March 11th, 2023


Muze, 8990 Kirby Dr. Houston, Texas


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

8:00-8:30 Registration/Welcome

8:30-9:00 Synergy Learning Institute Intro (Dr. Ducharme and Dr. Karen Walker)

Civilian Speaker Lineup

9:00-9:15 – Dr. Julie Ducharme

9:15-9:30 – Shelby Jo Long

9:30-9:45 – Tia Cristy

9:45-10:00 – Cherie White

10:00-10:45 – Breakout Workshops

  • Ira Bowman
  • Jessica Brown
  • VR Small


Military Speaker Lineup

10:45-11:00 – Dr. Karen Walker

11:00 -11:15 – Jessica Brown

11:15 – 11:30 – Janae Sergio

11:30 – 11:45 – VR Small

11:45 – 12:00 LaVerne Toombs

12:00-12:15 – Wynta Milton

12:15-12:30 – Nicole D’ Ambrogi

12:30-1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 – Sandra Rae Chalfant

1:15 – 1:30 – Candice Montgomery

1:30 – 2:30 – Breakout Workshops

  • Travis Johnson
  • Marcy Knox, J.D.
  • Heather Carson, J.D., Ph.D
  • Will Black


2:30 – 3:00 – Networking

Event Speakers

Lynda Martin – EMCEE and Speaker

Media Coach, Consultant, Realtor

VR Small

Founder/CEO , Veteran Women's Enterprise Center

Heather Carson, J.D., Ph.D

Attorney & Counselor

LaVerne Toombs

VP of development for the American Heart Association

Cherie White

CEO and Founder of Steadfast Developments

Travis Johnson

Host of Podcast The Nonprofit Architect

Jessica Brown

Speaker & Confidence Coach

Sandra Rae Chalfant

Executive Assistant, Corporate America

Tia Cristy

Personality, Writer and Lifestyle Blogger

Ira Bowman

Bowman Digital Media Owner

Janae Sergio

Keynote Speaker, Philanthropist, Fashion Entrepreneur, Social Media Motivator and the Chief of Air Force Lodging

Candice Montgomery


Wynta Milton

Speaker, Author

Nicole D’Ambrogi

Speaker, Attorney, Veteran

Marcy Knox, J.D

Financial Advisor

Will Black

Director of Finance SAB

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General Admission


Keynote presentations

Empowerment Speakers

Mastermind groups

Swag Bag

Military/Veteran Admission


Keynote presentations

Empowerment Speakers

Mastermind groups

Swag Bag

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Muze Office

8990 Kirby Dr Ste 220, Houston, TX 77054

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9300 S Main Street, Houston, TX 77025 United States



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