6th Annual WOW Symposium    
March 3, 2018

Start High School
2010 Tremainsville Rd. Toledo Ohio 

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2014 Program
Adopt America Network is Helping Waiting Kids Find Moms (and Dads)- Adope America Staff
Adopt America Network doesn't want to be one of Toledo’s best kept secrets. We want everyone to know that there are over 100,000 children waiting in U.S. foster care for it to be their turn to go home with an adoptive family.
The panel will present information about the waiting kids and how Adopt America works collaboratively with public agencies like Lucas County to find families for the children.

Dealing With Loss and Grief - Beatrice Daniels
A loved one passes away. A job is eliminated. A marriage ends. A friend walks away. Grief can be found in many aspects of our lives. Most associate it with death, but we all suffer grief, when the unexpected happens and we are not prepared to deal with it. Join Beatrice Daniels as she shares her tools for coping and getting through the tough times as she presents Grief:101. Beatrice is a grief and trauma coach that has experienced loss firsthand and for more than 18 years, helped those in need through her non-profit organization, A Journey Through Healing.

Women of the World Panel - From Girl to Woman. From: What I was Told – To: What I Became
If women are women…why are they different? All around the world and even within United States, girls are raised to become women based on cultures, religions, families and environment. The unique women in this panel will give an overview of what it was to grow up in their “circle”, what was expected from them, and… did they follow what they were told? Interesting. Fun. Diverse.

Sistas Movin’ On - CeCe Norwood
Living a happy life following incest and child sexual abuse is often elusive to many survivors and a daunting task for those who seek a happy and productive life. Some survivors seek counseling but stop because they don’t believe they’re improving. Counselors become frustrated because clients are not progressing. Family and partners have no idea how to help. This workshop will assist survivors, partners, family members and professionals understand a new approach to obtaining happiness following incest and child sexual abuse. By understanding “The Acceptances”, following “The Promises And Permissions”, and invoking “Trigger Busters” survivors will journey to happiness with greater ease and understanding.

“'Do You Have Fire in Your Belly” - Olivia Holden
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Do you have the fire in the belly for starting a business? Do you know what is required to start a business? How to get from point A to B when starting your business. 

American Association of University Women - Women in History Portals
Women in History is a project of Toledo Branch, American Association of University Women (AAUW). Since 1994, the Women in History Project has offered an opportunity to “see history a new way” to school children. In 15-30 minute programs, students, and now, adults as well, meet remarkable women who overcame obstacles in order to meet their goals. Amazing women who will be sharing their stories today are Eleanor Roosevelt and others yet to be determined. 

​“Professional Dress at its Best”- Taylor Fowler
So you’ve empowered your resume and your career. Now it’s time to empower your wardrobe! This session will focus on the basics of dressing professionally from head to toe. Whether it’s a business-casual day at work, interview-wear, or a business professional networking event, these tips and tricks from Kate’s Closet at UT’s Eberly Center for Women will have you looking like an executive in no time!

Drummers and African Dance - Toledo School of the Arts

​"When the Past Calls, Let it go to Voicemail"-Jenn Wenzke and Kathy Pigott
Presenters will walk you through their process, “The Five Steps Toward the Promise of a Happy Future”:
Step 1. Knowledge is Power
Step 2. Aligning your Life with Your Values
Step 3. Defining Your Dream
Step 4. Goal Getting
Step 5. Claiming Your Fame

Dance / fitness - Karen Everige for Zumba

Financial Literacy

Eating Healthy on a Low Budget

Your Creative Side - Provided by Scrap for Art - drop in session open all day
2014 Agenda

​ 8:30 - Registration
           Market Place Open
 9:30 - Welcome
10:00 - 1st break-out Session
11:00 - Break and Market Place
11:30 - 2nd break-out Session
12:30 - Lunch
 1:45 - 3rd break-out Session
 3:00 - “SHEroes Rock” Presentation
            Raffle Drawings

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The 2014 “SHEroe’s Rock” 
Awardees are:

Business: Gina Mercurio
Community Service: Betty Kasubski
Education: Mattie McAllister
Politics: Yvonne Harper
Youth: Lauren Merrell

“Thank You SHEroes “
for all you do for the women of our community!

2014 Non-Profit Agencies

Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women            
Adopt America Network
AAUW American Association of University Women         Girl Scouts  of Western Ohio
YWCA H.O.P.E. Center                                  
Planned Parenthood
Impact Women Ministry of Cornerstone Church              
League of Women Voters
Daisy Troop 10315                                                          
​Ohio Attorney General   
Gold Star Wives of America - Toledo Chapter                 
Life Connections of Ohio
Equality Toledo
Market Place

2014 Vendors 

People Called Women  
Origami Owl
Sassy Jewelry      
Mary & Martha
Mary Kay Cosmetics    
Rahm Designs LLC
Essential Bodywear                 
Wacky Wireworks
The Beehive Salon, Sylvania   
The LeMarje Jewelry Collection 
Sub Rosa Tea    
Klaire Russell Originals
Boutique Me      
Cruise One
Wild Indigo Moon   
Bloomfield Bath
Purse Love.com  
"You're the Brightest Star"
A Studio  
 Lisa's Lovelies
It Works Global  
Sisters with Unique Designs
Aegan Connections Handmade Jewelry   
Blessed Blossom
Damsel in Defense    
Define Your Own Destiny        
Leap Graphics