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Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, while millions of women left the workforce, access to capital decreased, and small businesses closed, women have also made important gains. More women than ever are starting businesses, negotiating for raises, asking for flexibility, and determining the right organizations and cultures to work for. There's still a gender pay gap, there are still glass ceilings to be shattered, and there is still A LOT more work to be done.

Building on Luminary’s continued commitment to uplift, upskill, and propel women forward in their professional journeys, Luminary will be hosting its 1st Annual #InThisTogether Summit, to kick off and celebrate Women’s History Month 2022. Our Summit will be held in-person at our New York City location and virtually with expert speakers, curated programming, robust activations, and opportunities to make connections that matter.

Who is attending Luminary’s #InThisTogether Summit?

  • Women, women-identified, and our male allies
  • Women in the workforce across all levels
  • Women in entrepreneurship
  • Women in transition

What will attendees experience?

  • An interactive, half or full day event that encourages you to curate the day to your needs
  • Whether you want to build your business, take the next step on the corporate ladder, better tell your story, land the job of your dreams and more, this day offers options for you to choose your own learning path with sessions to advance your career, build skills, amplify your business and prioritize your mental health, financial confidence, and wellness.
  • From resume and LinkedIn profile editing, business consulting services, professional coaching to wellness experiences, workshop sessions, breakouts and office hours, whether attending virtually or in person, there will be much to take advantage of.
  • Enjoy light bites and cocktails from women-owned businesses for those who are in-person, and 1:1 networking virtually.

Where and when?

Attendees will have the option to join virtually or in-person at Luminary’s NYC location on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 from 10AM to 6PM ET and can choose to attend the full day or half day session to provide flexibility and convenience for all.

REGISTER HERE

 

Summit Agenda

Featuring Event MC, Rachana Bhide, Broadcaster, Leadership Psychologist

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Office Hours
Attendees can expect an interactive, half or full day event where we encourage you to curate the day to what you want. We will kick-start the day with Office Hours, both virtually and in-person, including resume and LinkedIn profile editing, business consulting services, professional coaching, wellness experiences, and more! You will walk away with the tools you need to succeed in these interactive office hours and sessions.
Learn more about the Office Hours Hosts Here

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking and Lunch
Lunch provided for in-person attendees only. Enjoy fresh salads and wraps from women-owned businesses, The Nourish Spot, Founded by Luminary Member, Dawn Kelly.
The Nourish Spot

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Welcome and Kick-Off
Speakers: Cate Luzio, Founder & CEO of Luminary and Precious Williams, Founder and CEO of Perfect Pitches by Precious

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Opening Keynote
Speaker: Beatrice Dixon, Co-Founder & CEO of The Honey Pot

1:55 PM - 2:35 PM

Breakout Sessions
Advance: Managing Up, Down, & Sideways
Almost half of the workforce feels job-related stress, with 63% of that stress stemming from colleagues or “work politics” and 75% reporting that their boss is the most stressful part of their day. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Join Luminary as we delve into best practices and share real experiences of managing up, down, sideways and every direction in between.
Speaker: Surabhi Lal, Adjunct Professor at NYU, Creator and Host of  SIPS & Leadership, and Senior Advisor for Jobs for the Future (JFF)

Build: Business Plan Boot Camp

For all of the popularity of pitch decks, business plans still serve an important function for entrepreneurs who are building a business. A study of more than 1,000 US entrepreneurs found that those with a business plan were more successful than those without. In Business Plan Boot Camp, we will break down each point and the basis for eight essential elements founders should include in a business plan, and why they matter.
Speaker: Cate Luzio, Founder & CEO of Luminary

Develop: Money Talks: Building Financial Confidence
You know you're supposed to understand your finances, but do you really? Having financial confidence helps you take control of your financial situation and meet the goals that matter to you. In this session, we will start from the beginning on everything you need to know about finances and move you into direct control of your money. We’ll cover practical tips and insights on how to track expenses, how to pay off debt, where to start with investing, and more! Let’s get comfortable talking about money.
Speaker: Ty'Lisha Summers, Co-Founder of SpenDebt

Develop: Money Talks: Crushing Your Financial Goals
Do you understand the basics of controlling your finances, but you are ready to take it to the next level? Join this session where we will discuss how you can create financial goals for yourself that align with your values and vision for your future. In this open conversation, we’ll talk about your money, your goals and priorities, and what steps you can take to keep you on track to crush those financial goals on a regular basis.
Speaker: Kathy Entwistle, Founder of The Money Date Box

