Women’s Leadership Summit

Recharge your leadership skills

Women's Leadership Summit

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


Thursday, April 20th 2017 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $150

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

  • Susan Ford Collins, Author of the Technology of Success series - The Joy of Success, Success Has Gears, and Our Children Are Watching.
  • Carmen Perez’ 82, President, FPL FiberNet
  • Francis Hondal ’87, EVP, Global Consumer Credit & Loyalty Solutions, MasterCard
  • Pamela Silva Conde’03, ’12, Six time Emmy award winning journalist & Co-anchor of the Univision Network’s Primer Impacto
  • Alexia Gonalez, Founder, My Man is not My Plan
  • Misha Kuryla Gomez’ 04, Founder, Misha’s Cupcakes
  • Carlos Blanco, Founder, The Big Kaboom

Time Activity
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM Welcome
Mistress of Ceremonies, Luly Balepogi (BS ’00)
Sharon Fine (BA ’99, MSF ’11), President of the Women’s Alumni Council
9:30 AM-10:30 AM Keynote Speaker, Susan Ford Collins
10:30 AM-10:45 AM Coffee + Networking Break
10:45 AM-11:45 AM

Break-Out Session I

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.

Proposed Speakers:

  • Citrix Executive (TBA)
  • Tery Howard (MBA ’01), CTO, Miami Dolphins

I am My Plan
Focused on empowering modern women through supporting, sustaining, and strengthening their personal and professional growth, “I am My Plan” is an organization that seeks to provide women with the tools to enjoy financial freedom.
                                   
Featured Speaker:
Alexia Gonzalez, Owner, My Man is Not My Plan

11:45 AM-12:00 PM Networking Break
12:00 PM-2:00 PM Luncheon and "Visionary Leadership Panel"
Welcome Back/ Enjoy Your Lunch!

Panel:
Moderator: Seema Pissaris, PhD, Professor at Florida International University
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:
Pamela Silva-Conde (BA ’03, MBA ’12), Co-Anchor, Primer Impacto
Francis Hondal (BBA ’87), EVP Global Consumer Credit and Loyalty Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide

Carmen Perez (BBA ’82), President, FPL-FiberNet
2:00 PM-2:30 PM Networking Break
2:30 PM-3:30 PM Break-Out Session II

Power of Negotiation
Learn the tips and tricks of the power of negotiation and how to get what you want out of your career.

Proposed Speakers:

  • Cristina De Mauro (BBA ’01), EVP & Commercial Banking Manager BankUnited
  • Gloria Romero Roses (BBA ’92), Principal, Nexus Living

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.

Proposed Speakers:

  • 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

Practicing Mindfulness & Living a Stress-Free Life
Learn how to unwind, meditate and create inner peace in your daily professional and personal life.


Featured Speaker:
Monique Catoggio (MBA ’03), Illumined Life

The Business of Beauty
Learn the insides scoop on the business behind the beauty industry and how to create the personal image you want to be successful.

Featured Speakers:
Yosef Martin (BBA ’07), CEO, BoxyCharm

Weyleen Ma (BA’98, MBA’07), President, International Image Consulting
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: $1,070.00
- 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: $1,070.00
- 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: $1,070.00
- 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: $1,070.00
- 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: $1,070.00
- Name listing on general event signage
- Name listing in the printed event program
- 4 tickets to the conference