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Women Impact Virginia is a collaboration of the Commonwealth Campus Centers in Roanoke, Abingdon, Richmond, and Newport News, as well as the Reynolds Homestead in Critz.

The Women Impact Virginia Summit caps a year of regional programming at each of these centers. The regional programs address the unique needs and challenges found in those specific areas of Virginia.

Programming for 2024 is being planned now. More information will be coming soon! 

Cancer, Co-Workers, and the Workplace Navigation

March 26, noon-1 p.m., virtual

Over 70 percent of people diagnosed with cancer are in prime workforce age, and 76 percent of those diagnosed want or need to continue to work.  When a co-worker is diagnosed with cancer or other serious illness, you may both be asking, “How do I navigate this at work?” 

Deb Squire, a career coach with more than 20 years  of experience, will lead a virtual discussion about how cancer and other major illnesses can impact people in the world of work, and how to be supportive when a co-worker faces an illness. Diagnosed with blood cancer, Squire received a stem cell transplant in August 2023. Hear her story and learn ways you can advocate for the ones you work with. 

Rooted in Yourself – How to Achieve Authentic Leadership

April 17, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Newport News Center, in person

Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your leadership skills? Want to meet other driven professionals who share your ambition?

During the workshop we'll delve into the principles that shape true authentic leaders — those who stand out not just for their role, but for their integrity, responsibility, and unwavering principles.

This session is for those ready to create meaningful relationships within their teams and lead not just for profit, but for purpose. The workshop will be led by Kelly Souders, and will help participants start their journeys to becoming an authentic, high road leader who embraces their true self, and leads in a way that truly resonates with your values and those you serve.

Souders is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering and is a trained program leader, certified coach, facilitator, speaker, and trainer. She is dedicated to inspiring and empowering a broad audience, promoting growth and instilling a sense of driven purpose in their careers and beyond.

The session is free, but registration is required. By completing the registration form you are confirming your attendance. Space is limited and registration will close Sunday, April 15 (or once we reach max capacity). Should you have any questions please email Lynda King at