Keynote Speaker 

Kaplan Mobray

Recognized as one of the nation’s top business speakers. Featured CNN, FOX, Businessweek, &The Wall Street Journal

 

Biography

KAPLAN MOBRAYINTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, CAREER CONSULTANT, FOUNDER OF THE KAPLAN MOBRAY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

“Recognized by Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of the nation’s top business speakers”

 Kaplan Mobray is one of the world’s most dynamic and inspirational business speakers and best-selling author of “The 10Ks of Personal Branding”.  An innovative mastermind, Kaplan has inspired and transformed countless lives through his insightful and groundbreaking approach to personal branding and leadership development.  Kaplan inspires audiences with practical strategies, “ah-ha moments”, that powerfully create real results to immediately elevate one’s career and improve one’s life.

A highly sought after, vibrant and energetic speaker, professional musician, and entrepreneur Kaplan Mobray learned early in his career that “to master quality of life you must first master quality of effort”.  He uses this personal philosophy to develop his extraordinarily creative insights and unique presentation content.  Wharton-educated, Kaplan draws from his over 15 years of corporate experience as a successful business executive where he led corporate marketing, advertising, and brand development initiatives for Fortune 500 companies.  Through his unconventional and innovative presentation style, he teaches organizations how to transform their business, increase their brand reputation and motivates individuals to become effective leaders at all levels.

 

Kaplan has received worldwide acclaim and numerous awards for his leadership and branding insights.  He has been featured on CNN, FOX, Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, Ad Age and shared his message to NFL players at Super Bowls forty-four and forty-five.  Through his latest venture, Kaplan is revolutionizing high performance online learning with his virtual interactive Kaplan Mobray Leadership Institute.  All of his innovative presentations have been described as life-changing events.

 

LinkedIn Workshop

Colleen McKenna

Intero Advisory /Principal

 

Biography
Colleen McKenna, an expert LinkedIn trainer, blogger, and speaker has worked with more than 400 companies and tens of thousands of
individuals who have increased their presence, revenue, and hiring opportunities applying her insight, strategy, and best practices through her blogs, coaching, training or speaking engagements. Whether online or in – person, she has an engaging, no -nonsense approach that delivers tangible value and helps sales, marketing, and recruiting teams hone their strategy and stay ahead of the social curve.
With a background in sales and marketing, Colleen is keenly tuned into how digital networks and skills have become the cornerstone to
building a professional brand and increasing sales and recruiting opportunities. Colleen shakes up the status quo with a ‘personal’ approach to business by maximizing an individual’s network, personal brand, and expertise.
Colleen McKenna, Principal
W: interoadvisory.com
L: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleenmckenna
T: @ColleenMc_Kenna | @ColleenMc_Kenna

8:45 – 9:45AM | Speakers for Breakout Session I

 

Session Description:

It’s easy to give up and recede into the background. But why? Hate is all around us.  Don’t accept what society says is normal. Empowerment is the process which enables one to gain power, authority, and influence over others. This presentation you will learn how to step out to achieve professional and personal life goals with confidence and swagger! Together we can learn to SLAY in STILETTOS

Biography

Judge Carolyn H. Nichols, was elected to a ten-year term in Superior Court in 2017. Previously, she was elected to the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court in 2011 and conducted felony jury trials in criminal court, with equal justice, protecting the rights of crime victims, and the accused, working to create opportunities for positive reentry to prevent recidivism.
Judge Nichols attended Philadelphia public schools, and received the Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Temple University in 1978. She graduated from Temple University Law School in 1985, with the Juris Doctor Degree, and received the Masters in Law Degree (LLM) in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Law School in 1994. Additionally, Judge Nichols obtained the Masters in Business Administration Degree from Eastern University in 2002.
Her professional career spans over twenty years of public service, including Legislative Assistant to former Philadelphia Councilwoman, Augusta Clarke; Assistant City Solicitor, and Deputy Secretary of External Affairs for the Mayor’s Office, in which she managed the City’s federal issues, including appropriations, and legislative advocacy. As City Deputy Finance Director, she managed the Minority Business
Enterprise Council (MBEC), to ensure that women and minority-owned businesses received fair inclusion and participation in City contracts. She also maintained a solo general civil litigation law practice, prior to her election to the Common Pleas Bench.

