Schedule

Choose Your Own Adventure

Three days of education, inspiration and meaningful connections. This workshop speaks to women who are ready to make hospitality their forever career as well as those ready to ramp up their current businesses with new skills. Attendees will walk away ready to write a new chapter with a much-needed dose of renewed energy. Let your evolution begin!

Please Note: Space is limited for all panels!

When
June 5-7, 2022

Schedule

(Select one in each session time to build your own schedule)

Welcome Reception
4:30—6:30PM
Opening Keynote Address
By Devita Davison
Welcome Reception
Passed Bites by: Les Dames d'Escoffier, Charleston Chapter
Presented by:
Session One
9:00—10:15AM
The Importance of Local Food Systems & The Impact It Has In Your Community
  • Mod: Stephanie Burt
  • Taylor Lanzet
  • Karen Bassett
  • Olivia Myers
  • Adrian Lipscombe
Culture Fit: Disability, Accessibility and Discrimination
  • Mod: Rachel Ramsey
  • Melissa Spence
  • Brianna Borin-Lygizos
  • Sarah Diehl
Events: Utilizing your Space Creatively and Making a Profit
  • Mod: Latha Youngren
  • Emily Hill
  • Brittany Graham
  • Christine LeMieux
The Economics of Hosting Pop-Ups
  • Mod: Katy Osuna
  • Sam Kramer
  • Kendra Richardson
  • Alyssa DiPasquale
  • Preeti Mistry
Making This Industry a Sustainable Career for Working Families
  • Mod: Beverly Kim
  • Linda Callahan
  • Mavis-Jay Sanders
  • Kristen Hall
Session Two
10:45—12:00PM
Expansion and Growth: Moving Your Business Forward
  • Mod: Kristen Hawley
  • Agatha Kulaga
  • June Rodil
  • Sarah Pierre
Media Training + Etiquette
  • Mod: Stepnahie Burt
  • Elizabeth Tilton
  • Kendra Anderson
  • Irene Li
  • Brittany Graham
Understanding Real Estate, Leases and Everything in Between
  • Mod: Nina DiSandro
  • Ellen Yin
  • Linda Callahan
  • Jasmine Moy
Hiring, Retaining and Forming Partnerships: New Way's to combat the Staffing Shortage
  • Mod:Sarah Diehl
  • Judith Winfrey
  • Jeanie Chunn
  • Sue Bette
  • Brianna Borin-Lygizos
Deeper Dive Lunches - Supported by Back of House - Limited Capacity
12:00—1:30PM
The Anatomy of Writing a Book: From Concept to Being Published
  • Agatha Kulaga
Mental health & Wellness Talk by CHOW
  • Erin Boyle
Sober Living
  • Alba Huerta
Envision designing your space
  • Allison Cooke
Financial Capital by San Pellegrino
  • Elaine Chon-Baker
Delivering experiences with technology by Back of House
  • Bethany Zak
Working with Brands by Le Creuset
  • Danielle Wecksler
Setting your value as a Product Rep
  • V. Spehar
Becoming a B-Corp
  • Jael Skeffington
Understanding more about Regenerative Agriculture
  • Taylor Lanzet
Session Three
1:45—3:00PM
Difficult Conversations: How to share Complaints, Feedback and Give Praise to Your Team
  • Mod: Sarah Diehl
  • June Rodil
  • Jennifer Vitagliano
  • Ayeshah Abuelhiga
Mastering swinging budgets and P&L's
  • Mod:Jessica Hussain
  • Ping Ho
  • Molly Fienning
  • Suzi Sheffield
  • Jenny Goodman
Building your Business: From Concept to Construction
  • Mod: Kim Lerner
  • Alyssa DiPasquale
  • Kristen Hall
  • Danetra Richardson
  • Suzanne Simon
Navigating The Land of Nonprofits, Is Creating One Right for You?
  • Mod: Dana Cowin
  • Lien Ta
  • Olivia Myers
  • Lauren Darnell
  • Jenny Dorsey
Session Four
3:30—4:45PM
Tech + People: The Robots are Here...and More are Coming
  • Mod: Kristen Hawley
  • Bethany Zak
  • Kristen Barnett
  • Elizabeth Tilton
  • Rachael Nemeth
How to Build an Ethical Business Model or Change Your Current One
  • Mod: Christine LeMieux
  • Ping Ho
  • Jeanie Chunn
  • Reem Assil
  • Rachael Hoover
CPG: From Concept to Consumer
  • Mod: Ayeshah Abuelhiga
  • Christa Cotton
  • Tracey Richardson
  • Kiki Aranita
  • Caroline Schiff
