Women in Business conference succeeds in teaching ideas, networking and leadership to working women today | Community

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TEXARKANA, Tx. – The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a third annual half-day conference Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center.

The target audience, which attracted 181 participants, was working women of all professions. She could be a home-based freelancer, an educator, or an executive at a multi-million dollar company. There was something there that appealed to any working woman.

The conference featured a panel discussion of “InfluencHERs,” including Dr. Jennifer Davis of Texas A&M University in Texarkana, who served as moderator.

The discussion focused on how the panel members had been influenced by their mentors and how they, as workers, have the power to positively influence other women in their careers.

Also on the panel were Dr. Robin Hickerson of Texarkana, Ark. School District; Jenny Walker, Bowie and Miller Counties Literacy Council; Dr. Christine Holt, University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana; Elizabeth Burns Anderson, Farmers Bank Foundation; and Dr. Loren Robinson of CHRISTUS St. Michael’s Hospital.

After the panel, the ladies were treated to a delicious lunch provided by the Hilton Garden Inn, while conference attendees were treated to musical entertainment provided by Candace Taylor.

Keynote speaker Rachel Muir was introduced after lunch. Rachel is from Austin, Texas, where she started Girlstart, a nonprofit that promotes girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. She managed to raise millions of dollars for the cause.

Additionally, Muir has been featured on CNN, Oprah, and the Today Show. Her main message at the conference was the importance of influencing and empowering women in their career journey.

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