Ms Joanne Smith

Independence Community College

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Independence Community College


I am the director of the Young Women's Rural Program at Independence Community College/Fab Lab ICC in Independence, Kansas. I am not actually a college employee, but a contractor. I own a marketing company in Independence, FAB Creative Services LLC, and in addition to directing the VIL program, I administer other grant programs for Fab Lab ICC, including a women's entrepreneurship program and the Fab Food Lab, designed to address food insecurity in our region. Under the umbrella of my marketing company, I provide marketing services for multiple small businesses and non-profit organizations and also publish a regional magazine, Southeast Kansas Living. Additionally, I have a podcast celebrating women entrepreneurs, "She-Power Adventures in Entrepreneurship."