How To Have It All – AND EMPOWER OTHERS, TOO

By Avery Walts | Courtesy Photos

W.E.W Power Breakfast Series

300 Spring

300 Spring St. Jeffersonville

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20

Tickets $35/ advance; $40/at the door

wewseries.com

MIGUEL HAMPTON WAS RAISED BY A SINGLE MOTHER who found herself in a violent new marriage. Watching her fight through daily trials and tribulations inspired Hampton to recognize the power of the female force. Years later, now with a daughter of his own, Hampton has created the Women Empowering Women Power Breakfast Series. The second annual event is sponsored by Jeffersonville Urban Enterprise Zone and will be held 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the 300 Spring Building in Jeffersonville.

As the owner of local marketing and photography firm F5 Enterprises, Hampton understands his role as a leader in the community alongside power female players like Kalisha Bass, Cathy Scrivner, Ingrid Hernandez and Barbara Sexton Smith, all of whom are speaking at the event. The speakers will participate in a panel discussion focused on the theme, “Having It All.”

“The (focus) of the topic is how do you build a career, whether you’re on the entrepreneurial side or corporate side,” Hampton said. “How do you do that and maintain a marriage or maintain your children? How do you find that balance of work life and family life and also your personal life?”

He believes the speakers will present strong examples for women in all stages of their careers. “Each of these women are in a different phase of their life,” he said. “I think as people we’re always evolving and we’re always moving in and out of these seasons and looking for solid examples or solid guidance, and I think these women bring that.”

Hampton hopes the audience learns at least one takeaway after hearing each of the women’s stories: “If you work hard at it and if you’re determined, success can be achieved no matter what the odds are.”

 

Kalisha Bass, Director of Investor Relations and Special Projects at One Southern Indiana

Kalisha Bass, Director of Investor Relations and Special Projects at One Southern Indiana

“Know your values, your strengths and your weaknesses. Listen and be open-minded. These are the qualities I use when serving in roles in the community.”

 

Ingrid Hernandez President and CEO of Ingrid Designs

Ingrid Hernandez President and CEO of Ingrid Designs

“In helping other businesses be successful, I am helping our community strive. I empower them (women) with motivation and with tips on how to run their business through the challenges and successes that I have lived while running my business for the past 13 years.”

 

Barbara Sexton, Professional Public Speaker and Former President and CEO of Fund for the Arts

Barbara Sexton, Professional Public Speaker and Former President and CEO of Fund for the Arts

“I think the best way to serve as an empowering example in your community is to lift up every aspiring woman every chance you get. It’s important to focus on the great things women are doing and highlight the accomplishments. It’s also very important to serve on multiple boards and accept leadership roles in those capacities. Women get heard and are followed when they lead from the board room. And more importantly, the most empowering example one can set is from the podium. Women must become great public speakers and lift others up through the art of oration.”

 

Cathy Scrivner, LegalShield Business Vice President for Indiana and Kentucky

Cathy Scrivner, LegalShield Business Vice President for Indiana and Kentucky

“I work to build genuine relationships that demonstrate I care about people. Also, I feel responsible to understand whatever resources are available in the community so that I can share with others.”

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