Women's Exhibit

Empowering Ourselves! Empowering Others!

2010 EXPO!




Shop Our Expo of Women’s Businesses & Organizations!


Over 60 vendors offer a wide variety of things to purchase from at the Miami Beach’s first Women’s Expo.  Get a hairstyle consultation from Vidal Sassoon or financial advice from Merrill Lynch. Learn email marketing from Constant Contact or Book a Spa Package at The Standard or The Palms Spa.  Book a cruise, a chiropractic adjustment or a weekend getaway at a famous Ocean Drive resort.  Buy vintage art-to-wear for yourself or an outfit for your dog! Or learn visit our non-profit organizations for women and learn how you can help empower other women in our community.  It’s the best $5 you could spend — there are raffle prizes and a stage with live entertainment — and you are contributing to the empowerment of women in our community while you shop!


Student Ensemble at 11:00 am – Second Fl Hall B

Click HERE for a list of EXPO VENDORS  

Second Floor – Rooms B 214-215-216-217-218 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Only $5.00 Admission To Support Women in our Community

Free to 18 & Under – Bring Your Student ID

Valet Parking at Hall B or Convention Center Open Self Parking: $15

New City Hall Parking Lot $1.00 Per Hour

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Link HERE  for a preview of some of our community’s amazing women artists.

Also Featuring Miami Beach Senior High Art Students Poster Contest Theme:  “Women In History”
Sponsored by: Best Buy Room B 211 – B212

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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A Full Day of Guest Speakers on a variety of topics from Health, Art, Beauty, Education, Dating, Social Networking, Safety.  Topic range from a Teenage Author to a Representative from The White House Project.

GUEST SPEAKERS 11:00 – 11:45 AM



Dr. Leslie Baumann, Dermatologist

Author of “The Skin Type Solution” and more

CEO Baumann Cosmetic Research Institute

Dr. Leslie Baumann is an internationally renowned board certified dermatologist and author of the New York Times bestselling book The Skin Type Solution.   She was a professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami for 12 years and founded the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute, the first academic center of its kind in the US.  Dr. Baumann has been involved in notable research trials in cosmetic medicine, including Botox, Dysport, Sculptra and Juvederm.   She is the CEO of Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute, a full-service research, educational and medical services facility located in Miami Beach. Room B114  11 – 11:45 AM



Stallion Performance Marketing

Sponsored by Miami Go Miami Card

Miami’s ONLY attraction pass www.gomiamicard.com

11:00 – 11:45 AM Room B115


Hearts Desire International, LLC

Surrendered Wife  Gladys Diaz, a blissfully-married mother of two, is an educator, trainer, public speaker, and coach with over a decade of experience providing professional development and coaching in education, leadership, team development, goal-setting, and building effective personal and professional relationships.  She is co-owner of Hearts’ Desire International, LCC, a company committed to creating a new paradigm in communication and relationships between men and women.

Surrendered Single Michelle Oliva, is the mother of two and a Certified Corporate Trainer, Certified Professional Coach and Seminar Leader.  She has over 15 years of experience designing and facilitating seminars on leadership, communication, leadership, team building, and interpersonal relationships. As co-owner of Heart’s Desire International, LLC and Innovative Solutions Consulting, LLC Michelle provides large group seminars, one-on-one coaching, and small group coaching sessions to single and married men and women who are committed to transforming their intimate relationships with the opposite sex and creating extraordinary relationships. Room B 117 11:00 – 11:45 AM

GUEST SPEAKERS 12:00  – 12:45 PM


Dr. Eva Caroline Ritvo, Psychiatrist

University of Miami School of Psychiatry

Author of “The Beauty Prescription”

Dr. Eva Ritvo has an understanding of the importance between self-esteem, outer beauty and overall health. Her quest is to communicate a holistic approach to redefine beauty. She is an Associate Professor and Vice Chairman at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center.   Room B114 12-12:45

