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“Activate” – Women of Influence Set in Motion

April 20 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm Nashville

This event is for women in the Entertainment, Leadership, Creative and Media industry in the greater Nashville area. 

The landscape in Media and Entertainment is shifting dramatically.  Now more than ever, we have an opportunity as women in the industry to impact culture. Join us for the evening and hear from influential voices in your industry during our “break-outs” and prepare to be inspired, encouraged and empowered to take action. 

Important Parking Note: We encourage all attendees to carpool or ride share (Uber/ Lyft etc).  There is limited parking available at the venue.

Ticket Includes: 

2 Drink Tickets (Craft Coffee Selection, Wine or Beer)
Light Refreshments
Dessert Sponsored by Whitney’s Cookies

Whitney’s Cookies Sponsor Details:

MasterChef Winner, Whitney Miller will graciously sponsor our dessert for the evening with her award-winning cookies you have seen on TV! She is local to the greater-Nashville area! @whitneyscookies


Kelsey Cooke

Chapter Founder and Co-Director

Kelsey grew up acting professionally in Hollywood, signing with her first agent at the age of 7. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Vanguard University, and pursued a Broadway, TV and Film career in New York upon graduating, working on shows like PAN AM (ABC) and ROYAL PAINS (USA). Her work eventually brought her back to Hollywood where she trained in improv at The Groundlings, and work on projects like LIFE PARTNERS (Tribeca & Sundance Film Festival), BLACK NOVEMBER (Vivica Fox), BAD TEACHER (CBS) and THE VERONICA MARS MOVIE. In 2020 she Co-Founded “thisishardtoread” productions where she directed and stared in the short film “Home” and is an award-winning producer, writer, and actor on the award-winning feature comedy/mockumentary film, RE-OPENING. Most recently she directed and produced the up-coming inspirational comedy feature, “Back to Bridgewood”.

Kelsey founded the Nashville Chapter of Influence Women out of a heart to bring like-minded women in media together, to make a positive impact on our culture. She recognized there was a disconnect amongst women in the area, and wanted to be a conduit for women in the industry who could be stronger, together.

Jamie Floyd

Jamie Floyd is a Nashville based two time Grammy-nominated and award winning independent songwriter & recording artist. She has written songs recorded by Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Miranda Lambert, Brian McKnight, Hayden Panettiere, Kellie Picker, and more. Jamie has written extensively for film and television, As a composer & lyricist, Jamie has written all the original music, 20+ songs, for an upcoming new musical in development, “The King’s Wife.” She plans to tour extensively and will release new music in April of 2023. 

Megan Dejarnett

Megan DeJarnett is the organizational founder of No Such Thing, a company with a mission to help others redefine purpose by removing defining labels. As an author, she is currently producing a series of children’s books.

Megan has had the opportunity and privilege to be in social collaborations with wonderful companies, to be featured on blogs and podcasts, as well as be the guest of honor at public speaking engagements.

Megan was Ms Wheelchair Tn 2020 and 2021 though her main focus has been public speaking for a wide range of audiences. She has traveled sharing her platform of educating and encouraging on inclusion, diversity and acceptance.

Megan’s proudest personal accomplishments are as a wife and a mother. Megan, along with her husband Jake, are raising two sons in Nashville. For Megan, life is providing amazing family, friends, and an inspiring story about overcoming improbabilities. Let her story be an inspiration for you and your organization.

Jacquelyn George

Jacquelyn George is the Brand and Marketing Consultant for JBIRD.CO

Jacquelyn helps entrepreneurs and storytellers grow their social media audience and discover who they are within their voice, online presence, and brand identity. Jacquelyn George has worked with storytellers such as; Song House Co, Film Director (Andy Erwin), Celebrity Photographer (Allen Clark), Sony Music, Award-Winning filmmaker (Chris Guerra), and several more. Jacquelyn is passionate about encouraging the Restless and educating theAmbitious.

Suzy Sammons

Suzy Sammons is an award-winning brand storyteller with 25 years in major ad agency leadership, overseeing brand strategy at world-renown agencies for top global brands. She’s served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Editor for the Giving Company brands, including The Dove Foundation (dove.org (http://dove.org)), where she also designed the re-introduction of FamilyChristian.com

Today Suzy is a brand strategy and publishing agent for her own agency called Hawkeye.Pro as well as serves in a leadership role at Confidant, a Nashville creative agency for major brands. She and her husband Steve have a beautifully messy blended family of 6 children, a couple golden retrievers, and they live in Nashville Tennessee.

Sheri Reeves

Co-Executive Producer at Juniper Lane Productions & Storyteller Studios

Amy Stansell

Amy grew up in Chattanooga, TN, as the oldest of five children there are key moments in her life even as a young girl where she’ll tell you she learned to fully lean into the arms of Jesus. In 2003, she graduated from Belmont University and began a career in the Christian Music industry, learning about public ministry from the perspective of touring and artist management. With 15 years of working with artists, authors, and various Christian conferences, Amy would tell you her eyes were opened to amount of ground level, “worldly unrecognized” work of women’s discipleship that was not happening within churches and was challenged to begin learning what it truly meant to be a disciple of Christ and help women discover this as well. In 2013, Amy earned her Juris Doctorate from the Nashville School of Law and became a member of the TN Bar. Her discipleship training comes vicariously through the Navigators and directly from Carey and Matt Purdom. Amy is a member of Brentwood Baptist Church, and currently lives in Franklin, TN.

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee

Coffee that brings life-changing work to Rwanda. Drink Coffee. Do Good.

Creating purposeful work and cultivating flourishing communities is more than just part of our mission. It’s a movement. That may sound like a lot for a humble cup of coffee, but we’re up for the challenge!

Whitney’s Cookies

Whitney’s culinary career began in 2010 when she auditioned for the first ever season of MasterChef on Fox. Not only did she make it onto the show, (spoiler alert) she WON the entire season. It was on this journey that her notoriety for her sweets began. Quickly she was deemed the “Pastry Princess” for her proficiency with desserts. 

Now fast forward 10 years, after Whitney has been featured on countless stages and shows literally across the world, the one thing that has remained her most requested menu item is her cookies. Their popularity sparked the idea for Whitney to create her own cookie company so that everyone could enjoy her cookies and with that she launched Whitney’s Cookies. 

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