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!

2018 Conference Schedule of Events

Day 1 – Unleash Your Inner Leadership Potential … Hello Fear

Day one will kick off with a welcome continental breakfast followed by sessions that are focused on examining the issues facing women in leadership and offer strategies for handling them.

08:00 a.m.  Breakfast 09:00 a.m.  Welcome 09:15 a.m.  Sessions 11:45 a.m.  Lunch 12:15 p.m.  Sessions 05:30 p.m.  Free time

Workshop Sessions Topics:  Today we are focused on examining the issues facing women in leadership roles and the strategies for handling them.

  • Jovita Jenkins: Using Emotional Intelligence to Drive Success – Get Out of Your Own Way
  • Alisha White Madison: Find Power in Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Candance Pilgrim-Simmons: Is Your Personal Style Interfering with Your Professional Goals?
  • Alisha White Madison: Outsmart Time – Conquer Work-Life Balance
  • Gill Cargill: Your Attitude Drives Your Altitude
  • Carol D. Anderson: Finding Your North Star – How to Develop an Annual Strategic (Profit) Plan

The day will culminate with an evening mixer and networking activities.

07:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Networking Activities

Day 2 – Connecting and Building Bridges… Hello Fear

On day two we’ll dive into a mix of workshops and open-forum roundtable discussions as we learn the power of collaboration and partnerships.

08:00 a.m.  Breakfast 09:00 a.m.  Welcome 09:15 a.m.  Sessions 11:45 a.m.  Lunch 12:15 p.m.  Sessions 05:30 p.m.  Free time

Workshops & Activities  – Its all about collaboration, partnership, and advocacy.  Stop trying to be all things and find the synergy in working together.  It’s not that we don’t trust each other.  It’s more like we don’t trust ourselves to choose the right partners.  We’re going to learn the keys to success.

  • Greg Winston: Motivation is Money! Managing Mom to Millennials
  • Shawn White: The Negotiating Game
  • Tanya Mackey: Does Your Month Outlast Your Money?
  • Armando Santos: Leveraging Digital Marketing – The Modern Pathway to Wealth Building Strategies
  • Crystal Mitchell: Networking for Collaboration
  • Kim Porter: Keeping Your Emotions from Running the Show

We’ve been “professional” all day and now it’s time to let our hair down and laugh. The evening includes food, drinks, networking, a guided wine tasting and ends with a surprise.

07:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Networking Activities

Day 3 – Navigate the Assertive Line

Recognize when their is gender or racial bias at play or not and how to address any issues that arise

On Day Three we’ll hear from some successful executive and entrepreneurial women, and dive into a mix of questions primarily on how to improve our interactions. If we’re strong and assertive leaders, we are viewed as domineering and abrasive. If we aren’t assertive enough we are views as weak and a pushover. How do we face conflict and resistance while getting others to mentor, sponsor and advocate on our behalf?

We will also hear from a Fire Captain on some critical ways to stay calm and improve our chances of survival when office politics, or dynamics turn deadly.

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

09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

  • Dimetrius Lynch – Fire Captain and Active Shooter Trainer

Panel and roundtable discussion

  • Diann Valentine – TV Personality, Love Expert, Event Designer, Author and Panel Facilitator
  • Dr. Arlene Warmack Williams – Researcher, Social Scientist and Entrepreneur
  • Keyonna Monroe – Journalist, Writer, Children’s Book Author, Youth Motivational Expert
  • Schanea Rourk – Entrepreneur, NAWBOLA President

11:30 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.

Certification Awards Ceremony and Farewell Address

Past Presenters & Panelist

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

Darell 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

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