Women’s Leadership Summit

Recharge your leadership skills

Women's Leadership Summit

Join us for a day of information and inspiration at South Florida’s premier women’s leadership event. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to change your business mindset and take your career to the next level. Created by women for women, we’ve designed this day to be all about you—and how to get more of what you want from your career and your life. You’ll hear from high-profile, influential women leaders, learn about their personal journeys and be inspired to take charge and transform your own career.

We’ve packed the PowerUp Women’s Leadership Summit with thought-provoking, energizing and motivational speakers, but that’s just the beginning. You’ll make amazing connections with other accomplished women who share your vision and drive. Learn new approaches and get the tools you need to chart a true-to-yourself professional path that’s fulfilling and exciting. From sessions on women in technology to the power of negotiation to the value of mindfulness, you’ll leave with new energy, new ideas and a renewed sense of empowerment.

This game-changing day offers something for women of all ages, and at all career stages. So if you’re ready to discover the power of you, join us for PowerUp!

Make an investment in yourself, and register today!


What our empowering day will look like:

  • Hear from strong, successful women about their journeys
  • Feel energized about your career and your sense of self
  • Get concrete strategies, great food for thought and inspiration (all rolled into one!)
  • Create lasting connections with women leaders (build your professional network, make friends or even find a mentor!)

PowerUp is for the powerful woman who wants to:

  • Take her leadership journey to the next level
  • Push her own potential
  • Reveal her inner wonder woman!
  • Get what she want in the workplace and in life
  • Be blown away by our inspiring speakers
  • Come away with real-life tools to put more zing into her career

Your ticket includes:

  • Event materials
  • Daily planner
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee break
  • Lunch
  • Wrap up networking reception

I’M READY TO DISCOVER THE POWER IN ME!


Thursday, April 20th 2017 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM | $175

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132

Breakfast and lunch are included with the purchase of each ticket. Reduced event parking rate of $6.

For more information call 305.348.5495

Suzanne Batlle

Suzanne Batlle

Owner, Azucar Ice Cream

Bio

Carlos Blanco

Carlos Blanco

Founder, The Big Kaboom

Bio

Andres Campo

Andres Campo

(BBA '00), Founder & CEO of Axxis Solutions

Bio

Carlos Blanco

Lourdes "Luly B" Carreras-Balepogi

(BS ’00), Founder & President, Chispa Marketing, Inc. and Luly B, Inc.

Bio

Camila Casale

Camila Casale

Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer for Softtek US and Canada

Bio

Monique Catoggio

Monique Catoggio

(MBA '03), Life & Leadership Speaker, Trainer, Coach, and President, Monique Catoggio Inc.

Bio

Otmara Diaz-Cooper

Otmara Diaz-Cooper

(BA '00), President & CEO, Diaz & Cooper Advertising

Bio

Marta Duque

Marta Duque

(BBA '01), Sr. Manager – Global Business Process Optimization, Citrix

Bio

Sharon Fine

Sharon Fine

(BA '99, MSF '11), VP & Portfolio Manager, Northern Trust

Bio

Susan Ford Collins

Susan Ford Collins

Author of the Technology of Success series - The Joy of Success, Success Has Gears, and Our Children Are Watching.

Bio

Pilar Guzman-Zavala

Pilar Guzman-Zavala

President, Half Moon Empanadas

Bio

Francis Hondal

Francis Hondal

(BBA '87, MBA '94), EVP, Global Consumer Credit & Loyalty Solutions, MasterCard

Bio

Tery Howard

Tery Howard

(MBA '01), CTO, Miami Dolphins

Bio

o	Holly Knowlton Delgado

Holly Knowlton Delgado

Channel Account Manager, Dell

Bio

Misha Kuryla Gomez

Misha Kuryla Gomez

(MIB '04), Founder, Misha's Cupcakes

Bio

Yosef Martin

Yosef Martin

(BBA '07), CEO, BoxyCharm

Bio

Cristina di Mauro

Cristina di Mauro

(BBA '01), Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Banking, BankUnited

