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Meet the Panelists for It's a Man's World Panel Discussion

Thanks to these intrepid women for agreeing to be on our It's A Man's World Panel Discussion on May 29, 2024, at Flying Pig Improv, 3203 E. Douglas Ave. in Wichita, Kansas.

About the event: One of the contributing factors to gender gaps in pay comes from women being shut out of access to entire sectors of the U. S. economy, especially well-paying positions in male-dominated professions like construction and science, technology, engineering, and STEM occupations.

In this informative panel discussion with women working in male-dominated industries, we’ll discuss how to get access to these higher-paying jobs, how to overcome the challenges of working with men, and how to rise above the good old boy’s network to move up the ladder of success.

This event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome.

The registration fee is $10 at the door or in advance.

We are meeting at Flying Pig Improv at 3203 E. Douglas Ave. from 6 to 8 PM.


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Charity Kennedy Cox

Co-owner and Managing Partner of Cox Quality Remodeling

Eight-year tenure as Senior Industrial Engineer at Spirit AeroSystems.

Currently the President of the Society of Women Engineers and volunteer for STEM outreach events.

Kim Burton

Engineering director at Textron Aviation with 20+ years tenure in avionics engineering, technical support, information technology, airframe, and systems management.

Holds a private pilot license and is working on her instrument rating. 

Lifetime member of the Society of Women Engineers and former president of MakeICT.

She shares her love of STEM through the Wichita community as @ kimengineers on TikTok and Instagram.

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Margery Nagel

Principal of F.G. Holl Company, LLC

Second-generation principal of an oil and gas exploration company to be run by a woman.

First and only woman to serve on the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association Board of Directors, the lead state and national advocate for Kansas independent oil and natural gas producers. 

Dedicated member of Soroptimist International of Wichita, Kansas, a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls access to education and training.  


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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!


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