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Courage to Succeed: Women’s Conference 2019

East 6th Street
Cleveland
OH
44114

More than 150 diverse and talented women convened at the Cleveland Fed on Friday, October 18, in partnership with Ratliff and Taylor, to discuss, engage, and reflect on having the courage to succeed in today’s complex professional landscape. Highlights included remarks from Cleveland Fed President and CEO Loretta J. Mester, and first Major League Baseball woman coach, and national nonprofit founder, Justine Siegal, PhD.

Throughout the day, speakers shared inspirational stories of success, failure, resilience, and fortitude. Attendees expanded their networks and took away strategies for being courageous in their own journeys of leading, influencing, taking risks and being authentic.

Speakers and panelists join together for a group photo.
Speakers and panelists join together for a group photo.

Speakers included:

  • Carolyn Williams, AVP Law Enforcement, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Teresa Metcalf Beasley, Chair of Public Law Practice Group, McDonald Hopkins
  • Marla Perez-Davis, Deputy Director, NASA
  • Erika Rudin-Luria, President, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
  • Cathy Belk, President, JumpStart
  • Alicia Robinson, Founder & Executive Director, Limitless Ambition
  • Lynn Larsen, Partner, Taft Law
Justine Siegal shares her story around becoming the first MLB women’s coach.
Justine Siegal shares her story around becoming the first woman to coach in Major League Baseball.
Conference participants engage in a breakout session discussion.
Conference participants engage in a breakout session discussion.
Conference committee member, speaker, artist and moderator share the excitement of the day’s events.
Conference committee member, speaker, artist and moderator share the excitement of the day’s events.