2:45 PM - 3:25 PM

Luminary Expert Panel: Building Your Brand
Building your brand is a constant goal. What is your brand? And once you identify it, how can you foster it to attract the results you want? During this session, we’ll speak with several women on the challenges and lessons learned along the way with building their company's brands as well as their personal brands, how they have worked to make sure their brand speaks to their customer, and how they have built their platform and audience.
Speakers: Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Founder & CEO of LIVELY, Sarah La Fleur, Founder & CEO at M.M. LaFleur, Dr. Nicola Nice, Founder & CEO of Pomp & Whimsy, and Sandra Campos, Chief Executive Officer, Board Director, and Advisor

3:35 PM - 4:15 PM

Breakout Sessions
Advance: Seven Ingredients of a Powerful Leader
Your community, or team, is a reflection on you. You must walk the talk. Great leadership includes the ability to listen to someone’s truth even if it doesn’t match yours. It includes owning your bad behaviors. This session will allow you to see your impact on your team, take ownership of anything that is not working and develop tactics to stop the bad behaviors in a fun and effective way while developing an effective team.
Speaker: Chrisa Zindros Boyce, Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Coach, Handel Group

Build: Tips for Scaling Your Business in 2022

You’re growing, but are you scaling? Hear from several founders on how they have scaled their company through bringing creative and innovative ideas to the table, hiring the right team to support your mission, forging meaningful relationships and partnerships, and developing structures for smooth operations. This session will provide real advice that can help any founder at this time.
Speakers: Jacquelyn De Jesu, Founder of SHHHOWERCAP, Sybil Clark-Amuti, Executive Producer and Co-host of The Great Girlfriends Show, Nyakio Grieco, Co-Founder of thirteen lune and Founder of nyakio beauty, and Erika Hanafin Feldhus, CEO of HeyMama

Build: The Power of Capital
Whether you own a small business that is trying to stay afloat or if you are starting something new, there are various options to funding. It is important to understand what those are and which ones best matches your company's needs. Which way to funding makes most sense for your business? How have these options changed during the pandemic? What are some ways to think outside the box and stay afloat for female founded businesses?
Speakers: Vanessa Blanco, Vice President and Senior Business Consultant at JPMorgan Chase, Karen Cahn, Founder & CEO of IFundWomen, Sarah Foley, Partner at SWAT Equity Partners, and Maria Hall, Business Development Officer for LiftFund Inc.

Develop: Women’s Health: What Every Woman Needs to Know
Women’s health has always been misunderstood, under researched, and not talked about enough. Social stigma in women’s health results in the downplaying of our symptoms, a reluctance to seek treatment or delaying treatment, shame or self-doubt, and isolation. When we think about the holistic wellness of women and changing the narrative, we need to hear it from the people who know it best - other women. Join us for this session with leaders across healthcare industries about what women need to know about their own health and what you can do to advocate for yourself.
Speakers: Dr. Amy Divaraniya, CEO and Founder of Oova, Simmone Taitt, Founder & CEO of Poppy Seed HealthJannine Versi, COO & Co-Founder of  Elektra Health, and Aundrea Cline-Thomas Reporter and Fill In Anchor at WCBS | CBS New York

4:25 PM - 4:55 PM

Closing Fireside Chat
Speakers: Mindy Grossman, President and CEO of WW with Cate Luzio, Founder & CEO of Luminary

4:55 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks
Speaker: Cate Luzio, Founder & CEO of Luminary

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking and Cocktail Hour
Enjoy light bites and cocktails from women-owned businesses for those who are in-person, and 1:1 networking virtually. Featuring KLEOS, Founded by Effie Panagopoulos, Pomp & Whimsy, Founded by Nicola Nice, Cas Rum Beverages, Founded by Andrea K. Castillo, and Blank Slate, Co-Founded by Ashley Jaffe and Zach Israel.
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Meet the Speakers

Rachana Bhide

Broadcaster, Leadership Psychologist

Rachana Bhide

Broadcaster, Leadership Psychologist

Rachana Bhide is a 22-year leadership  psychologist and broadcaster, formerly appearing on Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg Live

Rachana uses positive psychology as a consultant and media host, and as founder of The Corner of the Court Project, a platform celebrating successful women’s careers and the positive role of men as allies. Rachana’s pivotal work on empathy and male allies has been featured with brands such as LinkedIn, Google, Oracle, and the Los Angeles Chargers (NFL).

