Launching a Movement
Spring Into Leadership Women's Conference launched in 2017. Vantage Point Coaching's President, Demetria Hill Sloan, sought to create a conference experience that meets the unique needs of women of color with high-quality content and at a price point, they can easily invest with or without corporate support.
Over the past three years, Spring Into Leadership has quickly grown into the premier leadership development conference for women of color in metro Orlando, even attracting participants from the Carolinas to California. The conference draws women who are intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives with a median age of 35 and an average household income of $100,000. Since the inaugural conference, a 100% growth in attendance has been realized, and this year, it is expected to achieve record-breaking registration of over 200 women.
Spring Into Leadership Women's Conference is based on six foundational elements - leadership, self-care, entrepreneurship, health, wealth, and career advancement. Although similar in nature, topics covered at each conference are defined by current trends and relevant world events. Each year, Spring Into Leadership looks forward to creating a truly unforgettable experience for our attendees.
Check out our past events below to get an idea of what’s in store.
April 29-30, 2022
The 6th Annual Spring Into Leadership Women's Conference was held on April 29th - 30th, 2022, at the WAVE Hotel in Lake Nona. The event kicked off on Friday, April 29, 2022, with health and wellness activities, breakfast, lunch, and a day at the Lake Nona Performance Center, where guests got a chance to use the workout facility, sauna, rock climb, and more. The VIP Reception followed that evening, with guests treated to a delicious spread of meats and cheeses, specialty cocktails, a VIP swag bag, professional headshots, networking, and connecting. Saturday's day conference was jam-packed with keynotes and panel discussions on health, wealth, career advancement, and entrepreneurship. So many great lessons learned and information shared.
Pictured to the right: Lena Graham-Morris, Business Development Marketing and event MC.
The 5th Annual Spring Into Leadership Women's Conference (SIL) was made possible by switching to an all-virtual event during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizing the virtual event platform TOPIA, attendees experienced the event in an entirely new world, literally! We created an SIL world in TOPIA that allowed vendor advertisement billboards, broadcasted speaker sessions, dance parties with music, and, the best part, your very own avatar.
Seeing all the little avatars running around as they explored the world and made connections was fun and a little like playing a game of SIMS.
Pictured to the right: Secily Wilson
April 27, 2019
The 3rd Annual Spring Into Leadership Women's Conference was held on April 27, 2019, at the Lakehouse in Lake Nona. The event kicked off on Friday, April 26, 2019, with a VIP Reception at Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen. VIP guests were treated to a delicious food and wine pairing, special swag bag, and a discussion on self-care facilitated by Janie Lacy of Life Counseling solutions. Saturday's day conference was jam-packed with keynotes and panel discussions on health, wealth, career advancement, and entrepreneurship. So many great lessons learned and information shared. Pictured to the right: Dr. LaReesa, The Estrogen Doctor.
2nd Annual Conference Highlights
April 20-21, 2018
Spring Into Leadership registered attendees grew by over 60% from the first year to the second. With the addition of a VIP Reception the evening before the day conference, attendees experience was taken to a new level. VIP participants were treated to a private, networking reception with presentations from Microsoft on Branding using LinkedIn, Styles by Katrina on Top 10 Must-Haves to Elevate Your Wardrobe, and a professional headshot. Pictured to the Left: Candice Blake host on AfroTV Point of View.
May 6, 2017
The inaugural Spring Into Leadership Women's Day Conference was held on May 6, 2017, at the Herzing University Orlando campus. This first conference was proof of concept. Vantage Point Coaching's founder wanted to prove that you can create a substantive leadership development experience at a price point attainable to most women without the support of a major corporation or sponsorship. Nearly sixty women attended the inaugural conference confirming the desire for such an experience. Pictured right: Monica May, host of the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Star 94.5 and Let's Spill the Tea Series.
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