Unlock the blueprint to becoming a BOSS and mastering your business at this one-of-a-kind, all-day summit, designed to empower female entrepreneurs. Gone are the days of boring conferences featuring stale speakers with minimal networking opportunities. Our Building A Boss Summit is packed full of interactive sessions, workshops, time to network one-on-one with like-minded entrepreneurs and female professionals who literally paved the way for women like us. Learn from the best, exchange contact info, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and leave more inspired than ever to tackle your 2024 business game plan!

An empowering all-day event exclusively designed for women entrepreneurs. 
Elevate your business, expand your network, and gain valuable insights from
industry leaders and mentors through:

An extraordinary lineup of accomplished women entrepreneurs.

Problem-solving panels/success sharing and strategies.

Hands-on, minds-on learning workshops.

Connection and collaboration opportunities while forging meaningful partnerships.

Women supporting women.

All attendees will be treated to breakfast courtesy of Flamingo Donuts, a beautiful lunch by Meat Me at the Board and a happy hour at the end of the conference.

Becoming one of the most sought-after luxury bridal designers in the world (VOGUE’S TOP
TEN), her designs landed in over 250 locations including Nordstrom wedding suite and BHLDN,
and have been worn by noteworthy female icons like Dove Cameron, Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood, and Chrissy Teigen. As the friendly designer and America’s bridesmaid from TLC’s, “Say Yes to the Dress,” she established a highly engaged personal brand.
After 9 years of working under a very one-sided employment contract, her former employer
sued her in federal court and gained control of what she believed were her personal social
media accounts. She resigned in December of 2020 and her case has become a matter of
public interest. Under the current preliminary injunction, she is prevented from using her own birth name in any business or commerce or even to publicly identify herself, she is not getting commission for her designs that are still being sold, and she is restricted from identifying herself as a designer to the trade in which her former employer competes until August of 2027. 
Rather than waiting for luck to strike, she has decided to create her own. On August 8th, 2022,
she publicly changed her name to C H E V A L and started a new Instagram account
@sheischeval. One year ago, she launched a women’s specialty shoe brand under SHE IS
CHEVAL with an online store and a pop-up shop at NYC’s Seaport. Her shoes are making the rounds on the red carpet scene, just landed in Anthropologie, and popping up at Kendra Scott retail stores around the United States. 
The community support for her reinvention inspired a philanthropic mission in launching A GIRL YOU MIGHT KNOW FOUNDATION; a 501(c)(3) that provides resources to better protect the interests of young women and creatives during the formative years of their career. This nonprofit focuses on providing connections to pro bono legal services, building a community that safeguards the rights of artists, and funding small business pursuits for young entrepreneurs.
Michelle Mekky is an award-winning broadcast journalist and public relations executive. She is founder and president of Mekky Media Relations, a boutique PR agency with clients in Chicago and coast to coast that range from startups to industry leaders. Michelle started her career as a senior producer for Fox-TV in Chicago, then transitioned to PR and marketing, working at top agencies before starting her own company in 2016. Michelle and her team of nearly 20 PR professionals help clients tell their stories to new audiences and fuel their growth, through services such as PR strategy, media relations, media training, social media strategy, integrated digital and PR programs, and personal branding.

Michelle and Mekky Media have been widely recognized for their success, with national honors like Gold and Silver Stevie Awards. Michelle was named PRSA Chicago Skyline Awards 2023 Professional of the Year, Ragan and PR Daily Communicator of the Year in 2021, a 2020 PR News Top Women in PR Honoree and a 2019 Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Entrepreneur.
Sandi Glandt is a high performance productivity coach, wife, mom, bestselling author and TV host. Using realistic time management strategies, she helps modern working women manage everything on their plate to be present and intentional with the most important aspects of their life. She helps women go from overwhelm and burnout to balance. She is the Author of Best Selling Book- Slay Your Day: How to get more done, become ultra-productive and unlock your full potential! Sandi Glandt is also the newly crowned Mrs. International 2022.

