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2nd Annual Women's Empowerment Summit & Luncheon

Alycia Kaback

Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

2nd Annual Women's Empowerment Summit & Luncheon

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Early Bird Special Pass (After 6/11 tickets will increase to $85) Ended $75.00 $5.12
2nd Annual Women's Empowerment Summit Tickets include catered lunch, wine & desserts, plus a gift bag (last year's was valued at over $500!) Ended $85.00 $5.67
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LAST CHANCE: NYC Women's Empowerment Summit Passes Ended $125.00 $7.87
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The 2nd Annual NYC Women's Empowerment Networking Summit June 23rd 2012 in New York City at Downtown Community Television Center : 87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013 10:00am till 4:00pm (Doors open at 9:30am).

The NYC Women's Empowerment Summit is a one-day NETWORKING conference designed for all women, young and old, to meet and share best practices, stories of success, and experiences both personal and professional. The goal of the summit is to CREATE NEW BRIDGES and a wider awareness of political, social and economic causes, in order to help other women reach their full potential in life. Our panel of speakers includes a variety of SUCCESSFUL WOMEN FROM ALL GENRES OF BUSINESS, workforces and life. The following panel of speakers will be honored for their work in their respective fields.

This year we will be partnering with Room21 learning systems to help finalize the development of the first social network platform exclusively for women, offering a variety of tools from office advice and crowd source funding to networking with other women around the world to further business ventures, personnel projects and ideas.

All tickets include access to the event and include catered lunch and also wine and desserts. In addition, each ticket holder will receive a GIFT BAG containing various goodies from our sponsors. Last year's gift bag was VALUED AT OVER $500.00 dollars in goodies and services! All proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Summit Speakers *

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Valerie Smaldone

Valerie Smaldone is a 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner and is well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on air position in the New York radio market. She has hosted, produced and created several nationally syndicated programs featuring in-depth interviews with top recording artists such as Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, and Mariah Carey, among others. She has just launched a new talk show, "Valerie's New York," the first originally produced Internet radio show for WOR's Internet station, www.wor710.com, and can be heard weekdays from 6-7 PM hosting and producing a lifestyle, theater, food, New York oriented radio program.

A well known voice-over artist, she has recorded commercials for clients like Victoria's Secret, Publix Supermarkets, and Minute Maid and television promos for NBC Dateline, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, The CBS Morning Show, Lifetime, Cinemax, Oxygen and many others. Valerie was the announcer for The Boomer Esiason Show on MSG for 4 seasons.

She has been the "Voice of God" for many prestigious live events including: The Kennedy Center, The Clinton Global Initiative, The New York Emmy Awards, The Tony Preview Concert on CBS, Broadway on Broadway in Times Square, Broadway Under the Stars in Central Park, The GLAAD Media Awards, The Point Foundation, and many more.

Most recently, she has been seen on television as a reporter on NBC for the Columbus Day Parade, and in the past as a host for PBS.

As an actress, Valerie is currently starring in "The Guido Monologues." Other notable roles include Kara Angelo, a character she created in the play she co-wrote, entitled "Spit it Out!" She has performed in several acclaimed Off-Broadway plays: "Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell" at the Minetta Lane Theatre, "Naked in a Fishbowl" at the Soho Playhouse, "Broadway's Next Hit Musical" at The Triad, and "Girl Talk:The Musical" at the Midtown Theatre, has participated in several readings featuring celebrities like Mario Cantone, Ralph Macchio and Ally Sheedy, and was an onstage celebrity guest in the Broadway hit, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

Valerie is an adjunct instructor at the School of Visual Arts where she teaches courses in media and voice over acting, and is also a private talent coach. She is a sought after speaker, professional host and emcee.

She is currently developing several projects for multi media platforms and live events, and is writing a book about her transition from traditional to new media.

