Cleveland Job Corps Center

Cleveland Job Corps 2018 International Women’s Day

April 9th, 2018

Joining millions of others around the world, the Cleveland Job Corps Center hosted an International Women’s Day event on March 8, 2018, to celebrate all the Women on Center. To keep with the 2018 International Women’s Day campaign theme, “#PressforProgress” that calls for women to make a strong call to action, get motivated and unite, the Center organized the day of events around it. They acquired a dynamic breakout group of presenters Joseph Johnson, Julie Wynn-Martin, Carrie Joseph and Megan Gergen. In addition to their amazing keynote speaker, Nicky Miller.

CEO and Founder of Rich Life Transition & Coaching Company, Joseph Johnson stressed the importance of leaving the past behind to the women. “I want you all to know you are perfect the way you are and no matter the situation it only makes you stronger and gives you better insight,” expressed Joseph.

“Your Attitude determines your Altitude,” that was one of my son’s favorite quotes explained Retired Educator, Julie Wynn-Martin. Her son was the victim of racial discrimination in his high school; however, his positive attitude helped break down racial barriers. Julie’s session “Attitude Makes All the Difference” was very interactive and involved role-playing, as well as discussion.

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center Advocates, Megan Gergen, and Carrie Joseph discussed the complications and warning signs of unhealthy relationships and violence. Megan stayed until the end of the program to speak with students more in-depth about services that their facility offers.

Nicky Miller, Community Leader and Founder of “I Am Mirror Messages” was the Keynote Speaker. Nicky intertwined excerpts from the presenting speaker in her speech, advised the women to do daily affirmations, and explained the importance to set attainable goals. “Each of you is a survivor of something and the only thing stopping you are the barriers you create,” exclaimed Nicky. She concluded the event by asking everyone to take a post-it note and write their barrier on it and then told them to throw them in the garbage. “By acknowledging it and telling it to go away releases the power,” she explained.