Women's Leadership Summit
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Goodwood Museum & Gardens
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Check in starts at 8:00 AM)
To coincide with Women's History Month, the TCC Leadership Institute and TCC Foundation are proud to co-host this half-day event specifically geared toward emerging and existing women in leadership.
The program will be a combination of presentations and group discussions that explore the qualities, characteristics and values that support women reaching their full potential in both their personal and professional lives.
We will hear stories from ordinary women who have accomplished extraordinary things in their everyday life, and give participants the opportunity to network with other women in our community.
Karen Moore, APR, CPRC
Founder & CEO, Moore Communications Group
Karen Moore is an acknowledged leader in the media relations, public relations, crisis communications and public affairs arena. Called by Henry Kissinger, "one tough lady," Karen is the CEO and Founder of Moore Communications Group. This innovative marketing communications firm, with offices in Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, Denver, and New Orleans, is one of the largest independently-owned PR firms in Florida, representing clients across the U.S. The firm was named by Inc. 5000 as one of the "Fastest Growing Companies in America" in 2011 and by Florida Trend magazine as one of "Florida's Best Companies to Work For" for the past five years.
Karen has published numerous articles and is a frequent public speaker, having addressed the "White House Summit on Women Entrepreneurs." She has conducted media training sessions for Fortune 500 companies, elected officials and the British Olympic Team. Recognition for her work has brought numerous national and regional honors including the Stanley Tait Professional Award for Service from the Florida Public Relations Association and Distinguished Leader Award by the National Association of Community Leaders.
Health & Wellness
Founder, Sweat Therapy Fitness
Struggling with her weight since middle school, Kim Bibeau has long considered herself a "professional dieter" after losing and regaining over 80 pounds more than 12 times. Following her own commitment to "do and be better," Kim began teaching fitness classes in the 90's and providing personal training at several fitness facilities in her hometown, Tallahassee, while working full time for the Florida Legislature. She is a certified ACE personal trainer, weight loss and nutrition coach, corrective exercise specialist, and holds certifications in a number of leading edge fitness concepts and training equipment.
In 2010, she decided she wanted to offer a more well-rounded approach to getting healthier and staying in shape. Kim opened Sweat Therapy Fitness Studio in Tallahassee's Midtown (and in 2014 Uptown) with husband Brian, a local attorney and fitness instructor. Sweat Therapy stands out as a full-service studio with customized programs. Through Sweat Therapy Fitness, the Bibeaus have worked diligently in the community to raise over 100K for a number of various organizations. Kim recently trained a Season 4 contestant for the hit ABC show "Extreme Makeover Weight Loss" which aired Summer 2014. She was selected to be an ambassador to the personal training and fitness industry as one of 10 global "ambassadors" representing the personal trainer's voice via PTontheNet industry blog, social media, and forum. Kim feels she is fortunate to be able to "live" her dream of helping people reach their health and weight loss goals.
Kimberly S. Dixon
Vice President, AMB Investment Advisors, LLC
Since 2004, Kimberly has served as a general securities and a registered investment advisor representative. She holds both the Series 7 and Series 66 designations. Her services include fee-based financial planning, risk management (life, disability, and long term care insurance), wealth accumulation and distribution strategies.
Kimberly began her career in 1996 as Director of Trade Promotion, United States Foreign Commercial Service stationed in Hanoi, Vietnam. She served as one of the earliest American government employees in country after normalization, working to support American business interests in the areas of trade and cultural counseling, business advocacy, and the establishment of Commercial Service programs. She later joined Loral Space & Communications as Manager of Global Marketing and Business Development supporting global satellite providers in London, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, New York, Mexico City, and Paris.
Michelle Lagos Ubben
Partner & COO, Sachs Media Group
Michelle Lagos Ubben is a partner and Chief Operating Officer of Sachs Media Group, with more than 30 years of senior-level government and private sector communications agency experience. She has a passion for creating campaigns that promote positive behavior change.
The work she directed to rebrand the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs earned the All-Florida Grand Golden Image Award for the top public relations campaign of the year in 2012. Under her leadership, Sachs Media Group earned national Bulldog Reporter awards for Best PR Agency of the Year of its Size, Best PR Agency for Non-Profit Communications, and one of Florida Trend's 100 Best Companies to Work For. She earned Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013 for long-form and short-form videos created as part of campaigns she conceived. In 2014 her work was honored with a national Gracie Award for a documentary program she produced about sexual abuse, and she was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle. In 2006 she was a finalist for the National Public Relations Executive of the Year and the winner of the 2008 Stevie Award, Women in Business category.
Laura Osteen, PhD
Director, FSU Center for Leadership & Social Change
Laura Osteen serves as the Director of the Florida State University's Center for Leadership and Social Change and teaches in the College of Education. She is the co-author of Cultivating Leader Identity and Capacity in Students from Diverse Backgrounds (ASHE, 2013) and co-editor of Developing Students Leadership Capacity (Jossey-Bass, 2012).