“Take Care of Your Legacy: It’s Our Future”

About the Conference

Hello I am Melody Cofield, Executive Director of the Legacy Women Institute International and I invite you to a three-day experience where you can celebrate with other women of all ages and stages the desire deep inside you, to do the “Extraordinary”.

This dynamic event will spotlight stories from real women who are leading remarkable lives, and how they overcame major obstacles to arrive at different stages of their career. Learn to ignite your motivation, accelerate your effectiveness and discover your legacy. Leave a lasting legacy at home, in business, community affairs, and public service.

We would love to meet you so join us as we continue the tradition of Susan B. Anthony. Come to this conference to make a historic difference: October 19th through the 21st at the Susan B. Anthony Women’s Conference & Expo. We look forward to seeing you there! Seats are going fast so don’t miss this opportunity to Pre-Register on our website or contact us directly.

Our theme: “Take Care of Your Legacy: It is Our Future addresses the ripple effect of our legacy.

Most of us are aware that we live within legacies created by those who came before us. But, are you aware that the personal decisions you make today are the legacies you leave behind for others tomorrow?

This is a cross-generational conference for progressive women who understand the importance of leaving an uplifting legacy or a contribution that makes a positive difference. It is about how we can proactively navigate a legacy that is both fulfilling for each of us today and rewarding for others tomorrow. Both Baby Boomers and Millennials alike share this passion.

Meet extraordinary women of all ages, stages, and professions with personal legacies that are changing the world. Learn, grow, network, and simply have FUN! Join The Legacy Women Movement. Register today!

 Who Should Attend

Our target audience is about stage, not age and is comprised of four flexible women’s groups and one for men:

 Conference Topics

Explore your legacy and its impact against the key areas that will matter most for women in the 21st Century:

Your Career Matters: According to McKinsey & Company, corporations that have top female executives show greater profitability and have employees that are more motivated than companies that do not. What perspectives do women bring to enable such change for corporations? Find out.

 Women intuitively seek ways to use the business platform as a conduit for social change. Did you know that in 1856, a woman from Rochester, NY invented the first retail franchise? And, another invented the network marketing concepts used by major companies today? Learn more about these amazing legacy women!

Your Health Matters:  A new study shows that a generational shift in obesity rates is setting the younger generation up for shorter life and poorer health in comparison to their baby boomer parents. What can you do to change this?

Your Security Matters: More women are supporting families than ever in the history our nation. Four out of five couples are dual-earner couples today. In our culture, money is central to our existence. It is the fuel that makes our life work. What strategies are you employing about securing and maintaining the lifestyle you want?

Your Leadership Matters:  In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of female adults who voted have exceeded the proportion of male adults who voted. Women make up 52% of the population, yet only 17% of congress is female. Women are not in key positions to adequately influence the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. How can we change this?


3-Days at-a-Glance




















Distinguished Speakers

This high energy, content rich conference is jam packed with information, strategies, tools and resources you need to take charge of your legacy. Spend three powerful days of interactive keynote speaker workshops from incredible speakers and experts sharing their insights, strategies, experiences and life lessons to help you take charge of your career, business, finances, relationships, health, wellness, life fulfillment and balance.


Jane Plitt, Distinguished Speaker/Workshop

Lessons from the Legendary: Let Susan B. and Martha Harper Launch Your Legacy

Dare to make dreams come true and leave an indelible mark for the future using the lessons from both a historic suffragist and a servant girl turned franchise creator.

About the Speaker:  Jane Plitt, former Rochester business leader, labor arbitrator, and Visiting Scholar at the University of Rochester, has been a path blazer throughout her life from ending sex-segretated newspaper advertisements, men’s only grills, to men’s only service organization like Rotary, Kiwanis, Jaycees, Lions, and opening opportunities for women in labor relations and life.  By chance discovering a clipping about  Martha Matilda Harper, she spent six years uncovering her story and publishing Harper’s biography (Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream), which propelled Harper into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and history books, again. Building on her efforts, there is growing interest in social entrepreneurship, how to use business for social change.  Now Plitt is working on empowering patients to obtain better health care. 

Susan Bradley, Distinguished Speaker/Workshop

Women, Meaning & Money

Designed to inspire women of all ages to embrace life’s changes with vision and resilience and to move themselves through change to transformation.

About the Speaker: Susan Bradley, CFP® is a recognized thought-leader and author in financial transition planning. She is the founder of the Sudden Money® Institute (SMI), a resource center for Life Transitions and Good Decisions. Through the Institute she offers private financial transition coaching for small groups and individuals, as well as training programs for financial advisors. Susan is the founder of Women, Meaning, and Money®, a specialized program for women of wealth. Susan is the author of Sudden Money, Managing a Financial Windfall.

