Duke Energy CEO to highlight Women’s Leadership Symposium
Hartsville Chamber of Commerce presents inaugural symposium
Article by Quinetta Buterbaugh
Hartsville, S.C. – On Friday, September 8, the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce will host its first-ever Women’s Leadership Symposium, presented by Sonoco. The symposium, held at the Harris E. and Louise H. DeLoach Center in Hartsville, will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will feature breakout sessions, a panel discussion, award presentations and lunch.
Themed “Marketing and Branding Yourself for Success,” the event will feature professional women who have paved the way for the professional development of others. A panel discussion will be moderated by Sonoco’s Vice President of Global Quality and Hartsville Chamber Board Member, Leslie Pemberton. Pemberton will lead the discussion “The Journey to Leadership” with Sonoco’s highest ranking female executive, Senior Vice President Vicki Arthur, first female CEO of SPC Credit Union Linda Weatherford, and the to-be-named 2017 Woman of Achievement Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy. Good will deliver the keynote address during lunch.
“The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce is providing this resource to all who seek to grow professionally in this fast-paced, ever-changing society. We invite you to be a part of it,” said Symposium Chair Rebecca Ward.
“The chamber wants to provide an opportunity for women in the workforce of all levels to interact with one another, learn from the experiences of some of the best in the business, and have the opportunity for a full day of professional development, right here in Hartsville,” said Hartsville Chamber President Quinetta Buterbaugh. “Our goal is to make the symposium an annual event, delivering relevant content and growth opportunities to women.”
Breakout sessions will highlight topics on maneuvering generational diversity for self-branding, the influence of board participation, use of social media for brand enhancement and social media etiquette. Medical University of South Carolina Media Relations Director Heather Woolwine, Senior Human Resources Consultant of Find Great People Carrie Cavanaugh, and former Administrator of the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs Brandolyn Thomas-Pinkston will deliver inspiring messages during the breakout sessions.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Women’s Leadership Symposium, visit www.hartsvillechamber.org, or call the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce at (843) 332-6401.
The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business advocacy organization founded in 1910. The Chamber provides a voice for local businesses, supports economic development, and promotes the vibrant and personal community that makes Hartsville appealing to businesses and residents.