Why Attend?

January 22, 2019

The core of innovation is inclusion, and we think her time is now to be a major player in it.Our one-day Innovation Forum is the first of its kind: an innovative space for entrepreneurial women to learn from each other’s successes and struggles while forging valuable connections that last a lifetime.

Through workshops, panels, and networking sessions, our mission is to equip the newest class of leaders with the skills and confidence necessary to boldly turn their vision into actionable business plans. By empowering each other, rather than competing against one another, we will be the change the innovation conversation didn't know it needed.

We’re Just Getting Started!

We have partnered with Synapse to bring Tampa Bay an event designed to empower women of all ages, ethnicities, and industries.

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We have partnered with Synapse to bring Tampa Bay an event designed to empower women of all ages, ethnicities, and industries.

The Tickets

One Day Pass


  • Access to 1 full day of sessions, breakouts & workshops
  • Event Badge Designed to Optimize Networking Based on Attendee Profile
  • Unlimited Networking
  • Light Breakfast and Lunch included

VIP Woman


  • Access to 3 full days of sessions, breakouts & workshops
  • Ticket includes free entrance to Synapse Innovation Summit (23rd-24th)
  • Event Badge Designed to Optimize Networking Based on Attendee Profile
  • Light Breakfast and Lunch included
  • Invitations to VIP Only Dinner with top leaders and Speakers
The Location

1601 Franklin St

Tampa, Florida

Honored to partner with Girls Empowered Mentally for Success!

The Schedule

January 22, 2019

6:45AM - 8:00AM
Registration + Breakfast
8:00AM - 8:45AM
Welcome Ceremony
The time to start is now
8:45AM - 9:30AM
Saying Yes to Your Calling:
Overcoming Yourself To Reach Your True Potential
9:30AM - 10:15AM
Ready, Set, Goal!
How to get started now and kill the excuses
10:15AM - 11:00AM
Transform how you lead:
How to turn your vision into daily actions
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Eating Like a Boss:
Fuel Your Body And Your Hustle
12:00PM - 5:00PM
The Game Changer Immersive Experience:
Transform your mindset & accelerate results to achieve leadership & entrepreneurial success
5:00PM - 6:45PM
Power Hour
Powered by Tequila Avion:
Take a sip, Network & Hit the Pop-ups!
VIP Dinner @ Genghis Khan
Enjoy an authentic Turkish night with great food and music.
The Speakers
Keynote Speaker
Gina Kloes

As a Branson Center for Entrepreneurship mentor, a Tony Robbins Trainer, a Deepak Chopra Vedic Educator and a Peak Performance Strategist, Gina is an Internationally Recognized Speaker, Thought Leader & Leadership Expert teaching executives, entrepreneurs & business teams how to supercharge the inner tech in their minds to be kick ass effective inspiring leaders in this world.

Over the past 30 years, Gina has taught entrepreneurs all over the world in Silicon Valley, Africa, Europe and even Richard Branson's Necker Island. Her Game Changer sessions in Silicon Valley have been the highest rated programs 16 sessions running.She is an educator at the exclusive Silicon Valley entrepreneurial program at Draper University of Heroes educating executives and entrepreneurs from all over the world to be game changers in their lives.

Carolynn Smith

Local Speaker

CEO and Owner, Seven Marketing + PR

Carolynn was a student-athlete and remains a Hall of Famer in NCAA Women’s Basketball. She began her career behind the camera as a reporter working on-air in TV and radio and now she uses this experience to get exceptional media coverage for clients.

Cheryl Pullins

Local Speaker

Personal Branding Strategist, she is an award-winning international speaker, TEDx speaker, author, and serves as a mentor for the London-based Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in Business.

Having left the corporate world during the height of her career which included working for an international Silicon Valley-based company, Cheryl now uses her voice to carry the message of economic empowerment for women.

Jenna Fagnan

National Speaker

President of Tequila Avión

Avión, Single Origin Tequila, was voted World’s Best Tequila at the World’s Spirits. Competition and has been profiled as one of the fastest growing ultra-premium spirits in the last two decades.From 2002, Fagnan was Managing Director for Dom Pérignon USA (LVMH). During her celebrated tenure at the iconic champagne brand, Fagnan managed all aspects of Dom Pérignon’s division to record double-digit sales and growth.

Sherrel Sampson

Local Speaker

Founder & CEO of Canviiy

Sherrel Sampson is the Founder & CEO of Canviiy®, an innovative, fast-growing natural-based health & beauty brand, most notable for its revolutionary itch-calming scalp serum, ScalpBliss™. Canviiy has been featured by renowned media outlets including Yahoo Beauty, POPSUGAR, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise and was named a semi-finalist in the HSN/Good Housekeeping Entrepreneurs’ Competition.

Kailah Matyas

Local Speaker

Managing Partner, Redwood Partners

Kailah serves as Managing Partner at Redwood Partners International, responsible for global assignments. Her years of experience working with international high-growth companies have made her an expert at interpreting business goals into human capital needs and realizing the best people to build successful businesses.

Theresa Depasquale

Local Speaker

CEO and Founder - Bikini Boss Fitness

Best-selling author, nurtition & celebrity fitness expert, and ranked as amazon's #1 Mover & Shaker. International fitness sensation, Theresa is a social media rock star with over 240,000 followers.

Jennie Robles

Local Speaker

President and Founder, Intellectual Capital

I spent ten years as a diversity recruiting and HR professional on Wall Street. Although recruiting diverse talent was rewarding, I realized there was a gap in the development and retention strategy of early to mid-career women and underrepresented ethnic minority professionals.

Sheryl Hunter

Local Speaker

President and Founder, Hunter Business Law- The Entrepreneurs Law Firm

Founder of The Entrepreneur's Law Firm, Sheryl works exclusively with growth-focused entrepreneurs and their businesses enterprises, from start-up to exit.

Veronica Cintron

Local Speaker

Emmy award-winning anchor of Bay News 9's Your Evening News

Emmy award-winning anchor of Bay News 9's Your Evening News, covering the day’s big stories Monday through Friday starting at 5 p.m. Some highlights of Veronica’s work include covering Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico days after the Category 4 hurricane hit, Pope Francis’ historic visit to Cuba, and the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal.

Daniela Mass

VIP Dinner Speaker

First Place Winner of the “George Gershwin International Music Competition

Daniella was born in Barranquilla, Colombia to a humble family. As a young girl, her dream was to grow up and become a professional singer and performing artist. Her parents and her older brother always provided her with the unconditional support that she sought in order to grow her talent and musical prowess.

Natasha Nascimento

Local Speaker

Redefining Refuge, Inc. Founder/Executive Director

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and after spending over a decade in Florida, Natasha Nascimento’s diverse life experience cultivated a sensitivity to acknowledge and find ways to serve others in need.

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