She has been featured on NBC, CBS, Fox and ABC
Alexia McKay is a dynamic journalist, influential speaker, accomplished public relations professional, and visionary entrepreneur. She is the founder of RoyalTee Enterprises LLC., where she currently holds the positions of publisher and editor-in-chief of RoyalTee Magazine. Through these platforms, she spotlights and celebrates trailblazing young minority men and women who are shaping the culture through their professional, social, entertainment, and philanthropic endeavors. Furthermore, she leverages her influence to promote unity and sisterhood among women at Florida A&M University, her alma mater, through her HBCU blog, Rattler Girls Rock. In addition to her accomplishments, Ms. McKay serves as an editorial assistant for the Florida Courier, the sole statewide Black-owned newspaper in Florida. She has also established herself as a respected media partner for Disney and Disney Parks, while occasionally freelancing for prominent lifestyle publications. Residing in Tampa, Florida, Ms. McKay remains deeply committed to her community.  She is the current chapter president of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists.
Maria Von Losch aka Your Brand CEO is on a mission to help rising entrepreneurs build a memorable brand so irresistible it makes you want to breakout into a musical score at the top of your lungs. She’s also the founder and editor of The Savvy Life, growing this once personal blog into a globally read digital magazine reaching over 100,000 unique views per month and partnering with many brands in the beauty, fashion, home, career and travel space.

She recently developed the Prompt Formula Masterclass where she teaches people to supercharge their content creation using Chat GPT.
April Caldwell: Co-Founder & CEO of fayVen.com, the "Airbnb of retail space." With an MA in Entrepreneurship and a BS in Business Management, April combines academic prowess with a passion for innovation.

A 10-year USAF veteran, she's also Director of Ecosystem Development for Action Zone, and an alum of Stella Labs, Soaring City, Embarc Collective, Tampa Bay Wave and more.

April's accolades include winning David Meltzer's Two Minute Drill on Bloomberg, St. Pete Pitch Night, and receiving the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund and Steve Fund Grant.

Featured in news outlets and named a Top 23 Startup to Watch by Tampa Bay Inno, April's impact reaches wide.
Kahlea Nicole is the co-founder of Alora Society, a talent agency for creators and entrepreneurs leveraging brand partnerships, and a consultant for business owners that are scaling their own personal brands. She's become a leading voice in the conversation around Influencer Marketing and a go-to Creator Economy expert, having been featured in outlets like Forbes, Fox News, The Today Show, and Fox Business. In the last few years, she has helped entrepreneurs and creators bring in over half a million dollars in brand partnership income alone. She believes anyone can monetize their unique talents and skillsets online and is passionate about teaching individuals how to do just that."
Melitsa is the founder of Epic Talks and Internationally known as the “Networking Queen” and her ability to connect with anyone around the world and from all walks of life, Melitsa uses her networking superpower to bring together top business owners and professionals. She is a high performance consultant, national bestselling author, international motivational speaker and a globally recognized authority on high performance.

Her obsession with helping others began when she was just a little girl: a child with a “dark” life and no real hopes of any successes in her future.  Melitsa’s message is clear: no matter what has happened in your life, you can rise up, conquer your life, and create the life of your dreams.

Rachel Chick is a Senior Account Manager at Mekky Media and is responsible for overseeing client accounts, managing client strategies and generating top-tier media placements. She was recently named to Publicity Club of Chicago’s 2023 30 under 30 class.
Gaby Abrams is a former lawyer turned business and marketing coach and expert on the subconscious mind. After practicing law in NYC and working in finance, Gaby jumped headfirst into entrepreneurship almost a decade ago and never looked back.

Well-versed in a wide range of coaching and healing modalities, Gaby is the woman entrepreneurs reach out to when they are ready to go BIG! With her signature Honey Pot Post™ Method and her subconscious marketing skills, Gaby extracts your genius and helps you magnetize your ideal clients, your amplify your impact, and unlock your next level of success.

