The 2016 Women’s History Month Observance was an awesome event. Author Jason Irby was joined by a dynamic and multi-dimensional panel of distinguished women. The panelists presented warm, yet direct dialogue and freely discussed both professional and personal aspects of their lives and contributions of women in history.
“The panelists and audience embraced each other’s passion, faith and energy which created a feeling of a family-style atmosphere,” Irby stated.
The Panel was divided into two groups. Six women were presenting panelists including:
Judge Rita Bailey
Judge Rita Bailey currently serves as the Pulaski County District Court Judge for Cammack Village – Wrightsville division. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate. She has practiced law in Pulaski County for nearly 20 years as a private attorney, public defender, and now as Wrightsville District Court Judge.
Dr. Quiniece Hurdle
Dr. Quiniece Hurdle graduated from the St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George, Greneda. She works in Clarksville, Arkansas and specializes in gynecology and obstetrics.
Elizabeth Griffin Hill
Elizabeth Griffin Hill is an advocate for Arkansas rural women and has made invaluable contributions to the state during the early years of the 20th century. She is an avid supporter of the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and speaks at various historical societies and at libraries throughout Arkansas.
Supha X. Mays
Supha X. Mays is the President and CEO of Inclusion Magazine and Multicultural Expo. She has worked in corporate and retail for over 25 years at Wal-Stores, Inc., Sears & Roebuck and JC Penney. She has managed multi-million dollar accounts and is the leading investor in the relaunch of Soul of the South Television Network.
Patrisha “Trish” Miller
Trish Miller has worked in libraries for 25 years and is a member of the American Library Association (ALA) Library Support Staff Interest Roundtable. In 2013 she acted as the President and Chapter Leader of the ALA. Trish was also a Regional Representative for central Arkansas for seven years. She served on various committees within the division, including, financial, conference, and public relations.