Bio

Elizabeth Oates

Elizabeth Oates

Vice President Finance & Strategy, Celebrity Cruises

Bio

Carmen Perez

Carmen Perez-Carlton

(BBA '82), President, FPL FiberNet Direct

Bio

Seema Pissaris

Seema Pissaris

PhD, Professor at Florida International University

Bio

Diane Ramy Faulconer

Diane Ramy Faulconer

(BS '74, MS, '74), Former Sr. Executive Management Consultant, Hospitals, EY and Philanthropist

Gloria Romero

Gloria Romero Roses

(BBA '92), Managing Partner, Nexus_Living, LLC

Bio

Yanyn San Luis

Yanyn San Luis

(BA '10, MBA '16), Interim Director Alumni Relations, Florida International University- College of Business

Bio

Pamela Silva Conde

Pamela Silva Conde

(BS '03, MBA '12), Six time Emmy award winning journalist & Co-anchor of the Univision Network's Primer Impacto

Bio

Yrene Tamayo

Yrene Tamayo

Managing Director, CNS Global Advisors

Bio

Tina Vidal

Tina Vidal

(BBA '02, MIB '04), Owner, Pooch Perks

Bio

Time Activity
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM-9:30 AM Welcome
Jose Aldrich, Acting Dean, FIU Business
Mistress of Ceremonies, Luly Balepogi (BS ’00), Owner, Luly B. Inc
Sharon Fine (BA ’99, MSF ’11), President of the Women’s Alumni Council
Yanyn San Luis (BA '10, MBA '16), Interim Director Alumni Relations, FIU Business
Jennifer C. Quintana (BA '07), Interim Sr. Director Advancement, FIU Business
9:30 AM-10:30 AM Keynote Speaker, Susan Ford Collins, "Success has Gears—Which Gear Are You In?"
10:30 AM-10:45 AM Coffee + Networking Break
10:45 AM-11:45 AM Break-Out Session I

Power of Negotiation
Learn the tips and tricks of the power of negotiation and how to get what you want out of your career and beyond.
Featured Speakers:
  • Moderator: Yanyn San Luis (BA '10, MBA '16), Interim Director, Florida International University
  • Cristina di Mauro (BBA '01), Senior Executive Vice President and Florida Commercial Banking Executive.
  • Kerry Neysmith, Senior Director of Supply Management, Ryder
  • Gloria Romero Roses (BBA '92), Principal, Nexus Living
  • Yrene Tamayo, Managing Director, CNS Global Advisors

Embracing Transition
There are different stages in life and career that we go through, and sometimes they are not as smooth as you want it to be. Learn the tips and tricks to manage, and embrace the transition.
Featured Speaker:
  • Moderator: Misha Kuryla (MIB '04), Owner, Misha's Cupcakes
  • Carlos Blanco, The Big Kaboom, CEO
  • Sharon Fine, (BA '99, MSF '11), Northern Trust, VP & Portfolio Manager
11:45 AM-12:00 PM Networking Break
12:00 PM-2:00 PM Luncheon and "Visionary Leadership Panel"
Welcome Back/ Enjoy Your Lunch!
Enjoy a panel discussion with leading ladies in South Florida as they discuss proven leadership principles and practices by female executives at the top of their game.
Featured Speakers:
  • Moderator: Seema Pissaris, PhD, Professor at Florida International University
  • Francis Hondal (BBA ’87), EVP Global Consumer Credit and Loyalty Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Elizabeth Oates, Vice President Finance & Strategy, Celebrity Cruises
  • Carmen Perez (BBA ’82), President, FPL-FiberNet
  • Diane Ramy Faulconer (BS ’74, MS, ’74), Health, Wellness and Fitness Professional
  • Pamela Silva-Conde (BA ’03, MBA ’12), Co-Anchor, Primer Impacto
2:00 PM-2:30 PM Networking Break
2:30 PM-3:30 PM Break-Out Session II

