COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Connecting champions, the 3rd in the national Minority Women Professionals (MWPs) are MVPs conference series will take place on April 22, 2017, at the Ohio State University's Hale Hall, drawing women from across the Greater Columbus region. This conference, hosted by Inspire Health Solutions, will feature a series of guest speakers, workshops, networking and mentorship opportunities aimed to inspire and empower Minority Women Professionals (MWPs) from diverse backgrounds and professions, while also equipping them with essential tools and skills to "survive and thrive" in their professions.
The event, which will be the 3rd of a multi-city national conference series targeting Minority Women Professionals, will feature a number of prominent women leaders and speakers, and including the two conference keynotes and glass ceiling breakers, Hon. Janet E. Jackson, President and CEO of the United Way of Central Ohio, and Cheryl Taylore Lee, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the first woman to ever lead this department.
"The time is now," said Professor Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, the conference creator and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at RubiconMD. "Minority women professionals are so essential to communities across the nation and the growing diversity in Columbus, OH makes this the perfect city to energize."
Hosted by Dr. Olayiwola through her organizations, Inspire Health Solutions, LLC and the Association of Minority Women Professionals, and in partnership with the Ohio State University Office of Diversity & Inclusion's Hale Hall, the conference, expected to host over 100 professional women and students, will not only discuss strategies and tools for succeeding in the workplace but also celebrate the achievements of career-oriented women of diverse backgrounds, including women of color, of non-dominant faiths, with disabilities, of diverse sexual orientations and ages, and of various national origins. Additional speakers and workshop leaders include Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, MD, FACOG, conference co-host and Director of Gynecologic Surgery Education at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital; Rosaire Ifedi, EdD, Associate Professor, Ashland University; Kathy Chen, Executive Director, Asian-American Community Services; Melissa Day, JD, Advocate at Disability Rights Ohio; Minka Schofield, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Egondu Onyejekwe, PhD, Faculty in Health Informatics, Walden University; Lilleana Cavanaugh, MBA, Executive Director, Ohio Latino Affairs Commission, Ifey Chukwumah, Owner, Klassic Edge Beauty and Barber Salon, and more! The conference will also feature local women entrepreneurs, innovators and special performances.
"This conference is an opportunity to position professional women, students and trainees for success and to channel our differences into strength for a greater Columbus," said conference co-host Dr. Cholkeri-Singh.
For registration information and to learn more about the MWPs conference series, please visit the Inspire Health Solutions website.
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