Noelle Rodriguez is a faith-centered entrepreneur and thought leader. Her mission is to inspire a generation of woman whose missions, businesses and lives are devoted to serving Gods kingdom. From non-believer to becoming born again in Christ, she boldly shares her journey through her new podcast show called Chosen! Over the last several years she has mentored hundreds of women within vast age groups build confidence, find their purpose & fully embrace the one-of-a-kind person God created them to be.
Kate Moshika, is the founder and CEO of Moshika Beauty, a clean and cruelty-free beauty brand. Kate got started as a part-time makeup artist during her undergraduate years. This turned into her creating makeup tutorials and videos on Youtube and instagram to teach and inspire all beauty lovers. Her viral videos have led her to be a content creator and brand ambassador for major beauty brands like Benefit Cosmetics, Ulta Beauty, Sigma Beauty, Laura Mercier, and more. A U.S. immigrant who has overcome adversity and found her calling, she is passionate about helping others boost their confidence and this is what she brings to her brand.
Dr. Letitia Wright is the Executive Producer and Host of Wright Place TV which has run on cable for over 22 years. A Former Chiropractor, Dr. Wright transitioned into the Media World. Wright Place TV is in its 23rd season with a bandwidth spanning over 6.5 million homes throughout Southern California and beyond.
In addition to her media work, she is a Top 100 Crowdfunding Expert in the United States, focusing on putting funding and money into the hands of women and minority owned businesses.

Arianne Om (Ari) is a mom, best selling author, owner of The Yoga Expo, business coach and marketing director for TEDxMiami. She leads a movement of impact makers to embrace health, wealth and happiness. She understands that the more value you put out into the world, the more value you receive back. It is through this sacred principle that she teaches others how to create sustainable businesses that positively impact the world. She is known as a quick thinking, solution based coach, a boon to her clients. 

Julie is a highly sought-after speaker, business coach, and author dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs to build and grow successful businesses.

With a passion for helping women establish and expand their brands, Julie has become a trusted advisor for many women out there. Certified in Tiny Habits, Julie leverages her expertise to guide individuals toward positive behavioral changes that lead to lasting success.

As a dynamic speaker, Julie has captivated audiences with her insightful talks and has been featured on prominent media outlets such as ABC, NBC, and FOX. She was a speaker on the TEDX Stage at TEDx Mellen Street in November 2023.
Her expertise has also been recognized on a broader scale, as she serves as a member of the Governor's Counsel for Women and Girls in CT.

Julie's influence extends to the airwaves, where she hosts a radio show, Confident You, on a top-rated Global Radio network, providing a platform to inspire and educate listeners. When she’s not on the airwaves, she’ll be recording episodes for her top-rated podcast, Casa DeConfidence, where she co-hosts alongside her husband.

Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza is best known for helping women authentically put themselves first without guilt. Professionally, she is known as a Transformational Life Coach, Author, and Speaker that helps women become the SHERO of their life.

Providing 1:1 as well as group coaching, weekl community SHERO meetings and yearly women's pajama retreats, she loves empowering women to put on their "SHERO Cape" and assume the superpower of positive mindset despite any challenges life throws your way.

She is a published author in books Behind Her Brand: Volume 6, Behind Her Weight Loss, Success Factor, Yes, God, Against All Odds, Everyday Women Guide to The Mindset of a Successful Woman and soon to be release Beyond Skin Deep – Stories of Intercultural Adoptions.

Pearl is exceptionally honored to have received a day named after her in Syracuse, NY as well as the Women of Worth Award in Las Vegas, NV.

Erica Lippy is an integrative life and wellness coach, an entrepreneur, and the charismatic host behind the widely acclaimed podcast "Passion Love Pursuit." Her mission is to empower women to rediscover their true selves, enabling them to lead their most fulfilling lives. Erica firmly believes that every woman deserves to radiate the inner light that defines her worth, experiences boundless love, and achieves harmonious alignment of heart, body, and soul. She firmly believes that every woman possesses an inner light, waiting to be reignited and share their divine brilliance with the world.

