MARCH 12, 2016
Thank you so much for coming to
amazing partners like Mailchimp, TD Bank,
Providence for the fourth Lady Project Summit!
Wayfair, MOO and LGC+D Leveraged
This year, we have over 300 women coming from
Solutions just to name a few— thank you!
all over the country for a jam-packed day full of
And, of course our incredible team of staff,
inspiring speakers, professional workshops and
volunteers, board members and other partners
a ton of connections. We hope that you leave
along the way. We thank you for making the
today feeling inspired and ready to take on the
Summit so amazing!
world. We are so excited for our Summit to be back at 2015 was a game changing year for Lady Project—
the VETS! This gorgeous building was built in
we ended the year with five new chapters, had
1928 and was completely restored in 2011. This
a record-breaking appeal, relaunched our blog
amazing space is on the National Register of
and so much more. This year we’ll be launching
Historic Places and is one of PVD’s brightest
chapters in 5-10 new cities including Raleigh,
gems. Thank you so much for being part of the
NC; Portland, ME; Dallas, TX; Los Ange-
Lady Project’s Big Day— we definitely couldn’t
les, CA + Tampa, FL and relaunching a brand
do it without YOU!
new website with tons of resources for members. We can’t wait!
We hope you enjoy Summit weekend and take advantage of everything sweet PVD has to offer
We are so lucky to have City Managers and team
— we love our city, and we hope you do, too!
members from so many chapters at the Summit today and we’re so grateful to have them in our corner. This year’s Summit is our biggest one yet— and
Sierra + the Lady Project Team
we could not have done this alone. We have
SUMMIT SCHEDULE 8:30-9:30 AM CHECK IN + BREAKFAST — GALLERY — Sponsored by New Harvest Coffee + Panera 9:45-10:30 AM OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER — MAIN THEATER Ann Shoket — Millennial Thought Leader and Former Editor-in-Chief at Seventeen Magazine
10:45-11:45 AM WORKSHOPS ROUND 1 ROOM 507 The Power of Personal Style: Channeling Your Inner #GirlBoss — Jill Marinelli ROOM 412 A+B Networking Your Way to Success: Play the Long Game — Monica Singh VETS CITY BALLROOM Assertive Communication: Own Your Voice — Emilie Aries LOWER LOBBY Because You’re Not Beyonce (Yet) — Emily Belden *33RD DEGREE Ladies Gotta Represent: How to Make Change In + Out of Office — Paula Hodges *MOZART Embrace Your Weird: From Anxiety to Authenticity — Lisa Jakub MEDIA PANEL — *BEETHOVEN Hannah Bae, Julie Zeilinger, Caitlin Abber, Ashley Erling
11:45-12:00 PM NETWORKING + SNACK BREAK — Sponsored by Epicurious Safari 12:00-12:45 PM AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER — MAIN THEATER
Ruma Bose — President, Chobani Ventures, Chobani Foundation, Tent Foundation, and Author, Mother Teresa CEO @rumabose
1:00-2:00 PM WORKSHOPS ROUND 2A + LUNCH GROUP 1 — Lunches Sponsored by Ellie’s Bakery ROOM 507 5 Tips for Creating Your Own Happiness — Jessica Juizenga ROOM 412 A+B My Feminism Will Be Intersectional or It Will Be Bullshit — Jen Steinfeld + Stephanie Gonzalez UPPER LEVEL THEATER Passion is Purpose — Jenn Kuehn LOWER LOBBY LadyBoss: A Scientific Approach to Effective Leadership Practices — Natali Wachtman Perilo *33RD DEGREE How to Get the Goat Farm of Your Dreams Without Quitting Your Job or Moving to the Country — Caitlin Abber *MOZART A Personal Approach to PR — Erica Mayyasi GETTING PUBLISHED PANEL — *BEETHOVEN Kelly Jensen, Lisa Jakub, Kimberly Arcand, Andrea Imafidon, Amma Marfo,
* please note: These class rooms are located in the Renaissance
2:00-3:00 PM WORKSHOPS ROUND 2B + LUNCH GROUP 2 — Lunches Sponsored by Ellie’s Bakery ROOM 507 Demystifying Vulnerability: Tips on How to Show Up + Live Brave — Chloe Tseung ROOM 412 A+B Pursuing Your Passion While Living Life on Purpose: 5 Ways to Live A Peaceful and Purposeful Life — Andrea Imafidon UPPER LEVEL THEATER Marketing Yourself to Rhode Island — Julie Tremaine, Ashley Erling + Kristen Adamo LOWER LOBBY A Conversation on Diversity + Identity: Beyond Race + Gender — Tiffany Yu *33RD DEGREE Beauty Room: Tips + Tricks — Rica Elysee *MOZART A Blogger’s Guide to Collaborating with Brands — Molly Flynn WOMEN IN STEM PANEL — *BEETHOVEN Marah Lidey, Naomi Hirabayashi, Ashlee Ammons, Diana Murakhovskaya, Hannah Chung, Irene Ryabaya
