MSA Attends 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference – GROW

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, over 500 women attended the Women’s Leadership Conference “Grow,” sponsored by the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. A group of women from MSA attended this all-day event with much excitement and anticipation. The day included vendors, exhibit hall, breakfast, lunch, break-out workshops, inspirational and nationally recognized guest speakers.

The Women’s Choice Award founder, Delia Passi, talked about the Journey to Success and the short cuts to getting there. Emmy-award winning anchor and investigative reporter, Molly Grantham, spoke on Real Life Rules – Stop Balancing & Start Juggling. Global consultant, Anissa Starnes, shared, “Is your check engine light on?” Author Mary B. Lucas, spoke on her book, “Lunchmeat & Life Lessons: Sharing a Butcher’s Wisdom,” as a memoir and tribute to her father.

At the conclusion of the event, there was a book signing and photo op with Molly Grantham and Mary B. Lucas. Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for an outstanding day at this conference! For more information on the Catawba County Chamber visit

Submitted by: Crystal Price and Amanda Linder