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*All seminars held in the South America Room.*

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 09:00am

Saturday, September 22, 2018

9AM | Bike/Walk Crusade Against HIV/AIDS | Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive | West Fairmount Park | Philadelphia, PA


Thursday, September 27, 2018

12 Noon | Registration Opens - North America Room

4:00 pm | Registration Closes

7:00 pm | Welcome Reception (Free Admission)
Haute Lounge | 1420 Locust St., Philadelphia PA


Friday, September 28, 2018
8:00 am | Registration Opens – North America Room
9:00 - 10:45 am | Digital Culture: Technology & The Business of Social Media
11:00 - 12:45 pm | Justice or "Just-Us": Respect, Social Injustice & Workplace Misconduct
1:00 pm | Lunch Break (on your own)
2:00 - 3:45 pm | Make Music Great Again!
4:00 - 5:45 pm | The Gospel According to Us
5:00 pm | Registration Closes
8:00 pm | The Lady Mogul Awards & Women Who Jam! – The Ibrahim Theater


Saturday, September 29, 2018
8:00 am | Registration Opens – North America Room
9:00 am - 10:45 am | Career Development: Life After the Music Stops
11:00 - 12:45 pm | Sisters Behind The Beat: Invisible… but Invaluable!
1:00 pm | Lunch Break (on your own)
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm | Today's Woman:  Equality, Leadership & Roadmaps to the Top
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm | Sisterhood Ministry & Soul Wealth: Powered by The Skin We're In
4:30 pm | Registration Closes
7:00 pm | President’s VIP Reception
8:00 pm | The Stiletto Awards & Shero Hall of Fame – The Ibrahim Theater


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Digital CULTURE: THE BUSINESS OF Technology and Social Media

Digital Culture: Technology & The Business of Social Media

Whether it's business, music, personal or professional, when using a computer or mobile device…you need
a digital strategy! Managing your business and communicating successfully in today’s marketplace requires
you to be digitally literate. From creating your website, online store, digital revenue streams, music publishing,
to the best times to post on social media… understanding how to use technology and it’s communication
tools in multiple formats is critical to your success.

Zina Brown - Moderator
1. Kristen Ransom - CEO, IncluDE Innovation
2. Towa Beer - CEO, My Mentor Said
3. Cheryl Potts - CEO, CleerKut Royalty & Copyright Administration

Justice or Just-Us:  Social Injustice, Workplace Misconduct & Respect

Daily shocking headlines! Law and Order? The rules of engagement… #TimesUp, #MeToo and
other hashtag operatives, plus today's racist and sexist revelations … it brings to the forefront
common dilemmas Black women and the Black community have dealt with for decades.

Lita Rosario, Esq. – Moderator
1. Tonya Butler, Esq.
2. Bevanne J. Bowers, Esq.
3. Charlotte Anderson, Esq.
4. Marty Casey - Actress, Activist & Singer

Make Music Great Again! 

Today’s music is more about image, branding and sexuality... and less about music and talent. Power
vocalists, artist development, creative songwriting, and memorable stage shows are rare. Radio is
“one size fits all” … new discoveries are hinged around social media and/or TV music competitions that
are not in the business of developing talent! Is it art, creativity or the check writers? A different approach
could deliver a different and more sustaining outcome. “Real-Talk” from influential music industry insiders!

Professor Tonya Butler, Esq. – Moderator
1. Herb Middleton CEO, NuVybe Records
2. Sharon Heyward - Music  Business Consultant
3. Dyana Williams - CEO, Influence Entertainment
4. Sarah O’Connor  -  Producer, Radio One

The Gospel According to Us!

Gospel music is today’s fastest rising and most engaging genre! Whether performed for religious or
ceremonial purposes, or as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music and it’s
varying sounds and sub subculture mixes are on fire! And, whether they are performers,
management, lawyers, fashionistas, radio or TV personnel… women are setting trends and playing
powerful roles in today’s Gospel music.

Gina Miller – Moderator
1. Robyn McCollum - Gospel Air Personality
2. Shelvia Williams - Director, Special Events Delaware Waterfront
3. Sherise Malachi - Marketing & Events Director, Radio One
4. Kala Baxter - Actress, Speaker & Radio Host
5. Sarah O'Connor - Producer, Radio One

Career Development:  Life After The Music Stops

Career Interrupted! Your services are no longer needed.  The company's agenda and your agenda are no longer a match!
Are you prepared for life after your company restructures or downsizes? What is your next level? How do you maintain
your lifestyle... generate income? Do you have a reserve... a retirement plan? Are your skills transferable to another industry?
The cliche "don't get ready, stay ready" is more significant now than ever! An in-depth discussion about building brand YOU!

Robert Johnson – Moderator
1. Pat Barksdale - VP, Wealth Management - Merrill Lynch
2. Ardenia Brown - Personal chef, Questlove
3. Vivian Scott Chew - CEO, TimeZone International
4. Jazz Young - Professor, Monroe College

Sisters Behind the Beat: Invisible… But Invaluable!

They are the female champions who we rarely see, yet they are the driving force in a variety of
professional fields and workplace situations. These power-players work primarily behind-the-scenes
and function in critical roles that can affect the success of a project, an artist’s career or even a
company’s bottom line. 

Cynthia Tyre – Moderator
1. Thembisa Mshaka - CEO, Handle Your Entertainment Business
2. Ernestine Johnson - CEO Syncrani
3. Cynthia Johnson - VP, Music Promotion
4. Lyndia Johnson - Vocal Coach, Sterling Voice
5. Natina Nimene - VP, Urban Promotion Def Jam

Today's Woman: Equality, Leadership & Roadmaps to the Top!

The progression to empower women is stronger now than its ever been!. We are enjoying a new definition
of today’s woman… she’s an entrepreneur, a creator, a networker, she’s concerned, she’s socially conscious…
she’s ambitious with a drive that affects consumer purchases as well as corporate behavior. From trendsetters
to innovators, pioneers to millennials... women are redefining their positions in the workplace, the community and
even at home! Success and achievement should never be connected to gender. Hear from women who have
ignored the status quo, changed lanes and took the drive straight to the top!

JOYA – Moderator
1. Karen Vaughn - OM, Radio One Philadelphia
2. Mandy Aragones - CEO Slick Rick Management
3. Thea Mitchem - EVP, Programming iHeart Media

4. Marilyn Stephens-Franklin - Iconic BasketBall Coach
5. Andrea Bain - Author, Canadian TV Personality

Sisterhood Ministry: Soul Wealth - Powered By The Skin We're In

As corporations downsize and restructure… lives are changed and the ladder of success becomes a
much harder climb. Professional women are recognizing the importance of balance, self-care, mental
stability and having their own networks or systems of empowerment. The Sisterhood Ministry is a
powerful and synergistic meeting-of-the-minds… women coming together in open discussion,
confronting issues and dealing with lifestyle journeys both personal and professional. It is a thought
provoking session that will raise the consciousness of YOU and the power of the melanin skin we’re in.

"This Special Closing Session will be led by Dr. Vikki Johnson"