Dr. Kimberly Dickman has worked in the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program for the Air Force for 9 years at the base level, at the Pentagon and now at the Air Force Academy. Her background in education, mental health counseling and human sexuality guides her role in both prevention of and response to sexual violence.
Kimberly defiantly refuses to believe that sexual violence is inevitable and with our collective powers, she knows that it is preventable. To not believe this, to be dulled by the statistics, to be defeated by apathy would mean sacrificing our sons and daughters, our sisters and brothers which she is not willing to do. Dr. Dickman’s engaging presentations absorbs audiences and has transformed thinking.
Kimberly is a returning keynote to our Campus Safety Summit series who has constantly earned raved reviews for her entertaining, enthusiastic and important messages about sexual assault.
Sheri Poe is a true pioneer in the worlds of business, cause marketing and advocacy for violence against women—recently relaunched her groundbreaking speaking tour she began 30 years ago. She wants to share her message by telling her personal story of triumph and overcoming adversity, so she can inspire others to live lives of balance, joy, fulfillment, integrity, self-care and sanity.
In her 30’s, as an early pioneer in the women’s fitness movement, Sheri built a multimillion dollar footwear brand, Ryka, becoming one of the first female CEOs of a publicly-held company. 30 years later, Ryka remains the #1 best-seller in its category on QVC.
At the height of her early success with Ryka, Ms. Poe became a pioneer in cause marketing and giving back to the consumer by establishing the Ryka R.O.S.E. foundation as a platform to share her story as a survivor of rape and sexual assault to help other victims.
Sheri has inspired audiences in person, on TV and in the press by sharing her own, very personal story of triumph and overcoming adversity. She is a survivor of rape, violence against women and is a survivor of chronic illness, stress, and pain.