Power Up! Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May.

Power Up! Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May.

Power Up! Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May.

Empowering business women is the key objective of Power Up, a summit to be held for the first time on Friday, May 27, 2016. Women leaders from South Florida will gather for a half-day seminar on leadership, entrepreneurship, health and financial wellness.

This Power Up summit is the first event presented by the Women’s Alumni Council, a group formed in 2015 to support alumni from the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU).

“We’re a community of women interested in growing both personally and professionally while supporting the college, the community and each other,” says Sharon Fine (MSF ’11), president of the council. “This summit enables women leaders to recharge their leadership skills. We have an agenda jam-packed with information participants can really use.”

Fine reports that the leadership summit is a result of responses to a survey sent to business school graduates at FIU, regarding what they need as they progress through their careers. Fine predicts that the event, open to FIU alumni as well as other women leaders, will appeal primarily to those women still growing in their careers and focusing on entering middle management positions.

“Plus, Power Up offers an excellent networking opportunity for women business leaders to connect with women on similar paths in other organizations,” Fine pointed out.

The event, with assistance from presenting sponsor Mass Mutual and supporting sponsor Misha’s Cupcakes, will be held from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm on May 27 at Parrot Jungle Island in Miami, Florida. The admission cost of $75 includes breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is required.

In addition to Fine, Women’s Alumni Council executive board members are Vanessa Carrasquel (MS ’14), Tainah Georges, Misha Kuryla-Gomez (MIB ’04), Natalia Loeb (BBA ’06, MBA ’11) and Ruthy Ocasio (MBA ’11).

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