Leading Ladies International Empowerment Conference on April 27, 2013

Karen Jordan
Leading Ladies International Hosts Fourth Annual Empowerment Conference Focusing on the State of the Union on Women's Health

ABC 7’s Chicago Karen Jordan Presents Keynote on Women Building a Legacy

April is National Stress Awareness Month and several recent studies have come to the same conclusion: women are feeling the pressures of stress more than their male counterparts. On Saturday, April 27, Leading Ladies International will host the 4th Annual Empowerment Conference from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. at Cibola located at 1647 S. Blue Island featuring the morning panel, State of the Union on Women's Health addressing how women are dealing with stress and health challenges as wives, mothers, employees and caregivers. The second panel will feature the keynote address Surviving and Thriving to Build a Legacy as a Leading Lady given by ABC 7 Chicago news anchor, Karen Jordan.

Larvetta Loftin-Smith
The purpose of the conference is to highlight unsung and sung women who share their personal stories to empower other women, states Larvetta Loftin-Smith, visionary of Leading Ladies International Conference.
“When we first started Leading Ladies International Conference people were faced with a financial crisis across the country and many people were loosing hope as well as confidence in their dreams,” Loftin-Smith explains. “Over my 17 year professional career I was able to connect with so many positive women who were mentors to me. I wanted to share my connections to help women cultivate relationships, expose dreams, provide support for next level success and to encourage generational wealth.”

In the 4th year, the 2013 Leading Ladies honorees and panelists include Chicago women from all walks of life. Panel discussions will be aimed at motivating and inspiring the audience with candid and honest dialogue in an atmosphere of fellowship and camaraderie. Attendees will experience compelling stories from leading ladies in the area of health and wellness, business, entrepreneurship, family, and career. There will also be a Leading Ladies vendor marketplace for women to experience demonstrations, “how to” clinics and coaching strategies to improve overall health, success and wealth. There is also lunch and a healthy breakfast option included.

Sponsors for the event are Cork Catering, Studio AG, Izze Sparkling Juice and Verizon. Vendors include MB Financial Bank, American Family D. Tyler Agency, Stella & Dot Jewelry, Real Estate Broker Services, Enfluence Boutique (women's apparel), Anointed Wives Ministry, Authors, Pigs Don't wear Pearls and JMH Creative. To register for the 2013 Leading Ladies International Empowerment Conference online at www.larvettaspeaks.com. The fee for the conference is $79.00. Student registration is also available using the code LLstudent. Tickets will also be available on-site.

Call 312-268-5207 for information on sponsorship and/or securing a vendor table.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.
CIBOLA 1647 S. Blue Island, Chicago

Morning Panel Discussion – State of the Union on Women’s Health

Shea Vaughn, Health & Fitness Expert, Author, Life Coach and Known as “Chicago’s Favorite Mom”
Deborah Altman, LCPC, NCC, MA, Specialist in Women’s Health
Raijean Stroud, Heart Disease Advocate, Founder of Bleeding Heart Project, Lifestyle Blogger and Mother
Maisha Wynn, Lifestyle Specialist & Media Personality

Afternoon Panel Discussion – Surviving & Thriving To Build a Legacy as a Leading Lady. Keynote Speaker ABC 7’s Karen Jordan

Robin L. Carter, Director of Sales, PepsiCo Warehouse Sales
Felecia Lastrapes, Web Architect/Creative Solutionist/CEO of Flash of Brilliance
Sherida Morrison, Founder of Demoiselle 2 Femme
Erika Summers, VP of Corporate Events, Ariel Capital
Kasia Kathy Wereszczynska, Founder of In Her Shoes Foundation Chicago

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