Video Above: Dr. Jean Kilbourne talking about depictions of women in advertising
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager
Lancaster – Online registration is now open for Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington’s Celebrate Women 2014
conference. The event will be held Friday, March 21 at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. The annual conference is planned in conjunction with Women’s History Month. The focus of the event is to bridge women’s relationships from the areas of community, university and business. The theme for this year’s event is “Stand Up, Stand Out!” and internationally recognized media educator Dr. Jean Kilbourne
is the keynote speaker.
“We have an amazing line up for this year’s Celebrate Women event,” said event organizer Pam Kaylor. “Jean Kilbourne’s presentation is the centerpiece, but we also have amazing and dynamic women speaking on panels throughout the day.”
Kilbourne is known for her pioneering work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. She was featured on the PBS program “Makers: Women Who Make America.”
Her films, lectures, and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She will speak at 11:30 a.m. in the Wagner Theatre. All who register for Celebrate Women
will get a ticket to the Kilbourne presentation. Those who don’t attend Celebrate Women can attend the Kilbourne speech for free, but they must reserve a seat
through an online ticketing system.
“We think Dr. Kilbourne’s presentation is so important that we are making it a free event open to Celebrate Women participants and anyone else who wants to attend, but we want to make sure everyone has reserved a seat so there are not any issues with seating the day of the event,” said Kaylor.
Celebrate Women will start at 8:30 a.m. and includes 12 panels throughout the day. Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs will be part of a panel called “Achieving Career Success.” They will discuss how they effectively navigated male-dominated management fields to become successful leaders in their careers.
Other panels include “Standing Up Against Bullying in our Workplace and Schools” featuring therapists, human resources officers and parents of school children. Ohio University Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones
and Ohio University Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations Jennifer Neubauer will be part of “Managers Who Stand Out: Wisdom from Women of Influence.” The panel will offer suggestions for how managers can be women of influence. Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Director Orman Hall will be on a panel discussing the effects addiction can have on women and families.