By Punch Pep Correspondent Elizabeth Fischer
It has been said before and may just be said againâ€¦without sounding redundant, if you are not headed to Gold Cup or the Kentucky Derby, don a hat of a different kind and join some major players in the world today.Â This is a race but a race of a different kind, equally as engaging and entertaining with a few life lessons thrown in plus you may just meet the future you!Â I was honored to cover the event last year; and equally as honored to cover it this year.
Knowing nothing, I headed to DC last year and met some of the most amazing, talented, gifted and prolific women of our time. Â That day definitely marked a new beginning for me.Â Because of its impact, I was surprised to learn the conference was in its inception â€“ year one.Â The evidence belied its youth â€“ hands down I thought the conference had been a yearly event for quite some time.Â Why? The speakers were major players locally, nationally and even internationally; and the women behind the scenes brought together the perfect recipe â€“ a flawless day â€“ akin to the 50s ads with a wife/mother looking impeccable, every hair in place and the make-up just right with the kids and house clean and dinner on the table.
This year is no different.Â So be part of a day that – like it or not -Â will change lives, and may even change your life.Â Â Experience a day filled with world-renowned speakers & authors, food, drink, live music, complimented by a great space.Â If money is a concern, donâ€™t let it be – Apply for a Scholarship by email to info@LadiesAmerica.com with a statement of intent.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Ladies AmericaÂ is hosting its second annualÂ â€œWomen Leading the Futureâ€ day-long womenâ€™s conference at Microsoft – Chevy Chase. This conference brings some of the most powerful women (and some men too!) in America together to discuss major issues and topics that are important to women today. Â Focusing on women making a difference in the world, discussions will deal with where women are today and how they can become stronger, more effective leaders and why their leadership is critical as we head into the future. Â You will learn from top female CEOs & Entrepreneurs; representatives from the World Bank will touch upon a report addressing the impact women are having on the global economy; you will meet representatives from the United Nation’s Foundation, authors releasing new books and hosting book signings; view presentations of impactful film clips; learn lessons on how social media can be used for social good; enjoy live musical performances, and so much more. Â This is a rare “can’t miss” event for the Washington, D.C. area, with speakers coming in from all over the country!
2012 Speakers & Panelists
Betty Hines, President, Womenâ€™s President Organization
Marissa Levin, CEO, Author, Entrepreneur
Kathleen Warner, COO, StartUp America Partnership
Susannah Wellford Shakow, Founder, Running Start
Jennifer Lawless, Author, “It Still Takes a Candidate”
Kathryn Grace Braeman, The Katalyst Connection & Ran for Congress
Robin Strongin, President & CEO, Amplify Public Affairs
Dr. Tara Coles, Founder & CEO, ArtNest, Inc.
Bonnie McDaniels, CEO, Good Living Enterprises (Recipes for Good Living Magazine, Host of ION Metro Magazine TV)
Kathryn Goetzke Â Founder, iFred (International Foundation for Research & Education on Depression)
Christine Warnke, DC Women’s Commission & Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor, Hogan Lovells
Alyse Nelson, President & CEO, Vital Voices
Gina Reiss-Wilchins, Director – GirlUp, UN Foundation
Daleela Farina, Care for Keyna (Women’s Outreach Program)
Ana C. Rold, Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier
Steve Boyd, VP & Co-Founder, Peloton Technology; Managing Partner, New City Energy
Khalid Itum, Singularity University
Joe Green, Running for US Congress & President/ CEO of NPRC Inc.
Aaron Sherinian, UN Foundation
Courtney Spence, Founder, Students of the World
Susan McPherson, Senior Vice President, Fenton
Tom Squierta, Author
James Marshall Reilly, Author, “Shake the World”
Hilary Corna, Tedx Speaker; Author – One White Face
Dr. Ludy Green, Author; Cultural Ambassador to Jordan & Syria; Founder, Second Chances
Amy Millman, Co-Creator, Springboard Enterprises
Renee Lewis, Executive Director, ACTiVATE Program for Women; President, Pensare Group
Monica Beeman, Founder, Women.Tech
Navroop Mitter, CEO, Gryphn
Susan Fonseca, Singularity University & Women in the Frontier
Anne McCabe Triana, CFP, CRPC – Managing Partner – CAM Private Wealth Services
AlanaÂ Rudkovsky, Financial Advisor, First Command Financial Services
Julie Vavrichek – Goldman Sachs
Margaret Miller – World Bank
See you Saturday!Â For tickets, visit www.womenleadingthefuture.org
Attorney Elizabeth Fischer is Punch Pep Correspondent. She is working as an Entrepreneur, Lawyer and Student (environmental studies), covering events for Pamela’s Punch as a generalist correspondent. When she is not working, studying or playing soccer or tennis, she is walking her pups, traveling the globe, running marathons, and enjoying all DC has to offer. Contact her at email@example.com.