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Meet Tiana Hardwell, Co-Teacher for Making Mentoring Connections Finishing School workshop

Join Tiana and Headmistress Jill for Making Mentoring Connections, a workshop about establishing mentoring relationships, whether you're seeking to mentor someone or be mentored. We're meeting at Elevate Community Lab in Broadway Auto Park, 303 S. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas.

About the event: Working with an influential mentor can be life-changing. Sharing your influence by mentoring others changes the world by showing women how to lead and succeed. Coming together to help each other grow is powerful, important work. Join Headmistress Jill and her co-teacher Tiana Hartwell, founder of the youth-led initiative EmpowHER Project, to explore what type of mentoring commitment works for you, how to initiate a connection, and practical tips for establishing a successful mentoring relationship, whether you're seeking to mentor someone or be mentored.


Tina Hardwell
Tiana Hardwell, founder of the youth-led initiative EmpowHER Project.

Tiana Hardwell is a sophomore student at Wichita Southeast High School who is making a significant impact in her community. She founded the EmpowHERment Project, an anti-cyberbullying initiative, in 2022. Through this program, Tiana has presented to over 100 young people, equipping them with the necessary tools to combat cyberbullying and promote positive content sharing.

In recognition of her efforts, Tiana has received various awards and honors. She was awarded the "Citizenship Award" by Coleman Middle School in 2022. Tiana was also named one of the top five finalists for "Teens in Action" in the Miss Kansas' Outstanding Teen pageant. She currently serves as Miss Dockum Sit-In, a title inspired by the first youth-led sit-in that happened in Wichita, Kansas.

When she's not busy as a student athlete, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, creating TikTok content, and taking photos of the sky.

Jill Miller
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.

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