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Rita Cosby

Rita Cosby is a renowned Emmy-winning TV host and veteran correspondent who anchored highly rated prime-time shows on FOX News Channel and NBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition, and throughout her illustrious career, has conducted exclusive interviews with more than twenty world leaders and many other major news-makers. She is a three-time Emmy winner and her honors include the Matrix Award and Jack Anderson Award. She was also selected by Cosmopolitan Magazine as a "Fun and Fearless Female." A recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Lech Walesa Freedom Award, she hosts the National Memorial Day Parade broadcast to all US military installations around the world.

Significant proceeds from Quiet Hero go to the USO's Operation Enduring Care program. Having served as a keynote speaker alongside many military leaders such as Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Rita is working tirelessly to give voice and raise awareness on the critical issue of Post-Traumatic Stress and the debilitating long term effects confronting our troops and thereby impacting all our citizenry. She has become the national spokesperson for ICAMI's (International Committee Against Mental Illness) stress disorders program and the United Stress Disorders Association, which focus on helping those with PTSD. Quiet Hero has also become required reading in psychology and social work courses focused on trauma and recovery in several U.S. universities, including NYC and Fordham.

Because of her "extraordinary journalism and exemplary service on behalf of her community," October 11th, 2010 was officially named "Rita Cosby Day" in the State of New York. Her first book Blonde Ambition, was a New York Times bestseller. Her second book, Quiet Hero is enjoying tremendous success already hitting several bestseller lists, which include: The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today.

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Pat Addiss

Pat Addiss is one of the most prominent female producers in Theatre-- in fact, she is responsible for the number one, longest running musical ever-- The Fantasticks, which has played in theatres world-wide. Before becoming so heavily involved in theatre, Addiss ran her own promotions company for 30 years called Pat Addiss Enterprises. Addiss is currently working on the continued performances of The Fantasticks Off Broadway at the Snapple Theatre. Addiss has produced other notable Broadway musicals such as Promises Promises, Little Women, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, Bridge & Tunnel, Spring Awakening, 39 Steps, Passing Strange. Her notable off Broadway projects inclued: Shout, War Brides NYMF2007, Housewives of Manheim, and A Christmas Story The Musical opening in Hershey , Pa on Nov 8th and then moving to Detroit, Raleigh, Tampa, and then spending the last 3 weeks of December 2011 in Chicago. Addiss is also responsible for running TEA@3 at the Algonquin Roundtable, The reading series at the National Arts Club of New Plays and Musicals and is member of The Broadway League and The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW).

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Isisara Bey

ISISARA BEY is Vice President of Programs & Education for Count Me In For Women's Economic Independence, and"journey agent" for its signature Make Mine a Million $ Business competitions, 1-Day Business Intensives and conference workshops, domestically and internationally. She designed and leads the Count Me In Leadership Institute and supervises other CMI educational program initiatives including its webinar series and regional MeetUps for women entrepreneurs. Prior to joining CMI in September 2007, she was Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Sony Music Entertainment, directing the company's corporate philanthropy, strategic non-profit, government and community relations and popular employee enhancement activities. As part of the Sony Music's government affairs team, she served on the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation board, helped form the Congressional Tri-Caucus, a consortium of the Congressional Black, Hispanic and Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus members and produced the first two Congressional Tri-Caucus retreats. In the arts, she fostered successful public/private partnerships between Sony Music and the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and National Book Foundation and served on their boards. Internally, she initiated and directed Affinity Groups for the company's African-American, Asian and Latino employees, and was a founding member of the Sony Music Diversity Council. She also produced the long-running Sony Music Symposium & Cultural Events series. She has a distinctive track record combining a uniquely innovative philanthropic vision, excellent presentation skills with best in class execution on a range of sophisticated projects and special events. Isisara has a Bachelor's in Theater and a Master's in Media. She is also a certified workshop facilitator with the Empowerment Institute which specializes in the methodology of empowerment and transformative leadership. Isisara resides in Harlem, New York with her teenage daughter, Makara.

