Porter to talk about overcoming limitations at Girls Empowerment event

January 27, 2023 | 12:08 am

Updated January 26, 2023 | 8:53 pm

Carey Portell has persevered through challenges after an accident with a drunk driver. She now raises cattle on her farm in Missouri and is a motivational speaker. | Photo provided

Carey Portell has persevered through challenges after an accident with a drunk driver. Despite injuries that still limit how long she can stand and walk, Portell raises cattle on her farm in Missouri. She’s also now a motivational speaker, and she’ll tell her inspirational story about breaking through limitations at an event geared toward young women in Owensboro this March.

Portell is the keynote speaker for the 6th Annual Girls Empowerment Trailblazer Dinner hosted by Owensboro Community & Technical College Foundation. The event is geared towards middle and high-school-aged girls and their parents and guardians, but all are welcome to attend. 

The dinner is set for 5:30 p.m. March 2 in OCTC’s Blandford Lecture Hall. Portell has also agreed to host a workshop geared toward high school-aged students at 4 p.m. 

The workshop and event are free but seating is limited. To register, visit 6thtrailblazerdinner.eventbrite.com or contact Cadie Underwood at [email protected] or 270-686-4663. Participants should register by Jan. 30 to receive a T-shirt.

Portell has been featured on RFD-TV’s series, FarmHer, which highlights impressive women in agriculture. As a keynote speaker, she attempts to motivate and inspire her audience to break through limitations, to believe in themselves, and tap into their higher power as a source of inspiration. She has also written a book, Facing Life Head On: Healing with Courage, Attitude, and Gratitude

The event is sponsored in part by Independence Bank; The Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation; the Hopkins County Business and Professional Women; and the Kentucky Business and Professional Women’s Foundation.

January 27, 2023 | 12:08 am

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