WPS Program

The Summit is designed to offer professional and lifestyle success strategies to executive women of color through an array of executive leadership sessions and personal assessment workshops. It will also provide them with the leadership tools necessary to tackle challenges in today’s corporate arena

WEDNESDAY, February 26, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
Noon – 5:00 p.m. Stop, Shop, and Roll 

Hosted by Macy’s

 

Whether you go for the clothes or the company, nobody leaves Macy’s kick-off outing empty-handed! Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of pampering and pressure-free shopping, featuring refreshments, makeovers, informal modeling, our exclusive team of personal shoppers, and lots of surprises including a Women of Power gift tote. Don’t miss out! Shuttles launch from the lobby at noon and loop every 30 minutes.

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Power Networking Primer
This is not your mother’s networking workshop! The game has changed, and so must you. Start today with our expert facilitator. In this unbeatable crash course that will have you connecting effectively and with confidence, not just in Boca, but for life!
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception  

Hosted by State Farm

 

Let the love-in begin! It’s all about connecting over cocktails and conversation as we gather to celebrate each other and the evening’s remarkable honorees at our pre-awards gala reception.

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Women of Power Legacy Awards Dinner 

Hosted by PepsiCo

BLACK ENTERPRISE proudly pays tribute to four exceptional women who refused to dream small, re-drew the roadmaps, and redefined the standard of success for women of color in their respective fields. Come meet and congratulate these true “sheroes” as we pay honor to their accomplishments and the groundbreaking changes their lives have inspired.

Award Recipients:

Valerie Daniels Carter, Co-Founder, President and C.E.O., V&J Holding Companies

Barbara Graves Award:

Marian Wright Edelman, President & Founder, Children’s Defense Fund

THURSDAY, February 27, 2014

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Rise & Shine Activity: African Dancing with Live Drummers  

Hosted by Pepsi

An exotic high energy class full of pulsating West African rhythms.  Experience the fusion and physicality of the African root steps that will free your body.

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Power Walk 

Hosted by State Farm

Join your peers for a brisk power walk on Boca’s beautiful trails. No half-steppers, please!

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Morning Meditation Opener: The Power of Peace
 

Constant motion is a drain. Begin this day by discovering what power lies in stillness. Together, we’ll reclaim our morning and, ultimately, our lives.

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
 

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.


Keynote Breakfast 

Hosted by State Farm

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Digital Lounge 

You don’t have to worry about missing any important e-mails. Find a comfy seat and get the same Wi-fi experience that you will get at home or in the office.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Go for the Goal! Executive Coaching (By Appointment Only) 

There’s nothing like customized advice and encouragement from our very own executive coaches.Sharpen your winning edge and fine-tune your long game strategy in collaboration with top execs who know the score. Remember, these sessions are by appointment only and spots are limited, so sign up for your chance to win a free session today!

Executive Leadership Workshops
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  

Board Games – Play to Win that Coveted Corporate Board Seat

Learn what it takes to get noticed and get nominated to the prestigious (and                             potentially lucrative) board seats you crave. Getting what you want is your job. Hear from top execs who serve on some of corporate America’s most influential boards who will the goods on how to get noticed and nominated to that (potentially lucrative) board. Don’t wait; take your seat! 

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. The Empress Has No Clothes: How to conquer self-doubt so you can achieve your fullest potential 

In candid, true confessions mode, author, former CEO and Legacy honoree, Joyce Roche reveals what her journey through corporate America gave to her, took from her, and taught her about herself and the “imposter syndrome” that haunts countless other high achievers. The point? To teach you how to wrestle your own demons and embrace your success.

Speakers:

Joyce Roche, Author/Former President & CEO, Girls Inc.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Truth or Consequences: How to see yourself, your position, and your prospects clearly, before it’s too late 

There is real power in facing the bare truth about your talents, skills, attitude, image and prospects; there is also real danger in avoiding or glossing over it. Our expert panel of HR execs and coaches will lead you in a self-assessment exercise that will enable you to cut to the heart of who you are, what you offer, how you’re perceived, and what you need to work on to achieve your greatest goals.

