Event Details

A professional development event featuring workshops, panel discussions, networking sessions and more led by inspirational women in STEAM fields, education, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Admission is FREE for students to attend. Seating is limited: reserve your spot now!

Featured Panelists:

  • Honorable Bernadette Romano Clark- NYS Supreme Court Justice

  • Christie Harrington- Art Professor at MVCC

  • Jenna Stanton- Owner of Soul Bowl

  • Mandee Sacco- Owner of Curl Up & Dye Salon

  • Dr. Maria Kontaridis- Director of Research at MMRI

  • Linda Fake- Owner of Uniquely Yours Interior Design

  • Cathy Dare- Owner of TRM Environmental Consultants

  • Stephanie Nesbitt, J.D.-Utica College Professor

  • Staff SGT Della Pray (USAF, Ret.)- Air Force JROTC Instructor, Rome Free Academy

Closing Keynote:

Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham is the Founder and President of Women TIES —Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success—a company dedicated since 2005 in promoting, publicizing and uniting women entrepreneurs and their companies. In 1995, Tracy created her first company—Five Star Events—an events management company which she still runs today on a part time basis.

In 2011, Higginbotham created a division of Women TIES, LLC called the “Women’s Athletic Network” which promotes athletic events for women entrepreneurs to participate in, train for or support as spectators.

Higginbotham is an Advisory Board Member of SUNY Oswego School of Business, Board Member of the Upstate Women’s Business Center in Utica, and Advisory Board Member of Maureen’s Hope Foundation.

Schedule of Events:

8:00-8:30- Registration

8:45-9:45- Group Ice Breakers

10:00-11:30- Panel Discussion

11:45-12:45- Networking Session

1:00-1:30- Lunch

1:30-2:00- Closing Keynote



  • When: Thu Mar. 28
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Address: Library Concourse
    Utica NY,US 13502

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