Upcoming Women’s Regional Leadership Summit | ATHENA Orlando

Upcoming Women’s Regional Leadership Summit

Posted on: August 2nd, 2011

For the first time, ATHENA International has selected Orlando for the Women’s Regional Leadership Summit on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 11:30 am – 6:00 pm. ATHENAPowerLink® is partnering with the Go for the Greens Conference this year at Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk Resort to host the event.


11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Martha Mertz, the founder of ATHENA International, to serve as the keynote luncheon speaker. Martha is the author of Becoming ATHENA: Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership. She offers a distinctive, transforming approach for leading in the 21st century. With survey research and real-life stories, she demonstrates how time-tested “women’s ways” of leading have become the gold standard for great leaders of both genders, and the building blocks for success in today’s global economy.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Panel of Women of Influence who will address key success factors that are important in their leadership roles.

  • Karen Dee, Florida Regional CEO and President, Fifth Third Bank
  • Sherrie Duncan, Manager of Supplier Diversity, Progress Energy
  • Shelley Lauten, President, MyRegion.org

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Successful women entrepreneurs talk about the mentoring support they received from the ATHENAPowerLink program.

  • Moderator: Linda Stevenson, Senior Vice President, Women’s Business Development Program, PNC Bank
  • Colleen Moore Mezler, President and CEO, Moore Research Services, Inc.
  • Hestor Taylor Clark, President, The Hestor Group
  • Stacy Ethun, President and CEO, Park Avenue Group

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Networking reception

Mark your calendars for the Leadership Summit and join more than 100 attendees including women entrepreneurs, as well as women executive leaders in regional businesses and corporations. The Board of Directors of ATHENA International will also be on-hand to answer your questions.

To register, please go to http://www.goforthegreens.org/registration.html. The cost is just $85 per person and includes all the sessions, lunch, afternoon snack break and the networking cocktail reception at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.

If you have any questions, contact Leadership Summit co-chairs:
Karen Keene at kkeene@deanmead.com, or 407-428-5155
Diane Sears at diane@di-verse-media.com, or 407-625-7197