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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
Haute Lounge | 1420 Locust St., Philadelphia PA


Friday, September 28, 2018

7:00 am | Morning Mediation/The Mindful Experience/Exercise
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
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

7:00 am | Morning Mediation/The Mindful Experience/Exercise
8:00 am | Registration Opens – North America Room
9:00 am - 10:45 am | Winning: Skills transfer & Life After the Music Stops
11:00 - 12:45 pm | Sisters Behind The Beat: Invisible… but Invaluable!
1:00 pm | Lunch Break
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
2. Towa Beer
3. Cheryl Potts

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 – Moderator
1. Tonya Butler, Esq.
2. Bevanne J. Bowers, Esq.
3. Charlotte Anderson, Esq.
4. Marty Casey

Make Music Great Again! 

Today’s music is more about image & 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 checkwriters? 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
2. Sharon Heyward
3. Dyana Williams
4. Sarah O’Connor

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
2. Shelvia Williams
3. Sherise Malachi
4. Kala Baxter

Winning: Skills Transfer & Life After The Music Stops

Job Change... Career Interrupted! Your services are no longer needed. 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 transferrable into another industry? One door
closes, another opens... don't get ready, stay ready! An in-depth discussion on exit plans and preparing for brand YOU!

Robert Johnson – Moderator
1. Pat Barksdale
2. Ardenia Brown
3. Vivian Scott Chew
4. Jazz Young

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
2. 
Ernestine Johnson
3. Cynthia Johnson
4. Lyndia Johnson
5. Natina Nimene

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

We’ve been conditioned to accept the “parking” of women in certain jobs or career positions. A recent Forbes
study revealed Black women hold the most associate and bachelor’s degrees in the US. However, that fact
is not reflected in the hierarchy of Corporate America. Success and achievement should never be connected to race
or gender. Hear from women who have ignored the designated parking space, took the challenge... changed lanes
and made the drive to the top!

JOYA – Moderator
1. Milano Rouge
2. Mandy Aragones
3. Thea Mitchem

4. Marilyn Stephens-Franklin
5. Andrea Bain

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"