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Four local women to be featured at upcoming luncheon

The upcoming 2018 Women in the Workforce Luncheon, sponsored by the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce and First National Bank, will be held April 24. The keynote speaker will be five time Olympian and Cairo native Teresa Edwards.
In addition to remarks by Ms. Edwards, a panel discussion featuring four influential women in the Grady County community, will be conducted.
“These women, while from different industries and professions, will openly discuss the challenges and blessings of being a Woman in the workforce,” said, Lorenda Smith, vice president of Marketing & Retail of First National Bank. “Our goal is that participants will leave inspired, motivated and hopefully be encouraged as these women share their own struggle of conquering the workplace while maintaining a positive balance at home,” continued Smith.
The Women in the Workforce Luncheon on April 24, 2018 begins at noon and will conclude at 1:30 p.m. The event will be held at Davis Park behind Roddenbery Memorial Library. Cost is $10 per person which includes a catered lunch and door prizes. Reservations may be made by calling the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce, 229-377-3663.
Featured panelists include:
Demetrius Cox, retired Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum with the Grady County School System. Mrs. Cox is also the former Whigham School principal, Southside Elementary School Instructional Coordinator and a classroom teacher at Northside Elementary School. Cox was honored as Teacher of the Year in 1987 and 1991. Cox says she appreciates all the opportunities provided her by the Grady County School System, loves children and has a heart for teaching. She is married to Jet Cox and enjoys the company of family, grandchildren, friends and teaching Sunday School at her church.   
Sara Kimmel Heady is a Cairo native and a 2004 graduate of Cairo High School. Heady currently serves as the Executive Director of the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce. She resides in Cairo with her 5-year-old son, Cohen and their Bullhound Blue.
Stephanie Barber-Jackson is the owner of Hands of Creation and MCKENZIE’S Event Center. Barber-Jackson is a graduate of Florida State University (Sociology) and is currently attending Ohio State University to obtain her Master of Public Administration. She and her husband of 20 years, Clifford, are the parents of three children and two grandchildren.
Dr. Kendra Lynch is a 1996 graduate of Cairo High School and a Board-Certified Family Physician who provides care for entire families. Lynch completed additional training in weight management and autoimmune illnesses, and provides individualized programs to help her patients achieve their wellness goals. She earned her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine, and completed her residency training at Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine Program, in Greenville, SC. She and her husband, Dr. Jonathan Lynch, have four children.
“If you have not made your reservation, please do today while spots are still available,” Smith said.

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