WILMA's Leadership Accelerator



Join WILMA for an afternoon of inspiration and leadership! WILMA’s annual Leadership Accelerator is Wilmington’s leadership and career development conference for women. The forum is attended by Wilmington’s top female executives, entrepreneurs, up-and-coming leaders and others intent on advancing their careers and footprint in our community. Connect with like-minded individuals and cultivate relationships at this half-day event.
 


THE AGENDA:

11:30 - 1:30 P.M. - Keynote Lunch with Sheri Lynch, co-host, The Bob & Sheri show. 

2:00 - 3:15 P.M. - Leadership Workshop - session 1

3:30 - 4:45 P.M. - Leadership Workshop - session 2


(Click "Seminars" above to see the workshop topics and speakers)

4:45 - 6:00 P.M. - ACCELERATOR After Hours!

 

To register, click the 'Buy Tickets' tab above.

 


 

Sheri Lynch

Sheri Lynch is an award-winning broadcaster, the author of two best-selling books, and holds a Masters Degree in Social Work. Sheri is also an intermediate-level tap dancer, a crazy cat/dog lady, and the mom of 2 or 6 or 9 kids, depending on who’s home for dinner. A Philadelphia native who was raised in northwestern Wyoming, Sheri is a bookworm, a pop culture fanatic, and an enthusiastic fan of aliens, Bigfoot, zombies, abandoned places, and goofy Americana. When she’s not tormenting Bob Lacey, you can usually find her dragging her husband to visit The World’s Largest Spatula or something equally riveting. 

Sheri is a co-host on Bob and Sheri Mornings show,  a syndicated U.S. radio program hosted by Bob Lacey and Sheri Lynch. Its flagship radio station is WLNK 107.9 "The Link" in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

The show is owned by Westwood One and runs live on over 53 nationwide affiliates, as well as worldwide in 177 countries and 150 ships at sea through the American Forces Network, from 6 to 10 AM.

You can listen to the show in Wilmington on WGNI, 102.7 FM.

Bob Lacey and Sheri Lynch have co-hosted the show since 1992.

A special message from Sheri, " My career began in Wilmington at WECT-TV. I loved this community, loved working with an incredible team at that station. It truly was the best springboard I can imagine and set my entire life in motion. To be on the air with WGNI has felt like coming home. I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to spend time with so many other professional women in New Hanover County - I’m honestly pinching myself at the way things have turned out."  – Sheri Lynch (The Bob & Sheri Show)
 

Stefanie Adams

Training and Development Manager, CastleBranch


Stefanie Adams is a 2016-2017 graduate of the WILMA Leadership Institute and serves on the Women to Watch Advisory Board.  At Castlebranch, in her role as Training and Development Manager, she supports organizational culture and increased productivity; she oversees the development and growth of almost 400 employees.  Stefanie is passionate about education; she has worked in public schools, facilitated whole school reform as a consultant with Johns Hopkins University, and she was recently elected to serve on the New Hanover County Board of Education.  She believes all things are possible through collaboration, and all people have greatness within them; however, it is our job as leaders to inspire and identify motivators to help bring it out.  Stefanie is a wife, boymom, lover of music, sports, and anything chocolate. 


Jenna Curry

Owner & Digital Marketing Strategist, Remedy Digital Agency, LLC


Jenna Curry is the Owner and Lead Digital Strategist at Remedy Digital Agency that services a roster of International clients. Winner of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Jenna is well known for her ability to create online sales funnels that CONVERT. She works with service-based businesses and e-commerce stores. Using the power of targeted content, landing pages, Facebook’s advertising platform, email sequences, and a suite of digital tools, Jenna focuses on driving ROI for business.
 
A sought after professional educator, Jenna has presented on digital marketing strategies to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Quality Enhancement of Nonprofit Organizations, The Digital Media and Technology Group, Cape Fear Women in Tech, Commercial Real Estate Women, WordCamp Wilmington in addition to hosting her own training events.
 
In 2009, Jenna co-founded the Port City Young Professionals, a networking group serving young professionals in Wilmington through monthly networking socials, professional development, and community service. What started as a passion project turned into over 2,700 members and a business made possible through Jenna’s addition of a mobile app, digital marketing channels, sponsors, and community partnerships.
 
A co-owner of Wilmington Today, Jenna leads the digital strategy for the 36-year-old print and digital visitor’s guidebook. She oversees their website and social media channels that promote local businesses, tourism, and attract new residents to the area.
 
Jenna’s serves on the marketing committee for United Way of the Cape Fear,  and a former Board Member of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and UNCW Alumni Association.


