Empowering women and improving one’s golf game were the theme for day at East Lake Golf Club as media day for six days of JCI Foundation events took place on May 6.
The legends of women’s golf and leaders of the community all came together on Wednesday in honor of the Judson Family (more on that in a minute) to preview a unique six-day event in Georgia this summer, June 24-29, 2015. The JCI Foundation not only has golf covered, the Judson Women’s Leadership Conference will take place at Georgia Tech, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
More information about the Leadership Conference at: http://www.judsongolf.com/leadership-workshop.php.
Nancy Lopez, Rosie Jones, Pat Bradley and Nancy Scranton, all LPGA legends attended the media day festivities at East Lake and then put on a two-hour golf clinic with attendees at the East Lake practice facilities.
The legends will be back in June for the Pro Ams and to play with and mentor some of the top women college golfers from across the country.
“The JCI keeps working really hard to broaden our experience and bring new events and new projects to the JCI,” sais Rosie Jones, LPGA Legend and tournament host. “This is a great start to 2015. We wanted to bring new people and more experience to the people that support us.”
More information about the golf tournaments at: http://www.judsongolf.com/tournament-information.php.
The JCI Foundation has used its resources to better understand the needs of young women professionals as well as female college athletes. The Foundation’s goal is to create programming that is beneficial for the successful development of these young women. The JCI Foundation exposes young women to successful female business leaders and professional athletes to hear their stories and get tangible advise on how to be successful. The goal is to create life-changing experiences for all!
Former Atlanta mayor, Shirley Franklin delivered the keynote at East Lake.
Like I mentioned earlier, this is all to honor the Judson legacy.
In 2010, Jim and Beth Judson lost their lives in a private plane crash while returning from a college golf event in which their daughter, Lauren, was participating. Their legacy lives on in the JCI Foundation and its mission to provide programming for young women. Beth Judson was a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Center at Alfred University, her alma mater, and participated in the founding of Southern Catholic College. She earned her doctoral degree in Ceramic Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology where she also served as the general manager for Verco Materials LLC, a Georgia Tech VentureLab. Beth was a board member of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology(ABET) which traveled around the country to other universities reviewing engineering programs. She worked for 10 years with other ceramic engineering firms including Alcoa.
More information can be found at: www.judsongolf.com.