Female Empowerment Panel
The event includes successful women from entertainment, sports, media, education, and business sharing their stories, ideas and leadership tips in a panel discussion.
2018 Female Empowerment Panel
2018 speakers include:
Lindsey Jacobellis is a ten-time snowboardcross X Games Gold medalist, who holds the record for the most X Games Gold medals of any female snowboarder in history. She is also a 4-time member of the US Olympic team and an Olympic Silver medalist.
Stephanie Harvey AKA missharvey
Stephanie Harvey, also known as missharvey, is a Canadian video game developer and professional gamer. She is best known as a Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) player, having won five world championships. She plays for Counter Logic Gaming Red.
Outside professional gaming, Harvey works as a designer at video game developer Ubisoft Montreal. She is also known for advocating against gender discrimination in professional gaming, co-founding the online community Missclicks to address the under-representation of women in geek and video game culture.
Brig. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt
Brig. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt is the Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San AntonioRandolph, Texas. The Air Force Recruiting Service comprises more than 2,470 Airmen and civilians in more than 1,200 recruiting offices across the U.S. and abroad. She is responsible for all enlisted accessions and a variety of officer accession programs. AFRS also manages all strategic marketing for the U.S. Air Force.
General Leavitt entered the Air Force in 1992 after earning her bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas and her master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University. She earned her commission as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Gen. Leavitt has served in a variety of flying, staff and command assignments and has commanded at the flight, squadron and wing level. She is a graduate and former instructor of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and is a command pilot with more than 3,000 hours. Her operational experiences include Operations Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Prior to her current assignment she served as the 57th
Wing Commander, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., the Air Force’s most diverse flying wing comprised of 37 squadrons at 13 installations with a variety of more than 130 aircraft.
Captain Samantha B. Morrison
Captain Samantha B. Morrison is the Chief of Public Affairs, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. She is responsible for communication strategy and activities in support of 18,000 base employees and families. In addition to delivering candid and timely communication council and guidance to leaders, she promotes public understanding and support of installation missions, operations and capabilities through media and community engagement programs.
Captain Morrison was commissioned in May 2013 from the United States Air Force Academy. After serving as Deputy Chief of Public Affairs, Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, she was a professional triathlete for the Air Force World Class Athlete program at the United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo. Prior to her current position, she was the Chief of Public Affairs, Misawa Air Base, Japan.