Natasha Davis

Director of UNCW’s Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO)


Natasha Davis is the Director of University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO), housed in the Office of Community Engagement. Natasha draws on her 16 years of finance and management experience to help strengthen our region’s nonprofit sector. She earned her BS in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with an information systems concentration and her master’s in public administration from UNCW, with a nonprofit management concentration. Natasha has experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in the roles of staff member, board member, funder and consultant. Davis was also a 2015 WILMA’s Women to Watch Awards winner in the nonprofit category.

 


Regina Fisher

Business Broker, The Bristol Group


Regina is a Business Broker with the Bristol Group Business Brokers. She helps business owners sell their business.
 
Before joining the Bristol Group, Regina worked over a decade in the financial technology industry developing strategic partnerships on C-level, creating joint product strategies and negotiating contracts. She worked with global organizations such as Mastercard, J.P. Morgan and First Data, and has closed deals in the USA, in many European countries, as well as in Brazil, India, Australia and Nigeria.
 
When selling a business or creating a partnership, it is crucial to lead through the detailed negotiations without negatively impacting the original good intentions, and ensuring to get the best deal. Over the years Regina has refined her negotiation skills, taking numerous trainings and done a lot of research. 
 
Regina is also a lecturer for International Business at the Cameron School of Business, UNCW.
 
When you speak with Regina, you will notice a slight German accent, a reminiscent of her childhood in Vienna, Austria. She graduated from the Technical University of Vienna with a master’s degree in Business Informatics and speaks four languages. She is now based in Wilmington, N.C.
 
Regina’s style is straight forward and deliberate, and she sets the pace with her contagious enthusiasm.


Kristy Hubard

Chief Strategy Officer, New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Kristy Hubard is Chief Strategy Officer for NHRMC. In this role, which she began in October 2016, she oversees Community Relations and Government Affairs, Enterprise Analytics, Marketing and Public Affairs, and Planning and Business Development departments and has the great fortune of overseeing a highly credible and respected division that supports NHRMC’s mission of Leading Our Community to Outstanding Health daily. Prior roles involved leading the specific planning and decision support functions within NHRMC. Kristy began her career at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in 1999 as the Administrative Resident and has had the privilege of contributing to its significant growth and success ever since. She has directly led or supported the development of five organization-wide strategic plans, two of which have involved extensive master facility plans to continue to meet this region’s health and wellness needs. Kristy holds a Masters in Health Administration from the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health, and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
 

Tracey Jackson

Owner/Certified Personal Resilience Practitioner, u-nex-o!


Tracey Jackson is the Owner/Business Consultant of Certified Personal Resilience Practitioner, u-nex-o! and serves on several boards of directors in the area. Tracey’s corporate career afforded her the opportunity to work in several different industries from not-for-profits to big-box retail, to a museum, to health care, to city government and pharmaceutical. Tracey ended her corporate career after working with Verizon for 12 years. She currently serves as the chair of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s African American Business Council and as a chamber board member. She is a member of the Wilmington chapter of WIN (Women In Networking) and a board member of WARM (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry) board member. She attends New Beginning Christian Church, where she oversees the Entrepreneurs Group and acts as the church’s business consultant and Change Effectiveness Leader. Tracey grew up in Leland and graduated from North Brunswick High School. Moving to Charlotte, she attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. u-nex-o!, unity excellence operationalized, was birthed out of Tracey’s desire to share the sustainable systems (frameworks) she deployed while in corporate America to repeatedly build high-performance teams and maintain continuous growth.


Linda Stinson

Owner/Partner, RLS Focused Solutions


Linda Stinson is an Owner/Partner in RLS Focused Solutions, a business coaching firm established in 2003. She has successfully completed programs in individual and organizational development and is part of continuing educational programs in those areas.
Linda has worked with for-profit and nonprofit organizations throughout the Carolinas in planning and business development and has conducted presentations at annual conferences/meetings for various organizations and associations. She has been a speaker at business forums and those presentations have included programs for the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, The Carolinas Center and the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina.  Linda has also presented programs for the Small Business Centers at Brunswick Community College and Southeastern Community College.  
Linda is a graduate of Leadership Wilmington and has served on the board of directors of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, acting as chairperson for two years, and the board of directors of DREAMS.
Linda’s past experience includes 10 years with Ted Bates & Company, an international advertising and marketing firm, and 15 years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry serving individuals, groups of varying sizes and corporate clientele.
 
