Join us for the first ever South Carolina REALTORS® REAL WOMEN Conference.
This conference is focused on inspiring, encouraging and empowering female leadership across real estate and in our association. You’ll hear from great speakers who will share how they are advancing their careers, tackling issues, and becoming the trend setters in the industry.
March 8th, 2018 | Registration Opens at 9:00 am
(Subject to Change)
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Registration, Charity, & Sponsor Tables Open
10:00 am – 10:10 am
Invocation, Pledge, & Introduction
Invocation: Mandy Chapman-Crain
National Anthem: Jane Herlong
Introduction: SCR 2018 President Laura Derrick
10:10 am – 11:00 am
Laugh All the Way to Success
Speaker: Jane Herlong
Jane Herlong is a SiriusXM humorist, best-selling author, and professional singer. Throughout her talk, we’ll learn about the healing power of humor when handling negative people and circumstances.
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Hear from Nephron Pharmaceuticals owner Lou Kennedy, whose West Columbia South Carolina company leads the world in the manufacturing of generic respiratory medications. Lou will talk about economic and workforce development for our region along with business opportunities for women.
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Change the Equation: Become a Leader Today
Moderated by: Deb Sofield
Panelists: Elizabeth Mendenhall & Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka
Dynamic speaker, author, and coach Deb Sofield will chat with NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall and Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka on how leadership impacts their lives.
12:00 pm – 12:10 pm
12:10 pm – 12:30 pm
REALTOR Party: The Best Insurance for Your Business
Speaker: Julie Minto
Enjoy lunch and real talk about the REALTOR® Party with NAR’s Chair of Consumer Advocacy Outreach Advisory Board Julie Minto.
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Bold, Smart, and the Lessons I’ve Learned
Moderated by: Elizabeth Mendenhall
Panelists: Pauline Bennett & Radha Herring
In this panel session, NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall shares her story and will chat with Coldwell Banker President Pauline Bennett and Broker in Charge of Watermark Real Estate Group, Radha Herring about what they’ve learned along the path to success.
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Standing up for your Beliefs, Breaking through the Barriers
Speaker: Catherine Templeton
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Increasing Your Personal Power
Speaker: Denise Ryan, MBA CSP
The fine line between being effective and being perceived as a witch is one that women must contend with. This session is designed to help you be effective and get what you want. You’ll learn 15 power tactics that work for women, ways to increase the perception of your power, things that weaken women both professionally and personally and how to avoid them, and you’ll develop your own plan for increasing your power immediately. Stop waiting to get what you want and start making it happen!
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Portrait of Courage
Speaker: Janice Petteway
Hear Janice’s story of courage, perseverance, and tenacity as she faced horrific circumstances no one could imagine.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Champion your Ideas, Your Value, and Yourself
Closing Keynote Speaker: Ainsley Earhardt, Fox News
Hear from this South Carolina native who advanced her reporting career when she became a television personality and conservative political commentator for Fox News.
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Networking Reception & Door Prize Winner Announcement
Thank you to our Sponsors