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Marilyn K. Glick Women's Enrichment Series to Feature Katrice Hardy

Today, local news and the importance of journalism has never been more clear or evident. Yet few understand how critical it is to have a strong local news entity and community support is key to the survival of local journalism. During this program, IndyStar’s first female and black executive editor will discuss the nuts and bolts of journalism but more importantly how it impacts our lives and greatly enhances the communities we call home. Hardy will discuss the newsroom’s goal and priorities and how she wound up in journalism breaking multiple glass ceilings.

The Marilyn K. Glick Women's Enrichment Series is our yearly three-part lecture series featuring Indiana women who have “broken the mold.” This series offers a chance for the community to meet and hear from women leaders who hold all types of positions, from top philanthropists, to pioneers in the judiciary, to business leaders, athletes, and activists. The Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series is a one-of-a-kind program that is unmatched in Indiana for its innovation, scope, and focus. This year the series will be virtual via Zoom. Our final speaker, Katrice Hardy, will be discussing her career journey in the field of journalism. There will be an opportunity for Q and A at the end of the program.

Hardy is the Executive Editor of the IndyStar and Midwest Regional Editor for USA Today Network, overseeing more than 20 editors and newsrooms in Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. Before that, she was the editor of the Greenville News in South Carolina and the South Regional editor for the Network, overseeing the company’s news organizations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. She is and was the first female and African American leader at both news organizations.

Hardy is a board member of the News Leaders Association where she serves as chair of the diversity committee. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and was a former president of the Hampton Roads, Virginia chapter. She also served on the board of the South Carolina Press Association and is a graduate of Furman University’s Diversity Leadership Institute.

She believes strongly that a news organization’s role is to shine light on the wonderful people and organizations in all communities that are making a difference as well as it is to uncover the problems, ills, misuses and abuses to help bring about positive change.

Katrice is a LSU graduate and a huge Saints fan.

The program will be held on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. to register please visit www.thepropylaeum/upcomingevents.

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