Date: June 9, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Location:
This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and participants will receive a link to join prior to the meeting. Special accommodations for those with disabilities will be considered. Please let us know by June 2  if you require special accommodations.  

Admission Info:
Registration Cost: $20
[use code "COVID" to receive a registration cost of $10]

Space is limited, so register early!

WE Read provides access to an informal environment that fosters conversations about substantive books that can inspire, develop and empower women in business. This is the second of four WE Read events hosted by the Chamber in 2020. Each event will feature a new book and facilitator, and they all will be held at lunchtime.

Book: No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

Author: Liz Fosslein and Molly West Duffy

"A must-read that topples the idea that emotions don't belong in the workplace, No Hard Feelings offers a path towards a future I want to work in: an emotionally expressive, yet respectful [and high-performing!] workplace."

-Susan Cain, author of Quiet and Chief Revolutionary at Quiet Revolution


Lori Merricks serves as the director of marketing and communications at Danville Regional Foundation [DRF] and her experience spans public relations; event/sponsorship management and marketing; strategic communications planning; and digital and social media project planning, development and implementation. Prior to joining DRF, she held various positions with Birmingham, Alabama-based Luckie & Company, a national full-service marketing and advertising agency. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Samford University with a major in Journalism/Mass Communications and a minor in Business. She is also certified by the Institute for Crisis Management. Lori is a 2015 graduate of Lead Virginia, a 2016 recipient of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals PACE [Professional and Community Engagement] Award, the current president of the board of directors for God's Storehouse in Danville and holds an executive certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University’s Office of Continuing Studies.