Women’s Symposium

Listen Learn Care Women's Symposium - All In - Life Leadership Lessons for the Queen Bee - 
	May 3-4, 2018 - Seminole Casino Coconut Creek - 
	Save the Date! Get Inspired Feel Rejuvenated Learn, Share and Network

Mark your calendar today for the 2018

Listen Learn Care Foundation Women’s Symposium!

It’s set for May 3 and 4, 2018, at a spectacular new venue –

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

The theme is “All In: Life Leadership Lessons for the Queen Bee.”

During the course of this exciting two-day event, 10 dynamic speakers will offer insights and expertise designed to help you build and strengthen your “hive.”

Just as it has in the past, the symposium will bring together hundreds of like-minded, thoughtful, strong and driven women just like you in an engaging, collaborative and personally transformative atmosphere. You will come away inspired, energized and ready to take on the world!

Mary Wong

Mary Wong President
Listen Learn Care Foundation

“The Women’s Symposium is a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth. It’s also great fun. We encourage women at any stage of their career to attend.”

Speakers confirmed for the event include:
Wendi Blum
Wendi Blum
International Speaker and Published Author
Alexa Carlin
Alexa Carlin
Women Empower Expo
Anthony Francis
Anthony Francis
Improv U
Felecia Hatcher
Felecia Hatcher
Code Fever and Black Tech Week
Stacey Hylen
Stacey Hylen
Business Growth Strategist and Coach
Lisa LaJoie
Lisa LaJoie
Tapping Into It
Jess Ostroff
Jess Ostroff
Don’t Panic Management
Karen Pfeffer
Karen Pfeffer
Fire Power Seminars
Connie Phelan
Connie Phelan
Fire Power Seminars
Mina Shah
Mina Shah
Speaker, Strategic Consultant and Founder of the Mina Meetings
Kate Volman
Kate Volman
Marketing Strategist
Mary Wong
Mary Wong
President, Listen Learn Care Foundation

The cost is just $249 per person. This includes breakfast, lunch and breaks on both days and a networking reception on May 3.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

VIP Dinner and Welcome
“A Night of Mystery & Magic”

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th St, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Thursday, May 3, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th St, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening

  • Sunny Arfa, Founder, Feel Great Meditate
  • Luly B, Luly B Inc.
  • Mary Wong, President, Listen Learn Care Foundation

    A heartfelt welcome from Mary Wong expressing what you can expect as takeaways from this two-day event.

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Presentation − “Hidden Profits: More Clients & More Cash”

  • Stacey Hylen, Business Optimizer Coach

    In this interactive session you will learn:

    • How to Increase your sales 50% even in your slowest month (and the 700k mistake you are probably making)
    • The one thing that is keeping you stuck in the vicious feast or famine cycle and how to break out of it
    • A simple two step process for attracting your perfect clients who buy more and refer more.

− Introduced by TBD

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Presentation − “Improv Skills for Personal Success”

  • Anthony Francis

    , Improv U

    Improv exercises and activities to get you energized and put you in a positive mood! Learn the philosophies behind modern improv and how it’s concepts can help you better approach decision making, working with others, and facing fears.

− Introduced by TBD

11:35 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Luncheon and Networking

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Presentation − “Networking with True Confidence: How to increase your confidence and effectiveness while networking in 3 easy steps.”

  • Mina Shah, Speaker, Sales Trainer and Founder of the Mina Meetings

    Do you know a woman who is a TOTAL Rockstar and amazing at what she does, however when you’re with her at a networking event all of a sudden she barely speaks up or explains what she does in a way that doesn’t do herself or her business justice? Why does that happen? First of all it happens to the best of us. There isn’t a single person who doesn’t get tongue tied once in a while. The question is though, how do you overcome that and how do you make sure you’re your most confident when it really counts? During this refreshing talk you’ll get clear insight into what activates or deactivates your confidence and what you can do it about. After all the world deserves to know how awesome you are!

− Introduced by Shivani Gupta

1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Presentation − “Explode Your Impact And Income Through Public Speaking”

  • Alexa Carlin, Founder, Women Empower Expo

    Alexa Carlin, Founder & CEO of the Women Empower Expo, grew her business to become the largest event for female entrepreneurs within its first year by authentically sharing her story to audiences around the world. She has found public speaking to not only be the best tool to grow a business, but also create a lasting impact in thousands of people’s lives. In this inspiring talk Alexa will not only share how to gain the confidence and courage to be yourself on (and off) stage but she will also teach tactical take home strategies on how to use public speaking to explode your impact and income.

− Introduced by Bernadette Russell

2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.


3:10 p.m. – 4: 00 p.m.

Presentation − “Intuitive Intelligence for Business”

  • Lisa LaJoie, Founder, Tapping into It

    Understand and learn to use your own intuition as a tool and powerful guide to build a profitable business and lead you down the road of abundance. Accessing and using your Intuition puts you in a position of leadership which allows you to create the success you want, make leading edge decisions, avoid overwhelm and overcome adversity.

− Introduced by TBD

4:00p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

I Am Your Girl Awards Presentations

  • Mary Wong, President, Listen Learn Care Foundation
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.


  • Mary Wong, President, Listen Learn Care Foundation
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Friday, May 4, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th St, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Kickoff Day 2

  • Mary Wong, President, Listen Learn Care Foundation
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Presentation − “The New Sales Paradigm − 7 Steps to Inspire More Business Now”

  • Wendi Blum, speaker, business consultant and published author

    • The 1st MOST important rule to develop trust and rapport.
    • How to develop an unshakable worth mindset and get your full value.
    • How to build a strong, consistent database and engage with them on and off line.
    • The MOST successful strategy to use to close more business.

