The Bella Network

Women’s Leadership

Conference 2021

Behind Every Successful Woman

Is A Tribe of Other Successful Women Who Have Her Back

We want the Bella story to be every women’s story. One of finding out who we are, what we’re made of, and learning to take those experiences to stand in our power and create the most profound professional and business lives possible. Yet, we can’t do that alone. We need a powerful network.

The Bella Network is more than a social network or a family network but a network that includes top-level corporate professionals and entrepreneurs exchanging ideas and sharing experiences. Bellas are invested in making the connections to support your efforts and are willing to advocate on your behalf. Those types of relationships take time. Spend time with a tribe of Bellas!

We Do Conferences Differently!

Don’t you hate it when you go to an event and know something that the speaker doesn’t? Wouldn’t it be great if the conference forum allowed everyone to share what they know? Their expertise, their experience. That’s just what we do. We believe that everyone has expertise worth sharing, so we minimize the use of speakers and panels.

Our participants come from various industries and levels of experience. This diversity adds tremendously to the overall knowledge sharing. You don’t just hear one person’s perspective or discussions from just a few. More importantly, we are looking for opportunities to develop a fresh way of addressing a situation, challenge, or issue, so everyone’s perspective is important.

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Discover Your Purpose and How to Remove the Mask

The conference included 3 days of workshops and professional activities for both career and entrepreneurial women. From Friday at 7 a.m. through Sunday at 1:00 p.m., we experienced lively, empowering, encouraging, uplifting content and insightful learning. The registration price included all sessions and all meals (value $1,150), breakfast, lunch, evening activities, and brunch. Session topics cover leadership competencies within the following four categories – 1) Build Credibility and Emotional Intelligence, 2) Leverage of Human Capital, 3) Leverage of Best Practices and Lessons Learned to Drive Professional Success, 4) Drive for the Execution of Strategies and Results.

Building Your Best Brand

The conference included 3 days of workshops and professional activities for both career and entrepreneurial women. From Friday at 7 a.m. through Sunday at 1:00 p.m., we experienced lively, empowering, encouraging, uplifting content and insightful learning. The registration price included all sessions and all meals (value $1,150), breakfast, lunch, evening activities, and brunch.  Our session topics in 2017 focused on our brand. We talked about how to overcome the biggest mistakes we make every day. Creating a career with No regrets! Living an Authentic Life. We learned about the Art of Closing the Sale and how to Stand In Our Boldness. We had a session on image and color, business, and family law – preparing for a divorce and how we are enough women.  
Finally, on Sunday, we got the opportunity to hear a discussion on professional challenges from a man’s perspective. We brought in six men from various backgrounds, levels, and generations to share their perspectives.

The Art of Being Strategic in Your Profession

The conference included 2 days of workshops and professional activities for both career and entrepreneurial women. From Saturday at 7 a.m. through Sunday at 3:00 p.m., we experienced lively, empowering, encouraging, uplifting content, and insightful learning. The registration price included all sessions and all meals (value $950), breakfast, lunch, evening activities, and brunch. Our 2018 session topics focused on how women see themselves and each other.  We learned the art of being strategic in how we view ourselves, position ourselves, align ourselves, and support ourselves as women. Finally, on Sunday, we got the opportunity to hear a discussion on debunking the myth of the angry Black woman. We brought in six women from various backgrounds, levels, and generations to share their perspectives.

Breaking Through to Excellence!  Learning The Missing Link for Top Tier Growth

The conference included 2 days of workshops and professional activities for both career and entrepreneurial women. From Saturday at 7 a.m. through Sunday at 3:00 p.m., we experienced lively, empowering, encouraging, uplifting content, and insightful learning. The registration price included all sessions and all meals (value $950), breakfast, lunch, evening activities, and brunch. In 2019 we focused on the three topics that are critical for professional success  1) Business Acumen, 2) Strategic Thinking, and 3) Interpret the strategic impact of financial data on business decisions and establishing priorities. As professionals, we are taught to build our confidence, network, resilience, and work hard to achieve exemplary performance. Yet, women of color still aren’t scaling past middle management in significant numbers than white men. We shared content around what has been determined as the MISSING LINK for top tier growth.

So this is what you do as a Bella?

In 2020 we provided an opportunity for everyone to experience our conference as a free ZOOM event. We broke the day out into three separate sessions. A morning, midday, and afternoon session. The morning session was titled – Pandemic and Election Check-In…How are you doing? How are you feeling? We wanted to take time for “sisterhood.” In our second midday session, we provided a peek into what by sharing clips from past conference sessions. Finally, we split the group into three smaller separate sessions for our afternoon breakout sessions, where we brainstormed on how to overcome some of our biggest professional challenges and opportunities facing Black women.

