Activate: Leading with Purpose Panel Discussion

September 25, Badass Women of Wichita Alliance and the Finishing School for Modern Women Panel Discussion

Three prominent Wichita Women share how to stand up for what you believe in and lead others to do the same at the September 25 panel for Activate: Leading with Purpose Panel Discussion! Claudia Amaro, Julia Fabris McBride, and Melody Miller. It is from 6-8 p at the Flying Pig Improv, 3203 E. Douglas.

This event is open to the public. The registration fee is $10 at the door or in advance. Ticket Link:

Nothing helps you own your power more than standing up for something you strongly believe in. The challenge is knowing what to do and leading others to get more involved. In this informative panel discussion, experienced advocates will help you discover how to get involved, how to inspire others to action, and resources to guide you.

Julia Fabris McBride is the Chief Civic Leadership Development Officer of the Kansas Leadership Center. She is also a certified coach, co-author of two books When Everyone Leads (Bard Press, January 2023) and Teaching Leadership: Case-in-Point, Case Teaching, and Coaching, and author of Your Leadership Edge: Teacher Companion. At KLC, she oversees teacher and coach development and has created three professional programs for leadership developers, including an International Coach Federation (ICF)-approved Leadership Coach training program and an Advanced Leadership Development Intensive that has drawn people to Wichita from four continents. Julia served as KLC’s interim president and CEO from August of 2022 until March of 2023.
Claudia Armano, AB&C Bilingual Resources Marketing and Media Agency, PlanetaVenus Online Radio, Podcast, and Print Newspaper. She is an immigrant who has been living in Kansas for more than 25 years. She founded AB&C Bilingual Resources, a bilingual marketing company, in 2017 to close the communication gap in her community. She founded Planeta Venus, an online Spanish radio station, podcast, and newspaper. She has played a significant role in the communication and engagement with the Latino community.

Melody McCray Miller, Co-Founder and President Miller’s Inc., Adjunct Lecturer, Wichita State University. She served as a State Representative for the 89th House District from 2005 to 2013. Prior to running for State Representative, McCray-Miller served as the first African American woman to represent the 4th District on the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners, following in the footsteps of her father, Billy McCray. Melody successfully championed reforms in prevention, early childhood education, and the juvenile justice system in her role as a local public official and state legislator. Melody is proud of her rich and diverse background, which also includes being a USD 259 teacher. She is currently a candidate for the USD 259 School Board.
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Sep 25 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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Flying Pig Improv, East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS, USA

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