“ADD WOMEN, CHANGE POLITICS” -The White House Project

Kimberly Michem-Rasmussen Southern Region Director of Development

The White House Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency—by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women. This session is actively seeking women who bring new resources and different experiences to political leadership. The training will focus on 1) garnering new skills to build your political power, 2) learning to navigate the unique barriers and opportunities women face, and 3) building your network for power and resources.  Whether you are a hardcore political player or a woman who may not yet be involved in politics, now is the time to think seriously about running for office, or to become more prominently involved as a civic leader! The White House Project works with progressive women of all political persuasions who are committed to ensuring women’s economic security, their safety, and their access to the full range of health options Room B 116 12:00 – 12:45 PM


Author and Speaker Charlotte Libov

Charlotte Libov is a popular speaker on Women’s  Health issues and a women’s health advocate.  She is founder of National Woman’s Heart Health Day and author of “The Women’s Heart Book – A Complete Guide to Keeping Your Heart Healthy”, “Beat the Risk Factors”, “Migraines: 50 Essential Things To Do” and “50 Essential Things To Do When Your Doctors Says It’s  Heart Disease” among others.  A veteran journalist, Charlotte turned to health writing after undergoing open heart surgery for her own life-threatening heart problem.  Now an award-winning medical writer, Charlotte has written and co-authored several books and speaks on women and heart disease to businesses,  hospitals, universities and national organizations and is a frequent guest on radio and talk shows. Sponsored by Women’s Exhibit Room B -115 12:00 – 12:45 PM



Why Can’t a Woman be more like a Man?

Dr. Lamas Mt Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Lamas is Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.  He received his B.A. in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College and his M.D. with honors (AOA) from New York University.  He completed his Internship and Residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he later served as Assistant Professor of Medicine.  Dr. Lamas relocated to South Florida in 1993, when he became Chief of Cardiology at Mount Sinai and later served as the hospital’s Director of Cardiovascular Research and Academic Affairs.  From June of 2008  until January 2009, he was Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital/ VAMC/University of Miami, Director of the U.M. Hospital Coronary Care Unit, and Interim Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs at the U.M. Miller School of Medicine Division of Cardiology.  Dr. Lamas returned to Mount Sinai in January 2009 as Chief of the Division of Cardiology.  His interests include the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.  During the last decade, he has enrolled thousands of patients in more than a dozen U.S. and international trials in order to improve cardiac care and prevent death and disability from heart disease.  He served as Chairman of the Mode Selection Trial in Sinus Node Dysfunction (MOST), a trial that revolutionized cardiac pacemakers.  He presently serves as Co-Chairman for the Occluded Artery Trial (OAT), and Study Chair for the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT), a $30 million trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.  He has authored over 300 scientific publications, and maintains an active clinical practice in Miami Beach and Key Biscayne. Doctor will provide free blood pressure screenings to the audience and allow them to ask the doctor questions for the last 30 minutes.  Sponsored by Mt Sinai Medical Center Room B 114 1:00 – 1:45 PM

After 2 PM free blood pressure screenings will be available in the lobby outside the Expo on the Second Floor



Sabrina Cohen Stem Cell Research Foundation

WedMD 2009 “American Health Hero”

Born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, Sabrina suffered a severe C3 – 5 spinal cord injury at the age of 14 from a car accident in 1992 and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Despite the daily challenges and fears, she found comfort in motivational speaking and graduated high school on time with the rest of her class after her time away to recover. In 1999, Sabrina graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Communications, double majoring in Advertising and Psychology. She holds a post-graduate degree in Copywriting from the Miami Ad School, and founded her own advertising company, SabCo Productions.  Room B 116 1:00 – 1:45 PM


A Fun-Packed Art Experience for Non-Artists of All Ages!

Stretch your imagination…challenge your creativity…and have an artist experience that will bring forward new coping skills as you unleash your latent artistic talents to resurrect the image of your first or last romantic crush.  Laugh and draw with renowned visionary artist Dena Stewart in a 50 minute hands on art session.  (Artistic Ability Not Only Not Required — But Also Not Expected) Sponsored by: Center for Folk & Community Art – Second Floor Room  B 213 1:00 – 1:45 PM



Hannah Imberman, Author of “Mimo Mania”

