Reoccurring monthly events: Power Hour (1st Wednesday) & Coffee Collaborations (3rd Tuesday)
Cancellation Policy: No refunds or transfers, thanks for understanding.
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At Leadercast Women 2019, attendees will be emboldened to take courage in their daily lives, whether it be in the workplace or at home. At this one-day leadership event, nine expert leaders will share their inspirational stories of courage while also teaching us steps to enable change in our lives. Leadercast Women features an all-female cast, but it’s not a women’s event. Both men and women are invited to hear from the leaders who will share from our stage. Leadercast Women attendees will walk away with the courage to make a difference in their lives, the boldness to take control of their careers and the confidence to lead themselves and others to better futures.
Aspire Plant City believes in the power of community! That's why we host member meet-ups at local conferences, events, and workshops periodically. Simply register here on the Aspire website to let us know you're going, buy your conference tickets, and then we'll meet you at the event!
Registering on the Aspire website does not include your conference ticket (sorry!) - you'll have to buy those directly from the event organizers. Registering on the Aspire website does allow us to see which Aspire members will be in attendance and makes it easier for us to meet up once the time comes. Bonus points for wearing Aspire colors - teal & gold :)
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Continue Your Leadership Journey. Attend Leadercast Women 2019.
Kendra Scott - Jewelry Designer and Founder, Kendra Scott
Deshauna Barber - Captain, U.S. Army Reserve and Miss USA 2016
Francesca Gino - Researcher and Professor, Harvard Business School
Glennon Doyle - Best-Selling Author, Activist, Speaker, and Founder, Together Rising
Kate Delaney - Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Host, The Kate Delaney Show
Laura Ling - Award-Winning Journalist and TV Host
Luvvie Ajayi - Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Digital Strategist
Priya Parker - Author and Founder, Thrive Labs
Susan Packard - Co-Founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and Former COO, HGTV
Aspire Plant City is a proud partner for the GirlUp High Tea which benefits the Plant City Boys & Girls Club each year.
As an event partner, Aspire Plant City has been given a reserved a table of 8. The first 8 ladies to register on the Aspire website will receive a complimentary ticket to the GirlUp High Tea where guests will have the opportunity to network with community members and meet and mingle with the direct beneficiaries of the event - club youth!
GirlUp focuses on encouraging and empowering young girls in the Boys & Girl Club to prepare for the transition from being a great girl to being a great woman. GirlUp recognizes and builds awareness so that young women can leave the club as innovators, leaders, and doers.
AS OF 10/12 THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT Founded in 2015, the Women’s Conference of Florida offers professional women from across the state a platform to address the most important issues facing women. The fourth annual Women’s Conference of Florida will take place on November 1, 2019 in Tampa. This annual conference features widely respected thought leaders, exhibits, networking, and panel discussions, all designed to empower women to positively influence the world around them.
2019 Women's Conference of Florida Guest Speakers Include:
Social Activist, Global Public Speaker, and Consultant
Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA World Cup Champion
Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code
Author & Host of "Terrible, Thanks for Asking" Podcast
Register today for Aspire Plant City's Power Hour with
Guest Speaker, Verna McKelvin!
Power Hour Topic: Life Is Truly A Journey
About The Speaker:
Hi! I'm Verna. I graduated from Plant City High School in 1978 and was married the very next day. Life’s journey has taken a lot of twists and turns for me. I worked for Progressive Insurance Company in Tampa for awhile. Just a few short years into my marriage, I was widowed in 1985 with 2 young boys. I bought a home with land where I successfully boarded horses, trained, broke wild horses, riding lessons, ponied horses for the track, raised goats and traveled around to small rodeos to barrel race. In 1999, I started working for Dignity Memorial as a receptionist and a career was born. I authored the book, “With Trust Comes Hope” which enables me to speak and share with women everywhere about survival, even through the hard stuff.
Aspire Members: We will be voting on the 2020 Slate of Board Members at this meeting! Please plan to attend and cast your vote for our next year of leadership. The Installation of Officers will occur during the December Power Hour (12/4).
Aspire Lead: Courtney Paat
Why just read the book when you can watch the movie too!? We will be meeting on Friday, November 8th at Lisa's home to discuss & watch "The Secret Life Of Bees" - and you're invited to join us!
We'll start the evening with a potluck & "wine down" social time (BYOB), followed by a discussion of the book, and then we'll watch the People's Choice Award-winning movie together after. Read the book (or at least as much as you can) in advance of the book club, as we will be discussing all chapters. This month there's no fee for Aspire members to attend - we just ask that you bring an entree or snack to share with the group instead.
Be sure to bring your favorite cozy blanket and snack to share as we dive in to this month's Aspire Book Club book (and movie!) "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd.
About the Book:
"Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come." - GoodReads.com
There is no cost for Aspire members, non-members are welcome to attend for a small fee ($5)
We would love to be prepared for you.
Join us at Aspire Plant City's Book Club as we venture through this book together!
Aspire Book Club Host: Lisa Rhodes
Coffee Collaborations: TBD
You’re probably aware of how valuable coffee collaborations can be when it comes to building your network. Informal chats with people we’d like to build solid professional relationships with offer all sorts of opportunities – new jobs, new projects, good advice and more. Grab some coffee and collaborate with Aspire Plant City.
Aspire Lead: Lizzette Sarria
RISE Weekend is happening just outside of Fort Myers in Estero, FL from January 9th-11th, 2020! RISE Weekend is a 3-day personal growth conference created and led by Rachel Hollis. RISE Weekend is an event where women from every walk of life can come together to be inspired, supported and enveloped in a community. Expect to be energized and motivated. Expect to cry and make new friends. Expect to reconnect with those dreams and goals you’ve been carrying around for years, without any idea of what to do with them. Expect to be inspired to RISE!
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Thursday, January 9th - The first day will be all about owning your PAST. You can’t get to the next step in your life without acknowledging where you’ve come from.
Friday, January 10th - The second day is all about owning your PRESENT. How are the choices you are making RIGHT NOW with your mental + physical health helping or hurting you develop into a better version of you?
Saturday, January 11th - The last day is about owning your FUTURE. Now that you know what you’ve walked through, learn how that can make you a warrior for who you are about to become.
We love to end our events with an epic Dance Party and our favorite DJ! Please note - Dance Party tickets are sold separately and must be purchased with a RISE Weekend ticket.