The Lakeland Downtown Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association Presents:

6th Annual

Women’s Leadership Symposium

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Join us for 

Resilience & Reinvention

Persevering through Adversity


Hollis Cancer Center

3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd. 

Lakeland, FL 33805

Friday, February 26th

8:00AM – 3:00PM

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Begins at 8:00am

Our 2021 Line up of Speakers Present Impactful and Inspirational Presentations

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Beth Ramsey

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Beth is Founder & CEO of Brilliant Women, Master Financial Coach, Author, Humorist, & Professional Speaker. She brings quality content to her brilliant Women platform and has delighted audiences up to 2,000 people with her wit and humor, sharing a variety of topics all designed to inspire with action! She has served as a life coach for over 20 years, helping women gain clarity for what they truly want in life, letting go of whatever is hindering their success & inspiring them to achieve their dreams that really matter.

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Secily Wilson

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Secily is a speaker, author, philanthropist & survivor. Secily is a Telly Award winning broadcast journalist, media communications professional, Mrs. Florida International 1999, contributor to Growing Bolder, a team of people who believe in the power of hope, inspiration, and possibility. Sheis also founder of her own non-profit WOW Legacy Group Inc. which supports women in transition. For more than 20 years Secily delivered hard hitting, inspiring and entertaining reports in news, lifestyle, art, and entertainment. Over the years Secily has interviewed notables like Oprah, Civil Rights icon Andrew Young, former NFL coach Tony Dungy, former CNN anchor Soladad O’Brien and many others. Secily produced, directed and Co-Hosted with Dr. Riva Tims, Real Living with Riva & Secily, an inspirational, high energy, talk show which aired on The Good Life Channel for Central Florida viewers.

Secily has the ability to connect with audiences, viewers and listeners alike. She has a commanding presence and the ability to light up a room without saying a word. Her transparency allows others to see that beyond the name recognition, cameras and makeup she is relatable. Secily made her debut as the Red Carpet correspondent at the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards the Tom Joyner Morning Show, BET and Centric TV. She is passionate about issues like stroke awareness and domestic violence. Secily is often found giving back to her community, spreading awareness and volunteering. She received her broadcast journalism degree from Valdosta State University, is a member of Jack and Jill of America Inc.

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Casey Barlie

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Casey is a regional marketing director with more than 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry and over 13 years of national and local level marketing, brand management, social media, media buying and public relations. She has a proven track record in leading sales and exceeding quotas. A leader with managing and maintaining critical relationships with business partners, vendors, advertising agencies and franchise organizations. Specialties include strategic marketing planning, budget management, traditional media planning and market level analysis.

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Felicia Johnson

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Topic: “How to Keep it Moving in Extraordinary Times”

2018-2019 ABWA National President

AT&T Professional Business Manager