2020 FEMpower Women Leading Change

FEMpower

WOW!

 

FEMpower – Women Leading Change was everything we hoped it would be and more! We have never been more proud to be among the amazing women from northern Nova Scotia – your energy and passion are contagious and give us the greatest of hope for the future of our region!

 

You might have noticed that we were all about the music – each part of the day had it’s own tune. Our intro by Amanda kicked off with What a Feeling by Irene Cara; Setting Sail with Cindy Brown began to the Road Less Travelled by Lauren Alaina; The Balancing Act Panel with Starr, Michelle, Roni and Heidi resulted in an impromptu runway dance to the song Confident by Demi Lovato; and Donna Hatt’s Journey to Inspiration Keynote kicked off with Firework by Katy Perry (of course!).  These, along with other inspirational songs by powerful artists, were an energizing backdrop to the day.  If you’d like to refill your FEMpower cup, we highly recommend checking out the Spotify FEMpower Playlist!

 

The day was full of moments that will stay with us for a good long time…maybe long enough to get us through to next year’s FEMpower UNconference!

 

Check out our press release and Facebook photo gallery for a summary of the day.

 

Remember the “Bring It On!” table where you left us your thoughts on what women bring to the table when they take on leadership roles in their businesses, communities, or families?  We were so impressed with the responses that we used your words to create an Inspiration Board of your thoughts from the day!

 

Supported by

It’s the dead of winter – time to recharge! The Strait Area Chamber has hosted several “Small Halls” women’s leadership and empowerment sessions over the last number of years – now, we’re bringing women together under one roof to energize and connect! We’ll be gathering in beautiful Baddeck to share experiences – successes, challenges, opportunities, and a-ha moments! Expect the unexpected at this event – it won’t be a typical session of sitting and listening. Topics will include non-traditional work experiences, self-care and mental health, and determining and defining our own successes. Inspiration and fun will be the underlying themes of the whole morning!  Gather a few friends and make a night of it – your ticket price includes our Thursday Night Mixer with music by Wendy Abbott and Rosie Sampson.  Hope to see you there!

Support the Event

Event Details:

Where:
Inverary Resort (368 Shore Road, Baddeck, NS)

 

When:
February 20th, 2020: 7pm to 10pm – Thursday-night Mixer!
February 21st, 2020:  8 am to 1 pm – Conference Programming

 

 

Stay with Us!

Our generous hosts are offering a $129 room for the evening of February 20, so book a room and stay with us. We’ll be planning some fun for Thursday evening to make sure we’re raring to go the next morning. 🙂

 

To book a room, please contact the Inverary Resort at 1-800-565-5660 and ask to book your room under the “Chamber Block”.

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$129 (+ tax) Chamber Members and Centre for Women in Business Members*
$149 (+ tax) Future Members

*CWB Members must purchase tickets by phone to ensure the special rate: 902-625-1588

Event Line Up:

 

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 from 7-10pm – Live entertainment with Wendy and Rosie!

 

Friday, Feb 21, 2020
8:00am – Breakfast Buffet
8:45am – Energizer! Facilitator Michelle Greenwell
9:00am – Getting to Know Each Other
9:20am – Setting Sail! Navigating in a Non-Traditional Industry with Cindy Brown
9:50am – What’s Your Story? Sharing our Challenges and Successes
10:30am – Networking Break
10:50am – The Balancing Act! Panel Discussion on Prioritizing Self-Care and the impacts of nutrition, mindset, and fitness on mental health and success. Panelists include Roni Davis ,  Heidi Davis & Michelle Greenwell, with facilitator Starr Cunningham.
11:30am – Networking Break
11:45am – Journey to Inspiration Lunch Keynote! Donna Hatt, National Marketing Director for Authentic Seacoast Group of Companies
12:30 pm – XOXO Till Next Time! Wrap Up and Networking

Meet our FEMpower Guests!

Donna Hatt

Donna Hatt

National Marketing Director for Authentic Seacoast Group

Do what you LOVE!