Ryann Halo is a multi-7-figure entrepreneur & the founder of Salon Halo Salons, which specialize in education & personal development. As well as Halo Consulting, a leading growth strategy firm for small businesses.
Over her 17+ year career, she has founded, advised, & grown multiple companies from startup to scale. Her first company, Salon Halo, went from existing business takeover, struggling to make payroll, to a multi-site, multi-million-dollar business that’s received numerous awards from Salon Today & is consistently recognized as a top 200 salon in North
As a thought leader in her industry and certified John Maxwell leadership coach, Ryann speaks nationally at industry events & conferences to hundreds of professionals. Her insights are featured in major industry publications such as Beauty Launchpad Magazine & Salon Today Magazine to name a couple. In addition, her entrepreneurial achievements have led to The Know Women recognizing her as one of the “Top 100 Women to Know in the US” & Tampa Bay Business & Wealth recognizing her as a finalist for the “Tampa Bay Business Women of the Year” award in 2023.
Today, Ryann is focused on using her proven “Grow & Glow” method to help female business owners empower their team to achieve sustainable growth & experience more freedom in their life.

Jacqui serves as the founder and owner of four remarkable organizations, each dedicated to fostering positive change and empowerment. She champions a dynamic nonprofit women's professional networking group, providing a supportive platform for aspiring female leaders across the Tampa Area.Her vision for creating lasting value in both her people and her organizations; is driven by a dedication to facilitating meaningful connections and opportunities for growth.With a focus on lifting others, Jacqui also guides a forward-thinking marketing company committed to propelling businesses forward with innovative strategies and impactful brand elevation. Her devotion to nurturing creativity extends to a performance and musical education platform, where aspiring artists are equipped with the tools to thrive as they discover and develop who they are as an artist in the world of music.

Nicole Cumberbatch is a proud boy mom, member of the Financial Advisory Committee for the City of Coral Springs, member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies of Broward County and top-rated podcaster. She founded The Motherhood Village in 2021 & her mission is to empower mothers to thrive in their roles by providing a platform for expert-led discussions, and meaningful events that prioritize mental health and overall well-being. Most importantly, to foster a community where mothers can find the support and inspiration they need to lead fulfilling lives.

Sierra Rainge-Jones is a highly sought-after celebrity ghostwriter, author coach, brand strategist, book publisher, international speaker, wife and mom of 3. She is the CEO of Live Limitless Media Group, a full-service book and brand development, ghostwriting and book publishing agency. She helps CEOs, celebrities, high achievers, leaders, coaches and speakers to increase influence and bundle their brilliance by writing and releasing well branded bestselling books, and turning their personal stories into business and brand assets.

She is the founder of Limitless Cares Inc., a nonprofit organization on a mission to disrupt generational poverty. Through community collaboration and various grassroot efforts Limitless Cares Inc. works to build communities by equipping marginalized groups with access to resources that create lasting change.

Sierra's is well known for her ability to orate, communicate and articulate inspiring messages of transformation, personal growth, brand development, and success strategy through conferences, workshops, podcasts, bestselling books and strategic partnerships. She has written for notable industry leaders, executives, influencers as well as Grammy award winning music producer Timbaland. Her passion for growth, commitment to excellence, and her ability to inspire individual and entrepreneurial success has opened the door to opportunities to work with a client list which boasts some of the most notable names in the business, entertainment and music worlds.

As a brand strategist, writer, speaker & consultant Sierra has been able to work with corporations like Zoom, Zoom Cares, Facebook, PNC bank, Curls, Miss Jessie’s, Publix, Second Harvest Food Bank, Moskato lyfe, Barnes & Noble, Book Thinkers, Luc Belaire Luxe, Rolls Royce Motor Cars, & Five9, Valencia Community College, St. Petersburg Community College, Florida A&M University, & The Elocen Group.

As a community advocate, she has been recognized by the United Foundation of Central Florida as a 2021 “Woman of Influence”

In 2021 she also received the “Black Women in Media Trailblazer Award” for her contribution in literature and publishing.

