Women in Appalachia conference planned

Published 9:45 am Monday, August 24, 2009

PIKETON — Empowering women from Appalachia will be the focus of the September 9 conference offered by The Ohio State University (OSU) South Centers in Piketon.

The Women in Appalachia conference will focus on educational programs designed to nurture the body, mind and spirit.

A variety of topics will be presented including embracing emotional wisdom and exploring the relationship between diet and lifestyle issues like aging and disease prevention.

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Female entrepreneurs will share ideas about starting and maintaining a female-owned business in Appalachia. In addition, inspirational stories highlighting philanthropy and giving will be shared.

“We want to bring together women in our area and provide information about the things that are important to them,” stated Becky Nesbitt, OSU South Centers. “Within the Appalachian region, there exists a wealth of knowledge and inspiration — and women are an important part of that. This conference, designed by women, for women, provides an opportunity to bring together that dynamic energy.”

Registration for the conference is $25, with an opportunity to save $5 by bringing a new, non-perishable food or clothing item, which will be donated to a local charity.

The conference, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., will be held at the OSU South Centers located at 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon.

For more information or to register, visit http://womeninappalachia.eventbrite.com or contact Becky Nesbitt at nesbitt.21@osu.edu.