Alpha Omicron Pi is so excited to celebrate women’s health with our 4th Annual Women’s Health Week! Throughout the week of May 10-16, AOII will be hosting amazing health professionals to discuss different facets of women’s health. Check out the themes and topics for each day, and please join us for Women’s Health Week 2020!
Schedule of Events
Sunday – Kick-Off
Monday – Mental Health Monday
Emotional Fitness and Self-Care During Hard Times
Dr. Shokooh Miry, Psychologist
Dr. Shokooh Miry is a psychologist in practice in San Francisco, California. She serves as Commissioner on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women.
Dr. Miry attended UC Berkeley and Stanford University. She was honored to complete her training at the Stanford Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Miry specializes in evidence-based treatment, and has extensive research and clinical experience working with mood, anxiety, trauma, and eating disturbances as well as women’s mental health.
In her role as San Francisco Commissioner on the Status of Women, Dr. Miry oversees vital work in advancing women’s human rights, including conducting gender analysis, identifying areas of gender inequity, and managing a flagship grants program on the prevention and treatment of violence against women—funding 24 different community organizations addressing
domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Dr. Miry was initiated into the Sigma Chapter of AOII, at UC Berkeley. She is Chair of the
Nominating Trustees and serves on the Rituals, Tradition & Jewelry (RT&J) Committee.
Navigating Uncertain Times
Meagan R. Davies, MS, NCC
Meagan R. Davies is a therapist focused on working with and empowering women to be the best version of themselves. Davies works exclusively with women and the unique challenges they face trying to balance work, relationships, family, and professional obligations. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NBCC) with specialized training in the field of maternal mental. Prior to becoming a therapist, she had two successful careers, one in marketing, and a second as a nonprofit executive. The last 15 years of her career were spent in the “C” Suite coaching and developing hundreds of employees, with a focus on female leadership. She was also responsible for up $100 million in revenue annually.
Meagan is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia. In addition to education and memberships, she holds certifications in Change Management and Executive Leadership from Cornell University. She earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mercer University.
Davies is Secretary of the National Board of the AOII Foundation, 2014 graduate of Leadership Atlanta, Program Chair Elect of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2021, and Executive Committee of the Leadership Atlanta Board.
Tuesday – Talk To Your Doc Tuesday
Eight Simple Tips On Keeping Your Skin Healthy
Jennifer Lee, MD and Medical Director of REN Dermatology
Dr. Jennifer Lee is a Board-certified Dermatologist and the Founder and Medical Director of REN Dermatology & Laser Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She is originally from Maryland where she attended University of Maryland and was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. At University of Maryland, she received the full merit-based Francis Scott Key Scholarship, and won the Sally Sterling Byrd award (for the top graduating female student).
Dr. Lee graduated from Harvard Medical School, where she was inducted into the Aesculapian Society. She has also been on faculty at Harvard Medical School and Vanderbilt Medical Center in the Departments of Dermatology.
In 2013, she founded REN Dermatology & Laser Center, a comprehensive medical and cosmetic skincare center. As a Dermatologist, Dr. Lee specializes in treating Acne, Skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis as well as performing Botox, Laser and other aesthetic procedures.
Dr. Lee has received numerous honors and awards including:
- “Teacher of the Year”, Vanderbilt Medical Center Department of Dermatology
- “40 under 40”, Nashville Business Journal
- “Nashville’s Most Beautiful People”, Nashville Lifestyles magazine
- “Top Doctors”, Castle Connolly 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Selected to Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Nashville
She has been quoted and featured in: InStyle, Glamour, Redbook, Refinery29, Women’s Health, StyleBlueprint, and other national and local media.
She has appeared on the Dr. Oz show, CNN, Headline News and local broadcasts.
She is the Dermatology consultant for USANA Health Sciences and helped launch the new global skincare line CELAVIVE in Beijing and Shanghai in September 2018.
In 2011, Dr. Lee established the Tennessee TERP Scholarship, which awards an annual scholarship to a student from Tennessee attending the University of Maryland.
Six Tips For Women’s Health
Melisa Holmes, MD, FACOG Ob-Gyn, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology; Co-Founder, Girlology
Dr. Holmes is a graduate of The Medical College of Georgia. As an Ob-Gyn, Melisa joined the faculty at the Medical University of S.C. (MUSC) where she held joint appointments in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics. She served as director of the MUSC Teen Clinic and created a clinic for sexual assault survivors. As a nationally recognized advocate for adolescent health, she has served on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Adolescent Health Care and worked with National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. She is on the Board of Directors for the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and serves on the Advisory Board for Amaze.org, a global sexuality education project. In addition to co-authoring the Girlology series of books, she has written numerous scientific papers and textbook chapters as well as articles and guest blogs. As a passionate teacher for her patients, Dr. Holmes received a national award from the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists for patient education. As an excellent clinician respected by her peers, she was also named among the Best Doctors in America.
