LINE UP + PROGRAM

FOUR KEYNOTES, SIX PANELS,
EIGHTEEN BREAKOUT SESSIONS
+ TWO FIRESIDE CHATS

plus a few other tricks up our sleeves...

GET READY LADIES

It's going to be an amazing weekend.

FRIDAY

8:00AM

- Registration + Marketplace + Lounge Open

8:45AM

- Main Stage Doors Open

9:00AM-9:55AM

- Welcome Message

10:00AM BREAKOUT #1

- Classroom 1:

   Liza Carden - Three Steps To Create A Winning Culture On Your Team

- Classroom 2:

   Melanie Herschorn - Find Fortune in your Email List

10:45AM BREAKOUT #2

- Main Stage:

  Carolynn Smith Jones - 7 Steps to PR & Marketing Magic

- Classroom 1:

  Teri Crenshaw - Story & Strategy

- Classroom 2 :

   Filomena May - Working Smarter not Harder with your Money

11:15AM BREAKOUT #3

- Classroom 1:

   Charity Majors - Turn Your Posts Into Profit & Create a Stand Out Brand       on Social Media

- Classroom 2:

   Lorraine Miano - How to Balance Your Hormones Holistically & Live a           Magical Life!

11:45AM

- Dismiss to Lunch

12:00PM

- Lunch + Speaker - Tiffany Armstrong

12:45PM

- Lunch + Fireside Chat with Annie Myers Drysdale

1:30PM

- Panel 1: Male Dominated Industries

2:00PM

- Panel 2: Diversity Talks

2:30PM

- Panel 3: Queens of Reinvention

3:00PM-3:30PM

- Closing Keynote: Get Rich Without Being a Bitch

4:30PM

- Lounge + Marketplace Close

6:00PM

- Girl's Night Out

SATURDAY

8:00AM

- Registration + Marketplace + Lounge Open

8:45AM

- Main Stage Doors Open

9:00AM-9:55AM

- Welcome Message + Morning Keynote: Letitia Frye with Lipstick Lex

10:00AM BREAKOUT #1

- Main Stage:

  Diversity Workshop

- Classroom 1:

   Laura Bush - The A, B, C’s of Book Publishing

- Classroom 2:

   Brandy Lawson - Hiring + Tools for Your Business

10:45AM BREAKOUT #2

- Main Stage:

  Jacinda Jacobs / Elizabeth Kay

- Classroom 1:

  Jamie Van Cuyk - Hiring Strategies: How to Avoid the Hiring and Firing Cycle

- Classroom 2:

   Andrea Marconi + Erica Diangelo - Protect Your Assets

11:15AM BREAKOUT #3

- Classroom 1:

   Lu-Ann Barry - Strategize to Monetize: Keep It S.I.M.P.L.E.

- Classroom 2:

   Tia Young - Refinement: Show up Poised and Polished

11:45AM

- Dismiss to Lunch

12:00PM

- Lunch + Fashion Show

12:45PM

- Lunch Fireside Chat with JaShieka James + JaNeika James

1:30PM

- Panel 1: Power of Pivot

2:00PM

- Panel 2: Scaling your Women Owned Business

2:30PM

- Panel 3: Self Care Panel

3:00PM

Closing Keynote - Announcing SOON!

3:30PM

Dismiss to Lounge - Book Signing with JaShieka James + JaNeika James

4:30PM

Lounge + Marketplace Close

5:00PM

KNOW Cares Happy Hour

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 MC CO-HOSTS: 

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Jacinda Jacobs is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Business Leader and Radio/TV Spokesperson.  Media is her talent, but ministry is her purpose.  Jacinda is the author & CEO of Uniquely Qualified. She believes you are uniquely qualified to pursue purpose.  She is the founder a nonprofit called, Stolen Lunches. Jacinda is also the host for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and a 2x NBA All-Star Host.  She’s the host for the NFL’s Inside Panther’s Huddle and Co-Hosts a radio show with her husband on V1019FM.  Jacinda has appeared on the OWN network and is spokesperson to multiple companies.

