Focus Empowers
    Mobile Convention Center
  • DATE
    March 28, 2022
  • TIME
    7:30AM to 3:30PM (Full Schedule Below)
  • Registration Opens


  • Munch & Mingle

     7:30 – 8:30 in Vendor Area

  • Welcome

    Welcome Celebration in the Vendor Area


  • The State of Women in Alabama (And What You Can Do About It)

    Panel Discussion –  Moderated by Jenny Arras – Panelists: Mallory Hagan, Moshae Donald, & Jennifer Wright
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  • Parenting Kids with Anxiety

    Presented by Afiya Hooker & Jo Anna Johnson with Ying Yang Wellness Center
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  • Creative Social Media Strategies: Telling Your Story

    Presented by Lillian Roth Brand and Anna Beth Standeffer from KC Projects
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  • I’m a Flim-Flam Sham

    Presented by Dr. Doretha Walker | Activist, Educator, and Business Coach
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  • – Concludes Session One –

  • Munch & Mingle

     9:50 – 10:25 in Vendor Area

  • 40 Over 40 Panel Discussion

    Panel Discussion –  Moderated by Kelly Finley – Panelists: Adrienne D. Jones & Dr. Leida Javier-Ferrell
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    Hear dynamic women from our inaugural 40/40 honorees speak on leveling-up and staying grounded

  • The Art & Science of Celebrating Yourself

    Presented by Amy Yip, Life Transformation Coach
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  • Wearing the Right Mindset

    Presented by Cicone Prince | Speaker, Author, & Coach
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  • I’m a Flim-Flam Sham

    Presented by Dr. Doretha Walker | Activist, Educator, and Business Coach
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  • – Concludes Session Two –

  • Transition to the Ballroom


  • Lunch Served


  • Welcome

    Welcome & Keynote Opener

     12:00 – 12:30

    Keynote Opener: Ophelia Nichols aka “Mama Tot”

    Mobile’s own Tik Tok sensation spreads positivity, love, & support across the globe with over 5 million followers known as “Tater Tots” on the platform.
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     12:30 – 1:30

    Nadia Bolz-Weber

    New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber has been called “a pastor for America’s outsiders” (BBC). From her roots as a hard-drinking standup comic to an ordained Lutheran pastor, Bolz-Weber’s gospel is not just for spiritual seekers. Her message of radical love and acceptance empowers everyone. Bolz-Weber explores friendship and community; life purpose and activism; self-care; and leadership. She makes the deeply felt argument that honesty and human connection are key to creating and sustaining a community.

    Bolz-Weber offers life-changing advice in her video series “Have a Little Faith”, from the “MAKERS: Women Who Make America” documentary series. With titles like “Forgive Assholes,” “Separating Self from Selfie,” and “No One Has It All,” her take remains consistently frank, funny, and irreverent.

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    Speaker and Prizes

     1:30 – 1:45

  • – Concludes Ballroom Activities –

  • Munch & Mingle

     1:45 – 2:30 in Vendor Area

  • Shake Hands

    Guided Networking

     2:00 – 2:30 (Optional)

  • Keynote Book Signing in Vendor Area

     2:30 – 3:00 in Vendor Area

  • How’d They Do That?!

    Panel Discussion – Panelist: Dr. Sondia J. Christian, Beth Morrissette, Dr. Lakesha Brackins, & Maggie Lacey
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    Hear from a compelling panel of remarkable business owners and professionals who will share personal experiences and opportunities for growth in their fields.

  • Holding Space for Hope

    Presented by Tarah Keech, Tarah Keech Coaching
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  • Yin Yoga

    with Alison Herlihy from Kindred Yoga
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  • – Concludes Session Three –

  • Cocktail Party (Speakers & Sponsors Only)


  • 2017 Focus Women's Conference

    2017 Conference

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