− Introduced by TBD

9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Presentation − “The Power of Video: Connect with Your Audience, Build Your Brand & Grow Your Business”

  • Kate Volman, Marketing Strategist and On-Air Host

    Video is one of the best ways to build your brand, engage your audience and grow your business. Since it’s projected to make up as much as 82% of all Internet traffic by 2020, now is the time to get started. During this session, attendees will discover the importance of creating a video marketing strategy, how to get started with a limited budget, the difference between live and pre-recorded video, and more.

− Introduced by TBD

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Presentation − &ldqo;7 Next-Level Strategies to Save Your Sanity Through Outsourcing”

  • Jess Ostroff, Don’t Panic Management

    From scheduling to sending invoices, blog writing to podcast editing, we can’t ignore the fact that entrepreneurs have more to do than ever to keep our clients happy while developing our thought leadership at the same time.

    Most of us believe that because we have been doing everything for so long, we need to continue doing it all ourselves. Not the case! There are plenty of day-to-day tasks that you can outsource either to a piece of automated software, an online tool, or even a virtual assistant. Remember: Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you SHOULD.

− Introduced by TBD

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Luncheon and Networking

2:00 p.m. − 2:15 p.m.

Silent Auction Results

2:15 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Presentation − “Overcoming Imposture Syndrome/ Crushing Imposture Syndrome (You have accomplished so much but you feel like you have accomplished nothing.)”

  • Felecia Hatcher, Code Fever and Black Tech Week

    According to good old Wikipedia the Impostor syndrome is defined as the inability to internalize your success; a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their accomplishments and is particularly common among high-achieving women Let’s change that today! You worked your butt off for this! Everything you have done leading up to this point every late night, every proposal, every pitch, all the no’s and every yes. Every sacrifice, every struggle, every epic failure and every success has led to this very moment. It’s not Luck! You deserved that opportunity, you deserve to be in that room and you deserve a seat at the table, and you have the tools to build your own table! Let’s work together during this session to unapologetically accept your badassery! In this session women in the room will learn how to shake off imposture syndrome, unleash their badassery and catapult their dreams like never before.

− Introduced by TBD

3:05 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Presentation − “How to Get to Your All In”

  • Connie Phelan and Karen Pfeffer, Co-Founders, Fire Power Seminars

    It’s time to place a maximum bet on yourself. In this interactive “Women Empowering Women” presentation, Connie Phelan will guide you through a process to discover what is holding you back from being “All In”. You’ll realize you’ve been holding a wild card this whole time and you’ll be empowered to use it.

− Introduced by TBD

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“Wrap-Up and Thank You”

  • Mary Wong, President, Listen Learn Care Foundation
Agenda subject to change.

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Hotel Information

Hampton Inn & Suites Coconut Creek
5740 North State Road 7
Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Phone: 954-363-3000
Fax: 954-360-9880
Maps and Directions

The Listen Learn Care Foundation is grateful to the following individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that answered the call as Founding Members of the Difference Maker! Network.


Lisa Peterfreund

Andrew Parry

Anne Zuckerman

Bob Gittlin

Mike Linville

Lisa Mulhall

Ellyn Okrent

Karen Pfeffer

Lisa Johnson

Diana Handwerker

Jackie Reeves

Peter Torres

Robert Ballou

Nancy Walsh

Susan Diener

Troy McLellan

Cynthia Heathcoe

Jacqueline Botting

Jeanine Bondi Banks

Mary Sol Gonzalez

Nanette Saylor

Vicki S. Katz, CFRE

Nancy Proffitt

Amy Jaramillo

Sandra Williams

Mary J Bagley

Kari Oeltjen

Randy Pianin

Jack Chadam

Jennifer Jager

Hastings Foundation

Office Depot

Anne Zuckerman Law

Father & Son Foundation

Black Dog Marketing

In Rem Solutions, Inc.

Florence Fuller

Fire Power Seminars

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

National Leadership Institute

Bell Rock Capital

Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue

NWalsh Designs

Spirit of Giving Network

Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce

Contemporary Living


Lloyd Staffing

Children’s Museum

Wise Well Women, Inc.

Faulk Center for Counseling

Proffitt Management Solutions/Nancy Proffitt

Body Science

Q-Q Research Consultants

SunTrust Bank

Habitat for Humanity

JAE Restaurant Group


Plum Productions

Bobra S Bush

Bibi Baloyra

Kelley K Rheault

Tracy McDonough

Alex Oliveira

Bonnie Schmidt

Jason Hagensick

Debi Feiler

Patricia Anderson

Kathy Schroeder

Luly Hilliard

Raquel R. Hickey

Yanyn San Luis

Valentina Moretti

Ethel Isaacs Williams

Judith Selzer

JoAnna Brandi

Nancy Pena-Brink

Raelyn Barlow

David Grobstein

Dan Resnikoff

Telcom Corporation Bakehouse Art Complex

Healing Moments

PredIQ Media

ScentsAbility Micro-Enterprise, Inc.

YMCA of South Palm Beach County

George Snow Scholarship Fund

P.T. Anderson, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc.

The Brand Protected

The Win Woman

Women&srquo;s Foundation of Florida

JoAnna Brandi & Company, Inc.

Michael Joseph Brink Foundation

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

CBIZ Acctg, Tax and Advisory of Florida, LLC

Difference Maker! Network