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Elizabeth Kay is a morning radio host/TV personality in Milwaukee and has appeared on Good Morning America and The Steve Harvey Show. She hosts the 50 Shades of Kay women’s lifestyle podcast and is a public speaking/video talent coach with CharismaQ. She’s a living kidney donor, a wife, and mom.

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 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 

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Currently celebrating over 16 years in the auction business, and having raised over $500 million dollars for charity, Letitia Frye has truly earned her title as America’s foremost “Auctiontainer.” She is a beautiful, elegant, multi-talented, bilingual (English/Spanish) woman who is a big success in a field generally occupied by men. She has an innovative flair, and treats each event as a “special” performance.




 

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Vanessa Shaw is a highly accredited and internationally recognized Business Success Coach. Whether you are seeking more income, making a bigger impact, or enjoying greater freedom, Vanessa and her dedicated team of professionals at The Business Growth Academy can help turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality
 

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Tonia Lewis, LCWC, empowers entrepreneurial women from around the globe, who want it ALL, to claim their heart’s desires, unleash their inner money maker, up-level their star power; and stand in their God-given birthright to create RICH lives, and soulfully aligned businesses; in the femininity, know-how & confidence to live their legacy, NOW! 







 

 FIRESIDE CHAT: 

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JaNeika and JaSheika James have had an ongoing love affair with film and television since childhood. Upon graduating from the University of Florida, JaSheika went on to work for the hit programs, Desperate Housewives and Dexter, and later in post-production at ABC Studios. Her professional experience in the writers’ room began on ABC’s Revenge, where she joined the writing staff in the show’s third season

After getting a master’s at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communication, JaNeika went to work for Yvette Lee Bowser, Executive Producer of the hit FOX television series Living Single. She later went on to work under the producing team of Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan (Seinfeld, Scrubs) at ABC Studios, and later in Scripted Development at VH1. JaNeika and JaSheika were Supervising Producers on FOX's hit series, Empire.

 

Currently, they serve as co-executive producers for HBO Max Gossip Girl, and are developing a pilot for USA Network, Philly Reign, as executive producers alongside Oscar-Nominated actress, Mary J. Blige. 

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One of the true pioneers in women’s basketball, Hall of Famer and award-winning broadcaster Ann Meyers Drysdale enters her third season as Vice President of both the Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Suns In 2017. The role follows five successful seasons as General Manager for the Mercury where she constructed the franchise’s first two WNBA championship teams in 2007 and
2009. As Vice President of the Mercury in 2014, she saw the team win the third WNBA title in franchise history. She recently completed her fourth season as a television broadcaster for the Mercury and is in her fourth season on the Suns television broadcast team alongside Steve Albert.

Enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., as a player in 1993, Meyers Drysdale’s basketball resume enters its fifth decade, which she documented in her autobiography “You Let Some Girl Beat You?” released in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Title IX in the summer of
2012.

 BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 

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Hiring Strategies: How to Avoid the Hiring and Firing Cycle

Drawing from over 15 years of leadership experience, Jamie teaches her clients how to hire their first team members, including employees and long-term contractors. By learning the dynamics of each company and their specific needs, she helps them find their perfect-fit, long-lasting team members and avoid the hiring and firing cycle.
 

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How to Balance Your Hormones Holistically & Live a Magical Life!

Lorraine Miano discovered her passion of supporting women through their perimenopause & menopause years as a Certified Health & Hormone Coach,  menopause advocate and author of  the best-selling book, "The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back!"  She most recently created a unique blend of essential oils for women’s health, “Get Your Happy Back!”

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The A, B, C’s of Book Publishing

Laura L. Bush, Ph.D., founded Peacock Proud Press in 2012. Since then, she has coached hundreds of sought-after speakers, successful entrepreneurs, corporate and community leaders, and individuals writing their memoirs to write and/or publish their books. As an independent book publisher with a doctoral degree in English, she provides expert guidance to support leaders in confidently sharing their expertise, so they can serve, empower, and make a major difference for others in the form of a quality book that people actually read and highly recommend. 