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Danielle DiFerdinando

Danielle DiFerdinando of Danielle Nicole Handbags always loved design and she experimented sketching and making handbags while still a high school student in the Baltimore area. After moving to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, Danielle landed an internship at Bergdorf Goodman. While there, the cosmetic buyer asked Danielle to design a line of cosmetic bags. The success of the line was instantaneous and she was subsequently asked to design a complete collection for the prominent department store. Orders from other department and specialty stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lane Crawford, Holt Renfrew, and Nordstrom soon followed. Since the launch of her company in 2006, Danielle Nicole has seen a tremendous amount of success. This past fall, Danielle was chosen to produce 5,500 bags for Oprah’s highly anticipated “O You” event, where her famous “Sydney Shopper” tote was used as the official gift bag. Danielle Nicole handbags have been seen in publications such as Elle, People, Lucky, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, and have been featured on NBC’s “Today” show. Danielle appeared on “The Real Housewives of DC” during a fashion show at Saks Fifth avenue that featured Danielle Nicole handbags on each model on the runway. She has also given on-camera interviews with news Channel 8, “Let’s Talk Live” in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, and WJZ Channel 13 in Baltimore, MD. Recently, she was invited to speak at the Wharton School of Business on the topic of young entrepreneurship. Danielle Nicole Handbags can be found online at www.danielle-nicole.com, as well as in retail locations around the world including Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Harvey Nichols, Saks in Mexico City and Coin in Italy.

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Laura Fredricks

Laura is not only the bestselling author of THE ASK, but she has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for worthy causes and organizations. She travels throughout the world speaking and helping people get what they want. Laura Fredricks is a fundraising consultant, speaker, and bestselling author. She runs a boutique consulting company that provides training and coaching to help non-profit organizations and businesses effectively raise money. As Vice President for Philanthropy at Pace University, she spearheaded their centennial $100 million capital campaign, raising over $92 million in six years, and oversaw all aspects of fundraising and alumni relations for a staff of forty on five campuses. She also served as Associate Vice President for Development at Temple University where she began fundraising toward a $300 million capital campaign. Additionally, she has managed and coordinated major planned giving programs; corporate and foundation funding; and alumni relations for fifteen schools and colleges, two hospitals, and the athletic program. She is the author of THE ASK: How to Ask For Support For Your Non-Profit Cause, Creative Project, Or Business Venture and DEVELOPING MAJOR GIFTS: Turning Small Donors into Big Contributors.

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Keri Gans

Keri Gans is a Registered Dietitian, Spokesperson and Media Personality with a private practice in New York City. She is the author of The Small Change Diet (Gallery, March 2011), a Past-Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Past-President of The New York State Dietetic Association.

Keri spends the majority of her time conducting individual nutrition counseling, public speaking, writing and consulting. She is frequently quoted in local and national publications, such as Glamour, Fitness, Shape, Self, Women's Health, Health and has made several television appearances including, EXTRA, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC News, WPIX11 Morning Show, Primetime, Good Morning America and The Mike and Juliet Show. Keri is a regular guest on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's Dr. Radio program and has conducted numerous other radio interviews across the country.

For five years, Keri was the host of a weekly nutrition/lifestyle show called "Diet Diva" on Manhattan Public Access TV. She is also the proud winner of the New York State Dietetic Association's 2010 Media Excellence Award and 2006 Emerging Dietetic Leader Award. Keri lives with her husband Bart and four-legged son, Henry, in NYC and East Hampton and is an avid yoga practitioner.


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Kristine Gasbarre

Kristine Gasbarre is the author of the memoir How to Love an American Man: A True Story (HarperCollins, 2011).

The book has received interest from Hollywood producers and will be released in Europe in winter 2012. Krissy is also a contributor to women's lifestyle publications on topics of relationships and psychology. She began her career in the publisher's office at Simon & Schuster Publishing before moving to Italy to spend a year researching her family's roots and focusing on her writing. She holds a B.S. in psychology from John Carroll University in Cleveland and a M.A. in cultural media studies from Fordham University in New York. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Network and Sirius/XM's Oprah Radio, Inside Edition, Good Day New York, WPIX 11 News and The Rachael Ray Show. Her work has been featured in or on such outlets as the Today Show's website, Huffington Post, iVillage.com, Relish Magazine and a special issue of Better Homes & Gardens.

