STILLWATER, Okla. – So often, women feel as though we need to climb and push against one another to go far and be the “best." When the dust settles, we often pick up our accolades and look around to realize we are standing on a metaphorical island, exhausted and alone.   


What if it didn’t have to be this way? What if instead of looking across the table and wishing we had what someone else has in the ways of natural gifts and abilities, we honored them? What if instead of closing ourselves off, we create space by sliding our chairs over to make room for more? What if we say “yes” to the talents I bring to that table, AND “yes” to yours? 


On April 28, Amie Haar will present “Yes, AND.” Creating Community Through Collaboration” as part of the Recharge: A Series for Women programming offered by Meridian Technology Center and the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce.  


Recharge is designed to connect women and offer them an opportunity to learn, laugh and grow together. This series will tackle issues that can be challenging for women and will give them an outlet to explore and consider solutions to the challenges they face… with other women there to brainstorm with and encourage them as well.  


Recharge sessions meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meridian Technology Center. Registration is $15 and includes lunch. Stillwater Medical is the presenting sponsor for this series. Simmons Bank is the luncheon sponsor for the April 28 session, and Stillwater Habitat for Humanity is the registration sponsor.  


For more information, contact Marcy Luter, Workforce and Economic Development Project Coordinator, at or (405) 377-3333 ext. 297.  To enroll, visit or by phone at (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.        


Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, workforce and economic development assistance and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.