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Find Fortune in your Email List

A content marketing strategist on a mission to empower female entrepreneurs, Melanie Herschorn’s goal is to support women business owners to land more clients with engaging content marketing. Through her company, Melanie provides strategies for her clients to attract their ideal clients, nurture leads, and position themselves as industry experts.

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Story & Strategy

Teri helps national and international growth companies simplify, strategize and scale through the power of story. In over 20 years as an entrepreneur, Teri has built and sold multiple businesses and advised top professional and personal brands including The KNOW Women.

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7 Steps to PR & Marketing Magic 


Carolynn Smith-Jones is a sales, marketing, and public relations professional with over 15 years of experience in the hospitality, sports, entertainment and franchise industries. Her business focus is to get maximum media coverage and national brand exposure for her clients which include business owners, entertainers, professional athletes, authors, and high-profile CEOs. Carolynn is entering her 10th year as the owner of Seven, a national Marketing and Public Relations firm based in Tampa, Florida.

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Working Smarter not Harder with your Money: Taking your finances to the next level

Filomena May is an award-winning financial expert, speaker, entrepreneur, mentor, mother and leading wealth advisor with Filo Financial of Raymond James Ltd. in Canada. She began her career two decades ago at the age of 24, building her 7-figure company from the ground up in a male-dominated industry.

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Three Steps To Create A Winning Culture On Your Team


Liza Carden is a successful entrepreneur in both the brick & mortar and online spaces. After opening her first business in 2015 Liza has set out on a mission to help other female business owners break free from the bondage of burn out and overwhelm.





 

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Protect Your Assets


Combination of legal nerd and creative entrepreneur, Erica merged her passion with her legal skillset to form DiAngelo Law in 2015, a virtual trademark and business law practice serving businesses and brands around the nation. It’s Erica’s goal to help businesses create, protect and leverage their Intellectual Property to establish long-term monetization strategies aligned with their visions.

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Andrea Marconi is a Phoenix, Arizona attorney who serves as Vice-Chair, Business Litigation at Fennemore Craig, primarily practicing in the areas of business litigation, health care, and real estate. A community servant, Andrea chairs the Arizona Humane Society’s Board of Directors, and serves on the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and KNOW Cares Boards. She also mentors many young lawyers and law students.  

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Turn Your Posts Into Profit & Create a Stand Out Brand on Social Media. 

Besides being a connector and recovering plant killer, Charity Majors is a savvy social media and digital marketing strategist that helps mission driven female entrepreneurs unapologetically own their niche, create a stand-out brand, and move out of simply "inspiring your audience" to having them be *actual* paying clients.  She is the author of the book and host of the popular podcast, both called "Meant For More," which helps people ignite the inner potential inside of them to live and play full out.

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Strategize to Monetize: Keep It S.I.M.P.L.E.

A native New Yorker, Lu-Ann Barry is the Founder & CEO of SpiceLAB Enterprise: a boutique project management firm that assists rising stars, community and corporate influencers with aligning their business goals and objectives to maximize their full potential in visibility, leads, and sales conversions for high company growth.

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Hiring + Tools for Your Business

Brandy Lawson is a tech enthusiast, ridiculous shoe lover, clarity bringer, recovering know-it-all & speaker. She heads up FieryFX, a marketing & consulting agency helping businesses maximize their use of technology to scale. She also hosts a weekly podcast called Leverage Your Spark.

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Refinement: Show up Poised and Polished

Tia Young is the Founder & CEO of Tia Young Image & Etiquette.

She is the author of "How to Navigate Premium Experiences with Confidence, the Podcast Host of "Normal to Formal" Podcast and was recently selected as a TEDx Speaker in Eustis, Florida. It’s scheduled for January, 2022.

 PANELISTS: 

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QUEENS OF REINVENTION
In 2009, packing orders in my garage with my husband and partner by my side. Never did I think I would flash forward and be widowed, running Healium Hair alone with 2 young girls.  It was born from a passion for helping women like me with fine or thin hair. It continues to grow with a passion to show women how to love their hair. Because I am her, and she is me.  

