Annual Women's History Month panel presents diverse perspectives

(March 15, 2017) The Women’s History Month Commemoration event, held annually at Kennesaw State University, had one of its biggest turnouts ever this year, attracting more than 100 guests. The ninth annual event took place the morning of Saturday, March 4 inside the ballrooms of the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center on Kennesaw State’s Marietta campus.

The sold-out 2017 program, with a theme of Women Helping Women, celebrated the legacy of innovation and leadership among women who work and/or live in metropolitan Atlanta.

Deborah Pike, owner of Meritage Restaurant Group, served as moderator for the event, which was organized by the KSU Office of Alumni Relations, the League of Women Voters of Marietta-Cobb County, the Cobb Woman’s Club, the Cobb County Branch of the American Association of University Women, and the Rho Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. 

This year’s panelists included Haley Kilpatrick ’07, founder and executive director of Girl Talk; Dr. Julie Newell ’16, special assistant to the provost at KSU; Dr. Lucretia Payton-Stewart, 13th South Atlantic Regional director of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and chief executive officer (CEO) for LPS Associates Corporation; Dr. Amy Stevens, a clinical military advocate; Holly Tuchman, CEO and executive director of liveSAFE Resources (formerly YWCA of Northwest Georgia); and Shameka Wilson, director of Kennesaw State’s Women’s Resource and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Center.

Other speakers from KSU taking part in the event were Jim Cooper, assistant vice president for alumni relations and advancement communications, and Pierrette Maillet, director of alumni relations.

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