The 2nd Annual Women’s Conference on March 8, 2019, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Presented by the Women’s Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce


International Women’s Day

on March 8th, 2019

with the

Women’s Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

and the women of Broward County.

To All Attendees,

First I would like to extend my absolute gratitude for your involvement in “Excuse Me, That’s My Seat” 2019! What a fantastic event and it was all because of you that it was possible.

We are already planning “Excuse Me, That’s My Seat” 2020 and need your help. It takes less than 5 minutes of your time.

Please click on the link below to complete our very short survey, it would help us tremendously!

Again, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks. See you in 2020 at Excuse Me, That’s My Seat!

Thank you,
Maria Medina
Women’s Council Chair, 2019

Benefiting Women of Tomorrow

Excuse Me, That’s My Seat is proud to be benefiting the amazing organization of #WomenofTomorrow. The mission of Women of Tomorrow is to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through a unique groups mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities.



Women's Empowerment & International Women's Day

Speaker Emma Collum

empoWEred! Elevating Others to Elevate Ourselves
Founder of Women’s March Florida

Social Media & Branding

Speaker Suzzette Turnbull

Don’t Be #FakeNews! Building a Brand Authentically

Money Mindset

Speaker Shani Curry-St. Vil

5 Ways to Put More Power in Your Purse, brought to you in part by The Mortgage Chicks

Mentoring & Coaching Sessions

Julia Aquino-Serrano

SheDefined™ Your Life Your Way.

Overcoming Obstacles

Speaker Ginger Martin

Climb Your Mountain: Face Your Fears to Achieve New Heights

Inspirational Closing

Speaker Jo Englesson

The GAME of YES! How to Win Big in Life!


Live Art Painting by Nedaa Salameh and Veronica Venable

Dance Performances by Funk n’ Flow, the Feel Good Movement Space

Vocal Performances by Kaiya Ballard, Singer-songwriter student at New World School of the Arts

Thank you to artist Florencia Clement de Grandprey who provided a gorgeous backdrop of empowered women art on the MainStage!

Special thank you to DJ Trooklyn and MC Misty Eyez

Nedaa Salameh

Veronica Venable

Kaiya Ballard

Florencia Clement de Grandprey

DJ Trooklyn

MC Misty Eyez

DJ Trooklyn

MC Misty Eyez

Excuse Me, That’s My Seat presented by Minuteman Press of Wilton Manors


Thank You To Our Partners


Thank You To Our Supporting Sponsors

Event page designed by #YourWebsiteFixer

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
Women’s Council Board of Directors


About the Conference

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Excuse Me, That’s My Seat! Conference put on by the Women’s Council which caters to professional women and entrepreneurs.

This “jeans and a t-shirt,” come-as-you-are conference will take place at the gorgeously iconic Broward Center for the Performing Arts and will feature powerhouse speakers, individualized mentoring and ample networking opportunities to level-up local businesses.

Festivities include both indoor and outdoor activities, a mimosa welcome, a continental breakfast, dance performances, an upscale picnic-style boxed lunch, a beautiful Seaside Marketplace, and even party boat rides on the New River.

This fun, fabulous and empowering event proves women can, indeed, have it all!

Countdown to next year...









Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312