Who We Are

Founded in 1989, our mission is "To promote a spirit of cooperation and understanding among members; to provide a strong network of professional contacts; to contribute to the mutual education and encouragement of members; and to achieve recognition of the contribution of women to the community."

What We Do

PWS has approximately 50 members, including entrepreneurs, financial and insurance professionals, attorneys, education professionals and small business owners, who come together each month to network over professional development & well-being luncheons.

When Do We Meet?

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, except during June and July, at 12pm at the Holiday Inn. Networking starts at 11:45am. Members are encouraged to bring potential members as guests to each meeting. Potential members are then invited to join after attending one meeting.

2018 Programming

List subject to change.


Meeting Date: Wednesday, January 17 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Networking
Member Spotlight: TBD


Meeting Date: Wednesday, February 21 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Sustainability with Dr. Lissa Leege, Director of Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability
Member Spotlight: Molly Bickerton, Director of Admission, Ogeechee Technical College


Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 21 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Gender Sidelining and How to Overcome Behaviors that Set Women Back in the Workplace with Stephanie Sipe of Georgia Southern University
Member Spotlight: Christina Young, CPA, CFE, Dabbs, Hickman, Hill, and Cannon, LLP


Meeting Date: Wednesday, April 18 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: 1 Life by Design: Living Your Life by Design and Not by Default with Jill Johns
Member Spotlight: Michele Martin, University Wellness Director at CRI: Georgia Southern University's Center for Recreation and Intramurals


Meeting Date: Wednesday, May 16 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Scholarship Awards Luncheon

June & July

No scheduled meetings due to summer break.

We will have 2 summer socials to for members to get together and network:

June: Summer Book Club Gathering
July: Girls Night Out

More Details Coming Soon!


Meeting Date: Wednesday, August 15 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: TBD
Member Spotlight: Debbie Hagan and Jessica Hermann, Agents for Century 21 Hunter Group


Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 19 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Financial and Retirement Planning for Women with Kristie Crooms, Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors
Member Spotlight: Miranda Winter, Sales and Marketing Manager, ServPro


Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 17 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Taking Care of You, the Professional Woman - A Medical Panel
Member Spotlight: Whitney Metts, Physician Liaison, Optim Medical Center


Meeting Date: Wednesday, November 21 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Emotional Intelligence with Georgia Southern Career Services
Member Spotlight: Mindy Fair, Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer RVP, Arbonne


Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 19 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Holiday Social

2018 Officers

Officers serve January-December of each year.


Meagan Johnson


Director of Sales & Marketing
Holiday Inn
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Mindy Fair

Vice President

Arbonne Health & Wellness Consultant
Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
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Mandy Edwards


Owner & Digital Marketing Strategist
ME Marketing Services
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Valerie Thompson


Coldwell Banker - Tanner Realty
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Kate Channell


Director, Marketing & Media
College of Business,
Georgia Southern University
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Christina Young



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Immediate Past President

Campus Recreation & Intramurals at Georgia Southern University
Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
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Next Steps...

If you are interested in joining or visiting a meeting, please contact us and we will be in touch!