Empower: NEPA Women's Leadership Conference

EMPOWER is the premier Women’s Leadership Conference in NEPA and highlights the ability all women have to create positive change in their communities and in their own lives – both professionally and personally – while recognizing the extraordinary power that exists when women come together to support each other. This year, EMPOWER will be bigger and better than ever! Themed Resilient, Together, the 2022 conference will feature even MORE dynamic speakers, total of 20, who will arm attendees with information, encourage them to pursue new opportunities, and inspire them to conquer current challenges. Offering multiple tracks, this year’s conference will also offer a new interactive wellness studio, an ever-growing vendor marketplace, small group meet-ups, mini sessions and an engaging event app. Join event

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EMPOWER is the premier Women's Leadership Conference in NEPA and highlights the ability women have to create positive change in their communities and in their lives while recognizing the extraordinary power that exists when women come together to support each other.


In 2022, EMPOWER will be bigger and better than ever! Themed Resilient, Together, this years conference will feature even MORE dynamic speakers who will arm you with information, encourage you to pursue new opportunities, and inspire you to conquer current challenges.

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Day
42
Speakers
32
Sponsors
32
Sessions

Empower: NEPA Women's Leadership Conference

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Networking Mixer Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Presenting Chamber

Speakers

Andrea Owen
Andrea Owen
Life Coach AndreaOwen.com
Janet Donovan
Janet Donovan
President and CEO Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania
Dr. Katie Leonard - Speaker
Dr. Katie Leonard - Speaker
President Johnson College
Lisa Rigau - Speaker
Lisa Rigau - Speaker
Lifestyle Managment Owner, Healthy Lifestyle Management
Marianne Gilmartin, Esq. - Speaker
Marianne Gilmartin, Esq. - Speaker
Shareholder Stevens & Lee
Jennifer Ciarimboli - Speaker
Jennifer Ciarimboli - Speaker
Founder & CEO Studio BE
Tina Welch - Speaker
Tina Welch - Speaker
Founder Welch Performance Consulting
Karen Darby - Speaker
Karen Darby - Speaker
Wealth Management Advisor Jacobi Capital Management
Elika Almeida - Speaker
Elika Almeida - Speaker
Motivational Speaker
Michele Morgan - Speaker
Michele Morgan - Speaker
Executive Director NiUG International
Maria Traino - Speaker
Maria Traino - Speaker
Owner Inspired Studio
Sarah Effertz - Speaker
Sarah Effertz - Speaker
Owner Blu Elefante Events
Stacey Nybeck - Speaker
Stacey Nybeck - Speaker
Chief Operating Officer Serve, Inc.
Talia Walsh - Speaker
Talia Walsh - Speaker
Owner Quest Studio
Chelsea Manganaro - Speaker
Chelsea Manganaro - Speaker
Owner Nearme Yoga and Nearme Café
Jackie Kerekes - Speaker
Jackie Kerekes - Speaker
Owner The Training Loft
Edna Cementina - Speaker
Edna Cementina - Speaker
Owner Emobile Gym Fitness
Nicole Strauser - Breakfast Sponsor
Nicole Strauser - Breakfast Sponsor
Vice President Beneficiary Fulfillment, Prudential Enabling Solutions
Brooke Lipperini - Speaker
Brooke Lipperini - Speaker
Regional Manager, Human Resources CANPACK US
Kim Drumgo - Speaker
Kim Drumgo - Speaker
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Geisinger Health System
Brittany Cesarini - Speaker
Brittany Cesarini - Speaker
Director of Communications Global Health Corps
Deborah Kolsovsky - Welcome
Deborah Kolsovsky - Welcome
Board Chair The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
Heather Acker - Presenting Sponsor
Heather Acker - Presenting Sponsor
Vice Chair/Chair Elect Geisinger
Bob Durkin - Speaker
Bob Durkin - Speaker
President The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
Peter Danchak - Lunch Sponsor
Peter Danchak - Lunch Sponsor
Regional President PNC Bank
Theresa Yocum - Sponsor
Theresa Yocum - Sponsor
Vice President/Private Banker II First National Bank
Amy Brayford - Sponsor
Amy Brayford - Sponsor
Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff Geisinger
Mandy Pennington - Sponsor
Mandy Pennington - Sponsor
Director of Digital Strategy Wilkes University
Jill Zindle - Sponsor
Jill Zindle - Sponsor
Senior Vice President, Director of Digital Sales Peoples Security Bank & Trust
Mandie Hendricks - Sponsor
Mandie Hendricks - Sponsor
Vice President/Wealth Management Advisor Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
Maria Kelly - Sponsor
Maria Kelly - Sponsor
Branch Manager, Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Offices ESSA Bank & Trust
Kimberlee Greenleaf - Sponsor
Kimberlee Greenleaf - Sponsor
Senior Account Manager, Audacy Audacy
Karolyn DeMarco - Sponsor
Karolyn DeMarco - Sponsor
Assistant Professor, Chair, Academic Development Division Lackawanna College
Bridget Goryeb - Sponsor
Bridget Goryeb - Sponsor
Senior Associate Highland Associates
Cassie Hamilton - Sponsor
Cassie Hamilton - Sponsor
Executive Producer WNEP
Kerry Miscavage - Sponsor
Kerry Miscavage - Sponsor
Publisher Times Leader Media Group
Sandra Cumberland - Sponsor
Sandra Cumberland - Sponsor
Technology Support Technician Luzerne County Community College
Pete Gray - Sponsor
Pete Gray - Sponsor
SEVP, Chief Operating Officer ESSA Bank & Trust
Kerri McKeown - Sponsor
Kerri McKeown - Sponsor
Director of Sales, Client Management and Administration Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Eileen Marsico - Sponsor
Eileen Marsico - Sponsor
Director of Sales and Client Management Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Clarence Baltrusaitis - Platinum Sponsor
Clarence Baltrusaitis - Platinum Sponsor
CEO NET Credit Union
Mike Rennie - Speaker
Mike Rennie - Speaker
Eastern Market Agency Recruiting Department State Farm