 


 

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SCALING YOUR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS
Felicia Munion began her entrepreneurial adventure in 2006 after graduating from Cornell Law School when she and her then-husband opened their first medical practice.  She is the CEO and Co-founder of Arizona Facial Plastics, which has grown from $0 in 2016 to over $5 million in only 5 years.  Her passion is creating a culture of joy that attracts fun-loving and dedicated clients and employees because life is too short to spend with the wrong people!  Felicia is also a certified professional coach and finds true joy in helping others grow into the best humans they can be.

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SCALING YOUR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS
Dr. Williamson is currently the President and CEO of WBEC-West.  WBEC-West strives to cultivate sustainable relationships between certified Women Business enterprises and Corporate America through certification, education, and targeted networking.  In her role as President she strives to facilitate mutually beneficial procurement opportunities for WBEs and corporations on both a local and national level.  She is an author and has also written several articles and has been featured in both MBE and Diversity Professional Magazine.

 

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POWER OF THE PIVOT

Jessica has been a costume designer for over a decade. Through her work on film and tv she was able to create two companies with her husband Jay. Heywood & Ringo specializing in custom suits and they just launched Naked Rebellion in 2019. A lingerie company with nine shades of nude. Finally a nude bra for every woman on the planet. She has received an Emmy Nomination and back to back Costume Designers Guild Award Nominations. 

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QUEENS OF REINVENTION

Mollie discovered her calling for gemology in 1997 and pursued the career path at the Gemological Institute of America. She completed her degree as a graduate gemologist in 2001 then proceeded to grade diamonds for GIA in Carlsbad, California. She moved back to her hometown of Tampa, Florida in 2003. With over 20 years of experience in the jewelry industry, Mollie craved an elevated jewelry buying and concierge experience—one with powerful intent, personal connection, and creative collaboration. In 2011, she created Westshore Diamond with the dedication to unlock the mysteries of the jewelry industry and give you a romantic experience built on trust

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SELF CARE
Simone Knego is a serial entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and the author of the best-selling and award-winning book, The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You. Sharing her journey of adopting three of her six children and her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, Simone instills in her audience the powerful lesson that what you do matters.

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POWER OF PIVOT

Lori Piencykosk, M CIW D is the owner and award-winning Master Certified Internet Web Designer for Netco Design, a top-performing digital marketing agency specializing in customized solutions for small to medium businesses. Dedicated to personable service with outstanding results, she is known as an industry leader in WordPress, the go-to-person for all things Google & SEO, and an audience favorite as a Trainer and Speaker. Lori lives in St. Petersburg, FL and is a highly respected community leader who supports various local business and charity organizations.

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MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRIES
 

Julie Giese serves as President of Phoenix Raceway, overseeing the operation of the modernized facility that is a top motorsports and entertainment destination. She previously held the role of Managing Director of Business Operations for International Speedway Corporation’s Design & Development after spending 15 years at Daytona International Speedway and Watkins Glen International. Giese, a native of Wisconsin, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRIES

Angela Nielsen is the founder of Roxx Vodka, an award-winning premium craft vodka imported from Poland, distilled six times using premium high-quality grains. Before the spirits industry, Nielsen owned two successful businesses – Mail America, a national print marketing firm, and Nielsen Publishing, which produced an award-winning design and architecture magazine, Sources + Design, distributed to nine western states. 

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SCALING YOUR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS

Lennise Germany is the CEO of Livy O’s a full food service & catering company. Livy O’s is a multi-award winning, family owned and operated entity, that provides food made with love. From humble beginnings of selling meals from the trunk of the family to catering the 2021 Super Bowl, Livy O’s is now one of the most sought after caterer in the Tampa Bay area.

 

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QUEENS OF REINVENTION

Passionate about the detection of natural and man-made threats, Tami has gone from dodging bombs in Beirut to developing complex sensors and AI technology for the Department of Defense and mapping the human biofield.

 

Tami Fitzpatrick is the Founder and CEO of Entropy Technology Design, Inc and Accelerated Consciousness, Inc.

