Pickerington – The line-up of panels and speakers for Celebrate Women 2013 has been announced. The annual event will be held at the Ohio University Pickerington Center this year on Friday, March 22.
The theme for this year's event is "Generations of Women Moving Forward." That is why it is fitting that the opening speaker will talk about the first woman to make an impact at Ohio University. Ohio University Libraries Digital Initiatives Coordinator Janice Carleton will speak about Maggie Boyd. Boyd was the university's first female graduate. Boyd kept a detailed diary and Alden Library in Athens has used it to bring Boyd's story to life.
Panels include 'Women Moving Ahead in Science," "The 100 Year History of Contraception and Age-Old Issues of Talking about Sex," "What I Learned from the Women Who Came Before Me," "Score One for the Girls! Celebrating the Accomplishments of Women in Athletics," and "Leaving Your Challenges Behind: Women with Disabilities Who Lead."
"We think this year's conference has a little bit of something for everyone," said Conference Co-Chair Pam Kaylor. "There are many great panels for women to attend and learn from."
The keynote speaker, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French, will make her presentation at lunch. She was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the Ohio Supreme Court on January 1, 2013.
Registration is underway. You can sign up for the conference by going to www.ohio.edu/lanaster/celebratewomen.