MARCH 6-7, 2019


W.E.W. is a symposium providing a platform where multi-cultural women business owners & executives come together to openly share and discuss what they did and what you must do in order to sustain momentum to reach new heights.  The topics will range from discussions and training on business cultures, unconscious biases, gender equality, need for diversity and other social economic factors that affect women economic empowerment as entrepreneurs and executives. It is an occasion where multi-cultural women will “soar high on wings like eagles” as they share their common experiences. It is a symposium and a membership for Corporations, Entrepreneurs, and Business Executives to become champions for these women, as W.E.W. becomes a movement for change.  These are must attend symposiums to learn more about women who elevate women, and men who elevate women and why.

NOTE: 10% off all Registration receipts donated to local non profit.


SYMPOSIUM AND LIMITED VIP RECEPTION: March 6th - VIP Reception (Host: Nina Vaca, Chairman & CEO Pinnacle Group with the Founder, Speakers, Panel Experts & Sponsors)  +  March 7th - Symposium (includes Breakfast/ Lunch & Workshops), Swag Bag, and Networking Reception


SYMPOSIUM ONLY: General Registration: March 7th (includes Breakfast/ Lunch & Workshops), Swag Bag, and Networking Reception


We have a luncheon speaker & panel with men  on "Men Who Elevate Women" and why. In addition, our Cultivate Pillar will showcase young adults /entrepreneurs and business professionals on what kind of support they need to help them elevate in their careers.


Greater Dallas Area


March 6th - 7-9pm • March 7th - 8-7pm


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Nina Vaca, Chairman & CEO Pinnacle Group, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year/Hall of Fame Inductee, to host VIP Reception.


Chairman & CEO Pinnacle Group
Entrepreneur    |    Philanthropist    |    Global Leader


In 2017, Vaca was named a Woman of Distinction by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council ( WBENC).


• Goldman Sachs, Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs • NBC Innovator • Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year/Hall of Fame Inductee • Latino Leaders, 101 Most Influential Latinos • Women President’s Organization Fastest-Growing Women-Owned in America


• Chairman, USHCC Foundation • Founding Board Member, Startup America • German Marshall Fellow • British American Project Fellow


• Comerica Bank • Kohl’s Corporation • Cinemark Holdings






Our featured keynote for Dallas, DC/MD/VA, and Atlanta is best selling author, acclaimed orator for over 30 years Pat Russell-McCloud, JD. As a member of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity ( CLEO), she studied at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. She earned Juris Doctorate degree at Howard University, School of Law, Washington D.C. Prior to embarking upon her speaking career, Russell-McCloud was an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission, Chief, Complaints Branch, Broadcast Bureau , Washington, D.C. for ten years. Then she decided to follow her true passion which was to be a business entrepreneur and global professional orator. 


Patricia Russell-McCloud has served as the 11th National President of The Links, Inc., and the National Parliamentarian to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has been named one of the top five business motivators in the country by Black Enterprise Magazine and identified as one of the top 10 speakers in America featured in Essence and Ebony magazines.  She has over 145 mentees and her only requirement of them is to 'pay it forward'.


Luncheon Topic: Men Who Elevate Women

Men Entrepreneurs & Business Executive in the community will be invited.

Marvin Dickerson

President, CEO




MARVIN DICKERSON, President & CEO of Dickerson Technologies LLC l  Global Speaker : Security Tech Forum in Taipei, Taiwan; VAR Security Seminars in Seoul, Korea, Sidney, Australia, Beijing, China and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  l  International Board Member of 100 Black Men of America (2009-2017) l   Has served on Advisory Boards of  NBC 4, PEPCO, and Adventist Health Care Community  l Life Member Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


Women Elevating Women developed five pillars of success to help women with drive to survive and thrive. Click to find out more about our core values.


Have courage and protect your family and business. Experts in this field will present ways to maintain your health while elevating your career/ and or business to new heights. Learn some of the best tips on protecting your legacy while protecting your health and finances.

