2010 Press Release
Miami Beach Women’s Conference – March 26-27, 2010
Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, the Miami Beach Commission for Women and Women’s Exhibit are producing the second annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference.
The first conference drew more than 700 women. More than 1,000 women are expected this year. Partners include the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council, The Miami Dade Commission for Women, The Miami Beach Convention Center and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
The 2010 Conference will begin at City Hall with a continental breakfast and the Mayor’s Panel on “Women in Politics / Women Leaders” in the Commission Chambers from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., featuring an all-star lineup of elected female officials.
That is followed by a catered lunch in the beautiful Miami Beach Botanical Garden, featuring top female chefs.
From 2-6 p.m., the conference moves to the Convention Center. Renowned women’s history author and expert Doris Weatherford is the keynote speaker, leading into a panel on 2010 Woman in History Honoree Barbara Baer Capitman – the visionary most responsible for saving Miami Beach’s Art Deco district. Other guest speakers will address issues of interest to women, such as career & finance, health & wellness, media and women in the arts.
At 6:30 p.m. in the Botanical Garden, the Miami Beach Commission for Women honors Miami Beach’s 2010 “Women Worth Knowing”, which this year includes Margarita Cepeda-Leonardo, Laura Jamieson, Elizabeth Schwartz and Dona Zemo.
On Saturday March 27, a Woman’s Expo features local businesses, women’s organizations, interactive arts exhibit, psychics, live performances, speakers and a teen forum at the Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The conference on March 26 is free and open to the public. Lunch in the Garden is $25. There is a nominal charge of $5 for the Women’s Expo on March 27 (under 18 is still free). For more information about the conference: http://womensexhibit.com