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2022 Northern Ohio Women in Leadership Symposium

2022 Northern Ohio

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

"Paragon of Womanhood: Restoration, Reintegration & Reemergence"

2021 RECAP

March 16, 2022
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)

Offered Virtually*
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Theme
Paragon of Womanhood: Restoration, Reintegration & Reemergence
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#WomenRise / #Paragon2022

Sponsored By

The Andersons

Opening Remarks

Yvette McGee Brown
Yvette
McGee Brown
Partner
Jones Day
Yvette McGee Brown
Yvette McGee Brown
Partner
Jones Day


Panelists

Jenice Contreras
Jenice
Contreras
Executive Director
The Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development
Jenice Contreras
Jenice Contreras
Executive Director
The Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development

Christine Herrera
Christine
Herrera
Vice President, Tax
The J.M. Smucker Company
Christine Herrera
Christine Herrera
Vice President, Tax
The J.M. Smucker Company

Christine Herrera was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Growing up in a bustling metropolis gave her direct perspective and appreciation, from a young age, of the unique challenges of urban and diverse residents, business owners, and families. During high school, Christine worked as a bookkeeper for small businesses downtown and volunteered for a variety of organizations in the city, including St. Michael’s Hospital and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research. After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics and a Master of Accountancy, Christine became a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant, joining PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Toronto tax practice in 2000. She moved on to become the Canadian tax manager for The J.M. Smucker Co. in 2007, and relocated to Smucker’s corporate headquarters in Orrville, Ohio in 2014. She is currently the Vice President, Tax for Smucker. Christine also serves on the Board and Finance Committee of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. She lives in Bath, Ohio with her husband, Anthony, and three children, Mia, Marcus, and Adam.

Linda Lanier
Linda
Lanier
Assistant Professor, Counseling & Psychological Services
Cuyahoga Community College
Linda Lanier
Linda Lanier
Assistant Professor, Counseling & Psychological Services
Cuyahoga Community College

Linda Lanier, LSW, M.Ed., is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus. She holds a Masters of Community Counseling from Kent State University and a BASW from the University of Akron. She is the founder of Black Diamonds Women’s Initiative, which focuses on the empowerment of African American women and girls. Linda has 35 years of experience in education with leadership roles at the University of Akron, and Kent State University. She is an expert in African American student retention and first- generation student recruitment and enrollment. Her background includes extensive program development which engages community partners in educational spaces. She and her husband Bob Lanier, co-own the Black Pages and the Summit Magazine. She is the recipient of many awards which include Hidden Philanthropist 2021, The Soul of Philanthropy, Progressive Women, SMART Women 2020, Women of Professional Excellence 2019, YWCA, Women of Professional Excellence, Women’s Network-Akron, OH.

Tracy Strobel
Tracy
Strobel
Executive Director
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Tracy Strobel
Tracy Strobel
Executive Director
Cuyahoga County Public Library

Christi Tomaro
Christi
Tomaro
Chief of Glenn’s Protective Services Office
NASA Glenn Research Center
Christi Tomaro
Christi Tomaro
Chief of Glenn’s Protective Services Office
NASA Glenn Research Center

Christi Tomaro was appointed in 2014 as the Chief of the Protective Services Office at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) John H. Glenn Research Center (GRC) at Lewis Field in Cleveland, Ohio. She is responsible for the planning, development, review, execution, and management of the GRC’s security program. Her expertise includes managing a comprehensive security program inclusive of information security, physical security, industrial security, emergency preparedness and continuity, security operations, and program security policy for classified programs of national scope to ensure mission integrity. She leads initiatives and strategies to position the organization as a trusted partner to enable mission success through innovation and adaptability while maintaining a security posture free from compromise and protecting and serving all who work and visit the center. Prior to this position, Ms. Tomaro held a number of positions at GRC, NASA Headquarters, and as a federal contractor for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Christi is a graduate of Tiffin University where she earned a B.A. in organizational management and a M.B.A. She also completed several leadership programs through the Cleveland Federal Executive Board, Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, and Kent State University. Christi is a sworn NASA federal special agent and a military veteran, having served in the United States Marine Corps. Christi is married with three children. She enjoys fitness and has a newfound interest in exploring the country’s national parks. She currently resides in Medina, Ohio with her family and is an active member of her community.


Moderator

Clotea Mack
Clotea
Mack
Empowerment Coach & Founder
Lifted in Love LLC
Clotea Mack
Clotea Mack
Empowerment Coach & Founder
Lifted in Love LLC

Clotea was born in Cleveland, Ohio to a single mother who raised her with a passion for education, reading and writing. After becoming a teenage mother at the age of 16, she later pursued a Bachelor of Arts in English from Case Western Reserve University in order to become a Language Arts teacher, which is a calling she still loves today after 25 years. She also received her Master’s degree as a Reading Specialist from Kent State University. As an empowerment coach and the founder and CEO of Lifted in Love, LLC, whose mission is to “Empower women to live their BEST lives NOW!”, Clotea does public speaking engagements in both the religious and secular arenas. In 2018 she was honored with the Lady of Legacy Award for her work with youth, and she established an after school initiative, The Village Vibe, to mentor teen female students in her high school. Other highly sought after workshops that Clotea conducts are on Self Care, Self Love, The Power of Vision and Living an Uncommon Life: Breaking Out of the Box. Being a mom to four amazing children does not stop her from being a part of the Praise Team and Dance ministries and leading small group facilitators at her church. Her goal is to make sure that she leaves the earth having touched and impacted as many lives as possible.


Dress for Success Cleveland

Attendees are asked to be part of the “Your Hour Her Power” Handbag Donation Drive.
This Donation Drive – attendees will donate the amount of what they get paid in an hour to the Dress For Success Cleveland.



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