Judge Nichols was the inaugural recipient of the Judge Carolyn H. Nichols Drum Major for Justice Award, instituted by State Representative Margo Davidson in 2018, and Masjidullah honored her as Woman of Distinction in the Law in 2017. In 2014, Philadelphia City Council honored Judge Nichols for receiving the City Office of Economic Opportunity’s Guardian of Economic Inclusion Award for her service as MBEC Director. Judge Nichols has received recognition for her community service, including the Overbrook High School Hall of Fame. In 2007 and 2008, she was honored by the Philadelphia Tribune as one of the City’s Most Influential African Americans.
Judge Nichols is active in mentoring, and peace building programs in public schools to prevent violence, and to stop the school to prison pipeline with groups such as the Philadelphia School District FACE (Family and Community Engagement), Mothers in Charge, Hands Across Philladelphia, Inc, Black Male Educators (BMEC), and the Philadelphia Bar Association civic education program (ACE). She promotes inclusion and dialogue with groups such as, the Truman Project to promote international understanding; Masjidullah; Al Aqsa Islamic Society; the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and NewCore – to generate dialogue and understanding about culture,
race and ethnicity. Judge Nichols initiated a dialogue group with African American and Jewish professional women with the American Jewish Committee. She is a member of the Philadelphia Education Fund, Education First Compact, to improve public education
in local schools.
Judge Nichols is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Judicial Council, and the International Association of Women Judges. She has traveled internationally extensively to participate in cultural exchanges with judges concerning constitutional and judicial reform.

Session Description:

Whether you are selling yourself for a job interview, selling a product to a client, or do not think you are selling yourself at all. Guess what YOU ARE, you do it every day.  Do you want to know if you are investable? In this session, you will learn about the sales pitch of YOU. How can you make yourself, your business or your company investable? You will leave with tools on how to apply it with what products/services you have around you.

Biography

After spending nearly 20 years growing and transforming businesses around the globe, Hemingway launched Machem Capital, a business advisory and Angel investment firm focused on helping early-stage, B2B and B2C start-ups in the lifestyle and technology markets, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Applying her real-world, in-the-trenches experiences in all aspects of running a business – from technology and training to sales and development – to her work on behalf of her portfolio clients, Hemingway has a remarkable track record for seeing the bigger picture and then developing and executing appropriate strategies. She is also a skilled and inventive tactician whose track record demonstrates consistent and superior results.

 

10:00 – 10:45AM | Speakers for Breakout Session II

Session Description:

Ladies, it is time we start to take charge of our financial future.  In today’s world, it is critical to know how to save, invest, and plan for our future. Whether you are already doing it or have been thinking about it REAL TALK is worth the investment. Jeff’s unique presentation will provide you with tips and tools on how to build your financial future.

Session Description:

You have a great idea, you have already invested money into building this business, but you need an influx of cash to continue to scale. What is your next step?

Angel Investor Julianne Hemmingway will help you understand where Angel investors fit, what they are looking for, why it is important to find the right partner, how to pitch your idea, what you should be looking for in an investor, why programs like incubators fit well, and how to make sure value is added from both sides.  Do you have the Next Best idea? Then this session is for you!

Biography

After spending nearly 20 years growing and transforming businesses around the globe, Hemingway launched Machem Capital, a business advisory and Angel investment firm focused on helping early-stage, B2B and B2C start-ups in the lifestyle and technology markets, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Applying her real-world, in-the-trenches experiences in all aspects of running a business – from technology and training to sales and development – to her work on behalf of her portfolio clients, Hemingway has a remarkable track record for seeing the bigger picture and then developing and executing appropriate strategies. She is also a skilled and inventive tactician whose track record demonstrates consistent and superior results.

 

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2018 will take The Women’s Conference to the next level by combining a fusion of education, motivation, recognition, and ambition together with ideas that Empower women to BE Extraordinary.