Women in Business Retreat Coming to Providence Three-day event focuses on empowerment, faith, and team building

Many people who either start a new company or look for an opportunity are often beset by numerous challenges. They may be unaware of the resources available to them, such as local networking groups, Chambers of Commerce or business agencies that can direct them to other sources. Those who are not connected can fall behind and/or feel overwhelmed by the sheer effort it can take to make such dreams real.

Women might be limited in their quests to excel because they lack the contact or know where to look for help. While there are many ways to obtain information (such as the activities mentioned above or contacting state agencies for details), they could feel alone and without a direction–until now.

The 2019 Unleash Business and Leadership Retreat takes place from October 18-20, 2019, at the Providence Marriott on 1 Orms St. The event features networking, faith and worshipmservices, guest speakers and attendees sharing their stories of how they succeeded in their respective industries.

Event Organizer Nicole Dias said the idea stemmed from wanting to help other women become empowered. Her events have been done in cities throughout the country, and the response at each venue has been positive, Dias said.

“We are getting people to share their stories regarding how they turned their struggles and issues into something to be modeled after,” said Dias, who is also the Founder/CEO of Visionary Networking Group that will sponsor the Retreat. “These events are gaining widespread interest because of the messages of perseverance and overcoming obstacles to achieve. That’s why people are trying to attach themselves to other successful people. My hope is making that happen and seeing where these new partnerships go.”

The Unleash Business and Leadership Retreat brings together bright minds from various areas of industry and corporate/faith leadership to a new destination annually. The purpose of the Unleash Business and Leadership Retreat is helping women succeed in living life to their fullest

Visionary Network Group's mission is to educate, motivate and inspire women who are on a mission to excel in business, personal development and spiritual development.The Unleash Retreat focuses on empowering women to take action by providing essential KEYS in the areas of Entrepreneurship/Career, Faith, and Self-Worth.

Dias said attendees will be empowered by a dynamic panel of speakers and topics. The Providence Unleash Retreat. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to network and connect with visionaries, entrepreneurs and leaders in various business areas, learn new strategies and tips on how to excel in business and how to expand the vision for impact.

The event’s Keynote Speaker is Carla M. Moore, Vice President, Strategy and Education for HBO. Her position involves charging with redefining HBO’s brand training narrative, discovering new sales approach strategies and developing specialized sales training curriculum and continuous education programs for brand ambassadors. She has also held other posts at the company, including vice president of talent acquisition, vice president of domestic television distribution and director of domestic director distribution.

Other speakers for this event include: Jevonya Allen, Founder/CEO Twisted Networking Group, Penny Little, Founder/CEO F.A.C.E Enterprises, Bernadine Desanges, Motivational Speaker, Karen Hinds, Founder/CEO Workplace Success Group, Chantel Walls, Author and Cleonie Mainvielle, Founder/Owner of Inspired Outcomes.

Dias has been a Minister of the Gospel for 25 years and an entrepreneur for 23 years. She is committed to helping others use their vision to make impact. The Visionary Network Group is a business development company designed to help small business owners, entrepreneurs and start-ups to translate their visions into reality by providing tools and training through, annual events, group masterminds and 1-1 sessions.

Dias said the Retreat serves those purposes as well as connecting like-minded professionals together in hopes of enabling the possibilities of collaborating.

“As we move forward in fulfilling our mission, it is also important to ignite and reignite the creativity within each person involved,” she said. “The Visionary Network Group is committed to helping every woman rediscover their purpose and equip them with the right tools.”

The Retreat cost $229 and includes networking reception on Friday beginning at 6:00 PM. A Continental breakfast and lunch are provided for attendees on Saturday. The festivities end on Sunday with a religious service. Early registrants receive a customized swag bag and an Unleash Breakthrough T-shirt.

Those who are interested in other activities and ways to participate may contact Nicole Dias at 240-584-1317 or nicoledias134@gmail.com . Registration for this event may be found by visiting the website at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleash-women-in-business-and-leadership-retreat-tickets-42893537726


Date And Time

Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 6:00 PM –

Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT


Marriott Hotel Marquis Ballroom – Lower Level

One Orms Street

Providence, RI 02908

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