Women’s Conference

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Gold Level

“Women Who Innovate”
Friday, March 3, 2023

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.

Schedule of Day

  • 8:30-9:00am – Registration, breakfast, networking
  • 9:00-9:50am – Welcome and Jeni Al Bahrani – Intro to Innovation
  • 10:00- 10:40am – D. Lynn Meyer – Arts Innovation Speaker
  • 10:40 – Networking/Comfort Break
  • 11:00- 11:40am – Suzi Francis – STEM Innovation Speaker
  • 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 program for women
  • 1:00- 1:15 – Networking/Comfort Break
  • 1:15- 2:00 – Jill Morenz – Business Innovation Speaker
  • 2:00- Wrap up and Sponsorship Thank You’s
  • Optional post-conference: Campus Tour or Young Professional Mentoring Workshops
    • Topics for these workshops may include: personal finance, healthy relationships, entrepreneurship, and goal visioning. These impactful, brief sessions are being offered free of charge to local NKY/Greater Cincinnati high school junior and senior female students and current Thomas More University Students. There will be opportunities to attend each of the four 30-minute workshop sessions, occurring between 2:30-4:30pm in our Saints Center on campus.
      Click HERE to sign up for the workshops!


Jeni Al Bahrani (’05) Inaugural Director Of Center For Leadership, Entrepreneurship, And Innovation; Thomas More University

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

Suzi Francis (alumna) Manager of Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

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


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