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SELF CARE

Arizona native Juanice Oldham is the founder and CEO of one of Arizona’s fastest growing general contracting companies, FOREFRONT Development. Having created Forefront from the ground up, Juanice has proven a tough competitor in adding prestigious clients to her portfolio such as The Four Seasons, The Diocese of Phoenix and ColRich.

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POWER OF PIVOT

As the CEO of Elontec, she is passionate about helping others move forward.  Elontec's success as a leading provider of commercial furniture, moving and technology solutions is recognized locally and nationally.  She also founded the Diaper Bank of Central AZ with the mission to provide 1,000,000 diapers annually to families in need.

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POWER OF PIVOT

Cat is an award-winning and accredited Master Photographer. She specializes in boutique campaign development for entrepreneurs and Fine Art Portraiture.
She is a speaker, educator, competition judge, and photographs clients worldwide.


Her favorite moment with her clients is witnessing the transformation that occurs as their confidence shifts during their session. That confidence initiates a ripple effect throughout their lives to model for their families, their businesses, and in their communities

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SCALING YOUR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS

With 20 years experience, Dr. Sharon Lamm-Hartman is CEO of Inside-Out Learning, an award-winning leadership, team, and organizational development consulting company working with Fortune 50/100 companies, and small to midsize businesses. Dr. Sharon has her doctorate from Columbia University and Masters from Cornell. Her book The Authenticity Code™ launches October 18th. 

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MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRIES

Tula studied at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Tula worked for two of the most prestigious design houses in the industry and was responsible for identifying the newest fashion and color trends for each new season and developing the company's new product lines.Tula relocated to North Carolina where she became the New Products Design and Development Manager for Westwood Incorporated and coordinated product design, production and technical matters, and sales support between the New York office and the manufacturing facilities throughout the country.

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 DIVERSITY TALKS PANEL + WORKSHOP:

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Debbie Esparza serves as CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix. Debbie brings diverse leadership experiences in many fields including banking, consulting, entrepreneurship, academia, and non-profit executive leadership. Debbie’s personal commitment to YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women lives in her advocacy for social and racial justice, shining a lens on how race and gender impact the issues that impact communities most.

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Dr. Susan, The Thrive Architect, is the Founder and CEO of Premiere Wellness. A former award-winning plastic surgeon, she now teaches busy women how to flourish by mastering their energy, weight, and hormones. 

 SPECIAL PRESENTERS: 

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Melis is a designer of a unique brand of accessories hand designed with intention to help heal the mind, body and spirit through color therapy and vibrational energy.   
 

She believes if you can begin each day with positivity and are kind to yourself and others, you begin a path of happiness that is contagious to those around you. 

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For 22 years, Tiffany has educated and empowered over 200,000 women, men and children around the world to learn the skills to protect themselves. At 20 years old, Tiffany fought off an attacker using the only 3 basic techniques she knew. Her attack sparked her to earn her 2 different 2nd degree black belts in street-smart self-defense. Understanding that most women will not go into a martial arts facility, she developed the #1 online personal safety course that’s allowing women and families to learn these crucial personal safety concepts and skills right from the comfort of their own home.

 FORMER SPEAKERS INCLUDE: 

  • Sharon Lechter, co-author Rich Dad, Poor Dad 

  • Letita Frye, auctiontainer

  • Melanie Griffin, Spreading Sunshine

  • Camerone Parker McCulloch, model & activist

  • Christy Stross, founder Bae Beauty + YouFit Gym

  • Chef Lisa Dahl, renowned restaurateur & chef 

  • Catherine Anaya, media personality

  • Sharon Delany McCloud, media personality

  • Kristen Shroyer, founder One Hope Wines 

  • Aimee Werner, founder Whish Beauty

  • Cara Hylton, serial entrepreneur

  • Rachel Cannon, actress 

  • Jackie Locklear, principle of Locklear Roofing

  • Harriet Mills, founder Wine & Design

  • Angie Neilsen, founder of ROXX Vodka 

  • Melissa Kirk, CIO of Billing Tree