NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Hundreds of Middle Tennessee women gathered Tuesday afternoon to talk about Nashville Sheroes: Owning your Superpower at the first annual conference for Advancing Women in Nashville (AWIN).

The group meets monthly for speakers and round-table exercises to help elevate women in their workplaces.

Participants shared results of a new MTSU Workforce Study about gender diversity in the Tennessee workforce; ways everyone can influence change in their company and board rooms; and how their “super powers” have served them in their careers and community.

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Amy Harris, Associate Profession of information systems and analytics
  • Gunjan Kesia, Vice Chairman of U.S. Bank Wealth Management and Investment Services
  • Linda Peek Schaht, former vice president for global communications and public affairs strategy for The Coca-Cola Company and senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
  • Cher Porties, Mid-South District President for UPS
  • Tracy Kornet, News4’s Emmy and A.P. award-winning evening news anchor.

The conference was held at meeting and event space Ankura on 2963 Sidco Dr. in Nashville.

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Tracy Kornet is an award-winning anchor, host and writer. She joined News4 in September 2014.

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