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Women Speaker Series

Women of Rotary District 6490 is excited to announce a free, virtual series featuring entrepreneurial, technical, professional, and innovative Women speakers every month, and is hosted by Women of Rotary District 6490.

The scheduled presentations cover a variety of topics such as mentoring, power, and influence.

Through this event, we want to encourage and empower women and men to embrace the Service Above Self motto.

Speakers will share stories of how they have effected change in their lives, at work, at home, and within their communities.


Shandra Summerville

Champaign County Mental Health Board and Developmental Disabilities Board

Mentorship: competitive society vs mentoring society

Tuesday, September 14, 12:00 PM CST

Shandra Summerville attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas majoring in Speech and Drama with an emphasis of Mass Communications and Public Relations. Shandra was born and raised in the C-U Community and returned to the C-U area after residing in Pine Bluff Arkansas for 6 years where she worked as a Field Director for the Girl Scouts and served as the director an Adult Day Center Facility. Shandra is an alumnus of the 2010 & 2018 Georgetown Leadership Academy to Address Disparities in Mental Health and Cultural and Linguistic Competence working with persons living with an intellectual or developmental disability. Shandra is specialized in cultural competence training and development for not for profit agencies and organizations that want to expand their capacity to reach diverse populations. In addition, she provides instruction for positive youth development and Mental Health First Aid Training. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, learning new “things to do” in her community, spending time with family, and listening to music.

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