Agenda

Stages
Kilimanjaro Ballroom

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Registration, Marketplace Open and Breakfast Available

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Welcome, Presenting and Breakfast Sponsor Remarks

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Deborah Kolsovsky - Welcome
Heather Acker - Presenting Sponsor
Nicole Strauser - Breakfast Sponsor

Building Your Personal Board of Directors

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Janet Donovan Janet Donovan

Welcome, Presenting and Lunch Sponsor Remarks

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Bob Durkin - Speaker
Heather Acker - Presenting Sponsor
Peter Danchak - Lunch Sponsor

Lunch Keynote Speaker -Master Resilience: Excel in Mental Tenacity to Bounce Back Stronger From Problems and Difficulties

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Andrea Owen Andrea Owen

Platinum Sponsor Message

1:40 PM - 1:45 PM
Clarence Baltrusaitis - Platinum Sponsor Clarence Baltrusaitis - Platinum Sponsor
Track 1

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Registration, Marketplace Open and Breakfast Available

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

KIM DRUMGO: Inclusive Companies and Communities. Session Sponsored by Geisinger

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Amy Brayford - Sponsor
Kim Drumgo - Speaker

DR. KATIE LEONARD: Wanted: Women Who Work - Session Sponsored by Peoples Security Bank & Trust

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Jill Zindle - Sponsor
Dr. Katie Leonard - Speaker

PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing Conflict Panel Discussion -Session Sponsored by Audacy

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Kimberlee Greenleaf - Sponsor
Marianne Gilmartin, Esq. - Speaker
Brooke Lipperini - Speaker
Brittany Cesarini - Speaker
Nicole Strauser - Breakfast Sponsor

STACEY NYBECK: Let's Talk About YOU!- Session Sponsored by WNEP

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Cassie Hamilton - Sponsor
Stacey Nybeck - Speaker
Track 2

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Registration, Marketplace Open and Breakfast Available

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

TINA WELCH: Oh, Look…a Squirrel! The Distracted Workforce and Strategies to Refocusing for Resilience - Session Sponsored by First National Bank

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Theresa Yocum - Sponsor
Tina Welch - Speaker

SARAH EFFERTZ: What is Your SPARC? Using Your Unique Passion to Make an Impact Where Your Feet Are - Session Sponsored by Janney Montgomery Scott

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mandie Hendricks - Sponsor
Sarah Effertz - Speaker

MICHELE MORGAN: Productivity and Efficiency Even in a Remote Work Environment - Session Sponsored by Lackawanna College

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Karolyn DeMarco - Sponsor
Michele Morgan - Speaker

KAREN DARBY: Take Up Space - Session Sponsored by Times Leader

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Kerry Miscavage - Sponsor
Karen Darby - Speaker
Track 3

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Registration, Marketplace Open and Breakfast Available

