• Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:57 PM | Anonymous

    Speaker's Topic:  "How to thrive in a male dominated field that wasn't designed for you."

    Dr. Fernandez Petty received a B.S. in Cell and Microbiology from Methodist University (2011) and then received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2018). Currently, she is a Biology Instructor at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL. 

    Come back later to view a video of her talk.

  • Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:49 PM | Anonymous

    Speaker's Topic:  " Building Confidence in a Connected Age."

    Scientist. Strategist. Conversationalist. Human Advocate. Dr. Lindsay M. Sutton is a founding partner at Two Ravens, a mission-focused innovation and technology consultancy located in Birmingham, AL. There, she serves as a research and behavioral scientist and conducts leading-edge research projects for both national brands and promising early-stage startups.

    View Lindsay's talk here.   View Lindsay's bio here.

  • Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    Emilie Maynor has been teaching yoga for over seven years. 

    Over the past four years, she expanded her business and now offers corporate wellness speaking engagements, corporate yoga programs, online nutrition challenges, yoga festivals, retreats, and Yoga Alliance CEU training programs.

    Emilie was gracious to speak to our members about ways to de-stress and live a happier life.  view the recording of her talk and learn more about Emilie's journey to becoming a nationally know Wellness Coach. 

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:31 PM | Anonymous

    Members received advice from Megan on which pieces in your wardrobe should stay and which should passed to someone else to enjoy.  Her slides included a top 10 list (shown below) and tips on how to accessorize.  View a video of the program here

    Connect with Megan on your favorite channel for more style tips:






  • Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    Kicking off the 2021 program season for TWN was Birmingham native, Lisa McNair.  Lisa is the oldest living daughter of Maxine and the late Chris McNair who are the parents of Denise McNair.  Denise is one of the four girls killed in the infamous 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.  

    Lisa travels across the nation sharing the story of Denise's life, her heinous murder, and how it affected her parents and the city of Birmingham.  Listen to the recording here: Jan_14_21 Recording

    Visit Lisa's website for a link to invite her to speak to your organization.

  • Friday, September 25, 2020 5:33 PM | Anonymous

    On Thursday, September 24, Lisa Harris Boyd, founder of Life is Short Adventures, talked about the trends, challenges and opportunities for traveling during a pandemic. 

    Lisa quit her 23-year career in advertising to found Life Is Short Adventures as way to inspire and help others live out their travel dreams.  As a member of the Virtuoso Travel Network, a Four Seasons and Delta Airlines preferred partner and certified Hawaii Destination Expert, Lisa has developed strong relationships with travel partners all over the world.  Visit her website and learn more about her company  Life Is Short Adventures

  • Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00 PM | Anonymous

    On Thursday, September 10, 2020,  Cristina Almanza,  Business Development Coordinator - B'ham Division Buffalo Rock Company gave an outstanding presentation to TWN members about the differences in the terms Latina, Hispanic, Latinx.  

    Cristina is originally from Torreon, Mexico and became a proud USA Citizen in 2017. She came to the U.S. to study at Jacksonville State University where she achieved a BFA in Graphic Design and an MBA.

    View the video here:  Latinx Its Complicated

    View Cristina's PowerPoint presentation here: Latinx-is-complicated-TWN.pptx

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    In observance of the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 TWN was honored to welcome author's Ruth Barefield-Pendleton and T.K. Thorne to share their individual experiences about the events leading up to the VRA of 1965. 

    Barefield-Pendleton, former secretary of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and author of "you are there," MINUTES: The Central Committee, Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1963. 

    T.K. Thorne, retired captain of the Birmingham Police Department - award-winning author of historical novels, NOAH'S WIFE and ANGELS AT THE GATE plus The New York Post's "Books You Should Be Reading" list title LAST CHANCE FOR JUSTICE, which details the investigator's behind-the-scenes stories of the 1963. 

    Learn more about T.K.'s work on her website, T.K. Thorne.

    NOTE: At the last minute Mrs. Barefield-Pendleton was replaced by Mr. Jeffrey Drew who was also present for events leading up to the VRA of 1965. Learn more about him here and here.

    View the video of this event here:  VRA1965

  • Sunday, August 16, 2020 4:23 PM | Anonymous

    On July 23, 2020, TWN Member, Caryn Terradas spoke to The Women's Network about the most common mistakes we make on social media.  She shared her top ten list with attendees.  Caryn is President of Social U a social media managing and training company.  You can read Caryn's blog posts at: YourSocialU and follow her on Facebook and Linkedin.

    View Caryn's entire presentation to TWN here.

  • Friday, June 12, 2020 12:15 PM | Audrey Atkins (Administrator)

    On June 11, 2020, T. Marie King spoke to The Women's Network about 2020's fight for freedom and racial equality. She shared a comprehensive list of resources with our group that are listed below. You can also follow T. Marie on Twitter @tMKing1, on LinkedIn, and at her website tmarieking.com.

    View T. Marie's entire presentation to TWN here.




    A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

    Films/Mini Series:

    • Zootopia 

    • Gran Torino

    • American History X

    • Seven Seconds 

    • When They See Us

    • 13th

    • American Son

    • Fruitvale Station 

    • Higher Learning 

    • American Crime


    • Where Do We Go From Here: From Chaos to Community
    • White Fragility
    • Whistling Vivaldi
    • The New Jim Crow
    • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
    • Overcoming the Darkside of Leadership
    • The Color of Law
    • The Art of Gathering

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