Her media appearances also include interviews with inspirational leaders across the international G7, and with the former Prime Minister of Denmark. Rachana holds a Master’s Degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University and lives in New York City. She is the creator of Fonty Tales, multi-media stories about an elephant in NYC, serving as a global message of creativity, optimism and compassion.

Vanessa Blanco

Vice President and Senior Business Consultant, JPMorgan Chase

Vanessa Blanco

Vice President and Senior Business Consultant, JPMorgan Chase

Vanessa Blanco is a Vice President and Senior Business Consultant at JPMorgan Chase. In this capacity, her responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Vanessa’s mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or how complex.

Bringing 15 years of experience, Vanessa began her banking career at JPMorgan Chase Bank. Throughout her banking career, Vanessa has served mid-sized companies throughout the Tri-State area to support their commercial banking needs.

To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities she serves, Vanessa volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations focused on ending hunger and homelessness, most recently with Feeding America and local food banks. She also served as a mentor for teammates across her previous financial institution and serving as a mentor in local college's in NYC.

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Vanessa graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in International Trade & Marketing from The State University of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Vanessa is also working towards her Professional Studies certificate at New York University.

Sandra Campos

Chief Executive Officer, Board Director, and Advisor

Sandra Campos

Chief Executive Officer, Board Director, and Advisor

Sandra Campos is an internationally recognized retail and technology CEO and entrepreneur. Her  broad experience spans digital and physical retail, international expansion, SaaS software, and  supply chain solutions.  

As the CEO of Project Verte, she steered the development of a high growth global technology  company with tech enabled logistics services. As the CEO of DVF, she worked alongside the iconic  founder to reposition the brand with a strong digital presence, a purpose-led marketing strategy, and  increasing the global footprint through distributor and franchise partnerships. Sandra has also led  Iconic international brands such as Juicy Couture, Bebe, and BCBG, adding hundreds of stores in  Asia, EMEA, Europe, and South America through strategic partnerships.  

As an entrepreneur, she created one of the original celebrity brand management companies that built  brands for exclusive retailers. Her company launched Selena Gomez’s lifestyle collection in the teen  space across fourteen categories in six countries. 

Ms. Campos has been named a 2021 Latina of Influence, a 2021 Female Founders Alliance  Champion, a top 100 Latina Leaders by Latino Leaders Magazine, was one of 2019 Top Líderes in  Business by Hispanic Executive Magazine, DealMakeHERS, named a 2020 Top Woman in Retail  and was honored by Girls Inc. Sandra advises various consumer products startups, has helped take  two SPACs public in 2021 as part of the advisory team for Athena Technology Acquisition Corp, and  on the management team of ShoulderUp Technology Acquisition Corp. Sandra is on the Board of  Directors for Big Lots and is also the founder of Fashion Launchpad, a digital edtech platform.

Sybil Clark-Amuti

Executive Producer and Co-host, The Great Girlfriends Show

Sybil Clark-Amuti

Executive Producer and Co-host, The Great Girlfriends Show

Sybil Clark Amuti is an executive brand strategist, podcast producer and host, philanthropist, wife, and mother. She holds a B.S. in urban studies from Dillard University and an M.S.in urban planning from Columbia University. For over 15 years, Sybil has delivered world-class strategy and brand direction to some of the world’s most renown personal, corporate, and philanthropic brands, such as Scholastic, Nike, Sony Entertainment, Target, Nascar, Conde Nast, Tony Robbins, Feeding America, Red Table Talk and more. Her company, Legacy Row, is focused on legacy brand building and creating an alliance of like missioned brands who seek to create an impact on a local to global level.

Sybil also serves as the creator and co-host of The Great Girlfriends Show, a podcast conversation series created to connect women with daily tips and solutions for living a passionate everyday life and building a thriving business. Under her direction, The Great Girlfriends has served over 700,00 women with content and experiences that support their growth journey. She is also the creator and executive producer of The Grace Podcast, which is dedicated to providing practical spiritual development for Christian women.

As a philanthropist, Sybil is passionate about youth mentorship, eradicating hunger, and educational equality for girls around the world. She extends financial support, personal time and attention to Covenant House and Feeding America.

