2022 Women's Leadership Summit

Web banner 22 WLS
Web banner 22 WLS
Friday, June 10, 2022
Disney's Contemporary Resort - 4600 N World Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8413
9:00am - 4:00pm (opens at 8:50am) EST
7Credits
Behavioral and Technical Business

Registration is Open

Members
$150.00 Regular Price
Non-Members
$175.00 Regular Price
Course Type: CPE Conferences
Course Code: 22/WLS
Vendor: Florida Institute of CPAs
Field of Study: Personal Development

Overview:

Welcome Back to the Women's Leadership Summit IN-PERSON!

There was never a better time to be a woman in the CPA profession or business in general!  Opportunities abound.  The Women's Leadership Summit is designed to bring together novice and experienced professionals for a day-long program of education, collaboration and inspiration.  We hope you will join us this year as we acknowledge the leadership qualities and contributions of our Emerging and Experienced Women to Watch Award recipients.  Join us as we hear about the state of the profession from AICPA President & CEO Barry Melancon.  Receive a special welcome from FICPA President & CEO Shelly Weir.  Most importantly, learn; network and share ideas with your peers.  What a great way to spend a day!

Join Us for Our MEGA Closing Night Networking Dinner and Dueling Pianos!

Want to continue the fun and networking?  Join us for our closing night celebration.  Indulge in great food and drink, and outstanding company.  This family-friendly event features dueling pianos, fireworks and maybe a special guest star or two (additional registration fees apply.)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support of the Women's Leadership Summit through your sponsorship.  For further information contact Tavara Andrews at tavara@tjsacctg.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Schedule:

Friday, June 10, 2022

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Time: Friday 7:00am - 8:00am

Mega Opening Remarks & Women to Watch Awards Presentation

Time: Friday 8:00am - 8:15am

The Women to Watch Awards presentation honoring women who exemplify leadership excellence in the field of accounting presented by FICPA President & CEO, Shelly Weir.

Presenters:

Mega Keynote Speaker - State of the Profession

Time: Friday 8:15am - 9:05am Credits: 1 TB

Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, President and CEO, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Join AICPA President and CEO, Barry Melancon, as he explores the future of the profession, including future proofing the profession; federal regulatory issues; firm trends; talent pipelines and more.

Presenters:

Women in Leadership Opening Remarks and Welcome

Time: Friday 9:15am - 9:30am

Shelly Weir, President & CEO, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)

Presenters:

Change Leadership: Navigating Workplace Dynamics

Time: Friday 9:30am - 10:20am Credits: 1 BE

Cheryl McDuffie James, Managing Director & CEO, Business Imaging

Today is different than a year ago. Each year people, places, processes, and customers will change. As leaders how do we navigate the growing complexities in the workplace?
We will explore the following:
 -Decision-making 
-The Great Resignation 
-Customers 
-Remote Leadership

Presenters:

Break

Time: Friday 10:20am - 10:35am

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Time: Friday 10:35am - 11:25am Credits: 1 BE

Laura K. Rossi, CPA/PFSS, CFP, Managing Director, Ernst & Young

While employees are leaving their employers in record numbers, the short-term and long-term personal and financial impacts of this decision should be considered from both sides.  Learn what you should take into consideration before you make your move.

Presenters:

Building Trust to Instill Confidence

Time: Friday 11:25am - 12:15pm Credits: 1 BE

John-Luke McCord, MA

This session will help you to identify beliefs you hold about yourself, the good, the bad, and especially the ugly as they relate to your leadership style. Investigate the beliefs you hold about others and challenge you to understand them and learn how to be a keen observer of dysfunctional self-beliefs in employees and challenge others to adopt a more accurate reflection of themselves.

Lunch

Time: Friday 12:15pm - 1:05pm

Workplace Wellness: Tools to Help You When You're Feeling Triggered

Time: Friday 1:05pm - 1:55pm Credits: 1 BE

Sadaf Siddiqi, Psychotherapist and Consultant

The ability to respond - instead of react - to your emotions is a sign of high Emotional Intelligence (EQ), which is a well known predictor of career success. In this session, you will gain insight into your emotional triggers and learn tools to help you manage them in the moment. At the end, there will be an (optional) interactive portion where you can practice regulating your emotions with a partner. 