Deborah Hughes, Distinguished Speaker/Workshop

The Power of Purpose: Passion During the Golden Years

What is the empowering life force that drives legacy women beyond the retirement years? As we pursue our legacies, what lessons can we learn, what strategies can we employ, and how does purpose play a role in keeping the vision alive?

About the Speaker: Deborah Hughes enjoys being involved in her community, and has served as a trustee or director for number of boards and councils. She has provided leadership for hurricane relief teams in New Orleans, flood relief in Iowa, and participated in peacemaking trips to El Salvador and the Middle East. She is a strong advocate for human rights and equal opportunities for all, especially those who suffer discrimination based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or economic circumstances.

Natalie M. Cofield, Distinguished Speaker/Workshop

Legacy in Stilettos: Women Entrepreneurs

Learn how women entrepreneurs across the globe are making the legacy difference.

About the Speaker: A millennial that found inspiration at the nexus of business, community and politics, Cofield has carved a niche for herself as an entrepreneur, advocate, and speaker on all things diversity and business. A converted management consultant, economic fellow, and economic development director she currently serves as the President & CEO of the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce in Austin and CEO of NMC Consulting Group. Through NMC, she provides advisement on business/supplier, human and corporate diversity strategies. A frequent public speaker, Cofield has provided featured and panel remarks on millennial diversity, corporate diversity, entrepreneurship and economic development in minority communities for organizations including Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Dell, IBM, American Marketing Association, National Urban League and Howard University School of Business, among others. Natalie has also provided testimony before the US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship alongside Robert Johnson, Founder of Black Entertainment Television.

Hon. Sandra Frankle, Distinguished Speaker

Building A Legacy of Public Service

What difference does carving out a legacy in public service make?

About the Speaker: The Hon. Sandra L. Frankel was the first women to be elected and was re-elected to her ninth term of office as Brighton Town Supervisor in 2007. She has consistently received support from Democrats as well as scores of Republicans, Independents and Working Family voters who enjoy the quality of life in Brighton and appreciate her administration’s style of open government.

Dr. Elaine Spaull, Distinguished Speaker

Passion Leadership: Social Services & Politics

Your legacy must have passion to fuel the fire. Passion leadership creates a legacy that is infectious and inspirational.

About the Speaker:  Elaine Spaull is a native Rochesterian and returned to her hometown in 1976 to raise her family and support her community. Elaine is an educator, a lawyer, a Fulbright scholar, an elected official, a speaker and a writer, a consultant, but most of all, she is a youth advocate.  Elaine earned an undergraduate degree in English Literature from George Washington University, a master’s degree from Georgetown University; she received her doctoral degree in Philosophy and graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the University of Buffalo. In 2007, Dr. Spaull was elected to the Rochester City Council, as a district representative; in 2010 she was elected by her council colleagues to be Vice President of City Council. In 2008, she was appointed by Governor David Paterson to serve on his Advisory Board to his Children’s Cabinet.

Conference Evening Talent Show

“Songs of Legendary Women” and “Bollywood Mania”

Enjoy a perfect evening out with family, friends, and significanat ones!

Saturday 8PM  October 20, 2012

Songs of Legendary Women”

Featuring Cinnamon Jones

A special performance in memory of the late Whitney Houston. In her Legacy Women debut, Cinnamon Jones presents a medley of songs that will take you back down memory lane as we celebrate the legendary legacy women from the past and present: Whitney Houston, Etta James, Billie Holliday, Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson and more! Let Cinnamon nourish your soul and ignight your imagination as you experience the legacy of these classic women in a fusion of song, music, dance, poetry and fashion.

“Bollywood Mania”
Opening Performance
from Bollywood Mania Studios

Experience the latest craze! A Bollywood dance performance with flavors of bhangra, classical and folk Indian dance styles fused with jazz, hip-hop and modern dance. Enjoy the energy, the color, the rhythm of a fabulous cultural experience.

Special Prizes and Give-Aways

Prize donation to benefit the Susan B. Anthony House

All registrations will have the chance to WIN a numbered Ms. Anthony Purse with a Purpose!

Sponsored by Waterstone Partners. Must be among the first 50 registered to win!



 Networking Events!

“Connecting is what it’s all about for women,” says Blanke. Create professional connections and friendships.

Get Your Legacy On! Expo Exclusives

Enjoy shopping and supporting women entrepreneurs.

Our exhibitors have each prepared an exclusive Get Your Legacy On! special offer. An offer we are sure you can’t refuse!

