March 18 – 20, 2019

The Westin Hilton Head
Island Resort & Spa



The Westin Hilton Head
Island Resort & Spa


March 18 – 20, 2020

Iconic. Presence. Power.

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Iconic. Presence. Power.

Top Women in Leadership, Class of 2020 Nominations

Today’s women leaders are Game Changers. They take charge of their careers and take charge of their futures. These women have made their mark in business and are exceptionally strong role models of what a woman can do. Giving recognition to these deserving women will inspire future generations. The award, Career Mastered: Women’s Leadership in Action, celebrates history by taking a look inside of successful women’s careers, to enhance the process of women inspiring and encouraging one another. Women who have mastered their careers reveal exceptional stories and provide an expansive vision about women’s success. Nominate today!

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All registration/ticket sales are final, no refunds will be issued. All sponsor package purchases are final and non-refundable. Paid registrations may be transferred to another individual at your organization if you notify Career Mastered in writing by January 2, 2020. Send transfer and substitutions via email to Registrations cannot be transferred to other Career Mastered events.

Pre -Conference Leadership Experience
Registration for the 5 hour Advancing Women’s Leadership: Kick Some Glass - includes all course materials and refreshments hosted by the Center for Creative Leadership
Early Bird
Registration includes access to all sessions, meal functions, marketplace and evening events.
Early Bird Delegation Registration
Registration includes access to all sessions, meal functions, marketplace, and evening events.
General Registration
Registration includes access to all sessions, meal functions, marketplace, and evening events.
General Delegation Registration
Registration includes access to all sessions, meal functions, excursions, and evening events.
Late Registration
Registration includes access to all sessions, meal functions, excursions, and evening events.
Post Summit Tour of Historical Savannah
Registration includes Bus Excursion to Savannah’s Old Historic District, Shopping Boxed Lunch

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Pre Summit Golf Charity
Shopping Excursion Tour
Talent Meets Marketplace Exhibitor
$750 - $3,500
Awards Charity Gala - Additional Ticket

A Business Diversity Summit of Talent and Leadership

Join us for Career Mastered 6th year of celebrating the power of women.  The 2020 Business Diversity Summit & Women’s History Leadership Gala is an event not just for women, but for everyone who wants to champion the advancement of women.


The Summit is a can’t-miss event filled with inspiration, education and celebration. As an attendee, you will strengthen your leadership skills, build a sense of empowerment and expand your network at this premier gathering. You’ll be inspired and gain invaluable knowledge that can positively influence you and your organization to benefit you throughout your professional journey.


Featuring keynote presentations by distinguished alumni honorees, thought leaders, firebrands and executives, this immersive event is sure to motivate you no matter what industry youre in or where you are on your career path. 


The Career Mastered Talent Meets Market Place Business Diversity Summit & Womens History Leadership Charity Gala is a transformative experience designed to inspire action. In 3 interactive days you can gain the inspiration and skills to aspire higher and learn ways to advance your growth as a leader. 


Don’t Miss Out on the PINK CARPET Excitement


March 18


  • Pre-Conference

    • Registration Opens
      – Women’s College  STEM-FAB Business Case Competition
    • Ride and Drive
    • Golf Charity Excursion
    • Shopping Excursion
    • 2020 Summit Opening Welcome Reception
      – Let’s Party!  Girl’s “White Party” Night Out


March 19

  • Pre-Conference

    • Command Your Day Fitness on the Beach
      –   Registration Opens
      –   Continental Breakfast
      –   Opening General Session Leadership Speakers
      –   Advancing Women’s Leadership: Iconic, Presence, Power Development Tracks
    • Men As Allies Luncheon & STEM-FAB Case Competition Awards
    • Talent Meets Marketplace Exhibits
      –   Business Exhibits
      –   Career Coach, Presence/Style Coach, Professional Photos
    • Signature Pink Carpet Gala Reception/Silent Auction
    • Women’s History Leadership Awards Charity Gala
    • Afterglow Entertainment & Networking


March 20

  • Pre-Conference

    • Command Your Day Fitness on the Beach
      – Registration Opens
      – Continental Breakfast
      – Opening General Session Leadership Speakers
       Talent Meets Marketplace Exhibits
      – Business Exhibits
       –  Career Coach, Presence/Style Coach, Professional Photos, General Session Speakers
      Top Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Awards
    • Brunch with the Masters on the Beach
      – Woman-to-Woman Career Roundtables


  • Pre-Conference

    • Tour of Historical Savannah, GA

Charity Event

for Excel Village


The Venue

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

The Spa Experience

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To arrange an appointment during the Career Mastered 2020 Summit, email: or Phone: (843) 681-1019.


Career Mastered Summit attendees will receive a 10% discount on any service not already discounted

Summit Events

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Things to do at Hilton Head

Golf Charity powered by Primax Properties

Career Mastered StemFab(c) Case Competition powered by Walgreens

Call For Applications

Convince Your Company’s Leadership

Send a Delegation

Send your Women’s Affinity/Employee Resource Group (ERG) or a delegation of high potential women to Career Mastered 2020 Business Diversity Summit and Women’s History Leadership Awards Charity Gala. The Advancing Women’s Leadership seminar discussions and speakers are a great return on your investment.


Research shows that companies in the U.S. spend an average $4.5 billion on training and development programs to accelerate employee engagement, innovation and long-term company growth. At Career Mastered 2020 Women’s Leadership Business Diversity Summit, we believe both the company and employees reap the benefits, including increased job satisfaction levels, internal promotion opportunities and better retention. It takes great leaders to recognize and support women’s leadership advancement and development. We encourage you to attend and to identify other employees to attend the 2020 Career Mastered Summit & Women’s History Leadership Awards Gala.

