Don’t Forget About Our 10th Anniversary Party!

Time’s a wastin’ if you don’t already have your tickets for our 10th anniversary party!  Join us on Thursday evening, June 11th, at the Hilton Knoxville Airport from 5:30 till 7:30 p.m.  Mix and mingle with our Summit speakers, our Lizzie Crozier French Women’s Leadership Award Recipient, and other women leaders from around East Tennessee.

Help us celebrate 10 years of the Summit! Tickets are $25. Register here!

Exciting Conference Line Up Announced for 2015 Summit

Tamara Franklin is set for the luncheon keynote, right?  We told you that last month.  She’s the EVP of Digital at Scripps.  But what else do we have in store for you? How about this slate of speakers, all of whom will talk about leadership and passion from a different perspective.

Returning by popular demand, Jennifer Rawls,public information officer of the City of Clarksville and former Executive Director of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women. She’ll kick us off in high style that morning as she talks about taking that next step.

The team of Wendy Pitts Reeves and Susanne Dalton Dupes, from Mountain Laurel Leadership, will teach you how to cope with conflict when things get tough.  You may recognize the names also from the East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Council.

Nozomi Morgan, Executive Leadership Coach and the Founder and President of Michiki Morgan Worldwide  in Atlanta. She’ll share some key strategies about positioning yourself for a promotion. (And yes, you do need to know this!)

Kathy Parks,Certified Financial Planner & Wealth Manager with Patriot Investment Management, talks from personal and professional perspectives about overcoming challenges.

Her Story panel of women leaders:

  • Shelly Taylor, JD, Professor of Law, Lincoln Memorial University Law School
  • Laura Cole, Director of Masters Investment Learning Center, University of Tennessee
  • Chrissy KeuperMorning Edition/Dialogue Host, WUOT 91.9 FM
  • Franciel Linares, PMP,  Director of IT Program Services, Information International Associates

And as always, a fantastic group of amazing exhibitors!

Meet Tamara Franklin: 2015 Keynote

FranklinWe are so excited and fortunate that Tamara Franklin has agreed to keynote our 2015 Summit. When our previously announce keynote, Susan Packard, learned she would have to travel to Europe, she moved quickly to find this exciting speaker for us. Ms. Franklin is executive vice president of digital at Scripps Networks Interactive where oversees the company’s digital business units. She coordinates the overall strategy and activity, focusing on an integrated company-wide approach to digital video production and distribution.

Franklin joined Scripps Networks in 2009 from Turner Broadcasting Systems, where she was vice president of business development. She is a graduate of NAMIC’s (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) Executive Leadership Development Program and the Women in Cable Telecommunications Betsy Magness Leadership Institute.

Among her awards, Franklin has been named one of Multichannel News’ “Wonder Women” and Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Corporate America.” Franklin’s also been named to Cablefax’s”Most Influential Minorities in Cable” and “Most Powerful Women in Cable” lists.

She holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University


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