About the Event

Work / Life Balance


  • How to find your "Superpower"?
  • Prioritizing Your Life 
  • Time Management 
  • Investing in Yourself to Evolve

Self-Belief & Empowerment


  • Busting Fear 
  • What Really Makes You Fulfilled
  • A Powerful Voice Creates Powerful Results 

Authenticity & Finding Your Voice


  • Excel in a Male Dominate Workplace
  • The Push for Promotion
  • Owning Your Confidence and Advancing 

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


  • Unconscious Bias
  • Microaggression
  • Civility in the Workplace 

Our Ignite Her Conferences expert speakers



Fran Capo is a motivational speaker, adventurer, comedian, voice-over artist, author and holder of several world records.  Fran is a humorous and invigorating motivational speaker (who has performed on every continent 

– yes, even Antarctica!) 

She has done her talks for schools, small corporations, nuns, hells angels, CEO’s of fortune 500 companies, and women's groups.  Her topics include: "Creativity in Marketing", "Humor in Business Speaking and the Workplace", "Dare to Do it", “How to have a World Record Mindset” and "Love, Laughter and Light". 



 Dr. Susy Francis Best is a bilingual (Spanish) clinical psychologist and an executive leadership coach with over 15 years of experience working with couples, families and organizations. 

She is also the founder and President at Thrive Group International, LLC.  She also serves as a consultant to organizations nationally and internationally in a variety of fields, and works as at Allstate Insurance Company as Diversity and Inclusion and Employee Resource Group Consultant. 



Erica Wexler is the president of Transforms LLC and Creator of the Transformational Guidance program. 

Erica is a change thought leader and widely recognized for spearheading large-scale system change initiatives, meeting design and facilitation, effective communication and training approaches. Erica Wexler earned her Master’s degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving their Paul J. Korshin Award for Academic Excellence. She holds certifications in Organizational Leadership and Change Management and is an Accredited LIFO® Licensee in Executive Coaching.  



Ron Mitchell, JD, MBA is a critically acclaimed life changing author, world-renowned ignite coach, speaker and educator. He is a relentless advocate, philanthropist, and entrepreneur and former business school professor. www.ronwilligniteyou.com 



 Mary Abbajay is an acclaimed and sought after public speaker, organizational consultant, facilitator, trainer, and author. She is the president and founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a woman-owned professional development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions. 



 Meika Mashack is a highly regarded, well sought after skilled clinician due to her unique combination of intuitive interpersonal skills, relationship building insight, and experience in the athletic world. 

Key Note Speakers and Special Guests



After spending ten years in the Navy beginning as a messhall chef and transitioning to the Private Chef to the Admiral, Chef Ponder began a Private Chef Company and made appearances on the Food Network’s Chopped and Cutthroat Kitchen; making it to the final rounds in both and winning Cutthroat Kitchen in 2014. Since then, Chef Ponder continues to prepare the finest of meals using only the freshest, healthiest and first-class ingredients for his high-end clients all over the world. 

Chef Ponder is a certified culinary expert.  



 Jaclyn DiGregorio is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and entrepreneur. Jaclyn is the founder and CEO of Cusp It, a wellness brand on a mission to help women develop a high level of self-confidence, by providing them with tools to cultivate a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. 



 Sejal Thakkar is founder and Chief Civility Officer of TrainXtra.  As Sejal grew up in a suburb of Chicago, Sejal fought hatred and discrimination on a regular basis. She refused to allow ignorance, insensitivity, and the bullying conduct of others impact her inner “ninja”.  Armed with knowledge she gained from these experiences, Sejal teaches that harassment will not stop on its own  – it’s up to all of us to be part of the fight to stop workplace harassment.  We cannot be complacent bystanders and expect our workplace cultures to change by themselves. Sejal passionately transforms the workplace and education settings into places of civility by empowering others to be a part of the solution.  Her goal is to empower each employee to create a positive workplace environment
Sejal’s passion for training led her to create TrainXtra, a proactive training practice where she brings the wealth of her employment law expertise in customized training to executives, managers and non-managers in an interactive, engaging environment.  She has over thirteen years of employment law experience that includes advising clients, human resources personnel, and legal counsel regarding sound, standard employment practices. 

Event Schedule

Welcome Networking Power Breakfast and Opening Session


Registration Onsite / Networking Power Breakfast 

 "The Importance of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging" 

Conference Key Note Speaker


Ignite Her Conferences is a place for leading companies from diverse backgrounds to discuss some of the most prominent issues facing women today from business dynamics and creating a meaningful legacy to inter-generational succession planning and building internal and external wealth. 

Morning Presentation Sessions


 Presentation: Leadership 

During this highly energetic session attendees will learn about self- leadership, continual learning and self-development.  

  Presentation: Adversity 

  During this session attendees will lean how to overcome adversity, and become more resilient, how to learn from adversity and problem solve under pressure, how to move forward and manage change and their emotions. 

Presentation: Communication    

Women participating in this session will learn the importance of calculated communication, how to resolve conflict, coalition building and how to influence others. 

LUNCH with Celebrity Chef: Healthy Choice Meals for Busy Lives


According to some experts a healthy meal is any natural food popularly believed to promote or sustain good health, as by containing vital nutrients, being grown without the use of pesticides, or having a low sodium or fat content. 

Attendees will learn how to prepare a health meal during a live cooking demonstration. 

Afternoon Presentations Sessions


  1:1 Speed Coaching 

It is a organized social event in which selected participants  have one-on-one conversations typically limed to less than five minutes, for the purpose of speaking with each one of the featured speakers about a particular topic. 

Presentation: Work/Life Balance  

 Women will also learn how to manage the high demands fueled by work and life and how to balance both and excel mentally, spiritually and personally. 

Self-Belief & Advancement 

 Career advancement and self-belief stem from guidance, mentoring, positive thinking, talking to others, plenty of practice and in some cases training. Although women aspire to have more of each, they often struggle to find them both. 

Authenticity & Finding Your Voices Presentation: Sustainable Results Q&A – Closing Remarks


 One of the many ways you can express your voice is through your work. But Finding Your Voice is about so much more than a career choice. It’s about having clarity of life direction. 

It’s about giving full expression to your true self and not holding back. Attendees will be provided with a roadmap to help transform their lives and achieve the unimaginable along with tip and strategies to drive sustainable results. 




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What is Ignite Weekly?

Ignite Weekly is an experience far beyond the conference

Ignite Weekly is blended micro learning for adults powerfully delivered through online video training and group coaching every month.  An innovative continuous learning online platform designed to extend the Ignite Her Conferences experience far beyond the event.  

Each attendee will receive additional new and advanced training and learn about the following concepts: Entrepreneurship, Peak Performance, Conflict Resolution, Relationship Development, Team Building, Positive Psychology, Goal Setting, Innovation and more.  Attendees have questions, we have answers. 

COMING SOON the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.

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