De Anna Guerreiro is an entrepreneur and founder of ELLE Family Office Network, Athlon Famliy Office, and Legends Advocates
Sports Group.
She started her entrepreneurial career with Vinecrest Mortgage and Investments LLC, working with developers in acquisition and development deals, mortgages, and financial consulting. She co-founded a BVI offshore private equity firm which invested in oil and gas, mining, and alternative energy.
Over the past 3 years she founded Athlon Family Office a sports private equity firm that mentors’ professional athletes on financial literacy, strategic direct investments, family legacy and generational wealth. She recently partnered with the Gronkowski Family (Gordy Sr. Gordie Jr, Rob, Glenn, Dan, and Chris) investing in Smith Arenas joining their family brands of Gronk Fitness, Ice Shaker, Vivenu, Vue and Go Green Lane healthy foods to their sports franchise deals.
Legends Advocates Sports Group is a sports consortium that is comprised of three family offices; 1. Adi Dassler International Family Office (ADIFO), 2. Athlon Family Office, and 3. New World Development Group with Rob Fitzpatrick, Johnny Bench, Dick Newton, John Rotche Family Office and other business partners.
De Anna started her career in finance with Citibank in the 1980’s. She moved into the mortgage lending industry as an Account Executive for banks and mortgage lenders. In 2004 she left the corporate banking world to start Vinecrest Mortgage.
While at a Private Family Office summit she and a couple of other powerful women were sitting around a table listening to several women going through struggles personally and professionally. They wanted to know how she and the other two women balanced business, family, and husbands. For weeks after this conference those conversations haunted De Anna so she reached out to the other two women to discuss creating a platform that is “For Women By Women” who have been there, done that, and wore the t-shirt. This is how ELLE was birthed for you to empower you and thrust you forward to your true, passionate, and confident women.

 Jessica Haley, a trailblazing Peak Performance Coach and Business Strategist, whose passion and expertise in transforming both individuals and businesses have made her a beacon of inspiration in the entrepreneurial world. With an unwavering commitment to unlocking potential, Jessica masterfully employs AI along with performance practices to optimize organizational systems and cultures. Her journey in building successful sales teams and facilitating breakthroughs in coaching positions her uniquely at the intersection of technology and human potential. Jessica's approach goes beyond conventional coaching; it's an integrated method designed to propel businesses and their leaders to the pinnacle of their industries.
At her core, Jessica is a catalyst for personal transformation and a super-connector with a vast network of influential leaders. Her work in investor relations for major startups and her knack for forging powerful partnerships showcase her as a formidable force in diverse sectors. For Jessica, the heart of success lies in the philosophy, "Grow the people, grow the business." This belief drives her to delve deep into the subconscious minds of her clients, fostering profound shifts in mindset and energy. As a speaker at this event, Jessica brings not just her professional prowess but also her personal journey of resilience and growth, embodying the spirit of empowerment that resonates deeply with women striving for excellence in both their personal and professional lives.

Intuitive and Strategic Guide + Coach who is on a mission to support you to reconnect to your SOUL truth and help you achieve your goals. She is a Somatic Therapist, Teacher, Healer, Reiki Master, Red Tent Women’s Group Facilitator, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Writer and Speaker.
Danielle believes that we all hold core wounds and limiting beliefs that run our lives as programming in our subconscious. When we release these somatically from the nervous system we also release the energetic blocks in our energy system and heal our emotional bodies. When we do this we experience the ultimate gift-FREEDOM.
Our bodies have a language through sensation that are messengers with information to guide and help us to heal with deep compassion for ourselves and others. By showing up in all of our humanness, with every experience, emotion and wound we can eliminate shame and begin the exploration of deep healing at its root.
She has created The Empaths Journey an online class on how to use and understand your gift and Sacred Visionaries a 6 week online exploration to heal emotional blocks by unleashing, reclaiming and embodying all of your messy humanness and accessing your limitless potential.