Wednesday – Wellness Wednesday
Live Yoga Session on AOII’s Instagram at 11:30 am CT
(12:30 am ET/10:30 am MT/9:30 am PT)
Emma Rice, Certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor
Emma Rice is an alumna of Beta Zeta Chapter at Kennesaw State University, and served as Chapter President, VP of Finance, and Assistant VP of Membership Recruitment during her time as a collegiate member. With a B.A. in English and a minor in professional writing, Emma has explored professional opportunities in the publishing industry, working with both magazines and books as a writer and editor. Because of her desire to continue learning, she’s just completed her yoga teacher training in Vinyasa yoga, gaining her 200-hour registered yoga teacher certification. Aiming to help lead and teach others, Emma uses her creativity to produce yoga classes that promote mental, physical, and spiritual healing. She is learning to incorporate her yoga teaching into many aspects of her life to benefit herself and others by finding and preserving peace and happiness.
Live Women’s Health Presentation with Q&A on Zoom at 3:30 pm CT
(4:30 pm ET/2:30 pm MT/1:30 pm PT)
Ailis Garcia, MAPP/Speaker and Founder of The Strong Movement
A southern California native, Ailis Garcia is a positive psychology speaker and the founder of the women’s wellness community, The Strong Movement®. Known for her genuine and down-to-earth personality and positive attitude, Ailis inspires others to be their best. She speaks to female college students and sorority women across the country on confidence, healthy living, positive psychology and the science of well-being. She loves to work with sorority chapters helping women dream big and support each other with her Strong Girl Workshops + Workouts. Ailis is a graduate of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and also earned her Master of Applied Positive Psychology Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Ailis is proud of her Cuban heritage, and enjoys drinking a cup of coffee, or “un cafecito” with her fiance, family and friends. She enjoys reading, traveling, hiking and practicing yoga.
Thursday – Table Talk Thursday
Four Of The Top Nutrients Women Need To Know
Rebecca Dattola, MS, Registered & Licensed Dietitian
Rebecca Dattola is a registered and licensed dietitian with nearly 10 years of experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics. She earned her Bachelor’s at West Virginia University before completing her dietetic internship at Mount Carmel College of Nursing and eventually earning her Master’s degree from the University of Kansas. Throughout her career she has worked mostly in the clinical setting but also has experience working with undergraduate students and dietetic interns. She is currently working as a Clinical Nutrition coordinator for Ruby Memorial Hospital at West Virginia University. She believes in providing evidence-based care focused on each individual’s lifestyle, preferences, and needs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and trying new fitness adventures. She resides in Morgantown, WV and is an initiate of Sigma Alpha chapter.
Friday – Fitness Friday
Live Workout on AOII’s Instagram at 11:30 am CT
(12:30 am ET/10:30 am MT/9:30 am PT)
Full-body workout, no equipment required!
Kylie Kaiser, Certified Personal Trainer/Creator and Owner of Kylie Uplifts Fitness LLC
Kylie Kaiser is the owner of Kylie UpLifts Fitness, LLC, which offers Online Fitness Coaching. She specializes in helping women achieve their goals and live healthier lifestyles at a pace that lessens the overwhelm, eliminates the misinformation, and educates them along the way so that they can obtain the results they desire and keep them forever. Kylie’s approach is different from other “trendy” dieting methods out there, as she encourages women to find balance and moderation and build strength rather than focusing on restriction and the scale.
Kylie is certified in personal training and sports nutrition through The International Sports Sciences Association, and began her in-person training career in January 2018. At this time, she launched Kylie UpLifts as well and began taking on a small number of online clients. Over the course of a year, she was able to grow a large enough clientele to take her business entirely online, where she is able to reach and impact more women at a time.
You can find more information about Kylie, and her coaching services at www.kylieuplifts.com. She can be found on Instagram at @kylie_uplifts, and also has a free women’s Facebook group where she has been hosting live workouts each week during quarantine! Request to join by clicking here!
Put Time On Your Side
Haley Cahill-Teubert, Certified Personal Trainer
Haley is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise and women’s fitness specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. At Phired Up, she works as an organizational growth consultant where she supports fraternity/sorority chapters and communities in long-term, hands-on coaching partnerships to achieve their growth objectives.
Saturday – Self Care Saturday and Wrap-up
Skin Care Myths and Hacks
Ashtin Rains, Licensed Esthetician
Ashtin Rains is a Licensed Esthetician in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a Kappa Delta alumna from Tennessee Tech University, and is so excited to work with Panhellenic sisters and AOII for Women’s Health Week! Ashtin absolutely loves seeing clients and helping them take care of the body’s largest organ, their skin! It is very easy for women to take advantage of their skin, and it is much easier to prevent skin damage than it is to correct it. Ashtin loves helping women take care of their skin NOW and everyday moving forward.
Follow Ashtin on instagram at @abskincare_ for more information on skin care, products and services!
