May 22, 2024

Women’s Leadership Colloquium Coffee Talk, April 9

Retta Young

Retta Young

The next Coffee Talk presented by the Women’s Leadership Colloquium will take place on Tuesday, April 9, from 8 to 9 a.m. at *718 Venue, 718 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Parking is available at Riverfront Park, George Street Lot and Sophia Street Parking Deck. Street parking is also available along Caroline Street. Register for the April Coffee Talk.

*Please note: The location for April’s Coffee Talk is 718 Venue in Fredericksburg. The event space has been graciously donated by Joy Crump, Founding Partner & Executive Chef, and Beth Black, Founding Partner, of Foode + Mercantile and 718 Venue. Attendees will receive a 10% discount on coffee from Italian Station when they mention they are there for the Coffee Talk session.

The session, titled “Rising Strong: Navigating Life’s Challenges with Resilience,” will be presented by Retta Young, owner and senior advisor of Assisted Living Locators.

We all face challenges and adversity in our lives, and it can feel difficult (sometimes impossible) to pick ourselves up and push through after a setback. In this session we’ll discuss how to recover our strength and faith in ourselves in order to navigate life’s challenges with resilience!

Originally hailing from Long Island, New York, Retta boasts a distinguished 22-year career in the federal government. Her journey began as a Budget Analyst, and she steadily climbed the ranks, assuming pivotal roles such as Contract Specialist, Supervisor Senior Contract Specialist, Deputy Director, and ultimately, Director of Acquisitions.

Retta’s career in federal government continued with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) until 2022, where she contributed her skills to the Financial Management & Budget Office Division. In 2022, she embarked on a new chapter, pursuing her entrepreneurial dreams by becoming a franchise owner and Senior Living Advisor for Assisted Living Locators.