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WestStar to Host Working Women’s Conference

Kerri Arnold, Miss Tennessee Volunteer 2019, was a featured speaker during the 2020 Working Women’s Conference.

MARTIN (January 31) – The University of Tennessee at Martin’s WestStar Leadership Program will host the 24th-annual Working Women’s Conference from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., February 11, in the Boling University Center’s Duncan Ballroom on the UT Martin main campus. The $50 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Every day is GAME DAY” and features sessions such as “Practice, Practice, Practice” and “Tackling Conflict.” Lisa Smartt, owner of Smartt Speaking, will give the keynote address.

Additional conference speakers include Tara Tansil-Gentry, M.A., UT Martin health and human performance lecturer; Merry Brown, workplace conflict restoration services consultant and UT Martin philosophy instructor; Bettye Giles, retired UT Martin director of women’s athletics; Julia Brundige, owner of Westwood Townhouses; Nancy Bramlett, freelance Christian author; Dr. Cheryl Brown, retired physician; Drs. Brock and Krista Martin, Southern Chiropractic & Acupuncture;  Dr. Teresa Collard, UT Martin professor of communications and Dr. Lisa LeBleu, UT Martin professor of family and consumer sciences.

To register for the conference, visit and select the “conferences and events” tab.

For more information about the conference or the WestStar Leadership Program, contact Jennifer Black, program manager, at 731-881-7298.

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