8th Annual Pursue Your Passion Conference

We are so excited you are interested in the 8th Annual Pursue Your Passion Conference by Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast. It’s going to be a big VIRTUAL week, so we want to make sure you’ve got the rundown on all the activities!

Our theme for this year is Adapt & Overcome. Since Covid-19, nothing has been the same and we’ve all been required to adapt.

So how have we planned to adapt the Pursue Your Passion Conference to meet the needs of your busy lifestyle and deliver a virtual option that delivers incredible value?

We’re glad you asked! We’ve gone above and beyond to provide more than a conference. We wanted to give you the chance to watch, connect and learn at your own pace. With your ticket, here’s what’s included:

  1. All-Access to a Professional Content Library & Resources for One Year! (November 6, 2020 – November 6, 2021) 35+ professional speakers have developed video content and resources for you! You’ll have the opportunity to access this content library at your own pace over the next year. Our app will open on Friday, November 6th for you to start getting comfortable with the technology!

 

  1. Opportunity to Join LIVE Discussions with selected speakers Prior to Conference Day. (November 9-10, 2020, time TBD) These LIVE Discussions are included with your ticket, but optional to attend. We know that some ticket holders want to have the opportunity to connect with other attendees LIVE as well as the opportunity to learn intimately from some of our speakers. Our team believes that the value of connection is important, and we’ve asked 6 of the speakers from the content library to host LIVE Discussions on the Monday and Tuesday of the conference week. We will be holding 3 LIVE Discussions on Monday the 9th and 3 LIVE discussions on Tuesday the 10th. You are welcome to join as few or all of them as your schedule allows. Exact times and featured speakers for LIVE Discussions coming soon!
  1. The Conference Kickoff – Connect + Conquer (November 11, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST).  The Connect + Conquer Conference Kickoff is an opportunity for you to get comfortable with the virtual tools we are using, learn from some local experts on how they have adapted, and for attendees to meet one another and share their journey. The objective of this virtual gathering is for you to connect with an accountability partner that is experiencing a similar struggle or challenge. Many of us are struggling with the isolation of our “new normal” and we are excited about adding accountability partners to help support you throughout the rest of the conference and possibly beyond. Join us as we celebrate you and your dedication to growing as a business professional in a year where you’ve been forced to adapt and overcome. Connect + Conquer is sponsored by Cox.
  1. CONFERENCE DAY (November 12, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Have you been to a virtual event that you’ve really loved? If you haven’t, allow us to show you what that looks like. With engagement, networking, games and powerful speakers, we aim to inspire and challenge you to be the best version of yourself. Enjoy optional early morning mindfulness with meditation and yoga before the day starts from 5:45 – 8:00 a.m. Then prepare for our full day powerful line-up of speakers, engagement, and learning. Plus, HOT SEAT! Tell us the business challenges you are facing and let’s put that question in the Hot Seat for our Keynote Speaker Vasavi Kumar to discuss!
  1. ACCESS TO ALL RECORDINGS AND CONTENT FOR A FULL YEAR! That’s right! Can’t make the Live Discussion? Can’t make it to conference day? ALL the events and recordings will be accessible to ticket holders for a whole YEAR.
  1. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. We have so many more activities and benefits for our attendees to help you Adapt & Overcome including a Midday Dance Party, an interactive Photo Booth, PWGC membership testimonials, an online auction, a virtual swag bag, fun business lounges, an engaging app for you to interact with other attendees, as well as an interactive networking space for as close to in-person networking that we can deliver in a virtual event. And so much more! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Crush the last 60 days of 2020 and ADAPT & OVERCOME! Thank you for supporting a good cause! The mission of Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is to promote, advance, and improve women in business and your ticket helps us further our mission. You are helping us help so many women be stronger!

FULL CONFERENCE WEEK AGENDA:

Eighth Annual Pursue Your Passion Agenda | Week of November 9-12

LIVE Discussions

November 9, 2020

Conference App Opens at 5:00 a.m. CST. LIVE Discussions are accessible to all attendees and access pre-recorded content within the conference app. **All Sessions will be recorded for viewing for up to 1-year post-event within the Conference App.

