Women’s Business + Leadership Conference


In recognition of National Women’s Small Business Month the University of Florida’s Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations division is pleased to host the 2018 Women’s Business + Leadership Conference. Entrepreneurship Is the New Women’s Movement! This conference is designed to connect, educate, and inspire women entrepreneurs toward execution. The day will include dynamic speakers, networking and more. We want women to get excited about improving their entrepreneurial execution and embracing their role as community leaders. Targeting women entrepreneurs in Gainesville and surrounding areas including Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, etc., we want to create a dynamic entrepreneurial community and support ecosystem for women entrepreneurs, armed, ready and excited about doing business! This year, we are pleased to welcome partners NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) and Dress For Success® – Greater Orlando Chapter to host a professional attire drive for women in need.

2018 Conference Information







Renita Hunt

Dress For Success Greater Orlando Chapter
Renita Hunt is a dynamic empowerment speaker, blogger, and marketing communication executive.  Renita started her professional career as media mogul Ted Turner’s personal receptionist in Atlanta, went across the pond to work for Apple in London, and planned events for Magic Johnson Enterprises directly with Magic Johnson all before the age of 25… Read More

Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq

CEO & Founder

Karima Mariama-Arthur is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WordSmithRapport™, and brings more than two decades of comprehensive, blue chip experience in law, business, and academia to the field of human capital asset growth and professional development…Read More

Sherron Washington

P3 Solutions
CEO & Founder
Sherron Washington, M.A. is a marketing and communication (marcomm) professional who has imparted her wisdom and expertise for nearly 20 years. She has been deemed “The Marketing Whisperer” due to her uncanny ability to assist clients in developing innovative, results driven, yet simple solutions for their business…Read More

Demetria Sloan

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Vantage Point Coaching
CEO & Founder

Demetria Hill Sloan is a results-oriented coach, influential mentor and outspoken motivator. She founded Vantage Point Coaching after a major career transition and decided to live her passion of helping others achieve their absolute best in leadership and in life…Read More