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WEDC September Leadership Development Meeting

WEDC September Leadership Development Meeting

Thursday, September 14, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (CDT)


Thursday, September 14th 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jackson Center
Please arrive at 11:15 for buffet and networking

LUNCH BUFFET:  Mixed Greens Salad w/ Dressings, Pot Roast, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Green Beans, Freshly Baked Rolls and Butter, Iced Tea, Water and Coffee, Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Please note: Buffet will be served by the Jackson Center. If you have special dietary requests, please list it when checking out so we can be sure to tell the Jackson Center so you will have a separate plated meal.  

Mary Katherine Backstrom

Join us as we welcome author and speaker Mary Katherine Backstrom for a leadership development training on Curating Joy.

Mary Katherine has found that curating joy is a difficult thing to do during challenging times. Still, as a cancer survivor she has learned to lean on humor and finding the bright spots in both her professional and personal lives to find joy in the most unlikely places. She offers a unique perspective on how to navigate the ups and downs of life while still finding moments of genuine happiness. 

Mary Katherine is a published author and her work includes two National best sellers--Holy Hot Mess, 2021 and Crazy Joy, 2022. Outside of the book, she regularly writes and create videos for social media--where her work has received national recognition, awards, and even landed an in-person interview with Ellen. (It was the Christmas episode that gives out presents). She is a cancer survivor, a mental health activist, and an LGBTQIA affirming Christian. Also, she regularly speaks about surviving childhood sexual abuse (CSA), and recently partnered with the National Children's Advocacy Center to raise awareness on CSA related issues.
She leads an online community of millions and they are the greatest audience that's ever existed. They are generous, funny, and kind, and the only reason she still does the whole Facebook thing. Mary Katherine loves in-person events and have spoken all over the USA. Her audience supported charity, Moving Kindness, raised half a million dollars for various causes in 2022/2023. Mary Katherine is also a living kidney donor, she is obsessed with Broadway, a mother of two freaking-hilarious children, her comfort food is PB&Js, and she would rather spend time in NYC than anywhere else in the world.
Read more about Mary Katherine Backstrom here

Jackson Center
6001 Moquin Dr NW
Huntsville, AL 35806 United States
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Yva Roberson
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Thursday, September 14, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (CDT)
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