2021 Women’s Leadership Conference

Coming Soon

Save the Dates – October 23 – 24, 2021

Social Distance & Mask Required
Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Career Women and Business Owners

Past Facilitators, Speakers, and Panelist

Alisha White Madison

Process Improvement Business Consultant and Career Leadership Coach

Dr. Arlene Warmack Williams

Associate Director, Development Communications at USC Marshall School of Business

Armand Santos

Creative Director, Prometheus Development Group, Inc.

Candance D Pilgram-Simmons

Resident Stylist and Owner of All That & More

Carol D. Anderson

Managing Partner/Principal Consultant

Crystal Mitchell

Business Radio Host, Entrepreneurial Coach

Diann Valentine

TV Personality, Love Expert, Event Designer, Author

Doreen Hackey

Chief Learning Officer | Global Talent Management | Executive Coach | Leadership & Organization Development | Change Management

Dimitrius Lynch

CEO of Let Us Inc., and Fire Fighter Captain

Dr. Gena Yuvette Davis

Organizational Psychologies and Executive Coach for high growth companies.

Gil Cargill

Sales Acceleration Coach

Greg Winston

Author, Speaker, Marketing & Sales Expert

Jessica Clemons

Accenture Strategy Executive and Small Business Owner

Jovita Jenkins

Career Strategy and Life Coach

Kevin Mitchell

Northrop Grumman Corporation - Sector Vice President, Global Operations/ Executive Leadership Team

Keyonna Monroe

CEO, & Executive Director of Pretty2Me

Dr. Kim Brown Porter

Mental Health Professional

Dr. Natalie Sanders, MD

Hospice and ElderCare physician and Wine Ambassador

Pamela Isom

CEO of ICE Safety Solution

Rachael Ross

Certified Sound Therapist

Schenae Rourk

President of Resource Solutions of California

Shawn R. White, ESQ.

Corporate Attorney with Commercial, Licensing, Privacy, IP, and General Contract Drafting and Negotiating Expertise

Tanya Mackey

Financial Advisor & Insurance Expert

Dawn Strozier

Radio Personality, Personal Trainer and Healthy Living Coach

Brian Simmons

Account Executive Technology, Media, and Telecommunications at Capgemini

Margo Bouchet, Esq.

Family Law and Mediation Attorney

Stacey Gordon

Chief Education Officer, ReWorkWork

Darrell Brown

Senior Vice President - US Bank

Joe Haywood

Managing Partner - Haywood & Associates

KL Moore

Image Consultant

Tina Knowles Lawson

Business Woman and Fashion Designer

Richard Lawson

Actor, Coach to the Stars, Master Confidence Trainer

Zuhariah Scott Washington

General Manager, Eastern Region at Xchange Leasing, an Uber company

Lesley Slaton Brown

HP, Inc., Chief Diversity Officer

Celeste Brown, M. Ed

Meditation Coach and Educator

Cynthia Oredudga

Life Purpose Coach, Author, Speaker and Talent Agent

D’Shaun Booker

Life Coach, Strategist, Producer, Speaker

Danielle Y. Sellers

Prudential Financial Planner

Dr. Tora Brown

Brand Strategist and Consumer Behavior Specialist

Erika Williams-Rogers

Life Coach and CEO of Elevate Lyfe LLC

Erin Mackey

Financial Advisor

Naja Hayward

Thrieve Coach

Sheri Betts

Maximum Impact Coach

Sybil Henry

The Style Concierge

Tana Session

Career, Life & Executive Coach

Andrea “Drea” Kelly

Fashion Business Woman, Award-winning Choreographer, Professionally Trained Dancer and Reality TV-Star

Marcell Peoples

Hard working employee of a Woman Owned Business

Lela Christine

Brand Creator, Digital Influencer, Social Media Marketing Strategist, PRGuru

Diane Stone

Human Resource Coach and Career Specialist

Denise Peoples

Author of Women Enough!, Chief Engagement Officer, STEMulate Learning

Dr. Cozette White

The Money Coach

Norma Hollis

Authority on Authenticity and Self-Awareness

It has been four years since we first started The Bella Network Leadership Conference.  We are proud of the many professionals that have participated in our efforts.  Every year, we work to leverage some of the most talented professionals to facilitate our knowledge building efforts.

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