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"Toolbox Tuesdays"

Experts

ToolBox Tuesdays is our small group conference call series with high profile leaders and experts discussing topics that relate specifically to women. We discuss health, wealth building & finance, relationships, legal matters and more!

TOOLBOX TUESDAY

RETURNS 2024

PAST WUCN GUEST EXPERTS

SESSION TOPIC: CARING FOR A LOVED ONE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2024 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: TRACI FRAZER

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Traci joined Right at Home in July 2023, bringing over a decade of expertise in Home Health and Hospice since 2007. The most fulfilling aspect of her current role is helping individuals navigate challenging situations, whether by crafting Care Plans or collaborating with skilled care partners to provide in-home care. Traci's shift from education to healthcare is driven by a deep understanding of her life purpose. Actively leveraging her skills, she passionately shares information and aids people, actively participating in educating the community and
referral sources about available assistance. Traci is a proud mom of two and their lives are filled with sports activities, outdoor adventures, and a love for travel - especially the beach!

SESSION TOPIC: TOOLS MEN WANT IN THEIR IDEAL WOMAN

MALE PANEL DISCUSSION

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2024 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER(s): Devin Austin, Xavier Nelson, Bobby Davis, & Dr. Larry George

SESSION TOPIC: TOOLS FOR THE LATE BLOOMER -

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BUILD YOUR DREAMS

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2023 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: LIZA PAIGE

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Liza Paige, Late Blooming Author, Speaker, Motivator and Student has faced odds that were seemingly against her, especially as it relates to being a woman of a certain age in today’s society. She made a choice to dismiss her own fears, and the opinions of others and decided that she would have to become ageless if she wanted to shoot for the moon and accomplish the goals that she knew she was destined to accomplish and to become the person that God ordained her to be.

 

"It's Never Too Late"

SESSION TOPIC: RECOGNIZING OUR UNCONSCIOUS BIASES

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2023 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: TONI BOWIE

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Toni Bowie, a DEI strategist with over 30 years of experience, is committed to creating safe spaces for vital conversations and driving actionable organizational change in the equity, diversity, and inclusion (DEI) field. As the managing partner of MaxLife, LLC, she leads a dedicated team focused on this important work. Toni holds certifications in Diversity Executive, Organizational Development, Change Management, and Professional Coaching.

SESSION TOPIC: REBUILDING AFTER TRAUMA - Recognizing Hidden

Effects On Our Mental, Emotional, Physical, Financial, & Sexual State

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2023 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: DEEGAN MALONE, ED.S., LPC, JSOCC

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Deegan Malone is a clinical therapist who has operated a private practice in Birmingham, Alabama, since 1999. Ms. Malone’s practice specializes in sexually problematic behaviors and those who have sexually harmed others. She is a 3-time graduate of Jacksonville State University, obtaining 2 undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree. Ms. Malone was also an instructor at UAB in the School of Human Studies graduate program for over 11 years teaching the dynamics of sexual abuse to graduate students.

SESSION TOPIC: HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE CHOICES TO A BETTER ME

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2023 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: DR. ALEX CASEY

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A native Alabamian, Dr. Alex Casey is a board-certified Chiropractor and Neuropathy Specialist. His lifelong exposure to areas of medicine and training in physical therapy and  athletic training, has led to his approach to non-surgical, non-narcotic healthcare. After managing thousands of cases and speaking to multiple groups about health, he’s created a system of wellness-based care streamlining how the human body can perform at its best.

SESSION TOPIC: HOW DO I KNOW I LOVE ME?

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2023 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: DR. SAMUEL E. JONES

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With over 25 years’ experience as a mental health professional, Dr. Samuel Jones is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He specializes in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in the Trussville/Clay areas of Alabama. 

SESSION TOPICS:

  • Repairing Relationships Between Law Enforcement and the Community

  • Safety for Women

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: SHERIFF MARK PETTAWAY

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Mark Pettway, Sheriff for Jefferson County, AL

Sheriff Pettway has diligently served as a law enforcement officer for over 27 years. On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, he made history as the first African-American elected as Sheriff of Jefferson County. Now, as sheriff, he is committed to bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community and making Jefferson County an overall better place to live for everyone. 

