8:30     Exhibitor Booths Open & Networking Opens

9:00     Welcome Session – Leonardo McClarty, President/CEO – Howard County Chamber

9:15     SPARK! – Morning KeynoteLisa Cregan, Managing Director and Mid-Atlantic Regional Director – Morgan Stanley

10:00   Break – Visit Online Exhibitor Booths, Network, or grab a snack!

OPPORTUNITY! – Breakout Sessions (5 simultaneous)

10:30   Leader in Me Track with Speakers:

  • Cindy Loughran,Executive Coach and Certified Mindfulness Mediation Teacher, “Personal Power and Presence: The Gateway to Opportunity”
  • Yvonne Marie,Author/Educator, Howard Community College, “How a Closed Door Can Be an Opportunity”

10:30   Senior Leader in Me Track with Speakers:

  • Allison Fritz and Patricia Foye, Organization Development and Training Consultants & Executive Coaches, “Transitioning to Senior Leadership: Preparing Yourself and Others”
  • Linda Ostovitz,Legal Operations Chair and Principal Attorney, Offit Kurnam, P.A, “Your Value is Non-Negotiable”

10:30   Entrepreneurial Leader in Me Track with Speakers:

  • Amanda Campbell, Vice President Advisor, WealthSpire Advisors, and Michelle Reilly, Owner, Fierce and Fit, “The Health and Wealth Sisters – The Crash Course for the Elite Female Entrepreneur”

11:30   Morning Recap – Lunch and Afternoon Preview, Introduction to Networking Session, Leonardo McClarty – President/CEO – Howard County Chamber

Networking Session & Lunch Break

11:40  Erica D’AllesandroDirector of Business Development, Apartment Restorers, “Networking: Shake Off the Dancing Boots and Find New Dance Partners At Every Networking Event”

12:05   LUNCH BREAK – Emails/calls catch up

(Networking Rooms and Exhibit Booths open!)

ACCELERATE! – Afternoon Panel Session:

1:00 PM   In a moderated discussion, WLC Power Panelists will reflect on the topic of “Accelerate” (Performance, Career, Leadership of self, others).  This afternoon panel session will help participants enhance their vision by introducing critical thinking skills, and strategies to ACCELERATE!

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, KET Solutions, LLC


  • Funlayo Alabi, CEO at Shea Radiance, an Inclusive Global Beauty Brand
  • Gabrielle JordanJewelry Artist & Entrepreneur, International TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author, Mentor
  • Roshawnna Novellus, CEO & Founder EnrichHER® | Finance Speaker, Author, and TV Personality

2:00     Break/Exhibit Hall/Networking Rooms

2:20     REJOICE! – Afternoon Keynote Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

2:45     Wrap Up Session:

  • Leonardo McClarty – President/CEO – Howard County Chamber
  • Lisa Anderson – Co-Chair and Strategic Business Advisor/ President & CEO – Anavo Transformation Solutions, LLC
  • Kelly Mitchell – Co-Chair and Principal – impactHR, LLC

Foundation Partner

Legacy Partners