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2020 Women's Summit
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM EDT
Category: Conferences

New Location: The Moon + HYBRID OPTION Now Available
Newly Renovated!! 1105 E Lafayette St, Tallahassee, FL

FSAE Womens Summit Empowered 2020

CAE4 Hours CAE

Join us for the second annual FSAE Women’s Summit - EMPOWERED 2020 on November 17 at The Moon in Tallahassee! This is a now a HYBRID meeting with in-person and virtual options to participate. The Summit features inspiring speakers, informative panels, networking and strengthening women leaders in association management. After all, the Best Way to Direct Your Future is to CREATE It!

All association professionals welcome.
Associate suppliers can attend VIRTUALLY ONLY, or be added to the wait list for in-person
Register Now!

We are planning for a touchless registration and safe event to protect all our in-person attendees. Details below

Summit Program

8:30 am Registration Open

9:15 - 10:45 am - Opening Keynote: Fear of Success is Fear of Change

Jennifer PowellSpeaker: Jennifer Powell, Executive Director, Girls on the Run

All to often, we say we want to change, we want success, but we don't really want to do what it requires to make change happen. With success comes challenges and growth, and not everyone likes what stepping outside of your comfort zone feels like. I stopped making New Year's resolutions years ago because I never followed through. I know that you have to have a plan for your dreams and goals but I've also learned that you have to be willing to flexible if necessary. No decision is permanent. This whole realization made me feel better about the decisions I've made and better embrace the change and challenges that our success can bring in the future.

Summit Sponsors


   Andrews Catering

Copeland Productions 

Full Press


Say Hello to stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing the process of letting go of your fears.

Jennifer Powell has led a diverse and interesting career as photographer, wellness warrior, pageant queen, child advocate and now Executive Director of Girls on the Run. In a time where the program needed a bold voice and fearless leader, Jennifer showed up. This organization is bigger than a run or a fun community event. This organization holds the potential to ignite dream-building, confidence-creating, and skill-sculpting for so many deserving girls. It has the potential to help build stories beyond our wildest dreams and set the tone for a promising future.

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Work-Life Balance Panel Discussion

Facilitated by Carrie Millar, MBA, CAE,
FL Dental Association
Panelists: Becky Barlow, 
FL Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Lily Etemadi, CTC, TMP, Office of Economic Self Sufficiency; Kari Hicks, FL Assn of Women Lawyers;  Lizz Hykel, Personal Trainer

Work-Life Balance. Is it just a myth or is it something women can actually attain? With constant demands on your time and energy from your boss(es), your members, your family – parents, spouses, children… We all want Calgon to take us away! These days we may need more than a fancy bubble bath – although those can help. Learn applicable techniques to help you strive towards balance and reduce stress from our panel of amazing women who seek balance and maintain sanity.

Work-Life Balance Tips Handout

12:15 - 1:10 pm - Networking Lunch 

1:15 - 2:30 pm - Career Coaching Panel: Securing Your Future

Facilitated by Rachel Luoma, CAE, Partners in Association Management; 
Panelists: Ricki Braswell, CAE, Beyond Coaching; Kathleen Brothers, CPA, Caroll and Company CPAs

What do you want from your career and your finances? Some of us look for independence and security, while others desire more choices and a better way of life. But all of us want to experience less stress around our current and future financial health.

Join our incredible panel of professional women to discuss career growth and financial well-being including:

  • What it takes to get promoted or advance in your career
  • Making sure your financial house is in order
  • Addressing important legal issues no one can afford to put off

2:45 - 3:45 pm - Closing Keynote: Is Your Inner Critic Designing Your Future?

Carla HowardSpeaker: Carla Howard

We’ve all got one: That critical voice inside our head that runs a constant commentary about everything we do, say or dare to dream. Sometimes it’s a faint whisper, other times the voice is so loud that it drowns out all other thoughts. That is our inner critic, and it usually shows up in a very convincing way when we are about to do something big! Learn how to do more brave things, dream bigger and experience more joy in your life. Don’t let your inner critic create your future!

  • The 3-step process to keep your inner critic in check while you do exciting and brave things!
  • Learn how to bring your inner critic along for the journey (as a passenger, not the driver)
  • How to Tap into Your Inner Mentor

Carla Howard has served as a trusted adviser and mentor for over two decades. She understands the challenges facing business professionals, and is passionate about helping women take charge of their careers. Carla is a keynote speaker with a focus on helping women rise with confidence and grace.


3:45 pm - Adjourn 

In-Person Safety Plan

We are planning for a touchless registration and safe event to protect all our attendees. This includes:

  • BYO-Nametag (bring your own nametag) We will have stick-on options available onsite if you need one
  • Agreement to safety guidelines prior to arrival
  • Temp checks & hand sanitizing at the door
  • Masks are required unless eating or drinking so wear your mask & show your style – they'll be available onsite as well
  • No handouts – all materials will be digital 
  • Lunch will be a prepared hot lunch boxed for your convenience and drinks are at self-service stations with a masked, gloved attendant to serve you
  • All tables are set for social distancing
  • Swag bags will be assembled with your safety in mind
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at each table as well as stations provided throughout the facility

If you have any questions or concerns about our safety guidelines, please contact us at [email protected] or call (850) 222-7994.

Hybrid Information

If you aren't comfortable joining us in person, we have a virtual option available for you! All sessions will be streamed online and participants will be able to ask presenters questions as well as chat with other virtual attendees. The registration fee is the same, just select the HYBRID option on the registration form to receive the login information to join. Questions? Contact us

Registration Information

Registration is open to All Association Executives (anyone who works in an association or AMC)
Limited to first 30 paid Associate Suppliers

  Until Aug. 1 Aug. 2 - Oct 31  Nov. 1 - Nov. 17
Association Staff/Executives
Contact [email protected] for a discount to register multiple staff members
 $95 - Member

$115 - Future
(Non) Member

 $115 - Member

$135 - Future 
(Non) Member

$135 - Member

$155 - Future
(Non) Member

Associates/Suppliers - VIRTUAL ONLY
Contact [email protected] to be added to the waiting list for in-person option

$195 - Member
$215 - Future
(Non) Member

$215 - Member
$235 - Future
(Non) Member

$235 - Member
$255 - Future
(Non) Member

Registration is Now Closed
Please contact [email protected] if you'd like to attend

Cancellation Policy: 
All registration cancellations must be received in writing before 5 pm on Tuesday, November 3 to receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after November 3 or for no-shows.

Questions? If you have any questions about this event or difficulty registering, please call or text 850.222.7994 or email [email protected].

Associate Members Make it Happen… 
Affordable fees are possible because of our Associates’ generosity and investment in FSAE.