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Own Your Voice Summit

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Greater Houston Partnership

701 Avenida De Las Americas #900

Houston, TX 77010

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Invest in your voice.

You are the one brand you can’t afford to ignore. You don't need to compete when you know who you are.

Are you an owner of a start-up ready to gain more exposure + sales for your organization?

Are you ready to learn how to catapult your Instagram influence into a sustainable business model?

Do you have ideas for social healing you are ready to bring to your community through a book or program?

Do you want to understand the power of your voice within your organization as a manager or director and learn how to strategically use it?

IF YOU ANSWERED YES to these questions, the Own Your Voice Summit is where you need to be this October 19th.

The Own Your Voice Summit was founded on the premise to break the communication gap between you as a thought leader and the community you are wanting to communicate to and impact.

Authenticity is the currency of trust, join us for a day of honest conversations that will move you ahead personally and professionally.

It's time to find your voice and use it - THIS IS YOUR Summit, once you purchase your ticket, you will be able to submit questions you want answered directly by our distinguished panel of speakers:

Sarah Moshman is an Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker who recently sold her documentary, Losing Sight of Shore, to Nextflix!

Rosaliz Jimenez has more than 20 years of experience working as a magazine editor including InStyle, Redbook, Allure, and People Stylewatch.

Denise Hamilton has successfully built her own media platform with a library of over 6,000 videos with one goal: closing the gap for today’s professional women by giving them the advice they need when they need it.

Darlene Lebron is a fashion blogger and body positive advocate who has been featured in Forbes for her business-saavy "Closet Sale."

The Own Your Voice Summit will focus on 3 key areas of developing a Personal Brand:

Who you are, how to be define a successful personal brand positioning.

What strategic conversations you should be having to move ahead.

How to scale your voice into profitable business model.

Additional information, including the schedule and speakers as they are announced, please click here.

For group and corporate ticket packages, please email sahar@saharpaz.com.

We look forward to seeing you in October!


{8:30 am} Coffee & Conversation

Check-in, network, then find your seat.

{9:00 am} Find Your Voice

Opening Keynote with author, professional speaker, communication strategist and CEO of Own Your Voice Communications, Sahar Paz

{9:20 am} Owning Your Platform As A Digital Influencer: find your niche & scale it into a profitable business.

Darlene Lebron started with a single blog post: “Diaries of A Fat Girl” that propelled her into plus size model and fashion blogger behind Suits, Heels, & Curves. Before her second year in business she was partnering with million dollar brands, and cultivated a body positive movement and conference titled “Redefining Healthy.” Since they she has been covered by Forbes magazine for her Facebook Live “closet sale” - which is now spinning into a venture of its own with venture capatlist and fashion brands knocking at her door. Presentation and Q&A.

{9:40 am} Pivoting Your Brand With Trends To Stay Relevant

Rosaliz Jimenez has over 20 years of experience working as a magazine editor. You can find her work in the pages of InStyle, Redbook, Allure and most recently, People StyleWatch where she was the Photo Director. Her body of work includes consulting plus-size brands like Dia & Co., and Fashion To Figure. Her expertise on the plus size industry, and the personal stories behind it, have been published on People.com, TheOutfit.com, and Health.com. Join us for a presentation and conversation with Rosaliz whose work has been featured in Real Simple magazine, Health.com, Gwynnie Bee, Dia & Co, Fashion to Figure, Full Beauty Magazine & Plus Model Magazine.

{10:00 am} How To Scale Your Voice For Maximum Reach

Denise Hamilton is Founder and CEO of WatchHerWork.com, a digital learning platform for professional women. Denise is a highly requested speaker and trainer as well as media personality whose platform has reached and served thousands of women all over the world. At WatchHerWork, Denise has archived the professional experiences of hundreds of women to build a a library of over 6,000 videos with one goal in mind: closing the gap for today’s professional women by giving them the advice they need when they need it.

{10:20 am} Lessons From The Front Line Interactive Q&A

Denise Hamilton, Rosaliz Jimenez and Darlene Lebron join Sahar Paz for a informative Q&A. Attendees will be able to submit their questions in advance.

{11:00 am} Creating A Community Around Your Business

Misti Pace-Krahlgraduated from Texas Woman's University with a degree in psychology with an emphasis in fashion merchandising. Loving her Houston community, in 2011 she created The Mommie Series, a quarterly educational series for women based on family, health, finance and fashion. The success of The Mommie Series has been featured on CultureMap, 002 Magazine, Tidbits, Houston Chronicle, Houston Woman Magazine (awarded the “Gutsy Gal” Award) and spotlighted on KPRC Channel 2. The Mommie Series has been called one of the best Girls’ Night Out providing a full “Edu-tainment”

Andre J. E. Sam-Sin known professionally as DJ SUN, is a Dutch-born American record producer and DJ. He is one of the most prolific musicians in Houston, having secured his position as the top-ranked DJ and as the owner/operator of the popular live music venue, The Flat.

{11:45 am} Own Your Story: Path To Publishing*

We recognize that one of the biggest reasons you have chosen to attend Own Your Voice is because you recognize the power of your voice, and how it can create impact by being cultivated and shared properly. Join, Leann Garms ofBuild Buzz Launch hybrid publishing house with Sahar Paz for an intimate lunch and learn that offers you the first steps you need to take to organize your thoughts into a manuscript ready for publishing.

*VIP ticket holders

{1:00 pm} Determine Your Brand’s Emotional Appeal

Nick Boris is an award winning brand planner who started his career at ABC under the helm of Barbara Walters among other notable thought leaders. His career transitioned into advertising working with multi-million dollar campaigns for household brands we all know.

{1:45 pm} Conversations That Count: How To Transform One Voice Into A Movement

Sarah Moshman is an Emmy® Award-winning documentary filmmaker and TV producer. After studying film at the University of Miami, she worked as a field producer for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars for 10 seasons as well as shows on NBC, MTV, Bravo, Lifetime, and the Food Network often operating as a one-woman crew. In 2012, tired of the way the media misrepresents women; Sarah pursued her dream of making a film that celebrated strong women in the United States by taking a road trip to meet women from all walks of life. The result is the inspiring and award-winning documentary: The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things. She is also the director of Losing Sight of Shore which she successfully sold to Netflix. Sarah will join Sahar Paz on stage for a conversation style presentation that will reveal the conversations that paved Sarah's career path.

{2:30 pm} Own Your Voice

An uplifting and informative closing with Sahar Paz.

{2:45 pm} Use Your Voice: Networking Hour

Championing the voice of personal brands to drive impact in our community, communication, and commerce.

Attendees will include authors, bloggers, social media influencers, middle and top level managers, and executives looking to reach a wider audience by creating an impactful personal brand. You will have the opportunity to hear from empowering keynote speakers, learn brand-building skills from influencers, publishing, and branding professionals. Participate in author workshop and network with other attendees and brand partners this October 19th, 2018 at Greater Houston Partnership. You will be on camera, please dress appropriately!

A VIP ticket will give you access to:

  • Main stage keynote programming

  • Lunch + Learn with BBL Publishing

  • Official meals

  • A tote bag full of swag


General Admission $147

VIP Admission: $197

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