|      8:00 am
Marketplace & Mingle
|      9:00 am
Welcome & Opening Speaker: Gaby Abrams
|      9:45 am
LEO+LAINE Branding Workshop: Lynzee Krohne, Kayla Weich
|      10:30 am
Break & Marketplace
|      10:50 am
The PR Success Blueprint: 7 Keys to Success!powered by Mekky Media Relations
|      11:30 am
Harnessing the Power of Influence:  How to use community to build a successful business. Kahlea Nicole Wade, Maria Von Losch, Melitsa Waage,  Jacqui McCray, Kate Moshika, Moderated by Jenna Schwartz
|      12:15 pm
Lunch & Marketplace 
Lunch & Learn: Creating Content that Converts Using Ai. Maria Von Losch powerd by Alvarez Gower Injury Law
|      1:30 pm
Fireside Chat: Cheval, Moderated by Hillary Gadsby
|      2:15 pm
How She Built It: Inspirational Stories and Tips From Successful Women Entrepreneurs. Alexia McKay, April Caldwell, De Anna Guerreiro, Noelle Rodriguez Corriveau, Ryann Halo & Jessica Haley, Moderated by Bria Patti 
|      3:00 pm
Tune In, Tune Up: Marketing Strategies for Success with Radio, Podcast,TV and Thought Leadership.  Erica Lippy, Dr Letitia Wright,  Sierra Rainge-Jones, Pearl Knapp Chiarenza, Julie DeLucca Collins, Arianne Om, Moderated by Brooke Young 
|      3:45 pm
Slay Your Day: Crafting Your Life on Your Terms: Sandi Glandt
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Closing Remarks
|      4:45 pm
Marketplace, Networking, & Cocktail Hour powered by Sacred SOULutions LLC
The Hosts
Hillary Gadsby
boss talks
Boss Talks is a global movement to increase the economic footprint of women globally. They are a mentorship platform that empowers women entrepreneurs & business leaders all over the world to step out of isolation & level up in their businesses and careers to unleash their income potential.
Lynzee  & Kayla
LEO + LAINE creates obsession-worthy brands that empower confidence. They are champions of the female entrepreneur — ones who set out with a dream to create something remarkable. They exist to help you realize your full potential. As an intimate, skilled team of female creators, they are committed to transforming brands into something uniquely their own, while forming a lovely friendship with their clients and partners along the way.
Jenna Schwartz
boss talks TAMPA
Jenna Schwartz is a master connector, who uses her ability to bring together like-minded individuals, create countless deals, and deep relationships. As co-director for Tampa’s Boss Talks, Jenna leads and moderates events with intent to empower and mentor attendees. Jenna prides herself on giving back, leading her to Co-found Tampa Entrepreneurs a co-ed community non-profit geared at bringing the entrepreneurial community together as well as Co-founding Work for Peace, a charity that aims to increase awareness of Domestic Violence and aid those impacted by it. Outside of her personal endeavors, Jenna is a force in the business world as a founding member of the Provenance Consulting Group, an executive coaching and consulting firm, CGO for the burgeoning NFT Project "Pineapples in Paradise," and Buy-side associate partner for the M&A Advisory firm, Stoneridge Partners.
Bria Patti
Bria Patti, a proud Tampa Bay native, stands as an exceptional residential real estate agent with RE/MAX Champions. Since obtaining her license in 2017, Bria has consistently demonstrated a commitment to guiding families and investors throughout Tampa Bay towards their real estate goals. Rooted in a track record that speaks for itself, Bria’s professional journey is fueled by a passion for client success and satisfaction.  Bria’s aspirations extend far beyond the realm of real estate. As the Co Director of Boss Talks Tampa, an influential networking and mentorship platform, she is an advocate for empowering women business owners and professionals. Bria’s involvement in various women’s professional groups, nonprofits, and The Tampa Entrepreneurs Group underlines her commitment to both her craft and the community she holds dear. When she’s not selling real estate or attending events, Bria loves to enjoy all that Tampa has to offer.
Don't miss out.
Register by February 22 . We look forward to seeing you there.
Summit Location
Embarc Collective
802 E Whiting St, Tampa, FL 33602

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