News ReleaseFor immediate release September 11, 2012 Contact: Emma Jones, Public Relations Assistant Emma@legacywomeninstitute.org, (585)442-1704
“Get Your Legacy On” Women’s Leadership Conference
Learn from the past—take action today—change the future.
2012 SUSAN B. ANTHONY
Legacy Women’s Conference & Expo
A tribute to the Lifetime Work of Susan B. Anthony
Presented by: Legacy Women Institute International
Rochester, NY–SEPT 17, 2012 — Legacy Women Institute International, a social entrepreneur enterprise dedicated to documenting, branding, and marketing the legacy and leadership of extraordinary women, will host its first annual Susan B. Anthony Women’s Conference & Expo on OCTOBER 19-21, 2012. The Conference & Expo is designed to provide: legacy education, exposure, and networking support for women.
This year the theme: Take Care of Your Legacy, It is Our Future, focuses on building personal legacies in five of the 21st Century’s most challenging areas for women: 1) Health & Wellbeing, 2) Money & Security, 3) Entrepreneurship, 4) Corporate Careers, and 5) Legacy Women Leadership.
Purpose and Theme
“Our first annual event arms women with 21st Century tools and strategies to “Get Your Legacy On” and to “Launch Your Legacy” through legacy education, legacy exposure, and networking support”, says Dr. Cofield, Executive Director.
Attendees of all ages and stages will explore why legacy matters, how it impacts our future, and how to navigate a personal legacy that is as fulfilling today as it will be for others tomorrow. Program sessions throughout the day will focus on celebrating the strategies and contribution of “Legacy Woman” who bring about positive change.
“This conference is dedicated to the lifetime work of the legendary Susan B. Anthony whose legacy leadership is responsible for changing the social fabric of our nation,” said Executive Director, Dr. Melody Cofield. “Rochester has a rich history of legacy women, which makes it an extraordinary location for hosting a legacy women’s conferences. Our long-term goal is to place Rochester on the map as the Mecca for legacy women’s conferences.” Cofield boasts.
Friday, OCTOBER 19, 3:00 -6:00 PM
Opening Reception, Failure is Impossible Legacy Women Tour, Bollywood Workshop
Saturday, OCTOBER 20, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Keynote Speakers & Panelists, Songs of Legacy and Bollywood Dance Talent Performance
Sunday, OCTOBER 21 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Morning Devotional, Brunch, Keynote Speakers, Closing Remarks
Location: Rochester Academy of Medicine
1441 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610, free parking
For ONLINE REGISTRATION and ticket purchases at:
www.legacywoman.com or call (585) 442-1704
The three-day event is jam packed with activities to celebrate and acknowledge the “Legacy Woman Within” and empower progressive women who seek to make positive changes in their lives, their communities, and the world. Events include: distinguished speaker-forums and panels, workshops, legacy women tours, network receptions, and an evening of entertainment. Speakers were selected to discuss five area: 1) Health & Wellbeing, 2) Money & Security, 3) Entrepreneurship, 4) Corporate Careers, and 5) Legacy Women Leadership
Speakers & Panelists: Explore the virtues of creating and launching a personal legacy.
Essie Calhoun-McDavid, Master of Ceremonies and Arts & Inclusion Advocate, will present distinguished speakers, panelists, and experts including: Jane Plitt, Author and Entrepreneur, Susan Bradley, founder of Sudden Money Institute, and Deborah Hughes, Executive Director Susan B. Anthony House.
Other distinguished speakers include: Jennifer Leonard, President & CEO Rochester Community Area Foundation, Natalie M. Cofield, President & CEO Austin African American Chamber of Commerce, Hon. Sandra Frankel, Former Town of Brighton Supervisor, Dr. Elain Spaull, Executive Director the Center for Youth and City Councilwoman, and Fran Wiesberg, Executive Director Finger Lakes Health System Agency.
Legacy Women Tours: Failure is Impossible
The event kicks off with a full-day journey into the lives of four legendary women: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Martha Matilida Harper. Bus picks up early Friday, morning, OCTOBER 19th at the Academy of Medicine.