Speakers:

Sandra Sims Williams, Chief Diversity Officer, Publicis Groupe

Kym Harris, CEO, Executive Coach & Speaker, Your Sweetspot Coaching & Consulting, LLC

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Get Off the Treadmill and on the CAT Walk!:Do you have a Career Advancement Team? Well it’s time you did. 

Going it alone on the road to success makes you lonely, not successful. A team of supporters targeted to your ever-changing needs will make your journey shorter, smoother, and so much more satisfying. We’re talking mentors, sponsors, agents, headhunters, professional alliances, coaches, publicists, image consultants, and more. It takes a village; come identify who you need in yours.

Moderator:

Audra Bohannan, Principal, Global Novations

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  

The New Org Chart: How to Think Differently to Drive Innovation.

Where’s your business thinking these days? Whether it’s five minutes ago or five years, it’s probably time to take stock and rethink your approach. The future means innovation, and if you plan to be a force in your field you need the right tools. This forward-looking session will open your eyes to new approaches to collaboration, the impact of evolving technologies and changes in the marketplace, and ways to change the mindset of your team to ensure that you won’t get left behind.

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Linked in to Move Up!  

In the realm of career management, there’s a whole universe of digital tools at your disposal.  Depending on your rank, only a few really matter and those that do can make all the difference — but only if you know how to fully utilize them. Whether you’re seeking a significant promotion, a new job, heightened visibility, or professional relationships that matter, this is a can’t miss session.

Facilitator:

Lynn Cooper, Founder, Socially Ahead

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Power Luncheon: 

Hosted by PepsiCo

Power Networking and Lifestyle Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Women & Money: What’s in your Purse?

Hosted by Bank of America

 

What you carry in your purse says a lot about how you manage your finances. If your bag is more valuable than its contents, then it’s time to rethink your fiscal priorities. Join our experts as they examine what the contents of your fierce designer bag reveals about your approach to money management and your prospects for long-term prosperity.

Facilitator:

Robin A. Young, CEO, Women Behaving Wealthy

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Entrepreneur’s Master’s Class: Hair You Have It!  

Hair has always been a front-burner issue for black women even if we only address it behind closed doors. We’re bringing the conversation out of the closet and having our first Hair Fair, two days of Hair Happenings from book signings to discounted products and how-to demonstrations.

Speakers:

Mahisha Dillinger, Founder, Curls

Jane Carter, Founder, Jane Carter Solution

Moderator:

Caroline Clarke, Executive Editor & Host, Black Enterprise Business Report, Co-Editorial Director, Women of Power Summit

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Bringing Sexy Back! Real Talk!
The correlation between health, wellness and intimacy (yes, we said it!) and your  productivity, confidence, and overall sense of well-being is often overlooked. In a provocative session that will engage, inform, and arouse your curiosity about the full range of possibilities for your life, our spirited panel of experts will help you bring these key elements of your life into better alignment. 

Speakers:

Ricki Fairly, Survivor of a rare form of breast cancer and CEO of Dove Marketing

Paula Orr, OB/GYN, Charleston’s Women’s Clinic

Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, OB/GYN, Columbia University Medical Center

FRIDAY, February 28, 2014

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Rise & Shine Activity: African Dancing with Live Drummers  

An exotic high energy class full of pulsating West African rhythms.  Experience the fusion and physicality of the African root steps that will free your body.

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Power Walk  

Hosted by State Farm

Wake up and move!  Our fitness instructor leads a brisk three-mile walk to set the pace for the exciting day to come.

6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.  

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Morning Mediation: The Power of Peace 

Constant Motion is a drain. Begin this day by discovering what power lies in stillness. Together, we’ll reclaim our morning and, ultimately, our lives.

