Bacardi’s Women Empowerment Summit
Featuring speakers from MSNBC, United Way and Christian Dior
Bacardi hosted its fourth annual Spirit Forward Summit, a day of speeches, panels and activities aimed to empower and educate women who are passionate about shattering stereotypes. Held at the Lowes Hotel Miami Beach, this year’s theme was “Be You, Be Better” and included speakers such as MSNBC correspondent Mariana Atencio, women’s culture consultant Cyndie Spiegel, The Fiscal Femmefounder Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, life coach Trish Barillas, keynote speaker and founder of Boss In Heels Heather Monahan, President and CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade Maria C. Alonso, “The Amparo Experience” playwright Vanessa Garcia and director Victoria Collado, and panelists from Bacardi, Cargill, Christian Dior, Citrix, Google and more.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.