21 August 2013
KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo invites all Howard County women for a morning of networking, inspiration, and discussion of the issues they face.
Interim Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke will host the inaugural Howard County Women's Summit, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, in Alumni Hall. The theme is Thrive, Empower, Advance (TEA), Not Your Average Cup.
"I initiated this project because I believe IU Kokomo needs to play a leadership role in facilitating community conversation around important issues," she said. "I look forward to meeting women from all walks of life, who are invested in making Howard County a better place to live, work, and play."
The event begins with breakfast and a vendor fair, followed by a presentation from motivational speaker and humorist Suzie Humphreys. Attendees will meet in small groups and talk about issues challenging women and families in the area.
"Our goal is to identify one or two of these issues we can tackle in the next year," Sciame-Giesecke said. "We also want to provide a chance to network with and support one another."
She thanked the Community Foundation of Howard County for supporting the summit.
Admission is $15, and each person who registers may bring a friend for free. To register, go to teawomenssummit.eventbrite.com
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.