2020 Workshops & Agenda


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Registration, Exhibitors, & Networking

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Event Emcee: Jessicah Pierre

of Queens Co. & Founder of JessicahPierre.com

Opening Keynote Speaker: Tina Lifford

Oprah Winfrey’s Network – Queen Sugar Actress & Author[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”10:00 am – 11:00 am” tab_id=”1576276799841-51c4000b-f8c6″][vc_column_text]

Breakout Sessions I

(Select One of Four)


Workshop:  “Ultimate Wellness for Your Woman-Owned Business

A business fitness wellness workshop is geared around ensuring business owners are operating in the right structure and how running their business effectively includes leveraging the expertise of an accountant and legal resources. This session will also touch on the various legal filings for business start-ups in addition to discussing the best Estate and Financial Plans to meet individual and business needs.


Body Wellness Panel: Minding Your Physical Business

A body wellness panel is a discussion on importance of minding our business of self care. Key themes to be covered include self awareness, listing to how our bodies speak to us, the importance of annual physical, self advocacy, family medical history, preventive measures, various stages of health as we age, and purposeful awareness of what we are putting in our bodies in terms of the foods we eat, to name a few.

Panelists: Musu-Kulla Massaquoi, Rebecca Faust, Guerda Victor, Santresa Greenidge


Workshop: Head Wrap Tutorial

Presented by: Tafari Wraps an Entity of House of Tafari Collection – Ambassador Room A

Be It A Protective Style For Hair Loss Thrivers, A Fashionable Accessory, Or The Perfect Solution To A Bad Hair Day; Tafari Wraps Strives To Uplift Your Spirit Through Our Unique Educational Wrapshop: The Art & Fashion Of African Head Wrapping.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”11:15 am – 12:15 pm” tab_id=”1576276800843-6f4328da-f159″][vc_column_text]

Breakout Sessions II

(Select One of  Four)

Workshop: “Healthy Sexuals”

Because Healthy Sex is Great Sex!

As Maven’s it is important we own our sexuality and knowing about our sexual health to prevent HIV/STI is an important aspect for us all.

HealthySexuals provides an overview of:

ABCD Sister2Sister will be on hand to provide resources for education and testing through their program.


Workshop:  “No More Budgeting, Your Financial P.E.M.D.A.S”

Holiday shopping may have put a dent in your bank account so let’s make that temporary and start a permanent fix. Join Dimitry Neyshtadt, CHFC from 90 Day Money Pro (Instagram: @90daymoneypro) and Sharhea Wade from NBMBAA Boston Chapter (Instagram: @nbmbaa_boston) as we discuss personal finances and how to makes sure you know what should be top of your to-do list to crush 2020! We remember order of operations, P.E.M.D.A.S., from our high school math days but are you familiar with order of operations of money to build your financial house? Dimitry will introduce his P.E.M.D.A.S. system as Sharhea shares her own personal journey using the system to execute on her financial goals. Attend this hands-on educational workshop for a chance to win 90-day financial-planning services from Dimitry!


Workshop: “Wellness Beyond the Bedroom: Discovering Your Amazing Tomorrows”

This workshop will explore the intersecting facets of overall wellness, intimate love relationship and the possible impact on your spiritual health – physical health – mental health, as well as your financial wellbeing. A must workshop to attend, as your journey to discovering the greatness within you begins with you!! Are you ready for the journey, eyes and mind wide open, move beyond your troublesome yesterdays to discover your amazing tomorrows. It’s your time![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”12:30 pm – 1:45 pm” tab_id=”1576276801893-e76f7543-e160″][vc_column_text]

Special Recognition 2020 Maven Awardees

Betty Francisco – Awardee

General Counsel, Compass Working Capital
Co-Founder, Latina Circle dba Amplify Latinx

Kaidi Grant – Awardee

Owner & Chief Curator, Black Market Dudley


Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Dr. Scarlet Soriano, MD

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Break Out Sessions III 

(Select One of Four)

Workshop – “Who Says Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees?”

This workshop is targeted toward small business owners, office managers, and entrepreneurs. Enrolled Agent and Certified Bookkeeper, Elizabeth Johnson will be facilitating this information packed small business tax workshop. A broad range of small business tax issues will be discussed including: Selecting the right entity for your business, the importance of keeping track of income and expenses, tax cuts and extenders, depreciations changes and many other important 2019 /2020 tax updates, and ample time for a question and answer session

Workshop – “Navigating the Health Insurance Landscape for Business Leaders”

For new businesses, attracting and retaining great employees is a priority, and part of that effort includes offering high-quality health insurance to your team. Learn how to offer comprehensive, affordable health insurance during from Massachusetts Health Connector for Business, the state’s health insurance exchange for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

Health Connector for Business empowers small business owners to provide affordable, quality health insurance, while delivering the flexibility to employees to choose the plan that best meets their needs. Save money by shopping plans, on average employers are saving 20 percent on premiums when they shop and compare through Health Connector for Business, and the ConnectWell program provides an additional 15 percent rebate to employers.


Mental Health Wellness Workshop: Managing your Mind and Spirit Wellness

This panel is around the subject of mental health and will discuss what is mental health from each of panelist’s perspectives, what are some life stressors and how to actively and effectively manage them. Session will also include 1-2 key takeaways on what women should know about mental health followed by open discussion.

Panelists: Celeste Viciere, LMHC, Pilar Tucker, Charmain Jackman, Ph.D

VIP ONLY SESSION – Conversations with Claire Sulmers

Moderator – Joelle Fontaine – Vincent’s Lounge Area

From Harvard Univeristy to running one of the largest media companies around, Claire Sulmers will discuss her journey during this fireside chat for VIP conference participants.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”3:00 pm – 3:30 pm” tab_id=”1576276803727-e5ea80be-1f8b”][vc_column_text]

Vendor Shopping & Networking

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