Thank you to our elected women, informative speakers, and event sponsors for making this an incredible Summit!
View the Agenda HERE.
View the Participant List HERE.
View the Speaker Biographies HERE.
View the Travel and Lodging Information HERE.
View the Travel and Lodging Scholarship Information HERE.
Questions? Reach out to Brenna Kehew Sculley at [email protected] or at 401.578.0389
Checkout our photo slideshow from this year below;
Access the Summit presentations and connect with the speakers below:
Programs that Work, and Lessons Learned
Workforce Opportunities in the Energy Sector
The Shifting Workforce, and Why it’s Women Friendly
Amy Kihenia-Davis | @Walmart
Regional eCommerce Director, Walmart
Director of Public Affairs, Walmart
Service Members & Veterans Roundtable
Tara Anderson | @API_News
Director of External Mobilization, American Petroleum Institute (API)
Recently Incarcerated Individuals
Representative Julie Emerson | @JulieEmerson
Louisiana State Legislature, NFWL Board Member
Women in the Workforce & Pay Equity
Occupational Licensing in the Cosmetology Industry
Government Affairs Manager, The Professional Beauty Association
View Bridget’s materials below:
- 1000 Hour Hairstylist License – All 49 states have esthetic licenses and nail tech licenses (Connecticut does not). Only a few states have hair-only licenses and we believe this should exist in all 50 states (The attached spreadsheet shows which states already have hairstylist licenses under “Stylist.” They will also find a KEY column at the very end of the spreadsheet explaining the N/A, Blanks, and zeros).
- Pre-Graduate Testing – Allowing cosmetology and barber students to sit for their board exams prior to graduation.
- Merging State Boards of Cosmetology and Barbering – 30 states have already combined their boards. I have attached a spreadsheet showing which states have separate boards that we would recommend combining.
Addressing the Direct Care Workforce Shortage
Director of State Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association
Gaylee W. Gillim, Esq.
Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay
Director of State Advocacy, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
The Value of Older Workers
Community Colleges – A Key Link to a Targeted Workforce
Tony Johnson, PhD | @udc_edu
Dean, Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning, University of the District of Columbia
Laurie Quarles | @Comm_College
American Association of Community Colleges
Pathway to Equity: Women & Good Jobs