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Women's Symposium

Women's Health:
Mental, Physical, and Nutritional Awareness
8:30 - 9:30 am
SUB Ballroom C

How do you relieve stress and 'zone out'? What behaviors do you practice to take care of yourself? How do you avoid burnout? Do you take the time to eat right or fall into the “on-the-go” trap? Maintaining a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle is vital to a woman’s well-being in her personal and professional lives.

Women have many varying roles in today’s world and it’s vital to find balance between fulfilling those roles and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Learn from presenters how your physical, mental, and nutritional health interrelate with each other and the need to have both to achieve personal stasis.

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Hope Anderson
Registered Dietitian (RD)
Founder, Health with Hope
Linda Holyfield
President and CEO
P&S Surgical Hospital
Dr. Beatrice Tatem
Wellness Initiatives, LLC
 MODERATOR: Aimee Kane
St. Francis Medical Center Foundation

Women and Wealth:
Navigating Your Monetary Worth
9:45 - 10:45 am
SUB Ballroom C

Although women have made tremendous strides in achieving economic equality with men, they still lag in many aspects of wages, wealth, and net worth.

Financial planning is a topic for all women no matter her background or circumstances. Whether women are single, married, divorced, widowed, or single mothers, having a healthy understanding of income, cost of living, and savings is essential for well-being and longevity.

How can women increase their monetary worth, whether though wage parity or wealth accumulation? How do women negotiate and take charge of their financial independence in a monetary system traditionally controlled by men?

These financially savvy women can provide advice, tips and insight into taking charge of your monetary wealth and finances.

 photo of Amanda Hinton  photo of Susan Hoffmann  photo of Staci Albritton Mitchell
Amanda Hinton, CFP
Senior Vice President
Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
Susan Hoffmann
Managing Partner
Business Connections, Inc.
Staci Albritton Mitchell
Owner, Albritton Photography
Alderwoman, City of West Monroe

  MODERATOR: Aimee Kane
St. Francis Medical Center Foundation

Promoting Innovation and Local Economic Growth 
11:00 am - 12 Noon
SUB Ballroom C

Innovation is more than being “at the right place, at the right time, with the right idea,” although that helps! Innovation is being able to take an idea and crafting it into a service, need, or opportunity. Innovation is an often untapped opportunity and a catalyst for economic growth.

Women business enterprises are agile, innovative problem-solvers, meet corporations’ needs quickly, adapt to marketplace changes, and provide deep value and cost-effectiveness.

These panelists are using innovation in their businesses to drive local economic growth through new ideas, products and services. Learn how your idea may be the next ‘big thing’ and what it takes to get it there.

 photo of Allison Chapman  photo of Lissy Compton  photo of Simran Dhaliwal Emaus
Allison Chapman
Business Development Manager
Lyons Specialty Stores
Lissy Compton
Designer and Co-Owner
Mr. P's Tees
Simran Dhaliwal Emaus
Vice President of Operations
Now Save Stores
  MODERATOR: Aimee Kane
St. Francis Medical Center Foundation