The Women’s Center of Jacksonville is proud to announce the 9th Annual Speaker Event: Women, Words & Wisdom.
The event will begin with a reception, followed by a performance from the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, who will perform a set of songs featuring all female composers!
Our Keynote Speaker, 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. See the 2019 honorees here!
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.
The 2019 Women, Words & Wisdom event will be held at the Schultz Center on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 5:30 pm.
Tickets are $50.00 per person or $450 for a table of 8.
Opportunities for sponsorship are still available! Click here for more information.
For more information, contact Kristen Shaw, Development Coordinator at (904) 722-3000 x.211.