Dr. Shelley Plumb is a Podiatrist Physician, Life Strategies Coach, prominent speaker and founder of PlumbTalk, Inc. Shelley leverage her professional experiences and personal life lessons to help individuals and teams embrace paths of excellence. She is committed to educating, entertaining, and empowering audiences on many platforms and has been featured in print, radio, and television. For more info, https://drshelleyplumb.com
Kathleen Haden is a well-known speaker, presenter, and teacher, bringing the latest information on what she speaks. She has written training manuals, books, and articles. She inspires her audience with her knowledge and ability to engage her crowd. Kathleen Haden is a well-known Touch & Movement expert featured in the movie “Keeper of the Keys” alongside Jack Canfield, John Grey, and many others. Kathleen’s knowledge of Health & Wellness has always kept her at the forefront of the latest trends from Pilates, Massage, Water & Sound Therapy. Kathleen has been using FIM and vibrational products with her clients for many years and has seen the benefits first-hand. Her most exciting venture is introducing these amazing tools to the rest of the world via Good Vibration Music. For more info, go to https://goodvibrationsmusicco.com.
Ande Lyons is a 4x founder, a startup champion, and host of the popular live stream show Startup Life LIVE. Using her deep toolkit of hard-earned business skills from her four prior businesses, combined with an abundance of enthusiasm, aka Andelicious Advice, Ande edutains first-time founders through conversations with diverse founders, investors, and experts.
#EMPOWERYOURSELFMONDAY (EPS 10) CHAT WITH SIYA SENSE ABOUT WEB.3
#EmpowerYourselfMonday (EPS10) w/ our Board of Directors: Tonya Scholz, @kNOwAging Emily Taffel Cohen, @EmilyOnTheAve Terry Michael, @TerryLiveBreath Chat w / Siya Sense @Siya_Siya_99 about #NFTs, networking & #WEB3!
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ABOUT SIYA SENSE:
Siya Sense is a recovering corporate ladder-climbing addict in real life & a storyteller in web3.0. Her goal is to onboard and train women & youth into the WEB3 space to create a space where all can succeed by raising each other. Siya is a single mom of two amazing daughters, inspiring her to be the best version of herself. She wants to tip the scales of how resources are distributed in this world. Now is the time to do that and accomplish it. For more info Twitter.com/siya_siya_99
#EmpowerYourselfMonday (EPS 9): Chat with Margarita Arriagada, founder of Valdé Beauty
#EmpowerYourselfMonday (EPS 9) via Twitter Spaces at 10 AM EST with our board of directors: Tonya Scholz, President Emily Taffel, Communication Terry Michael, VP Chat Margarita Arriagada, founder of Valdé Beauty!
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ABOUT MARGARITA ARRIAGADA:
MARGARITA ARRIAGADA is an entrepreneurial CEO with the rare ability to envision the future and manage the now. This visionary and strategic balance is showcased in her creation of Valdé, distinctive luxury beauty and lifestyle brand launching Holiday 2020. In her previous role as Strategic Advisor at Top Shelf Consulting (TSC), she collaborated with multiple brands, including Anastasia Beverly Hills, guiding brand positioning, product strategy, regional markets, and category trends. Before joining TSC, Arriagada served as Chief Merchant of Sephora USA. In this role, she was responsible for Sephora’s long-range merchandising strategy focusing on differentiation, innovation, and elevating client experience. She earned a reputation as an inspirational leader, mentor, and passionate talent developer.
Earlier, as she rose through the executive ranks of the LVMH-owned company, Arriagada penned the vision for Kendo, Sephora’s “owned” brand development arm. Drawing on her Latinx heritage and international product expertise, she was able to help shape a new, more inclusive direction in beauty. Sourcing and negotiating all the brands in Kendo’s portfolio earned her the affectionate nickname, “The Godmother of Beauty.”
Arriagada’s professional career began and flourished in retail—working her way up from the selling floor of Bullock’s department store to Vice President, Decorative Home at Macy’s. Before leaping to the beauty world, Arriagada established herself in home décor. As Vice President of Global Retail at Lladró, she launched international flagships featuring a new, elevated branding experience. She also led global product development for the Valencia, Spain-based collectible brand. She received the National Retail Federation’s “People Shaping Retail’s Future-Power Player Award” in 2015 and The National Mother’s Day Committee, Outstanding Mother Award in 2013.
Arriagada holds a Degree in Merchandising and Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. For more info: valdebeauty.com
#EmpowerYourselfMonday (EPS 8) Chat with Ankita Dhakar, founder of SecurityLit & Cyber Cosmos World
Meet Ankita Dhakar, Managing Director of SecurityLit & Founder of Cyber Cosmos World, A community for women to share their stories and achievements while also inspiring other women to go after their dreams.
