Generation W Women's Leadership Conference
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SAVE THE DATE! GENERATION W Women's Leadership Conference, APRIL 4, 2014

Thanks to all of you for joining us on April 5, 2013 for our Leadership Conference, Making a Difference Now. It was a great experience having our local friends and women from across the country take part and contribute their experiences and expertise on a wide range of resonant topics. Please VIEW OUR PHOTO GALLERY to see our photos from the 2013 conference.

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7:00 a.m. Doors Open, Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:10 a.m. Welcome
Keynote Address: Transformational Leadership
Speakers: Carolyn Buck Luce & Rob Evans
9:10 a.m. Can Women Have it All
Moderator: Donna Deegan
Speakers: Gerri Elliott, Shelly Diamond, Tina Lifford, Michela O’Connor Abrams
10.00 a.m. Break/Networking
10:20 a.m. For Love or Money, Why Not Both
Moderator: Jemele Hill
Speakers: Christine Driessen, Molly Solomon, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Dan Hicken
11:00 a.m. A Conversation with the Governor
Karen Bowling Interviews Florida Governor Rick Scott
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Breakout Sessions
Discovery Through Entrepreneurship
Moderator: Sandy Bartow
Speakers: Sarah Beatty, Maryam Ghyabi, L J Holloway
Reinventing Yourself
Speaker: Lisa Shalett
Unleashing the Power of Connection
Speaker: Celeste Blackman
Lady Love Food
Chef: Blakely Stein
The Learning Curve on Education
Moderator: Lisa Gersh
Speakers: Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Dr. Wendy Libby, Pam Paul
Here is to a Better You
Speakers: Genie James and Hollis Wilder
Be Your Own Advocate
Speakers: Levo League’s Leslie Zaikis
1:00 p.m. Break/Networking
1:30 p.m. Sweet Treat
Speaker: Hollis Wilder
1:40 p.m. My Take
Speaker: Pat Geraghty
1:55 p.m. What’s Hot What’s Not
Moderator: Dr. Nancy Snyderman
Speakers: Lisa Gersh, Christina Norman, Pat Geraghty
2.40 p.m. Keynote Address
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Snyderman
3:20 p.m. Generation Wow
Moderators: Cathy Turner & Jamie Olken
4:10 p.m. Difference Makers
Moderator: Melissa Ross
Speakers: Suzan Bymel, Michele Ganeless, Susan Chambers, Angela Corey
4:50 p.m. Big Wrap-up
5:00 p.m. Social Network Reception
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Blakely Stein

Founder, Lady Love Food

Blakely Stein, a passionate foodie, yogini, surfer, dancer and professionally trained chef offers to change the way you view food, cooking and your health. Blakely’s food journey evolved from culinary school and working the line in the Big Apple to owning her own catering business for the the past four years. The past year she…

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Tina Lifford
Tina Lifford

CEO of Waking Up Fabulous

Tina Lifford is a true renaissance woman who has mastered the art of making time for her “Self” while managing a multi-faceted career and personal life. As CEO and creative director of Waking Up Fabulous, Tina helms a women’s movement focused on Inner Fitness, has a powerful coaching practice, and manages the demands of a…

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Dr. Nancy Snyderman
Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Chief Medical Editor, NBC News

Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined NBC News as the Chief Medical Editor in September 2006. Her reports regularly appear on “TODAY,” “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” “Dateline NBC,” MSNBC, and She has covered a wide-range of topics affecting society and has traveled extensively, reporting from many of the world’s…

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