A barrier for women aiming for upward mobility, seeking financial independence, and chasing economic opportunities. The 2023 OCSW Women’s Summit focuses on this very issue, bringing together a diverse group of women, from published researchers, corporate leaders, hard-working mothers and policy makers at every level.
Our aim is simple: to address, discuss, and find solutions to this pressing issue. Together, we hope to create an environment where every woman, regardless of her background, can thrive without being held back by child care concerns we face not only in Oklahoma, but nationwide.
We invite you to be part of this crucial conversation. Join us at the 2023 OCSW Women’s Summit and let's work towards a brighter, more inclusive future for Oklahoma's women.
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Jana B. Gridley, OCSW Commissioner and Summit Chair
Governor David Walters
Governor George Nigh
OCCC President, Dr. Mautra Staley-Jones
Carrie Williams, Executive Director of Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness
Brittany Lee, Director of Child Care Services, Oklahoma Human Services
Shanese Peachlyn, Family Child Care Home Desert Grant Recipient
Representative Suzanne Schreiber, 70 th District, Oklahoma House of Representatives
Dr. Laura Ahlstrom, Lead Author of Summary Report and Assistant Professor, OSU Spears School of Business
Angie Heer, Chief Development Officer, UnitedWE
Kim Wilmes, Vice President, Economic Development Programs, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Adrian Young, Director, Customer Impact at Werklabs@The Mom Project
- Rep. Suzanne Schrieber
- Sen. Paul Rosino
- Brittany Lee, Director of Child Care Services, Oklahoma Human Services
- Margaret Creighton, President/CEO, Positive Tomorrows
- Jenna Morey, Executive Director, ReMerge of Oklahoma City
- Diane Horm, Ph.D., George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Early Childhood
Education; Founding Director of the Early Childhood Education Institute at the University of
- Kaitlyn Hunter Director, INTEGRIS’ Children’s Place
- Jennifer Ellis, President; CEO, Cosmetic Specialty Labs, Inc.
- Adrian Young, Director, Customer Impact at Werklabs@The Mom Project
- Lana Shaffer, Parkview Pals Early Learning
- Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, OCCY Parent Partnership Board Member, Operator of Pine Premier
- Sarah Rahhal, Sunbeam Family Services
- Carrie Williams, Executive Director of Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness
2:00-3:00 breakout sessions
3:00-4:00 breakout sessions
business sector solutions
child care provider solutions
Since 1994, the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women has sought to strengthen and empower women in Oklahoma by improving their opportunities and quality of life. The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women is a strong, recognized, and respected voice for the women in Oklahoma. Through education, collaboration and celebration the commission works on issues related to women, equity, and gender bias to elevate the status of women throughout the state.