The Women’s Center of Jacksonville is proud to announce the 9th Annual Speaker Event: Women, Words & Wisdom. State Attorney Melissa Nelson will inspire women – and men – to go confidently in the direction of their goals with a special call to help others along the way. Melissa’s public service experience coupled with her personal journey promise to make this an evening not to miss!
The evening also includes recognition of 10 emerging leaders, “Unsung Sheroes and Heroes,” who are making a positive difference in the lives of women in our community. Honorees demonstrate professional influence through a combination of career growth, innovation, initiative, and accomplishments.
About The Speaker
Melissa took office as State Attorney for Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit on January 3, 2017, where she leads more than 100 attorneys and 200 staff who represent the people of Duval, Clay and Nassau counties, primarily in criminal matters. Prior to her time as State Attorney, Melissa worked in private practice for seven years and spent 12 years as Assistant State Attorney from 1997-2009, where she prosecuted capital homicides, white collar matters, sex crimes and crimes against children. Melissa is committed to leading the implementation of modern criminal justice reforms and ensuring the office’s work is done in a fair, transparent manner for the people it serves.
DATE: May 7, 2019
PRICE: $50 per ticket
For more information, contact Kristen Shaw, Development Coordinator at (904) 722-3000 x.211