The Bella Network

Women’s Leadership

Conference 2018

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 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.

Unleashing Your Inner Leadership Potential….Hello Fear

Day 1 – Theme: Unleashing 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.

  • Using Emotional Intelligence to Drive Success
  • Find Power in Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Outsmart Time – Conquer Work-Life Balance
  • How to Say the Right Things in Tough Situations
  • Navigate the Double Bind
  • Ready, Set .. Transition

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

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

Day 2 – Theme – 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.

  • Without STEAM Your Business May be Obsolete
  • Demystifying Supplier Diversity – The Keys to the Gate
  • Networking for Collaboration
  • Keeping Your Emotions from Running the Show
  • And many more….

We’ve been “professional” all day and now it’s time to let our hair down and laugh. The evening includes food, drinks, networking, and ends with a special comedy experience with some top LA comedians —stay tuned for the lineup!

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

Day 3 – Negotiate the Double Bind

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. – 12:30 p.m.

Panel and roundtable discussion

12:30 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.

Certification Awards Ceremony and Farewell Address

Past Presenters

Dimitrius Lynch

CEO of Let Us Inc., and Fire Fighter Captain

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

Margo Bouchet, Esq.

Family Law and Mediation Attorney

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

Stacey Gordon

Chief Education Officer

Darell Brown

Senior Vice President - US Bank

Joe Haywood

Managing Partner - Haywood & Associates

Norma Hollis

Authority on Authenticity and Self-Awareness

Gil Cargill

Sales Acceleration Coach

KL Moore

Image Consultant

Alisha White Madison

Process Improvement Business Consultant and Career Leadership Coach

Dawn Strozier

Radio Personality, Personal Trainer and Healthy Living Coach

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

Crystal Mitchell

Business Radio Host, Entrepreneurial Coach

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. Kim Brown Porter


Dr. Tora Brown

Brand Strategist and Consumer Behavior Specialist

Erika Williams-Rogers

Life Coach

Erin Mackey

Financial Advisor

Jovita Jenkins

Career Strategy and Life Coach

Naja Hayward

Thrieve Coach

Sheri Betts

Maximum Impact Coach

Sybil Henry

The Style Concierge

Tanya Mackey

Financial Advisor & Insurance Expert

Tana Session

Career, Life & Executive Coach
HP, Inc.
Hawyood Associates
National Fringe Benefits
US Bank
Lifestyle Elevation Media Group
Hair Confidence
Honey Nail Glam
City National Bank
Let Us Inc
Dress For Success
The Business Zone
Recycling Black Dollars
All That and More Boutique

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Early Bird


Before September 15th
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch
Swag Bag
Friday & Saturday Networking Activities



Available until Sold Out
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch
Swag Bag
Friday & Saturday Networking Activities

Sat & Sun Only


Available until Sold Out
Breakfast, Lunch, & Brunch
Swag Bag
Saturday Only Working Sessions & Networking Activities

Friday Networking Activities


Appetizers, networking and TBD

Saturday Networking Activities

Appetizers, networking and TBD

Sunday – Panel & Brunch


Brunch (Men & Women)