In October, Krissy will host a conference in New York with psychologist Ken Page to give young women tools to identify their unique gifts and to seek an intimate partner who honors and complements those gifts. She's currently working again with HarperCollins as co-author of a female politician's moving autobiography. Krissy is also at work on her second book, a novel. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and welcomes you atwww.kristinegasbarre.com.

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Donna Henes

Donna has become known as the"Midlife Midwife™", helping women transition into their mature power and fulfill their best potential at this stage of their lives. As the influential"60s generation" reaches their 60s, they are poised to welcome a new era of freedom, profound thought, innovation, and bravery which will have far-reaching effects in the world. This generation is coming into their power at a critical time for the planet. They are change we have been waiting for! Personal, anecdotal, funny, and wise, THE QUEEN OF MY SELF has received praise from Dr. Christiane Northrup, Jane Fonda, Olympia Dukakis, Victoria Moran, Jennifer Louden, and Susun Weed, among others. And the response from women across the country has been overwhelming. The book is now in its second printing. Queen Donna publishes an acclaimed quarterly journal, The Queen's Chronicles, that offers continuing inspiration for women who want to live an engaged and empowered maturity, or as Queen Donna puts it: "Live with Meaning, Moxie & Majesty in Midlife and Beyond." Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, USA Today, Martha Stewart Living, The Huffington Post, UPI, The Daily Beast, NPR, Crain's New York Business, Variety, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Japanese Vogue, more than 200 radio programs, and national television in the US, Europe and Japan. A recognized ritual expert, she serves as a consultant for motion pictures. Donna writes a daily column about the Midlife Queen for Beliefnet. She also writes for The Huffington Post and UPI Religion & Spirituality Forum. The author of The Moon Watcher's Companion, Dressing Our Wounds in Warm Clothes, and Celestially Auspicious Occasions, she maintains a full schedule of workshops, lectures, readings, and retreats, as well as an e-mail newsletter, The Queen's Chronicles, and has been"Visionary in Residence" at the Omega Institute. You can find out more about Donna Henes at her websites, www.donnahenes.net and www.thequeenofmyself.com. Please contact me if you would like to schedule an interview. If so, I would be glad to send you a complimentary review copy of THE QUEEN OF MY SELF.

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Elle Kaplan

As the Founding Partner and CEO of Lexion Capital Management, Elle focuses exclusively on providing customized investment solutions. Elle provides a broad range of wealth and risk management advice to individuals, foundations, trusts, and endowments. Her analytical and thoughtful approach is the product of more than a decade of experience in investment banking, institutional trading and private wealth management. Elle believes that it is important and therefore empowering for every individual, regardless of background, to have the skills necessary to control their own financial future. With this goal in mind, Elle works closely with her clients' tax and legal advisers on a wide variety of financial matters, including tax and estate planning matters. She also oversees and serves as the liaison, supporting client needs through the broad array of resources available at Lexion Capital Management. Her investment advice has been sought out by almost every major financial publication. CNBC, Reuters Money, CNN, and many others have featured her advice on financial matters ranging from Social Security benefits claims to the municipal bond market. Elle's journey from corporate banker to independent asset manager is a compelling one: Yahoo! Finance, The Glass Hammer, M.O., The Family Wealth Report and others have written profiles on her work and experience. Elle holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Columbia University. She is an active patron of various artistic groups and wildlife causes. Elle is a regular guest speaker at conferences and lectures in the New York tri-state area. Elle also spends a considerable amount of time as a volunteer, teaching high school and college students about something she is already passionate about- the financial markets. To learn more about Elle visit her website at www.ElleKaplan.com or follow her on twitter @ElleKaplan.

