Why should you attend Step Into Your Power: A Celebration of Women in Business on March 16? This brunch seminar designed by women, for women, hosted in a woman-owned business, presents a unique opportunity to enhance your career. The speakers are all women who are dedicated to providing tools for women to succeed.
- Are you looking to start you own business and/or organization?
- Do you run your own business and/or organization?
- Do you hold a senior position at a company or organization?
- Has it been difficult to navigate a major shift in your career?
- Do you need tools and assistance to be successful in your career?
If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, then you should attend Step Into Your Power on March 16. Our speakers will address these challenges head on — through tools they’ve developed as they share their own personal and professional journey.
Meet the Speakers
Her Remarks: Diane will address what it means to embrace your authenticity as a woman, and how you can use vulnerability as a place of power.
Diane MacDonald earned her master’s degree in education at Ohio State University, where she taught for several years, as she founded two successful educational non-profits. The Yoga Learning Connection, a non-profit yoga-based program for children with and without special needs, turned out to be well ahead of its time.
Her non-profit and event experience became a launching pad for a thriving consultancy. Diane’s clients included prominent philanthropies such as All for Africa, Action Against Hunger, Matt’s Promise and Chefs for Humanity, founded by Cat Cora (Iron Chef). As a business owner and a one-woman show, she learned how to pull teams together, drive through external obstacles, and to create structure and action steps to move the vision of an organization forward.
Diane has coached philanthropists, board members, fundraisers, program directors, production teams, teachers, students and others. Her goal is always to move projects consistently forward toward the vision, always ready for needed change in direction or course of action, and encouraging along the way – individuals and teams – to reconnect with the reason they are there.
Her Remarks: Yve-Car will address the challenges of balancing competing demands of your career, and ways to develop a strong support system.
The beauty and cosmetics industry is constantly evolving. And for one entrepreneur, she is not only changing the face of the industry, but utilizing it as a platform to improve the quality of life for women in Haiti. Yve-car Momperousse’s beauty line Kreyol Essence, provides quality and diverse organic beauty products for hair, skin and body from Haiti that she can now share with clients in the US and around the world. Her signature product is Haitian castor oil, known more commonly in Haitian households as lwil maskreti.
By the end of 2013, Yve-Car is looking to provide opportunities for investment and employment for hundreds of women living in Haiti’s rural, farming villages.
In addition to running her own enterprise, Yve-Car heads diversity alumni programs for Cornell University. She has been active in her community as co-founder of the National Haitian Student Alliance and Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia. Yve-Car has also been a consultant for issues concerning non-profits, humanitarian organizations and top-tier universities. She was recently featured by the Haitian Embassy as a leading entrepreneur in their Discover Haiti series.
Her Remarks: Midwin will address the opportunities to build your personal and professional brand as an expert in your field.
Among high-profile court cases in the country, the Casey Anthony and Travyon Martin cases have sparked national outrage, and Midwin Charles has been a leading voice in national media, providing her expertise to help analyze these cases. She is also the founder of boutique law firm Midwin Charles and Associates, in New York.
Charles provides regular commentary on law, pop culture and politics for various television shows and networks, including the Nancy Grace Show and Showbiz Tonight on HLN, tru TV, Early Start, Starting Point, Out Front with Erin Burnett, News Hour, and Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, FOX Business Network, MSNBC, WPIX 11, Bloomberg TV and is guest host for “Express Yourself” on New York’s 107.5 WBLS. Charles worked for CNN as a Legal Contributor for In Session (formerly Court TV) where she provided legal commentary for live trials daily on truTV.
Midwin remains active in her community. She is a member of the Dean’s Diversity Council for American University’s Washington College of Law, the Marketing Committee of Syracuse University, the Planning Committee for Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) and Board Member of the Haitian Roundtable.
Meet the Participants
At Step Into Your Power, you’ll have the chance to meet several women of impact. Dina Simon, our local “Businesswoman of the Week” will be attendance. This month, we featured her vision for tourism in Haiti with a profile on her launch of My Haiti Travels — a boutique travel concierge firm.
Melissa Bernier, attorney and founder of Bernier Legal, Deputy Manhattan Borough President Rosemonde Pierre-Louis (who was featured in 13 Haitians to Watch in 2013) and the women-led team at HT: Kat Noel, M. Joane Pillard, Farah Louis and Manolia Charlotin, will also be in attendance.
Our host, Clover Barrett, who owns Clover’s Fine Art Gallery and founded a thriving legal practice, Clover Barrett and Associates, along with founder of DML Media Group and HT’s Media Scoop contributor Daphne Leroy, will also join us. In the travel arena, we have a Haiti tour operator joining us on Saturday, Guerline Emanuel, founder of Belle Vue Tours; and publicity maven, Rita Joseph, founder of RJ Media, will be with us.