Discovery Park of America to Host Free Virtual Event on Mentorship to Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8

Union City, Tenn.Discovery Park of America is having a free virtual “lunch and learn” event on Mon., March 8, 2021, to celebrate International Women’s Day. The panel discussion will be from 12 to 1 p.m. and will focus on the importance of young female executives in the work place having a more experienced mentor to help guide them through their career.

The topic of this panel discussion is “Women Building Up Women.” Young female executives who are navigating their way through the work place, whether in large metropolitan areas or small, rural communities, benefit from having strong, female mentors to help guide them once they land a job. This topic of discussion is a way to inspire young, working women to seek out a mentor within their field of expertise and encourage women with more experience to mentor younger executives.

Hosted by Discovery Park’s marketing and PR manager, Katie Jarvis, this panel discussion has a dynamic lineup of panelists. Suzanne Harper of Martin, Tenn., and Lynette Wagster of Martin, Tenn., will open up the discussion, sharing their experiences as a mentor/mentee duo. The keynote speaker will be Nekasha Pratt from HarperCollins Publishers in Nashville.

Suzanne Harper is a Martin native and graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is the marketing director at Twin Oaks Technology, where she enjoys helping businesses develop their digital marketing strategies. Harper is co-owner of Project 731, a clothing company that promotes living in the 731 area code while supporting local philanthropic causes. She is currently president of the Martin Business Association and member of Martin Rotary Club and Weakley County Young Professionals. She also serves on the Martin Beer Board and the Tennessee Soybean Festival planning board.

Lynette Wagster is an Obion County native and has lived in Martin for 34 years, where she is the general manager of the Weakley County Press. She has worked in the publishing and news industry for 36 years, specializing in marketing and local news. Lynette serves as chair of the Martin Historic Zoning Board, president of Martin Historic Business and is an advisory board member of Martin Business Association. She was also on the steering committee board for the Tennessee Downtowns designation in Martin and serves on the Tennessee Soybean Festival planning board.

Nekasha Pratt is a marketing leader who has helped lead campaigns that have won over 20 awards. She has 15+ years of experience and is currently the senior marketing director for HarperCollins Publishers. Her past positions have included leadership roles at global organizations, marketing agencies and working with Fortune 500 companies. Pratt has spearheaded national and international campaigns in a variety of industries, such as tourism and music. She is considered a thought-leader and regularly shares her experience in marketing, strategy, leadership, and mentoring at events and in podcasts and articles. Connect with Pratt on LinkedIn at and watch her latest Tedx Talk.

The virtual panel discussion is free to attend, but registration is required. Visit to find the event and register.

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