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Modern Day Woman's Conference 2014

Young Women Philanthropists

Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

Modern Day Woman's Conference 2014

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Young Women Philanthropists, an auxiliary of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, is hosting The Modern Day Woman’s Conference in Memphis, TN. This event is designed to empower, engage and educate women age 25-45 by assisting them in their civic, community, business, and personal journeys. 

The event, scheduled for March 7-8, will consist of a Mixer from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 7th and a day-long conference from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following Saturday, March 8th at Garrett Auditorium (adjacent to the main Baptist Hospital) at 6027 Walnut Grove Road.  

The Modern Day Woman’s Conference, in its second year, celebrates the advancement and selfempowerment of young women, and seeks to enlighten them to utilize their incredible education, resources and strengths to have an even greater effect on the world. The conference will gather women from various professional sectors to hear presentations and panels on topics ranging from women’s health and wellness, to career development and leadership. This conference will encourage young adult women to take a moment to connect with other women and build on these new found relationships. Women can accomplish so much when they put aside their fastpaced roles in business or motherhood (or both) and make a decision to share, to listen, to learn and to celebrate what they all have to offer each other and the world.

Conference Day One – Friday, March 7, 2014
The kick-off event will be an interactive Networking Mixer at United Capital Wealth Advisors (999 S. Shady Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38120). Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you mix and mingle with our dynamic speakers and moderators.

Conference Day Two – Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Modern Day Woman’s Conference has the Who’s Who of Memphis’ Leading Women Professionals presenting workshops on Entrepreneurship, Networking, Personal Branding, Living Healthy and more! It’s a day of high energy and investing in yourself. The finale closes with a runway fashion show designed with the Image to impress and inspire the best of herself presented by Ann Taylor LOFT and K’Presha Boutique.   The conference offers the opportunity to take a bold step on and join a marathon of mixing and mingling, capturing sticky words of wisdom, the tingle of motivation and brush of boldness that will open new to extraordinary opportunities. All just for you! Why? Because it’s for women like you, Smart, Strong and Strategically creating your pathway to greatness. 


Agenda for Saturday, March 8, 2014

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Empowerment Breakfast [Plenary]

Empowerment Breakfast Keynote Panel

Mary Singer, CEO, CRG Sustainable Solutions

Marie Pizano, Founder/CEO, MVP3 Entertainment Group

Moderator: Tonya Meeks, Independent Writer and Consultant

10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Session 1 Concurrent (3 Tracks)

  • So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?
  • Schmooze It Up: Building Connections That Count
  • Brand U: Developing YOUR Brand

11:00 – 11:50 p.m. Session 2 Concurrent (3 Tracks)

  • Movers, Shakers & Dealmakers: The Art of Negotiation
  • Get Fit₂: Next Level Financial Fitness      
  • The Balancing Act: Organizing Your Life

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Power/Enrichment Luncheon [Plenary]

Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Latosha Dexter, Attorney, Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC

1:25 – 2:15 p.m. Session 3 Concurrent (3 Tracks)

  • Mentoring Matters
  • Philanthropy 101
  • Living Healthy: Mind, Body & Soul

2:25 – 3:15 p.m. Modern Day Woman’s Fashion Show [Plenary]
Memphis’ most dynamic community leaders will rip the runway in fashions sponsored by Ann Taylor LOFT and K’Presha Boutique

3:25 – 3:40 p.m. – Closing Remarks


2014 Conference Session Descriptions 


  • So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?
    Assets both tangible and intangible are mobilized by entrepreneurs in the process of building a business, organization or other initiative. Join us as we share with you the entrepreneurial resources available in the Mid-South to make your start-up a success! Ask the experts who work with small business start-ups to bring ideas to life and fuel young businesses and their creators in our community!

    Hillary Quirk, Community Manager, StartCo

    Alandas Dobbins, Director, Memphis Office of Resources & Enterprise (MORE)
    Kim Heathcott, CEO, Clarion Security
    Moderator: Elizabeth Lemmonds, Founder, Forge Memphis

  • Schmooze It Up: Building Connections That Count
    We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” and very often, the connections we make can accelerate our growth. That’s why networking effectively is crucial! Join us as we share tips to enhance your networking skills whether you’re connecting online or face-to-face.

    Michelle Fifer, Owner, Morgan Cares Senior Care

    Angela Copeland, Founder, Copeland Coaching
    Cassandra Webster, Executive Director, Memphis Challenge
    Moderator: Terri Gordon, Recruiter, International Paper

  • Brand U: Developing YOUR Brand
    Being the best version of you can help you stand out among your peers and is often key to advancing within the workplace. How do you ensure the message that your various roles convey? All of us are unique and a brand of our own. Learn the secrets to branding yourself professionally and personally and the tricks of the trade to designing and implementing the YOU that you desire the world to know.

