• Women Leading Business Conference & Marketplace

  • 10th Annual Denton County Women Leading Business Conference & Marketplace

    "SHINE ON"

    The Women Leading Business Conference & Marketplace, like the Women’s Division, was created to meet the unique professional, personal and educational needs of women in business and women-owned
    businesses. This day long conference features female speakers with inspiring messages of perseverance, leadership, and success. The conference will also feature mini breakout sessions that of
    fer tangible resources to help attendees achieve success personally and professionally.

    Sponsorships & Advertising
    Help us "SHINE ON" by becoming a sponsor for this year's Women's Leading Business Conference & Marketplace. Please review the 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities for more details. Contact Corey Koif with questions or to secure your 2018 sponsorship.

    Mistress of Ceremonies

    Rachael Gilbert

    Keynote Speakers

    Sherri Elliott-Yeary

    Sherri Elliott-Yeary, SPHR is an author, speaker, coach and trainer in the area of Human Resources and Talent Management. Sherri’s human resource management experience spans over 20 years where she has consulted with companies of all sizes ranging from start-ups to large global organizations.

    Sherri’s publication of “Ties to Tattoos: Turning Generational Differences into A Competitive Advantage” is endorsed by The Dallas Mavericks and The Society of Human Resource Management Her book established her as the leading voice in an HR movement on the generational differences. Sherri is commonly known as the Generational Guru because of her expertise in helping employees and employers bridge the generation gap to work more productively and achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    Sherri graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Human Resource Management, and has earned numerous professional certifications, including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Group One Health Insurance Agent License and Associate designation in Risk Management (ARM). Sherri is an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified executive coach and is certified in many key assessments and instruments including DiSC and Strengths Finder. Sherri possesses a license in group benefits and worker’s compensation.

    As the Generational Guru, Ms. Elliott-Yeary also manages a team of experts who assist organizations overcome standard HR challenges and unleash the performance potential of their people and leaders. Her consulting firm offers career continuation services, executive development, talent management and generational collaboration training.

    In response to increased interest, Ms. Elliott-Yeary authored her second book in 2012 titled – You Can Have It All, Just Not All at Once endorsed by Ms. Ebby Halliday.

    Sherri has spent considerable time conducting research, writing articles, and making presentations, in addition to mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.

    Jessica Rector

    Jessica Rector’s mission is simple: Transform Lives.
    Jessica is known for her rare combination of energy, enthusiasm, and vulnerability, making her a dynamic, “must see” presenter.

    Before becoming a highly sought after speaker, Jessica was a TV talk show host, an award-winning top sales leader at a Fortune 100 company, and a broadcaster.She improves performance, sales, and influence through her unique process called Tame Your Brain Game, turning negative thoughts into positive action.

    Jessica has written six books, and as a #1 best-selling author, she has impacted thousands of lives through consulting with companies, training teams, and speaking at conferences. Jessica is a Contributor for The Huffington Post, and has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Business Journal, and Market Watch.

    Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing, a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, and a master’s degree in marketing. She’s also a member of the National Speakers Association.

    When Jessica is not with her clients, she enjoys her time with her five-year-old son learning about the exciting world of Transformers, drinking hot cocoa, and eating ice cream.

    Cheryl P. Williamson

    Nationally acclaimed best-selling and award-winning author, transformational speaker, and success coach Cheryl Polote-Williamson has established multiple platforms dedicating her consulting practice to cultivate innovative business solutions, strategic marketing initiatives, and financial acumen for entrepreneurs. A global leader, Cheryl is the CEO and Founder of Williamson Media Group, that produces films and documentaries; Cheryl Polote Williamson, LLC where her knowledge and expertise is used as a conduit to affirm others in pursuit of their purpose. In 2018 she launched the non-profit Soul Reborn, to help women who are unable to afford business services and educational programs to become self-sufficient and financially independent.

    Cheryl earned her undergraduate degree from Shaw University and has a heart for philanthropy as shown by her commitment to community engagement which hinges on local and nationwide partnerships with the NAACP, National Association of Women Business Owners, the Barak Obama Male Leadership Academy, Christian Women in Media, and Martha’s House.

    Cheryl is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and the Mid-Cities Chapter of the Links Inc. She along with her husband Russell of 26 years are members of St. John Church Unleashed and currently reside in Flower Mound, Texas. They have 3 children and 1 granddaughter.

    Breakout Speakers

    Amy Berry
    Selah Cohen
    Delia Parker Mims

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