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NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative presents ‘Unlock Your Potential’ Annual Regional Summit on Oct. 17

On October 17, the Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative will once again welcome hundreds of professional women from the region for its Annual Regional Summit, sponsored by PNC.

Women from all stages of the workforce, including young professionals, mid-career, and senior-level professionals, entrepreneurs, and those with encore careers, will gather at the Cintas Center on Xavier University’s campus (1624 Herald Avenue, Cincinnati) to hear speakers present on the theme of Unlock Your Potential.

Last year’s Summit (Photo provided)

Headlining the Summit are local speakers Priya Klocek, president of Consultant On The Go LLC, a consulting firm specializing in human resources, change management and global diversity consultancy, and Beth Silvers, co-host of Pantsuit Politics and The Nuanced Life, and owner of Checking In with Beth Silvers, a life and business coaching practice. In addition to Klocek and Silvers, the Summit will feature a broad range of presenters from companies around the region.

Topics and presenters include:

 Pour Into Others: The Mentor/Mentee Relationship
Jamie Holtzapfel – Principal Consultant, Core Consulting Group

 Oh, BEHAVE! Power and Gender in the Workplace
Samantha Rittgers, Esq. – Attorney, Graydon
Julie Pugh, Esq., SHRM-CP, PHR – Attorney, Graydon

 Mindfulness Tools for 21st Century Professional Women

Claire E. Parsons – Member, Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC

 Assessing Your Next Career Adventure
Laura Cook Kroeger – President, Communications Project Partners

 It’s All About Me: Developing Your Personal Strategic Plan
Dr. Vickie Berling – Director, Sullivan University Center for Learning – NKY

 The Art of Networking
Emerald Sparks – Chief Financial Strategist, Author, and Speaker, Emerald Sparks LTD

 The Benefits of Intentional Inclusion and Diversity in Running Your Workforce
Marilyn Baker – Owner, Yankee Doodle Deli
Judi Gerding – President & Founder, The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati
Denise Govan – Managing Director, Life Learning Center

Cheryl Martinez – Employer Relations Specialist, Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
 Your Beautiful Mind: The Power of Game Theory in Negotiation
Andrea Costa Laden, Esq. – Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC

 Effective Leadership: Discover Your Style
J.C. Baker – Founder and CEO, J.C. Baker & Associates

Klocek will lead the morning keynote session and share a message that will energize attendees and pave the way to create their own professional roadmap, and Silvers will continue the message with a lunchtime keynote with calls for attendees to bring their potential the fullest and set their compasses to move forward.


Attendees will have their choice of the other sessions throughout the morning and afternoon. Each session will be presented up to two times during the day.

More information and registration is available online at www.NKYChamber.com/WISummit18.

Early bird pricing is available through Monday, August 13. A group discount of $10 per registration is available for companies registering five or more women.

Early bird pricing: 
$139 for NKY Chamber Members

$159 for future NKY Chamber Members



Regular pricing: 
$159 for NKY Chamber Members

$179 for future NKY Chamber Members


Title Sponsor: PNC

Attendee Gift Sponsor: Business Benefits Insurance Solutions
Social Media Sponsor: Cove Federal Credit Union
Community Partner: Cincinnati Business Courier

Breakfast and Coffee Sponsors: Bartlett Wealth Management, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Breakout Session Sponsor: Thomas More College
Supporting Sponsor: Horizon Community Funds of NKY

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

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