Sybil wife of 15yrs, and mother to 13-year-old old Sam and 10-year-old old Dylan. She resides in California.

Michelle Cordeiro Grant

Founder & CEO, LIVELY

Michelle Cordeiro Grant

Founder & CEO, LIVELY

Michelle Cordeiro Grant is the Founder and CEO of LIVELY, podcast host of No Makeup Needed, an angel investor and public speaker. Prior to launching LIVELY, Michelle spent the tenure of her career at household names in the lingerie industry including Federated Merchandising Group, VF Corporation, and Victoria’s Secret. Just before beginning her entrepreneurial journey, she spent two years at Thrillist Media Group, where she got her education in “startup,” learning the ins and outs of what it takes to build a fast-growing brand. In 2016, Michelle officially launched LIVELY, a community and brand that inspires women to live life passionately, purposefully, and confidently, by way of products and experiences. Early on, Michelle coined the term “Leisurée,” a new category that blurs the aesthetic lines of lingerie, active, and swim, taking the best elements of high-style and ultimate comfort from each category. Since launch, Michelle has fostered an ambassador network of 155,000+ members, opened four stores, and developed retail partnerships with Nordstrom, Madewell, and Target (launching a diffusion line with Target.com and select stores). She grew LIVELY from its concept stage, raising $15 million in funding to fuel its growth, all the way to a $105M acquisition by intimates leader Wacoal in just three years, beating the odds of POC female-founded companies. Michelle has been featured across top tier outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, WWD, TechCrunch, CNBC, Teen Vogue, Allure and many others.

Jacquelyn De Jesu

Founder, SHHHOWERCAP

Jacquelyn De Jesu

Founder, SHHHOWERCAP

Jacquelyn De Jesu is the Founder and CEO of DEEJAYZOO, a female focused design and innovation company. Her first product launch, flagship brand, and team's current focus is SHHHOWERCAP, a fashion forward reinvention of the shower cap that has been optimized for both form and function. As an advertising creative Jacquelyn spent over a decade building brands at some of the world’s top agencies (BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Co: Collective, 360i, HUGE) She has lead the creative work on accounts across a range of categories such as YouTube/Google, VICE, Altoids, 5Gum, Orbit, Midol, Cheerios, Miller Lite, Olay, and Clinique.Throughout her career, Jacquelyn has been driven to create disruptive ideas by finding power in simplicity and a beautiful execution. In 2013, she channeled this same passion and set out on a mission to create a shower cap that wouldn't feel like a sacrifice of aesthetics or functionality. After over a year of meticulous development, SHHHOWERCAP was born. In less than two short years, her patented invention has grown into a multimillion dollar company. The unparalleled growth of SHHHOWERCAP has been fueled by the power of thoughtful design in both the brand and the product itself. She has been featured in VOGUE, FastCompany, The New York Times, FORBES, Co: Design, PSFK, Allure, Wired, Nylon, InStyle, ELLE, TheDieLine, Refinery29 and more.

Beatrice Dixon

Co-Founder & CEO, The Honey Pot Company

Beatrice Dixon

Co-Founder & CEO, The Honey Pot Company

When she was younger, Beatrice Dixon suffered with bacterial vaginosis for eight months. One night, an ancestor gave her the ingredients to heal herself in a dream. From that insightful dream, she created the formula for a healthy, clean feminine wash. In 2014, Dixon launched The Honey Pot Company, a plant-based feminine hygiene line created with a goal to provide women with a healthy alternative to feminine care that is free of chemicals, parabens, carcinogens and sulfates. The rest is history.

With experience in pharmaceuticals, retail and natural foods, Dixon has the insight and expertise to bring the innovative concept of a plant-derived feminine care system to the marketplace. Unlike mass market and conventional feminine care brands, consumers are able to get all of their feminine care needs met under one brand as The Honey Pot Company currently offers feminine washes, wipes, tampons, pads, mommy-to-be products, sexual wellness and soon-to-be additional offerings in both the feminine hygiene and feminine care segments.

Today, The Honey Pot Company’s products can be found online and in stores nationwide at Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Bed Bath and Beyond, Wegmans and other retailers. 

An empowering African American female entrepreneur, Dixon has been a recipient of the Sundial and Unilever’s multimillion-dollar New Voices fund; was 1 of the first 40 women of color to raise over one million in venture capital; and has been featured in T -Pain's School of Business, BuzzFeed's Ladylike series, Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, ELLE, and ESSENCE to name a few. 

