Oct 2, 2021


2212 East McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85006


Professional Speakers

ABOUT THE EVENT / Come and learn, leave EMPOWERED

Our group is nonprofit and proceeds to support women veterans transitioning out of the military and we provide a transition program called combat boots to heels for these women to take at no cost.

Proper precautions will be taken for the event the location, bathrooms, and facilities will be sanitized before the event, several spots with a hand sanitizer will be available and masks are available for anyone who needs them.

Lead and Empower Her “She Talks” brings together insights from a diverse range of females from the entertainment industries, military, education, and big business. She Talks is an empowering event full of powerful stories from speakers that will leave your cup full. You do not want to miss this powerful and inspirational event!

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Conference Schedule / dont forget it

8:00-9:00 am: Registration, Professional Headshots

9:00-9:30 am: Introductions

Dr. Ducharme – President of Synergy Learning Institute, Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Athlete

9:30-9:45 am: Dr. Karen Walker

Chair of Women’s Veteran Program (Synergy Learning Institute), Award-Winning Author, Screenwriter, & Veteran

9:45 – 10:00 am: Allison Stark

Founder and CEO of Moxie

Speaking Topic: The Importance of Friendship to Women’s Health and Personal Growth

10:00-10:15 am: Niurka Castaneda

10:15-10:45 am: Christine Van Loo

World-Renowned Aerialist and Olympic Female Athlete of the Year

11:00-12:00: Lunch

12:00-1:00 pm: Breakouts

Breakout Session 1: Creative Entrepreneurship – Niurka Castaneda
Breakout Session 2: From serving to Providing a Service – Michelle G-I
Breakout Session 3: Creating Your Goals and Making it Happen – Christine Van Loo

1:00-3:00 pm: Networking, Book Signing, and Show

Event Speakers

Dr. Julie Ducharme

President of Synergy Learning Institute and CEO of JD Consulting Solutions

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

Organizational Psychologist, Executive Consultant, Author

Niurka Castaneda

Founder and Owner of Amor Umbrella

Teresa Martin RN, MS, AMFT

Women’s Health and Hospice Nurse, Associate Therapist, and Author of poetry and prose

Michelle Gardner-Ince

Speaker, Consultant, Veteran

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General Admission


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Swag Bag

Military/Veteran Admission


Keynote presentations

Empowerment Speakers

Mastermind groups

Swag Bag

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