6th Annual WOW Symposium    
March 3, 2018

Start High School
2010 Tremainsville Rd. Toledo Ohio 

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2016 Program  
        Celebrating Women's Lives: Past, Present and Future

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The Market Place

Visit and experience the art from local female artists, explore area businesses that are important to women or learn about organizations supporting the needs of women in The Market Place. Over 85 vendors/ resource organization will be on hand.  

New This Year:  The Market Place will be open to the public. Those who might want to come to and shop or talk to area agencies may do so. Admission to the Market Place is $1.00.  
2016 Workshops

Youth Track:
Dating Violence
Drug Abuse Prevention 
Creative Writing 
Emotional Intelligence
A Moment of Truth 

Caring for Your Adolescent; 
Navigating the Minefield of Parenting
Monica Birsen, LPCC-S,  
Renaissance Wellness and Healing LLC

Financial Planning
Ronda Cobb, 
CEO of Independent O&P Solutions, LLC 

How Internet, Radio, and Pod-casting  
Can Help Your Small Business
Amber S. Hawkins, 
M.Ed (HR Spec), President/CEO,
Your Computer Needs of Toledo, LLC Toledo, OH.

Domestic Violence
Lynn Jaqout

Real Women, Real Stories
Jean Schoen, Founder and President, 
Cancer Connection of NWO; 
Program Chair, Women of Toledo
Do You Have a Fire In Your Belly?
Olivia Holden

Dream Life: 
Learn From the Past and Present, Build Your Future
Paula R. Fortini, Ms ED, CBC

Empower Yourself in 5 Easy Steps-
Tammy Revesz, Vice President of Public Relations, Toastmasters International

Dance Lesson- The Hustle
Waverly Hawkins, Urban Line Dancing Instructor

Charge It Right
Michelle Gorsuch, certified Financial Coach

The Golden Circle- Learn Your Why
Nina Corder, M.ED, Founder of Women of Toledo

Maximize Success and Satisfaction
​Monica Birsen, LPCC-S, Renaissance Wellness and Healing LLC
2016 WOW Panel

​Joni Johnson, Founder - 'Human of Toledo'

Mitchie Collette, Coach of Thee Toledo Reign- Women's Professional Football League (NWFL)

Dr. Mahjabeen Islam of Perrysburg specializes in addiction and family medicine. See more...

Afreen Alvi, 21 years old, 
First generation to go to college

Ramona Collins, Jazz & Blues Vocalist/Entertainer, Songwriter, Actress and Emcee.  See more...
Afreen Alvi
Ramona Collins
Joni Johnson
Dr Mahjabeen Islam
Kick off the day with 
Toledo Mayor 
Paula Hicks-Hudson

2016 SHero Recipients 

Education- Carla McGhee
Business- Stacy Turner (Blessed Blossoms)
Volunteerism- Susan McHugh
Humanitarianism- Erma Colbert
Community Involvement- Alicia Smith
Political Activism- K. LaVerne Redden

2016 Agenda

​8:30 am 
Continental Breakfast
Market Place Opens

9:00 am
SheRoes Awards  
Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson

10:00 am
Market Place Shopping

10:30 am
Breakout Session #1

11:30 am
Market Place Shopping

12:30 pm
WOW Panel

1:45 pm
Breakout Session #2

2:45 pm
Breakout Session #3

3:45 pm

The 2016
Program Booklet
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