There are a variety of ways the community can participate and benefit from the conference including: Attendees, Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Advertisers. Attendees will:
Expand and develop legacy leadership skills and competencies.
Build personal relations with progressive women who want to make a difference.
Learn legacy strategies employed by both historical and living legendary women.
Celebrate the achievements of legacy women and learn how they changed the world.
Be more confidence and motivated to leave a legacy that drives positive change.
Legacy Women Talent Show: Songs of Legacy
A special performance by local singer Cinnamon Jones. In her debut, Cnnamon presents a medley of songs that will take you back in time as we celebrate the legendary legacy women from the past and present: Whitney Houston, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Billie Holliday, and more. Show time starts Saturday, OCTOBER 20 at 8PM.
Exhibitors at the Conference offer a wide range of products and services that are meaningful to women. They are able to: present new products, educate decisions makers, fulfill entrepreneurial outreach, and present diversity and recruitment programs. This year Exhibitors are asked to offer a “Get Your Legacy On”, a term coined by Legacy Women Institute International, special offer for attendees to encourage women-to-women business transactions.
Individuals, organizations, and business are able to communicate their special legacy women by placing an advertisement in the Conference journal.
Champion Sponsorship Program for Young Women
“Our future of the state lies with our young people, and it is incumbent upon us to open doors of possibility to them. Young women need to be encouraged to dream big and to work hard to make their dreams come true” shares Dr. Cofield.
We are proud to announce the championship of our Emerging Legacy Women Program, which provides high school, college, and young women up to age 26 the opportunity to be exposed to legacy education, attend, and network at the 2012 Conference & Expo. The program stems from the belief that young women are often discouraged from pursuing their dreams, or simply not shown the way. Legacy Women Champions (women) and Ambassadors (men) are individuals who wish to support the legacy dreams of women.
Current sponsors of the program include: Deborah Whit State Farm Agency, University of Rochester Center for Entrepreneurship, and Ganonadagen. Legacy Women Champions are women and men, consecutively, and organizations willing and able to support or mentor women who want to make a difference.
Corporate Sponsors gain by:
- Helping to create the premier Mecca conference to document, celebrate, and recognize legacy women of all stages and ages.
- Helping to develop young women leaders who make a difference.
- Engaging women leaders as speakers.
- Enhancing community outreach and recruitment of women.
There are many opportunities for speakers, attendees, volunteers, and coordinators to bond:
Women who Lunch, Launch
Ladies who decide to lunch with authors Jane Platt and Susan Bradley will be able to network over lunch, a mini-presentation, and personalized question & answer period.
Friday kicks off with an opening reception at the Academy of Medicine. Saturday evening just before the concert is another Reception opportunity for women to connect.
Who should Attend, and How?
Conference attendees are women from all ages, stages, and professions who seek to make a difference. They are women entrepreneurs, women who want to start a business, who are corporate leaders, social advocates, professionals, volunteers, mothers, or champions.
Early-Bird Registration by OCTOBER 5
3-Day pass for one person: $159
3-Day pass for You & A Friend: $278
Concert Tickets: $35
Exhibitor Booth and Pass: $260/ without Pass/$130
About Legacy Women Institute International
Founded in 2011, Legacy Women Institute International is a social enterprise dedicated to documenting, branding, and marketing the legacy leadership of women. Services are targeted for progressive women making a difference from different cultures, stages , and ages of legacy development seeking to: monetize their passion and purpose, develop a well-defined legacy brand strategy, launch and market their legacy brand, optimize their legacy to serve as a role model for others, and support, mentor and help other women make their legacy dream come true.
For complete highlights of the events, please visit our website at www.legacywoman.org, our Facebook (legacywomensconference) and twitter (legacywomenrock) Online Registrations: Registration, tours, and concert tickets can be purchased at www.legacywoman.org, by contacting the office to register at (585) 442-1704, or via email at RegisterMe@legacywomeninstitute.org