Breakfast

 

7:00 a.m. – Noon Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Keynote Breakfast 

Hosted by EMC

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Digital Lounge  

You don’t have to worry about missing any important e-mails. Find a comfy seat and get the same Wi-Fi experience that you will get at home or in the office.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Executive Coaching (By Appointment Only)
Another day of personalized advice and encouragement from our executive coaches.
Sharpen your winning edge and fine-tune your long game strategy in collaboration
with top execs who know the score. Remember, these sessions are by appointment
only and spots are limited, so sign up for your chance to win a free session today!
Executive Leadership Workshops
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. How to Close the Deal: The Art of Execution
A great idea and a quarter won’t even get you phone call these days.  Success is in the             execution.  From conception to the planning and team building to polishing off that final, closing touch, you want to be known as the person who gets the job done right.  Our panel of closers will share their secrets for getting ideas off the page and into reality with high yield results—every time.
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Some Nerve! Pushing Past Fear to Uncover Your Next Move 

You’ve got your job well in hand – maybe too well! If your responsibilities no longer provide any challenges and the days have become rote, you know it’s time to stop treading water and take a risk. So what’s stopping you? Fear of failure? Comfort level with your routine? Time to break those chains and get “unstuck” – and we’re here to help. Specific strategies for shaking the doldrums and targeting your next opportunity from panelists who have successfully navigated through a range of jarring transitions.

Moderator:

Sonia Alleyne, Multimedia Editorial Director

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Your Digital Footprint: Understanding how to Manage your Online Reputation 

You work so hard to grow your brand and nurture a winning reputation in the real  world. But does your digital image match up? It’s time to “friend” yourself first and become more vigilant (and strategic) in managing your brand virtually. Come learn all you need to know.

Facilitator:

Stacey Ferguson, Event Producer of Blogalicious

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Negotiating Intensive: How to Get Everything You Want (and still be who you are)!
 

This workshop is for women who know what they deserve, but haven’t quite figured out how to get it. Learn the art — and science — of efficient, effective negotiation. We demonstrate how to make a passionate presentation while keeping your emotions in check; how to ensure that what you’re asking for is on par with what you can deliver; and how to anticipate and address potential barriers to the job – and money! – you desire.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Garden Party Luncheon
 

Wear your shades (and maybe a pretty hat) and join us for a lovely, ladylike luncheon. Groove to jazz music in an awe-inspiring outdoor setting where you’ll enjoy and great food and the buzz of friends and colleagues connecting. We’ve also assembled a lineup of vendors who’ll be showcasing art, jewelry, and other products  you won’t want to pass by. And to top things off, Macy’s will present its spectacular garden fashion show!

Power Networking and Lifestyle Sessions
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Beat the Clock! Mastering the Art of Time Management  

In a world of 24-hour accessibility, seven-day workweeks, unrelenting response times, and regular trips to multiple time-zones, the demands on our time and attention are crushing. Your success is on the line, and so is your sanity. It’s high time you learned to tackle it all into submission and give yourself the gift of time.

Facilitator:

Peggy Duncan, Founder, The digital Breakthroughs Institute

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Generation U! Your Best Health at Every Age 

It’s never too late — or too early — to stop taking your health for granted and start                  giving it the top billing it deserves. The most fundamental changes in your                awareness, diet, exercise, and attitude can have the most compelling long-term                       impact on your well-being and lifespan. Seize this chance to turn a positive page on your outlook — and outcomes — today!

Speakers:

Dr. Ro, Nutrition Coach & Television Personality

Moderator:

Eleanor Hinton-Hoytt, President & CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative

2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cosmetic Pavilion & Beauty Bar
Hosted by Macy’s
 

Discover a beautiful new you with Macy’s Glam Team. Stop by the pavilion where the Glam Team will have you looking your best with no stress.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. FedEx Shipping Center 

Offers shipping services for your convenience

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Comedy Night 

Hosted by State Farm

Time for the funny. After an invigorating day of hard-hitting sessions, cut loose with some of the most brilliant rising comic talents from the Ginger Candy Comedy! These hilarious stars-in-the-making are primed to keep you laughing out loud. You definitely don’t want to miss this.

8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Women of Power Concert & Dinner  

Join us for an evening of elegance and explosive, soulful entertainment. Fine dining, good friends, and thrilling performances by world-class recording artists. Women of Power know how to close the show!

SATURDAY, March 1, 2014

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Rise & Shine Activity: African Dancing with Live Drummers 

An exotic high energy class full of pulsating West African rhythms.  Experience the fusion and physicality of the African root steps that will free your body.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Power Walk

Hosted by State Farm
Join your peers for a brisk power walk on Boca’s beautiful trails. No half-steppers, please!
FedEx Shipping Center

Offers shipping services for your convenience.

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