OUR VISION FOR THE I AM EMPOWERED YP SUMMIT
How do you define yourself? Maybe it's I AM DRIVEN. I AM OPTIMISTIC. I AM AUTHENTIC.
Maybe you’re a GO-GETTER, THINKER, MAKER.
MOTHER, MANAGER, MENTOR. The list goes on.
Our individual definitions make up who we are as a community... an evolving community that wants (and needs) your voice!
The future of Broward county starts with us. Our community calls for us to learn, grow, and excel here. And also asks that we give back. By sharing our ideas and talents, while respecting the history that came before us, we can improve this place we all call home – now and for generations to come.
At the inaugural I AM EMPOWERED Young Professionals Summit, we invite you to activate your curiosity, discover new ways to grow personally and professionally, foster connections, and dig your roots deep into the community to initiate positive change and make a lasting impact.
Join other young professionals in this day-long exploration, fueled by inspiring keynote speakers, insightful panel discussions, motivating change-maker sessions, and opportunities to connect with the leaders of today and tomorrow. We are all in this together.
Those who are empowered, empowers others. Let's reaffirm our magic by chanting the mantra: I AM EMPOWERED.
I am ________. Join us on Feb 23rd to fill in the blank the way you want to define yourself, your future, and our community.
General admission tickets include:
Admission to all sessions
2019 Summit Schedule
|9am – 10am||I AM EMPOWERED Breakfast mixer|
|10am – 10:30am||Welcome, Thank You to Sponsor and Opening Keynote||Ricardo Clerge, ULBCYPN | VP of Professional Development
Toby Young, ULBCYPN | President
Ray Shackelford, National Urban League Young Professionals | Southern Regional Vice President
|10:30am – 11:15am||SPEAK Your Mind and Command the Room||Suzette Speaks, Television Host, Speaker, Author, and Attorney|
|Leading Organization Change and Breaking Barriers||Deborah Bethune, Teal Talents | VP of Talent Development|
|11:15am – 11:30am||Break|
|11:30am – 12:15pm||Financial Independence and Securing the Bag||Marcus Moon, Financial Services | New York Life Securities & Mainstay Investments|
|Navigating Success Using Emotional Intelligence||Phillip Wells, Broward County Public Schools | High School Counselor|
|Sankofa: Light the Past for a Brighter Future||Rudy Jean-Bart, Broward College | Assistant Professor of History|
|12:15pm – 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:00pm - 1:30pm||Lunch Keynote||Marie Waugh, APTIM | Chief Human Resources Officer|
|1:30pm – 2:00pm||Entertainment||Ian Mann, Violinist and Artist|
|2:00pm – 2:45pm||State of Young Black Broward|
|2:45pm – 3:00pm||Thank you and raffle giveaway||Jasmine Felton, Senior Vice President, ULBCYPN|
Opening Keynote Speaker
National Urban League Young Professionals - Southern Regional Vice President
I am an innovative, passionate, goal oriented & entrepreneurial leader who thrives when given challenges. My past work experience is a blend of Education, Sports, Non-profit & For Profit industries. While completing my MBA program I worked on projects as a fact based Management Consultant providing analysis, strategy, and implementation in the Non-profit, IT, and Retail industries. I am highly proficient at problem solving, public speaking, written communication, and relationship development across the client spectrum. My passion lies in helping people, personal learning, and making the greatest impact possible by fully utilizing my talents and skills every day.
Lunch Keynote Speaker
APTIM – Chief Human Resources Officer
As Chief Human Resources Officer, Marie has purview over Performance and Talent Management, Benefits, Compensation, Human Resources Systems, and Recruiting. Marie has more than 20 years of progressive human resources (HR) leadership roles in large energy and financial organizations. Prior to being named Chief Human Resources Officer, Marie served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources; Environment, Health, Safety; Facilities; SUEZ NA Foundation, accountable for overseeing the company’s North American human resource, environment, health and safety strategies and programs for SUEZ, one of the nation’s leading environmental organizations.
Before SUEZ, Marie held senior level HR roles with Energy Transfer, Washington Mutual Corporation, Fannie Mae, and JP Morgan Chase.
Freelance Videographer specializing in Event Coverage, Event Promotion, Commercials/Advertisements and Short Sketches