    Andria Lewis, Owner Andria Lewis Events

    Angela Bryant Sykes, Business App Advisor, FedEx
    Becky Jones West, President, West Rogers

    Moderator: Erika Cain, Owner, Erika Cain & Co.


  • Movers, Shakers, & Dealmakers: The Art of Negotiation
    Negotiation is a key part of our success both personally and professionally. We negotiate with our co-workers, our children, our spouses and even ourselves. What’s the best way to approach salary negotiations? How do you ask for a raise? Learn proven techniques to strengthen your skills as a negotiator and the art to achieving the outcome you’re looking for!

    Andrea Bienstock, Corporate Counsel, Belz Enterprises

    Ebony Dawkins, Attorney, The Dawkins Law Firm
    Moderator: Tammy Young, Human Resources Manager, Caesars Entertainment

  • Get Fit₂: Next Level Financial Fitness
    Few people, especially women, really feel good about their financial decisions. In fact, only about 10% of female breadwinners feel knowledgeable about finances according to a recent Prudential survey. This session will discuss strategies to improve your financial decision-making skills and can make your money worker smarter to prevent you from working harder.

Kathy Fish, President, Fish and Associates
Gina Myers, Senior Wealth Advisor, United Capital Private Wealth Consulting
Moderator: Bettye Boone, National Coalition of 100 Black Women

  • The Balancing Act: Organizing Your Life
    Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of “stuff” cluttering your life? Maybe it’s hundreds of unread emails, a messy desk at the office, an overflowing laundry basket, or the infamous “junk” drawer. Maybe it’s all of the above! Learn how to get organized and stay organized so that you can be more productive and a happier you!

    Anne Hotze, Senior Executive Assistant, First Horizon National Corporation

    Debbie Hylander, CPA, Hylander CPA Firm
    Gladys Sawyer, President, HGF Incorporated
    Moderator: Tai Stanback, Community Outreach Specialist, Congressman Steve Cohen


  • Mentoring Matters
    Mentoring is an important part of growing both personally and professionally. We need mentors and we also need to be mentors. Learning how to identify a mentor that will compliment your strengths and provide guidance for your growth can sometimes be challenging, but it is important to find the right mentor for YOU. In this session, we will guide you to finding that perfect mentor and teach you how to be an exceptional mentor to those who seek your support.

    Melissa Wolowicz, Vice President of Development, BRIDGES
    Jana Cardona, Executive Director, Business Network International
    Lynnefer Perry, Principal, Lynnefer Perry Consulting
    Moderator: Leigh Chiles, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

  • Philanthropy 101
    “Charity is just writing checks and not being engaged. Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven’t been done before.” -Eli Broad

    We often think of philanthropists as those with lucrative careers who write big checks to well-established non-profit organizations, but the truth is philanthropy is much greater than that! Join us as we discuss philanthropy, its benefits and how to find the perfect way for you to get involved!

    Gretchen McLennon, Program Director, Hyde Family Foundations
    Sarah Petschonek, Ph.D, Founder, Volunteer Odessey
    Dominique Anderson, Owner, One Vida PR
    Moderator: Nicole Gates, Founder, Successful Single Moms Memphis

  • Living Healthy: Mind, Body & Soul
    Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to eat healthier, workout or relax more? Do you find that you’re often sacrificing these goals to meet other demands at work or within your family? As women, we frequently put other people and things in front of our own needs. Not anymore! Learn how to implement important health routines into your over-scheduled day! You can’t give 100% to others if you aren’t operating at 100% yourself!

    Dr. Marcia Bowden, Owner/Founder Bowden Internal Medicine

    Dr. Beverley Taylor, Owner, Bodyworks E.T.C.
    Moderator: Dr. Charlotte Kennedy, Psychologist

Modern Day Woman Fashion Show
Memphis’ most dynamic community leaders will rip the runway in fashions sponsored by Ann Taylor LOFT and K’Presha Boutique!


Have questions about Modern Day Woman's Conference 2014? Contact Young Women Philanthropists

When & Where

Garrett Auditorium (on the Baptist Memorial Hospital Campus)
6027 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38120

Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

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Young Women Philanthropists

Young Women Philanthropists is an auxiliary of the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis.

The Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit grant-making organization. Fostered by an initial gift from local philanthropist Mertie Buckman, WFGM was established in 1995 to encourage philanthropy and foster leadership among women and to support programs that enable women and children to reach their full potential.

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