Women’s Summit

Wait to Text Pledge

Student Rebecca Ballance delivers the Wait to Text pledge to participants after sharing her own personal story about texting and driving.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Paul D. Camp Community College Student Government Association hosted a free forum titled, “Empowerment: A Woman’s Image.”


The event took place at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin and featured breakout roundtable discussions that included topics on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), law, education and esteem. Sade McDowell of Norfolk State University, Santia Davis of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, the Rev. Janelle Riddick of Walk In It Inc. and Attorney Inga Francis of Suffolk City Public Schools were guest presenters.


Dr. Diana Conco presided over the program, which was highlighted by PDCCC Interim Dean of Student Services Trina Jones delivering the message about women’s empowerment. Empowerment is important, Jones said, because it takes us across that bridge over troubled waters “where we can flourish and help others.” The summit also included guest vendors and informational booths.