in Defense
Michigan Chapter

Women's Business Forum

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
11:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Lorenzo Cultural Center – Macomb Community College
44575 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Township, MI 48038


Join us for a fulfilling day of professional development and learn lessons in leadership & self-care from leaders in our community.


Come join the statewide defense community and develop your professional network.


11:30 AM


12:00 PM

Lunch served

12:30 PM

Welcome & kickoff

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (invited)

Shelly Rood – Founder, Mission:Ambition

1:00 PM

Beyond the Stressed Emoji: Increasing Your Emotional Resilience

Erin Barbossa – Founder, Intuissa; Former Associate Producer, The Oprah Winfrey Show

1:30 PM

Honoring Ret. Col. Jill Morgenthaler: Powerful Presence

2:30 PM


2:45 PM

Leadership Panel: Career Lessons

Dr. Jennifer Hitchcock – Executive Director (SES), TARDEC

Dr. Ginny Creasman – Director, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Ms. Marion Whicker – Executive Director (SES), ILSC TACOM



GOLD Sponsor
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsor

To Be Honored

Ret. Col. Jill Morgenthaler

Ret. Col. Jill Morgenthaler


Kick-off Speaker

Shelly Rood

Shelly Rood


Leadership Panel

Dr. Jennifer Hitchcock

Dr. Hitchcock

Dr. Ginny Creaseman

Dr. Creaseman

Marion Whicker

Marion Whicker

Additional Speaker

Erin Barbossa

Erin Barbossa



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