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2020 Power Your Potential

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Thank you to our sponsors, presenters and attendees for making the 5th Annual Conference a success! Join us next year: Friday, October 29, 2021, Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center, Blue Bell, PA.


Friday, October 30, 2020

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Fee:  $125 

The fee includes two keynote presentations, 8 Power Sessions, attendee contact list, networking breakouts, swag bag, a chance win raffle prizes and a post conference networking event, to be scheduled once gathering is once again safe.


8:00am - Welcome & Keynote Presentation

9:30am - Power Session 1:

Downgrade Your Life, Upgrade Your Lifestyle: Secrets to More Time, Money and Freedom presented by Rita Wilkins, The Downsizing Designer

Lemons Into Lemonade: Achieving Success Through Failure, presented by Eloise N. Young, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Services, Philadelphia Gas Works.

Using LinkedIn to Take Your Business to the Next Level, presented by Brynne Tillman, CEO & LinkedIn Whisperer, Social Sales Link

11:00am - Power Session 2

Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, presented by Dr. Laura Sicola

Shock Your Potential, presented by Michael Sherlock

How to Exercise Your Financial Muscle, presented by Sonja M. Haggert

12:00pm - Networking Breakouts

1:30pm   - Keynote Presentation/Woman of Excellence Award

3:00pm   - Power Session 3

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, It Could Kill You, presented by Kellye Remshifski, Wellness & Outreach Manager, Doylestown Health

Utilizing Mindfulness, presented by Harriet Stein of Big Toe in the Water

4:00pm - Virtual Happy Hour/Toast/Raffle Drawing

Note the more sessions you attend the more chances you have to win a raffle prize.

Swag bags containing, a full bottle of wine, gift certificate to Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center, "coffee break," and other wonderful sponsor donations will be  available for pick-up at The Chamber office Monday - Thursday, 9am - 4pm,  October 19 - November 5.


No refunds will be processed after September 30, 2020.










Beth Sturman, Laurel House

Beth Sturman has served as Executive Director at Laurel House since 2005. With more than 30 years of professional experience in the human services field, Beth has propelled the organization exponentially.  She is a fierce advocate for the individuals and families that Laurel House serves and has led the way to expand their services from two locations to five. She is currently working to locate and develop a new and improved shelter and community counseling center.


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Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President & CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition

Sharmain Matlock-Turneris the President and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition. She began her tenure in March of 1999, with the special distinction of being the first woman to lead the Coalition.  Ms. Matlock-Turner and her team of managers and more than 450 employees create partnerships and build consensus to help families reduce poverty and reach the middle class. Ms. Matlock-Turner has received numerous awards including the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Diversity and Inclusion Award and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Award.

Ms. Matlock-Turner holds a BS degree in Education from Temple University. In 2005, she was one of three Philadelphia nonprofit leaders selected to receive a scholarship to the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. In 2014 she received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Peirce College. She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Who needs a laugh?  We all do!  Join the fun as Emmy award winning comedian, Theresa Hummel-Krallinger & national headliner, Chris Coccia entertain and challenge celebrity panelists, contestants, and the entire conference audience to "make a match" on their own version of the Match Game!  Theresa, Chris and over 60 comedians entertained audiences with their online game show throughout the pandemic on Friday nights.  They'll bring the laughs to our conference Friday afternoon.  You don't want to miss this!

Theresa Hummel-Krallinger,  known for her humorous and interactive presentations, is a seasoned trainer, speaker, coach, culture maven, and professional stand-up comedian. Past-President of Greater Philadelphia ATD and Blue Bell Toastmasters, she currently serves on the non-credit faculty at Temple University, teaching courses in business communications and leadership. She also moderates “Meet the Author” at the Pyramid Club, a monthly program for business book discussions.

