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Listen, Support, Empower: Your Personal and professional growth starts here—Two days of inspiration, education, and meaningful conversation – for women ready to grow in their career, women ready to gain new perspectives, meaningful contacts, renewed energy, and women ready to write a new chapter. Let the evolution begin.

Simply download the FAB schedule and start deciding which panels best fit your needs. On March 4, purchase your ticket—and choose your schedule.

Please note: space is limited for all panels!

Your FAB Ticket Includes:
  • Welcome reception & keynote address
  • Two days of panel discussions
  • Snacks, lunch, and beverages all day long
  • Monday night cocktail hour
  • RUN.WALK.BREATHE - Mindful Morning Tuesday
  • Networking opportunities galore, with plenty of one-on-one time with industry leaders
  • Honest, respectful communication with talented women in a zero bullshit environment

When

October 4—6, 2020

Where

The William Aiken House

456 King Street Charleston, SC 29403

The American Theater

446 King Street Charleston, SC 29403

Schedule

Session One

Becoming an Agent for Change

How We Impact Our Community and Beyond

  • Mavis-Jay Sanders
  • Rose Previte
  • Cheetie Kumar
  • Tiffani Fasion
  • M: Vitus Spehar

Creating a Brand From the Beginning

  • Amy Zitelman
  • Katy Kindred
  • Allison Cooke
  • Callie Speer
  • M: Ayeshah Abuelhiga

Expansion and Growth

Concept Development Under Your Umbrella

  • Niki Russ Federman
  • Stephanie Castellucci
  • Karalee Fallert
  • M: Kutina Ruhumbika

Being Real About Vulnerabilities

  • Preeti Mistry
  • Vivian Howard
  • Maneet Chauhan
  • Mashama Bailey
  • M: Susan Spikes

Biz Plan 101

Bring Your Pro Forma for on-the-spot Feedback

  • Ping Ho
  • Elaine Chon-Baker
  • Jody Valenta
  • Dana Zukofsky
  • M: Sarah Gavigan
Session Two

Women of Color: Navigating Positions of Power, the Practices, Pot Holes, & Points of Pride

  • Preeti Mistry
  • Mashama Bailey
  • Devita Davison
  • M: Jamila Robinson

Predicting Profitability

How to Manage Budgets & P&L's

  • Ping Ho
  • Sarah Gavigan
  • Erin Patinkin
  • M: Jenny Goodman

Social Media 101

Finding Your Business' Voice on Social Media

  • Linda Derschang
  • Kutina Ruhumbika
  • Katy Kindred
  • M: Jessica Jensen

Real Estate & Understanding Leases

  • Sarah O'Brian
  • Martha Hoover
  • Karalee Fallert
  • M: Jasmine Moy
Deeper Dive Lunch Roundtables
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Transformation Table

Tina Singleton

How to Pitch

Erin Patinkin

Substance Abuse

Callie Speer

The Road to Becoming a B-Corp

Jody Valenta

Training Programs

Natalie Freihon

How to Increase Event Sales

Whitney Edwards

Contracts & Negotiation

Farah Masani

Motherhood

Marci Haas

How to Work With Big Brands

Danielle Wexksler

Inclusivity and Accessibility

Jamie Lerner

Session Three

Butts in Seats

Getting Customers Through the Door

  • Lien Ta
  • Stephanie Castellucci
  • Krystle Mobayeni
  • Devita Davison
  • M: Jenny Goodman

Navigating Brand Partnerships

  • Jourdan Ludwig
  • Jennifer Baum
  • Suzi Sheffield
  • Marla Loftus
  • M: Catherine Farrelly

Investors: Picking Partnerships

  • Niki Russ Federman
  • Ayeshah Abuelhiga
  • Jasmine Moy
  • Dana Zukofsky
  • M: Patricia Duffy

Scaling Your Business

Bringing Your Concept to New Markets

  • Kari Crowe
  • Sarah O'Brian
  • Carrie Morey
  • Sarah Diehl
  • M: Kelly Esten

Building Culture in Your Business

  • Rose Previte
  • Kristen Essig
  • Tiffani Faison
  • Farah Masani
  • M: Charlotte Druckman
Session Four

Strategies in Taking On the Staffing Crisis

  • Mavis-Jay Sanders
  • Katie Bell
  • Stephanie Castellucci
  • Sarah O'Brian
  • M: Sarah Diehl