3:15-4:00 PM WORKSHOPS ROUND 3 ROOM 507 Be A Social Media Maven: How To Use Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope for Your Brand — Brittanny Taylor ROOM 412 A+B Editorial Styling 101: Tips for Defining Your Style + Getting Your Work Published — Abby Capalbo LOWER LOBBY Speedy Meals: Nutrition + Sustenance for Your Busy Life — Kaitlyn Roberts *33RD DEGREE FitStyle Your Life: 5 Simple Keys for Taking Exercise Off Your To-Do List — Shana Schneider *MOZART #AskForIt — Missy Lafferty + Alexandra Dickinson MOTHERHOOD PANEL — *BEETHOVEN Liz O’Donnell, Keri Ambrosino, Kieana Stuehmer, Michaela Antunes, Alison Vinciguerra
4:15-5:15 PM WORKSHOPS ROUND 4 ROOM 507 How to Take Charge of Your Financial Future — Maureen Kerrigan + Courtney Chellgren ROOM 412 A+B Stepping It Up: Automate Your Business with MailChimp — Jocelyn Hardy UPPER LEVEL THEATER Lost in the Crowd: How to Make Your Voice Matter — Victoria Cana VETS CITY BALLROOM Building Relationships for Introverts + Extroverts for Business + Life — Diana Murakhovskaya + Irene Ryabaya LOWER LOBBY Find Your Wings — Kelly Jensen *33RD DEGREE Slay the Day — Marah Lidey + Naomi Hirabayashi *MOZART BUA: Business of the Unique Artist — Tanya Wright BLOGGERS PANEL — *BEETHOVEN Emily Belden, Carley Barton, Carly Heitlinger, Chrystina Cappello, Vivian Nunez
5:30-6:15 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER — MAIN THEATER Elaine Pouliot — Founder, Elaine. + @el aine_pouliot + Special Welcome from Senator Jack Reed
6:15-8:00 PM SUMMIT AFTER PARTY! — Sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, Champagne + Ink, Easy Entertaining, Chloe Wine Collection + Narragansett Beer. Event Stylist — Champagne + Ink
DON’T MISS OUT! Throughout the day, don’t forget to check out: + The Lady Project Shop powered by Craftland
+ Visit LGC+D LeveragedSolutions for a photo sesh
+ Headshot Station with Story + Gold
+ Get a quick massage with Harmony on Hope
+ Charge Up with the Upserve Charging Station
+ Say hi to our friends at TD Bank & more!
RENASSIANCE WIFI PASSWORD: MASONIC SOCIAL MEDIA + Be sure when posting about the Summit on social media, to use our hashtag so our social media team can repost & share throughout the day!
TO 33RD DEGREE
ENTRANCE FROM AVE OF THE ARTS
STRE THIS WAY TO HIGHER LEVEL ROOMS!
OPEN AREA OVERLOOKING THE STAGE
UPPER THEATRE MEZZANINE
VETS CITY BALLROOM
ROOM 412 A & B
OVERLOOKING THE STAGE
OPEN AREA OVERLOOKING THE STAGE
THE VETS CITY BALLROOM
VETS CITY BALLROOM
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANN SHOKET
Ann Shoket has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about and for millennial women. Her mission is to help young women feel so confident that they can walk into any room and own it. Over the last 15 years, Shoket brought two major young women’s publications to number one across every platform. She has consistently created authentic dialogue on the most important issues of the day and pioneered bringing those conversations to every medium that engages young women. As Editor-in-Chief from 2007 to 2014, Shoket repositioned Seventeen’s iconic fashion and beauty brand to dominate as the most relevant voice for its 13 million readers, leading Adweek to name Seventeen the “Hottest Teen Magazine” of 2014. She took a strong, proactive editorial position to celebrate real young women, their diversity and their confidence. As part of the launch team of CosmoGIRL! in 1999, she helped shape the editorial that revolutionized teen magazines by talking openly about important emotional issues that weren’t yet addressed by traditional publications. Shoket has appeared regularly on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNN, Access Hollywood, and E! News, and she was a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model. Forbes has named her one of the “Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors” in the country.
