Date and Time
Tuesday Apr 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. VIP Session Speaker
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker and Main Session Speaker
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session Speakers
*Times within the program are approximate and subject to change*
*A lunch voucher is included with an event ticket purchase. The Chamber has partnered with Chamber Member Olive Garden to offer each attendee a gift certificate to enjoy one of a variety of their weekday selection lunch entrees. The Chamber will connect with you following the event via email to ensure delivery of your certificate.*
The Powerhouse Speaker Line-Up:
VIP Session Speaker: Betty Shotton, Topic: "Defying Gravity"
Keynote Speaker: Cindy Eckert
Main Session Speaker: Maggie Anderson
Breakout Session Speakers:
NC Senator Sydney Batch, Topic: "Importance of Self Care"
Claudette Anderson, Topic: "Releasing Fear to Move Boldly Forward"
Maxine Phillips, Topic: "The Sky Is Not the Limit"
*Unapologetically Pink event tickets include the Keynote Speaker address and the Main Session Speaker address.*
*Pink Ambition event tickets add a Breakout Session Speaker address. Breakout sessions will occur simultaneously in the program from approximately 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Pink Ambition tickets holders, please advise of which breakout session you would like to attend at time of event ticket purchase. If you have already purchased a Pink Ambition ticket, please send your preferred breakout session to firstname.lastname@example.org*
Powerhouse Keynote Speaker Cindy Eckert is a highly regarded entrepreneur, a strong advocate for female entrepreneurship, a pharmaceutical leader and one of the few women to have ever sold a company for a billion dollars. The New York Times called her pharmaceutical product the “drug of a generation” and Fortune called her a “tireless force of nature.” Associates of hers call her unapologetically pink.
From national conference venues to student leadership organizations, Betty Shotton delivers authentic and passionate speeches and presentations about the power and possibility of untapped human potential. She shares her experiences as a CEO behind a desk and a commercial pilot in the cockpit, stories of challenge and adversity where she found her strength and resolve. A friend of failure and the many lessons it offers, she encourages her audiences to regard their roadblocks and challenges as opportunities in a never ending quest to become a better person, a more resilient and effective team, an unstoppable organization. She is an advocate for conscious leadership. She inspires leaders of all ages and levels to take the high road and intentionally commit to combining the financial demands with the responsibility of developing human potential.
Maggie Anderson, JD, MBA, is the author of Our Black Year, the critically acclaimed book re her family’s historic stand buying only from Black owned businesses for an entire year AKA The Empowerment Experiment. The former aide to Congressman John Lewis and law student of president Obama has since given thousands of speeches and interviews hosted by the most respected corporations, universities, trade/ professional/ faith/ civic and rights institutions, and media. Millions have shed tears while taking notes as she teaches the victorious yet violent history of Black owned businesses and Black economic unity. For her sustained activism and her hard-hitting speeches, she was chosen by BET and Centric TV as one of “The Most Fascinating Women of 2016”, and the YWCA as “The Women of the Year” for her work countering racism in the economy.
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