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A number of community leaders spoke on topics pertaining to personal and professional improvement at the 13th Inclusion 100 Women's Technology, Entrepreneur, Career & Wellness Conference, which took place Oct. 26 at Chenal Country Club.

Jackie Cummings Koski steered the daylong event, which featured remarks by Arkansas first lady Susan Hutchinson and Supha Xayprasith-Mays, event founder. Speakers from within and outside of Arkansas shared their roads to their chosen careers and gave advice. Donna Terrell, news anchor for KLRT, Channel 16, told of overcoming early single motherhood to complete her college education and earning her career through volunteering and perseverance. Danielle Boyce, Sam's Club general store manager, spoke of overcoming her own obstacles as a divorced mom to rise within the company. Loretta Lever, president of Choice Promotions, spoke of overcoming obstacles as a young black woman to buy her former radio station. Nephrologist Dr. Garry Glasco educated guests on kidney function and gave advice on kidney health. Atlanta resident Gwen Dunn, who represents a debt collection law firm and does credit repair on the side, told listeners of their rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Other speakers included Richard Mays Sr. of Mays, Byrd & Associates; Mark Allen Poisel, vice chancellor of student affairs for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Koski.

Attendees -- which included students from Arkansas Baptist College as well as multiple employees from several local offices -- were treated to a buffet lunch and had the chance to win gift cards by answering questions about the speeches they'd heard.

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