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, March 8th 2018 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM | $175

 

Download the Power Up 2018 Agenda in PDF format

Time Activity
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM-9:30 AM 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, Interim Director Alumni Relations, FIU Business
9:30 AM-10:30 AM 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 C. Alonso, MBA ’91, president and CEO, United Way of Miami Dade 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.
10:30 AM-10:45 AM Networking Break
10:45 AM-11:45 AM Breakout Session I

Money on Your Mind
Do you have an idea of where you want to be financially, but not sure how to get there? Evaluate your financial health, set financial goals, and discover how to make your money work for you. Let go of the guilt associated with wanting more, and reach for the stars with the goal you want to achieve.
Speaker(s) Confirmed: Look, feel and Act like a Billionaire
Its 2018, and we are looking to turn your look around and provide you with the latest tips about personal fashion along with understanding cultural etiquette in the workplace. Ever wonder how to eat six courses and keep the conversation interesting? Look no further and learn how you can project confidence with style.
Speaker(s) Confirmed:
11:45 AM-12:00 PM Networking Break
12:00 PM-2:00 PM Visionary Leadership 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
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Networking Break
3:00 PM-4:00 PM 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.

How to Swim with the Sharks
Get exclusive, insider knowledge on the opportunities, challenges and advantages of working in non-diverse industries. These trail-blazing disrupters will divulge their key insights, insider knowledge, real life success stories, and actionable tips- and keep swimming.
  • Moderator: Emily Gresham, AVP, Research, Co-Founder, StartUP FIU
  • Frances Colón, Former Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, US Department of State
  • Michelle Gonzalez, BBA'01 & MSIRE '16, Owner, Floridian First Realty
  • Cristina Miller, President & CEO, Intermedia Touch
4:00 PM-6:00 PM Let's Connect Closing Reception
After a day of powering up and getting the skills you need, wind down by reflecting on the day you have had and create the action steps you need to make the moves you want. You will have the opportunity to mingle with your fellow attendees and create connections that will last a lifetime.

 

2018 Power Up Summit. Join women leaders around South Florida for a day of empowerment, networking, and professional development. The FIU Business Power Up Summit will bring together leaders across diverse industries for a full day seminar that will focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, health and financial wellness.

SPONSOR IMPACT. Your support enables the FIU Business Women's Alumni Council (WAC) to pursue its mission of helping women professionals 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.-

Individual Tickets: Fair Market Value: $196.00
- Early-Bird Tickets: $175.00 Until February 15th
- General Admission: $200.00
Presenting Sponsor: $15,000 Fair Market Value: $1961.00
- 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 the Power Up Summit
- Company to present giveaways
- Sponsor display table
Networking Reception: $5,000 Fair Market Value: $1961.00
- 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)
Supporting Sponsor: $4,000 Fair Market Value: $1961.00
- 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)
Luncheon Table Sponsor: $2,000 Fair Market Value: $1961.00
- 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: $784.00
- Sponsor display table
- Name listing on general event signage
- Name listing in the printed event program
- 4 tickets to the conference

PREVIOUS SPONSORS

IN-KIND SPONSORS:
•BoxyCharm
•Half Moon Empanadas
•Intermedia Touch
•Kendra Scott
•Misha's Cupcakes Ramax
•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
•Compass Office Solutions

SUPPORTING SPONSOR:
•MS in Finance Program & Hollo School of Real Estate

 

Maria C. Alonso

Maria C. Alonso

MBA ’91, president and CEO, United Way of Miami Dade

Tere Blanca

Tere Blanca

Chairman & CEO, Blanca Commercial Real Estate

Jacqueline Bueno Sousa

Jacqueline Bueno Sousa

Regional Director of Florida at SBDC

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

Michelle Gonzalez

Michelle Gonzalez

Owner, Floridian First Realty

Emily Gresham

Emily Gresham

AVP, Research, Co-Founder, StartUP FIU

Lourdes Hilliard

Lourdes Hilliard

MBA '00, The Brand Protected, Owner

Joanne Li

Joanne Li

Dean, FIU Business

Cristina di Mauro

Cristina di Mauro

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

Cristina Miller

Cristina Miller

CEO at Intermedia Touch & Promoto Gaming

Yolanda Nader

Yolanda Nader

(BA'79, MBA '86), CEO, Dosal Tobacco

Nina Nikolic

Nina Nikolic

(BBA' 10), Consultant, Capco

Barbara Pestana

Barbara Pestana

(BBA '01), Vice President, L'Oreal

Gloria Romero

Gloria Romero Roses

(BBA '92), Managing Partner, Nexus Living, LLC

Yanyn San Luis

Yanyn San Luis

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

 


2018 Sponsors

Compass
Dosal Tobacco
Misha's Cupcakes
Wells Fargo
South Florida Business Journal
Ocean Bank
Matrix Advertising
Intermedia Touch