FORUM SERIES: Working a Mother Over

Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30 PM

Sponsored by Catie & Steven Buckingham

Working a Mother Over

Being a mom is a lot of hard work, but does it count as a job? Take part in the conversation with this all-female panel composed of working moms, stay-at-home moms, and women who have chosen not to be moms.  FREE and OPEN to the Public as always.

Panelists include:

Jessica Sharp is passionate about empowering traditionally underserved and minority communities, and youth development. She is the Founder of Sharp Brain Consulting which works with youth and the adults who serve them. Additionally, she serves as a Capacity Building Specialist with the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Through her work, she supports youth-serving organizations that work youth primarily in out-of-home care.  Jessica is committed to improving her community. She does this through her involvement in a variety of organizations including the Junior League of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville, Pride Link, and the Greenville Theatre. She is a graduate of Leadership Greenville and is a Diversity Fellow with the Riley Institute and has been recognized for her work to better the Greenville community.  She regularly speaks about various topics related to the brain and is an active blogger for GenTwenty. Jessica has a Master’s of Public Affairs from the University of Missouri and is currently a student at William James College where she is obtaining a Doctorate in Leadership Psychology. In her free time, Jessica enjoys reading, listening to podcasts and spending time with friends and family. Jessica is active on Instagram and Twitter at @sharpjes.

Esther Hall is the Corporate Event Manager for Michelin North America. She is on the Leadership Team for the Business Resource Groups, as well as a Purpose Ambassador with the Michelin Purpose Team. Esther embraces non-convention and is a champion for diversity and inclusiveness. She has two children, 16 year old daughter Ava (watch the roads!) and 11 year old son Max (here comes some more pre-teen angst, of the masculine variety). She is a master at multi-tasking, having raised her kids as a single working mom in the wine distribution industry while working towards her Master’s Degree in International Business. These days, Esther splits her non-corporate hours teaching Media Relations 111 at Greenville Tech, manages @thegrandkrugreenville wine events and the newly opened @winedivegreenville, participates in her favorite humanitarian project @TEDxGreenville, and teaches her millennially empowered daughter how to drive on Hwy 85. In her free time, she enjoys sharing coffee and conversation with her 2 cats at 4AM, as well as Pina Coladas and Getting Caught in the Rain.

Jessica Parker In every aspect of her life, is an active woman. She is a Mom of three young boys who’s ages range from 2-5, and she spends most of her days at home with them. Jessica is also an entrepreneur. She is the owner of Crafted which specializes in catering, creating, and coordinating events and environments. In addition to full-time mom and business owner, Jessica also assists and supports her husband Jonathan in his entrepreneurial endeavors. You can follow along Jessica’s journey on Facebook and Instagram at @craftedbyjessica.

Moderator for the evening will be Mallory Pellegrino, our currently pregnant Director of Education for The Warehouse Theatre.  As always, the Forum is free and open to all.