Recent Events

Recent Events

Awesome Women in Business Meeting

May 14, 2013

Debra spoke to members of Awesome Women in Business about finding their true beauty from the inside out.

National Association of Women Business Owners Meeting

April 4, 2013

Debra spoke to members of NAWBO about equipping your team with exceptional customer service skills.

Alexa Canady Conference for Future Doctors and Dentists

April 6, 2013

The theme for this event was “Our Future…It’s in the Bag!” Debra spoke to 50 girls, from 7-10 grade, on the appropriate topic of “Self-Esteem: It’s in the Bag!” She discussed the importance of confidence and how to develop it.

Girl Scouts Leadership Team Meeting

January 17, 2013

Debra spoke to members of the Girls Scouts Leadership Team about providing exceptional customer service, even in difficult situations.

Catholic Central School-Springfield, OH

October 22, 2012

Debbie’s Club paid a visit to Catholic Central School! Debra Penzone returned to her Alma mater to speak to 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls about having self-respect, self-confidence and being comfortable with and proud of personal uniqueness.

Look Good…Feel Better Training Class

September 10, 2012

Look Good…Feel Better is a service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Debra holds training classes for Charles Penzone professionals to teach them how to give hands-on beauty education to women undergoing cancer treatment.

Ohio Academy Professional Development Class

August 7, 2012

Debra spoke to students at the Ohio Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School where she gave motivational and inspirational tips to the future professionals of the beauty industry. Following her presentation and discussion, professionals from The Charles Penzone Salons gave hair trend demonstrations and tutorials.

Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce Empowering Women Breakfast

June 28, 2012

The Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce has an Empowering Women Series in which business women have the opportunity to connect and share their experiences. Debra spoke at the June breakfast about “Discovering MyTrueBeauty from the Inside Out.” She discussed how to find your unique beauty and fashion through the examination of Your True Story, Your True Self and Your True Beauty.

Keep the Promise! Young Women’s Empowerment Summit

May 26, 2012

Debra presented two Debbie’s Club workshops at the Keep the Promise! Young Women’s Empowerment Summit. This event was held by the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland and Columbus City Schools. Girl Scouts from grades 6-12 attended to learn about leadership, communication and self-discovery.

Small Business Power 100 Celebration

February 9, 2012

Debra was a panelist at the Smart Business Power 100 Celebration. Debra discussed how to become a successful businessperson and how to continue growing both personally and professionally.

Women’s Leadership Network of United Way Delaware County

February 2, 2012

Debra was the keynote speaker for the launch of the Women’s Leadership Network of United Way of Delaware County. Debra spoke about the opportunities for young girls and women to build self-confidence and reach social success.

Gahanna Lincoln High School “S” Club

January, 31 2012

Debra spoke at an all-girls assembly hosted by the Gahanna Lincoln High School “S” Club, an organization that seeks to improve the lives of girls and women in the community and throughout the world. She spoke about self-respect, self-confidence, dealing with peer pressure and being comfortable and proud of personal uniqueness.

The Success Group

September 7th, 2010

The Success Group is an organization geared toward providing business professionals and entrepreneurs with networking opportunities and skills to better their careers. The organization has close to 1100 members in the Columbus area and offers a free monthly event (second Tuesday of every month) for members to meet other members, network, and listen to a guest speaker.

WGBQ Women’s Group

July 15th, 2010

GBQ accounting firm has an internal women’s group called WGBQ that meets regularly to discuss issues that are relevant to women in business in the Central Ohio community. Periodically WGBQ invites influential women in the community in to their offices to speak with the group.

Denison University

June 8, 2010

Debbie spoke to the Denison University Organization Studies Program Group. The OS Program is designed to help students apply their liberal arts experiences to effective functioning in any type of organization. During the summer session there is also a strong focus on teamwork and leadership development.

Ohio Dominican University

April 15, 2010

Debbie spoke to the Conway Center for Family Business at the Ohio Dominican University. Meeting was about “Doing Well By Doing Good: Strategies to benefit your family business and your community” which dealt with attaining positive experiences for your business and how it can be done successfully

New Albany Middle School

January 21, 2010

Debbie spoke to a group of girls from New Albany Middle School about the challenges and difficulty for students who struggle with feeling good about themselves academically and socially, and how they can become their very best.

“My True Beauty”

August 24, 2009

Bridgewater Conference Center
Sponsored by: Charles Penzone Family of Salons


March 1, 2009

Bridgewater Conference Center
Sponsored by: Charles Penzone Family of Salons

“Preparing Your Business for Success in 2009”

January 19, 2009 Webinar

“New Year, New You”

January 13, 2009

Columbus Metropolitan Club

“The Professional Make-Over”

December 15, 2008

The Grand Salon in Gahanna & Macy’s Easton
Sponsored by: Charles Penzone Family of Salons

“Inspiring Young Professionals to Find Purpose in Their Work”

April 30, 2008

Crowe Chizek & Company
Sponsored by: Columbus Rotaract