Most recently, Dixon was recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2021 at its Builders + Innovators Summit, Worth’s Worthy 100, Forbes Top 100 Female Founders, and one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs ; her company won a CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women’s) Beauty Creator Award in 2021, an ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty Award and a WWD Beauty Inc Wellness Award. Dixon also hosts “Your Next Move”, a Capital One Business and Inc. Magazine interview series in which she interviews other successful founders.  

 

Through her diverse background and experience, Dixon continues to make a mark in the world of natural health and retail with a truly revolutionary approach to human health and sexual wellness.

Kathy Entwistle

Founder of The Money Date Box

Kathy Entwistle

Founder of The Money Date Box

Kathy has been helping women for over 25 years on financial empowerment. There is nobody who is more qualified to create a solution to the decades old issue of lack of financial confidence. Kathy is a Forbes Top Financial Advisor, a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg, has been a guest speaker at Luminary, Worth, HERUSA, Create & Cultivate and has shared insights in The Knot, Covateur, Gotham Magazine, Goop and many others. The Money Date Box is a box, delivered to your door, with content to help you lay the foundation of financial empowerment. The Money Date Box also provides digital support to help you succeed on your money journey.

Erika Hanafin Feldhus

CEO, HeyMama

Erika Hanafin Feldhus

CEO, HeyMama

Erika Hanafin Feldhus is the CEO of HeyMama, a digital community that provides working mothers with connections and resources to advance their careers, connect, and feel supported all while redefining the way working motherhood is both valued and stigmatized. Erika has over 15 years experience working with many small businesses and Fortune 50 Companies. A tri-state area native, Erika holds a BS Marketing with a concentration in Accounting from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. Erika is an Iridescent Learning/ Technovation Challenge Mentor, Startup Advisor, Chairman on an Arts & Education non-profit board and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. As a leader in business, Erika has been recognized by the National Association of Professional Women VIP Award for ‘Excellence in Business’ and holds “President’s Club” and “Knights of the Roundtable” awards. She is also a working mom! 

Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur

Founder & CEO, M.M.LaFleur

Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur

Founder & CEO, M.M.LaFleur

Sarah LaFleur is the Founder & CEO of M.M.LaFleur, a New York-based clothing brand celebrating women through thoughtfully designed pieces, personal styling, and engaging content. Sarah founded M.M.LaFleur in 2013 with a mission to help women take the work out of dressing for work. M.M.LaFleur is named after her mother, whom she calls her biggest inspiration.

Prior to founding M.M.LaFleur, she worked in the luxury goods group of Starwood Capital in New York and Paris, and as a management consultant at Bain & Co in New York.

Outside of M.M. LaFleur, Sarah's passion is in international development issues. She spent time volunteering at a refugee camp in Zambia, and also spent a year in South Africa working with the nonprofit, TechnoServe, where she assessed agribusiness opportunities for the rural poor. Currently, she sits on the board of the International Rescue Committee's Airbel Impact Lab.

Sarah also sits on the Advisory Council of the New York Federal Reserve and is a board member of the Downtown Alliance of New York City. Most recently, she is a Henry Crown Fellow within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

Sarah and M.M. LaFleur have been recognized as one of Forbes’ CircleUp25 list of the most innovative brands (2018), WWD’s 40 of Tomorrow list (2018), Crain’s 40 under 40 (2017), Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award (2017), Inc.'s Design Awards (2017), and Bottomless Closet Fashion Award (2019). Sarah is a member of the Fast Company Impact Council (2019-) and was a presenter at the 2019 US Congressional Future Forum.

Sarah graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies. Sarah lives in New York City with her husband, their three babies, and their 85-lb pup, Ruggles.

Surabhi Lal

Adjunct Professor at NYU, Creator and Host of  SIPS & Leadership, and Senior Advisor for Jobs for the Future (JFF)

Surabhi Lal

Adjunct Professor at NYU, Creator and Host of  SIPS & Leadership, and Senior Advisor for Jobs for the Future (JFF)

Surabhi Lal is in the business of the future of work—for individuals, teams, and organizations. A speaker, consultant, and educator, Surabhi is deeply passionate about equity in the workplace and creating cultures where individuals and teams thrive. Using her unique ability to see potential, invest in people, and design for performance, she curates and designs experiences that encourage learning, growth, and community. She has coached thousands of job seekers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to help them achieve meaningful success.

