State’s Chief Learning Officer to Open Summit – Press Release

Contact: Susanne Dupes and Deb Schmitz
Telephone: (865) 896-9665

February 14, 2018


State’s Chief Learning Officer to open Women’s Leadership Summit

Knoxville, TN, February 14, 2018– The Ignite Women’s Leadership Summit is excited to announce that Dr. Trish Holliday, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Learning Officer for the Tennessee Department of Human Resources, will be the opening speaker for the 2018 Ignite Women’s Leadership Summit.  Dr. Holliday kicks off a powerful line-up of speakers for the Friday, June 8th event.   This theme for this year’s Summit is Igniting Women Leaders.

Dr. Holliday brings extensive experience in leadership development to her presentation: “It Takes a Village:  How You and Your Organization Can Support Your Leadership Journey.”   During this session, participants will gain an understanding of the advantages of advancing women leaders, personal responsibility in the workplace and will discuss an organization’s role in supporting women as leaders through culture, development and promotions.

Holliday’s commitment to public service and her passion for helping professionals reach their greatest potential is rooted in her experience as a certified facilitator, adult educator and executive coach.

This full-day experience for women is the only summit of its kind in our area.   For 12 years, Summit has been the premier event for women leaders in the greater East Tennessee area.

Early bird registration is open through March 31st. Participants pay $127 during the early bird period. Registration jumps to $227 on April 1st. Learn more information about the Ignite Women’s Leadership Summit.


Amy Sherrill

This is so much better than any women’s event I have ever attended. Every minute was up to a high level and encouraged and empowered me.

Renay Butler

I believe this is a good way for women to be re-energized, learn from others experience and share learning with younger women.

Brenda Murphy

Lots of practical, usable information.  Loved spending the day with powerful, creative women.

Stacy Miller

Great for all women in the workforce, love this event, always leave with something to make me better.

Gena Wilson

Its great to get away from the every day workday and get to “pour into myself” as a woman.

I could feel the passion, the power and the integrity. Thank you so much for bringing such amazing people together.

Leslie England

I really enjoyed it tremendously and learned so much about the women in the room. Wow…we are a force, and source for all things. I want to commend you on a fantastic job. This was one of the best events I have ever attended in Knoxville.

Suzy Booker

It helped provide inspiration and encouragement and a great way to recharge my battery.

Holly LeGrand

Empowering, confirming advice that can be realistically implemented.

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