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Chelsea Krost

For the enterprising 20-year-old Chelsea Krost, the word entitlement" doesn't exist; it never did. From the time she was a child involved in numerous charitable endeavors and throughout her teen years when she traded vacations for life altering philanthropic missions across the globe, Chelsea has been driven by her passion to make a difference in the world. "Charity is my drug of choice," she proclaims.

Chelsea has become a sought after resource and voice for the teenage/young person's generation, bringing her fresh perspectives and off the cuff familiar style to television with guest appearances and news segments that include, Fox's Good Day New York and Street Talk, CNN Headline News, NBC's The Today Show, News 12 New Jersey, and Fox 5 News San Diego that covered a plethora of topics of peer pressure to Father's Day technology gifts to Lindsay Lohan and the MTV remake show "Skins." Seventeen Magazine named Chelsea a "Mini Mogul, who gave teens a voice by creating her own radio show."

Chelsea Krost recently released her first book, "NINETEEN: A Reflection of My Teenage Experience in an Extraordinary Life. What I Have Learned and What I Have To Share." Chelsea describes the book as a combination "memoir/self-help/humor/insider's guide for teens and young women" which she hopes will inspire the reader to know that with persistence, hard work and belief in yourself anyone can accomplish great things! Later this year, Chelsea will start off her national book tour for "NINETEEN beginning in California, along with the launch of her new unique lip product "with a refreshing twist."

2011 will also mark the re-launch of her radio show that at just sixteen years old, Chelsea conceptualized and created, born out of the desire to provide a safe and non-judgmental platform for teens like herself to share their feelings on topics relevant to their lives, as well as global concerns. In March 2008, just after her seventeenth birthday, Chelsea became the youngest AM radio host when her show, Teen Talk Live with Chelsea Krost debuted on WBZT 1230 AM, establishing the tagline, "Our voice. Our opinions. Our time to talk." Chelsea researches all show topics and invites a rotating panel of young adults who discuss their questions and views, along with guest celebrities and experts who offer their perspectives, expertise and answers for the thousands of listeners who access her show every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. onwww.teentalklive.net.

In January 2009, Chelsea acted as exclusive teen journalist for the non-profit group People to People, traveling to Washington, DC to cover the inauguration of President Obama. Chelsea also reported live from the CNN building with Suzanne Boyd, anchor/reporter for the local Florida CBS and Fox affiliates that air in Chelsea's hometown of Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Florida. Chelsea has also appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly, and was a guest on Good Day New York and News 12 New Jersey.

In the summer of 2009, together with her family, Chelsea coordinated a Teen Talk Live "mission to Africa," a philanthropic trip to Nairobi to hand-deliver hundreds of feminine hygiene products to the HEART Freedom for Girls Program and the Nyumbani Children's Home. As the exclusive teen correspondent for her local Florida CBS and Fox affiliates, Chelsea documented her compelling mission in a special four-part TV series, which aired in June 2009 on her local Florida CBS/Fox TV stations.

Following the Africa trip, Chelsea was tapped by Kotex to be their 'Millennial Spokesperson,' making media appearances including guest spots on The Tyra Banks Show and Teen Kids News. Chelsea was asked to offer her insights into the advertising and marketing campaigns for Kotex's new U by Kotex products for teens, and contributed a monthly blog entry for the company's website. At the end of 2010, Chelsea went out for anther philanthropic trip to schools in Peru to deliver supplies and books to the many children.

Chelsea also just completed a five day mission to Joplin, Missouri for CBS and Fox News affiliates to document the progress made since the devastating deadly tornadoes in May. Armed with a film crew and a compassionate heart, Chelsea chronicled the aftermath of the tornadoes, interviewing the people who lived to tell of their harrowing experiences, visiting the hospitals and schools to bring needed supplies and welcome toys and gifts, and shedding light on the rebuilding process.

