February 3, 2020

Registration will begin promptly at 7:15 and will continue through 8:20.

Opening Ceremonies

8:30 AM

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem with Maxine Reyes

Introductions and Opening Remarks

Presentation of Cherissa Jackson

Breakout Session

9:30 AM -

10:45 AM

Tech Track: Facebook: Vision/Mission Alignment With Your Personal Story -  Facilitator: Geriann Wiesbrook (Military Mama)

Career in Transition: Doing It With Direct Sales - MLMs and Direct Sales have long been a staple in the military spouse and veteran community, but can you make it profitable enough to sustain a lifestyle? Meet three women who are doing it and find out how! Panelists: Summer- Rain Bussard (Milspouse), Kelli Jo Miller (Milspouse), and Keisha Marie Douglas (Veteran)

NonProfits & Advocacy: Taking Action - You must have a servant’s heart to start a non-profit, but you also need a business brain, capable champions, and plenty of patience. Identify the fundamentals needed to launch your heart’s work. Facilitators: Valerie Lavin (Veteran); Rosie Lee (Milspouse).

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sonja Stribling

11:00 AM - 12:00PM

  • Retired US Army Major and combat veteran

  • Founder of the Born to Be Powerful Academy

  • Recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Recipient of the Global Woman Influence Award and Exceptional Woman of Excellence Award

  • Former TV host on Bravo television network, The Dr. Sonja Experience

  • Creator of the Women Speak and Grow Rich Mastery Course equipping to share their voice with the world while building a 6-Figure Speaking Empire

  • Founder of the Warriors in High Heels Organization (non-profit) helping Women Veterans win in life and business

  • National Speaker for the Think and Grow Rich The Legacy World Tour

  • Media appearances: Fox, NBC, Bravo, TV One, The Word Network, My Network TV and many more

  • Cover girl for Women of More Magazine

  • Cover girl for the Business Woman Global Magazine

  • Featured in CEO Mom Magazine

  • Author of The Divorce That Saved My Life: 12 Principles to Overcoming Broken Relationship

VIP Luncheon -

VIP Passholders Exclusive

12:00 PM -

1:15 PM

Our VIP Passholders are welcomed back into the mainstage area for a catered VIP lunch to mingle with our speakers and other pass holders.

Non-VIP Attendees are free to explore the area for a wide selection of lunch options, including some fantastic choices within the Convention Center or attend a TBA Lunch & Learn in one of our classrooms!

Breakout Sessions

1:30 PM -

2:45 PM

Tech Track: Expanding Your Reach with Instagram - Everyone knows the power of an Instagram following. Learn to expand your customer base and increase your leads with both organic and paid followers. Facilitator: Eddie Smith 

Career in Transition: Writing Your Way to Success - Whether you are interested in Blogging, Freelancing, or writing your first book, this is the class for you. Learn the realities of the industry, how to get started, and what it takes to reach a high level of success. Facilitators: MJ Boice (Milspouse), Brunella Costagliola (Milspouse), & Raleigh Duttweiler (NMFA)

NonProfits & Advocacy: Taking It To The Next Level - There are so many nonprofits out there, how do you take your nonprofit to the next level? Join this session to hear how Geriann Wiesbrook took her program from seed to bloom and caught the eye of the Facebook Corporate leading to a national commercial and campaign. Speaker: Geriann Wiesbrook (Military Mama)

Breakout Sessions

3:00 PM - 

4:15 PM

Tech Track: Monetize With 5-Minute Lives -  Facilitator: Trish Leto (Veteran)

Career in Transition: My Transition Story - Transitioning from active duty to civilian life provides a unique set of challenges for women. Whether you are the veteran or the spouse, there is a familial dynamic and identity shift. Hear how two veterans and a spouse made/supporte the change and learn the basics of what to expect with your coming transition. Speakers: Pollyanna Neely (Veteran), Julie Swain (Veteran), and Kay Schwartz (Veteran) Moderated by Iris Green

NonProfits & Advocacy: Show Me the Money - One of the biggest challenges faced by non-profits is finding funding. This session discusses how to gain capital to get your non-profit off the ground and sustainable. Speaker: Amber Davila (Veteran)

Breakout Sessions

4:30 PM - 

5:45 PM

Tech Track: Bot Me, Baby -  As your business grows, so does the need to ensure you are meeting customer service goals. Bots may be the answer for you! Learn to set up bots and improve response times with automation. Facilitator: Tamara Collins

Career in Transition: Work-Life Balance - Working remotely and/or running your own business can be all-consuming as you labor for success. Finding the delicate balance between a professional and personal life is essential to both personal and financial well being and sometimes a life coach is what you need. Facilitated by Christa Delgado (Milspouse)

NonProfits & Advocacy: Realities of Creating a Nonprofit - Get a glimpse behind the curtain of what it takes to make your dreams of a national non-profit a reality. Speaker: Stephanie Brown (Milspouse)

The Rosie Tampa Chapter Launch Party

5:45 PM

The Rosie Network is proud to announce the Rosie Tampa Chapter launching in 2020. Join us and celebrate this milestone moment with all available conference attendees, speakers, and hostesses! This event is sponsored by House To Home. (There is no additional cost for this event)

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