Women in Technology Panel
Find out how these rock star women have made advances in the field of technology and how they’ve stood out.
Featured Speakers:
  • Moderator: Andres Campo (BBA ’00), Founder & Owner, Axxis Solutions
  • Camila Casale, Chief Marketing Officer US & Canada, Softtek
  • Otmara Diaz-Cooper, President/CEO, Diaz & Cooper Advertising
  • Marta Duque, Sr. Manager, Global Business Process Optimization
  • Tery Howard (MBA '01), CTO, Miami Dolphins
  • Holly Knowlton Delgado, Channel Account Manager, Dell

Be Your Own Boss
Do you want the freedom to be your own boss and create the life you want? Learn from these successful ladies on how they started their own business.
Featured Speakers:
  • Moderator: Lourdes 'Luly' Balepogi, (BS ’00), Owner, Luly B. Inc.
  • Suzy Batlle, Owner, Azucar Ice Cream
  • Pilar Guzmán-Zavala, President, Half Moon Empanadas
  • Misha Kuryla (MIB ’04), Owner, Misha’s Cupcakes
  • Tina Vidal (’02, MIB ’04), Owner, Pooch Perks
3:30 PM-3:45 PM Networking Break
3:45 PM-4:45 PM Break-Out Session III

Power DOWN your Stress & Power UP with Mindfulness!
Living and Leading with Energy, Ease & Intention.
Featured Speaker:
  • Monique Catoggio (MBA ’03), Illumined Life

How to think Outside of the Box
Learn the insides scoop on the business behind the beauty industry and how to think and operate creatively and think 'outside of the box'.
Featured Speakers:
  • Yosef Martin (BBA ’07), CEO, BoxyCharm
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Wrap Up Networking Reception

SPONSOR IMPACT. Your support enables the FIU Business Women's Alumni Council to pursue its mission of help FIU business women alumni build the lives they want. Focused on balancing professional ambitions and personal commitments, WAC offers signature events on leadership development and personal growth, bi-monthly opportunities to connect, and regular opportunities to give back.

Presenting Sponsor: $10,000 Fair Market Value: $640.00
- Name Listing on General Event Signage
- Name listing in the printed Event program
- Mention in all Women’s Alumni Leadership Summit articles and news
- Recognition in the College’s Roll of Honor
- 1 Luncheon Table (for 10 guests)
- Post-summit workshop
- Provide opening remarks within the Women’s Alumni Leadership Summit

Networking Reception: $5,000 (1 remaining) Fair Market Value: $640.00
- Name listing on general event signage
- Name listing in the printed event program
- Mention in all Women’s Leadership Summit articles and news
- Post-conference sponsor recap email to guests
- Speaking presence at networking reception
- Company giveaways
- Sponsor display table during the conference
- 1 Luncheon table (for 10 guests)

Supporting Sponsor: $4,000 (2 Available) Fair Market Value: $640.00
- Name listing on general event signage
- Name listing in the printed event program
- Mention in all Women’s Leadership Summit articles and news
- Post-conference sponsor recap email to guests
- Workshop visibility
- Workshop signage
- Company giveaways
- Sponsor display table during the conference
- 1 Luncheon table (for 10 guests)

Luncheon Table Sponsor: $2,000 Fair Market Value: $640.00
- Name listing on general event signage
- Name listing in the printed event program
- 1 Luncheon table (for 10 guests)

Friend of the Summit: $1,000 Fair Market Value: $256.00
- Name listing on general event signage
- Name listing in the printed event program
- 4 tickets to the conference

Individual Tickets: Fair Market Value: $64.00
- Early-Bird Tickets: $150.00 (November 15-March 30)
- General Admission: $175.00 (April 1-April 20)


Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsor

BoxyCharm
Half Moon Empanadas
Intermedia Touch
Kendra Scott
Misha's Cupcakes
Ramax Miami
South Florida Business Journal

Table Sponsor:

  • BankUnited
  • Half Moon Empanadas
  • MasterCard
  • Misha's Cupcakes
  • Ocean Bank
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • WellsFargo

Friend of the Summit:

  • Citrix
  • DARLING LIE-NIELSEN, NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL

Supporting Sponsor:

  • MS in Finance Program & Hollo School of Real Estate