Ruma Bose is a business executive, serial entrepreneur, non-profit leader, best-selling author and mother. Ruma’s experience spans 20 years working in numerous executive roles. She is currently President of Chobani Ventures and Chobani Foundation, where she is leading the company’s social mission of bringing better food to more people by supporting entrepreneurs through the Chobani Food Accelerator program and non-profit organizations through the Chobani Foundation. She additionally leads the Tent Foundation, the personal foundation of Chobani’s Founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, which focuses its support on the global refugee crisis. Prior to her role at Chobani, she was President and co-CEO of Sprayology, President at Vincent Longo, Senior Director at Roseworth Capital and co-Founder at Finishline. Ruma co-authored the international bestselling book, “Mother Teresa, CEO” which has been translated into six languages. The book demonstrates the management and leadership principles of Mother Teresa, inspired by time Ruma spent with Mother Teresa. Ruma is a sought after speaker globally and is a regular keynote at entrepreneurship and philanthropy related conferences. She is frequently in the media and her work has been written about in numerous publications including
The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Financial Times, LA Times, Business Insider and Bloomberg. She has spoken at the United Nations and has been an advisor to many UN initiatives around the world, most recently the Global Accelerator at the UN, connecting entrepreneurs to UN agencies, to find new approaches to solving big global problems. In 2015, Ruma was awarded the Humanitarian Innovation Award at the United Nations for her contribution in entrepreneurship and innovation and the Sustainable Development goals. Ruma is a member of the Young President’s Organization. She is an active mentor to entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders globally and sits on several boards. She currently serves on the Global Entrepreneurs’ Council at the United Nations Foundation, is on the innovation advisory board of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is a Global Ambassador for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, a 100+ year old organization in 140 countries, serving over ten million girls.
Elaine started her career with IBM, after graduating with a BS in Chemistry and Business, in their Management Training program. This led to a 15 year tenure and climb up the corporate ladder. During her years at IBM, Elaine hired, trained and was a mentor for employees; she gained sales, marketing and management experience. Her last position was Sr. Vice President of Training and Development. After leaving IBM, Elaine worked for MasterCard and Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter as a consultant in their Employee development departments, as well for the CEO’s Executive Office. In 2001, she moved to Celebration, Florida (a community outside of Orlando) for her husband’s Tom’s new business venture, and she started Mirasol Spa Ventures, a personal services company, which she sold 5 years later. After moving back to New York, Elaine has combined her business acumen with my sense of self and sense of style and founded Elaine. A Certified Image and Style Consultant from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, a speaker retained by companies, colleges and universities, an effective trainer, and an enthusiastic workshop leader, Elaine is familiar with the typical challenges that professionals face in their workplace. She works with individuals and corporations to assist in aliening their personal brand with their company or organization’s brand. She works with CEO’s, politicians, emerging executives, recent graduates and individuals helping them fulfill their full potential through their appearance, behavior, communication and digital footprint. Elaine is the President of the Association of Image Consultants International. Elaine is very active in assisting young men and women to help make change in their lives. She works with many high schools, colleges, universities and business schools guiding graduates to reach their full potential in life. Elaine is a recognized public speaker and has spoken at Harvard Business School, Yale University, George Washington University and Cornell University. She is a Luminary Member for the Step Up Women’s Network a nonprofit organization dedicated to igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential. A member of the advisory board for The Smart Girls Group and an avid animal lover, in 1999 her and her husband started Pet Angels, a non-profit organization, delivering food to over 500 pets each month.
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BIG THANK YOU TO: SUMMIT EVENT MANAGERS: EMILY HAMEL + EMILY GREAGORI SUMMIT COMMITTEE MEMBERS + VOLUNTEERS SENATOR JACK REED SECRETARY NELLIE GORBEA MAYOR JORGE ELORZA KRISTEN ADAMO & CHRISTINA ROBBIO, THE PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION & VISITORSâ€™ BUREAU DAN SCHWARTZ, DOREEN VITALE, TODD SNOW & THE VETS TEAM GREG BARBEAU, CASEY DOTSON + THE RENASSIANCE TEAM TRINITY BREWHOUSE JESSICA MCGUIRL, FIRST PANCAKE STUDIOS LADY PROJECT TEAM + BOARD OF DIRECTORS #Ladyprojectsummit
Published on Mar 12, 2016