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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February 6, 2020

8:30 -9:00 AM

Check in & Breakfast

Welcome & Introduction by

Charli K. Matthews, CEO of Empowering Brands.

Facilitator/Emcee: Michele Coley, Allstate Agent

Location: Bryant Conference Center

Rast Conference Room

9:00 - 9:30 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

9:30-10:15 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

10:15-10:30 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 Leaders in the Public Eye (TBA) the participants will engage in an exercise to obtain skills to be an authentic speaker.


12:00-1:30 PM

Networking Lunch / Exhibits Open

Headshots with Photographer Shannon Kelley & Bethany Womack

Hair: R&Co Salon

Rast Conference Room

Nichols Room

1:00-2:00 PM

Concurrent Session I: Branding


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


Daphne Boswell, Mary Kay Sales Director, unveils the secrets to a Professional Image that equals success with stylist, Heather Falls.

Group A - Rast Conference Room

Group B - Birmingham Room

2:00-2:15 PM


2:15-3:15 PM

Concurrent Session II: Mentoring & Workforce Development


Ann Piper, Joe Piper Inc., facilitates an exercise on posturing for specific cultures.



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

Group A - Rast Conference Room

Group B - Birmingham Room

3:15-3:45 PM

Networking Break & Raffle Winners

Announced by Kristi Eiland

Rast Conference Room

3:45-4:45 PM

Financial Health​ & Success

Panel | Facilitated by Angela Hamiter of JMF, this session will present options to take control of your finances and tips from leading ladies from local financial institutions: RaymondJames, Regions, AlabamaOne & IronLegacy

Rast Conference Room

5:00-6:00 PM

UnWine with New Friends

Hotel Capstone

Hospitality Suite 354