CPG and E-Commerce

Mastering This Side of the Business

  • Amy Zitelman
  • Suzi Sheffield
  • Molly Fienning
  • M: Krystle Mobayeni

The Making of a Leader

Management Roleplay

  • Lien Ta
  • Susan Spikes
  • Jessica Jensen
  • Kutina Ruhumbika
  • M: Vitus Spehar

Failure Club

  • Caroline Schiff
  • Sarah Gavigan
  • Allison Kave
  • Ayeshah Abuelhiga
  • M: Charlotte Druckman

How to Pitch Your Business Idea

Tips and Advice

  • Agatha Kluk
  • Elaine Chon-Baker
  • Allison Cooke
  • Dana Zukofsky
  • M: Patricia Duffy
Cocktail Hour
William Aiken Courtyard
Healthy Mindful Morning Tuesday
Run, Walk and Breathe Work
Session Five

PR: How To Get Press

  • Lien Ta
  • Rose Previte
  • Vivian Howard
  • Jamila Robinson
  • M: Jennifer Baum

Restaurant Design 101

  • Linda Derschang
  • Katy Kindred
  • Cheetie Kumar
  • Morgan Tucker
  • M: Allison Cooke

Bring Your Best Pitch

A 60-second Pitch-a-thon with Feedback

  • Ping Ho
  • Jenny Goodman
  • Elaine Chon-Baker
  • Erin Patinkin
  • M: Patricia Duffy

Ethics in Business

  • Martha Hoover
  • Devita Davison
  • Kutina Ruhumbika
  • M: Emily Rothkrug

Addiction in the Industry

  • Tiffani Fasion
  • Callie Speer
Session Six

Technology

Bridging the Gap and Connecting the Services

  • Kelly Esten
  • Jenna Swigert
  • Katie Bell
  • Krystle Mobayeni
  • M: Jamila Robinson

Options, Options, Options

How to Get Funding

  • Preeti Mistry
  • Erin Patinkin
  • Elaine Chon-Baker
  • Jennifer Murray
  • M: Agatha Kluk

Developing & Sustaining Your Event Business

  • Marci Haas
  • Graham Ervin
  • M: Latha Youngren

Selling or Restructuring Your Business

What You Need to Know

  • Allison Kave
  • Karalee Fallert
  • M: Jasmine Moy

DIY Food Styling

From Food to Props, How to Get the Best Shot

  • Kari Crowe
  • Caroline Schiff
  • Angela Hall
  • M: Kinsey Gidick
Deeper Dive Lunch Roundtables
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Transformation Table

Tina Singleton

Kitchen Managers

Mavis-Jay Sanders

Mother/Daughter Teams

Martha Hoover & Rachael Hoover Lekic

Tools of Persuasion

Amy Zitelman

Design & Architecture

Allison Cooke

Employee Handbooks

Niki Russ Federman

Owners Table

Allison Kave

Should I Write a Book?

Charlotte Druckman

Inclusivity and Accessibility

Jamie Lerner

Session Seven

Long-Term Success

How to Keep a Business Relevant

  • Niki Russ Federman
  • Linda Derschang
  • Martha Hoover
  • Kristen Essig
  • M: Jennifer Baum

Sustainability

Making an Impact

  • Rachel Hoover Lekic
  • Jody Valenta
  • Devita Davison
  • Farah Masani
  • M: Morgan Tucker

Difficult Conversations

Best Practices

  • Maneet Chauhan
  • Sarah Diehl
  • Natalie Friehon
  • M: Catherine Farrelly

The Consultant Life

  • Jourdan Ludwig
  • Katie Bell
  • Caroline Schiff
  • M: Stephanie Burt

Opening Legal

A Checklist of What You Need to Open a Buisness

  • Agatha Kluk
  • Ayeshah Abuelhiga
  • Trudi Wagner
  • M: Erin Patinkin
Session Eight

Work. Life. Balance.

  • Farah Masani
  • Jourdan Ludwig
  • Callie Speer
  • Carrie Morey
  • M: Emily Rothkrug

Retaining Staff and Team Building

  • Natalie Freihon
  • Susan Spikes
  • Marci Haas
  • Maneet Chauhan
  • M: Lien Ta

Balancing Name, Fame and Running Your Business

  • Vivian Howard
  • Cheetie Kumar
  • Mashama Bailey
  • M: Kinsey Gidick

Careers Outside the Kitchen

  • Jenny Goodman
  • Suzi Sheffield
  • Mavis-Jay Sanders
  • Morgan Tucker
  • M: Vitus Spehar
Closing Remarks
William Aiken Courtyard