February 16, 2019


University of San Diego - Hahn University Center


200 Tickets


Professional Speakers

The Lead and Empower Her Conference will bring together insights from a diverse range of females from the entertainment industries, military, and big business. The conference will feature keynote speakers who are experts in their industries, provide interactive workshops, and business networking with a question and answer session. The Empowerment Team was formed to inspire and empower you in leadership, entrepreneurship, education, and more. You do not want to miss this powerful and inspirational womens’ conference.

ABOUT THE EVENT / Come and learn, leave EMPOWERED


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Conference Schedule / dont forget it

Registration and Reception

Don’t forget to keep your tickets handy, either in the Eventbrite app or print them out and bring them with you after you have registered and paid.


Lynda Martin - Mistress of Ceremonies

Natalie Lusitana - National Anthem

Amanda Etter - USD Director of Military and Veteran's Programs

Dr. Justine Siegal & Dr. Julie Ducharme - Presentation of Lifetime achievement award

Location: IC Forum

Dr. Julie Ducharme

Kicking off the day of empowerment will be Dr. Julie Ducharme

"The Authentic You"

Location: IC Forum

Erin Weidemann

"The Gift of the Empowered Woman"

Location: IC Forum

Dr. Justine Siegal

1st Woman to Coach Pro Baseball

Location: IC Forum

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

"Get Gutsy"

Location: IC Forum



Location: IC Forum

Lunch Empowerment Panel

Sports Lunch Empowerment Panel

Location: IC Forum

Moderated by Emmy Award Winning Newscaster - Katy Temple

San Diego Rebellion Women's Football Team

San Diego Rebellion Women's Football Team Team Schedule

Panels and Workshops

Empowering Your Business

Moderated by Newscaster - Renee Kohn

Empowerment Panelists:

  • Bobbye Brooks

  • Toni Lee Adamson

  • Mary Jean Anderson

  • Julie Estrada

Location: IC Forum

Workshop: Empowered to Serve: The whys and hows of being empowered

Paul Frase

Location: UC103

Workshop: From Military to Entrepreneurship: A Path to Success

Travis Wilson

Location: UC107

Workshop: So You Want to Get Published?

Dr. Cheryl Lentz

Location: UC Room A

Panels and Workshops

Veteran Transition to Success Panel

Moderated by Lynda Martin


  • Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour

  • Melissa Washington

  • Dr. Karen Walker

  • Travis Wilson

Location: IC Forum

Workshop: The Secret to Creating Success That Lasts

Renee Kohn

Location: UC103

Workshop: Creating SAFE Places

Dr. Brent Scholar

Location: UC107


Workshop: Fung Shui For the New Year

Jillian Rothschild-Scholar

Location: UC103

Workshop: In the Pursuit of Confidence

Dr. Karen Walker

Location: UC Room A

Workshop: Empowering Your Skills to Look Good on Youtube and TV

Lynda Martin & Katy Temple

Location: UC107

Networking & Book Signings

testimonials / See What People Say About Us

Hear from one of our Veteran attendees

Event Speakers

VERNICE “FlyGirl” ARMOUR – Speaker

Keynote Speaker, Author, Executive Mentor

Dr. Julie Ducharme – Empowerment Team

President of Synergy Learning Institute and CEO of JD Consulting Solutions

Lynda Martin – Empowerment Team

Media Coach and Consultant

Renee Kohn, M.A. – Empowerment Team

Transformation Coach and Improv Comedian

Dr. Karen Walker – Lt. Colonel, USMCR – Empowerment Team

Organizational Psychologist, Executive Consultant, Author

Katy Temple – Empowerment Team

Media Coach and Consultant

Paul Frase

11 year NFL veteran

Mary Jean Anderson – Panelist

CEO of Anderson Plumbing, Heating, and Air

Dr. Cheryl Lentz – Workshop Speaker

Founder and CEO of The Lentz Institute, Author, Academic Entrepreneur

Dr. Justine Siegal PhD

1st Woman to Coach Pro Baseball

Travis Wilson-Speaker

Owner of Alpha Elite Performance and CEO of Time for a Hero

Bobbye and Tonilee – Panelist

Daily Disciples & Media 4 Women

Erin Weidemann – Panelist

CEO of Bible Belles, Author

Julie Estrada – Panelist

Head of Public Relations North America Merlin Entertainments Group

Jillian Rothschild-Scholar – Workshop

Feng Shui Master and Chinese Astrology Expert

Dr. Brent Scholar – Workshop

Leadership consultant, Professor ASU, Educational Committee Member

Melissa Washington – Panelist

Founder of Women Veterans Alliance

Natalie Lusitana

Singer, Actress, Performer

Meet our Sponsors

Event Price list / Get them before they're gone.

General Admission

Keynote Presentations
Panelist Discussions
Swag Bag
Meet and Greet

Military/Veteran Rate

Email for rate
Keynote Presentations
Panelist Discussions
Swag Bag
Meet and Greet
To receive your discount code for military/veteran pricing please Email Us with the subject line “military rate lead and empower her 2019″.

USD Student/Faculty/Staff

Keynote Presentations
Panelist Discussions
Swag Bag
Meet and Greet
*Must present student, faculty, and staff ID day of event

SDSU Student

Keynote Presentations
Panelist Discussions
Swag Bag
Meet and Greet
*Must present student ID at registration table day of event.

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Event FAQS / find your answers

If there is still space available, you can register and attend for the conference on the day of. However, we recommend registering early so you don't miss the opportunity to attend. We cannot be guarantee that tickets will be available the day of the event.
This event will not have vendors or exhibitions.
General Admission Pricing: $50.00 Military/Veteran Pricing:  Email for special rates

All tickets are non-refundable!

The Conference takes place February 16th, 2019 at University of San Diego.  The conference begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. The address of the conference is:
5998 Alcala Park
Building TBD
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: 619.206.6822
Sorry, no refunds will be issued.
No. Parking is Free.

Event Location

Location: University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Hahn University Center
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