Originally Live streamed on February 29, 2022 at 10 AM EST
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About Ankita Dhakar:
Ankita Dhakar is the Managing Director of SecurityLit, A cyber security company based in New Zealand. She is passionate about making cybersecurity easy for businesses, big or small.
Ankita moved to New Zealand when she was just 22. She faced numerous challenges when she started her own business. She entered a male-dominated industry without any experience and with limited resources. She could not find help or support, but that did not stop her. Ankita learned to become resourceful and overcame each obstacle that came in her way! Today she’s running a successful tech start-up, has won awards for her contribution, and is known as a leader in the Cyber Security industry.
Ankita is not just an entrepreneur; she also looks for opportunities that positively impact the community. For that reason, she created Cyber Cosmos World, A community for women to share their stories and achievements while also inspiring other women to go after their dreams. For more info: cybercosmos.world
#EmpowerYourselfMonday (EPS 6) Chat with Kristie Wells
Our VP, Terry Michael, starts the podcast with the breathing & mindfulness exercise. Tonya Scholz, President of AWCSF, welcomed everyone to the Space.
Meet Kristie Wells!
Kristie Wells and Tonya Scholz chat about WEB 2 and going into WEB 3.
Kristie Wells and Tonya Scholz chat about WEB 3.1 – Unconference.
Kristi, Tonya, and Jennifer chat about women utilizing WEB3 and Blockchain.
Kristie and Tonya chat about the importance of education and WEB 3.1 – Unconference.
Jennifer, Kristie an Tonya closing remarks.
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About Kristie Wells:
Kristie Wells is a versatile, tech-savvy marketing and customer experience professional. She has run her digital marketing agency for 15 years, led global social media for Ancestry.com, built influencer programs for Southwest Airlines and Lenovo, and launched a not-for-profit that created chapters in 350 cities worldwide. While her roles and titles have changed with the times, her passion for connecting people, pursuing big ideas, and improving products are at the core of everything she does. She is a co-host of the Web 3.1 Unconference that will explore key issues facing our society as emerging technologies like web3 transform how we connect, communicate, collaborate, and relate to each other. For more info, visit Web31.xyz.
Join us on Thursday, April 15, from 5 PM -6 PM as we honor our April 2021 outstanding communicator, Carolina Gonzalez, for helping seniors sign up for the COVID-Vaccine. We will also be celebrating our National Chapter, AWC 112 Years of Women Empowerment.
Carolina Gonzalez is a mother of three and a middle school STEAM and Entrepreneurship teacher. She is a graduate of Lynn University’s College of International Communication. In December of 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it became clear that the appointment booking systems in place would not provide equitable access to the seniors who intended to use them. At this time, she began connecting with seniors to secure highly sought-after COVID-19 vaccine appointments. In January of 2021, while searching for information to assist others, she joined and then was invited to serve as a moderator for the Facebook group, “South Florida-COVID-19 Vaccination Information.”
Gonzalez serves as one of several moderators and volunteers who pour hours of their own time. Her efforts continued throughout all stages and eligibility groups of the vaccine rollout. She continued to connect individuals to confirmed appointments and shifted her efforts to share real-time, up-to-date vaccine opportunities and verified information on the Facebook group. In February of 2021, she began curating up-to-date statewide vaccine appointment information via a live document, State of Florida COVID-19 Vaccination Information, circulated widely throughout the state. Mia Russo Stern, Jenn Greenberg, Kimberly Merchant, and fellow volunteers supported this effort. The live document has been updated and maintained to reflect the most up-to-date statewide opportunities organized by the county. On March 10th, 2021, Gonzalez hosted a Facebook Live event to share tips on using the live document to determine eligibility and where to go. Throughout her volunteer effort, she has made meaningful connections with and partnered with local community leaders to connect hundreds of individuals to various South Florida pop-up vaccination events. Presently, she continues to work alongside like-minded volunteers who work to continuously break down barriers individuals may face in the process of securing a COVID-19 vaccine.
Because of the Covid19 pandemic and social distancing, all AWC South Florida (AWCSF) events will be held virtually.
Join AWC South Florida for a virtual networking and membership drive Meetup via Zoom. Find out more about our four weeks of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) South Florida Online Education & Membership Drive Campaign, upcoming monthly networking & educational classes, Empower Yourself workshops, and virtual Meetup for a Cause. Prizes will be given out all through the event and will be shipped to the winners.
Opportunity to connect with AWC National Members worldwide, The AWC Membership Drive Directory provides 24/7 access to networking with your peers. Add value to your personal and professional growth. This virtual Meetup is complimentary to members and nonmembers.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 6:30 PM-8:30PM