5 Ways to Prepare for the Women of Power Summit - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

As we countdown to the 13th Annual Women of Power Summit we want to make sure that you have all of the information you need as you travel to Orlando for four days of fun, empowerment, and sisterhood. We’re just four weeks away from the main event and this list will help you prepare for the Summit.

The Five Ways to Prepare for the 2018 Women of Power Summit:

1. Make sure that your hotel accommodations are squared away.

If you haven’t noticed, most of the hotels are sold out. But, there are alternative hotels listed on the Women of Power events website. You can click here to take a look at the list.

2. Connect with other women. 

If you haven’t joined the Women of Power Facebook Group, you are missing out! Over 400 women make up the community and they are waiting to e-meet you! On a daily basis, women are sharing uplifting messages, advice for first-time attendees, and networking with one another. In fact, Facebook Groups are a great way to build success. By joining the community prior to the Summit you can make solid connections with women so that you have a buddy when you arrive.

3. Download the Bizzabo App.

If you’ve attended Women of Power in the past, you might remember that we used the BE Events app. This year, we’ve switched over to Bizzabo to bring you the latest updates on the Summit. Some of the benefits of downloading the app are that you get to join the community in advance, which gives you the opportunity to connect with other attendees, see what event sponsors will be hosting, and see updates about the event in real-time. You can also view the agenda and speakers. Like with any app, you can opt-in to receive push notifications about the event straight to your phone before and during the event. Download the event app for Apple and Androids.

4. Pack for three days in the sun!

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Orlando is breathtaking—and so is the tropical climate in Florida! Make sure that you pack weather-appropriate business attire that you will be nice and comfortable in. Remember, there will be a Macy’s excursion for women who want to grab new fashion finds and mix and mingle with others while you shop!

5. Make sure you are ready to have the time of your life! Or, at least, a time to remember!

We have a star lineup of CEOs, career coaches, businesswomen, legends, and events planned just for you! Our experts will be discussing timely and relevant topics from the #MeToo movement, how to stay woke and employed, how to lead with power and influence and so much more. In addition to that, the breakout sessions are going to be fun and engaging!

Now that you’ve made it through this list, be sure to share it with a friend or colleague who’s attending the event. If you haven’t registered yet, you still have time. See you at the Summit!

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Lydia Blanco

Lydia T. Blanco is a proud Afro-Latinx digital-first multimedia journalist with a strong passion for truthful storytelling, photography and content strategy. Blanco is a 2016 graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and proud alumna of Bennett College for Women. At Columbia, her coursework included media management, tactical technology reporting, mobile video storytelling, digital content strategy, photojournalism and feature writing. She covered the ethnic beat of the Senegalese community in Harlem concentrating on business and religion. Her thesis is a 5,000-word A.P Style report exploring faith, justice and activism through a Harlem church. She received one of two honors awards in the Ethics of Journalism class with Dean Steve Coll. Blanco has experience in telling stories about social justice, health and wellness and technology with an emphasis in social impact. Her three years of experience in non-profit media have helped to shape her voracious storytelling as well as her digital and social media marketing skills.


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