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RHPL in partnership with Chief Financial Credit Union is proud to offer a day of informative TEDx talks with remarkable women who have shown up to make a difference in their communities. Doors will open at 10 a.m., with sessions starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments, snacks and lunch from Panera Bread will be provided. A surprise musical guest star will give a performance, and jazz singer Sheila Landis will do a poetry reading. Speaker sessions end at 3 p.m. and will be followed by TEDWomen2018 videos from 3-4:30 p.m. Attendees are required to stay for all of the sessions. If you cannot stay for all of the sessions, please do not register for this event. The seating list is limited to only 100 guests. You must register in advance at calendar.rhpl.org and pick up your entry badge from the library before Monday, November 26. If you do not pick up your entry badge by November 26, YOUR RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELED and your badge will be given to a patron on the wait list. You must have a badge to attend the event.

The speakers include: 

Jen Anesi-Brombach, chief editor for the national magazine, Plumbing & Mechanical. 
Stella Brochado, manufacturing engineering manager, responsible for different vehicle launches in the auto business.
Hollianne Cieslinski, reator of Me!Magazine, a local magazine focused on social enterprise and empowering women.  
Jennifer Craft, English as a Second Language teacher at Oakland Community College. 
Andrea Walker-Leidy, publicity consultant and development director at Meadow Brook Theatre.  
Rochester Hills City Council Member McCardell, credited for establishing a garden at her kids’ elementary school and starting a Facebook page for Rochester Community School District  parents. 
Roxanne Ropponen, RN, BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner student at Oakland University, former oncology and trauma ICU nurse and current hospice nurse.
Rochester Mayor Pro Tem Russell, co-owner of Helro Corporation manufacturing plant and executive consultant for Rodan + Fields which fuels her Mission work. 
Taharah Saad, infotainment engineer at Ford and the VP of the Arab American Women’s Council. She founded @glassceilingbreakers on Instagram to help inspire, motivate, and empower women. 
Beth Talbert, Professor of Communication at Oakland University and director of the OU Women’s Leadership Institute.
Maureen Thalmann, author of Petticoat Surgeon: The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen. 
Melissa Parks, founder of Art&Soul Dreams, a 501(c)3 dedicated to bringing awareness revolving around children in foster care. 

More information: https://tedxrhplibrarywomen.wordpress.com/

Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:00am - 4:30pm
Multipurpose Room
  Adult Lectures  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Amanda Harrison Keighley

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