Subject Matter Experts:

Marguerita Cheng


Barbara Hutchinson


Angela Marshall


Dr. Marlene Mahipat

Founder, Mediquest


Ciemone Sheppard

New York Life

MARGUERITA ( Rita) CHENG, CFP, CRPC, RICP, CDFA - CEO Blue Ocean Global Wealth l CNBC Contributor l 2017 Named No. 3 Most Influential Financial Advisor in the Investopedia Top 100 Women to Watch by Investment News l Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council.

BARBARA HUTCHINSON, MD, PhD, FACC, - Owner /Managing Partner at Chesapeake Cardiac Care PA. l Immediate Past President, Association of Black Cardiologists l 2014  Named Enterprising Women of the Year. 

ANGELA WRIGHT MARSHALL. MD., FACP - Founder, Comprehensive Women’s Health, Inc. l Named in 2018 Washingtonian   Top Doctors l  Has a Bachelor’s Degree as an Electrical Engineer working for the Central Intelligence Agency  l  2015 Named Enterprising Women of the Year.

MARLENE MAHIPAT, DC-Founder & President  Mediquest, LLC l Specializes in Spinal Decompression & Dry Needling  l Recipient of 2018 CEO Report-Mid Atlantic Women’s Leadership Award l 2018 The CEO Report Velocity Growth Award l  2016 Gold Stevie Award Lifetime Achievement for Nonprofit Winner l 2015 Enterprising Women of the Year Award l 2015 Maryland Top 100 Women /Circle of Excellence

CIEMONE A. SHEPPARD - Licensed Agent New York Life Insurance Company l Co-Founder Sheppard Benefits Group, Inc. –Fully Licensed Insurance Brokerage Firm l  She has insured over 30,000 lives with Life Insurance l Member of the Executive Council l Top Life Producer l Chairman’s Council l Life Leader l E-Life Champion l Group Employee Benefits Leader l Life Super-Star l 4th year member of the Million Dollar Round Table


How do you effectively collaborate with corporations, entrepreneurs, business executives and learn how to expand your relationships and circle of excellence

Subject Matter Experts:

Gina Merritt

Principal, NREUV

Staci L. Redmon


Monica T. McCoy

Global Speaker

GINA MERRITT, Principal Northern Real Estate Urban Venture ( NREUV)  NREUV   has underwritten $3.5 Billion in real estate transactions l Real Estate Advisor & Consultant to Emory Beacon of Light, PIHRL and McCormack Baron Salazar l Trademarked Project Community Capital , an economic inclusion program l Award Winner  recognized  by DC NOMA for North Capitol Commons , the Nannie Helen at 4800, and Developer of the Year l 2018 Washington Business Journal  Minority Business Leader Award

STACI L. REDMON, PMP, MBA, - President  & CEO of Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) l United States Army Veteran l 2018, 2017, 2016 Washington Technology’s Fast 50 l 2018, 2017 Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 List l 2018 Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association l 2016 U. S. Small Business Administration ( SBA) Person of the Year/Northern Virginia  l 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award 

MONICA T. MCCOY is a highly-sought after global speaker, business strategist, executive coach and consultant.  She is founder of Monica Motivates, LLC. l  A former Acting Global Director of Strategy and Innovation for the McDonald’s Division for The Coca-Cola Company  l In 2017 and 2018 featured in the Who’s Who In Black Atlanta Directory l Spotlighted in business profiles on CBS- Channel 46 News, Today’s Purpose Woman Magazine &  Supplierty News l  In 2018  released her second book, “Treating Your Brand like a Fortune 100 Company.”  Her first book, “The Best life Lessons Learned From Real People.


How do you develop your brand? Learn how to put together a brand and brand strategy. Gain a better understanding of the value of different social media platforms. Learn new creative ways to highlight your business with new services. Learn innovate ways to communicate your appreciation as ways to elevate your business as multi-cultural women.

Subject Matter Experts:

Carolyn Howell

Founder & CEO

Joy Rahat

Founder & CEO

CAROLYN HOWELL, Founder & CEO - Events USA l  2018 Women in Business Champion of the Year l 2017 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise l 2016 Sterling Women of the Year l 2015 Loudon County Chamber Chairman’s Award l  Board of Directors –Wolf Trap Association , The Fibroid Foundation , DC Chamber of Commerce ( Secretary) l Member Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber l Over 2,000 successful  corporate events.

