The Bella Network

Women’s Leadership

Conference 2019

Behind Every Successful Woman

Is A Tribe of Other Successful Women Who Have Her Back
We want the Bella story to be every women’s story. One of finding out who we are, what we’re made of and learning to take those experiences to stand in our power and create the most profound professional and business lives possible. Yet, we can’t do that alone. We need a powerful network. Not just a social network, or a family network but a network that includes top-level business women and entrepreneurs exchanging ideas and sharing experiences. Women who are invested in making the connections to support your efforts and are willing to advocate on your behalf. Those types of relationships take time. Come spend time with a tribe of Bellas!

2019 Conference Schedule of Events

Don’t you hate it when you go to an event, and you know something that the speaker doesn’t?  Wouldn’t it be great if the conference forum allowed everyone to share what they know? Their expertise, their experience.  That’s just what we do. We believe that everyone has expertise worth sharing, so we minimize the use of speakers and panels.

Our participants come from various industries and levels of experience. This diversity adds tremendously to the overall knowledge sharing.  You don’t just hear one person’s perspective or discussions from just a few. More importantly, we are looking for opportunities to develop a fresh way of addressing a situation, challenge or issue, so everyone’s perspective is important.

Break Through to Excellence!

09:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Workshop Activities with Continental Breakfast & Lunch

Our 2019 conference is still under construction, but we have decided on the general topics for Survival in White America:

  • Business Acumen
  • Financial Budgeting & Statements
  • Strategic & Critical Thinking

Career & Entrepreneurial Benefits:

  • Help your company or business make more money and spend more wisely by reducing costs, increasing revenues or both.
  • Understand the basic tools organizations use to depict their financial conditions and value their business and projects.
  • Speak the language of business and know when someone else is faking it.
  • Learn to challenge assumptions, identify trends and use the insight you gain to make smart choices.

Strategic & Critical Thinking

What is strategic thinking? Looking at your work task with a broader focus and longer time frame than usual. A narrow focus can result in short-term accomplishments but fail to position you and your organization for long-term success.

Career & Entrepreneurial Benefits:

  • Use resources more effectively and avoid costly mistakes.
  • Make well-informed decisions and solve problems creatively.
  • Minimize the damage caused by unforeseen events.
  • Adapt to shifting conditions and demands.

We want to fall back on the teachings of the first black billionaire, Reginald Lewis, who said: “Why should white guys have all the fun?” Every professional, both corporate and entrepreneurs need these basic skills they don’t teach you in college but are critical to your career or entrepreneurial success.

We are going to have fun learning these critical skills. Join us!!

06:30 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.  Networking & Dinner On Your Own

On Day Two: We always start the day learning how to survive an active shooter.  It’s critical that we learn how to stay calm and improve our chances of survival when office politics, or situational dynamics turn deadly.  Your actions could save the lives of your peers, employees, and customers.


09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Demetrius Lynch – Fire Captain and Active Shooter Trainer

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mastermind Breakout Sessions

What is mastermind session? An informative and interactive way to combine brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen our business and personal skills through practical and action-oriented tips.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

You’re going to wonder where all the time went when it’s time to close out!

Past Facilitators & Panelist

It has been four years since we first started The Bella Network Leadership Conference.  We are proud of the many professionals that have participated in our efforts.  This year, we will again leverage some of the most talented professionals to facilitate our knowledge building efforts.

Alisha White Madison

Process Improvement Business Consultant and Career Leadership Coach

Dr. Arlene Warmack Williams

Associate Director, Development Communications at USC Marshall School of Business

Armand Santos

Creative Director, Prometheus Development Group, Inc.

Candance D Pilgram-Simmons

Resident Stylist and Owner of All That & More

Carol D. Anderson

Managing Partner/Principal Consultant

Crystal Mitchell

Business Radio Host, Entrepreneurial Coach

Diann Valentine

TV Personality, Love Expert, Event Designer, Author

Dimitrius Lynch

CEO of Let Us Inc., and Fire Fighter Captain

Gil Cargill

Sales Acceleration Coach

Greg Winston

Author, Speaker, Marketing & Sales Expert

Jovita Jenkins

Career Strategy and Life Coach

Keyonna Monroe

CEO, & Executive Director of Pretty2Me

Dr. Kim Brown Porter

Mental Health Professional

Dr. Natalie Sanders, MD

Hospice and ElderCare physician and Wine Ambassador

Pamela Isom

CEO of ICE Safety Solution

Rachael Ross

Certified Sound Therapist

Schenae Rourk

President of Resource Solutions of California

Shawn R. White

Corporate Attorney with Commercial, Licensing, Privacy, IP, and General Contract Drafting and Negotiating Expertise

Tanya Mackey

Financial Advisor & Insurance Expert

Dawn Strozier

Radio Personality, Personal Trainer and Healthy Living Coach

Margo Bouchet, Esq.

Family Law and Mediation Attorney

Stacey Gordon

Chief Education Officer

Darrell Brown

Senior Vice President - US Bank

Joe Haywood

Managing Partner - Haywood & Associates

KL Moore

Image Consultant

Tina Knowles Lawson

Business Woman and Fashion Designer

Richard Lawson

Actor, Coach to the Stars, Master Confidence Trainer

Zuhariah Scott Washington

General Manager, Eastern Region at Xchange Leasing, an Uber company

Lesley Slaton Brown

HP, Inc., Chief Diversity Officer

Celeste Brown, M. Ed

Meditation Coach and Educator

Cynthia Oredudga

Life Purpose Coach, Author, Speaker and Talent Agent

D’Shaun Booker

Life Coach, Strategist, Producer, Speaker

Danielle Y. Sellers

Prudential Financial Planner

Dr. Tora Brown

Brand Strategist and Consumer Behavior Specialist

Erika Williams-Rogers

Life Coach

Erin Mackey

Financial Advisor

Naja Hayward

Thrieve Coach

Sheri Betts

Maximum Impact Coach

Sybil Henry

The Style Concierge

Tana Session

Career, Life & Executive Coach

Andrea “Drea” Kelly

Fashion Business Woman, Award-winning Choreographer, Professionally Trained Dancer and Reality TV-Star

Marcell Peoples

Hard working employee of a Woman Owned Business

Lela Christine

Brand Creator, Digital Influencer, Social Media Marketing Strategist, PRGuru

Diane Stone

Human Resource Coach and Career Specialist

Denise Peoples

Author of Women Enough!, Chief Engagement Officer, STEMulate Learning

Dr. Cozette White

The Money Coach

Norma Hollis

Authority on Authenticity and Self-Awareness
HP, Inc.
Hawyood Associates
National Fringe Benefits
US Bank
Let Us Inc
The Business Zone
Recycling Black Dollars
All That and More Boutique
Boisset Wine Society

Register for 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference

Early Bird


Available until October 17th
Free Mentee Enrollment (Sr. or College Student)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch
Swag Bag
Saturday & Sunday Activities

On Site Registration


Available until Sold Out
$100 for Mentee Enrollment (Sr. or College Student)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch
Swag Bag
Saturday & Sunday Activities

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Sunday Brunch
Swag Bag
Sunday Activities Only