Jennifer Jo Cobb, professional NASCAR racecar driver, team owner, and entrepreneur will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Greater Hartford Women's Conference on March 24, 2015.
Jennifer began racing at the grassroots level of NASCAR in Kansas City in 1991. Despite the odds against her, Jennifer has climbed the ranks of auto racing and currently competes in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series. In an era when being an owner/driver is increasingly difficult, Cobb is doing just that in both series. She has accomplished several historical feats in the truck series including highest finishing female driver in the overall points for a season (2010); highest finish by a female driver in the series (6th place, 2011); most starts by a female driver in the series (2012), and she holds the highest place finish in a race event by a woman in any NASCAR series at the famous Daytona International Speedway. In 2014, she bested her overall points finish with a 16th overall placement and was voted in the top 5 of the series' most popular drivers.
Off the track, Jennifer is a business professional with media, marketing and advertising experience. She co-hosted Inside Motorsports on Time Warner's Metro Sports TV, and had a weekly feature on NASCAR.com called All Access with JJC.
In 2011, Jennifer launched Driven2Honor (www.Driven2Honor.org), a non-profit which recognizes the efforts and struggles of our female military members. Driven2Honor recognizes female military members (past or current) with VIP behind-the-scenes experiences at every NASCAR event in which she competes. Driven2Honor also raises funds to help house homeless female veterans.
Jennifer will join the 2015 Greater Hartford Women's Conference bringing her unique insight and experiences of truly being a woman in a male-dominated field.
Incorporating mindfulness into your life can significantly reduce stress, improve life balance and increase your overall health and wellness. Zentangle is a meditative art form that uses repetitive pattern-making to create unique intentional works of art. It is a simple way to incorporate mindful mediation into your daily life. It can increase focus and creativity, provide artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well-being. In this workshop you will learn a brief overview of the history, method and process of Zentangle.
Meredith Yuhas, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, CZT is the Director of the Counseling and Wellness Center at University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Meredith's method of teaching Zentangle® primarily focuses on enhancing the meditative process that occurs during the method of Zentangle. She teaches to the university community and at Inspiration Station in Stafford Spring, CT. Additionally, Meredith incorporates Zentangle into therapeutic interventions in her clinical practice. Meredith contributed to the book, "Joy of Zentangle," and reviewed, "The Book of Zentangle," by Zentangle founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. To learn more about Meredith and to see her Zentangle art creations, visit her site at merrynotesct.com. For more information about Zentangle® go to www.zentangle.com.
How we age depends on how we feel about life and how well we take charge of our health and fitness in all decades of life. Someday you might be among the fastest-growing age bracket in America today - the nonegenarians. How can you prepare? Learn how to eat today to protect your health today and tomorrow. Your food and lifestyle choices can help your heart, bones and muscle stay stronger, protecting you from age-related chronic diseases that are preventable. A healthy body keeps you phyically, mentally and emotionally strong, giving you the energy to enjoy each day and be productive . . . today and tomorrow.
Discover the role of specific nutrients and foods, and the lifestyle recommendations that will serve you well the rest of your life, keeping you young in mind and spirit, and younger physiologically. It all begins NOW.
Georgia Kostas, MPH, RDN, LD is a nationally recognized, award-winning nutrition consultant, author and speaker. For 25 years, she served as founder and former Nutrition Director of the Cooper Clinic Nutrition Program in Dallas, TX. Today Georgia has her own private practice. She specializes in weight management, wellness, heart health, prevention, and nutrition communications. Georgia consults with individuals, corporate wellness programs, the food industry, restaurants, and governmental groups. She has authored numerous books, including her healthy eating and weight loss workbook called The Cooper Clinic Solution to the Diet Revolution: Step Up to the Plate (2009). Georgia was honored with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic's Medallion Award for her advancement of the nutrition profession. Her MPH in Nutrition is from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and her BA in Biology is from Rice University in Houston. She completed her internship at Ochsner Hospital.