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  • A conference to inspire and empower women

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    Thursday, October 5th

    Hilton Garden Inn Elmira -  Corning

    35 Arnot Road

    8:30 am  — 1:30 pm



    8:30 am—Registration

    9:00 am—Kick off & Opening Remarks

    9:40 am—Breakout Session 1:

    Gender Bias, Harassment & Other Workplace Issues: An Interactive Discussion of Challenges and How You Deal with Them

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    Your Body on Stress, and How to Manage It

    10:50 am—Breakout Session 2:

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Beautiful Bodies One and All

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    Politics & Activism: Make Your Difference

    12:00 pm—Lunch & Keynote Address by Bonnie Mann, Health & Wellness Director, Corning Community YMCA

  • $75 per person (includes lunch)

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  • About our keynote speaker, Bonnie Mann:

    Bonnie Mann born January 6th,1967 in Buffalo, NY.

    Known as The Queen “B” she is a 3x World Champion Boxer who also saw success as a USA Boxing Amateur Boxer.

    2017 Inducted into the Marine Corps Boxing Hall of Fame

    2010 WIBA & WBF Lt. Heavyweight World Champion

    2005 WBE Middleweight World Champion

    2000 Women’s Gear Up 147 lb. Champion

    1999 USA Women’s National Boxing Bronze Medalist @ 156 lbs.

    1998 USA Women’s National Boxing Bronze Medalist @ 147 lbs.

    1996-1997 participant in the Women’s Professional Baseball League

    Bonnie is the parent of two children ages 7 and 8. She has her Associates Degree in Health and Physical Education Studies. She is the Health and Wellness Director  as well as a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor at her local YMCA and started the Special Olympics Program at the local YMCA as well. In her spare time, she is writing a book entitled: DREAM it. BELIEVE it. ACHIEVE it. 

  • About the breakout sessions:

    Gender Bias, Harassment and Other Workplace Issues: An Interactive Discussion on Challenges and How You Deal with Them
    1 in 3 women between the ages of 18 and 34 has been sexually harassed at work, according to a survey by Cosmopolitan in 2015.  We know that women experience harassment and discrimination at work, but how do others deal with it?  Facilitated by legal and HR experts, this is an opportunity to share your experiences and hear from others.

    Your Body on Stresss, and How to Manage It
    This presentation will focus on understanding what stress is, the biology of stress in our bodies, and how we can manage stress. None of us are immune to stress, yet we often struggle to know how to befriend stress and stay mentally and physically healthy. Too often, we become engaged in unhealthy activities to manage stress, such as problems with eating, alcohol and drug use, or other impulsive or compulsive behaviors. Participants of this presentation will be able to define stress, understand how it impacts the body and mind, and will walk away with practical, useful strategies to manage stress.  Presented by Elley Newton, L.C.S.W.
    Elley is a Licensed Clinical Social Working currently employed at Clinical Associates of the Southern Tier, where she coordinates the Employee Assistance Program and provides psychotherapy. She graduated from The Greater Rochester Collaborative Master’s of Social Work program through Nazareth College of Rochester and SUNY Brockport. She started her career in hospital-based behavioral health providing clinical services in a psychiatric emergency room, an adult inpatient psychiatry unit, an outpatient behavioral health clinic, and a psychiatry urgent care clinic. A clinical focus for Elley has been the use of mindfulness in psychotherapy, and she has attended numerous trainings related to this topic. Her clinical passion has centered around the treatment of adolescents and young adults with a variety of issues, including anxiety and panic disorders, eating disorders, depression, life transition issues, Bipolar Disorder, and psychosis.

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Beautiful Bodies One and All

    Ninety percent of women (compared to 30% of men) report being unhappy with their bodies. Research confirms what most of us already know:  the main focus of dissatisfaction for most of us looking in the mirror is the size and shape of our bodies, particularly our hips, waists and thighs.   Fat talking, body bullying, shaming, guilt and self-deprecation are often a daily challenge.  We all know it and experience it, but practically speaking, how do we change it?  Freeing up some of the energy we spend on less than positive thoughts, feelings and behaviors around our bodies and appearance allows us to focus on our work in the world and create more happy, joy-filled lives.  Receive a quick review of the latest research around female body image and appearance: initiatives like Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Health at Every Size (HAES) and The Body Positive.  Engage in powerful activities such as Body Affirmation Meditation and Post It Positive, to help us to reshape our minds and rethink our bodies.  Leave knowing together we can learn to love the bodies were in. Presented by Elaine Corwin, M.S.
    Elaine Corwin, M.S., is a national wellness consultant, educator, life coach and inspirational speaker with over 30 years of experience in health and wellness.  Her lively, engaging workshops, presentations and webinars include:Meditation-Low Cost, High Impact, The Inspired Caregiver, Love the Body You’re In, Shaking the Sugar Blues, and The Mindfull Diet. As a professor of health and wellness at Corning Community College she continues to share her enthusiasm, passion and joy for living well.  During her tenure as professor of community and public health education she has received Corning Community College’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the New York State Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Elaine currently offers nutrition classes and private nutrition counseling at Namaste Event, Spa and Wellness Center in Horseheads.

    Politics and Activism: Make Your Difference
    “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” –Jane Goodall
    “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”  -Mother Teresa
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  -Anne Frank
    “I believe that one of the most important things to learn in life is that you can make a difference in your community no matter who you are or where you live.”  -Rosalynn Carter

    Today, more than ever, women are looking to get involved and make their voices heard.  Do you want to learn more about running for an elected office?  Do you have opinions you want to share, but you’re not interested in, or able to, run for office?  Learn more about getting involved – at whatever level fits you.  Facilitated by Sarah Clark, Deputy State Director for US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Alison Hunt, Corning City Council

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