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On September 16, 2017

WICCD Symposium: Equality, the hard fight    

at Stetson University & Historic Downtown DeLand 

WICCD is a professional development conference about women’s rights and struggles designed for those who seek ideal aspirations, goals, and mission objectives in their professional careers, advocacy work, and personal lives. Registration, information, or sponsorship is available through info@WICCD.org  This is about content, not fluff.

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

-- Margaret Fuller

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MISSION STATEMENT:  Women Inspiring Change & Community Development (WICCD) is about the beauty, strength, and peace of collaborative efforts to secure Women's Rights. We support the ability to overcome the struggle for equal opportunities in the workplace and employee benefits, women's reproductive and fertility rights, the urgency to stop all forms of violence against women, and the enhancement of strong relationships.

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We’ve gathered a fantastic lineup of expert women and men in multiple fields from all corners of our Central Florida Community for the WICCD Symposium 2017 program! Here is a sampling of speakers you will see this year in DeLand, Florida.

This year’s KEYNOTE SPEAKER is Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, from the U.S. House of

Representatives, speaking at 8:15 AM on "Ways for women to build their community of 'sisterhood' and empower each other".

Find the complete list of speakers and their attached Speaker's Biographies by visiting

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Visit our Speakers’ Bios: Murphy, Smith, Crews, Lenssen

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Visit our Speakers’ Bios: Bria, Rosen, Pulapaka, Brown

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Visit our Speakers’ Bios: Patterson, Northey, Mieras, Ramirez

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Visit our Speakers’ Bios: Jackson, Broughton, Broughton, Major

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Visit our Speakers’ Bios: Serino, Rinker, MacConnell, Pulapaka,

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Lecture Agenda at Stetson University in the Lynn Business Center September 16, 2017

7:00 AM

Coffee Bar & Check-in

Room

Speaker

8:00 AM

Welcome, the Day’s Lay-out, and Why We All Need to Inspire

Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM

8:15 AM

Ways for women to build their community of “sisterhood” and empower each other

Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy

9:00 AM

Breaking the mold without changing yourself - is it possible?

Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM

9:30 AM

We need the help of men to stop violence against women

Craig Broughton

10:00 AM

History and current landscape for reproductive rights

Emily Mieras, PhD

10:30 AM

COLD COFFEE, TEA & JUICE BAR

11:00 AM

Mindful Juggling: Examining the Challenges of Tenure, Promotion, and Family Balance

Rajni Gigi Shankar-Brown, PhD

11:30 AM

Building camaraderie, why team building works

Coach Lynn Bria

12:00 PM

Transitioning from managing to leading

Diane H. Crews, CEO

12:30 PM

How to get what you are worth at work or in a business deal

Leanna Smith, JD

1:00 - 1:45pm: Storytelling during Lunch

Short stories about women and by women. WICCD is bringing conversation back to the table.

TBA

Storyteller: Sarah Coffey

Storyteller: Marissa S Hanley

Storyteller: Chauniqua Major

Storyteller: Amanda Tooley

Bag Lunch: Chicken Salad Sandwich or Vegan Gluten-free Wrap, includes vegan quinoa salad, vegan chips, bottled water.

(pre-purchased tickets required)

2:00 - 5:00pm: Afternoon Practical Tips and Group Panel Q&A

Business and Sisterhood

Speaker

Room

2:00 PM

PANEL: Are male managers aware of unconscious bias/behaviors that impact women?

1

Leanna Smith, JD

2

Diane H. Crews, CEO

3

Pam MacConnell

MODERATOR

Emily Mieras, Ph. D.

2:45 PM

Overcoming adversity with confidence, assertion, and determination

Chauniqua Major

3:30 PM

The language of vague feedback that holds women back

Diane H. Crews, CEO

4:15 PM

PANEL: Misogyny - what happens when women break ranks and disrupt the patriarchal order

1

Sherri Serino

2

Alexis Lenssen, CFP®

3

Pam MacConnell

MODERATOR

Ida Wright, PhD

Sports and Promotion

2:00 PM

How to negotiate from the field to the boardroom - Being the Leader

Coach Lynn Bria

2:45 PM

PANEL: Strategies fostering female talent

1

Cynthia Ramirez

2

Susan Elliott-Rink, CEO

3

Ida Wright, PhD

MODERATOR

Hannah Wood

3:30 PM

Ways women can enhance their upward negotiations skills

Alexis Lenssen, CFP®

4:15 PM

PANEL: Swimming With the Sharks: How to Thrive in a Male Dominated Environment

1

Carol Broughton

2

Melissa Jackson, DVM

3

Leanna Smith, JD

MODERATOR

Amanda Tooley

Women's RIghts,Cultural & Politics Issues

2:00 PM

PANEL: Cross Cultural sensitivity and how to address global partners or team members

1

Rajni Gigi Shankar-Brown, PhD

2

Rose Rosen, CSA

3

Susan Elliott-Rink, CEO

MODERATOR

Hari Pulapaka, PhD

2:45 PM

A clash of women’s views on the polarized topic of women’s reproductive rights.

Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM

3:30 PM

How to balance gender issues in the Media industry

Rose Rosen, CSA

4:15 PM

PANEL: Empowering women in politics - a discussion with two life long politicians

1

Pat Patterson

2

Pat Northey

MODERATOR

Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM

We will be featuring the opening of the We Are Women Project. This is an exploration into the daily lives of women through a 30 day photo journal. The project will cross cultural, racial and gender identification boundaries. -- Melissa Day, project curator.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Women who want to refine your skills, understand women’s struggles, gain strategies to prepare for and negotiate better deals, energize the advocate within yourself.

Women who attend will leave better prepared to:

Takeaways:

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Visit Downtown Deland or Relax Before Dinner

6:00pm - 8:00pm WICCD Table Talks: Native American Dinner on West Indiana Ave

Native American Menu: A dinner featuring food from our local farmers & Cress Restaurant is available to attendees and guests. Family Style meal outside on Indiana Avenue; tickets required, $40/pp. Table Talks are where we spark new ideas and inspirations for the future. This gathering takes place on the Trail of Tears Commemoration Day, giving us a chance to celebrate Native American's rich heritage, to socialize with old friends and make new ones, to eat food inspired by centuries-old tradition, and to learn from mistakes while accepting each other as we are and walk together in peace. Did you know Cherokee women had a voice in the Cherokee government? The Cherokee were not only matrilineal, but they also were matrilocal. "Marriage gives no right to the husband over the property of his wife."    Read More about the Cherokee Women

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Ticket Pricing

General Admission $10*

*Free general admission with  advanced registration till 8/31/2017  to Stetson Students, Faculty, & Staff, along with students under 22 y/o with current school ID

Optional items:

 Bag Lunch Ticket $20

Table Talks Dinner Ticket $40 

Individual Business Package

1 Business Package $70

includes:

1 General Admission Ticket

Express Registration

1 VIP Wristband

1 Bag Lunch Ticket

1 Swag Bag

1 Coffee and Juice Bar Access

1 Table Talks Dinner Ticket - Saturday Night

TICKETS ON-LINE

Get your Old-Fashion Paper Registration Form HERE

If you need additional information

that is not covered in the basic run down

Call us (407) 603-1036 

Thanks to:

By Women Marketplace

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Stetson University & Staff

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Cress Restaurant

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DeLand Foot and Leg Center

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