Identify The Right Employees

Let us help you identify the right employees to increase the return on investment for your corporation.


Career Mastered women leaders are game-changers who take charge of their careers and who work to support other women while giving back to the next generation of youth. These women are in the arena each and every day making a difference to lead compelling careers. These women represent diversity and inclusion across industry and disciplines and are or have the potential to be leading entrepreneur disrupters or the corporate leaders of companies driving the business mission forward. They have or aspire to demonstrate the Career Mastered attributes of Iconic. Presence. Power. They are lifters of others and have risen or have the potential to rise as game-changing leaders. They work to use their capacity to the fullest.



  • At least 1 senior leader who has the ability to drive change influence leadership behaviors to champion womens career advancement.
  • A member across every major department in your organization (i.e. Engineering HR, Marketing, Finance, IT, Operations, Manufacturing etc.)
  • A mix of diverse women across various levels of the organization.


Entrepreneurial Delegation
Bring your team and contact another female Entrepreneur and invite her to bring her team. Come together as a delegation of Entrepreneurs who support and empower each other.


Professional Organization Delegation
Assemble a delegation of your professional organizations’ members and or leaders to attend (i.e. women’s leadership associations, MBA, Real Estate Associations, Executive leadership associations)

Why you should Attend

Why You Should Attend

Continued leadership Development opportunities with high powered women leaders in more than 20 industries and disciplines. 


”Its a powerful time to be a woman! Todays women leaders are Game Changers. They take charge of their careers and take charge of their futures. These women have made their mark in business and are exceptionally strong role models of what a woman can do. Giving recognition to these deserving women will inspire future generations. — Dr. Lisa Wicker


Womens History Month is a time to remember the perseverance and courage women have shown in pursuit of equality. Progress has been slow. This slow progress is why we must encourage more women to become leader whether in government, media, higher education, technology, sports, or the arts and continue the fight for women’s advancement. 



  • Networking with firebrands, thought-leadership women who have demonstrated abilities to lead
  • Attend seminars that will advance and enhance your career
  • Meet with corporate partners and organizations looking for talent
  • Expand your peer-to-peer network
  • Dialogue and discuss important issues to women in the marketplace
  • Learn more about Career Mastered Woman-to-Woman Business Collaborative memberships and Excel Village STEM-FAB Girls Programs

Partnering with Career Mastered

Who should Partner with Career Mastered Women’s Leadership in Action?

  • Companies that value diversity and the inclusion of women leaders.
  • Companies who would like to reach professional women to promote their brand, product, or corporate initiative.
  • Companies that support womens economic growth.
  • Companies that want to reach global markets through the power of the Career Mastered Womens Collaborative Leadership Networks (CMWLN).
  • Companies that support communities where they serve and do business.
  • Companies that get it!
  • Companies that want to experience the Career Mastered brand of events while propelling their brands.



is an internationally recognized thought leader, human resources and career strategist.  A former Fortune 50 Executive, she is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, wife, mother and friend.  With her dynamic approach to life and her signature style, she connects people across the world and finds her mission to be that of helping others to get the most out of their work lives and companies to create value.  Dr. Wicker has earned the reputation as a sought-after expert in the field of HR, change management, learning, and career development.  She was voted “Ace Recruiter” and “One of the Most Successful Businesswomen in Detroit” by The Detroit News. A 2017 Lace Award Nominee, she has been dubbed a “trailblazer” by the Michigan Chronicle, recognized as one of Charlotte’s Top 50 Most Influential, “America’s Top 100 Executives” by UPTOWN Professional Magazine, and Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top Executives in Diversity.”


She is the founder of Linwick & Associates, LLC, a human resources firm with Offices in Detroit and Charlotte. She also founded the Premier Career Mastered Women’s History Leadership in Action Awards and Diversity Business Summit, which has made advancing women’s leadership actionable.  Each year, the event connects women’s empowerment champions. Honorees and speakers have included retired Astronaunt Joan Higginbotham, U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams, U.S. Congresswoman, Brenda Lawrence, Former Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Bank of America’s Chief Global Operations and Technology Officer Cathy Bessant, Hornets/Spectrum Entertainment’s Donna Julian, CIAA Commissioner Jacqui McWilliams, NBC/MSNBC Rashida Jones, Reknown Cancer Surgeon Lisa Newman, Chief Marketing Officer Ally Financial Andrea Brimmer, WXYZ Anchor Diana Lewis, Chairman and CEO Weight Watchers Florine Mark.


She publishes Career Mastered Magazine, leads Career Mastered “I Am Her’ Campus Tours and Career Mastered Women’s Leadership Global Network with the goal of connecting 5 Millon women by 2025. Additionally, she founded Excel Village Youth STEM-FAB (c) Mentoring Programs to pave the way for the next generation of girls.

Sponsors & Community Partners

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Thank You Silver Sponsor

Thank You Bronze Sponsor

Thank You Women’s Association Sponsor

Golf Charity Title Sposnor

Thank You Past Sponsors & Community Partners


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535 Griswold Suite 111-292
Detroit, MI 48226


P.O. Box
5132 Mooresville, NC 28117

For Sponsorship Inquiries and Career Mastered Partnerships:
Lisa Wicker

Special Events & Meeting Management:
Karen Lawrence
P.O. Box 680202
Charlotte, NC 28216

For Invitation Management:
Vanessa Smith

For Press Inquiries and Press Passes:
LaTanya Orr

Linwick & Associates, LLC is certified as a women’s business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S.