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Women Veterans Featured During Women’s History Month Events at PSC

Women Veterans Featured During Women’s History Month Events at PSC [03/14/2018]

The Prairie State College Student Veterans Center is hosting two events during the month of March, in recognition of Women’s History Month.

The Second Annual Women Veterans Leadership Summit will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the ProvenIT Conference Room in the Conference Center of the college’s main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. A screening of the documentary film, “Served Like a Girl,” will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium in the Conference Center, and will be followed by a panel discussion.

The March 21 workshop includes a panel discussion with successful women leaders and veterans, and also offers practical tips and tools for uncovering a pathway to success as women in leadership. Participants in the summit will have an opportunity to work to define success, create a personal vison and commit to action; hear real-world insights from other veteran women business owners and leaders; learn key behaviors that are common among effective leaders; and engage with other women veteran leaders. Panelists include Erica Jeffries, a U.S. army veteran and director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs; U.S. Army Reserves Col. Janene Marshall-Gatling of the, owner of College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors; and Commander Zeita Merchant, commanding officer of the USCG Marine Safety Unit in Chicago. The program is offered at PSC, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, Dale Carnegie Training and the Women’s Business Development Center. Register at WVLSummit.eventbrite.com.

“Served Like a Girl” is a documentary film that follows a few female veterans as they compete for the crown of Ms. Veteran America. It takes a closer look at issues many women vets face today and shows their strength, courage, beauty and conviction as they overcome obstacles and face challenges. The March 23 movie screening and panel discussion is being offered at PSC in partnership with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, Dot Foods, the Benjamin O. Davis VFW Post 311 in Richton Park and the Illinois Warrior Assistance Program. For more information about the screening, contact PSC Student Veterans Center Coordinator Georges Sanon at (708) 709-3567 or gsanon@prairiestate.edu.

“Prairie State College is proud to support all veterans throughout the year,” said PSC Board of Trustees Chair Jacqueline Agee. “Women are an integral part of the history of the U.S. military. It is important that they are recognized during Women’s History Month.”