KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Leeza Gibbons, South Carolina
Tri Delta Woman of Achievement and Emmy Award-winning Journalist


Emmy Award winner Leeaza Gibbons has taken her decades of dominance in the fields of on-camera hosting and reporting along with her passion for health advocacy to craft a unique position as a leading voice for personal growth and empowerment. Using her experience hosting, producing and reporting for shows such as Entertainment Tonight, The PBS show My Generation and her own talk show, LEEZA, Gibbons became an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness and caregiving, ultimately becoming a social entrepreneur creating a non-profit Leeza's Care Connection. At locations in California and South Carolina, they offer free services and support to help families cope when facing a chronic illness or disease. 

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Giuliana Rancic
E! Entertainment Reporter, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Breast Cancer Survivor, Fashion Designer and Restaurateur

Chasing the American Dream: How to Make Your Dream a Reality
Giuliana Rancic is an award-winning entertainment journalist, style and beauty expert, and reality show star with over 10 million followers across her social media platforms. She provides the latest celebrity scoops and most relevant fashion advice and health tips to millions of Americans each week as she has given so many a front row seat to every major E! red carpet event for over the past decade. On stages today she continues to enchant audiences as she dishes on all things pop culture and sets the real-life scenes the cameras never captured of how she achieved her dream of becoming one of the top female entertainment journalists in the world.
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WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

AmyK Hutchens
Speaker, Author, Trainer and Business Strategist

Women & Business: The Power of Profitable Conversations
Life happens one conversation at a time. Coworkers, bosses, siblings, friends, direct reports, kids, spouses, parents and neighbors all invite us to engage. Some event demand it. And then they challenge us – daily – to respond maturely, wisely, empathetically and resiliently. But sometimes knowing exactly what to say, when to say it, how to say it, how to keep the conversation on track - heck, how to even get it started - or how to confidently hold your own and create a profitable outcome is hard, anxiety inducing, time consuming, frustrating, paralyzing and a total soul-suck. AmyK has taught thousands of people how to overcome their fears and confidently and competently lead their toughest conversations to be brilliant in business and happy in life. AmyK will share the seven most powerful principles of every profitable conversation combined with proven questions, scripts, strategies and frameworks to give you the powerful skills to be brilliant in business and happy in life.  

A former executive of a billion-dollar global consumer products company and a Vistage UK International Speaker of the Year, AmyK is a dynamic, energetic catalyst for producing sustainable solutions to a leader’s most pressing challenges. Thousands of executives in 10+ countries have benefited from her keen insight and intuitive understanding of the issues leaders face. With clients including AT&T, Expedia, Wells Fargo, Walmart, Brighton, Herman Miller and hundreds more, AmyK travels the world helping senior executives lead, innovate and collaborate more effectively. AmyK is a featured contributor for Entrepreneur magazine, and her latest book, The Secrets Leaders Keep, is an Amazon bestseller. AmyK received her M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and has been a featured guest on numerous TV and radio networks for her brain-based commentary on current events. 
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Stacy Nadeau, Creighton

Women & Wellness: Confident Mindset, Improve Your Self-Talk to Improve Your Life
Women & Wellness: Building Confidence, How to Grow Confidence and Be Your Best Self

In the summer of 2005, six women made national news when they appeared on a Times Square billboard, dressed only in their underwear. While other nearby billboards featured actresses and supermodels, this one, promoting Dove brand products, promoted real women with real curves and the nation went wild. Dove’s mission was “to make more women feel beautiful every day by widening the stereotypical theme of beauty and by inspiring women to take great care of themselves."

Suddenly, Stacy, an industrial organizational psychology major at DePaul University, was thrust into the national spotlight. As one of the real women featured in the ad campaign, Stacy quickly emerged as a spokeswoman for healthy body image. She appeared on the Today Show, CNN, Ellen, Dr. Phil, Tyra and Oprah (twice!).

Since then, Stacy has committed her life and career to helping women feel great about themselves. Stacy lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her family. She works full-time as a speaker, consultant and coach to empower women everywhere. 

Felena Hanson
Founder of Hera Hub

Women & Transition: What’s Your Next Chapter? Crafting Your Reinvention
As women, we give so much of ourselves as we move through the many transitions in our lives - off to college, first job, marriage, children, career path, divorce, layoffs, business launch, business fail, empty nest, illness, etc.  Because women are often the glue that holds everything together, it’s easy for us to push through each phase with a focus on others, forgetting who “WE” really are and what “WE” really want out of life. The path to reinvention can take many forms - from listening to an inner voice, to recognizing an unexpected opportunity, to challenging and overcoming either self-doubt or the status quo.  Reinventing doesn’t mean devaluing or eliminating all that came before you. In fact, all of the decisions, insights, struggles, triumphs, achievements and disappointments have made you the valuable person you are and are the building blocks for the person you are to become. It can sometimes feel daunting to take, what can feel like, a big leap into the next phase of your life, so in this hands-on workshop Felena will help guide you through a simple process to match your experiences, talents and passions with market opportunity so that you may take that step into the next beautiful phase of your life! 

Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and business accelerator for female entrepreneurs. This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for growing businesses.  She has three company-owned locations in San Diego and licensed locations in Phoenix, D.C., Orange County and Sweden, with more cities launching soon. She’s on a mission to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their businesses by the end of 2020. Felena and Hera Hub have been featured in Inc Magazine, the BBC News, Forbes and the New York Times.  She is a published author and international speaker.  Her book, Flight Club – Rebel, Reinvent, and Thrive: How to Launch Your Dream Business is available on Amazon.

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Angela Schmitt, California/Santa Barbara
Development Advisor

Women & Empowerment: "B" is for Boundaries, Knowing Your Worth and Staying True to You
How many times have you said "It's fine," when it wasn't? Boundaries are a topic that women are not often explicitly taught, leaving us without tools or confidence to ask for what we want: personally, professionally, socially, financially and romantically. Relevant to every age and every stage, the ability to set and maintain clear strong boundaries is an essential life skill that saves you time and energy, and from disappointment and stress, Stop settling for less than you deserve!


Angela Schmitt is a Development Advisor, helping both individuals and corporate teams to gain clarity in their purpose, who they are becoming, and to let go of what isn't them, so they can skip the drama and live life as their real selves. 
No matter the context, our human "stuff" is all the same, and Angela's clients have appropriately spanned from CEO's of Fortune 500's and politicians, to non-profits and even children. Instead of problem-solving for surface-level symptoms, Angela partners with her clients to uncover and shift their imbalances from the root cause, so they achieve deeper, lasting results. 
Holding a Master's Degree in Organization Development and a Master's Certification in Reiki, Angela strikes a unique balance between left and right brain. Bringing human connection to the business world, and practicality to the healing arts, she provides the space and frameworks that allow her clients to explore their own unknown territories in a profound, yet palatable way. 
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Sandy Beach Lin, Toledo
Tri Delta Executive Board Director

Women & Finance Panel Moderator 

Sandy was initiated and graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and also holds an MBA from the University of Michigan. Sandy’s industrial business career has taken her to companies that include Honeywell, Alcoa, Avery Dennison and Celanese. She built her career through the sales and marketing functions, leading to general management roles, the most recent of which was Chief Executive Officer of Calisolar Inc. (now Silicor Materials), as a provider of raw materials for the solar industry. Sandy currently serves on the Board of Directors of American Electric Power, WESCO International, PolyOne Corporation and Interface Biologics. 

Sandy is a member of the Committee of 200, an invitation only membership organization comprised of the world’s most successful female entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. She is co-chair of Paradigm for Parity Coalition, which is focused on achieving gender parity in corporate leadership, and currently serves Tri Delta as an Executive Board. Director. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys traveling with her husband Pat and daughters, Emily and Clemonse. 

Emily Musser, Millikin
Vice President, Client Relations & Business Development, AMG National Trust Bank

Women & Finance Panelist
Emily serves as Vice President, Client Relation & Business Development for AMG National Trust Bank in Denver, Colorado. Previously, she was the Director of Business Development for AMG National Trust Bank and the Director of Development for both the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. She graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a B.A. in communications/linguistics. 

 


Nan Hillis, Florida State

Women & Finance Panelist
Nan currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Prime Meridian Bank in Tallahassee, Florida. Nan brings over 30 years of experience in the banking industry to her volunteer role in Tri Delta's Finance Committee, and also serves as an alumna advisor for the Alpha Eta chapter at Florida State. 

Nan serves her alma mater in various roles including Secretary of the FSU Foundation Board of Trustees, the FSU Veterans Alliance Advancement Council and the FSU Heritage Museum Advisory Board. Previously she serves on the FSU Alumni Association Board of Directors, the FSU College of Business Board of Directors, co-chaired the $600 million FSU Connect Capital Campaign, and served on the FSU Raise the Torch National Capital Campaign Committee. Nan is the recipient of the FSU Alumni Circle of Gold Award, the FSW Faculty Senate Mores Torch Award, the FSU Real Estate Network Award and is a member of the FSU College of Business Hall of Fame.