WOMEN IN AMERICA TODAY
Enjoy this powerful intro video unveiled at the event:
Come to This Gathering If You’re Concerned About Your Rights as a Woman!
• Get an Update on the Latest Laws and Policies
• Better Understand the Impact of Gender Bias
• Learn Ways to Take Action and Make Change
• Connect with Other Women for Strength and Unity
Networking Reception and Panel Discussion: 5:45 pm-8 pm
Erin Smith Aebel, Partner, Healthcare Practice Co-Administrator, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP – Erin is board certified as a health law specialist by the Florida Bar. She represents physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers in business law including fraud and abuse, Stark, HIPAA and licensure. Erin also advises on a variety of Florida health law issues including the developing medical marijuana law. In 2014, the Tampa Bay Business Journal named Erin Business Woman of the Year in the category of legal services. In 2016, the international company, Lexology, awarded Erin the Client Choice Award in London, England for health law in Florida. The Client Choice Award is for excellent client service.
Melba Pearson, Deputy Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida – Before joining the ACLU, Melba was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County for 16 years. After prosecuting a variety of crimes, she was selected to join the Domestic Crimes Unit, focusing on serious domestic violence crimes as well as homicides for close to four years. In her next assignment, Ms. Pearson was integral to the re-launch of the Community Prosecution Unit, whose goal is partnering with the community to find creative solutions to prevent crime and provide outreach. She ended her prosecutorial career as the Assistant Chief in the Career Criminal/Robbery Unit.
Jennifer Yeagley, MA, Vice President for Administrative & Strategic Operations for Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services – Prior to GCJFCS, Jennifer served as Executive Director for Community Tampa Bay, an anti-discrimination organization focused on dialogue and education. In 2016, Jennifer was recognized with the Florida Diversity Council LGBT Ally Award. She has presented in forums around the nation on diversity and cultural competence, including for the National Association for African-American Studies, Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Association and Florida Philanthropic Network.
Thursday – 5:45 pm-8 pm – Stage Works Theatre, 1120 East Kennedy Boulevard, West Building, Unit 151 (1st Floor)
Fawn Germer, Best-selling Author and International Leadership Speaker – Ever since Fawn had a bully boss tell her she wasn’t going anywhere, she has been on a mission to embolden others to face their obstacles and dare to push their limits. Fawn has inspired millions of women and men around the world with her message of vision, risk-taking and purpose in her powerful keynotes and bestselling books. A Pulitzer nominated journalist, she has personally interviewed more than 300 famous and accomplished women leaders and trailblazers for her bestselling books. Oprah Winfrey held up Fawn’s first book and told the world how “very inspiring” Fawn’s Hard Won Wisdom was, and Fawn has proved it every day since.
-5:45 pm – Networking Reception
-6:30 pm – Panel Discussion/Q & A
-7:30 pm-8 pm – Networking
Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres
Stage Works Theatre Providing: Wine, Beer, Soda and Bottled Water-Suggested Donation to Stage Works Theatre.
Tickets: $25 in Advance Online by Dec. 6th at 11:30 pm at https://WomenInAmerica.eventbrite.com; OR $35 Cash Only, at the Door. Space is Limited.
Attire: Business Casual/Business
Contact: Renee Warmack, MPA, Producer, Speaker, Coach