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

JENNIFER CIARIMBOLI: Leading Mindfully: Personal and Professional Empowerment - Session Sponsored by Wilkes University

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Mandy Pennington - Sponsor
Jennifer Ciarimboli - Speaker

ELIKA ALMEIDA: Am I in Burn Out? Understanding the Stress Cycle and Breaking the Patterns that Lead to Burnout - Session Sponsored by ESSA Bank & Trust

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Maria Kelly - Sponsor
Elika Almeida - Speaker

LISA RIGAU: Learning to Surf the Waves of Life: A Mindfulness Approach to Cultivating Resilience - Session Sponsored by Highland Associates

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Bridget Goryeb - Sponsor
Lisa Rigau - Speaker

MARIA TRAINO: Get Out of Your Own Way - Session Sponsored by Luzerne County Community College

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Sandra Cumberland - Sponsor
Maria Traino - Speaker
Wellness Studio

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Registration, Marketplace Open and Breakfast Available

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Mini Session

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Chelsea Manganaro - Speaker Chelsea Manganaro - Speaker

TALIA WALSH: LifeStretch: Learn How to Stretch for Life! - Session Sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Kerri McKeown - Sponsor
Talia Walsh - Speaker

CHELSEA MANGANARO: Yoga for All - Session Sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Kerri McKeown - Sponsor
Chelsea Manganaro - Speaker

Mini Session

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Chelsea Manganaro - Speaker Chelsea Manganaro - Speaker

Mini Session

1:40 PM - 1:55 PM
Chelsea Manganaro - Speaker Chelsea Manganaro - Speaker

EDNA CEMENTINA: Zumba Fitness - Session Sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Eileen Marsico - Sponsor
Edna Cementina - Speaker

JACKIE KEREKES: POUND - Session Sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Eileen Marsico - Sponsor
Jackie Kerekes - Speaker
Small Group Meet Up - Area #4 and #5

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Registration, Marketplace Open and Breakfast Available

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Small Group Meet Up - Area 4 & 5

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Maria Traino - Speaker
Sarah Effertz - Speaker

Small Group Meet Up - Area #4 and #5

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Maria Traino - Speaker
Kerri McKeown - Sponsor

Small Group Meet Up - Area #4 and #5

1:40 PM - 1:55 PM
Maria Traino - Speaker
Mike Rennie - Speaker
Vendor Marketplace

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Registration, Marketplace Open and Breakfast Available

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Break in Vendor Marketplace

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Networking Break in the Marketplace

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Andrea Owen Book Signing at the Bookstore

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Andrea Owen Andrea Owen

Networking Break in the Marketplace

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Mixer - Sponosored by ESSA Bank & Trust

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Pete Gray - Sponsor Pete Gray - Sponsor

Partners

Geisinger
Geisinger
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Peoples Security
Peoples Security
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
FAB Travel
FAB Travel
Emobile Gym Fitness
Emobile Gym Fitness
Overtime Performance Training / Overtime Performance Nutrition
Overtime Performance Training / Overtime Performance Nutrition
Pole Dance Fitness
Pole Dance Fitness
The Welsh Tea Shoppe
The Welsh Tea Shoppe
Ebersmith Travel
Ebersmith Travel
Inspired Studio
Inspired Studio
Nearme Yoga
Nearme Yoga
The Training Loft
The Training Loft
Quest Studio
Quest Studio
Nibbles & Bits
Nibbles & Bits
PennWood Financial Group
PennWood Financial Group
Designs by Oliva Grey
Designs by Oliva Grey
Montage Mountain Resorts
Montage Mountain Resorts
First National Bank
First National Bank
ESSA Bank & Trust
ESSA Bank & Trust
Luzerne County Community College
Luzerne County Community College
Eleventh Element
Eleventh Element
theKIMMY
theKIMMY
NEPA Fit Club
NEPA Fit Club
Talerico's Tropical Winery
Talerico's Tropical Winery
LIFESTYLES Over 50 Northern Pennsylvania
LIFESTYLES Over 50 Northern Pennsylvania
Century 21 Signature Properties
Century 21 Signature Properties
Cheryl Kaiser, LLC
Cheryl Kaiser, LLC
State Farm
State Farm
AH Baby + Co
AH Baby + Co
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble
Pure Suds Co.
Pure Suds Co.
Your Beautiful Flowers
Your Beautiful Flowers
Queen of Tarts Desserts
Queen of Tarts Desserts

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