000

8 Event Tickets (Priority Waitlist)



Sponsor Name Badge (color coordinated)



Full Page Ad in Program



Reserved Seating with Signage



Foam Board Event Sign



Recognition on Social Media



Logo on Website



Priority Selection of Breakout Sessions



Recognition During Opening Session



Logo on Event Banner



Breakout Session Sponsor



Invitation to After Conference Reception with Speakers and Committee



Logo on Gift Bag



Recognition During Key Note (2)

Diamond

$3,500

6 Event Tickets (Priority Waitlist)



Sponsor Name Badge (color coordinated)



Full Page Ad in Program



Reserved Seating with Signage



Foam Board Event Sign



Recognition on Social Media



Logo on Website



Priority Selection of Breakout Sessions



Recognition During Opening Session



Logo on Event Banner



Breakout Session Sponsor



Invitation to After Conference Reception with Speakers and Committee

Ruby

$2,500

4 Event Tickets (Priority Waitlist)



Sponsor Name Badge (color coordinated)



Half Page Ad in Program



Reserved Seating with Signage



Foam Board Event Sign



Recognition on Social Media



Logo on Website



Priority Selection of Breakout Sessions



Recognition During Opening Session

Emerald

$1,000

3 Event Tickets (Priority Waitlist)



Sponsor Name Badge (color coordinated)



Quarter Page Ad in Program



Reserved Seating with Signage



Foam Board Event Sign



Recognition on Social Media



Logo on Website



Priority Selection of Breakout Sessions

Sapphire

$500

2 Event Tickets (Priority Waitlist)



Sponsor Name Badge (color coordinated)



1/6 Page Ad in Program

Making a Difference

Through the 2023 Enlighten Carroll County Women’s Conference, women and businesses of Carroll County graciously donated to the following scholarships:

$10,000 scholarship check to Carroll Community College Foundation

$10,000 scholarship check to McDaniel College

$2,150 scholarship check to Leadership Carroll’s next class

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Making a Difference

Through the 2023 Enlighten Carroll County Women’s Conference, women and businesses of Carroll County graciously donated to the following scholarships:

$10,000 scholarship check to Carroll Community College Foundation

Making a Difference

Through the 2022 Enlighten Carroll County Women’s Conference, women and businesses of Carroll County graciously donated to the following scholarships:

$10,000 scholarship check to Carroll Community College Foundation

$10,000 scholarship check to McDaniel College

$2,300 scholarship to Leadership Carroll’s next class

Women's Conference of 2023

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2023 Women's Conference

Thank you to all the sponsors and guests who supported and attended the 2023 Carroll County Women’s Conference. We appreciate you!

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