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LAKE NORMAN CHAMBER - Diversity Council (2024 Women's Conference)

LAKE NORMAN CHAMBER - Diversity Council (2024 Women's Conference)

Thursday, May 16, 2024 (8:15 AM - 3:00 PM) (EDT)


Do not miss the 2024 Women's Conference presented by Atrium Health, curated by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Diversity Council.

Experience an empowering lineup of influential women sharing their success stories, alongside engaging team-building exercises, and networking opportunities.

For just $75 per person, enjoy a comprehensive program, complimentary beverages, a hosted bar, a delectable lunch, assorted snacks, a swag bag, and invaluable connections.

Elevate your professional development by attending with female colleagues, clients, family, and friends. Doors open at 8:15 am for coffee and networking, with the program running from 9 am to 3 pm. Open to all, including men, RSVP early to secure your spot as this event sells out fast! Reserve sponsorships, tables, or seats today to avoid disappointment.

Indulge in an all-day beverage station offering coffee, hot teas, iced tea, water, and soft drinks. For lunch, choose from oven-baked chicken breast, baked salmon, or a double veggie plate (excluding potatoes), with options available for dietary restrictions upon prior notice.

Cap off the day with a lively cocktail hour featuring beer and wine and stay tuned for announcements about our esteemed speakers!

Due to limited space, we encourage you to secure your seat in advance to guarantee your presence at the event.

Featured speakers include:


Lindsey Fisher, a distinguished leader in the wellness industry with over 15 years of experience, is dedicated to enhancing physical, mental, and emotional health through her innovative Mindpower Coaching programs, corporate workshops, and seminars. She is a certified personal trainer, nutritional consultant, Biomechanics Exercise Specialist, and Mindpower Coach. As a committed mother, wife, and friend, her work is deeply rooted in her Christian faith and the principles of integrity and empathy. Lindsey's expertise in holistic wellness, from Mindpower techniques to stress management, supports her mission to positively impact the lives of leaders in her community. Balancing her professional endeavors with a love for family, nature, and personal growth, Lindsey embodies a holistic approach to success and wellbeing.

Darlene was born and raised in Western New York, attending Daemen College for her Physical Therapy training. Darlene moved to Charlotte after graduation in 1997. She has been practicing in a variety of therapy environments with patients of all ages but has found her greatest passion in treating women and children. She has been working in the pelvic health arena since 2003, helping to start one of the first pelvic rehab programs in the Charlotte area. In 2019, Darlene left the corporate hospital world and started her own practice, Fundamental Physical Therapy. She finds great joy in helping her patients walk through the challenging and sometimes awkward process of getting relief from bowel and bladder issues as well as tackling the difficult, but critical steps to achieve enjoyable sexual function. Outside of work, Darlene and her husband Craig invest in the lives of their two daughters, guiding them to be initiative-taking for their own health and well-being and to achieve their dreams using the skills and talents that they have been given. In her spare time, Darlene can be found paddleboarding, reading, or hosting her friends for game night!

Cherese L. Spand has thrived in the financial services industry for over 20 years. She attended Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry NY. Her corporate and secular experience has grown into a Passion to educate her clients in the areas of insurance, tax-free retirement planning and asset protection. Having the background as a Cosmetology Educator coupled with strong managerial skills and training created a perfect storm. The collaboration of the two industries prompted Cherese to address a need that was lacking, Financial Literacy for Women and Women in business. Cherese’s unique skill set, and determination has set her apart in the Financial Services arena. Her focus is educating Women on the importance of having a solid financial blueprint. Cherese loves to stay active in her community. Currently a member of the LKN Chamber Diversity Council. A Board member of the North Meck Economic Mobility Collaborative. Member of Rotary International where she won Distinguished Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow award of the year for 2018-2019. And Chair of Legacy on the Westside Davidson. When she is not working, she loves spending time with family and friends and trips to the beach.

Terri Hansley is a devoted wife, loving mother, proud grandmother, cherished daughter, and loyal friend. She is The Owner Of Nexthome Hansley Realty right here in Huntersville, North Carolina. With a passion for empowering women, Terri is a captivating speaker who inspires audiences to embrace their inner strength and fulfill their potential. Drawing from her own life experiences, including navigating the challenges of balancing family responsibilities and pursuing her dreams, Terri delivers heartfelt messages of resilience, determination, and empowerment. Her engaging and relatable approach leaves a lasting impact, motivating women to confidently embrace their roles, pursue their passions, and live life to the fullest.

Amber Valentine is an expert in helping professionals lead themselves and others. After quickly rising to the top of an 11-billion-dollar company and checking all her own boxes of worldly success she found freedom in her own 300 POUND transformation story. She now takes her message of inside out change on the road teaching weight loss, emotional management, and Bad B mindfulness techniques with humor and vulnerability sharing the reality of what it takes to get to the top and love yourself through the journey. Her incredible rags to riches story covers her transformation in all stages from a homeless teen to a mom, executive, and entrepreneur, and highlights why it's okay to be your own biggest fan all along the way. As the CEO of Hotmess 2 Hotness, LLC she helps women transform internally, and externally through her weight loss challenges and mindfulness program. Again, bringing in her reigning message that anyone can make a decision today to make tomorrow better than yesterday.... especially in the right pair of heels...Yes GIRL

Deb Siler is a natural born organizer. In her prior career, she organized and streamlined multi-billion-dollar deals, Fortune 100/Global 500 corporations, and helmed complex transactions for Private Equity Firms. She has been called a "fixer" and an "efficiency expert". Deb has traded in the Private Equity firms for home transformations. She is a National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) trained organizer/stager with focus areas from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), Japan, Denmark, and Sweden. She is PMP Certified and holds a Residential Organizing Specialist Certificate from NAPO. Deb created Breathing Room to transform lives, one room at a time, so clients reclaim their time, peace, and space.

Thank you to all the amazing sponsors that work diligently to make this event happen. Gold Sponsors for this event include:





Price for this event will be $75 per registration. (Must chose a lunch option with registration to guarantee your meal)

This will include your seat reservation and your choice of Lunch:

Oven Baked Chicken Breast

Baked Salmon

Seasonal Vegetable Plate (no potatoes)

Also, please let us know ahead of time about any dietary restrictions. (gluten free, dairy or peanut allergies, etc.)

The Peninsula Club
19101 Peninsula Club Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031
Thursday, May 16, 2024 (8:15 AM - 3:00 PM) (EDT)
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