Chelsea is active with a number of charities, including SOS Children's Villages, The Pajama Program, The Unicorn Foundation, Africa Heart, and Dream Sponsors, Inc., an organization through which they met and sponsor a nine year-old orphan boy, Bryan in hopes of giving him a chance at an education and a healthy and successful future. "We live in such a narcissistic society; so, if I had just one message to share with other young adults it would be to 'go outside your comfort zone' and help others. Nothing feels as good as knowing you've made a difference in someone else's life."

Chelsea is currently working on a television pilot, "Positively Ernie" featuring Ernie Anastos, the Emmy Award-winning New York City Fox News anchor.

Chelsea resides in New York City and attends Marymount College, where she juggles the role as a Broadcast Journalism major and bi-coastal television personality.

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Margaret Luce

Margaret Luce's first dabbled in front of the camera at the mere age of 15 when she was hired to model for a local clothing store. In two years time Margaret was walking the catwalk for Valentino, Versace and D&G. Nowadays, she splits her time between being in front of the camera/on stage to writing and producing creative endeavors. Her most recent endeavor behind the camera is undertaking a creative and operational role in Backstage magazine. In regards to being in front of the camera she just completed a documentary showing the history and insiders look into Coca Cola brand. Margaret received overwhelmingly positive reviews for her role in Barrie Ingham's feature film "Turkles" which was designated as a "Florida Gem" by the Treasure Coast International Film Festival and also won for "Best Feature Film" at the Downtown Boca Film Festival. Margaret recently teamed up with Barrie Ingham for the theater production, "Color the Sky", co-starring Blythe Danner. Besides her professional focuses, Margaret is dedicated to improving the lives of others through volunteering at her favorite charities. She is a proud, long time Advisory Board member of CARP Inc, (Comprehensive Alcohol Rehabilitation Center), genuinely believing everybody deserves a second chance in life. Despite her glamorous lifestyle, her philanthropic undertakings help her stay grounded and compassionate. The world's a stage for Margaret Luce.

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Gayle Naftaly

Gayle Naftaly founded access.office in 1998 and has provided marketing, public relations and premier alliance connections (identifying groups, individuals and opportunities to form powerful alliances that positively affect her clients' businesses) ever since. By partnering with gifted and talented professionals, the business expanded in many directions. Currently Gayle is the Director of Communications for the Independent Business Women's Circle, the Marketing Coordinator of Expos Your Business NY Multicultural Business Expo and the Asian American Cultural Festival, sits on the advisory business counsel of the Long Island Business Institute, is a member of Powerful You! Women's Network, and the Queens Chamber of Commerce. MOXIE MOMENT: Mentoring her two daughters and their friends in business and in life! And, as the Queen of Connecting, giving back to the community is a personal commitment. She offers her expertise and services to the local high school (The Queens High School of Teaching) where they have a Habitat for Humanity chapter. Gayle and her team have helped them get media attention, including TV and print, as well as helped them gain funds, raffle prizes and a full service event production company to run their fundraising event each year. HIDDEN TALENTS & OTHER FLAIR: Forming meaningful connections with those that have a natural affinity- those people with the"IT" factor. She's a natural connector of people and opportunities. MOXIE SPOT: In a NYC restaurant running a meeting, or at my best friend's home in Hollywood Florida, sharing time with my favorite woman on earth.

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Dr. Robyn Odegaard

Dr. Robyn Odegaard (aka Doc Robyn) is a nationally known speaker/consultant who is passionate about meeting people where they are and helping them advance to where they want to be by showing them how to use language powerfully. She holds a doctorate in psychology and is the CEO of the speaking/consulting company Champion Performance Development (www.ChampPerformance.com) where she combines executive coaching, organizational development and sport psychology to show her clients how they can achieve success in the business and in their personal lives. She has shown that the leadership, teamwork, effective communication, productive conflict and professional disagreement skills that facilitate success for her business clients are also beneficial to students, coaches, parents, teachers and administrators. Doc Robyn founded the Stop The Drama! Campaign (www.StopTheDramaNow.com) to help high school and college students understand why gossip, backstabbing, bickering and catty behavior are so common and what they can do to make it stop. She authored the book Stop The Drama! The Ultimate Guide to Female Teams to pursue her dream of benefiting as many people as she can touch. She is avid in supporting driven, high performers who are making a difference in the world and believes everyone should have the opportunity to achieve great things from their potential. She lives by the motto, "Worst case, I want to be a neutral to everyone I meet. My goal is to make a positive difference."

