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Reoccurring monthly events: Power Hour (1st Wednesday) & Coffee Collaborations (3rd Tuesday)

Cancellation Policy: No refunds or transfers, thanks for understanding.

Tip: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. 

Upcoming events

    • October 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Polk State College, Public Safety Campus (1251 Jim Keene Blvd Winter Haven FL 33880)
    Register

    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 :)


    Click here to buy conference tickets

    Continue Your Leadership Journey. Attend Leadercast Women 2019.

    Speaker Lineup:

    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


    • October 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • HCC Trinkle Center (1206 N. Park Road, Plant City, FL)
    Register

     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. 


    • November 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    • Tampa Convention Center (333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602)

    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.

    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 :)


    Click here to buy conference tickets

    2019 Women's Conference of Florida Guest Speakers Include:

    MONICA LEWINSKY

    Social Activist, Global Public Speaker, and Consultant

    ABBY WAMBACH

    Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA World Cup Champion

    RESHMA SAUJANI

    Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code

    NORA MCINERNY

    Author & Host of "Terrible, Thanks for Asking" Podcast

    • November 06, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Plant City Chamber, 106 N Evers St, Plant City, FL 33563
    • 40
    Register

     

    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).


    Cancellation Policy: No refunds or transfers, thanks for understanding.

    Aspire Lead:  Courtney Paat 


    • November 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lisa Rhodes Home (701 N. Warnell Street, Plant City, FL)
    • 20
    Register

    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) 

    PLEASE RSVP!

    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


    • November 19, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TBD
    • 20

    Coffee Collaborations: TBD

    Stay tuned  - exciting event details coming soon!


    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

    Cancellation Policy: No refunds or transfers, thanks for understanding.

     

    • January 09, 2020
    • January 11, 2020
    • Hertz Arena (11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero, FL 33928)
    Register

    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!

    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 :)


    Buy Conference Tickets


    Conference Schedule:

    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.


Past events

October 15, 2019 Coffee Collaborations - Aim Lighting
October 11, 2019 Postponed: Aspire Book Club - "The One Thing"
October 02, 2019 Power Hour: Journaling For Wellness With Aromatic Harmony
September 17, 2019 Aspire Book Club - "Where The Crawdads Sing"
September 17, 2019 Coffee Collaborations - Grace Manor at Hunters Creek
September 04, 2019 Power Hour: Angelica Ibarra
August 30, 2019 Vision Board Social
August 20, 2019 Coffee Collaborations - Plant City Chamber of Commerce
August 09, 2019 Aspire Book Club - Girl, Stop Apologizing
August 07, 2019 Power Hour: Crystallizing Moments with J. Lenora Bressler
June 18, 2019 Coffee Collaborations - The Sweet Team at Keller Williams
June 14, 2019 Aspire Book Club - Love and Ruin: A Novel
June 05, 2019 Power Hour: Community Leader, Marsha Passmore
May 30, 2019 Social - New World, New Wines
May 21, 2019 Coffee Collaborations - Raulerson Castillo & Company
May 10, 2019 Aspire Book Club - Who Do You Think You Are, A Little Princess?
May 01, 2019 Power Hour: Introducing Angela Ardrey, she walked away from everything to find the ONE thing - HERSELF!
April 23, 2019 1st Anniversary Celebration
April 16, 2019 Coffee Collaborations - State Farm, Courtney Paat
April 12, 2019 Aspire Book Club - In Another Time
March 22, 2019 Meet Up: No More Excuses! - Mobile Mammography @ Keller Williams
March 19, 2019 Coffee Collaborations - Norma's Cuban Sandwich Shop
March 15, 2019 Aspire Book Club - Imperfect Courage
March 13, 2019 Power Hour: Runaway to CEO (How Freedom Really Works)
February 19, 2019 Coffee Collaborations - OnPoint CoWork Solutions
February 13, 2019 60th Annual Awards Luncheon Outstanding Citizen of the Year
February 08, 2019 Aspire Book Club - Before We Were Yours
February 06, 2019 Power Hour: Who Do You Think You Are? A Little Princess!
January 31, 2019 Vision Board Night
January 15, 2019 Coffee Collaborations - Southern Hospitality
January 09, 2019 Power Hour: Healthy Goal Setting For The New Year
December 18, 2018 Coffee Collaborations - Universal Insurance
December 14, 2018 Aspire Book Club
December 05, 2018 Aspire Plant City Happy Hour
December 01, 2018 December Theme: Peace
November 13, 2018 Coffee Collaborations - The Mercantile
November 07, 2018 Power Hour: Pearl Chiarenza "Energy Naturally In 30 Days"
November 01, 2018 November Theme: Family
October 28, 2018 Self Defense Class - Watch For This Event In The Future
October 20, 2018 Meet Up: Girl Up High Tea in Plant City (Boys & Girls Club)
October 16, 2018 Coffee Collaborations - The Sparkman House
October 12, 2018 Aspire Book Club - Girl, Wash Your Face
October 03, 2018 Power Hour: Richard Liebespach, Self-Defense
October 01, 2018 October Theme: Strength
September 25, 2018 Paint Your He(art) Out Social
September 18, 2018 Coffee Collaborations
September 05, 2018 Power Hour: Mary Heysek, Director w/ United Food Bank of Plant City
September 01, 2018 September Theme: Community
August 31, 2018 Yoga Social
August 21, 2018 Coffee Collaborations
August 17, 2018 Book Club
August 16, 2018 Chamber Networking Lunch--Salute to Agriculture
August 02, 2018 Girl's Night Out: Rachel Hollis Presents: Made For More
August 01, 2018 Power Hour: Freddie Ray
August 01, 2018 August Theme: Grace
July 24, 2018 Coffee Collaborations
July 14, 2018 Sunset at the Ranch
July 01, 2018 July Theme: Integrity
June 26, 2018 Coffee Collaborations
June 15, 2018 Wine, Women & Wit (Book Club)
June 12, 2018 Write Thanks & Wine
June 06, 2018 Power Hour: Living with Gratitude featuring J. Lenora Bresler
June 01, 2018 June Theme: Gratitude
May 22, 2018 Coffee Collaborations
May 14, 2018 Get To Know
May 02, 2018 Power Hour: Emily Rogers "Grow With Purpose"
May 01, 2018 May Theme: Growth
April 24, 2018 Aspire Plant City Launch

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