The mothers, the millennials, and the mavens. Changing our communities.
This is our seventh annual unveiling of 50 amazing women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good. Meet this West Virginia Wonder Woman, Bobbie Conklin, and many more that are creating a better West Virginia with their can-do attitudes and Mountain State spirit.
Bobbie Conklin likes to carve a path, from being a first-generation college graduate to the first person to have a specific job. She currently serves as the first business development manager at the law firm Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. Her dynamic, fast-paced position allows her to interact with colleagues in multiple geographies, developing and implementing strategies that help attorneys build better relationships with their clients.
In 2019, Conklin was a recipient of the Earl L. Core Award given by the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce to a Monongalia County resident for outstanding service to the community. Conklin is former co-director of Leadership Monongalia, a program designed to identify and support up-and-coming leaders in Monongalia County. Additionally, for the past 10 years, she has served on the Board of Directors for Monongalia Health System, and she currently serves as the chair of its Quality Committee.
Having been a 4-H leader for many years, Conklin lives by the 4-H motto “To make the best better,” which she strives to do in her volunteer activities, professional life, and personal relationships. She attributes her success to having a group of unflinching female friends who keep her in check and join her on adventures.