Local businesswomen, entrepreneurs attend 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference


Achieving goals, fulfilling dreams and breaking the glass ceiling were just a few of the topics discussed at the recent Women’s Empowerment Conference held at TPC Sawgrass.

Sponsored by the Quick Law Group and Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, the second annual conference offered local businesswomen and entrepreneurs motivation and inspiration through a day-long series of panel discussions and workshops. Quick Law Group founder and CEO Heather Quick and Morgan Stanley Vice President Michelle Paul guided the day’s events, which included a “power panel” discussion on career paths, family and personal growth. Panelists included Ju’Coby Pittman, CEO/president of the Clara White Mission; Donna Orender, CEO and founder of Generation W and Generation WOW and Tracy Raulerson, Southeast senior business development manager for Opterra Energy.

Keynote speaker for the conference was nationally recognized motivational speaker Carla Harris. Vice president of global wealth management for Morgan Stanley, Harris is the author of "Carla’s Pearls" and "Strategize to Win."

The event also featured a luncheon fashion show choreographed by Stein Mart, with hair styling provided by Zimmiz Hair Salon and makeup by Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery.

Photos courtesy of Quick Law Group


National Motivational Speaker Carla Harris addresses the Women’s Empowerment Conference

The conference’s Empowerment Panel included (left to right) Heather Quick, Donna Orender, Ju’Coby Pittman, Tracy Raulerson and Michelle Paul.