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Mayor Demings Women’s History Month Forum - Stories of Strength, Struggle and Success | March 30, 2023 | 8 A.M. - Continental Breakfast | 9 A.M. to Noon - Program | Noon to 2 P.M. - Lunch & Exhibitor Networking | Renaissance Senior Center - 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail - Orlando, FL 32829 | Complimentary Admission. RSVP required.

Mayor Demings Women's History Month Forum

Mayor Jerry L. Demings is pleased to present the inaugural Women’s History Month Forum. The forum will bring together Central Florida female leaders for insightful, and meaningful discussions about their stories of strength, struggle, and success. This half-day event will feature two exciting panel discussions followed by a dynamic professional development workshop. Admission to the forum is free but advanced registration is required.

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Program: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Agenda At-A-Glance

Continental Breakfast & Networking

Opening Remarks:
Lavon Williams, Esq., Deputy Director, Community & Family Services, Orange County Government

Paulette Julien, US Navy (Veteran), Chaplain, Orange County Mayor's Veterans Advisory Council

Pledge of Allegiance:
Lorraine Holland, US Army (Ret.), Sergeant At Arms, Orange County Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council

Welcome Remarks:
Hon. Jerry L. Demings, Orange County Mayor

Forum Discussion: Stories of Strength, Struggle, and Success

Hon. Linda Chapin, Former Orange County Mayor

Cheryl Collins, Executive Director, Orlando Ballet
Laine Powell, Ed.D., Executive Director, Tech Sassy Girlz
Noemi Pinilla Alonso, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Florida Space Institute & University of Central Florida,
and Deputy Principal Scientist, Arecibo Observatory
Claudia Menezes, Vice President & CMO, GoPegasus

Panel Discussion: Women Succeeding in Male-Dominated Industries

Roseann Harrington, Chief of Staff, Mayor Jerry L. Demings

Angela Alban, President & CEO, SIMETRI
Lyndell Mims, President, Mims Construction
Michelle Maikisch, Executive Director, CFX
Latisha Thompson, Chief Employee Experience Officer, OUC

Workshop: Overcoming the Impostor Syndrome and Developing your Personal Brand

Min Sun Kim, Executive Director, Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership,
Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College

Lunch & Exhibitor Networking

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Orlando, FL 32801

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