Expose your concept, your business, your legacy! Exhibit today!
























Vendor Exhibitor    

Welcome to the 2012 Susan B. Anthony 1st Annual Women’s Conference vendor information page. If you would like to be a vendor at the Conference, please register online now.

This is the audience you want to reach. They are progressive women who want to make a difference.  Women control $4.3 trillion in consumer spending in the US and $20 trillion worldwide.  Today 80% of boomer women control their family’s day day-to-day finances.

There are a myriad of products and services for you to present to this target audience:






Vendor Exhibitor Fees

The cost of the vendor booth for the 2012 WE Conference is $130. The fee includes a booth space and does not include a conference pass. To purchase a vendor booth and Legacy Gold conference pass the fee is $260.00, or to purchase a vendor booth with a Legacy Complete pass, the fee is $360.00. Click here to review the different pass features.


Each booth will have a 6ft table at the Conference to display products and services. Exhibitors will be responsible for set-up and break-down of the booth materials.

“Get Your Legacy On™” Exhibitor

Congratulations! Thanks for choosing to exposure your business, products, and/or services at the 2012 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Annual Conference. We recommend that you participate in our “Get Your Legacy On” Exhibitor Promotion.  It is a great way to get additional visibility at the conference and increase your chances of generating new customers or clients.

We are asking each of our exhibitors to come up with an “offer” your visitors can’t refuse. We call this the “Get Your Legacy On™” Exhibitor Special Offer. Rather than just show your products, give your visitors a chance to try a particular product or service at an exciting discount or package price.  We hope to list your “Get Your Legacy On” special offer on our website.

Three Days Exhibit Schedule

Friday, October 19, 2012

3:00 PM Exhibitor Set-Up

5:00 – 6:30 PM — Exhibit Hall Open

Saturday, October 20, 2012

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM —  Exhibit Hall Open

Sunday, October 21, 2012

8:00 AM – 12:45 PM — Exhibit Hall Open



 Do not miss the opportunity to advertise in the event’s keepsake – Conference Journal

The conference Journal is 8.5 x 11 inches. Please indicate your selection on the enclosed support order form.


Artwork may be submitted via email in one of the following “high resolution” formats:


  • .PDF (this method is preferred)
  • Equivalent print-ready media
  • Camera-ready (Copy should be completely type-set and ready for production.) Electronically send images PC/MAC formatted Zip Disc, Floppy or CD with all files included (images, text & print-out of ad).
  • Applications/Versions Accepted Include: MAC (Quark, PageMaker, Illustrator or Freehand)
  • PC: (PageMaker or Quark)
  • “INDESIGN” files

Early-Bird Registration, SAVE!

Register in 2 Steps:

  1. Select your Legacy Blue or Legacy Gold single or two-pass package, then,
  2. Register your selections below:

Note: Legacy Gold Package has limited seating availabiltiy. Register early as these seats tend to sell out fast.


The event will be held at the:

Rochester Academy of Medicine

144 East Avenue

Rochester, NY  14610

Phone: 585-271-1313

Nearby Hotels

Edward Harris House B & B Inn 

35 Argyle Street, Rochester, NY

(585) 473-9752 ‎ · edwardharrishouse.com
East Avenue Inn & Suites 

384 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

(585) 325-5010 ‎ · eastaveinn.com
Hyatt Regency Rochester 

125 E Main St, Rochester, NY

(585) 546-1234 ‎ · rochester.hyatt.com
The Inn On Broadway 

26 Broadway, Rochester, NY

(585) 232-3595 ‎ · innonbroadway.com
Rochester Plaza 

70 State Street, Rochester, NY

(585) 546-3450 ‎ · rochesterplaza.com

Nearby Restaurants

For faster service, be sure to make your lunch reservations in advance for any one of these fine local resturaunts:
Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar 

1290 University Ave # 4, Rochester, NY 0.2 mi NW

(585) 271-5000 ‎ · thepomodorogrill.com

Sticky Lips Pit BBQ 

 625 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 0.5 mi N
(585) 288-1910 ‎ · stickylipsbbq.com
Ristorante Lucano 

1815 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 0.5 mi SE

(585) 244-3460 ‎ · ristorantelucano.com

1210 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 0.3 mi NW

(585) 244-1727 ‎ · kfc.com
Cafe Cibon 

688 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 0.6 mi W

(585) 461-2960 ‎ · cafecibon.com

Category: Pizza Restaurant
Restaurant 2 Vine 

24 Winthrop Street, Rochester, NY

(585) 454-6020 ‎ · 2vine.com
Hogan’s Hideaway 

197 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY

(585) 442-4293 ‎ · hoganshideaway.com