A free quarterly web series focused on empowering women in the workplace will kick off Jan. 27.
Through inspiring stories of triumph and struggle from women leaders, Women Impact Virginia will provide tips and tools for finding empowerment as a woman in a professional setting including the impact of good leadership, effective communication, work/life balance, the changing landscape, and transferable skills that help women pivot to face any challenge.
The first of four quarterly sessions will showcase women working in healthcare and include an opening keynote from Dr. Angela Reddix of ARDX. Elizabeth Duncan-Hawker of Red Hawk Strategic Solutions will lead a networking session. Dr. Natalie Cook, an assistant professor of Public Health in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, will moderate a panel discussion with Nancy Bell, population health manager for the Virginia Department of Health West Piedmont Health District; Linda Talley, vice president and chief nursing officer at Children’s National Medical Center; and Dr. Maria Almond, of Centra Health. The closing keynote will be delivered by Amy Taloma, coordinator of health care programs at Community College Workforce Alliance.
Subsequent free sessions are scheduled May 26 on hospitality and tourism, Aug. 25 on nonprofit organizations, and Nov. 17 on the entrepreneurial mindset.
Women Impact Virginia is being organized by the Virginia Tech Newport News Center, Richmond Center, Roanoke Center, Reynolds Homestead, Southwest Center, and Continuing & Professional Education — all part of Outreach and International Affairs. OIA supports Virginia Tech’s engagement mission by creating community partnerships and projects, offering professional development programs and technical assistance, and building collaborations to enrich discovery and learning — all with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life for people within the commonwealth and throughout the world.