Previous Event Topics

2017- “Game On! The Power of Women – It’s Our Time to Lead!”

2016- “Traits of Resilient Leaders”

2015- “Elevating your Game: Strategies to Build Your Brand, Raise your Confidence and Maximize your Network!

2014- “The Way Women Lead”

Previous Speakers

Jan Hargrave
Author and professional public speaker

Jan Hargrave is an expert on nonverbal communication.  She presently the CEO of Jan Hargrave and Associates, a Houston-based consulting firm, and continues to provide many of today’s leading corporations such as Merrill Lynch, Rockwell, El Paso Energy, Exxon, Chase Manhattan Bank, and NASA with seminars and specialized training in how to take advantage of nonverbal communication. She has been a guest on many shows, including but not limited to The Maury Povich ShowThe Ricki Lake ShowThe Gayle King ShowTalk Soup and The Learning Channel.

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Dr. Tracy Alloway
Award winning psychologist

Dr. Tracy Alloway is an award winning Psychologist, TEDx speaker and author. Dr. Alloway’s research has contributed to the scientific understanding of working memory, specifically in relation to education and learning needs. She has shared her research with organizations such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities, The Japanese Society for Developmental Psychology and the Individual Development and Adaptive Education of Children At Risk  in Germany, among others. In addition to more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, 7 books, and 2 standardized test batteries on the topic of working memory, her work has also been featured on Good Morning America, the Today ShowForbesBloombergThe Washington Post, and Newsweek, to name only a few. Dr Alloway also blogs for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post.

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Dr. Helen Fisher
PhD biological anthropologist

Dr. Helen Fisher is an American anthropologist who specializes in the evolution, biology, and psychology of human sexuality, monogamy, adultery and divorce, gender differences in the brain, and the neural chemistry of romantic love and attachment. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University as well as a member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University. Prior to her work at Rutgers she was a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She is a contributor on ABC News as well as at the 2006 and 2008 Ted Conferences.

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Tiffany Dufu
Chief Leadership Officer for Levo

Tiffany Dufu is a nationally recognized expert on women’s and millennial leadership, and the author of “Drop the Ball: Achieve More by Doing Less. In 2012, she was named one of Huffington Post’s 19 Women Who Are Leading the Way.  Tiffany was featured in The Seattle TimesThe New York Times, NPR and Bloomberg for raising over $20 million toward causes for women and girls. She is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership and nonprofit fundraising, recently presenting at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit and TEDxWomen.

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Fawn Germer
Bestselling Author

Fawn Germer is a four time Pulitzer Prize Award Nominated Author and is one of the nation’s most sought after motivational speakers and corporate trainers. Oprah featured Germer and her book Hard Won Wisdom on her award winning talk show. Germer has personally interviewed more than 300 of the most accomplished leaders of our times, including Olympic athletes, CEOs, prime ministers, presidents, Academy Award winners and many others who shared with her their secrets of true success.

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Betsy Myers
Founder of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University

Betsy Myers is the founding director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business. She was also a senior advisor in former President Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign. She served at first as his Chief Operating Officer and then as the Chair of Women for Obama. She also spent several years Harvard’s School for Government, ending as the Executive Director of its Center for Public Leadership. During the Clinton Administration, Myers spent several years at the U.S. Small Business Administration in posts that included; Director of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership, President Clinton’s senior adviser on women’s issues and Director of the Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach.

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Pegine Echevarria

CEO of Team Pegine INC.

Pegine Echevarria is the CEO of the locally based, Team Pegine Inc. and is also a motivational speaker, author, life coach and entrepreneur. Her company Team Pegine ranks amongst the 50 fastest growing businesses in Northeast Florida. Echevarria also created the foundation, Success4Vets, to help veterans acquire leadership skills and settle back into civilian life. She is a Certified Speaking Professional member of the National Speakers Association and is the only Latina inducted into the 58 member Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame. She is also the only Latina in the Million Dollar Speakers Group.

Echevarria was also named the “2010 Women in Business Champion of the Year for the North Florida District and the State of Florida.” She has been featured in Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine and was on the cover as a “Woman Who Rocks In Business.” She was interviewed by columnist Devin Thrope in the Forbes article “Renowned Speaker Offers Tips To Women Entrepreneurs”.

