Power Up Women's Leadership Summit
March 8, 2019

DATE
MARCH 8, 2019
TIME
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
LOCATION
Hilton, Miami Downtown
SPEAKERS
22 Speakers

 

Recharge your leadership skills

Join us Friday, March 8, 2019, 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!

I’M READY TO DISCOVER THE POWER IN ME!

01.

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!

02.

What our empowering day will look like:

  • Take your leadership journey to the next level.
  • Push your own potential.
  • Reveal your inner wonder woman!
  • Get what you 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.

03.

What our empowering day will look like:

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

 

Event Schedule

MARCH 8, 2019 | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Hilton, Miami Downtown
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Mistress of Ceremonies, Caroline de Posada-Rodriguez, Owner, Caroline de Posada PA
Joanne Li, Dean, FIU Business
Yanyn San Luis, BA' 10, MBA '16, Director Alumni Relations, FIU Business

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Confidence con Cafécito

Women today are better educated and more qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate the corporate world. Many experts argue that the key reason is confidence. Join Dean Joanne Li and Maria Elena Torano for an insightful discussion on why this stark confidence gap exists and hear inspirational stories and practical advice about how to close the gap and achieve the careers women want and deserve.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Powering Up our Influence Panel & Luncheon

Enjoy lunch and panel discussion with female executives in South Florida as they discuss proven leadership principles, their career journey and winning practices they have exhibited in their own lives that have led them to be at the top of their game!


  • Moderator: Seema Pissaris, PhD, Professor at Florida International University
  • Tere Blanca, Chairman & CEO, Blanca Commercial Real Estate
  • Yvonne Debesa, BAcc'82, MAC '94, Executive Vice President & COO, Sunstate Bank
  • Cristina di Mauro, BBA'01, Senior Executive Vice President, BankUnited
  • Yolanda Nader, BA'79, MBA '86, CEO, Dosal Tobacco
  • Gloria Romero Roses, BBA '92, Managing Partner, Nexus_Living
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Networking Break

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Breakout Session II

Be Your Own Boss As our economy changes, the need for new ventures and business practices has become paramount. Entrepreneurs have always been relied upon to innovate, take risks, and lead the way in the business world. Are you ready to start your own business? Do you have ideas, but are worried about the next steps? This panel will help you get started as women at different stages of entrepreneurship share their passions, successes, lessons, and advice. Bring your idea, ask questions, get ready to be inspired, and find out how these female entrepreneurs are changing the world, one venture at a time.


  • Moderator: Andres Campo, BBA '00, Founder & CEO, Axxis Solutions
  • Jolie Balido, CEO, Roar Media
  • Jacqueline Bueno Sousa, MPA '12, Regional Director, SBDC, Florida International University
  • Lissette Calderon, Neologylife
  • Agustina Fainguersch, US Managing Director & Partner, Wolox
  • Lourdes Hilliard, Lourdes Hilliard, Esq., MBA 00, The Brand Protected®, Founder

 

2018 SPEAKERS

Jolie Balido

Jolie Balido

CEO, Roar Media

Tere Blanca

Tere Blanca

Chairman & CEO, Blanca Commercial Real Estate

Jacqueline Bueno Sousa

Jacqueline Bueno Sousa

Regional Director of Florida at SBDC

Lissette M. Calderon

Lissette M. Calderon

Chief Executive Officer, Neology Group

Andres Campo

Andres Campo

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

Frances Colón

Frances Colón

Former Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, US Department of State

Yvonne Debesa

Yvonne Debesa

(BAcc'82, MAC '94), Executive Vice President & COO, Sunstate Bank

Caroline de Posada-Rodriguez

Caroline de Posada-Rodriguez

Owner, Caroline de Posada PA

 



SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Individual Tickets

Fair Market Value: $196

$175
  • Early-Bird Tickets: $175.
  • General Admission: $200.

Friend of the Summit

Fair Market Value: $784

$1k
  • Sponsor display table.
  • Name listing on general event signage.
  • Name listing in the printed event program.
  • 4 tickets to the conference.

Luncheon Table Sponsor

Fair Market Value: $1,961

$2k
  • Name listing on general event signage.
  • Name listing in the printed event program.
  • 1 Luncheon table (for 10 guests).

Supporting Sponsor

Fair Market Value: $1,961

$4k
  • Name listing on general event signage.
  • Name listing in the printed event program.
  • Mention in all Power Up 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).

Networking Reception

Fair Market Value: $1,961

$5k
  • Company branded networking reception.
  • Name listing on general event signage.
  • Name listing in the printed event program.
  • Mention in all Power Up 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).

Presenting Sponsor

Fair Market Value: $1,961

$15k
  • Name Listing on general event signage.
  • Name listing in the printed event program.
  • Mention in all Power Up Summit articles and news.
  • Recognition in the FIU Business Donor Roll of Honor.
  • 1 luncheon table (for 10 guests).
  • Post-summit workshop.
  • Provide opening remarks at Power Up.
  • Company to present giveaways.
  • Sponsor display table.

PREVIOUS SPONSORS

IN-KIND SPONSORS:

  • 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.
  • Wells Fargo

FRIEND OF THE SUMMIT:

  • Citrix
  • Darling Lie-Nielsen, Northwestern Mutual
  • Compass Office Solutions

SUPPORTING SPONSOR:

  • MS in Finance Program & Hollo School of Real Estate

 

2018 SPONSORS


 

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