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Belmont Hosts Women in Workplace Breakfast, Forum

Kia Jarmon, left, received the Woman to Watch Award.

Belmont University’s Office of Community Relations and Center for Executive Education (CEE) hosted the Middle Tennessee Diversity Forum’s Women in the Workplace Awards and Forum on Sept. 6 in the Maddox Grand Atrium. Some 400 people registered for the events.

Provost Thomas Burns gave the welcome and Director of Community Relations Joyce Searcy issued awards during the breakfast program. Belmont alumna Kia Jarmon, owner and creative director of MEPR Agency, earned the Woman to Watch Award for her reputation on deliverables in the communications arena, including marketing, community engagement and strategic planning. 

The event included a conversation with Nancy Peterson, chairman and chief executive officer of Peterson Tool Co. Inc, who assumed leadership of her family business after her husband died and waited six months to share the news with clients.

Belmont Vice President and Chief of Staff Susan West, CEE Executive Director Gene Mage and CEE Director of Executive Learning Networks Jill Robinson hosted a discussion dialogue on “Achieving Your Breakthrough Career Goals.”

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