WATCH: Challenges and opportunities for women in the Miami Valley

March is Women’s History Month. Our conversation this month focuses on challenges and opportunities confronting women in the Miami Valley.

The discussion is co-hosted by Community Impact Editor Nick Hrkman and editor Sharon Wilmore and will feature panelists from around our region who have been working to advance solutions to issues critical to women in our communities, such as domestic abuse, income inequality and reproductive rights.

Panelists include:

  • Melodie Bennett, Executive Director of the House of Bread
  • Kersha Deibel, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio
  • Jane Keiffer, Executive Director of the Artemis Center
  • Mady Devivo, Manager of the YWCA Rape Crisis Center
  • Christine Corba, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters
  • Sybil Martin, Executive Director of the Norma J. Ross Memorial Foundation

Have a question for the panel? Email it to or ask it in the comments of the Facebook livestream.

Community Conversations is a Dayton Daily News series of moderated panel discussions on topics important to the Dayton region. Watch the February Community Conversation about Black History Month, the January Community Conversation about the 2023 regional economic outlook and last November’s Community Conversation about hunger and others on the Dayton Daily News Facebook page.