WOMEN’S EXPO – FOSTERING EMPOWERMENT & INSPIRING PASSION

10am-3pm Saturday, June 25

Klein Center, College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala

The Ocala Style Women’s Expo is designed to foster empowerment and inspire women to pursue their passions. And, with an eye to supporting our future leaders, ticket sales from the event will benefit PACE Center for Girls – Marion, which helps transform the lives of local girls.

This one-day event will feature a slate of in-spiring guest speakers, demonstrations, shopping, networking, food, giveaways and a chance to take home some awesome raffle prizes.

Local vendors, who will be situated in “wings,” such as home and lifestyle, fashion and beauty, and health and wellness, will showcase an array of goods and services that may help you find your new favorite fashion statement or prompt you to sign up a for girl’s day out with your besties.

In between perusing the displays and net-working to make new friends, guests can sit in on speaker sessions ranging from insights about being in politics to tips for personal safety.

The speaker sessions include:

Women in Politics: County Commissioner Michelle Stone & School Board Member Allison Campbell
Michelle Stone graduated from the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida and earned a diploma from the American Institute of Banking. She has long been involved in community and civic service with numerous area organizations. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and long-distance running.

Allison B. Campbell, APR, CPRC, was elected in November 2020. She graduated from Lee University (bachelor’s degree) and Regent University (master’s degree) and is a doctoral student at Regent. She is an adjunct professor at the College of Central Florida and Southeastern University. She has served with numerous community organizations.

Following Your Passion: Dr. Katherine O’Brien
Veterinarian Katherine O’Brien, DVM, is the owner of Maricamp Animal Hospital. She and her staff are committed to a positive culture and delivering more than clients expect. She believes people must take personal responsibility in order to succeed and that to grow into an industry or community leader, you must find what “feeds your soul.”

Grow Your Small Business: Stacey Ansley
Stacey Ansley is a business coach who helps business owners who are feeling overwhelmed, are on the brink of burnout and are wishing there were more hours in the day. She offers personalized strategies to help owners recover time, have greater impact and build an asset. Thus, the name of her business is Build. Change. Impact.

Family Law/Wills & Probate: Mary Catherine Landt & Janet Behnke
Mary Catherine Landt has more than three decades of experience in family law and believes it is more nuanced than people realize. She has been chair of the Family Law Committee of the Marion County Bar Association for nine years. She is involved with several local nonprofits and women’s groups.

Janet Behnke has practiced in Ocala for more than 40 years, in almost every area of civil law. She is a former Marion County judge and former president of the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce and Marion County Bar Association. She has served with a number of regional and local community organizations.

Women’s Safety: Ocala Police Department Major Angy Scroble
Angy Scroble earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Florida State University and then attended Lively Law Enforcement Academy. She began her career with the Ocala Police Department in 1994. She has served as an officer and supervisor in a number of departments. She is currently a major in the Special Operations Bureau.

Expo ticket sales will benefit PACE Center for Girls — Marion, a nationally recognized organization providing girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counsel-ing, training and advocacy. The Ocala center is part of a network that includes 21 centers in Florida and one in Georgia. Carole C. Savage-Hagans, APR, CPRC, is executive director of PACE programs in Marion and Citrus counties.

Tickets for the Women’s Expo are $5.46 in advance ($5, plus .46 cent processing fee) or $10.46 the day of the event and may be purchased at ocalastyle.com/womensexpo

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