Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

Carl D. Perkins Student Leaders Attend Womens Symposium

March 8th, 2019

Female student leaders from the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps examined the topic of empowering women as leaders during the 20th Annual Big Sandy Women’s Business Symposium . This year’s theme was “She Leads.” The students attended numerous breakout workshops during the symposium that focused on economic development, entrepreneurship, speaking with a purpose and reconnecting with the business world. Students visited several vendors that represented small business owned by women.

During lunch, students were entertained by the Local Honeys, a group that sang various country and bluegrass hits of the Appalachian region.

The afternoon session featured keynote speaker Kelly Swanson, an award-winning storyteller, comedian and motivational speaker. Swanson travels throughout the United States speaking to various audiences about leadership. “I love using stories in the programs to teach,” she said.