Women’s Conference

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“Women Who Innovate”
Friday, March 3, 2023

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Join Thomas More University for a one-day, interactive conference on campus designed to enlighten, engage and challenge women to seek more within their careers. The 2023 Women’s Conference explores the topic of “Women Who Innovate” within different industries. This conference will inspire audience members of various ages and professions to pursue innovation and provide tools that can be utilized for success.

This conference is designed for alumni, college students, faculty/staff, parents, high school students, and community members. *While women are the primary constituent group, men are invited to attend.

Steigerwald Hall
Saints Center, 333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Schedule of Day

  • 8:55am – Welcome and Invocation, Angie Hawk, assistant director for development, Thomas More University and Sr. Marla ’75, Vicar for Religious, Diocese of Covington
  • 9:00-9:50am – Keynote: Jeni Al Bahrani, Inaugural Director of Zembrodt Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Thomas More University – “Women Who Inspire Us Through Innovation”
  • 10:00- 10:40am – D. Lynn Meyer, Producing Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati – Innovating Around the Detours
  • 10:40 – Networking/Comfort Break
  • 11:00- 11:40am – Suzi Francis, Medical Liaison, Novo Nordisk – Innovation in STEM: Prescriptions, Pursuit, and Passion
  • 11:40- Networking/Comfort Break
  • 12:00-1:00- Lunch and Leadership Panel
    Moderator: Judith Marlowe
    Panelists: Kim Halbauer, Vashti Chatman, Sue Ellen Stuebing
    Quick presentation: Appointed Civic program for women, Rajani Menon, Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • 1:00- 1:15 – Networking/Comfort Break
  • 1:15- 2:00 – Jill Morenz, CEO, Aviatra Accelerators – “Innovation and Inspiration in Entrepreneurship”
  • 2:00- Wrap up and Sponsorship Thank You’s
  • 2:30-4pm Optional post-conference: Campus Tour or Young Professional Mentoring Workshops

4 Rotating sessions, 30 minutes each session
Click HERE to sign up for the FREE workshops!

Healthy Relationships Helping women stay healthy to help manage stress and develop relationships.
Dr. Kaitlin Vollet Martin, PhD., MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Thomas More University
Kerry Taft, Professor of Practice in Exercise Science, Thomas More University

Vision Boards Manifest your Ideal Life by Vision Boards. A session to teach young women how to map out goals and create a visual representation and plan the things you would like to manifest in life. Students will walk away with a board they can continue to use post-workshop.
Patricia Borne, Executive Principal, CEO Resources, Inc. 
Anna Kowalok, Director of Student Engagement & Leadership Development, Thomas More University

Financial Literacy Attendees will learn the necessary financial language to assist them in “adulting” after high school and college (i.e. understanding debt, job-related finances, etc.)
Cory Hernandez, Financial Literacy Counselor, NKY community Action Commission

Entrepreneurship Attendees will learn more about business-related topics and create a business plan to visualize themselves within the profession.
Jill Morenz, CEO, Aviatra Accelerators—session title- “Hacking Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Idea Into a Business”, Presented by Fifth Third Bank


Jeni Al Bahrani (’05), Inaugural Director of Zembrodt Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Thomas More University

D. Lynn Meyer (‘77), Producing Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Suzi Francis (alumna), Medical Liaison, Novo Nordisk

Judith Marlowe, Ph.D. (’69), Chair of the Thomas More University Board of Trustees

Kim Halbauer (’00), President, Kentucky Region; Fifth Third Bank

Vashti Chatman, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Big Village

Sue Ellen Stuebing (’84), Vice President/Chief Development Officer, CET/Think TV

Jill Morenz, CEO, Aviatra Accelerators

RSVP Deadline: February 20, 2023

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider supporting this excellent day of professional development and alumnae success by becoming a sponsor. {Embed clickable PDF image of levels here, is attached}. For more details on becoming a sponsorship, please click here: 

Previous Events

2022-2023 Academic Year

Inaugural Conference: March 4, 2022

Opening Keynote Speaker- Kathrine Nero | Social Media Host/Reporter | Enquirer Media

  • Finding Yourself
    • Becca Gardner | Founder and CEO | ALT Distilling
    • Angela Rivers-Harper | Programs Director | Dress for Success
  • SELF-DEFENSE MASTERCLASS: Latorria Myles | Assistant Dean of Students | Thomas More University
  • Breaking Through
    • Heather Ackels ‘07 | Executive Director | INTERalliance
    • Jenni Crowley ‘03 | Senior Manager | Deloitte
  • Boss Lady: A Panel of High-Power Leaders.
    • Moderator- Dr. Laura Koehl ’80, Executive Director, SND USA National Sponsorship and Network Office
    • Moira Weir ‘00 | President and CEO| United Way of Greater Cincinnati
    • Rachael Sampson ‘20 | SVP, Director of Key4Women | KeyBank
    • Priya Dhingra Klocek | President and CEO | Consultant on the Go
    • Amy Spiller | President | Duke Energy