Schedule - all times are listed in EST

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

11 am–4 pm Registration Open
2:30–5:30 pm

Hear stories and traditions revealing Charleston’s rich history and colorful past. This walking tour through America’s most charming historic district is sure to be one highlight of your visit to Charleston. During the tour, the group will make one stop for a snack, drink and mingling!

Sponsored by HLC Industries   

5:30–8 pm Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 2, 2023

8–9 am Registration Open
8:30–9 am Continental Breakfast
9:05–9:15 am Day 1 Welcome
9:15–10:30 am

Dr. Melissa Furman, MS, DBA, Owner/Consultant, Career Potential LLC

Ladies, are you looking for ways to maximize your success? As the workplace becomes more gender diverse, you may be faced with many challenges as it relates to your career and professional success. This session will provide practical strategies and recommendations to help you overcome these challenges and achieve your professional goals. You will learn how to develop a strong brand, build impactful relationships, communicate with power and influence, negotiate for what you want and much more!


10:30–11:15 am Group Breakout Discussions
11:15–11:30 am Networking Break
11:30 am–12:15 pm

Billie Whitehouse, CEO, Designer and Director, Wearable X

This presentation is a showcase of how to approach problem solving through a creative lens, viewing creativity as a muscle. Like any muscle it needs regular use, recovery & new forms of stimulation. The work showcased will cover early forms of integrated smart textiles & the problems they were solving, new and improved efforts in the design process & the latest innovations and how this impacts the quality of our lives. This will highlight such products as Fundawear, Interactive Fan Jerseys, Nadi X and how all of these projects could affect the future of physical therapy.

12:15–1:15 pm Lunch
1:30–2:30 pm Panel Discussion
2:30–3:15 pm Group Breakout Discussions
3:15–4 pm

Robin Ritz, Creative Visionary/Owner, InCord

This presentation explores practical insights for achieving satisfaction and success without compromising one’s integrity or values. Participants will learn how to “show up” for themselves and build positive, trusting relationships with others. Discussion invites listeners to self-examine and contains opportunities for self-reflection as well as group interaction. This presentation boldly celebrates authenticity, inclusivity & diversity.

4–4:15 pm Networking Break
4:15–4:45 pm Session TBD
4:45–5:30 pm

Megan Eddings, Founder & CEO, Accel Lifestyle

In today’s closing session, Megan will share her story, with the intention of resonating positivity, encouragement and compassion. From growing up in a very small town to being a Founder and CEO of 2 multi-million dollar companies, Megan’s journey will be sure to tug at your heart, enrich your mind and fill your soul.

5:30 pm Day 1 Closing Remarks
6:30–8:30 pm Reception/Dinner
8:30–10 pm Charleston Ghost Tour (OPTIONAL)

Friday, March 3, 2023

7:30–8:30 am Annual Networking/Mentor Walk & Talk
8:30–9:30 am Breakfast
9:35–9:45 am Day 2 Welcome
9:45 am–12:30 pm

Dr. Melissa Furman, MS, DBA, Owner/Consultant, Career Potential LLC

Many professional women report that at some point in their careers, they experience feelings of emotional and physical exhaustion, increased negativity and decreased productivity, which may be potential signs of burnout. This interactive session utilizes engaging exercises to help you identify, prevent and overcome burnout with the goal to help you feel refreshed, refueled and recharged.

12:30 pm Closing Remarks & Grab n' Go Snacks

*schedule subject to change