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.

Friday, May 27, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM | $75

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132

Breakfast and lunch are included with the purchase of each ticket

For more information call 305.348.5495

Title Sponsor

Mass Mutual Financial Group
MassMutual Financial Group® is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. Local sales agencies are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies.

Supporting Sponsor

Misha's Cupcakes

Table Sponsor

EMC Corporation

Time Activity
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM Welcome
9:30 AM-10:30 AM Break-Out Session I
Moderator: Seema Pissaris, PhD, Professor at Florida International University

Be Your Own Boss
Misha Kuryla-Gomez, MIB’04 owner of Misha’s Cupcakes, and Pilar Guzman founder of Half- Moon Empanadas share their insights in being a female entrepreneur in the 21 century.

Women and the Letter F
Join representatives of Mass Mutual Miami as they lead a discussion on how to manage finances, family and fitness.

10:30 AM-10:45 AM Coffee + Networking Break
10:45 AM-11:45 AM Break-Out Session II

Your Etiquette Edge
Learn to dine like a professional! Know the fine points of professional dining etiquette and gain a significant advantage in your career. Presented by Yanyn San Luis, BBA’10, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations, Certified in Dining Etiquette and Memorable Customer Service- Ritz Carlton Leadership Center

10 Skills for Getting the Success You Want
The Joy of Success teaches 10 critical Success Skills, based on Susan Ford Collins' two decades of research on the habits, behaviors, and mindsets of Highly Successful People. These are skills that anyone can master and apply to their own personal growth, business, or family to transform their life and the lives of those around them. Join Susan herself as she shares her secrets in this workshop.

11:45 AM-12:00 PM Networking Break
12:00 PM-2:00 PM Luncheon and "Visionary Leadership 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.

Cristina Gallo-Aquino, B.Acc.’95, MBA’97, VP & CFO, Fleet Management Solutions at Ryder System, Inc.
Susan Ford Collins’, Creator of The Technology of Success, author of The Joy of Success, Success Has Gears, and Our Children Are Watching
Tery Howard, BBA’99, MBA’01, Senior Vice President/Chief Technology Officer, Miami Dolphins
Lillian Peters, BBA’94, Senior Director, BNY Mellon
Patricia Rosello, CEO, Baptist Outpatient Services

SPONSOR VISIBILITY. Sponsors will receive a variety of pre and post event recognitions in addition to opportunities to interact with influential speakers, FIU alumni and the South Florida community. Event recognitions range from name inclusion on signage and event program to mentions in all Women's Leadership Summit articles and sponsor display table.

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.

$2,000–Supporting Sponsor (1 Available)
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
Opening remarks
Workshop signage
Company giveaways
Sponsor display table during the conference
1 Luncheon table (for 10 guests)
$1,000–Luncheon Table Sponsor
Name listing on general event signage
Name listing in the printed event program
1 Luncheon table (for 10 guests)
$500–Friend of the Summit
Name listing on general event signage
Name listing in the printed event program
4 tickets to the conference