Chris Coccia’s act is a perfect combination of hilarious material and the ability to present it “in the moment”.  Flowing seamlessly between material and improvised interaction with the crowd, Chris is able to open the audience up as he pulls them into a shared recognition of our own human-ness.  Chris keeps a full schedule working everything from the country’s top comedy clubs to corporate events to colleges. He has appeared on Comedy Central, The Game Show Network, and XM Radio. Chris is also a frequent and favorite guest on several Philadelphia based radio shows.



Downsize Your Life, Upgrade Your Lifestyle: Secrets to More Time, Money and Freedom

Rita Wilkins, The Downsizing Designer

So many of us are drowning in our "stuff"...and it's not bringing us the joy and happiness we think it should. But, it's not just the physical clutter that weighs us's also the mental clutter that holds us back from the life we really want. Do you want a simpler, less cluttered life, one filled with less "stuff" and full of more meaning?

Rita Wilkins, "The Downsizing Designer," a nationally recognized interior design and lifestyle design expert will inspire and empower you to think differently and see your life through a whole new lens so you can begin living the life you design!

Lemons into Lemonade: Achieving Success through Failure

Eloise N. Young, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Services Philadelphia Gas Works

Is fear of failure holding you back? Failure is something that we all experience, yet everyone defines it differently. In this session we’ll share powerful life lessons that will inspire you to use failure as a tool to unleash your personal best – whoever you are and however you define it.

Using LinkedIn to take your Business to the Next Level

Brynne Tillman, CEO & LinkedIn Whisperer, Social Sales Link

In this 60 minute program we will cover 3 areas:

  1. Innovative ways to improve your profile so that you attract, teach, and engage your targeted audience
  2. Strategies to getting more client referrals and networking introductions into your ideal prospects
  3. How to create and engage on content so you are seen as a thought leader and subject matter expert


Utilizing Mindfulness During Times of Uncertainty

Harriet Stein, Big Toe in the Water LLC

You can do something to reduce your stress and start to feel better about today, the situation around you, and the future ahead. It’s with a practice called Mindfulness - a tool all of us can use to help reduce the stress in our lives.

There are tangible takeaways for all who attend this session. These include:  Tools to decrease the level of stress you are experiencing  while working, and while you are enjoying (yes, enjoying!) your personal time and tools you will carry with you and continue to use once our session and time together is complete.


Shock your Potential

Michael Sherlock, Chief Potential Officer, Shock Your Potential

Do you have big goals for yourself? Get that C-Suite position. Start your own business. Sell your idea that will make you famous?

In this interactive session we will show you how to get there. We show you how to implement the SHOCK method to reach your coveted objective. By putting these strategies into practice, you will see your goals realized quickly and effectively.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, It Could Kill You

Kellye Remshifski, Wellness & Outreach Manager, Doylestown Health

Natural stress is key to being productive during the day. But emotional stress and stress that lingers is detrimental to your entire body, from your mental health to immune system. Come learn the physical components that happen to a woman’s body under stress and specifically learn the signs and symptoms for women’s heart attacks that you should never to ignore. Leave with practical and interactive de-stressing techniques that you can use at home or the office. Bring your cell phone! There will be an interactive game.

How to Exercise your Financial Muscle

Sonja M. Haggert, Author

Are you getting the best rates from your bank?  Have you ever thought about investing but didn’t know where to start?  How will social security fit into your plans for a fun retirement?

These are some of the topics we’ll cover, with an emphasis on how they fit into a woman’s life.  Why you may need to change banks, why you need to start investing, why you need to start building your financial muscle right now, and why this is a terrific time to start.

Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice

Dr. Laura Sicola, Vocal Impact Productions

It's not enough to be the brains behind the operation: you have to be compelling as the face and the voice in front of it if you want to have the influence you need to get the results you want. Join Dr. Laura Sicola to discover pitfalls to avoid and strategies to adopt in order to become a more confident, persuasive speaker and inspiring leader. Master the Three Cs of Vocal Executive Presence: Command the room, Connect with the audience, and Close the deal!



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