Sunday March 31 - 2019 Annual Maryland NOW Women’s History Conference

Location: The ARC of Frederick County
Address: 555 S. Market Street, Frederick, MD, 21701

The Power of Women: Past, Present & Future



  • Linda Mahoney, Conference Chair
  • M.C. Keegan-Ayer, Frederick County Council President
  • Jessica Fitzwater, Frederick County Councilmember
  • Beth Corbin, Maryland NOW
  • Maria Darby, MWHC

Harriet Tubman

  • Kate Clifford Larson, Author/Expert from Massachusetts

Educational Opportunities

  • Andrea E. Chapdelaine, President, Hood College

MWHC Awards

  • Maria Darby, President, Maryland Women’s Heritage Center

Senatorial Citation

  • U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen
    Presented by Julianna Albowicz, Western Maryland Outreach Director


STEM Careers

  • Diane Gubernot, FDA Team Leader, HHS Ofc of Foods and Veterinary Medicine
  • Najat Arafat Khelil, 1st woman PhD in nuclear physics from TX university
  • Barbara Brookmyer, Frederick County Health Officer
  • Florence Tan, NASA engineer

Growing Women Leaders
Panel – Leadership Training

  • Susan Horst, BPW training modules
  • Danita Terry, Girl Scouts
  • Carole Jaar Sepe, Maryland Commission for Women (Frederick County)
  • Tawanda Bailey, Maryland Commission for Women (Frederick County)


  • Genevieve Carmanati, Montgomery College Women’s Studies

Work-Life Balance

  • Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, UMD Director, Office of Community Engagement
  • Jennierose D’Elia-Dufour, FDA Project Manager

Women Electeds

  • Jennifer Jones, PG CfW, moderator
  • Karen Lewis-Young, Frederick delegate
  • Vanessa Atterbeary, Vice Chair of House Judiciary Committee
  • Laurie-Anne Sayles, Gaihersburg City Council

Growing Women Leaders: Leadership Development in Other Organizations

  • Michaele Cohen, MLAW
  • Diane Fink, Emerge Maryland
  • Kimberly Scott, The Deltas
  • Jodi Finkelstein, Commission for Women, Montgomery County

Getting It Done: Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

  • Holly Taggart Joseph, Maryland NOW ERA Task Force Chair

Upcoming Events

  • Diana Bailey, 2020 Women’s Suffrage Celebrations

Networking organizations – brief opportunity to share about goals and contact info



Take I-270 N to MD-85 in Frederick. Take exit 31A from I-270 N.
Follow MD-85 and MD-355 N/S Market St to Stadium Dr in Frederick.
From Market St, take left onto Stadium Dr.
Follow Stadium Dr southwest past the church. Look for sign on the left for The ARC.

EASY PARKING: Look for Events Entrance sign.

Registration Information:

Registration, including Networking lunch: $55; Students $27.
NOW members $27, or sliding scale at the door.
For special dietary requests, please check our event page.

Registration Types