MARCH 6, 2019

MD / DC / VA

W.E.W. is a business conference 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 business conference 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 business conferences to learn more about women who elevate women, and men who elevate women and why.

NOTE: Up to 10% of all registration receipts will be donated to local non profit.

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Price Good through Feb 28, 2019


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Starts March 1st - March 4th

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W.E.W. is a must attend conference for all multi-cultural women business owners & executives if they want to learn how to scale their businesses and elevate in their professional career. 


At this Conference, you will  participate in breakout sessions where subject matter experts will share their different experiences  on what one must do to be a successful entrepreneur or executive.  


  • Learn real strategies on how to achieve success.

  • Listen to estate planning concepts for a continuation of your business sharing real case studies on what you should do to protect your legacy.

  • Learn why multi cultural women must create their own bank account to prepare for their retirement.

  • Find out what are we not doing, that allows the increase in the wealth gap to continue for multi cultural women business owners and executives.

  • Learn how these breakout sessions is a real platform for you to identify your tribe, a support system who want to provide mentorship.

  • Learn where the money is and available for multi cultural women owned businesses to scale, from the panel experts who have benefited from these resources.

  • Hear from women experts on how to close the deal once you receive " a ticket to admission".

  • Receive tips from women who know the strategies and tactics on how to become a diverse supplier with Fortune 500 Companies.

  • Learn how to advance your business and careers by selecting professional networks. Learn how to leverage these connections. Define your value proposition clearly.

  • Listen to the luncheon conversation among successful men who support and elevate women in the workplace and business and why.

  • Hear from successful men on what are ways they can elevate women more.

  • Understand why multi cultural women must brand their business and how proper branding will increase their business growth. 

  • Understand why multi cultural women must take care of their health if they wish to maintain and increase their wealth. 

  • Understand why we need to cultivate the future so those after us can soar high on wings like eagles.


Washington, DC Metro Area

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

3501 University Boulevard East, Hyattsville, MD, 20783

The College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center has provided a special group rate those attending. Please note the last day to book your room is fast approaching.



March 6th - 8AM - 5PM


Crystal Khalil 

Director, Procurement North America


Crystal serves as the first African American executive for Porsche Automotive Group. She has over 25 years of Procurement experience. She oversees all indirect purchasing activity for Porsche's North American subsidiaries and affiliates, while leading strategic growth, purposeful change, and innovative thinking within the organization. She has been a featured speaker for ProcureCon,  the National Association of Women Business Owners Conference, Forbes IDEA Summit, and  Zycus Confluence & Zycus Horizon Conferences to name a few. We are excited she is joining the Women Elevating Women Conference in celebration of our one year anniversary. 

Review the  W.E.W Conference Day schedule below showcasing accomplished  professionals during concurrent breakout sessions. Listen to these Executives and Entrepreneurs as they share their experiences and expertise on:

  • How to leverage connections in order to advance your business and careers. How do you identify your tribe?

  • What you can do to change the perpetual increase in wealth gap between multi cultural women Entrepreneurs and Business Executives.

  • Understanding the direct correlation between health and wealth and its impact on your estate planning and legacy building.

  • Understanding the importance of "Branding" you and your business and successful approaches used by others.

  • A luncheon panelist conversations on "Men Who Elevate Women" and why.

  • The importance of cultivating young women and girls for our future. 

  • Advice from women on proven strategies and tactics on becoming a diversity supplier with Fortune 500 companies. What are these companies looking for in your value proposition?


Luncheon Topic: Inclusion Matters

Marvin Dickerson, CEO of Dickerson Technology, will moderate  an all male lunch panel of successful Business Executives and  Entrepreneurs. They will discuss "Men Who Elevate Women and Why".

Marvin Dickerson

President, CEO

Rick Hayes

CVP-Advanced Life 

Alexander G. Núñez

Senior Vice President

David Harrington

President & CEO 

Rich DiPippo

Partner at NFP

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 l Life Member Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

RICK HAYES, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, AEP, CVP-Advanced Life Sales Officer Pacific & West Central Agencies. Rick's first experience with sales was with the Success Motivating Institute  l July 1986 became New York Life Agent l Vice President of Career Council  l  Awards: Centurion Award, National Quality Award; Tony Konen Memorial Award for Leadership l MS degree Financial Services l  Has served as a Board Member of the Society of Financial Professional l Specialty is advanced planning and Business cases.

