The March meeting of Professional Women of Statesboro met on Wednesday, March 21, at the Holiday Inn.

During this month’s meeting, we welcomed two new members, Lacey Bishop (OneMain Financial) and Michelle Lank (owner, Kid’s World Learning Center). Meagan Johnson, president, introduced the member spotlight. This month’s member spotlight was Christina Young, CPA, Dabbs, Hickman, Hill and Cannon, LLP. Christina discussed all of the services offered by DHHC and explained her role as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Our scheduled programming topic was Sex and the Modern Workplace: What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You. Mandy Edwards, program chair, introduced Stephanie Sipe, J.D., professor of legal studies at Georgia Southern. Dr. Sipe presented on gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, explaining some of the laws regarding discrimination and harassment.

Our March raffle (an Easter basket) was provided by Christina Young.

PWS News that was mentioned/discussed:

  • Next month’s program will feature Jill Johns presenting “1 Life By Design: Living Your Life by Design and Not by Default.”
  • Valerie Thompson, treasurer, gave the Treasurer’s Report, reminding everyone that dues need to be paid.
  • Kate Channell, secretary, passed around the membership directory for updating and collected email addresses of new members to get their info from them.

Upcoming Networking/Outreach Events:

  • Business After Hours: Thursday, April 19, 5-6:30 p.m. at Citizens Bank.
  • Molly Bickerton reminded us about Tasting Statesboro event and should anyone want to volunteer to show up on March 1.
  • Chocolate Run: Saturday, February 24. Volunteers needed and runners/walkers needed.

Member News/Announcements:

  • Statesboro Magazine Fabulist Winners.
  • Congratulations to Miranda Winter for making it to the Statesboro Voice Competition finale!

We want to highlight YOU! Do you have news to share about you or a fellow member with PWS? Email Mindy Fair at, and let us know!

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