STILLWATER, Okla. – Most of us have grown up with at least a dozen different versions of “don’t quit” embedded into our mindset. We’re regularly reminded that when times get tough, we need to dig deep, work harder and lean in to the pressure.   

The truth for many women, though, is that when you look at some of the most pivotal moments in life, they’re often the result of saying “no” to one thing so you can say a bold “yes” to something more valuable.   

On November 17, Lorinda Schrammel will present “Know When to Fold 'Em: Walking Away from What No Longer Serves You” as part of the Recharge: A Series for Women programming offered by Meridian Technology Center and the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce.  

This engaging session will examine how to know when you might need to walk away from something, how to do it gracefully (even when it’s hard!), and how to learn from the overall experience. 

Schrammel is the Chief Excellence Officer for Growth Training and Consulting and has been involved in talent development for over twenty years. A believer of participant-centered training, she looks for opportunities to learn from everyone in class and in life as she believes we learn best from each other. Schrammel is a certified Gallup Strengths coach, a past TEDx speaker and a recipient of the Pike’s Peak Award presented annually for exemplary performance in participant-centered training and holds various training certifications in multiple disciplines.  She also serves as a national advisor for the Association for Talent Development. 

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

Recharge sessions meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stillwater Community Center. Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Stillwater Medical is the presenting sponsor for this series. Real Estate Professionals – Ann Morgan is the luncheon sponsor for the session, and Farmer’s Insurance – Candace Robinson 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. The school has locations in Stillwater and Guthrie. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.