ALEXANDER G. NUNEZ, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and External Affairs- Baltimore Gas & Electric - Baltimore , MD l BA University of Notre Dame, JD from Valparaiso University Scholl of Law  l MBRT Board of Directors l Vice President of the Walter's Art Museum Board of Board of Trustees & Chair of Engagement Committees l  Member of Maryland Chamber of Commerce -  Legislative Committee; Environmental Committee; & Civil Liability Committee l Member of the Edison Foundation Institute of Electric Innovation l Graduate of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2005 l Board of Director Maryland Business Roundtable l  Baltimore Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America ( ALPFA) l Governor's Commission

DAVID HARRINGTON, President & CEO of the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce l 15 Years of Public Life: Mayor of Bladensburg, Prince George's County Council Member, and Maryland State Senator l Former President of the Maryland Municipal League l National Chair of Economic Development with the National Association of Counties l Chaired the Maryland State Task Force on Physical Education l Awarded the Phyllis Newman Award for non profit advocacy l Human Services Coalition Legislative Award l Huston/Wright Ella Baker award l Legislator of the Year from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters l Board of Directors of Dimensions Health Care l Board of Directors Bowie State University and Greater Baden Hospital l Chair of the Board of Anacostia River Keeper and CommonHealth Action l Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation l Served on Harvard University's Summer Institute of on Reading, Writing and Civic Education l  Former Associate Director and Faculty at the University of Maryland James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership l BA Political Science from Howard University l Graduate work Miami University of Ohio

RICH DIPIPPO, Partner at NFP, The Meltzer Group


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.


Communication is key in every relationship including business. Good, clear and constructive communication is invaluable. What does your online presence say about you, your business and your brand? What about in person, are you hitting your target or missing the mark? Is your communication consistent, relevant and strategic?  What are the blindspots that may be sabotaging your brand message, and how does this affect your bottom line?  Learn the tools you need to get clear and succeed in our COMMUNICATION session.

Subject Matter Experts:

Carolyn Howell

Founder & CEO

Joy Rahat

Founder & CEO

CAROLYN HOWELL, President & CEO - Events USA (an exceptional corporate event planning firm behind thousands of successful events) 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 Loudoun County Chamber Chairman’s Award l  Associates Board of Directors –Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts I Board of Directors - DC Chamber of Commerce ( Secretary) l Board of Directors - O Mansion & Museum.

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.


EVP &COO Camille Burns will moderate a panel discussion in the breakout session with successful Business Women and Entrepreneurs  on how to leverage your business connections to excel in their professional careers and scale  business growth.

Subject Matter Experts:

Camille Burns


Kristina Bouweiri

President & CEO

Janice Tippett


Angela Franco

Executive Leader

Sandra Eberhard

Executive Director

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

KRISTINA BOUWEIRI, President & CEO at Reston Limousine Service Inc. l A premier luxury transportation service of the metropolitan Washington D.C. area with a fleet of 220 vehicles-sedans l Founder Sterling Women Networking Group August 2008 l Dean's Council George Mason University l  Volunteer Loudoun Free Clinic & Loudoun Education Foundation l Board Member Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation l Smart CEO June 2017 Best Run Companies l June 2016 Top Executive Transportation Company l June 2016 Washington Business Journal -Top Woman Owned Business in Washington DC  l December 2015 Washington Business Journal - Power 100 l June 2015 George Mason University -Outstanding Leadership Award

JANICE TIPPETT, President of Millennium Marketing Solutions l A fully-integrated marketing service company l Licenses & Certifications Google Ads l  Google Analytics for Business  l Google Mobile &Video Advertising l Board Member The Heart Failure Patient Foundation l Direct Marketing & Direct Mail l GDUSA Award Jan 2018 for Website Design & Programming l Jan 2018 The Associate Member of the Year with Property Management Association l Jan 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Award l  Jan 2017 International Digital Marketing Award l Jan 2016 Future 50 Smart CEO Baltimore l Jan 2017 GDUSA Awards ( multiple) Brochure Design: Virgin Island Yacht l Jan 2014 Top LGBT-Owned Business I  Additional 13 more Awards from 2014-2015

ANGELA FRANCO, Executive Leader l Organizational Transformation, Change Management, Business Coaching & Leadership Development l Former President & CEO Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce l Wake Forrest University -Banking and Financial Support Services l  Universidad Escuela de Administracion y Finanzas y Technologies, MS Accounting & Finance l  Language: Spanish & English l Board Member Destination DC

SANDRA EBERHARD, Executive Director Women Presidents' Educational Organization ( WPEO-DC) l Woman(en) owned business certification, advocacy and corporate connections l Project Management & Program installation and maintenance l Customer Service Team Management l State University of New York College at Potsdam -BA Mathematics & Education K-12


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).


7:30 AM - Doors Open/Registration

7:45 AM - Vendor Visitation, Continental Breakfast, Networking

8:25 AM - Opening Remarks, Founder & CEO, Betty Hines

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Session I:  Collaborate/Communicate/Connection/Courage

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Session II: Collaborate/Communicate/Connection/Courage

11:31 AM - Vendor Visitation/Networking

12:00 PM - Plated Lunch/Vendor Visitation

12:20 PM - 12:45 PM - Lunchtime Panel Discussion - Inclusion Matters

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM - Session III: CollaborateCommunicate/Connection/Courage

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM - Session IV: Collaborate/Communicate/Connection/Courage

3:55 PM - 4:20 PM - Keynote Speaker - Crystal Khalil, Porsche AG

4:30 PM  - 5:00 PM - Closing and Wrap Up/Vendor Visitation/ Networking