Junior League of Montgomery

Women's Leadership Summit

The Junior League of Montgomery hosted its inaugural
Women’s Leadership Summit on
March 8, 2018 at
Wynlakes Country Club
9:00am- 1:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Felicia Turrentine Wasson,
Director of Stakeholder Relations at The Coca-Cola Company
Thank you to all who registered for the event . . . tickets sold out!


Keynote Speaker

Felicia Wassan

Felicia Turrentine Wasson is a well-rounded Public/Government Relations professional with over 20 years of public and private sector experience. Her professional background includes State Senate Chief of Staff, Public Policy Director for a large non-profit health care system and State Government Affairs Director for the nation's largest membership organization. She currently serves as the Director of Stakeholder Relations for the world's most recognizable brand, The Coca-Cola Company. Her experiences place her in a unique position of effectiveness. Felicia creates, develops and maintains relationships with local, state and federal legislators and regulators and has the ability to connect issues with solutions. Her professional specialties include government/legislative/public affairs, community organizing, media relations, relationship building, communications and stakeholder engagement.

Felicia received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Michigan State University and Master of Public Administration Degree from Western Michigan University, strategically positioning her as an educated and seasoned professional. Felicia lives by the motto that “Service is the rent we pay for our privilege of living on this earth.” She is committed to serving her community and does so as a member of the Board of Directors for The Horatio Williams Foundation of Detroit, the Michigan State University Black Alumni Association, Inc. - Atlanta Chapter, Michigan State University College of Social Science Alumni Leadership Council, the East Lake Women’s Alliance, Buckhead Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, the East Point College Park Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated the President’s Circle of the Detroit Branch NAACP and the Atlanta Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She has previously served as a member of the Sparrow Specialty Hospital Board of Directors in Lansing, MI, Detroit Police Athletic League, Detroit Minority Males for Higher Education, Cobb County (GA) Chamber Chairman’s Circle, Cobb County Executive Women, Building Child and Family Initiatives of Lansing (MI) and as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Felicia is a Michigan Chronicle Newspaper 2015 “Woman of Excellence” awardee and is listed in the 2015 edition of “Who’s Who in Black Detroit.” She was also named as one of the “Best, Brightest and most Beautiful” by the New Citizens’ Press Newspaper in Lansing, Michigan in 2007.

Felicia is a native of Minneapolis, MN and resides in Atlanta, GA. Felicia is a daughter, sister, mother and aunt. Her proudest accomplishments are her 3 sons: Joshua, Isaiah and Evan.

Speakers & Panelists

(Click on picture for Bio)

Anita Archie

Deputy Director


Stacy Brown


The Chicken Salad Chick

Cathy Caddell

Human Resources Director (retired)

Caddell Construction

Leura Canary

General Counsel

Retirement Systems of Alabama

Kim Hendrix

Director of Outreach,

Frazer UMC

Nicole Hubbard

Community Relations &

Event Manager

Kendra Scott

Dr. Michele Olson

Senior Clinical Professor of Exercise Physiology
Department of Sport Science
Huntingdon College

Mary Wyatt

Chief Executive Officer

Wyatt General Contractor

The Honorable Kelli Wise

Associate Justice on the

Alabama Supreme Court


Ellen Brooks

Supernumerary District Attorney

of Alabama’s Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

Melissa Warnke

Manager of Communications & Engagement

Alabama Retail Association

Also, you don’t want to miss the Kendra Scott “Mystery Box” Jewelry Pull at the Women’s Leadership Summit!

Kendra Scott graciously donated 50 boxes with Kendra Scott jewelry inside. Guests made a $50 donation to the League and receive a box in return. The value of the piece inside each box was at least $50 and up to $195.  The League kept 100% of the profit from the Jewelry Pull, which was used to award scholarships to females right here in the River Region.



  9:00am....................Opening Session

  9:30-10:30am..........Workshop Session I- “The View from the Top”
-           Goal Setting
-           Being an Effective Leader and/or Business Owner
-           Negotiation Skills
-           Conflict Resolution
-           Communication Skills

  10:30-11:00am........Networking Break

  11:00-12:00pm........Workshop Session II- “I Don’t Know How She Does It”
-           Work-Life Balance
-           Looking & Feeling Good
-           Life Stages
-           Inspiring & Making Change in Your Community
-           What Your Experiences Have Taught You

  12:00-1:30pm..........Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
-              “When Women Say Yes”


WLS Scholarship Application