This expertly facilitated forum has been carefully designed as a space reserved for the unique challenges faced by today's professional woman in leadership roles in corporate, non-profit and public and private boards. Women will gather from all backgrounds and disciplines to discuss the solutions to obstacles faced and construct plans for personal and collective success. This is a limited registration women only event. Affinity group and professional network sessions are planned. Exclusive VIP Mastermind Dinner Session Available to 10 Participants. This event is the perfect kick-off for professional women attending the 25th Annual Essence Festival! Our facilitator, Dethra U. Giles, is an international speaker, executive coach and award-winning author that delivers highly engaging and interactive presentations and workshops that take audiences on a journey of how leadership and personal development mastery can change an organization. Having worked with clients like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Army Corp of Engineers and the Salvation Army and Kaiser Permanente, Dethra shares insightful stories of successes and failures in the trenches, and then invites her audiences to apply these examples to their own situations. Every Dethra experience provides a practical roadmap for you to develop actionable plans for growth that you can implement immediately. Dethra is a two time TEDx Talk speaker as well as a top rated speaker for National SHRM (Society of Human Resources Managers). She is an expert at delivering presentations that help build leaders and increase productivity. She has taken her message to the masses and shared her knowledge as a contributing writer on human resources and professional development topics for Today’s Financial Woman, YBE, and iWorkwell publications. She has served as adjunct faculty at the Federal Executive Institute, Georgia State University, Mercer University and as a faculty member for Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses and the Tory Burch Foundation. She is the author of the book “Unstuck: Discovering Career Limiting Actions” and “Employeepreneur: 10 Entrepreneur Strategies to Manage Your Career Like a Business.” According to Dethra, her job is to deliver real results to her clients by optimizing performance and eliminating distractions. Register today!