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Wednesday, November 17 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Surrounded by Awesome Women in Green Bay

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MalamaDoe: Surrounded by Awesome Women in Green Bay 
Panel Showcases Local Women Business Owners with Cross-Cultural Focus
Rhonda Chandler is a wife, mother, Social Worker of twenty years and Founder/Executive Director of Lovin The Skin I'm In, a new nonprofit in the Green Bay area for girls (ages 7-18) who identify as African American, black or biracial.  Rhonda obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University and her Masters of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. Early on Rhonda knew she wanted to work with children in some capacity. During her career she has worked in various employment settings advocating for the voiceless and working with individuals birth through 90+ years of age. She has experience in crisis intervention, psychosocial assessments, individual/family therapy, problem solving, serving on multidisciplinary teams, collaborating and connecting with families and organizations.
Jennifer Nowicki, owner and founder of Cultivate Taste, has expertise in tea, being Wisconsin’s only certified tea specialist (since 2009) and being one of eight U. S. representatives invited by the Chinese government to two world tea conferences in China. She graduated with a Business degree from University of Wisconsin Green Bay and holds a bachelors of art in Humanistic Studies. Jennifer also has earned rarely-found accolades for her tea business, Cultivate Taste: two pop-up shop contest awards and the only Wisconsin representative invited to the prestigious 2019 Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs being the first to represent UWGB at the competition. She also won an international award for best unflavored white tea in November 2020. She has been in the tea industry for 25 years, the gourmet/natural industry for 30 years and started Cultivate Taste almost 8 years ago.
Celeste Parins, Co-Owner of Voyageurs Bakehouse, alongside her husband Ben Cadman, is a Green Bay native with global experience. While spending 10 years living abroad in Asia & Australia, she focused her career working in digital marketing and publishing. Little did she know that when a little baby would come into her life, this globe-trotting girl would quickly be grounded back to her Green Bay roots. Celeste and Ben saw this as an opportunity to take their global lens and experience, and see the opportunities in her familiar Green Bay community. With a dream of being a serial entrepreneur and committed mother, Voyageurs is her first undertaking, and is invariably optimistic about the path that lies ahead.
Moderated by Sheila Long, author of Surrounded by Awesome Women and Founder of MalamaDoe and author of a new book entitled Surrounded by Awesome Women, which is an Amazon #1 New Release. Books available on Amazon or signed copies at the event.

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Sheila Long

Owner, MalamaDoe - A Coworking Community for Women
Founder of MalamaDoe, A Coworking Community for Women in Shorewood, Wisconsin and the author of Surrounded by Awesome Women, I believe in inspiring awesome women to get connected professionally. I currently reside in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin with my three children. Whenever I am... Read More →

Wednesday November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Green Bay Green Bay, WI, USA

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