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Professional Women’s Conference

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The 12th annual Professional Women’s Conference is Thursday, November 10, at the Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta. Offering a day of networking and learning through keynote speakers, panel discussions and sessions with industry leaders, executives and mentors, the conference has a distinct focus on personal and professional development, leadership and career growth. We are excited to announce this year’s conference features many energizing and inspiring speakers, including DeRetta Rhodes (BSFCS ’92, Ph.D. ’10), EVP and chief culture officer at the Atlanta Braves, and Julie Moran (ABJ ’84), journalist, television host and sportscaster.

Throughout the years, the proceeds from the Professional Women’s Conference established the Mary Virginia Terry Student Support Fund. To date, $42,500 was awarded to 17 students, with four more awards presented this year. Students used these awards to assist with undergraduate and graduate tuition and expenses, study abroad, travel to professional conferences, equipment and more.


8 a.m. - Arrival, Registration & Networking

9 a.m. - Conference Opening

9:15 a.m. - Championship Leadership Mindset
DeRetta Rhodes, PhD
EVP and Chief Culture Officer, The Atlanta Braves

10:15 a.m. - Fireside Chat
Hanna Jon Lewis, Inside Sales Associate, The Coca-Cola Company
Courtney Stout, Chief Privacy Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

11:15 a.m. - Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence
Elizabeth Freedman
Head of Consulting, BTS Boston

12:15 pm: Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m.: You Can Have it All, Just Not All at the Same Time
Julie Moran
Journalist, Television Host & Sportscaster 
with Special Guest Loran Smith, the Voice of the Georgia Bulldogs

2:30 p.m.: The Business Of Beauty & Influencer Marketing
Jennifer Duvall, Professional Makeup Artist, Founder,
Beth Djalali, Founder, Style at a Certain Age

3:30 p.m.: Conference Close

For questions, please email Margaret Ellis at