The Women’s Alliance of McKinney (WAM), a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, hosted their annual Collin County Women’s Summit, presented by Medical Center of McKinney, on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Eldorado Country Club. During this half-day event, attendees were educated and given resources to help better care for their health, minds and overall well-being. Breakout sessions addressed a variety of topics designed to encourage and empower women in various aspects of their lives.

The Summit kicked off with breakfast, sponsored by E-Care Emergency Centers and a presentation by Elizabeth Holper, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI, of Dallas Cardiovascular Specialists, titled Knowing Your Numbers. Ernest C. Lynch III, Chamber Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Center of McKinney, welcomed nearly 100 guests and acknowledged the McKinney Chamber of Commerce for their work and important role that WAM plays in McKinney’s business community.

It’s your body; it’s your life; know your numbers:

Dr. Holper focused on the importance of knowing cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and other important measures. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in women. Women must take control of their heart health by gaining knowledge of their risk factors and focusing on prevention. 

Breakout Sessions

  • Staying Organized In Your Busy Life – Traci Olivares, Sorted Out
  • Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling – Marta Frey, Collin Small Business Development Center
  • Identifying Your Personal Brand – Shannon Patterson, Mrs. Texas 2010
  • Women’s Health in Your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and Beyond – Renee Chan, MD, Comprehensive OB/GYN

The Hurried Woman Syndrome

Keynote speaker Brent W. Bost, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., author of “The Hurried Woman Syndrome,” delivered a lighthearted, sometimes comical breakdown for women about the pervasive effects of the “syndrome” he attributes mostly to stress. He concluded by encouraging women to make time for themselves, “You know that you have to make your personal growth a priority in your life. It’s not selfishness; it’s self-preservation.” The keynote was delivered during lunch, provided by Lunch Sponsor Guild Mortgage.

The Collin County Women’s Summit was held at the Eldorado Country Club.

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About the Women’s Alliance of McKinney

Women’s Alliance of McKinney (WAM) works through committees to achieve their vision of empowering, promoting and supporting women in business. Women’s Alliance of McKinney is a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.

About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is the fourth largest Chamber in the Metroplex and holds a four-star accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The McKinney Chamber of Commerce proudly serves over 1,200 member businesses representing over 39,000 employees throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business, and earned its four-star accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As publisher of McKinney Magazine, and, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business.