LMS Empowers Young Tigers
One speaker is a brand director at Procter & Gamble; one speaker is a CEO, and the third is a meteorologist with a Cincinnati TV station – all three were female, and each was a guest of honor speaking to Loveland Middle School (LMS) students on women in leadership at the debut LMS Young Women’s Empowerment Event, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.
“This event was about building the confidence in our female students so that they understand that they can be anything they aspire to be in their careers; it was a way to place women in significant leadership roles directly in front of them to tell their life journey,” said LMS Assistant Principal Jayson Bruce, who developed the idea for the event back in September.
The speakers included Amanda Hill, brand director at Procter & Gamble, Tracey Artis, CEO of I Hear Music, INC., and Randi Rico, WLWT meteorologist. Each leader had 15 minutes to tell the students about themselves, as well as to speak to what they have overcome in their personal journey. The event concluded with a Q&A session.
“There were a couple of themes from the speakers that were very powerful: focus on yourself and stop worrying about what others think or say, fail as many times as it takes to succeed - failures are a great thing if you learn from them and don’t let them stop you, follow your heart and passions – don’t let anyone stand in your way, and ‘like a girl’ is a compliment - don’t let stereotypes and culture tell you otherwise,” said Bruce.
“It was an inspiration, I know, to me, and I certainly hope it was inspiring for our female students. We simply couldn’t have asked for a better group of professionals to come in and speak. They all showed their passion for not only their careers, but for helping other females be successful.”
"Loveland Middle School is committed to growing every child, every day!” said LMS Principal Chuck Ogdan. “This empowerment session is yet another example of Loveland Middle School's mission of Improve or Deteriorate...I'd say we all improved today! I want to send a special thank you to Mr. Bruce for organizing this amazing event, and to the wonderful professionals who took time out of their day to grow our LMS students - Amanda Hill, Tracey Artis and Randi Rico. Go Tigers!”
Photo caption: WLWT’s Randi Rico speaks to Loveland Middle School female students at the debut Young Women’s Empowerment Event January 10, with fellow presenters (left to right) Amanda Hill and Tracey Artis seated behind her.