SESSION TOPIC: THE MEASURMENT OF LOVE

"How Do We Love Ourselves? How Do We Measure The Love of Others?"

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2022 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: SONYA WILSON, MSA, LPC

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Sonya Wilson, MSA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Owner of Peace Lov Harmony Counseling

Sonya has ten plus years of experience in the mental health field. Sonya finds it a pleasure to work hand in hand with people overcoming depression, anxiety, trauma, built-up anger, unhealthy relationships, and confronting bullying all while balancing the normal day-to-day demands of life. Her goal is to help clients establish firm boundaries, communicate assertively, and practice self-care while maintaining peace, love, and harmony in their lives.

SESSION TOPIC: BUILDING Resistance

COVID: THE DELTA VARIANT

WHAT SHOULD WOMEN KNOW?

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: DR. BERTHA A. HIDALGO, PhD, MPH

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Dr. Bertha A. Hidalgo, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology & Faculty Scholar in the Center for the

Study of Community Health, UAB

SESSION TOPIC: BUILDING A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU

TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: CURTIS STARKS

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Founder/Owner of TRAIN & BURN

His program design includes functional training, nutrition education, and lifestyle changes as a way to achieve and maintain desired weights and healthier lifestyles. With over 22 years of personal training experience, he has evolved as a “trendsetter,” being one of Birmingham’s top personal trainers. 

SESSION TOPIC: BUILDING YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE AT ANY AGE

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: ANTONIO D. SANKEY 

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Antonio D. Sankey 

Founder and President of

ADS Wealth Management LLC 

Registered Investment Adviser that provides comprehensive financial planning and wealth management in Alabama

SESSION TOPIC HEART REPAIR: NO MORE BROKEN HEARTS

TOOLS TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKERS: 

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CEO and Co-Founder of

Families in Focus Christian Network,

Author of Breaking the Spirit of Addiction,

Initiator of the University of Alabama Birmingham Fatherhood Initiative

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Dr. Francine Jones

President and Co-Founder of Families In Focus Christian Network, Co-Founder of the 2010 National Network of Intercessory Pray-ers, provider of counsel and therapy for children, families.

(A VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL SESSION)

SESSION TOPIC: THE COVID-19 REPAIR:

VACCINE 101 AND WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW AS A WOMAN

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2021 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: DR. BERTHA A. HIDALGO, PhD, MPH

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Dr. Bertha A. Hidalgo, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology & Faculty Scholar in the Center for the

Study of Community Health, UAB

SESSION TOPIC: LEGAL TOOLS PT. 2 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKERS:

Jamaria Moore

Municipal Judge

City of Birmingham

Certified Appellate Mediator

State Registered Mediator

Probate, Adoption, Wills, Involuntary Commitment

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Referee Clotele Brantley

Family Court Jefferson County

Family Court, Child Support, Delinquency 

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 Ruby Davis

The Davis Law Group, LLC

Bankruptcy Law

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Tiara Young Hudson

Deputy Public Defender

Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office

Criminal Law

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Laura Susan Burns

Burns, Brashier, & Johnson, LLC

Domestic Relations

SESSION TOPIC: STRESS AND MENTAL WELLNESS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 @ 7PM CST/ 8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKERS: 

CHARLOTTE JENKINS

Mental Health Awareness

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NIKKIA TISABY

DEBRA TURNER

Eradicating shame associated with Mental Illness

and Distress

Mental Health

Women's Studies

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SESSION TOPIC: BOOK WRITING TOOLS

TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: VANESSA DAVIS GRIGGS

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Vanessa is a motivational speaker, author of over 15 novels, and recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, including the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. Her book Practicing What You Preach earned the EDC's Best Book Award in the Faith-based category.

SESSION TOPIC: SUCCESS STRATEGIES

TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2020 @ 7PM CST/8PM EST

GUEST SPEAKER: LARRY THORNTON

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Entrepreneur, four store McDonald's franchise owner, author of Why Not Win? and Founder of Why Not Win Institute

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