Thank you to our 2020 Women’s Health Week Sponsors! Each sponsor will have give-a-ways throughout the week, make sure to follow along on AOII’s Instagram and Facebook event page for give-a-way information.
The Strong Movement®
About The Strong Movement®: The Strong Movement® is a women’s community and supportive sisterhood, created by Ailis Garcia, that inspires women to be their best by building both a Strong Body and a Strong Mind through healthy living and personal growth.
The Women’s Collective Box
About The Women’s Collective Box: We are a quarterly subscription box that feature 6-8 products from women owned businesses! Our mission is to support and empower women entrepreneurs so a portion of our proceeds go back to women entrepreneurs starting their own businesses.
The code AOPI10 can be used for $10 off (for up to 50 subscriptions) of The Women’s Collective Box.
About Girlology: If there’s one thing every mom wants, it’s knowing she’s outfitted her daughter with all the facts and guidance to grow up confident, healthy, and informed. Girlology helps moms and girls Fear Less & Know More with hundreds of physician-designed, on-demand videos + live programs to guide parents at every age and stage and give girls timely support on the issues that matter most.
From bra shopping tricks, acne care secrets, period solutions, and eating disorder prevention to treating anxiety and managing moods — our “bite-size” videos cover moms and girls from head to toe in essential health and wellness categories: puberty, reproductive health, nutrition + fitness, emotional + wellness, general wellness.
As an AOII, get 30% off the annual Girlology membership using the discount code PrepareHer.
Kylie Uplifts Fitness, LLC
About Kylie Uplifts Fitness, LLC: Kylie is an Online Fitness Coach, and entrepreneur, who has dedicated herself to helping lose weight and keep it off, without giving up their favorite foods. It is the mission of her brand, Kylie UpLifts Fitness, LLC, to liberate women from restrictive diets and teach them that you can live a balanced life with fitness AND fun.
Kylie specializes in one-on-one, customized online fitness coaching through a 16-week program, The ConFITdent 180 Blueprint. Within this program, Kylie provides customized workouts, nutrition protocols, and accountability via weekly check-ins, constant communication and support, and an interactive community full of like-minded women! [Fun fact: we found Kylie because she has already worked with/is currently working with several of our AOII members and alumni in C-180!]
If you don’t feel quite ready for a 16-week commitment, or would just like to make a smaller investment, Kylie has recently launched something brand new to help women understand nutrition through the lens of flexible dieting. Within her four-week mini-course, Food Freedom for Life, you’ll learn about this non-restrictive dieting method and how to start implementing this practice yourself.
About WhiteGold Boutique: WhiteGold Boutique is your one-stop-shop for stylish, trendy, fashion for the every woman that won’t break the bank. We offer a variety of styles, cuts, colors, and textures so no matter your style you can always find something at WhiteGold Boutique.
Whether you’re a mom on-the-go, or a twenty something still making a name for herself, we want to help you feel as confident and comfortable in your own skin. We want to bring you clothing options and advice to assist you in making your wardrobe as kick-a** as you are.
We’ve all been the woman staring into her closet without finding a single thing to wear and we want to help you through it. Find your style with WhiteGold Boutique.
WhiteGold Boutique was founded out of a sense of ever changing style to help clothe the woman’s ever changing roles. We recognize strong, beautiful women come in every shape and size and not a one size fits all wardrobe will do. We see you go from mom to CEO and from work-out fiend to runway chic and we recognize how hard it can be to do all of that and have time to shop for clothing that makes you feel confident enough to take it all on. We’re here to help, not only in finding the right styles for you, but to be an ear and offer a little advice and humor to get you through the day.
About The Arthritis Foundation: The Arthritis Foundation (AF) helps you live your best life by creating a powerful network of support through shared experiences, empowering information and meaningful connections. Whether it’s online or in person, we are all working together to promote life-changing resources and research, to push for change and to create community connections that welcome, inform and uplift. This is what makes our community of millions thrive and why we are all Champions of Yes.
Our Promise: The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability while championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections.
Since 1967, Alpha Omicron Pi has enjoyed an important partnership with the Arthritis Foundation. Dollars donated to the AF support arthritis research, Juvenile Arthritis Power Packs, Juvenile Arthritis Camps and Conferences and so much more.
Congratulations to our winners!
- The Strong Movement: Saven Morris, Isabella Dickey, Gabby Weiner, Monika Stevens, Jescie Roberts & Susan McKay
- The Women’s Collective Box: Palak “Pandya” Effinger, Adrienne Hutton & Christine Connelly
- Girlology: Cassidy Russell & Amy Pike
- Kylie Uplifts Fitness, LLC: Autumn Chalker, Jennifer Filer, Brittney Griffith & Marjie Vertrees
- WhiteGold Boutique: Kara Bernsee Wolf, Anna Guerra, Alex Alvarez, Vanessa Rodriguez & Sky Blankenship
- Arthritis Foundation: Kaitlyn Madrid