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Hattie Retroage

Hattie Retroage is a living example that beauty, sexuality and spirituality are enhanced with age. A fit and fabulous Senior, she is a successful Holistic Life Coach specializing in Anti-Aging, Women's Empowerment and Sexuality. Former dancer and beauty queen, at 73, she was featured in a Dolce & Gabbana ad for VOGUE, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, and W in a gold bathing suit. In 2012, GOTHAM Magazine chose Hattie as one of the most beautiful older women in New York. Her books, "RetroAge: 4 Steps To A Younger YOU!"; "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger"; and her memoir, "Sex and the Single Senior: A Cougar's Search for Love" along with appearances on CBS News; Joy Behar; Inside Edition; NY1; Fox Magazine; Howard Stern, The Learning/Discovery Channel's series, "Strange Sex: Cougars and Cubs" and Oprah's NOW Network have established Hattie as a positive force to counter the negative stereotypes of aging that bombard us daily.

As Hattie says:"The opposite of old isn't young... it's NEW!"


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Amanda Steinberg

Amanda Steinberg started DailyWorth.com as a way to give women key insights into building net worth. DailyWorth stands out as the go-to source about personal finance for smart, ambitious women. Since its inception in January 2009, DailyWorth has garnered more than 250,000 subscribers and a stream of media appearances including the New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, and a recent 2-page spread in Cosmopolitan magazine. Prior to DailyWorth, Steinberg owned and operated multiple Website development consultancies. A graduate of Columbia University, Steinberg also contributes to ForbesWoman.com.

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When & Where

Downtown Community Television Center
87 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10013

Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Alycia Kaback

Alycia Kaback is CEO of The It Factor Productions, a Tony Award-winning production company, which produces for television, film and Broadway.


Kaback also runs Colby KMM, a talent management company out of Philadelphia and New York, which represents a broad range of talent from up-and-coming actors to established, Oscar-winning celebrities. She also founded the VIP Talent Connect Entertainment Networking Summits, as well as the NYC Women’s Empowerment Summits.


Kaback is known as a media personality and journalist, having had a highly acclaimed radio show The IT Factor, famous for gracing stations such as CBS Radio in New York and WNJC 1360 Philadelphia. On her ever-evolving circuit, Kaback has interviewed the likes of prominent figures such as Ivanka Trump, Jeffery Hayzlett (former CMO of Kodak), fashion icon Richie Rich, Tony Bongiovi, Stan Lee (Founder of Marvel), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Oscar-winning director Karen Goodman, Ron Roecker (VP Commissioner of the Grammys), Oscar winner Dev Patel, actor Gary Busey, Lance Bass (former member of 'N Sync), Adrian Grenier (HBO’s Entourage), legendary radio host Joe Franklin, Vivica A. Fox, and many others.


Additionally, Kaback has been a featured guest on various shows around the country including, CBS Radio Los Angeles, Teen Talk Live with Chelsea Krost, Valerie’s New York on WOR Radio with five-time Billboard winner Valerie Smaldone, Powerful Interviews with Arthur Robinson Jr., CBS Radio New York, Fox Strategy Room, and The New Yorkers Cable Show.


Currently, Kaback is executive producer of the in-production pro wrestling documentary Behind the Ropes, is developing an anti-bullying campign, and is writing two books.


Even with all of this credit to her resume, Alycia constantly remains on the search for ways to make the world more connected through information, images and people. And as a producer, she relishes the privilege to be able to bring all of these facets together through what she puts out into the world.

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