JOY RAHAT, Founder & CEO - JOY RAHAT MEDIA l Digital Branding and Marketing Firm l Member of District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce and District of Columbia Chamber International Committee l Works with multinational clients l Mastering the Art of Visual Attention through magazine-style, branding portraits and videography.


How do you connect with likeminded women who both aspire to excel in their business career and business growth. Determine what formal or informal groups have the best platform for your business and career development.

Subject Matter Experts:

Camille Burns








CAMILLE BURNS, MODERATOR, EVP & COO Women Presidents’ Organization ( WPO) l  Oversees  all functions of WPO headquarters, financial directives, human resources, marketing & administration for WPO l Member of Advisory Council, Enterprising Women magazine l Steering Committee of  the International Women’s  Entrepreneurial Challenge ( IWEC) l Steering Committee “Go For The Greens”  l Board of Directors LilySarahGrace l MBA


We will engage young adults,  young entrepreneurs & business professionals from each city. We discuss how to cultivate women thought leaders and show them how to elevate their careers and businesses. Advise them on how to become stepping-stones on each of the pillars of success. Help them identify their tribe.

Subject Matter Experts:

Denise Smith

Portfolio Leader

Titania Huff

Founder and CEO

Shannon Pighee

Associate Director







DENISE SMITH - MBA, PMP-MODERATOR, HR Systems Service Centre Portfolio Leader at Ernst & Young ( EY)  l Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications-Certificate in Global Business, Global Leadership l B.S. Chemistry-Spelman College l Executive MBA-Management of Technology( MOT) Georgia Institute of Technology l Women in Technology l United Way of Greater Atlanta-Young Professional Leaders Advisory Board Event Chair l Cole Women United Vice Chair l Most Valuable Kids ( MVK) Atlanta

TITANIA HUFF, MODERATOR, BS., MBA, Founder and CEO of L².I.F.T Professional Services, LLC l Coaching and Consulting l Business Start-up l Millionaire Mind shifting Masterclassesl Wallet-Whippin' Workshops l WOW-Worthy One-on-One Programs l Tantalizing Trainings and Limitless Living Empowerment Events l Queendompreneur

SHANNON PIGHEE - CSM, SA (SAFe), MODERATOR, Associate Director Marketing at AT&T l Mentor Minds Matter ( New York City) l Mentor Minds Matter ( Los Angeles).


VIP Evening Reception – March 6, 2019

Host,  Nina Vaca, Chairman & CEO Pinnacle Group


7:00pm - Registration


7:15pm - Introduction of VIP Host l Betty Hines Founder W.E.W.


7:30pm - VIP Host Nina Vaca, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Global Leader


7:55pm - Introduction of Sponsors –Betty Hines


8:00pm - 9:15pm - Network


9:15pm - Closing Comments


W.E.W.  Symposium-March 7, 2019 - AGENDA




8:15am - Registration, Breakfast, Visit Sponsor Tables l Vendors


9:15am - Welcome and Opening Remarks l Betty Hines Host & Founder W.E.W.


9:30am - Overview of Symposium and Introduction of “Title Sponsor” to present Keynote Speaker-Emcee


9:40am -10:30am  Morning Keynote Speaker


10:30am -10:45am - Break and Visit Sponsor Tables l Vendors


10:45am -12noon - Breakout Groups “The Pillars”


12noon - 1:30pm - Lunch and Panel: Men Who Elevate Women -Luncheon Moderator




1:30pm - 1:45pm - Break and Visit Vendor Table l Sponsors

1:45pm - 3:00pm - Breakout Groups " The Pillars"


3:00pm - 3:15pm - Break and Visit Vendor Table l Sponsors

3:15pm - 3:35pm - Betty Hines:  Why Women Elevate Women l Announce “Cultivate”  Award Recipient


3:35pm - 3:45pm - Introduction of "Presenting Sponsor" to introduce the Closing Speaker

3:45pm - 4:30pm - Closing Speaker


4:30pm - 4:40pm - Emcee Recognition and Thank You - Closing Remarks

4:40pm - Group Photo Gold & Platinum Members with Closing Speaker & Sponsor

5:00pm - 7:00pm - Network Reception