Tickets Price
2019 WILMA'S Leadership Accelerator
Leadership Accelerator: Individual seat - includes lunch ticket, 2 leadership workshops & after hours
$120.00
2019 WILMA'S Leadership Accelerator
Leadership Accelerator - Table of 10 - includes 10 lunch seats and 10 individual workshops & After hours
$900.00
2019 WILMA'S Leadership Accelerator
Individual seat - Includes Keynote lunch only
$45.00
2019 WILMA'S Leadership Accelerator
Table of 10 - includes 10 seats for the Keynote lunch only
$450.00
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Event Discussion

Seminars

Seminar
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Get On Board - Nonprofit Board Training

Joining a board is an important step in developing leadership skills. Women to Watch has partnered with UNCW's QENO to train potential board members and match them with board and volunteer opportunities based on their experience and interests. Learn the responsibilities and find out how you can give back to our community in this one-hour training.


Presented by: 
Natasha Davis, Director, UNCW's QENO
Tracey Jackson, Owner, u-nex-o! and Chair of Wilmington Chamber’s African American Business Council

Negotiation Mastery


Negotiation is not just bargaining for a good carpet price at the Bazaar in Marrakesh. Negotiation is every conversation with a purpose. But how do we get our counterpart to accept our position?
In this workshop, you will walk away with useful tools to prepare and handle any negotiation whether it is for a large business transaction or to get your son to stop leaving his sneakers in the middle of the living room.




 
  • Preparation
  • ZOPA & BATNA & Anchors
  • Creating Value
  • Managing the Process
  • Empathy and Calibrated Questions 
  • Pitfalls and success factors
  • Finding the Guts

Presented by:
Regina Fisher, Business Broker, The Bristol Group

Social Media Do's & Don'ts

In this interactive workshop, you will learn the latest trends, hacks and keys to Social Media success. You will get a better understanding of the Social Media Landscape, how to get started and set goals as well as Social Media Etiquette. You’ll walk away from this session with specific tools to make social media “connect” with you and your business.


Presented by:
Jenna Curry, Owner & Lead Digital Strategist, Remedy Digital Agency
 

Motivating Matters


What are some of the ways to lead, inspire and motivate your teams to reach the next level? If you’re not currently heading up a team, are there ways to get those around you to work more effectively together? Join a panel of women from varying viewpoints about what it means to motivate groups and why the ability to do so is an important skill for any leader.


Presented by:
Stefanie Adams, Training and Development Manager, CastleBranch, Kristy Hubard, Chief Strategy Officer, NHRMC and Linda Stinson, Owner/Partner RLS Focused Solutions
 
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Get On Board - Nonprofit Board Training

Joining a board is an important step in developing leadership skills. Women to Watch has partnered with UNCW's QENO to train potential board members and match them with board and volunteer opportunities based on their experience and interests. Learn the responsibilities and find out how you can give back to our community in this one-hour training.


Presented by: 
Natasha Davis, Director, UNCW's QENO
Tracey Jackson, Owner, u-nex-o! and Chair of Wilmington Chamber’s African American Business Council
 

Negotiation Mastery


Negotiation is not just bargaining for a good carpet price at the Bazaar in Marrakesh. Negotiation is every conversation with a purpose. But how do we get our counterpart to accept our position?
In this workshop, you will walk away with useful tools to prepare and handle any negotiation whether it is for a large business transaction or to get your son to stop leaving his sneakers in the middle of the living room.




 
  • Preparation
  • ZOPA & BATNA & Anchors
  • Creating Value
  • Managing the Process
  • Empathy and Calibrated Questions 
  • Pitfalls and success factors
  • Finding the Guts

Presented by:
Regina Fisher, Business Broker, The Bristol Group

Social Media Do's & Don'ts

In this interactive workshop, you will learn the latest trends, hacks and keys to Social Media success. You will get a better understanding about the Social Media Landscape, how to get started and set goals as well as Social Media etiquette. You’ll walk away from this session with specific tools to make social media “connect” with you and your business.

Presented by:
Jenna Curry, Owner & Lead Digital Strategist, Remedy Digital Agency
 

Motivating Matters


What are some of the ways to lead, inspire and motivate your teams to reach the next level? If you’re not currently heading up a team, are there ways to get those around you to work more effectively together? Join a panel of women from varying viewpoints about what it means to motivate groups and why the ability to do so is an important skill for any leader.

Presented by:
Stefanie Adams, Training and Development Manager, CastleBranch, Kristy Hubard, Chief Strategy Officer, NHRMC and Linda Stinson, Owner/Partner RLS Focused Solutions
 
WHEN

Thursday Jul 18, 2019

11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

WHERE

Wilmington Convention Center

515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401