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2023 Women's Summit
Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EST
Category: Conferences

Location: Goodwood Carriage House, Tallahassee
1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee

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March 27, 2024 in Tallahassee
Registration is Open


Women's Summit 2023

CAE4 Hours CAE

Women Summit PhotosThe 2023 Women's Summit was a huge success! We had our highest-ever Summit attendance and great speakers and discussions.
Here's a recap:

  • 89 total attendees - 44 traveled to attend and 8 were men
  • 100% of our survey respondents said they learned something to implement professionally or personally
  • Education overall was rated Good to Excellent by 86% respondents with two of the four sessions rated 96% Good to Excellent
  • Final Attendee List Login Required 
  • View Event Photos - Thank you Copeland Productions!
  • A Few Key Take-Aways:
    • I enjoyed all of the presentations, but Michelle Mason's presentation on purpose resonated with me personally and professionally. I have often experienced imposter syndrome even though ultimately know I am more than capable of excelling in various personal and professional ventures, but taking the time to "get over myself" and my anxieties helped with my perspective on who I am.
    • Two favorite quotes were from Shelly Weir: "Put your highest heels on and put on your brightest color dress" People remember what is different about you. And from Teri Carden: "Pick dammit, it's not your last meal" when faced with tough decisions. There will always be another decision to follow.
    • Motivated to move past the things holding me back
    • Be intentional when speaking - quality over quantity
    • I loved having the opportunity to meet new people and the panel discussion was so informative, lively and entertaining!
    • I left feeling inspired, supported, and motivated. Fantastic event.
    • Maybe the best one day event I have ever attended!



Join us for the FSAE Women’s Summit on February 22 at the Goodwood Carriage House in Tallahassee! The Summit features inspiring speakers and networking opportunities to strengthen women leaders in association management. All Welcome!

Summit Program

8:45 am Registration Open

9:15 - 10:45 am Opening Keynote: Leading with a Purpose
Michelle MasonMichelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, President/CEO of ASAE

Michelle Mason serves as the President & CEO of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She is passionate about the advancement of the professional practice of association management. Prior to ASAE, Michelle served as the President and CEO of Association Forum for seven years and has been in association management for 25 years. Michelle is a Chicago Business Journal Women of Influence Honoree 2019, Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Honoree 2019, and the CEO Update Professional Society CEO of the Year 2020.  

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Women in Leadership Power Panel: Insightful Perspectives from Women CEOs
Panelist Speakers

Moderator: Carrie Millar, MBA, CAE; FL Dental Association
Teri Carden; Founder, 100Reviews
Melea Guilbault;
CEO, Map D - A Division of NextechAR Solutions
Eleanor Warmack, CPRP, CAE; Chief Executive Officer, FL Recreation and Park Association
Shelly Weir; President & CEO, FL Institute of Certified Public Accountants

This Power Panel of women leaders inside and outside the association industry will discuss challenges and issues women face and how women are continuing to advance, change the landscape and be successful and resilient, even in the wake of various obstacles.

12:30 - 1:15 pm Networking Lunch

1:20 - 2:30 pm Keynote: Speak with Moxie: High-Impact Presentation Skills for Women Leaders  
Alexia VernonSpeaker: Alexia Vernon (She/Her), 
Founder & President, Step into Your Moxie

Association and business leaders are frequently called upon to speak—to champion a new product, program, or service, to inspire team members to achieve their goals, to deliver feedback to employees, or share organizational best practices as speakers and panel participants. To generate the results they seek from their communication, leaders must navigate through real (and at times, self-imposed) barriers to communication success. In this bold, playful, and timely keynote, award-winning author and transformational speaker, Alexia Vernon, will show you how to speak with moxie and sculpt persuasive communication so that people are eager to say yes to you and to your ideas. You will demystify the key components of vocal empowerment and discover simple ways to speak with credibility, likability, and engender trust, whenever you open your mouth to speak.

2:30 - 3:30 pm Closing Keynote: What if I Really Can Fly
Dr. Stevie DawnDr. Stevie Dawn, Unstoppable Success

Remember that time, when you were a child, when you believed in magic?
As adults we have our own power, maybe not invisibility, but we are able to do amazing things at work and at home. Maybe you have a "way" with graphic design, color-coding spreadsheets, or the gift of sales. Leaning into your self-power not only makes your life happier, but it makes you more productive. Learn how to identify your power, break free from the inner critic that holds you back, and learn how to use teamwork to make the dreamwork.
A motivational message that will teach everyone how to FLY! 

Hotel Information

 A Women's Summit room block is available:
DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee
101 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Room Rate: $239
Cut-Off Date: Feb 3, 2023
Make Your Reservation Online 
Or Call (877) 800-2652 and reference group code WS1 or Women's Summit
Hotel Parking: $25 self parking per night or $30 valet per night. Street parking is also an option.


Registration Information



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FSAE Members      $105       $135       $165
Future Members (Non-Members)      $135       $165      $195

Contact [email protected] for a discount to register multiple staff members

Please call 850.222.7994 or email [email protected] to be added to the wait-list

Registration Transfers: To transfer your registration to another person in your organization, please submit a request detailing changes via email to [email protected] or call/text 850-222-7994. Transfers after February 15, 2023, will be processed onsite.

Cancellation Policy: All registration cancellations must be received in writing before 5 pm on February 15 to receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after Feb. 15 or for no-shows.

Questions? If you have any questions about this event or difficulty registering, please call or text 850.222.7994 or email [email protected].

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