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2019 Women's Leadership Conference
Tuesday, Feb. 5

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. WELCOME
Hatton Gravely, Director, Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University
8:45 to 9:30 a.m. PUT ON YOUR BIG GIRL SHOES AND STOP FAKING IT
Lori Stevic-Rust
9:30 to 10 a.m. VITAL VOICES

Alyse Nelson
followed by a Moving Minute with Tidelands Health
10 to 10:30 a.m. ELEVATION PEOPLE AND PLACES

Britnie Turner with Eva Saha
10:30 to 11 a.m. NETWORKING and EXHIBIT HALL
Networking and Better Health Expo
11 a.m. to Noon BREAKOUT SESSIONS
SESSION I: Vision Writing: Declare a Bold Vision
Fast forward to one year from today: what does extraordinary success look like for you? In this hands on session, we will learn the importance of declaring a bold vision and the tools to help you achieve it. 
 • Katie Stratton

SESSION II: Supplier Diversity Panel Discussion
Why is it important for corporations to do business with women, and what does supplier diversity mean to industries? Learn more about supplier diversity initiatives and what companies are doing to work with more women-owned businesses.
  Louise Connell
  Deanna Hayne
  Michael Harris
  Roz Lewis

SESSION III: How to be Well-Liked Online and in Real Life
Navigating the world of social media can be much like wading through relationships. Learn practical communication methods that apply online and in real life. This session is for you if you’ve ever wondered: How do I get in direct contact with a person of influence?, What is the best way to develop the relationship once I connect with them?; or How do I find like-minded people to network with and get help from?
  Suncera Johnson

SESSION IV: Business Roundtable: From Business Plan to Exit Strategy
Looking for great business advice? Learn from other business leaders. This roundtable session offers something for everyone. Each table will have a different topic including marketing, sales, financing, human resources, networking, legal issues, team building, business plans, government contracts, disaster planning and non-profits. Attendees will choose the topic that interests them most and learn from experts and peers at a roundtable discussion moderated by a SCORE mentor and community business leader.

SESSION V: Advocacy 101: Your Voice Matters
When was the last time your elected officials heard from you? This training will analyze the barriers that women face in engaging with elected officials, provide South Carolina-specific information on the legislative process, and highlight effective ways to advocate and engage with elected and appointed officials.
  Megan Plassmeyer
  Kaitlin Sidorsky

SESSION VI: Our Emotional Health and Coping with Stress
Our emotions are a part of our health and need our attention. Learn to care for your emotional health to help you better manage medical conditions and life and family challenges.
 • Dio Godbold

Noon to 1 p.m. LUNCH

The Story of Elf on the Shelf: Chanda Bell and Carol Aebersold with Eva Saha
1 to 1:30 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR IDEA?
Chanda Bell
Donna Orender
Britnie Turner
with Eva Saha
1:30 to 2 p.m. ASK JBH: THE QUESTIONS NO ONE WANTS TO ANSWER BUT SHE'S OPEN TO!

Janice Bryant Howroyd with Eva Saha
2 to 2:15 p.m. NETWORKING and EXHIBIT HALL
Networking and Better Health Expo
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS
SESSION I: Vision Writing: Declare a Bold Vision
Fast forward to one year from today: what does extraordinary success look like for you? In this hands on session, we will learn the importance of declaring a bold vision and the tools to help you achieve it. 
 • Katie Stratton

SESSION II: What’s Going on Down There?  The Good, the Bad and Everything in Between
Let’s face it. Half of the world’s population has a vagina. Aside from being a source of intense sexual pleasure and an essential component in reproduction, we bet there’s a lot you don’t know – like the fact that your vagina is only one small part of what is going on down there. If you don’t like to talk about it, much less think about it, you’re not alone. An estimated 65 percent of women have trouble just saying the word, vagina. Join us for what will be a light-hearted, yet educational look at what sets the female population apart, and how to keep everything in good working order. This fun, interactive presentation will explore sexual health, prevention, infections, hormone replacement, and more. Knowledge is power. Have questions? We have answers.
 • Gayle Richmond
 • Lisa Maselli
 • Callie Meeks

SESSION III: How to be Well-Liked Online and in Real Life
Navigating the world of social media can be much like wading through relationships. Learn practical communication methods that apply online and in real life. This session is for you if you’ve ever wondered: How do I get in direct contact with a person of influence?, What is the best way to develop the relationship once I connect with them?; or How do I find like-minded people to network with and get help from?
  Suncera Johnson

SESSION IV: Business Roundtable: From Business Plan to Exit Strategy
Looking for great business advice? Learn from other business leaders. This roundtable session offers something for everyone. Each table will have a different topic including marketing, sales, financing, human resources, networking, legal issues, team building, business plans, government contracts, disaster planning and non-profits. Attendees will choose the topic that interests them most and learn from experts and peers at a roundtable discussion moderated by a SCORE mentor and community business leader. Whether you want to grow a company or start a side hustle, this business roundtable session will give you the tools you need to start or grow a business. Each table will have a different topic including financing, marketing, branding, business plan development. Attendees will choose the topic that interests them most and learn from experts and peers at a roundtable discussion moderated by a community business leader.

SESSION V: Build Resilience to Manage Stress 
Heart disease is the number one killer of women and stress is a major risk factor. Stress that is poorly controlled can contribute to physical illnesses, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, poor job performance and impaired relationships. Factors that can contribute to job related stress include global work hours, adversarial work environments, technology that can make work more efficient but can also reduce opportunity for “down time.” Learn how to identify early warning signs of a stress reaction and its impact on physical and emotional health.
Learn strategies to build resilience to combat stress in work and personal relationships through perspective-taking, decisive problem solving and mastering the art of flexibility and support.
 • Lori Stevic-Rust

SESSION VI: Healthy Living for a Long Life
Learn a wide array of healthy living tips – from your sleep to your social life – to let you live a healthier life.
Shelly Rottner

3:15 to 3:45 p.m. LEAD ON, ALL IS POSSIBLE BASED ON THE QUESTIONS WE ASK
Donna Orender
3:45 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS
Hatton Gravely, Director, Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University
4 to 5 p.m. WIPL CONNECT HOUR (#WIPConnect)
Networking, Exibit Hall Expo, Giveaways, Silent Auction, Entertainment

 • Resume Reviews with Coastal Carolina University's Career Services
 • Cooking demonstrations with Tidelands Health
 • Silent Auction
 • Book signings with Donna Orender and Suncera Johnson
 • Complimentary chair massages with Stox & Co.