“Do what you love, and you’ll love what you do.” It’s a motto that Donna Hatt, a passionate and proud Nova Scotian, exemplifies, and it shows. Always an enthusiast champion, advocate and leader, she’s spent her 30-year career ‘playing’ within spectacular rural communities all over Nova Scotia. Assuming roles within marketing, product development, economic development primarily within tourism-related sector, she’s taken on a number of roles. Until Christmas Eve 2019 she played a key, award-winning role in establishing White Point Beach Resort as year-round destination. As a founding member and chair of the South Shore Tourism Cooperative, she led the charge for and is curating the award-winning February-long Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl. With the spirit of co-opetition as her inspiration, she’s successfully brought her philosophy of cooperating with your competition to her roles with various organizations and events including Canadian Junior Curling Championship, Events Liverpool, Nova Scotia Music Week, the former Golf Nova Scotia to name a few.

Still in awe and honoured to have been presented with the 2019 Tourism Champion Award by the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia, she’s greeted 2020 with a new focus for her passion and efforts. She’s just joined forces with Glynn Williams and Authentic Seacoast Company in Guysborough.as their National Marketing Director. Armed with an incredible sandbox full of new toys, Donna won’t be a stranger in our neighbourhood – she’s hoping you’ve brought your shovels… there are sandcastles to be built!

Roni Davis

Roni Davis

Cognitive Eating Founder & Health Coach

Cognitive Eating founder Roni Davis has spent the last decade coaching and training women, over 8 of those years as an award-winning personal trainer, nutrition and wellness coach and more recently as a mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral coach. Personally, she spent many years struggling with body image, food, an eating disorder, long spans of clinical depression, panic attacks, an anxiety disorder. Her time as a trainer/nutrition coach combined with her own mental health struggles made her passionate about helping women heal their relationships with food, themselves and their bodies so they can live the healthy, happy lives they deserve. Find her at www.ronidavis.com, on her new podcast It’s All In Your Head and don’t miss her free information-packed ebook Why’d I Eat That? designed to help you begin uncovering your barriers to weight loss, healthy eating and why the heck you eat so self-destructively sometimes.

Heidi Davis

Heidi Davis

Spiritual Life Coach

Heidi Davis is a spiritual life coach who works with people to support and empower them to uncover limiting beliefs that are keeping them stuck in the past and anxious about the future. She helps them to reconnect with their heart, learn how to trust their intuition–allowing them to show up more compassionately, courageously, and authentically for their life. “There’s a whole heck of a lot more freedom, joy, and love waiting on the other side of fear.”
Heidi also works as a registered nurse and lives in Sydney with her fiancée, Crystal. She loves cats, reading, solo dance parties, laughing so hard she can’t breathe, and eating (except never ever blue cheese).
Cynthia Brown

Cynthia (Cindy) Brown

Lead Faculty – Marine Navigation NSCC Nautical Institute.

Cindy Brown has worked in various sectors of the marine industry her entire life. She holds Certificates of Competency as a Ship’s Officer and Master, a Diploma in Nautical Sciences from the Canadian Coast Guard College, a Bachelor of Maritime Studies and a Master of Maritime Management. Cindy volunteers with several organizations both professional and community based.
She lives in Pictou County where she has been happily married to her husband Bart for nearly 34 years, and is the mother of ten children and grandmother of five.

Starr Cunningham Panelist

Starr Cunningham

President & CEO of Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Starr Cunningham is a national recipient of a Difference Makers – 150 Canadians Leading for Mental Health Award. She is the 2019 Women of Excellence Philanthropy Award Winner. She is the 2017 Halifax Business Awards Business Person of the Year Silver Recipient and the Northwood Foundation 2017 Live More Advocacy Award Winner.

Starr currently serves on the Atlantic Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund Advisory Committee and the NS/PEI St. John Ambulance Board. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum – Atlantic Chapter and was invested into the Order of St. John at Government House in May, 2019.

Michelle Greenwell

Michelle Greenwell

President of CanBeWell & Founder of Dance Debut Inc.

