February 6, 2020

8:30 -9:00 AM

Check in & Breakfast

Welcome to the City of Tuscaloosa by 

Cynthia Almond, Attorney & City Council President 


Charli K. Matthews, CEO of Empowering Brands

Facilitator/Emcee: Michele Coley, Allstate Agent

Location: Bryant Conference Center

Rast Conference Room

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Be The Change You Want to See  

Jackie Wuska - United Way of West Alabama

Legends Panel - Dr. Judy Bonner, Elizabeth Winter, Gail Rudolph, Mary Menard, and Dot Martin.

Rast Conference Room

Rast Conference Room

9:45-10:20 AM

You Know Your IQ, But What’s Your CQ®? Develop Your Change Intelligence® to Lead Organizational Change

Keynote Presenter: Barbara Trautlein

Main Stage: Talk & Interactive Workshop for entire group 

Networking & Refreshment Break

Exhibits Open

Book Signing

10:20-10:30 AM

Rast Conference Room

10:30-11:00 AM

Rast Conference Room

Courage to Fire Imposter Syndrome

Presenter: Shannon Bumgarner


Main Stage: Talk & Interactive Panel discussing Diversity & Inclusion and how the Imposter Syndrome affects us. 

Panelists: Candace Reese Walters, Jaela Avery, Sarah Rumfelt

11:00-12:00 PM

Rast Conference Room

Effective Communications


Workshop  | Facilitated by Madison Green of the Speaking Studio and Angela Billings of the University of Alabama. The participants will engage in an exercise to obtain skills to be an effective speaker.


12:00-1:30 PM

Networking Lunch / Exhibits Open

Headshots with Photographers Shannon Kelley & Bethany Womack

Hair: R&Co Salon

Rast Conference Room

Nichols Room

1:00-2:00 PM



Shannon Chandler, 2004 Miss Alabama, shares best practices to live by when developing your personal brand. 


Daphne Boswell, Mary Kay Business Owner, unveils the secrets to a Professional Image that equals success with stylist, Heather Falls, Fractional Practice Manager at Simplified Medical Management and personal stylist and blogger with The Yellow Elephant.

Rast Conference Room

2:00-2:15 PM


2:15-3:15 PM

Mentoring & Workforce Development

Nichelle Williams Nix, JD, MPH, Director for Governor's Office of Minority Affairs shares update on the State of Alabama

Ann Piper, Joe Piper Inc., will discuss the importance of company culture.


Gina Simpson, Coach at Soluna Strategies, moderates a panel on the Acquisition and Retaining Talent in Industry with Angela Martin of Hunt Refining Company, and Mildred Black Hooks of People Optimum Consulting

Rast Conference Room

3:15-3:45 PM

Networking Break & Raffle Winners

Announced by Kristi Eiland

Self-Care Session facilitated by Renee Skelton

Rast Conference Room

3:45-4:45 PM

Balance Money, Balance Life

Panel | Facilitated by Angela Hamiter of JMF, this session will present options to take control of your finances and tips from local financial professionals including Jessica Crownover of RaymondJames, Kenyatta Browne of Regions, Jacquie Johnson of AlabamaOne & Megan Spain of IronLegacy.

Rast Conference Room

5:00-6:00 PM

UnWine with New Friends

Hotel Capstone

Hospitality Suite 354


Our mission is to Connect, Educate, and Empower Women that will not only inspire the next generation of leaders, but provide a community for those currently leading. We will discuss opportunities and issues we handle every day as well as learn skills to strengthen our voice as Women in the Industry!

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