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WithIt 2018 Annual Professional Conference for the Home and Furnishings Industries

      Members - $425

      Corporate Members - $325

      Guests - $575

      Students - $150




WithIt’s Professional Conference is known as the home and furnishings industry’s best forum for

professional development to build today’s leaders. Our affordable two-day program offers industry

professionals at all stages of their careers the opportunity to learn from top-notch speakers,

develop skills and network with industry peers.



"SheQ, Leading with Emotional Intelligence"

Jen Shirkani is a nationally recognized expert on emotional intelligence and a featured speaker at national and state conferences, universities, government agencies, and at business organizations around the world. She is the author of award nominated Ego vs EQ, a leader's guide to leveraging the power of emotional intelligence. She has spent over 25-years working with organizations from the Fortune 50 ($40B) to family-owned entities as a business consultant and executive coach. She holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and has devoted herself to improving leadership effectiveness and on making common sense more common.



 “Create Your Competitive Advantage”

Lynne Jensen-Nelson is back by popular demand to teach us that brand is about more than your logo and tag line. How you present yourself to the world and the level of customer engagement in your sales process are the key drivers in creating a competitive advantage. 




“Negotiating with Influence”

Tallia Deljou, president and founder of Mavenly + Co., will present an interactive keynote on Wednesday about using your skills to negotiate successfully.



"Elevate Your Presence: Stand Up and Stand Out When Speaking and Leading"

Dr. Kathryn Bingham partners with highly talented, highly motivated executives, entrepreneurs and professionals facing or seeking change to elevate leadership, increase impact, and achieve desired results in their careers. She will share her insights into how YOU can elevate your executive presence.


Arrive by 2pm on Monday for the complimentary

"City of Hope Women's Health and Wellness Workshop"


Dr. Laura Kruper, surgical oncologist and co-director of the Women's Breast Program at the City of Hope will give a special workshop highlighting wellness for women. This will be important information about health, diet, prevention and ongoing research that impacts you and every woman in your life.



Rising Leader Sponsor

You! Anyone doing business in the home and furnishings industry.



“Attending the WithIt Conference gave me the opportunity to not only meet amazing female leaders in the industry, but also it gave me more knowledge about leadership, communication, and networking.  WithIt reminded me that leadership is an inside job. We are going to learn tactics, but we also have to have presence and put ourselves out there in order to succeed as leaders. You can’t play basketball from the bleachers, you have to step on the court.  We should never be afraid to share ideas. Surround yourself with people who will support your ideas,

and always own who you are.”

Liz Tovar, Del Sol Furniture

"If you are in the home furnishings industry and not a member of WithIt, you are missing out on incredible opportunities, relationships and potential growth for your business.  Attending last years conference gave me a chance to strengthen the connections with members and meet more women in the industry.  I had not realized the diversity of our members!  The presentations and seminars were incredibly informative and I immediately implemented new strategies that I am still practicing today.  The conference gives you time to really get to know your fellow members and have some fun together; from sunrise yoga to a sunset cruise!"


Natalie Reddell, owner & designer


“I have found tremendous value in attending the WithIt Professional Conference. It enabled me to connect with women in leadership roles in the industry and strengthen relationships with my co-workers also in attendance. The event provided the opportunity to gain insights on challenges I face, as well as share my experience with others. The excellent line up of speakers not only inspired me to be a better leader, but also provided actionable takeaways I use daily. I would highly recommend the conference for women looking to build their careers.”


Marybeth Feeney, STORIS







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