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WestStar Leadership Program to host 2018 Working Women's Conference


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – The 20th-annual Working Women’s Conference, sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin WestStar Leadership Program, will be held from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 9, in the UT Martin Boling University Center’s Duncan Ballroom.

This year’s event centers on the theme of celebrating life to mark two decades of inspiring and empowering working women. Registration is $40 per person and includes both breakfast and lunch.

The conference’s pre-lunch segment includes Chad Davis, of Davis Wealth Services in Dyersburg; Dr. Debbie Reynolds, of Veterinary Home Healthcare and The Blessed Pet Shop in Martin; Katie Brush Nickey, of Pure Barre Studio in Jackson; and a surprise keynote speaker in honor of the conference’s anniversary.

Caty Davis, Miss Tennessee 2017, will discuss drug addiction and leadership skills at 11 a.m. Davis’ platform for the Miss Tennessee and Miss America scholarship pageants was “Attacking Addiction: Prevention, Recovery and Restoring Families.” She is a Knoxville native and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Following lunch, attendees will hear from Donna Gaines, of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis; Dr. Robbie Melton, a faculty member with Tennessee State University; and Drs. Teresa Collard and Lisa LeBleu, UT Martin faculty members.

To register, send your name, business name, address, city and email to Jordan Jones, WestStar administrative assistant, at by Feb. 6. Information can also be sent via postal mail to UT Martin WestStar, 321 Hall-Moody Administration Building, Martin, TN, 38238. A registration form can also be accessed online by visiting

For more information or assistance registering, contact Jones at 731-881-3298.


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