Presenters:

Work-Life Balance Skills

Time: Friday 1:55pm - 2:45pm Credits: 1 BE

Sabby Hightower, Chief of Staff, Visiting Nurse Association

Those who understand the benefits of a healthy balanced life will be motivated to make positive changes. Employees' lives and the company's culture will be improved with a work-life balance. Learning the basics of work-life balance will also increase employee productivity, health, and morale.

Presenters:

Break

Time: Friday 2:45pm - 3:00pm

No LOLing: The New Business Writing Etiquette

Time: Friday 3:00pm - 3:50pm Credits: 1 BE

Kate McClare, Copywriter, Kate's Copy

Social media has made us more approachable in informal business communications, but are we getting too casual? Learn how to refresh your business writing style so it’s friendly and relaxed but still shows you mean business.

Presenters:

Closing Remarks/Recognition of WLC

Time: Friday 3:50pm - 4:00pm

Lena Combs
2021-22 Chair - Women in Leadership Committee

Chair’s Closing Night Celebration and Dueling Pianos

Time: Friday 6:00pm - 9:00pm

From networking reception and chair's program to dueling pianos and fireworks, what better way to wrap up your day at Disney?  Indulge in great food and drink, and outstanding company.  A special guest star or two may even make an appearance! 

(Additional fees apply: Adults $75, children under 12 $50.)

1 - Adult Guest - Chair’s Closing Night Celebration

Time: Friday 6:01pm - 9:00pm

Closing Night Networking Dinner, Dueling Pianos, and Fireworks!

Adult Guest Ticket
From networking reception and chair's program to dueling pianos and fireworks, what better way to wrap up 4 great days of CPE?  Indulge in great food and drink, and outstanding company. A special guest star or two may even make an appearance!  Individual registration and group tables available.  

1 - Adult Guest -Chair’s Closing Night Celebration

Time: Friday 6:02pm - 9:00pm

Closing Night Networking Dinner, Dueling Pianos, and Fireworks!

Adult Guest Ticket
From networking reception and chair's program to dueling pianos and fireworks, what better way to wrap up 4 great days of CPE?  Indulge in great food and drink, and outstanding company. A special guest star or two may even make an appearance!  Individual registration and group tables available.  

1 - Child Guest (12 & Under) - Chair’s Closing Night Celebration

Time: Friday 6:03pm - 9:00pm

Closing Night Networking Dinner, Dueling Pianos, and Fireworks!

Child Guest (12 & Under)
From networking reception and chair's program to dueling pianos and fireworks, what better way to wrap up 4 great days of CPE?  Indulge in great food and drink, and outstanding company. A special guest star or two may even make an appearance!  Individual registration and group tables available.  

1 - Child Guest (12 & Under) -Chair’s Closing Night Celebration

Time: Friday 6:04pm - 9:00pm

Closing Night Networking Dinner, Dueling Pianos, and Fireworks!

Child Guest (12 & Under)
From networking reception and chair's program to dueling pianos and fireworks, what better way to wrap up 4 great days of CPE?  Indulge in great food and drink, and outstanding company. A special guest star or two may even make an appearance!  Individual registration and group tables available.  

Objectives:

  • Network with other women in the business
  • Exchange ideas and experiences to advance your career
  • Learn leadership, communication and self care skills

 

Presenters:

  • Barry C Melancon, CPA, CGMA

    Barry C. Melancon is the CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the most influential body of professional accountants in the world with 650,000 members and students. Formed in 2017, it combines the strengths of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), which Melancon also leads as President & CEO....

    Read more about Barry C Melancon here
  • Kristin Ashley Bivona, CPA,MBA

    Read more about Kristin Ashley Bivona here
  • Shelly Sinclair Weir

    Shelly Weir is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA), the statewide professional association for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in Florida. In this role, Weir serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the FICPA and FICPA Scholarship Foundation and works in partnership with the FICPA Council to develop and execute the Institute’s strategic vision. Weir leads a...

