CEDAR HILL—On Thursday, June 30, Methodist Charlton hosted the first Wonder Woman – Women in Business Luncheon in partnership with the Cedar Hill Chamber.
The program included a panel of women in business, including Methodist Charlton President Fran Laukaitis, MHA, BSN, FACHE, the first nurse to be president of a Methodist Health System hospital.
The Honorable Curtistene McCowan, the first African-American to hold an office and the first woman to serve as mayor of DeSoto, also served on the panel. Mayor McCowan is a member of the Methodist Charlton Advisory board.
Other distinguished panelists included Gale Sliger, a 69-year native of Duncanville, and owner and CEO of Gale Sliger Productions; Melissa Valadez-Cummings, Assistant City Manager for the City of Cedar Hill, who facilitates the city’s various Growing Green Sustainability efforts; and Sandi McDermott, Director of the Tarleton State University Midlothian Outreach Campus on the Navarro College campus.
The panelists shared their backgrounds, strengths and weakness, what they do for relaxation, and what makes them a wonder woman!