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Meet the Panelists for Ask a Man.

Thanks to these brave men for agreeing to be on our Ask a Man Panel Discussion on February 28, 2024, at Flying Pig Improv, 3203 E. Douglas Ave. in Wichita, Kansas.

About the event: What if you had a better understanding of how men think? It is a scientific fact that women's and men’s brains are different chemically and structurally and work differently when processing information. 

In this lively panel discussion with four men of diverse backgrounds, we’ll peek into the private minds of men to discover what they wish women knew about them and have the opportunity to anonymously ask them any questions we want to help discover how men think.


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Andy Alonzo

Andy is a college student. Medical Assistant for Cancer Center of Kansas. Fitness and caffeine enthusiast. Family person


Joseph Shepard

Joesph is Chief of Staff at Lead for America. DEI practitioner. Wichita community leader. Recruitment Coordinator for the Miss Kansas Organization and Coordinator for the Miss Juneteenth pageant. Bridge builder.

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Kevin Andrews

Kevin is a retired Police Detective. Rock music aficionado.  Witness to the worst Doors concert ever (Seattle June, 70). Grandfather several times over. Originally from Seattle. Makes drop dead spaghetti sauce. Knitter.

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Phil Thompson

Phil is Radio Host on Summit Media’s Classic Rock Network. Radio DJ in Wichita for 44 years. Fitness enthusiast. Animal lover. ICT fan.


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Jill D. Miller, Finishing School for Modern Women Headmistress, Badass Women of Wichita Alliance Founder

Jill D. Miller is passionate about helping people grow – professionally and personally. Her consulting company, Creative Solutions, has helped fledgling and seasoned entrepreneurs launch and grow out-of-the-ordinary and sometimes quirky ventures since 1998. Jill found her gift for teaching as a corporate trainer and loves influencing young minds as an adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship in the Arts at Wichita State University.

As Headmistress of the Finishing School for Modern Women, Jill has worked with thousands of women, inspiring them to overcome obstacles and move toward their goals. She founded the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance in 2021 with weekly gatherings to build community, promote nonprofits, and develop “badassery.”

After writing a blog for the Finishing School for seven years, Jill was inspired to compile her favorites into her first book, “Never Finished: Practical advice for Modern Women to inspire your fierce, authentic self she published in October 2022.

Active in the Wichita community, Jill leads cultural and women's organizations and is a zealous volunteer. In her spare time, she likes to attend artistic events and relax at home with her miniature rescue poodle, Jack.

This panel is sponsored by Optometric Billings Solutions,, (316) 722-2021 and Flying Pig Improv,, (316) 833-1889


Thank you to our sponsor, Optometric Billing Solutions!

Because of their sponsorship, we're able to keep the prices for our Badass Women of Wichita Alliance events at only $10, including panel discussions.

At 10501 W. Hampton Lakes in Maize, OBS is a woman-owned, nationally recognized insurance billing company for optometrist clinics in 43 states. It was named by Wichita Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Wichita, based on confidential employee job satisfaction surveys.

If you’re ready for a career in an employee-centered company with flexible hours and options to work at home after training, OBS wants to talk to you! Go to for more information.

Sending a resume to and letting OBS know the applicant is referred by the Badass network automatically guarantees them an interview. Make sure they drop your name when they apply! OBS rewards your referral with $150 cash each time the person you sent gets hired!


Did you know I've published a book?  Learn more about it here!


Because We’re Never Finished  

The Finishing School for Modern Women, located in Wichita, Kansas, offers classes to help women find their authentic selves, not because we need finishing, but because we’re never finished. We bring together women of all ages to learn from experts and each other how to claim our power in business, finance, communication, and life.

To learn more about what we do:  for our classes and free social membership.

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