Michelle Greenwell has been a full-time resident of Cape Breton for the last decade.  Her passion to help people find energy and vitality in their lives has led to her classes across the island in Tai Chi, Dance and Healing Disciplines.  She is currently the President of CanBeWell, the Canadian Association for BioEnergetic Wellness, and has assisted the country in rebranding and establishing a place for the public and professionals to share information about health and wellness through the use of muscle monitoring and assessment of the biofield.  At the age of 53 Michelle graduated from Akamai University in August with a Master’s of Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and has just begun a doctoral program in Integrative Health.  Her Video series:  Tai Chi Wellness and the Seated Form Series filmed this fall has been released FREE to the public on YouTube to gain insight into Tai Chi, the seated form, and how the body works and functions through the Electrical system, also called “Primovascular System” or Meridians. She teaches online, through specialty classes, at workshops and retreats across the globe, and through one on one sessions.  Her business, Dance Debut Inc. is completing its 32nd season with a dance performance in Mabou in May with dancers from 3 years to adult, “If these shoes could talk.”

Wendy Abbott and Rosie Sampson2

Wendy Abbott & Rosie Sampson

Singers Extraordinaire!

Wendy Abbott and Rosie Sampson hail from the St. Peter’s area of Cape Breton Island and are well known for their upbeat harmonies.  Drawing on years of musical collaboration, they’re sure to keep us singing, dancing and having fun!

2020 FEMpower Supporter Packages

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Invest in Success! To acquire any package please contact us at 902-625-1588 or info@straitareachamber.ca

Presenting Supporter

SOLD OUT

 

– 5 tickets to the event
– Mention in Radio Ads
– Sponsor Announcement on Social Media
– Extend member rate for conference to sponsor members or staff
– Logo Prominently Displayed on All Collateral and Digital Media (newspaper ad, event banner up, website, eblasts, social media accounts)
– Opportunity to introduce Balancing Act Panel or Keynote
– Live mention at the event
– Multiple Banner ups at event
– Booth available
– Flyers in SWAG Bag
– Promotion of organization and upcoming events in follow up message to attendees.

Keynote Sponsor

1 Available

 

– 4 tickets to the event (plus the 10 to be donated by committee)
– Sponsor Announcement on Social Media
– Logo Displayed on All Collateral and Digital Media (newspaper ad, event banner up, website, eblasts, social media accounts)
– Live Mention at the Event – On Stage
– Banner up at event
– Opportunity to Set Up a Booth
– Flyers in SWAG Bag

Balancing Act Supporter

1 Available

 

– 4 tickets to the event (plus the 10 to be donated by committee)
– Sponsor Announcement on Social Media
– Logo Displayed on All Collateral and Digital Media (newspaper ad, event banner up, website, eblasts, social media accounts)
– Live Mention at the Event – On Stage
– Banner up at event
– Opportunity to Set Up a Booth
– Flyers in SWAG Bag

Young Women Rising Supporter

1 Available

 

– 10 Tickets Reserved for Students to Attend
– Sponsor Announcement on Social Media
– Logo Displayed on All Collateral and Digital Media (newspaper ad, event banner up, website, eblasts, social media accounts)
– Live Mention at the Event
– Banner up at event

Setting Sail Supporter

SOLD OUT

 

– 2 tickets to the event
– Sponsor Announcement on Social Media
– Logo Displayed on Collateral and Digital Media (event banner up, website, eblasts, social media accounts)
– Live Mention at the Event
– Banner up at Setting Sail Segment
– Opportunity to Set Up a Booth
– Flyers in SWAG Bag

Swag Bag Supporter

1 Available

 

– 2 tickets to the event
– Sponsor Announcement on Social Media
– Logo Displayed on Collateral and Digital Media (event banner up, website, eblasts, social media accounts)
– Live Mention at the Event
– Banner up at event
– Opportunity to Set Up a Booth
– Logo on SWAG Bag

Entertainment Supporter

1 Available

 

– 2 tickets to the event
– Sponsor Announcement on Social Media
– Logo Displayed on Collateral and Digital Media (event banner up, website, eblasts, social media accounts)
– Live Mention at the Event
– Banner up at the Event
– Opportunity to Set Up a Booth
– Flyers in SWAG Bag

Breakfast Supporter

1 Available

 

– 2 tickets to the event
– Sponsor Announcement on Social Media
– Logo Displayed on Collateral and Digital Media (event banner up, website, eblasts, social media accounts)
– Live Mention at the Event
– Banner up at the Event
– Opportunity to Set Up a Booth
– Flyers in SWAG Bag

Count Me In

– 1 ticket to the event
– Sponsor Announcement on Social Media
– Logo Displayed on Digital Media (website, eblasts, social media accounts)
– Live mention at the event
– Banner up at Breakfast