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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor to Speak at Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor to Speak at Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor, Rebekah Gregory will be sharing her powerful story of strength and resilience as a keynote speaker at the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium.

Rebekah Gregory is a simple, small town women and mother whose life was forever changed due to the events of the Boston marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. This horrible act of terrorism left her as one of the names of the seventeen amputees and therefore permanently handicapped at the young age of only twenty-six years old.

Instead of being bitter, Rebekah has used her platform in a huge way by encouraging others worldwide. Speaking out about her story and own daily obstacles, she believes that life’s struggles are not only meant to teach us lessons, but make us better versions of ourselves than before. Rebekah’s delivery with her quick wit and contagious optimism is sure to have everyone feeling inspired and ready to make their own life changes. Outlining her popular phrase, “with every new day comes new hope”, she never fails to leave her audience ready to “change the world”.

“We are thrilled to host Rebekah Gregory and other inspiring women at this year’s Symposium”, said Kristopher McLane, President/CEO of the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. “Her indomitable spirit and positive outlook are inspirational and I am pleased that attendees will have the opportunity to hear Rebekah share her story.”

The event is now SOLD OUT. It will be hosted at Florida State University – Panama City on Friday, May 26, 2017. This is the largest women’s conference on the Gulf Coast, attracting over 300 attendees who come together for a full day of networking, professional development and personal growth opportunities.