Session 3 - I'm Not Bossy, I'm A Boss (Panel), Presented By Synovus Bank (WIBC Mentorship Spring Bootcamp, Presented by Lickstein Plastic Surgery)
Name:Session 3 - I'm Not Bossy, I'm A Boss (Panel), Presented By Synovus Bank (WIBC Mentorship Spring Bootcamp, Presented by Lickstein Plastic Surgery)
Date:May 11, 2021
Time:12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT
Why join? To grow personally and professionally for a female businessperson
The Women in Business Council is dedicated to offering education and networking opportunities for Women in Business. WIBC MentorshipBootcamp, Presented by Lickstein Plastic Surgery is an opportunity for women facing challenges affecting their career or business to grow personally and professionally. The three-month Bootcamp will offer one-on-one mentorship paired with a virtual classroom with a focus on Leadership. Upon the completion of the course, participants will have gained valuable knowledge and skills to advance their careers while building a network of personal and professional contacts.
May 11th - I'm Not Bossy, I'm A Boss (Panel) - confidence, competency and laser-focused success
Moderator: Alyson Seligman, speaker & blogger, @themodernsavvy A blogger, speaker and public relations consultant, Alyson Seligman is passionate about empowering women to live authentically into who they are meant to be, putting a face to invisible illness and providing strategic brand consulting to area nonprofits. She has worked in communications for nearly 20 years, and for the past decade has led two companies: a PR company, The SBS Agency, and a life, style and motivational blog, The Modern Savvy.
Alyson -- who has a rare neurological condition and was suddenly paralyzed 10 years ago unsure of her future – also now speaks to women and businesses across the country about overcoming adversity and obstacles, invisible illness in the workplace, and more. What could have been the most devastating moment of her life has become her most defining, utilizing her voice to educate and empower.
Panelists: Ava L. Parker, J.D., President, Palm Beach State College
Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker leads the County’s largest higher education institution with a strategic approach emphasizing innovation, student success, and business and community collaboration. Parker is the first female president in the history of the institution, which opened in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college. Under Parker’s leadership, the College is taking proactive, transformative measures to meet the evolving needs of our community and has recently added two new bachelor’s degree programs and established a cross-cultural equity institute with a vision to lead institutions worldwide in research, development, and implementation of culturally relevant practices to support successful outcomes for all students.
Parker is engaged in higher education policy issues as a member of the governing board for the American Association of Community Colleges and the advisory board for the Community College Research Center which is a part of the Teacher’s College of Columbia University. Her leadership extends beyond higher education. She serves on the board of directors of Orchid Island Capital as well as the Board of Professional Holding Corp., the financial holding company for Professional Bank. She is a member of the Florida Council of 100, the Women’s International Leadership Forum, Leadership Florida Board, South Florida’s Orange Bowl Committee and on the board of the Central Palm Beach Chamber.
Before joining Palm Beach State, Parker was executive vice president and chief operating officer at Florida Polytechnic University and served for more than a decade on the Florida Board of Governors of the State University System, the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees and general counsel at Edward Waters College.
Most recently, Parker was recognized as one of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders in Florida Trend’s 2020 Florida 500 issue and Palm Beach Illustrated has named her a returning member of the Palm Beach Top 100—a list of influential community and business leaders in Palm Beach County.
Lisa Collum, Owner of Top Score Writing, Inc., and Owner/Principal of Coastal Middle and High School Entrepreneur, educator and proud mom of four, Lisa Collum has dedicated her life to inspiring others. Through Top Score Writing and Coastal Middle/High School, she helps students at all levels master key writing skills. Lisa regularly presents at conferences and events on topics related to business development, work/life balance, overcoming obstacles, female empowerment and childhood education.
While working in a Title I school system, Lisa identified a need for better instruction. So, with $100 and almost no business experience, she founded and grew Top Score Writing into a million-dollar venture. Today the company specializes in writing-specific curriculum for grades 2-12. It is the one and only program specifically designed to prepare students for various state assessments. The curriculum has been adopted nationally by hundreds of public, private, and charter schools, as well as several homeschool organizations—positively impacting tens of thousands of students.
Lisa Collum holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Education. She purchased Coastal/Middle School in 2015 and turned it into a 501c3 nonprofit in 2019.
WIBC MentorshipBootcamp, Presented by Lickstein Plastic Surgery Upon the completion of the course, participants will have gained valuable knowledge and skills to advance their careers while building a network of personal and professional contacts.
To offer growth and support to a female businessperson. We will:
Identify career inhibitors in her life and work
Create a strategy to overcome the various career inhibitors
Help her develop leadership skills for advancing her career
Acquire concrete, technical, computer and presentation skills to either re-enter the workforce or build her business skills
Instill confidence and provide a business support network
Help her reach their fullest potential
WHO can participate?
Woman member (or future member) of the PBNCC must have at least 2 of the below:
Younger Woman/Young Professional beginning her career or business
WIBC Mission Statement To promote networking and education for professional women and women entrepreneurs while highlighting the women leaders in the community. WIBC Vision Statement The forum is dedicated to offering education and networking opportunities for women in business.