Hannah Imberman is a passionate advocate for the preservation of Miami Modern, a distinctive architectural style that was popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  In 2008, she co-wrote, designed and published her first book, “Mimo Mania.” She also co-created and leads an annual walking tour of MiMo homes and apartments in Bay Harbor Islands. Hannah is currently working with Friends of Marine Stadium to raise awareness of the campaign to restore and reopen the Miami Marine Stadium. She is “collecting” written memories from people who attended events at the stadium to be included in If Seats Could Talk, a book that will document the importance of this Miami Modern icon in the lives of South Florida residents. Hannah Imberman, a lifelong resident of Surfside, is a sophomore in the BEAM Magnet Program at North Miami Beach Senior High School. She has been a proud member of Girl Scouts for eleven years. Please send your Miami Marine Stadium memories to Hannah at memory to ifseatscouldtalk@gmail.com Room B 114 2:00 – 2:45 PM

Three fifteen minute sessions: 2:00, 2:15, and 2:45

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Designing Your Destiny:

How to Turn Possibilities into Realities.


CEO & Coach Lisa Marie Platsky

Author of “Designing Your Destiny”

In her dynamic and inspiring Opening, Keynote, and Workshop presentations, award-winning CEO Lisa Marie Platske reveals how “Upside Thinking” helps entrepreneurs, executives, and employees at all levels create the professional and personal lives they have always wanted.  Integrating ancient wisdom and philosophies, the latest research in leadership excellence and self-development, and her years of leadership experience in banking and federal law enforcement, she shows audiences how to Design Their Destiny – Discover Unlimited Possibilities and Turn them into Realities to Achieve the Extraordinary.  Room B115 2:00 – 2:45


Utilize and Grow Your Network!


Mary Muniz-Pellicer

Y.W.C.A. Greater Miami-Dade, Inc.

Your network is your “net worth”, especially if you are in transition and looking for your next job.  It’s no longer optional to just mail resumes, and hope you get called, you need to be pro-active, you need to network, and you need to be strategic.  Job seekers in the know; know that networking is important. And what better way to network than to use social networking websites. Use your contacts/network as strategy to help you become more marketable for professional development or for job opportunities.  It’s time to capitalize on your present network and attract champions to help you navigate, influence, introduce and connect with prospective decision makers. The business world has changed so much, and to survive and thrive in it, you must become your Best Public Relations person. Learn strategies to get you placed on the top of the resume pile!   Mary Muniz-Pellicer, MBA, PHR, is the Director of Human Resources at the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc., is a Certified Human Resources Professional with over 20 yrs of experience in all areas of Human Resources Management.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Staffing Management Association of South Florida as the Sponsorship Chair, also serves in the Human Resources Association of Broward County on the Diversity Committee, and is past Membership Chair for the Greater Miami Society for Human Resources Management, past HR Florida Conference Ambassador, and former Board member of the American Society for Training & Development.  Mary has also been an active member of the Doral Business Council for quite a few years, as well as the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, The Miami-Dade Wage Theft Task Force, and National Association of Professional Women. Moreover, Mary proudly serves as Board Secretary for the NMB Commission on Status of Women.  Room B 116 2:00 – 2:45 PM

S.A.F.E. 2:00 – 4:00 PM


Retired Miami Beach Police Officer Kelly Reid

Lt. Kelly Reid (retired) is a 23 year veteran of the Miami Beach Police Department.  Her most recent assignment of six years was the department’s Training Unit Commander.  Kelly has been certified as a police trainer in the State of Florida since 1991.  She is also a certified defensive tactics and defensive driving instructor, RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) instructor, National Self Defense Institute S.A.F.E instructor trainer, Be S.A.F.E.R. facilitator, among various other training certifications.  She has presented to academy recruits, in-service training classes, and community groups.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University and is currently seeking a Master’in Public Administration from Florida International University.   As shift commander, she was assigned to manage the Crime Prevention Unit.  During her career, she was also assigned to the narcotics unit and the police communications unit.   Just weeks after September 11, 2001, she accompanied the N.S.D.I. founder to the I.A.C.P. conference in Toronto to begin the international presentation of S.A.F.E.   Shortly after that, Be S.A.F.E.R was born in the wake of the tragedy.  Kelly believes in both programs strongly and is committed to promoting them for worldwide implementation.   On July 1, 2009, Kelly embarked on her encore career as N.S.D.I.’s Director of Special Projects.  Sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police Wm Nichols Lodge # 8 Room B 213  2:00 – 4;00 PM

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