Miami Beach Womens Conference 3/26-27/10

Miami Beach Women’s Conference expands to two days of empowering activities for women by women-March 26-27

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, the Miami Beach Commission for Women and Women’s Exhibit are producing the second annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27.

More than 700 women attended last year, and more than 1,000 are expected this year. The event will showcase activities dealing with topics that affect women today, and include special presentations about the great women in Miami Beach. Conference topics include safety & self defense, career & finance, health and wellness, arts and more.

On Friday, March 26, the Conference will begin at City Hall with a continental breakfast and the Mayor’s Panel on “Women in Politics / Women Leaders” in the Commission Chambers from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., featuring an all-star lineup of elected female officials.

The food and celebration continues with a catered lunch in the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, featuring top female chefs.

From 2-6 p.m., the conference moves to the Miami Beach Convention Center. Renowned women’s history author and expert Doris Weatherford is the keynote speaker, leading into a panel on 2010 Woman in History Honoree Barbara Baer Capitman – the visionary most responsible for saving Miami Beach’s Art Deco district.

At 6:30 p.m. in the Botanical Garden, the Miami Beach Commission for Women honors Miami Beach’s 2010 “Women Worth Knowing”, which this year includes Margarita Cepeda-Leonardo, Laura Jamieson, Elizabeth Schwartz and Dona Zemo.

On Saturday March 27, a Woman’s Expo features local businesses, women’s organizations, interactive arts exhibit, psychics, live performances, speakers and a teen forum at the Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The conference on March 26 is free and open to the public. Lunch in the Garden is $25. There is a nominal charge of $5 for the Women’s Expo on March 27 (under 18 is free). For more information about the conference: http://womensexhibit.com/wordpress/

Partners include the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council, The Miami Dade Commission for Women, The Miami Beach Convention Center and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

FRIDAY, MARCH 26-MIAMI BEACH WOMEN’S CONFERENCE EVENTS
8:30 to 11:00 AM
Location: Miami Beach City Hall – 3rd Floor
1700 Convention Center Drive
Continental Breakfast, Sponsored by Costco

“WOMEN IN POLITICS / WOMEN LEADERS”
Host: Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower
Moderator: Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn
Miami Beach’s first woman Mayor, Matti Bower brings together a panel of women leaders throughout Miami-Dade County for the second annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference at City Hall Friday March 26, 2010 — with a Special Guest from “The White House Project”.
The Panelists are:
Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb
El Portal Village Mayor Joyce A. Davis
Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner
Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman, District 4
Miami-Dade Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, District 6
Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen, The White House Project
The Mayor’s Panel is Sponsored by: Florida House Representative Luis R. Garcia, Jr. District 107
12:00 to 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
$25 Per Person
Sponsor: The Boucher Brothers
“LUNCH IN THE GARDEN”
Featuring Women Chefs, Caterers & Restauranteurs

2:00 – 6:00 PM-“CONFERENCE SESSIONS”-(ALL SESSIONS ARE FREE)
LOCATION: Miami Beach Convention Center
Hall B First Floor
1901 Convention Center Drive
2 pm to 3:15 PM
“WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH”
Keynote Speaker: Doris Weatherford, author and historian
2010 Women’s History Honoree
Barbara Baer Capitman
Sponsor: Goldman Properties
Location: Main Room

3:30 – 4:20 PM
“EMAIL MARKETING”
Individual Room Sessions
Presented by: Lisa Sparks, Constant Contact
Sponsor: Constant Contact
Location: Room B -114

“A HEALTHY HEART”
Presented by: Charlotte Libov
Sponsor to be Announced
Location: Room B -115

“WOMEN AUTHORS”
Jo Manning, Ellen Brazer ,Trisha Posner
Presented by: Carol Hoffman-Guzman
Sponsor to be Announced
Location: Room B – 116

“HANDS-ON ART WORKSHOP”
Presented by: Dena Stewart
Sponsor to be Announced
Location: Room B – 117

4:00 to 6:00 PM
S.A.F.E.- SELF-DEFENSE AWARENESS AND FAMILIARIZATION EXCHANGE
Presented by: Kelly Reid
Sponsor: Miami Beach Fraternal Order of Police
William Nichols Lodge #8
Location: Main Room

4:30 – 5:20 PM
Break Out Room Sessions
“MIVISTA MARKETING MASTERMIND”
Presented by: Michelle Villalobos
Sponsor: Friends of DDCFW, Inc.

“PSYCHOLOGICAL TRANSITIONS”
Presented by: Dr. Alice Randolph
Sponsor: Dr. Alice Randolph
Location: Room B -115

“RIGHTS OF UNMARRIED COUPLES”
Presented by: Elizabeth Schwartz, Esq.
Sponsor: To be Announced
Location: Room B -116

“WOMEN ARTISTS”
Presented by: Dena Stewart
Speakers
Paula Turk
Shirley Henderson
Ellie Schneiderman
Sponsor: Miami Cultural Arts Foundation
Location: Room B 117

MIAMI BEACH “WOMEN WORTH KNOWING” AWARDS
Presented by: Miami Beach Commission for Women
Location:Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive

SATURDAY, MARCH 27-MIAMI BEACH WOMEN’S CONFERENCE EVENTS-
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
MIAMI BEACH WOMEN’S EXPO
Miami Beach Convention Center Hall B
Adult Admission $5.00 – 18 & Under: Free
A variety of vendors, art galleries, organizations, and businesses will be available to showcase their products and services. Fashion, beauty, publication, retail, corporate, nonprofits, art, comedy and live music performances!

SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
SKIN CARE BY SKIN TYPE
Dr. Leslie Bauman, Dermatologist
Author of “The Skin Type Solution” and more
CEO Bauman Cosmetic Research Institute

THE BEAUTY PRESCRIPTION
Dr. Eva Caroline Rivto, Psychiatrist
University of Miami School of Psychiatry
Author of “The Beauty Prescription

UPSIDE THINKING
CEO & Coach Lisa Marie Platsky
Author of “Designing Your Destiny”

TEEN FORUM
Hannah Imberman, Girl Scouts of America
Author of “Mimo Mania”

“SOCIAL NETWORKING”
Mary Muniz-Pellicer
Y.W.C.A. Greater Miami-Dade, Inc.

S.A.F.E.
Self Defense Workshop
Retired Miami Beach Police Officer Kelly Reid

“ADD WOMEN, CHANGE POLITICS”
The White House Project
Kimberly Michem-Rasmussen
Southern Region Director of Development

STEM CELL 101”
Sabrina Cohen Stem Cell Research Foundation
WedMD 2009 “American Health Hero”

TWINS SPEAK WITH THEIR HEARTS”
Hearts Desire International, LLC

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