Surabhi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service where she teaches courses on management, workplace effectiveness, and career development, sits on the board of the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, and is a Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths Coach.

Cate Luzio

Founder & CEO, Luminary

Cate Luzio

Founder & CEO, Luminary

Cate Luzio, is the Founder and CEO of Luminary, a global membership-based career and personal growth platform and collaboration hub created to uplift and upskill women through all phases of their professional journey. Members are comprised of a multigenerational and intersectional community of individuals, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, corporations, and organizations including UBS, WW, JPMorgan Chase, Unilever, Verizon, Goldman Sachs, Mastercard, and Heidrick & Struggles.

Before starting Luminary, Cate spent twenty years in financial services leading global multibillion-dollar businesses. Previously, she was Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for HSBC, managing more than 2,000 employees worldwide and prior to that, she served as Head of Multinational Corporate Banking at J.P. Morgan EMEA based in London. She spent her early years in Latin America with Bank of America across both consumer and wholesale banking. She started her career working in tech in China. 

Cate is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she was named its Entrepreneur of the Year in 2020, and in 2021 joined its Board of Governors. She has a master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University.

A long-time advocate for empowering women and girls, she serves on the National Board for Girls Inc., as a WE.NYC mentor, and sits on the Boards of Pomp & Whimsy and WaterAid.

Cate was recognized as one of Forbes’ Next 1000 Entrepreneurs in 2021 and a Top 100 Female Founder by Inc. in 2019. She has been featured as an expert in top-tier financial, business and lifestyle media and is currently a contributing writer to Fast Company, Business Insider, and Worth. 

Precious L. Williams

CEO, Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC

Precious L. Williams

CEO, Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC

Every time you open your mouth, your prospects will be throwing money at you.  Learn the simple steps to wowing your customer with a perfect pitch with Precious L. Williams the #KillerPitch Master.  

Convert conversations into currency. Get the tools and tenacity to pitch with power, sell with storytelling and develop a masterful mindset for communication. It’s time for you to learn how to #SlayAllCompetition

Precious busts norms and shifts perspectives to help teams own their awesome and bring out their “wow” factor.  Your leaders and teams will up their game — on their terms — in order to develop the cunning, clarity and confidence that’s been inside them all along. 

What’s more, they’ll get unstuck and discover a renewed and refreshed energy to own the mindset of the pitch in a way they never thought possible. If you’re ready to go from milquetoast to memorable, attracting and captivating your prospects while closing the sale in an authentic way, it’s time to #pitchforprofit

And you can bet, you’re going to have fun doing it!

Precious L. Williams is a 13-time national elevator pitch champion. She has also been featured on "Shark Tank," CNN, WSJ, Forbes Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine, the movie "LEAP." Her current clients include Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google, NBCUniversal, Federal Reserve Bank, Intuit Quickbooks, Harvard University, and more. Precious is a dynamic speaker, effective trainer and 3X 1 bestselling author.

Chrisa Zindros Boyce

Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Coach, Handel Group

Chrisa Zindros Boyce

Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Coach, Handel Group

Chrisa brings over a decade of management and executive level leadership to the Handel Group®. Throughout her career, she has worked on building brands and creating  business driving initiatives that have positively impacted sales, profit, and employee retention for large and small companies.   

As Chief Strategy Officer for Handel Group, Chrisa works closely with leaders from all divisions to ensure that HG is optimally growing and scaling as a company.  Her responsibilities span  business development  to financial operations and marketing.

In her role as an executive coach Chrisa leads Diversity and Inclusion Workshops, Culture Transformations and High Potential training programs across the globe. She supports both growing companies and industry conglomerates in designing cultures and structures that lead to increased employee retention, engagement and profitability.

Her roster of individual clients include an international group of serial entrepreneurs, perennial corporate executives and established individual contributors that hail from a broad range of sectors including Finance, Entertainment, Fashion, Technology, Non Profit + Government 

In her one on one coaching, Chrisa leans into her innate creativity, intuition and sense of humor to offer a personalized approach to help her clients meet their goals. Through an in-depth process, she helps her clients mitigate bad habits and  re-balance their priorities. 

She believes that authenticity breeds confidence and as such she supports her clients in staying true to their values and apologetically honing their voice.

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