Columbia College will hold an event called HerTomorrow on Sept. 29 that features prominent and successful female speakers with Mid-Missouri roots.
Each speaker will discuss her personal experiences and thoughts on the state of women in the world now and in the future. The speakers will be:
- Verna Laboy, a health educator with the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services and counselor with the Center for Women’s Ministries in Columbia.
- Adonica Coleman, an executive at A2D Events.
- Bini Sebastian, a doctoral student in counseling psychology at MU.
- Janice Dawson-Threat, a minister on Second Missionary Baptist Church’s leadership team and a member of the steering committee for the Women’s Network of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
- Cyndi Frisby, a professor of strategic communication at MU.
- Charity Goodwin, pastor at Missouri United Methodist Church.
- Anna Haney, CEO and co-founder of Tin Can Technologies and Noviqu.
- Cheryl Unterschutz, executive director of Heart of Missouri Girls on the Run.
- Rachael Sparks, a self-employed life coach at Inner Spark Consulting and B3 Core.
- Mason Aid, a consultant at Mason Aid Enterprises and an LGBTQ+ advocate.
- Anne Churchill, an entrepreneur at AnnaBelle Events and Jubilee Planning Studio and a motivational speaker with ACE Speaking.
- Kas Jacquot, CEO and jewelry designer at Kas A Designs.
- Linda Godwin, a physics and astronomy professor at MU and a former NASA astronaut.
HerTomorrow coordinator Sean Spence said in a news release that the goal was to assemble a roster of "incredible women" to speak.
"We worked hard to build a schedule of very different but equally powerful women, and I think we've done that," Spence said.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Columbia College’s Bixby Lecture Hall. Tickets are $25 and include morning coffee and lunch. Visit HerTomorrow's website to register.