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Forward Together

Introducing Forward Together

The full day New Hampshire conference for women ready to move forward with a community of support. 

Join us to move from inspiration to action and navigate together!

Why you need to block April 13, 2023 on your calendar today...

Meet the Speakers

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Edna Conway
Compassionate Grit

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Edna Conway currently serves as VP, Chief Security & Risk Officer, Cloud Infrastructure at Microsoft.  She leads the development and deployment of Microsoft’s Advanced Security & Resiliency Architecture (ASRA) across the cloud infrastructure ecosystem, driving security, privacy, ESG, trade, and risk management rigor. The ASRA program
was recognized with a 2022 CSO50 Award, for demonstrating outstanding business value and thought leadership.


Dr. Robin Buckley, PHD
Bedroom or Boardroom

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Dr. Robin Buckley is an international professional speaker, cognitive behavioral coach, and author. As a speaker, Robin focuses on two areas of expertise: mental wellness in the workplace and women’s empowerment, including the area of women’s sexual health. She has published three books, is a columnist for and has been featured as an expert on multiple media platforms, various podcasts and news radio. Her 2022 TEDx talk was released in September.

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Robin Eichert
DiSCover Your # 1 SuperPower

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Robin Eichert (Si style), founder of PeopleSense Consulting, combines 35+
years of business management experience with a passion for making
people successful in the workplace. She holds a B.S. in Communications from Virginia Tech and a Master of Organizational Management from University of Phoenix Online. Robin holds certifications for the Wiley published programs, including PXT Select™, Everything DiSC® and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™.


Brandi Emerson
What is Good Work Culture?

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Brandi is responsible for creating and implementing an innovative people strategy.  Her experience in leading people teams and cultural stewardship spans over 17 years and in multiple industries including SaaS, WiFi, healthtech and non-profit healthcare.  Brandi's key areas of focus include promoting a vibrant company culture, providing leadership and employee development, and ensuring a positive and fulfilling employee experience.  She is passionate about leading people-first and believes that employee happiness is critical to company success.


Bernadette Blake, MA, LICSW
Who is Your Therapist? 

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Bernadette M. Blake, MA, LICSW is the Founder and Primary Clinician of Mulberry Harbour Counseling and Coaching, which is located in historic downtown Exeter.  She enjoys working with adults going through major life transitions, and those who want to identify and achieve their goals. She is interested in helping clients gain increased insight and understanding of those transitions and goals --  particularly when they are associated with reproductive events such as pregnancy, postpartum, or menopause, or other related life experiences.

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Jessica Terzakis
Captivating Storytelling

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Jessica Terzakis, a content creator with Terzakis & Associates, helps service-based entrepreneurs monetize their expertise.  For the past six years, she has guided her clients in being better communicators so they can create lucrative courses and coaching programs allowing them to break out the 1-1 client work, create unlimited income potential for their business, and maximize the profit they can make from speaking.  She has been featured on premier podcasts, dozens of in person and virtual stages, and led her own virtual training program showing entrepreneurs how to add multiple revenue streams to their business.

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Cyrena-Marie Arnold
Master of Ceremonies

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Cyrena has worked as a meteorologist for over 20 years. She has worked for NASA contractors, installed weather stations on the remote Alaska tundra, was the Director of Summit Operations for the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory and was an NH1 News TV Meteorologist.

She is now the Chief Marketing Officer for reThought Insurance. In 2019, Cyrena was named to the Union Leader's "40 Under 40" and was the NH Tech Alliance's 2019 TechProfessional of the Year. She has also written a children’s book called, “The Weather Story”, and is Mrs. New Hampshire 2022.


Candice Benson
Managing your Transformation

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Candice Benson, CEO of Benson Consulting Inc., is a certified Change Manager, Project Management Professional and Process Improvement Specialist.  Her 20+ years of experience in project management and people change management has spanned multiple fields including  Academia, Technology, Utilities, Finance, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Non-Profits.

Candice, a true Change Agent, is certified in Change Intelligence (CQ®), a Project Management Professional (PMP®), a Prosci Change Practitioner and Trainer.  


Melissa Jurkoic
Stand Up Together

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Melissa has worked in the tech industry for over 20 years in roles ranging from Junior Software Engineer to her current role as the Chief Experience Officer at Thynk.Cloud.

Always driven by her passion to have a positive impact on the decline of women in STEM education and careers, she has volunteered with organizations globally including ChickTech, Everwise, WITI, NH Tech Alliance, Microsoft DigiGirlz, wiseHer, Girl Scouts, and

She continues to pursue opportunities every day to advocate, educate and encourage women and girls to pursue careers in technology.  

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