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Celebrate Women


14th Annual Celebrate Women Conference

Past Celebrate Women
Keynote Speakers

Friday, March 27, 2020



Celebrate Women Call for Speakers


celspeakersDo you KNOW or are YOU an INSPIRING SPEAKER?

We are soliciting self- and other-nominations for outstanding speakers to do

50-minute workshops/sessions or panel presentations with 3-4 speakers on a

variety of topics related to women for our 13th annual conference.




Women Organizing Mentoring Empowering Networking

Date of Conference: Friday, March 27, 2020


How to Apply: 


Deadline:  November 8, 2019


The purpose of the Celebrate Women conference: to encourage and enhance gender

equity by honoring the past, present, and potential accomplishments of women from

diverse ages, ethnicities and backgrounds through education, enlightenment and

inspiration.  The event 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 conference agenda includes a full day of

speakers and panel presentations on a variety of women’s issues. 


For more information, contact Pamela Kaylor at / (740) 681-3372








2019 Conference:


Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington’s 2019 Celebrate Women conference theme is Challenge. Lead. Succeed!   and will feature several keynote speakers:


Keynote speaker • Colonel Eileen Collins, First Woman to Pilot and Command an American Spacecraft

EileenCollinsNASA Astronaut Col. Eileen Collins reveals an encouraging perspective and insight on the leadership skills needed to break barriers and become a successful pioneer in your field.  Col. Collins will share “Leadership Lessons from Apollo to Discovery”.


Keynote speaker • Dr. Chawne Kimber, Artist/Mathematician

The powerful artwork of Artist Chawne Kimber will be on display throughout the day.  Kimber’s provocative art quilts address issues of race, language, and women’s rights.  A scholar, blogger, and celebrity in the quilting world, Dr. Kimber will discuss her work as a social justice advocate through her art.


Opening Panel • Women Who Challenge, Lead and Succeed.  Featuring:

cynthiacalhounCynthia Calhoun, NASA Glenn Research Center Supervisory Aerospace Engineer, Deputy Division Chief; Jennifer Friel, President, Mid West Fabricating Company, 1st Woman Chair of Industrial Fasteners Institute

heatherbenedictHeather Lawrence-Benedict, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Robert H. Freeman Professor in Business


Now in its 13th year and organized by Ohio University Lancaster faculty, staff, and students, the Celebrate Women Conference aims to bridge women’s relationships in areas of community, university and professions. The conference theme, "Challenge. Lead. Succeed!" will focus on presentations by more than twenty speakers, a Celebrate Women luncheon, and opportunities for information booths, continuing education credits, and networking.


The 2019 Celebrate Women Conference is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2019 at Ohio University Lancaster 1570 Granville Pike Lancaster, Ohio 43130. For more information, contact Kaylor at or 740.681.3372.



Call for NominationsThe Jane Johnsen Women of Vision Award was established in 2013 and is named in honor of Dr. Jane Johnsen in recognition of her dedication to advocacy for women’s issues both on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and in Fairfield County.