Polk State panel will kick off Women’s History Month celebration

Posted on by Polk Newsroom

Polk State College is celebrating Women’s History Month with a panel of influential women on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at noon in the Winter Haven Campus Fine Arts Theatre. The panelists include:

  • Zelda Abram, Chief Financial Officer for MidFlorida Credit Union
  • Cheryl Conley, Professor of Nursing for Polk State College
  • Theresa Garcia, Director of the Polk State Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety
  • Paula Hopkins, Transformational Executive and Senior Sales Director for PepsiCo
  • Kelli Stargel, Senior Advisor for Strategic Relationships for Florida Polytechnic University and former Florida senator

The panel will be moderated by Polk State President Angela Garcia Falconetti. Panelists will discuss their careers as well as the importance of maintaining a strong talent pipeline. They will also share about the soft skills employers look for and the opportunities available at their companies and organizations, which will be of particular interest to Polk State’s students.

The event includes lunch and is free and open to the public.