Women's Leadership Summit - 2020

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This year's Women's Leadership Summit will be held at the Mega CPE Conference on June 12,2020 at Disney's Contemporary Resort. The Summit will provide Florida business women of all industries with opportunities to network and advance their leadership skills.

Women are having a profound impact on our world. Be it in the business sector or their communities, they are integral parts in shaping what is happening and where we are going. They are using their knowledge and experience to help better their respective professions and are setting great examples for future generations. 

The Women’s Leadership Summit will provide business women of all industries with opportunities to network and advance their leadership skills.
Don’t miss the Women to Watch Awards presentation honoring women exemplifying leadership excellence in the accounting profession presented by the FICPA’s 2019-20 Council Chair Abby Dupree.


Women's Leadership Summit Registration & Continental Breakfast 
Time: 7:00am - 8:00am 

Mega Opening Remarks & Women to Watch Awards Presentation 
Time: 8:00am - 8:15am 

Mega Keynote: Reimaging Our Profession
Credit and Type: 1 Technical Business
Speaker Name: Bill Reeb, CPA, CITP, CGMA / Chief Executive Officer / Chair, AICPA Board of Directors 2019-2020
Time: 8:15am - 9:05am 
Fueled by rapid technological innovation, the world is changing at unprecedented speed - with significant implications for the accounting profession.  Cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies and Dynamic Audit Solution, all are transforming the way we work today and will continue to do so in our future.  AICPA Immediate Past Chair, Bill Reeb, CPA, CITP, CGMA, will provide insight on the progress our profession is making on key initiatives designed to shape the current and future competencies of our professionals, ensure the viability of our attest function, while protecting the public interest.

Opening Remarks - Barbara Strasdas, Women In Leadership Committee Chair
Time: 9:15am-9:20am

Welcome - Deborah Curry, FICPA President/CEO
Time: 9:20am - 9:30am 

The Communication Language of Women
Credit and Type: 1 Behavorial
Speaker Name: Erica Castner
Time: 9:30am - 10:20am

Attendees will walk away from the session knowing: 
• 5 Ways You Can Increase Your Communication Confidence in the Next 30 Days 
• Why it's important to lead with your strengths 
• Strategies to help you "honor your time" and gracefully say "no" 
• How to work through challenging situations and breakthrough fears

Solidify Your Success: Discover and Build Your Personal Brand
Credit and Type: 2 Behavioral 
Speaker Name: Jennifer Elder
Time: 10:35am - 12:15pm
Whether it is deliberate or not, you have a brand.  Your brand is how your coworkers perceive you.  It is developed from how you look, talk, and act.  Your brand affects everything from how people respond to you, whether people want to work with you, whether you get the plum assignments, and whether you get that desired promotion.  Discover what your current brand message is and how you can deliberately change or strengthen your brand.

Time Management Power Tools to Thrive in Turbulent Times
Credit and Type: 2 Behavioral 
Speaker Name: Cindy Montgenie
Time: Friday 1:05pm – 2:45pm 
Like you, leaders everywhere face the enormous challenges of doing more with less and juggling with a gazillion demands yelling for attention.
Making the most of every single second is now one of the most fundamental  skills to thrive in  the modern fast-paced life.
Get ready to rule over your days, crush procrastination and overcome overwhelm when you discover: 
* The 5-piece toolbox you need to achieve any goal 
* A simple 3-step process to crush procrastination like a superhero 
* One simple strategy to increase your odds of achieving your goals by 50% 
* The counter intuitive approach to soar higher and prevent burn out while still remaining a high performer
* A straightforward framework to master prioritization, be laser focused and make every day count

Surviving Bullying and Cyber Harassment. Solutions to help you feel empowered in a difficult situation
Credit and Type: 1 Behavioral 
Speaker Name: Tina Reine
Time: 3:00pm - 3:50pm 
What is it like to experience and survive bullying and extreme cyber harassment? Tina shares her story of the debilitating effects of harassment that permeated all avenues of her life and how easy it would have been to give up. Tina will share how she empowered herself, enabling her to get to the other side of a difficult situation. These tips will be transferable to many difficult situations we all face in life.

Closing Remarks/Recognition of WLC 
Time: 3:50pm 


Disney's Contemporary Resort
4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830407-824-1000Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830407-824-3000

Room Rate: $294.00 Single/Double (Additional person $35.00 per person per night.)
Hotel Cutoff Deadline: Thursday, May 7, 2020 (Please note that the conference accommodation rate is subject to sell out prior to the advertised reservation cut off date. Reservations made after the cutoff date will be subject to availability
 and current room rate.)For reservations, please contact either resort at 407-939-4686. Be sure to mention the Mega CPE Conference when you call in to receive the special group rate.  Parking Rate: The parking rates are $25.00 for self-parking
 and $33.00 for valet parking, per day, per car.

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