    Read more about Shelly Sinclair Weir here
  • Kate McClare

    Kate McClare is a professional copy writer and editor with extensive experience in both print and digital media. She has worked for newspapers and magazines in New England and South Florida and written for national and regional magazines. She is the founder and CEO of Kate’s Copy, which works with businesses and individuals to create copy that attracts readers and customers. Kate will talk about...

    Read more about Kate McClare here
  • Laura K Rossi

    Read more about Laura K Rossi here
  • Cheryl McDuffie James

    Cheryl McDuffie James is a Human Capital Maximizer, Peer Advisory Leader of CEOs, Business Owners, and Executives, Talent Optimizer, Change Management Implementer, and Mental Fitness Professional serving as the CEO and Managing Director for Business Imaging, since 2006.She is passionate about people, accountability, and helping others maximize their potential. A connector who partners with...

    Read more about Cheryl McDuffie James here
  • Sabby Hightower

    Read more about Sabby Hightower here
  • Sadaf Siddiqi

    Sadaf Siddiqi is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice. She's also the human behind Being, a digital mental health brand. Through her work, she makes an effort to normalize mental health and the emotions that we all experience. Sadaf works with people individually, in groups, and through organizations to cultivate change through education, intention, and compassion. She also...

    Read more about Sadaf Siddiqi here

Presenters:

Barry C Melancon, CPA, CGMA

Barry C. Melancon is the CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the most influential body of professional accountants in the world with 650,000 members and students. Formed in 2017, it combines the strengths of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), which Melancon also leads as President & CEO....Read more about Barry C Melancon here

Kristin Ashley Bivona, CPA,MBA

Read more about Kristin Ashley Bivona here

Shelly Sinclair Weir

Shelly Weir is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA), the statewide professional association for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in Florida. In this role, Weir serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the FICPA and FICPA Scholarship Foundation and works in partnership with the FICPA Council to develop and execute the Institute’s strategic vision. Weir leads a...Read more about Shelly Sinclair Weir here

Kate McClare

Kate McClare is a professional copy writer and editor with extensive experience in both print and digital media. She has worked for newspapers and magazines in New England and South Florida and written for national and regional magazines. She is the founder and CEO of Kate’s Copy, which works with businesses and individuals to create copy that attracts readers and customers. Kate will talk about...Read more about Kate McClare here

Laura K Rossi

Read more about Laura K Rossi here

Cheryl McDuffie James

Cheryl McDuffie James is a Human Capital Maximizer, Peer Advisory Leader of CEOs, Business Owners, and Executives, Talent Optimizer, Change Management Implementer, and Mental Fitness Professional serving as the CEO and Managing Director for Business Imaging, since 2006.She is passionate about people, accountability, and helping others maximize their potential. A connector who partners with...Read more about Cheryl McDuffie James here

Sabby Hightower

Read more about Sabby Hightower here

Sadaf Siddiqi

Sadaf Siddiqi is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice. She's also the human behind Being, a digital mental health brand. Through her work, she makes an effort to normalize mental health and the emotions that we all experience. Sadaf works with people individually, in groups, and through organizations to cultivate change through education, intention, and compassion. She also...Read more about Sadaf Siddiqi here

Major Topics:

  • State of the CPA Profession
  • Business Writing
  • Video Marketing
  • Great Resignation
  • Self Care
  • Communications Skills
  • Bullying and Cyber Harrassment

Major Topics:

  • State of the CPA Profession
  • Business Writing
  • Video Marketing
  • Great Resignation
  • Self Care
  • Communications Skills
  • Bullying and Cyber Harrassment

Designed For:

Women experienced and new to the CPA profession and business in general

Accommodations:

Disney's Contemporary Resort
4600 World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836
407-939-5277

Accommodations:

Disney's Contemporary Resort
4600 World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836
407-939-5277

Room Rate: $312.00++ Single/Double

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836
407-939-5277

Room Rate: $312.00++ Single/Double

Hotel Cutoff Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022

*** Upon completion of your registration for the conference, you will receive an email confirmation with the passcode to book your accommodations***


(Reservations made after the cutoff date will be subject to availability and current room rate. Please note that the conference accommodation rate is subject to sell out prior to the advertised reservation cut off date.)