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WithIt Annual Professional Conference for the Home and Furnishings Industries


June 24-26, 2019The Westin • Alexandria, Virginia


    Monday, June 24, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  PreConference Workshop

VisionSPARK - Rosie Molinary       

**There is an additional $50 charge for this workshop


• Are you ready to really define your intentions and embrace your vision

• Would you like to claim how you most want to feel so you can choose actions that support your desire? 

• Would you like to build a foundation for the life you seek by gaining clarity, conviction and confidence in your vision?  

If moving forward with clear intention speaks to you, join us for visionSPARK where you'll articulate and capture your vision in an empowering way. You'll imagine the possibilities, gather inspiration, and then chart your vision all while receiving thoughtful support.  


Ultimately, you will leave visionSPARK with clarity about your current passions and priorities, an inspirational vision board to root you, a touchstone word to reinforce your commitment during the year, a gentle and personal call to action to guide you, and the motivation to manifest the life and business you imagine.
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  PreConference Workshop

Strengths Finders                        

**There is an additional $50 charge for this workshop

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  PreConference Workshop
    City of Hope Women’s Health and Wellness Workshop
    Sponsored by City of Hope - This workshop is free to all attendees
4:30 pm-5:00 pm
  WithIt Membership Meeting
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  Conference Opening Reception
7:30 pm
  Networking Dine-around Dinners

Join a group to network dine at one of the fantastic restaurants in Old Town Alexandria. Choose your group by the restaurant or the leader. Either way, it will be a memorable evening.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
7:00 am - 8:00 am
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast - A continental breakfast will be outside of the conference

meeting room.

8:30 am
  "Setting Your Followers on Fire!"
    Denise Ryan, Firestar Speaking

Our keynote session spotlights the traits great leaders possess and the common mistakes that leaders make and how to avoid them. Then we get to the juicy stuff – what really motivates people (let go of Maslow’s Hierarchy – we’ve got something better!). If you want to get more from your employees, if you want to raise morale (without raising pay), or if you just want to be a better leader, this keynote is for you.


9:45 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 am
  "We Need Women to be Wealthy"
    Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, The Fiscal Femme, author of “30-Day Money Cleanse”


Research shows that we all benefit when women are wealthy. On a personal level, we can negotiate harder to be paid fairly at work, take more risks in our careers, and leave people and jobs where we aren’t treated fairly. Women are agents of change in their families, communities, and countries, and women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. On a global scale, we’d see flourishing businesses, improved economies, and more solutions to the big problems we face. With that motivation in mind, Ashley will share three actionable steps to start building wealth.



11:15 am - 12:00 pm


12:00pm - 1:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  Professional Headshot Photography
1:30pm - 2:30pm
  Breakout Sessions
2:30pm - 2:45pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  Breakout Sessions
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  Rest and recharge break
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Networking Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  Disco After-Party
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
7:00 am - 8:30 am
  Breakfast -  A continental breakfast will be outside of the conference

meeting room.

8:30 am - 8:45 am
8:45 am - 9:25 am
  City of Hope
9:35 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:00 am
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

"Ignite Your Action Plan"

12:30 pm
  Closing and Evaluation











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