NEW CASTLE – The 14th Annual Lawrence County Women’s Conference will be held August 21 at Villa Banquet Hall, 2500 New Butler Road. The event will run from 9 am to 2:30 pm Registration and purchases will begin at 8 am.
The Lawrence County Women’s Conference was started by Georgia Berner, former CEO of Berner International, to enlighten women on important issues such as politics, business and self-preservation. Centraide continued to spearhead this event with the help of women leaders in the region.
The keynote speaker for the event is Maggie Feinstein, director of the 10:27 Healing Partnership in Pittsburgh. Feinstein is a Masters-level therapist who has distinguished herself in the field of integrated mental health, or working within the medical community to provide brief interventions as part of medical visits since 2009. She has worked primarily in communities. with high levels of trauma and limited access. mental health support.
The 10:27 Healing Partnership was formed in response to the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue and is part of a nationwide network of resilience centers that provide care and support following violent events in mass.
“The committee wanted a speaker who could help all women who have been traumatized by all aspects of COVID-19,” said Gayle Young, executive director of United Way of Lawrence County.
Other speakers included Kimberly Leonard CRNP, Magee WHSL Regional Director of the UPMC Northern Pod; New Castle Beauty School; Kim Koller-Jones, Executive Director, Hoyt Center for the Arts; Angelia Young-Brown, fashion consultant; and Ali Dubois, Westminster College.
Various female-owned vendors will create a market for tailor-made items from our region. Companies present include Inspiretees; Connerly cleaners; Pretty Much Jewelry by Susan Cole; Grammy Bakery; Stramba farm and spinning studio; Wish designs; Charmed by Dami; The Silk Road market; your essential self; Kristilyn’s massage therapy; and Christine Thompson.
This event is made possible by the continued support of UPMC-Jameson sponsors; WesBanco; Berner International; AFSCME No. 2902; Therapeutic services Angélus; Child advocacy center; Hoyt Center for the Arts; County Commissioner Loretta Spielvogel; Wampum hardware store; lawyer Matthew T. Mangino; Connerly Custom Cleaners; JMG Accounting, Payroll and Taxation; Episcopal Church of the Trinity; Visit Lawrence County; Penny Allenwood Outdoors, LLC; Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce; and the College of Westminster.
The cost is $ 25 per person, which includes a light breakfast, a buffet lunch, and a $ 10 voucher to purchase items from women-owned businesses participating in the event.
You can register at www.uwlawcty.org/upcoming-events/lawrence-county-womens-conference/ Look for event updates on the Facebook page, http: /facebook.com/lawrencecountywomesconference, or visit United Way of Lawrence County 223 N. Mercer Street, New Castle, PA 16101, or call 724-658-8528.