EMERGE 2023 Women's Professional Summit
+ don’t miss out on the in-person after-party!
About the annual Women's Professional Summit:
Hosted on a virtual platform, Remo [learn more], the third annual event will continue to focus intensely on content delivery, attendee engagement, and virtual relationship building — previous attendees have raved about its effectiveness!
The Summit features professional development sessions, interactive workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and a virtual forum to enjoy some cocktails while forging new connections with other like-minded professionals.
>> Celebrate International Women’s Day with your fellow attendees during the virtual Happy Hour cocktail party or *NEW for 2023* grab your ticket for the in-person after party event.
About the 2023 theme: EMERGE
As such, our second conference was built around the theme RE [ENVISION] — seizing the moment to envision (or re-envision!) our future and to be intentional and deliberate about creating the “next normal” for ourselves.
The theme of this year’s summit is EMERGE, which focuses on supporting and inspiring women as they move to a proactive state and into a mindset where they are moving the needle on achieving their personal and professional goals.
While the pandemic may be behind us, a recession is looming and the workforce is changing. Women are demanding new ways of working and contributing, and calling for more accountability — on both sides of the table. Women are embracing the gig economy and creating better boundaries for ourselves, our mental health, and the things that matter most to each of us. Collectively, we are revitalized with ambition, intention, and purpose as we seek to contribute to our organizations in the highest way we can.
The 2023 Summit will include a robust agenda of keynote presentations, mini workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities that will explore the theme of EMERGE.
For the first time, we’ll also be offering a special in-person cocktail party in the evening to connect with each other and celebrate International Women’s Day.
We hope to see you there!
Virtual doors open
Pro tip: Invite a connection to meet you there and squeeze in some pre-summit networking and business development time!
First-Half of Morning Sessions Begin
Session details: A three- part interactive session. Part 1: The Story – What I wish I know…journey to becoming intentional. Part 2: The Workshop – Strategy Is Knowing Yourself… read more
Session details: What does it take to create a culture of openness for your office? How can you really bring your “real” self to work and life? Join Justine for a unique perspective on how your vulnerability can become a work superpower! learn more…
Session details: There’s no question that women have suffered immensely through the pandemic and carried a heavy load. The references to our resilience and adaptability are praised, and images of superheroes like Wonder Woman are referenced… learn more
Morning Networking Break
Virtual Business Development & Networking Time
Second-Half of Morning Sessions Begin
Session details: In this very practical session, you will learn how to identify and plan on how to tackle those (essential) and high-impact tasks from your to-do list, while optimizing your performance without sacrificing your health and well-being in the process… learn more
Session Details: Featuring tips to help you break through the clutter and make a lasting impact online… learn more
Session Details: This session is designed to teach you the strategies and techniques you need to build your brand, increase your reach and engagement, and unlock the full potential of social media…. learn more
Mid-Day Cocktail Party & Break
Lunch Break & Mid-Day Cocktail Party celebrating International Women's Day
Join us in the cocktail party room and feel free to bring any food or beverage(s) of choice!
Featuring a virtual art showcase by local artist, Alex Moore-Gibson, and special guests from the Girls E-Mentorship (GEM) program and your local YWCA – check out what they are doing in our community – and how you can get involved!
First-Half of Afternoon Sessions Begin
Session details: People don’t get promoted, they promote themselves. They do this first and foremost by making a conscious decision on who they are being. In this powerful talk… learn more
Session details: Join Dr. Singh to learn ways to become a wholesomely self-managed individual and a confident and compassionate leader and role model… learn more
Session details: Mapping you’re your Wealth Planning Journey ensures you know where you are, how you got here, and gives you space to decide what and who are important to you, so you can then work towards current and future goals with a clear sightline on your WHY… Learn more…
Afternoon Networking break
Virtual Business Development & Networking
Second-Half of Afternoon Sessions Begin
Panelists: Gayleen Gray, Anandi Naipaul, Andrea MacDonald, & Deborah Andrews
Session details: Join four accomplished professionals for a behind-the-scenes look at their personal playbooks, success secrets, and real challenges on their leadership journeys. Moderated by Saphia Khambalia, this no-holds-barred conversation will challenge conventional wisdom and inspire both seasoned executives and young professionals… learn more
Session details: What does it really mean to grow your network? Spend a few minutes with me, as we revisit the real importance of women and networking… learn more
Farewell Optional networking - Closing Remarks and Lasting Connections
4:30 PM Virtual Platform Closes
In person After Party
Full details are included below.
- Entertainment by soulful singer, EnShauntee
- Delicious array of appetizers
- Complimentary beverage with your ticket
- Networking with other like-minded professionals
- A very cool photobooth #instaworthy
- Support women by bringing feminine hygiene products to donate*
- An opportunity to celebrate our collective achievements
Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Can’t make the Summit but want to join us at the after-party? No problem — tickets are available separately.
SpeakersThe 2023 EMERGE SUMMIT IS PLEASED TO FEATURE OVER 19 SPEAKERS!
Who Should Attend?
Check out our Summit Justification Kit to help you gain support from your employer for your attendance.
We’ve included a draft email and flyer for you to share. Click Download to make it yours!
What is a virtual event platform?
>Video tutorial of how to use Remo from an attendee perspective.