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WXW Forum13: Now we're talking.


Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

WXW Forum13: Now we're talking.

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Event Details

WXW Forum14
Now we're talking.

WXW's dynamic, all-day forum for women business leaders is back! Join area businesswomen for an exciting day of workshops, panel discussions and exchange sessions.

General Agenda

8:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30am Welcome
8:40am–9:20am Interactive Exchange Session

9:25am-10:35am Workshop Sessions I

10:35am–10:45am Break

10:45am-11:55am Workship Sessions II

Noon1:00pm Lunch 
1:00pm2:00pm Panel Discussion

2pm-2:15pm Break
2:15pm–3:25pm Workship Sessions III

3:30pm-4:00 Interactive Exchange Session II and Door Prize Raffle 

4:00pm–5:00pm Networking Reception and Prize Raffle 

A continental breakfast and delicious lunch is included. Please join us at the end of the day to catch up with the people you've met and share what you've learned during our networking reception!

Interactive Workshops
Choose from these dynamic workshops to customize your agenda:

Discover Your Best Financial Future

Jackie Jenkins

Vice President, Bank of Ann Arbor 

Be bold and spend some time with Jackie Jenkins, Vice President of Bank of Ann Arbor discover the steps needed to plan for your best financial future.  Let her passion for empowering women flood you with the ideas needed to take charge of your money.  You will identify the first step in determining your own personal needs, determine the savings and investment tools that are available and work for you, and begin the planning process to achieve a bright and secure financial future.

Steps to Take Now to Take Charge of Your Financial Future

1. Understand your finances and take charge of your retirement, check on your Social Security benefit

2. Take the first step to learn how much you will need to have a comfortable retirement

3. Take advantage of retirement benefits available at your workplace

4. Take the time to sound your own alarm – educating yourself will help you to choose savings and investment tools wisely 

For a number of reasons, women are often at a greater risk than men when it comes to achieving a secure retirement.  Let’s talk about this and discuss next steps to promote a better outcome.   


Using Energy Awareness to Get More of What You Want
Laura Shope
Founder and Creative Director, Bluefire Institute

Heidi Weise
Founder, Clearly Aligned

We’ve all heard that our thoughts create our reality and that “everything is energy,” but do we really know how to make that work for us?  This workshop is for you if these concepts appeal to you, but you find yourself wondering:  Could that ever seem real to me in my own life?  What would that even look like for me? How could I use ‘energy’ to grow my business, stop procrastinating, improve my relationships, or put that ‘spark’ back into my life? 

In this dynamic and interactive workshop, experience and develop awareness of your own personal energy, learn about the 3 fields of energy and where you have the most influence, and practice tools and techniques to activate or shift your energy to have it work for you instead of against you.

To get the most out of the workshop, we invite you to bring your thoughts about an area in your life or work where you currently feel stuck and would love to experience a transformation. You will walk away with new clarity regarding this area as well as tools you can actually use to impact your everyday life every day!

Think Like an Actor, Speak Like a Pro:  Creating Transformational Presence on the Speaking Platform
Eleni Kelakos
Chief Transformational Officer, The Eleni Group

Let’s face it: You can’t take your eyes off of a baby. That’s because they’re completely and comfortably present in their tiny little body, inhabiting the moment like it’s nobody’s business. They’ve got what I call Transformational Presence, which I define as “a person’s ability to deeply transform and affect others by being genuinely and passionately present.”

The greatest actors, leaders and speakers exude a Transformational Presence that leaves an indelible impression both on and off the stage.

You were born with Transformational Presence. It’s just grown dim over time, like the embers of a fire, waiting for you to stoke it into full flame.

Transformational Presence takes awareness. It takes discipline. It takes honoring Eleni’s Five Commandments of Great Acting, Great Speaking and Great Leadership: Know Thyself; Be Thyself; Prepare Thyself; Turn Thyself on and Commit Thyself. 

This content-rich, interactive presentation will give you the tools you need to (re)ignite and embrace your unique transformational presence— whether you’re addressing one person or one-thousand— so you can share your expertise and speak on behalf of HAP with greater confidence and impact. 

Discover the Five Voice Habits that Increase Business Success
Marlena Reigh

Voice Image Specialist, Radiant Communications, LLC

One, Two, Three, that’s how long it takes for someone to decide whether to listen to you, trust you, do business with you based primarily by the sound of your voice. Apply some very powerful voice techniques to gain confidence, credibility, and BE HEARD. Beware, this is a highly interactive workshop so be ready to experience yourself like never before.

Setting Up Your Company for Success - It Takes More than a Great Product or Service
Debra Christein

Partner, B2B CFO

Got a great idea, product, service? Think everyone will want it and you will make millions? Don’t deprive all your customers of something that could be terrific because of the financial side of the business. In this workshop you will discover the business systems and processes critical to ensuring your idea, produce, services thrives within your company. You will walk through the steps needed to create a sound business foundation. You will examine business models and systems to provide useful information and identify major drivers and critical metrics for the success of your business. And when your business takes flight, we will discuss strategies to manage the challenge of success and growth.  You are invited to bring financial information from your own company to make this a unique experience for your business.

Discover Your Journey to Real Health Through Love
Regan Parker

Expert in self-hate and a student of the journey back to self-love


Take the powerful journey toward self-care and self-love. Harness the power to reap the benefits of this journey physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Apply the techniques of movement to improve your health, increase your mobility and endurance, increase your confidence, and enhance your love for yourself and others. Join Regan to experience pure unadulterated joy. 

He Said/She Said...He Led/She Led: How the Differences Make a Difference...and How You Can Use Them to Maximize Your Success  
Cynthia Pepper

Principal, Pepper Consulting Group LLC

Discover the specific differences in behavior between women and men in the workplace, see what we do differently and why and identify ways to shift your self-defeating habits by applying highly effective tools to create power habits. This high-energy, interactive workshop draws from the women of the past to build successful women of the now and the future. 

This session is designed to focus specifically on differences in behavior between women and men in the workplace, and shed light on what we do differently, why we do them, and identify ways to shift, using tools that help change self-defeating habits into power habits.  This high-energy, interactive workshop draws from the women of the past to build successful women of the now and the future. 

Juggling Time: Discover How to Make the Most of Your Day
Jenn Cornell

, Joust Strength + Fitness, JCPR

Do you struggle with juggling work, family and life?  Apply a few simple techniques to make the most of each day and ultimately lead to more personal satisfaction and professional success. This workshop is more than just making to do lists and getting organized, you will develop skills to make time for you and all you want from life. Get the lowdown on best practices from the owner of two businesses who juggles work, two kids under three and still finds time to shoe shop between workouts.

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life: How to Make Your Habits Work FOR Your

Lori Nash Byron
CEO, Famous in Your Field

Our lives are ruled by habits. Studies show that more than 40% of the actions we take each day aren’t decisions – they’re habits that we perform without even thinking about them.

Whether you want to bust your sugar addiction, exercise more or stop procrastinating on those big projects at work, making big changes in your life is easier than you think. The secret is to recognize and reprogram your habits.

In this interactive workshop, you’ll discover how to:

  • Master the mindset issues that keep you stuck.
  • Harness the power of rituals (and why they blow goals away when it comes to achieving big dreams.)
  • The single tweak that will increase your likelihood of sticking with your new habit by 137%.
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When & Where

Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 48105

Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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