South Sound Women’s Day Features Keynote Speakers Dr. Angela Bowen and Carol Schillios


Submitted by South Sound Women’s Day

South Sound Womens Day 2012 (3)Several hundred women are expected at South Puget Sound Community College on Saturday March 22, 2014 for South Sound Women’s Day, presented by South Sound Women’s Events Inc.,  a local non-profit whose mission is to encourage leadership through personal, professional and community growth and education opportunities for women of the South Sound.  President Elyse Harrington says “The day has really become more than we ever dreamed it could be.  We want every woman in Thurston County, whether they are 18 or 80 to be able to experience this.”

The event has evolved over the past ten years, most recently as “The Day of Empowerment” in 2012.  For a one day seminar, this one packs a punch!”  says prior attendee Heidi Brotche McCutcheon.  With 25 local speakers presenting on everything from protecting your credit score, social media marketing for your business and volunteerism to belly dancing, self-defense and connecting in your community, South Sound Women’s Day offers something of interest for every woman.

The day will feature 2 inspirational keynote speakers, Carol Schillios of Fabric of Life, and Olympia native Dr. Angela Bowen, several local exhibitors, buffet lunch, three breakout sessions and a wine and cheese networking session at the end of the day.  Attendees can also attend an optional VIP Welcome Reception Friday evening to gain one on one time with presenters, sponsors and organizers.

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Carol Schillios will be one of the speakers at the 2014 South Sound Women’s Day.

Keynote Speaker Carol Schillios calls herself a facilitator of change.  As a master trainer, she believes every woman has the capacity for self-transformation.  When she is not mentoring and training leaders in the U.S., Carol works with women in developing countries of Mali, Senegal, Uganda and Ethiopia.  Carol also established a skills training center in Bamako, Mali, West Africa to help young teens get off the streets.  Participants spend 18 weeks learning and developing skills to become artisans and leaders in their community.

Olympia native, and award winning humanitarian Dr. Angela Bowen will present the closing address.  Dr. Bowen received the Leadership in Human Protection Award from the World Health Organization in 2010 and is also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by the Office of Human Research Protections, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  A healthcare pioneer and passionate patient rights advocate, Dr. Bowen will discuss how even locally, we can change the world one woman at a time.

“It is quite an honor to have two passionate and distinguished speakers at one event,” says Board Member Julie Darby.

South Sound Women’s Events Inc. invites local women of all ages to attend South Sound Women’s Day, Saturday March 22, 2014.  Register at Tickets are $65.00 in advance, or $85.00 day of.  Participants are encouraged to register by March 18, 2014.

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