Women EmPOWERed

A closer look at some of the most influential, inspiring
and innovative women of the Suncoast.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career, not sure what you’re doing with your life, or already on your way to the top, prepare to be inspired by Women EmPOWERed – a FREE lecture series at Goodwill. Join us to hear from eight of our community’s most successful women as they share their stories of overcoming obstacles, breaking barriers and defying expectations to get to where they are today.

The lectures are FREE but registration is required.

All lectures will take place in our Lakewood Ranch Community Room located at:
8750 E State Road 70, Bradenton, FL, 34202

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Lee-En Chung, P.E., Construction Consulting Engineer & Founder of Ivy VenturesLee-En Chung, P.E., Construction Consulting Engineer & Founder of Ivy Ventures
How to Reinvent Yourself: Personally & Professionally
Tuesday, June 13th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lee-En Chung is a female engineer, award-winning entrepreneur, occasional actress and Huffington Post blogger. Lee-En Chung, P.E., LEED® AP is a pioneer in construction – first female in Florida to be licensed as both a certified general contractor and a registered professional engineer. Celebrating 25 years in business with Ivy Ventures, she inspects jobsites (hotels, office buildings and ballparks) and provides Owner’s Representative services. Register now!
The Women of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’sThe Women of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s
Robyn Faucy, Executive Director; Sara Weinberg, Operations Manager; Carisa Campanella, Program Manager; Jennifer Williams, Care Advisor; Karla Brody, Care Advisor
Women Empowered - The Team Approach
Tuesday, June 20th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s team is comprised of 5 women who work together to advance the mission of their organization. They have diverse professional backgrounds that allow the team to synergize and complement one another’s strengths. Register now!
Kathryn Shea, LCSW, President & CEO, The Florida Center for Early ChildhoodKathryn Shea, LCSW, President & CEO, The Florida Center for Early Childhood
Confessions of a Revolutionary
Tuesday, June 27th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kathryn is a licensed clinical social worker with over 35 years of experience in infant and early childhood mental health and non-profit administration.  She is passionate about social justice, children’s issues, and traveling.  She is an ordained Roman Catholic woman priest, actively engaged in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP), promoting spirituality rooted in social justice and equality for women in the church. Register now!

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Please note, all lectures are free, but registration is required. Attendance is limited to the first 50 people who register.