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Susan Packard
Co-founder of Scripps Network

Susan Packard is the Co-founder of Scripps Network Interactive (SNI), the former Chief Operating Officer for HGTV and an Award winning author. She was the second employee of SNI and helped build the company to a market value of more than $10 billion. Under Packard’s helm, HGTV became one of the fastest growing cable networks in television history. She has been widely recognized as an innovator, a role model and mentor for women aspiring to climb the corporate ladder. She received the Woman of the Year award by Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) and was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Pat Baxter
Former Senior Manager of Leadership Development for Bi-Lo Holdings

Pat Baxter was the Senior Manager of Organizational Effectiveness at Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the nation’s ninth largest grocery chain. Her corporate experience includes functional leadership roles in CitigroupSykes Enterprises, Inc.UNISYSAchieveGlobalRight Management and The Prudential. Pat holds a doctorate from Argosy University in Organizational Leadership, which she has used to great effectiveness as a consultant and executive coach for firms such as American Express, Dollar General, Sweetbay Supermarkets, Comcast, and Toyota. Dr. Baxter has served on the Advisory Board at the Center for Ethics at the University of Tampa, the Latin Community Advisory Committee (LCAC) at the University of South Florida and as the Education Chair at the Florida Diversity Council, Tampa Bay chapter.

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Sandra Yancey
Founder and CEO of eWomen Network

Sandra Yancey is the founder and CEO of eWomen Network, a multi-million dollar
company that helps women across the globe build their businesses. Sandra was
recognized by the International Alliance for Women as one of the world’s 100 Top
Difference Makers and by CNN as an American Hero. She is the bestselling author of Doubt, Fear &
Crisis, which rose to #1 status in five categories at Amazon.com. She is a mentor and example for
women across the globe.

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Dr. Lois Frankle
President of Corporate Coaching International

Dr. Lois Frankel is the President of Corporate Coaching International and an internationally known author. Her books Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich, and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It are translated in over 25 languages worldwide. Dr. Frankel has appeared on the Today Show, Larry King Live, CNN and Fox News and has been featured in USA Today, People Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

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Dr. Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Founder and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation

Dr. Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the Founder and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation, a Manhattan-based think tank. She is also the Founder of Hewlett Consulting Partners LLC,The co-director of the Women’s Leadership Program at the Columbia Business School, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Century Association.

Hewlett is the author of 11 Harvard Business Review articles and 12 critically acclaimed books. Her writings have been published in the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal and she’s a featured blogger on HBR Blog Network and the Huffington Post. She has appeared on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Charlie Rose, The Today Show, and BBC World News.

IN 2011 she received the Isabel Benham Award from the Women’s Bond Club, as well as Women of the Year awards from the Financial Women’s Association. In 2013 she received a Work Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute, and in 2014 she was recognized as the Most Influential International Thinker by HR magazine and was honored by the European Diversity Awards with its Global Diversity Award.

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Previous Panelists

2013 Panelists

Grace Brasington
Lender Processing Services Corp.

Rebecca Steele
Acosta Sales & Marketing

Sharon Wamble-King
Florida Blue

Panel #2

Martha Barrett
Bank of America

Sandy Bartow
JAX Chamber Foundation

Sandy Cook
World Affairs Council of Jacksonville

E. Denise Lee
Jacksonville City Councilwoman, District 8

Lyndsay Rossman
St. Johns Town Center

2014 Panelists

Pat Geraghty

Florida Blue Patrick

Travis Storey

KPMG Jacksonville

Wyman Winbush

IBM

Liz Dantin

Fidelity National Financial

Marty Evans

Retired Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Dr. Veronica Scott-Fulton

Children’s Hospital

2015 Panelists

Gary Chartrand

Acosta Sales and Marketing,

Craig Thomas

Florida Blue

Scott Wooten

Baptist Health

Kristi Dosh

Reputation Ink.

Angelia Hiers

JEA

Tiffani Lee

Holland and Knight

Nicole Thomas

Baptist Health Jacksonville

2016 Panelists

Pat Baxter

Dr. Pat Baxter & Associates

Lisa Palmer

Regency Centers

Ju’Coby Pittman

The Clara White Mission

Latoria Farmer

KPMG

Jennifer Mansfield

Holland & Knight

Jen Devore Richter

Rock My Image

Kristine Schoonmaker

Bold Dish

Tera Tuten

Adecco Group

2017 Panelists

John Hirabayashi

Community First Credit Union

Audrey Moran

Baptist Health

Darnell Smith

Florida Blue Market

Katy Thompson

Fidelity National Information Services

Lisa Davis

Analytics Partners

Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Olympic champion, civil rights lawyer, public speaker, and activist.

Dr. Carolyn Landolfo

Vice Chair of Cardiology, Mayo Clinic.

Michelle McManamon

Sandler Training; ONECORE924