Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Chicks in Charge event, which will take place on International Women’s Day, March 8, at the Johns Creek Chamber offices from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. This year’s event is sponsored by Andersen Tate and Carr, Renasant Bank, First Citizens Bank, Loyal Trust Bank, Georgia Eye Partners, and Delta Community Credit Union.
Founded by the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce in 2018, Chicks In Charge has grown to an annual sell out event. Their mission is to be a forum for “Ladies who lead, teach and tell stories about the paths taken and obstacles overcome on their leadership journey”.
This year’s guest speakers are Melanie Conner, Becky Tan, and Tara Heaton. Melanie Conner is the CEO of Rainbow Village in Duluth, GA. Rainbow Village's mission is to transform the lives of families experiencing homelessness by providing help, hope, housing, and healing in order to instill initiative, self-development and accountability that will foster meaningful growth. Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Georgia State University. She is a graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center with a Master of Divinity. She also holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Capella University.
Becky Tan is an entrepreneur, investor, financial educator and campaigner for 30-30 National Financial Literacy Program. Becky graduated with a business degree in 1990 and migrated to the U.S. at the end of 1993. She completed her MBA degree with a major in finance from the Kelley School of Business in 1999. Becky spent most of her corporate career in banking while working for Bank of America in global corporate investment banking. Her responsibilities included structuring and underwriting new debt and equity for public listed companies like Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, PepsiCo, Bacardi and Anheuser-Busch. In 2013, Becky left her successful career and started her own financial services business. She became a certified financial educator, member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a licensed financial professional with the Insurance Commission in numerous states.
Tara Heaton is the founder of En Pointe Communication. She applied her years of neuroscience research and years of leadership, sales and presentation experience to build her business. Her clients are purpose-driven leaders, speakers and salespeople who are looking to improve their ability to influence teams, audiences and prospects. In 2005, Tara’s daughter was struck with a rare virus, resulting in seizures that have caused gradual and significant brain damage. This catapulted Tara into a mono-maniacal study of the brain as it relates to memory, human behavior, habit and function. Years of study, coupled with Tara’s devotion to the art and communication, inspired her Talk To The Brain platform. With an eBook, speeches, workshops and coaching, Tara teaches strategies and techniques based on the neuroeconomics of what delights and influences the minds of audiences in today’s noisy world.
Registration for this event is required. $30 for Chamber members, $40 for non-Chamber members. Coffee, a light breakfast, and lunch are included. This is not a women-only event, both women and men are encouraged to attend.
Please visit JohnsCreekChamber.com for more information.