LIVE Discussion | Step Into Your Power

November 9, 2020

You’ve dreamed of becoming your own boss, playing a pivotal leadership role on a team, or getting that raise you deserve. This topic discussion focuses on confidence, leadership, and stepping into your own power position!

LIVE Discussion | Work-Life Blend

November 9, 2020

Whether you are a mom, a student searching for a career calling or a new graduate looking for the perfect job, your journey will likely include challenges with work-life balance. This topic discussion encourages you to give yourself grace and focus on physical, mental, spiritual and financial health to achieve a balanced work-life blend.

LIVE Discussion | Network = Net Worth

November 9, 2020

Business value is often defined by how deep and wide your network is. Network marketing is a business model that relies on person-to-person sales. This topic discussion covers the best practices to build relationships, how to effectively speak in a way that helps you close deals and pitch your idea at that next big meeting.

LIVE Discussions

November 10, 2020

LIVE Discussions are accessible to all attendees and access pre-recorded content within the conference app. **All Sessions will be recorded for viewing for up to 1-year post-event within the Conference App.

LIVE Discussion | Perfect the Pivot

November 10, 2020

It’s not just the pandemic that is forcing us to make major pivots in our business and life plans. In this topic discussion, we’re covering other pivotal shifts such as technology, mindset, and business trends to help you conquer any challenges to come.

LIVE Discussion | Work Smarter, Not Harder

November 10, 2020

Have you ever thought to yourself, “There’s got to be a faster and better way to do this?” In this topic discussion, sharpen your tools inefficiency, processes, and communication in order to work smarter, not harder.

LIVE Discussion | Learn a New Skill

November 10, 2020

You’ve learned about trends, efficiency, work-life balance, and learn something new. In this topic discussion, discover how to take your knowledge to the drawing board and learn tactical skills from other business leaders!

Open Networking, Get Comfortable with the Technology

November 11, 2020

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Connect + Conquer Event

November 11, 2020

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Connect + Conquer Event. Think Meet & Greet, but more powerful. At the Connect + Conquer Ceremony, we invite all attendees to connect with at least 3-6 other attendees whom they do not already know and discuss where they are on the quest to conquer their next goal. We will have challenges, exercises, and networking time to help you discover your obstacles, how to face them, and what you need to do to conquer your next goal.

Platform Opens

November 12, 2020

5:45 a.m.

Morning Mindset Meditation sponsored by Empathic Practice

November 12, 2020

Morning Mindset Meditation sponsored by Empathic Practice

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

Mindfulnes Yoga sponsored by Empathic Practice

November 12, 2020

Mindfulnes Yoga sponsored by Empathic Practice

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Open Networking

November 12, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome

November 12, 2020

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Featured Speaker- Anna Hemmings

November 12, 2020

Featured Speaker- Anna Hemmings

9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Open Networking

November 12, 2020

10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Featured Speaker- Dr. Cheryl Kirby

November 12, 2020

Featured Speaker- Dr. Cheryl Kirby

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Membership Talks

November 12, 2020

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Midday Stretch & Shake it Out Sponsored by Pensacola Athletic Center

November 12, 2020

Midday Stretch & Shake it Out Sponsored by Pensacola Athletic Center

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Micro Talk – Michelle Salzman

November 12, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Lunch Party/Break

November 12, 2020

12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open Networking/Game Challenge

November 12, 2020

1:00 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.

Keynote Speaker – Vasavi Kumar

November 12, 2020

Keynote Speaker – Vasavi Kumar

1:25 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat Panel Discussion with all speakers

November 12, 2020

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Open Networking

November 12, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Monday, November 9

App Opens & LIVE Discussions
5:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 10

LIVE Discussions

Wednesday, November 11

Conference Kickoff!
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 12

Conference Day!
5:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

MAKE SURE YOU DON'T MISS OUT!