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2018 Women Turning the Corner: 'Fearless Women' Summit, Saturday, April 7th, 2018 Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Albany, 144 State Street  Registration & Breakfast @ 8am  Ends 4pm

Some of the Speakers for 2018  FEARLESS WOMEN summit

Sr. Victoria Battell

Spiritual Writer, Speaker

Workshop: FEARLESS & Forgiving

Come learn the power of forgiveness. When you forgive those who've hurt you, you walk into your destiny!

Elaine Houston

Organizer, Host

Women Turning the Corner


Elaine Houston

She's a veteran reporter- anchor for WNYT-TV-13 Albany, NY  She heads a production company, Daddy's LIttle Girl Productions, Inc. LLC, owns a women's website SHEspeaks2me.com LLC  She's a documentary maker and is the visionary behind this sold out  summit for women.  She will host a worksop  FEARLESS Millennials Making Connections

Jazmin Brown

Owner, Jazzy Kids Care

Panel Discussion:


How to be the leader of your own life, stop waiting for others to give you permission to be great! 


2018 SHESpeakstoMe Women’s Leadership Summit
Women Turning the Corner
Fearless Women April 7, 2018 Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Albany, NY

8:00 8:45 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:10 am

Welcome and Program Overview

Conference Host, Elaine Houston

9:15 am - 10:15 am

ME - It’s All About You! Time to Get It Together Sister

Workshop Block A

(Select One)

Fearless but Forgiving

Presenter Victoria Battell, a Sister of Mercy and spiritual writer and speaker, will take you through the personal and spiritual aspects of forgiveness and the inner healing it can bring. Forgiveness needs courage and you have it! Presenter: Victoria L. Battell, RSM, Maria College

Presenter: Victoria Battel, Maria College
Location: Ballroom

Fearless and Social Media Savvy
You and social media just don’t get along. Whether you’ve been bullied on social media or just don’t like all that sharing, learn how to make it work for you! Use it to become a Winner!

Let Jerlisa “Juju” Fontaine show you how she won 65% of the vote to become the first African American female President of the Student Association at UAlbany

Location: Room A

Fearless and Secure in Your Skin
It happens to every woman but when the green-eyed monster of envy and jealousy turns into insecurity, it can stop your growth. Learn how to recognize if you are an INSECURE WOMAN and crush it!

Presenter: Sheila Jackson, Albany County Family Court

Location: Room B

Fearless and Fantastically Thick

Does size really matter? When it comes to living your dreams, some women think if you’re a plus size gal – you can’t walk in your greatness!!!!

Presenter: Samantha Pittman of Co-Creator of “Curvention” will take you through the mental boot camp needed to get you to walk tall in the skin you are in.

Location: The Shelf

Fearless and Working
on Act 2

So, you’ve worked for others – now, how do you transition into Act 2 of your life? Let experts show you how to do what you enjoy!

Presenter: Erin Mitchell, AARP, NY

Location: Ballroom

10:30 am 10:45 am

Go ahead, treat yourself! You deserve it! Visit the Vendors for that perfect “Me” gift!


Website: www.SHEspeaks2me.com Email: info@shespeaks2me.com

2018 SHESpeakstoMe Women’s Leadership Summit
Women Turning the Corner
Fearless Women April 7, 2018 Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Albany, NY

10:45 am 11:45 am

MY Job, MY Business, MY Community

Workshop Block B (Select One)

Fearless: Millennials Making the Connections
You have great ideas and you want to conquer the world! Your Powerhouse Presenter, Elaine Houston, will give you the inside scoop on how to develop partnerships, embrace soft skills and learn how to rock!

Location: Ballroom

Fearless and Ready to Take Control
It is important for women to know they have a voice, an opinion that should be shared. It’s time to take control.

Presenter: Daquetta Jones Executive Director, YWCA, Troy, NY

Location: Room A

Fearless and Addiction Free

Life is tough, and you’re stressed with your job, the kids, and life itself. Now you’re hitting the prescription drugs to level things out. But, things have gone too far. How to handle it OPIOD FREE

Presenter: Courtney Lovell

Location: Room B

Fearless and Financially Fit

Tips on paying yourself first, buying smart, looking professional and saving money.

Presenter: TBA

Location: The Shelf

Fearless and Telling the Tale!

You’ve read countless books, now it’s time to tell your story and write your own! Learn how to write a book.

Presenter: Heidi Sprouse Location: Ballroom

12:00 pm 1:15 p.m.

Lunch is Served

1:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion Act Like a Woman and Think Like a Woman CEO

There was a time when women counted on jobs or men to make them whole Now sisters are doing it for themselves and investigating different revenue streams and finding they can be successful in many different areas by learning to market themselves. Learn how to Chart Your Own Course! Moderator: Elaine Houston
anelists: Jazmin Brown, Owner Jazzy Kids Care | Alyssa Cremeans, The Happy Mason Jar | Kizzy Williams, Owner, Ally B’s Cozy Kitchen

2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m.

Still looking for the perfect “Me” gift or a gift for someone else? Enjoy delicious desserts while you visit the vendors

2:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

The Power of and Perception of Black Women - Presenter: Carolyn McLaughlin, Motivational Speaker

4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Wrap Up/Closing/Networking/Evaluations

Website: www.SHEspeaks2me.com Email: info@shespeaks2me.com 

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