In a Perfect World, Private, Public and Governmental Agencies would Create Equitable Food Systems. How can we Achieve it?
  • Mod: V. Spehar
  • Devita Davison
  • Martha Hoover
  • Judy Ni
  • Adrian Lipscombe
Cocktail Hour
5:00PM
Cocktail Hour
Presented by:
Session One
9:30—10:45AM
Vulnerability
  • Mod: V. Spehar
  • Reem Assil
  • Jennifer Vitagliano
  • Sue Bette
  • Mavis-Jay Sanders
Bringing Sustainability Back into Your Business!
  • Mod: Stephanie Burt
  • Brianna Borin-Lygizos
  • Sam Garwin
  • Kiki Aranita
  • Rachael Hoover
Building an Employee Handbook for the EMPLOYEE
  • Mod: Rachel Ramsey
  • Alyssa DiPasquale
  • Melissa Spence
  • Devita Davison
  • Kim Lerner
Mentorship: Finding one and Knowing How to Get the Most Out of That Person
  • Mod: Kristen Hawley
  • Dana Cowin
  • Jenny Dorsey
  • Caroline Schiff
  • Beverly Kim
The Funding Game: How to Gain Access to Financial Resources and Capital Support
Presented by: San Pellegrino
  • Mod: Jessica Hussain
  • Danetra Richardson
  • Taylor Lanzet
  • Christa Cotton
  • Judith Winfrey
Session Two
11:15—12:30PM
The Supply Chain's Lingering Impact
  • Mod: Sam Garwin
  • Taylor Lanzet
  • Suzi Sheffield
  • Judy Ni
  • Jael Skeffington
Designing Dining Spaces for the Future: What to Consider
  • Mod: Allison Cooke
  • Linda Callahan
  • June Rodil
  • Nina DiSandro
  • Bethany Zak
Establishing Your Business on The Right Legal Foot
  • Mod: Jasmine Moy
  • Melissa Spence
  • Rachel Ramsey
  • Agatha Kulaga
  • Kristen Barnett
Women of Color Navigating Positions of Power: From the BS to the Points of Pride
Supported by:
  • Mod: Lilly Jan
  • Jenny Dorsey
  • Kendra Anderson
  • Beverly Kim
  • Alba Huerta
Walking Away From What You Love or Built: Lessons Learned
  • Mod: Kat Kinsman
  • Irene Li
  • Kiki Aranita
  • Sam Appel
  • Adrian Lipscombe
Deeper Dive Lunches - Supported by Back of House - Limited Capacity
12:30—1:50PM
The Anatomy of Writing a Book: From Concept to Being Published
  • Caroline Schiff
Financial Capital by San Pellegrino
  • Elaine Chon-Baker
Social Platforms That are Worth Our Time
  • Molly Fienning
Working with Brands by Le Creuset
  • Danielle Wecksler
Mental Health & Wellness Talk by CHOW
  • Erin Boyle
Facing the inevitable: Balancing People and Automation by Back of House
  • Bethany Zak
Building Community Within Your Team and Company
  • Kim Lerner
Anti-Ghost Kitchens
  • Kristen Barnett
Navigating a woman's professional trajectory in the world of events/hospitality
  • Elsa Lucas
So you want to be a Podcaster?
  • Preeti Mistry
Session Three
2:00—3:15PM
Authenticity & Appropriation
  • Mod: Lilly Jan
  • Jenny Dorsey
  • Jenni Ridall
  • Alba Huerta
  • Cheetie Kumar
The Tech Ecosystem: Integrating the Services that Best Support Your Business
  • Mod: Bethany Zak
  • Jael Skeffington
  • Paula Kramer
  • Rachael Nemeth
Wage Equity
  • Mod: Katy Osuna
  • Jeanie Chunn
  • Irene Li
  • Reem Assil
  • Devita Davison
Establishing and Maintaining your Brand
  • Mod: Sam Appel
  • Danielle Wecksler
  • Ping Ho
  • Caroline Schiff
  • Lien Ta
Session Four
3:45—5:00PM
Leadership
  • Mod: Kat Kinsman
  • Karen Bassett
  • Mavis- Jay Sanders
  • Suzanne Simon
  • Lauren Darnell
Politics, Beliefs and Mission Statements...And Your Business
  • Mod: Jenny Goodman
  • Martha Hoover
  • Judy Ni
  • Lien Ta
  • Ayeshah Abuelhiga
Demystifying F&B Construction / Renovation
  • Mod: Allison Cooke
  • Paula Kramer
  • Christa Cotton
  • Nina DiSandro
  • Preeti Mistry
Being a Solopreneur
  • Mod: Lilly Jan
  • Dana Cowin
  • Sarah Pierre
  • Ellen Yin
  • Cynthia Wong
Mental Health: How to Support Your Team and Yourself
  • Mod: Katy Osuna
  • Agatha Kulaga
  • Erin Boyle
  • Sam Appel
  • Cheetie Kumar
5:15PM
Closing Keynote Address
By Martha Hoover
Ice Cream Social and Book Sale Popup
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