International Women’s Day 2021

March 9, 2021

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Athena International Toastmasters Club (AITC), based in Doha, Qatar, is holding their virtual Chartering ceremony, which features Sheryl Roush, Distinguished Toastmaster and seasoned international woman, to deliver their keynote message, “Heart of a Woman in Toastmasters.”

She lives the event’s theme: Design Your Destiny.

Although she has presented seminars around the globe for 30 years, many members first got to meet Sheryl in Doha in 2007, when she presented at the Annual District Conference, and was the only female main stage speaker (twice) on the three-day program. News outlets were lined up after her presentations to interview this assertive woman.

In Toastmasters, she earned the elite Accredited Speaker designation, judged in 6 categories of professional presentation style. There have been only 88 honorees in 143 countries, and in 1993, Sheryl Roush was the youngest woman to earn the credential.

Sheryl was the first woman in 10 years elected to serve in the leadership role of District 5 Governor, following in the high heels of Helen Blanchard, the first female International President of Toastmasters.

For enhancing global communication and leadership, Sheryl received the 2009 Presidential Citation, selected from over 260,000 members.

In business, Sheryl is an 8-time business owner, since the age of 16. She is the CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., based in New York. She has been a professional Members of the National Speakers Association for 25 years, and awarded the Golden Microphone as well as twice Member of the Year from two Chapters. Presenting virtual presentations since 2010, Sheryl is also a Certified Virtual Presenter.

A 17-time published author, she received the 2016 Author of Influence Award. Her Heart of a Toastmaster book received “Best Anthology” from the International Book Awards and global recognition for 135 members.

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HEART OF A TOASTMASTER book, sanctioned by TI, eBook version,

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