Thank You

On behalf of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, we thank you for attending the 2022 LEAD Summit held on September 14, 2022, at the University of North Florida. We sincerely hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile. Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together productive and fun. 

To view photos from the event, please click here. 

We hope that you will join us next year!

Video Replays

Click on the videos below to watch the recorded sessions from the 2022 LEAD Summit.

Title IX at 50

It’s been 50 years since the U.S. government passed a series of education amendments aimed at improving equal access to education. Within that series was the landmark Title IX, which protects students from sex-based discrimination. While Title IX is best known for promoting gender equality in sports, it has many other far-reaching impacts.

Panelists: Nancy Hogshead-Makar, J.D., Barbara Jo Palmer, and Marlynn R. Jones, Esquire 

Facilitator: Mary Baer


2022 LEAD Summit



9:00 am - 9:30 am


9:30 am - 10:00 am


10:00 am - 11:30 am

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the law that requires all federally funded educational institutions to prohibit discrimination based on sex. Title IX opened a new world of opportunity for the generations of women since its passage, inspiring a movement for equal opportunity in classrooms, playing fields and boardrooms. Join us as we pay tribute to the impact of Title IX and reflect on 50 years of progress, while also acknowledging current challenges — and the potential for the next 50 years.


11:30 am


11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Donna Orender is a highly respected corporate business leader having led growth and innovation in several high-profile companies. She has been recognized as one of the top 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports and one of Newsweeks100 most Influential people in the business of sports and is the best-selling author with her 2018 release of Wowsdom! the Girl’s Guide to the Positive and the Possible.


1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

The COVID-19 recession was unlike any other recession the United States has experienced to date. Women have been deeply affected both at work and at home. The Pandemic’s disruption to employment, childcare, and school routines pushed many women and families to the financial brink. Even as the recovery continues, more will be needed to strengthen women’s employment in the long run.


1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop will give women leaders an overview of the power of census data for storytelling. Participants will learn how to access and use demographic, socioeconomic, housing, and business data that can be used to identify trends, as well as generate and enhance stories. Learn how to navigate and other tools such as Quick Facts, Facts for Features, and Census Reporter.


2:30 pm


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Learn more about the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, the Jacksonville Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, and engage in a roundtable discussion to share your feedback on the challenges facing women in Florida. 


3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Our Speakers

Click on photos for full biographies

 Donna Orender

Keynote Speaker

Founder & CEO

Orender Unlimited & Generation W

Former President

Women's National Basketball Association

Kelly S. Sciba

Welcome and Introductions

Executive Director
Florida Commission on the Status of Women

Commissioner Sophia Eccleston

Welcome and Introductions

Florida Commission on the Status of Women

Commissioner Rita Barreto

Welcome and Introductions

2022 LEAD Summit

Mary Baer

Title IX at 50

News Anchor & Reporter
WJXT-TV Channel 4 News

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, J.D.

Title IX at 50

Olympic Gold Medalist, Founder & CEO
Champion Women

Barbara Jo Palmer

Title IX at 50

FMR DIR, Women's Intercollegiate Athletics
Florida State University

Marlynn R. Jones, Esquire

Title IX at 50

DIR, Equal OPP and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
University of North Florida

Elizabeth Goldsmith, Ph.D.

Women and the Post-COVID Economy

Prof. Emerita, COLL of Health and Human Sciences
Florida State University

Marilyn Stephens

Storytelling with Data

Data Dissemination Specialist
United States Census Bureau


Adam W. Herbert
University Center
Jacksonville, FL



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14 September 2022

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL