2020 EVENT AGENDA
Tuesday, 9/1

 NOTE: TIMES LISTED ARE PACIFIC TIME ZONE 

 
Morning Activities and Sessions

Yoga students, please grab your yoga mats, prepare your space, and get ready for the virtual doors to open at 6:45am for you to get settled on the beach!

7:00 Virtual Peloton Ride

Organized by our partners at Engel & Völkers Americas

Leaders: Sandra Miller, Nikki Beauchamp, Leslie Appleton-Young and Jen Branchini

Class Info: 7am * 45-minute class * Pop Ride with Jenn Sherman from 3/1/20

The ride hashtag is #IamWomanUP

7:00 Beach Yoga + Meditation

Guide: Pam Blair

Start your WomanUP!® day off with a grounding, centering, energizing all-levels yoga class and meditation with Pam. We will move, breathe, tap into our inner warriors and share moments of stillness as we prepare to absorb all that the conference has for each of us. No yoga experience necessary. Just show up ready to feel amazing!


 

8:00 Check-In + Explore

Get comfortable in the virtual world. MeetUP with your Squad. Want to join a Squad? Email us: WomanUP@car.org.

8:45  Please head to the WomanUP!® Auditorium and take a seat.

9-12 SESSIONS ARE HOSTED IN THE AUDITORIUM

9:00 Welcome to WomanUP!® 2020

Leslie Appleton-Young, Sara Sutachan + Debra Trappen share what you can expect the next 3 days! 

9:10 The Great Reset with Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Every crisis can also be a portal for transformation. SoulTour Founder and CEO Tara-Nicholle Nelson will surface the transformational opportunities within the Great Reset by sharing 20 minutes of wisdom, guidance, and prompts to help us discover and integrate the bright spots of this unprecedented season.

 

 

9:30 Sharing Your Voice Starts With Saying Yes

A Conversation with Debra Trappen, Sabrina Brown, Taunee English, Nicole Solari, and Hilary Saunders.

Our voices matter. Our stories matter. We’re seeing now more than ever that it’s so important for us to use our voice, share our stories, and learn from each other…. and our real-life experiences. Our stories can bring confidence to so many when we are vulnerable and share the story. (Especially those wild behind the scenes and in the messy middle!) One of the most amazing things about the WomanUP! movement has been the opportunity to hear the stories of how women stepped into their own… These four leaders will inspire you and ignite your desire to say YES, too!

 

10:10  WomanUP! UPdate

A Conversation with our leaders Leslie, Sara + Debra.

 

 

10:30  Accuracy of Interpretation: When to Trust Your Gut with Nikki Langman

Sometimes we are driven by intuition, sometimes logic or reason. How do you know when to use which? You will now.

Communication is both art and science, yet most people interact almost exclusively in the realm of scientific communication - appearances, behaviors, and content. What happens when we go beyond the elusive obvious and lean into our intuition? We all have instincts, yet most people either undervalue or make incorrect assumptions about their gut feelings. This talk will explore the levels of interpretation and provide insight into when and how to apply the tools of intuition.

 

10:50  Leaders Stepping UP In Crisis

Leslie Appleton-Young Interviewing Joel Singer, Jeanne Radsick, Jen Branchini, and Dave Walsh

This has been by all accounts an extraordinary year. Unique in its challenges as well as opportunities, we have seen the pace of change accelerate before our eyes. It’s been a wild ride as the global pandemic coupled with a renewed awareness of social injustice and the role the industry has played in perpetuating it, changed the rules of the game overnight. The 2020 Leadership Team of the California Association of Realtors has stepped up and out to meet the needs of its members and advance the American dream of homeownership for all. They showed up -- listening, empathizing and leading the organization forward into unchartered and choppy waters. Join this extraordinary panel to hear how they are taking ACTION to get it done.

 

11:30  W3: Balancing Your Health + Wellness with Christine George

 

As women, we must value our health and well-being. Our ability to serve and lead depends on it. In this talk, I’ll share my story and inspire you to make the same commitment I did.

===Stretch It Out===

11:35 The Power of Sharing Your Story with Leslie Appleton-Young

 

What is your story and are you brave enough to share it – not for yourself but for those who need to hear it? For the past two years, WomanUP!’s Share Your Story Initiative has given witness to the power of storytelling and the individual stories of the women who make up this vibrant community. Looking back to understand the past in order to keep pushing ahead, this presentation will trace the path of a woman from the early struggle for something more in the 1960’s to the fight for real change in structural racism today. We will also look at how far we have come – and the many challenges that remain. Through it all there is the fearless blend of realism,  optimism, and recognition that together, by sharing our stories and supporting each other, we are more than we could be on our own.

What's Next?

Sara + Debra share what’s happening this afternoon!

12:30 Lunch + Learns

Grab your lunch and head back into one of our four interactive, information-packed session options!

Lunch + Learn 1 in Board Room 1
Taking Your Training VIRTUAL

Facilitated by our partners at Realogy!

Led by Amy Chorew and Bonnie Sue Lovelace

Our present world has helped us transform many aspects of our business life. One has been how we deliver training. By running a crisis-driven experiment Realogy collected data and paid attention. Join these two leaders as they share how they strategically altered their training strategies and successfully implemented changes in their learning platforms business model for good.

Lunch + Learn 2 in Board Room 2
Building Multiple Streams of Income

Conversation with Erica Ramus, Stacy Stateham, and Rachel Adams Lee

 

Whether it’s to build a path to financial security, to be able to scale a business more quickly, or to gain more work-life balance, many real estate entrepreneurs are focused on building multiple streams of income.  Join these leaders to learn how they turned their vision into reality, what they learned along the way, and ask all your questions on how to get started.

Lunch + Learn 3 in Board Room 3

Handle Decisions Like A Warrior: Learning the G.E.D.I. Way

Presentation by Nikki Langman

How to excel at managing the decision-making process while maintaining your credibility and approachability.

Research shows us that 80-90% of communication is non-verbal. One of the key skills to master in non-verbal communication is how to recognize and label patterns, and pattern recognition = better decisions. In this talk, we go in-depth with a model for how to skillfully approach any decision-making process and increase your charisma, credibility and approachability every time.

Lunch + Learn 4 in Board Room 4

I DIDN’T DIE! Voyage To Video and How To Ignite Your Usage... 

Facilitated by our partners at EXIT Realty!

Led by Annette Anthony

When it comes to video, have you ever been told to “just do video”, “just be you”, and the thought just paralyzes you into not doing it at all? If this is you, (or someone you know, wink, wink). Join Annette for a proven process you’ve been waiting for to ease you into video without dying! 

Can we hear a collective HALLELUIAH?

Early Evening Activities and Sessions

4:00 Takeaways Over Tea in the Conference Hall

Facilitated by our partners, RateMyAgent

Led by: Laurie Davis + Kristie Kennelly

Are you ready to talk about the key takeaways of the day and brainstorm ways to implement them in your life and business? Join the RateMyAgent team and take the lessons learned to a whole new level!

 

Get ready to connect with other attendees and talk out the takeaways together... Like the lobby bar - only with tea... at home!

 

5:00  Wine Tasting with the Mondavi Sisters 

Hosted on the Expo Hall Lawn

 

Join the Mondavi Sisters as they taste you through their inaugural release of their 2019 Aloft Chenin Blanc and their 2016 Dark Matter Limitless Cabernet Sauvignon - two female-owned, cult brands they own as sisters. They will share stories of growing up as Fourth Generation of the infamous Mondavi Family, how they started Aloft and Dark Matter brands, and how they continue to navigate the industry as female entrepreneurs.

If you purchased a kit, don't forget to shop for your pairing recipes included in the shipment!

UPDATE: WINE KITS ARE SOLD OUT.

Wednesday, 9/2

 

 NOTE: TIMES LISTED ARE PACIFIC TIME ZONE

Yoga students, please grab your yoga mats, prepare your space, and get ready for the virtual doors to open at 6:45am for you to get settled on the beach!

Morning Activities and Sessions

7:00 Virtual Peloton Ride

Organized by our partners at Engel & Völkers Americas

Leaders: Sandra Miller, Nikki Beauchamp, Leslie Appleton-Young and Jen Branchini

 

Class Info: 7am * 45-minutes class with Robin Arzon * Together We Ride from 3/28/20
The ride hashtag is #IamWomanUP

7:00 Beach Yoga + Meditation

Leader: Pam Blair

Start your WomanUP!® day off with a grounding, centering, energizing all-levels yoga class and meditation with Pam. We will move, breathe, tap into our inner warriors and share moments of stillness as we prepare to absorb all that the conference has for each of us. No yoga experience necessary. Just show up ready to feel amazing!

 

7:45  Please head to the Coffee + Conversation session of your choice.

8:00 Coffee + Conversation breakOUT Sessions

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and head into one of our four conversations led by industry influencers and experts!

Coffee + Conversation 1 in Board Room 1

Top Tips for Deepening Digital Relationships

Conversation Leader: Kendall Bonner

These leaders will be joining her: Tiffany McQuaid, Jennifer Berman, and Lesley Everett

Join us to talk about our best strategies for organic growth and engagement with friends, old and new, on our favorite platforms!  Here, we will discuss specific tips and strategies for growing our target audience without spending a dime.  As well as, engaging our target audience on social media and then how to move those conversations from prospects to PEARLS!

 

Coffee + Conversation 2 in Board Room 2

How to Thrive During Distance Learning:
7 Strategies for Work-School-Life Balance This Year

Wisdom from Dr. Mimi Nartey

This session is for those who are negotiating entrepreneurship and distance learning.  Dr. Mimi Nartey is an educator, author, entrepreneur, homeschooling parent, and parenting expert who is going to share her best tips and strategies for success during the 2020-2021 distance learning school year.  This will be a practical and encouraging session for the parents/grandparents/mentors who need additional support to thrive this year.

Coffee + Conversation 3 in Board Room 3

Building Wealth Through Real Estate in the Covid Era  

Conversation with Courtney Poulos and Gretchen Pearson

Are you wondering how to advise your clients and yourself on the smartest moves to make? New rules are shifting how we determine what a "good" investment is during this time. Gretchen and Courtney will discuss considerations and ways to navigate through a changing investment environment.

Coffee + Conversation 4 in Board Room 4

Secrets From The Women Inside RE Tech

Conversation Leaders: Ameeta Jain + Ashely Stinton

Come and meet some of the amazing women in the real estate technology space... Hear their stories, learn where to go when YOU have an idea, and more!

8:45  Please head to the WomanUP!® Auditorium and take a seat.

9-12 SESSIONS ARE HOSTED IN THE AUDITORIUM

9:00 Welcome + Day 1 Highlights

Let’s start the day with a review of yesterday’s hot topics and review what’s ahead!

9:10 Planning 2021 and Beyond

A Conversation Between Vanessa Bergmark, Sherry Chris, and Tami Bonnell

Are you starting to think about 2021? Not sure where to start? Three powerful, heart-centered industry leaders are coming together to share their visions and action plans with us. They will tell us what they have learned this year, how it has impacted their plans for the future, and how they envision leveraging it all in 2021 and beyond.

9:50 An Entrepreneur's Story with Kendall Bonner

Hear one woman’s journey from Employee to Business Owner to Multiple Revenue Streams.  Together we will all discover some key ingredients to owning a business that works for us, when we can’t.

10:10  Best Advice For Leaders + Mentors: An Agent's Perspective

Pat Heller leads a conversation with Aisha Allen, Shelley Zavitz, and Sonya Sanders

One of our brilliant industry icons hosts a conversation with three power agents who are being mentored by the wisdom and talent of fierce women in our brokerage community. Through their stories we will experience how mentors have supported them in their growth and how working with the right mentor has propelled them both in career and life.

10:50  W3: Wake Up Leader with Christine Lee

 

Everyone is a leader whether they know it or not. The beauty of waking up the leader inside you is so you can wake up the leader in others. A true leader leads with love, and waking up leaders is the true path to change.

===Stretch It Out===

11:00  Together We ROAR with Debra Trappen

11:20   Launching A Business During A Pandemic

Bernice Ross leads a conversation with Natalia Budilo, Kama Burton, and Rama Mehra

 

WomanUP! was launched in 2017 to help more women create their own brokerages or to step into leadership positions in the real estate industry, No matter where you are in your career, you’ll be inspired by how our panelists have overcome extraordinary obstacles to fulfill their dreams, even in the midst of the pandemic. Discover how to overcome the nay-sayers as our panelists share their insights, lessons learned, and how the WomanUP! Community can help you turn your vision into a reality for your business.

11:55  W3: Communication 2020 – Busting Through The Noise with Anne Framroze

Savvy REALTORS® know the power of staying connected to their clients. As your trusted business partner, C.A.R. wants to facilitate those connections. Learn how to leverage your membership by amping up your usage of C.A.R.’s information.

12:00  What's Next?

Learn what’s happening this afternoon!

12:30p  Lunch + Learns

Grab your lunch and head back into one of our four interactive, information-packed session options!

Lunch + Learn 1 in Board Room 1
The Ultimate Strategic Advantage: Happiness! with Valerie Alexander

 

Real estate isn’t a buying and selling business, it’s a relationship business. Every dwelling is unique, every buyer is seeking an emotional attachment to the place they plan to call home, and every seller needs more than a check to get through the process. What better way to ensure that all parties come away satisfied, uplifted and ready to refer you to everyone they know than to be happy? As a broker and a leader, your happiness and the happiness of your team is not only one of your most critical business advantages, but having a happy workplace can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars! Want to learn how? Join us for this fun, interactive, engaging Lunch & Learn and come away with techniques guaranteed to rock your brokerage with happiness!

 

Lunch + Learn 2 in Board Room 2

Pivoting Your Branding Strategy

A Conversation w/ Molly McKinley, Marci James, and Laura Monroe

 

Join these brilliant leaders as they share how to determine when your brand needs to pivot quickly to remain relevant and in tune with the hearts and minds of customers yet still consistent with the mission and values of the company. These marketing mavens will share examples of what works and what doesn’t and provide a framework to help decide when you should change direction and when you should stay the course during changing times.

Lunch + Learn 3 in Board Room 3

How To Host Virtual Open Houses with Katie Lance

 

Join keynote speaker and author, Katie Lance for a special session during WomanUP! all about how to host a virtual open house effectively using Facebook Live. This session will cover tips and best practices on how to promote your Facebook Live, how to effectively capture leads, how to follow up after, do's and don'ts, case study examples and more! Katie will also give you a sneak-peek into her best-selling digital Virtual Open House handbook. See you there! ​

Lunch + Learn 4 in Board Room 4

Nerdy Realtors® Unite! Stepping Up in a Time of Need

A Conversation w/ Lori Namazi + Lisa Dunn

Leadership doesn’t always require a title - sometimes you just step up. When the pandemic hit, nobody knew what to do personally or professionally. We were isolated and longed for a sense of community during this time. The Nerdy Realtors® group was formed to fill this need; becoming a resource for information, education and support. Join Lori and Lisa as they discuss how they stepped up and continue to collaborate with others on raising the level of professionalism, and learn how you can do the same.

Evening Activities and Sessions

3:00 Leadership from the Heart in the Conference Hall

Facilitated by our partner, eXp Realty

Led by: Elizabeth Riley and Renee Funk

4:00 Takeaways Over Tea in the Conference Hall

Facilitated by our partner, RateMyAgent

Led by: Laurie Davis + Kristie Kennelly

Are you ready to talk about the key takeaways of the day and brainstorm ways to implement them in your life and business? Join the RateMyAgent team and take the lessons learned to a whole new level!

 

Get ready to connect with other attendees and talk out the takeaways together... Like the lobby bar - only with tea... at home!

5:00 Cocktails + Connecting

Hosted on the Expo Hall Lawn

 

Mix up one of our signature cocktails, grab your favorite sip or mocktail...l and join us in a room with a view for some connecting and conversations. There is no agenda or session leader. This is an open networking opportunity for you to get to know each other!

Thursday, 9/3

 

 NOTE: TIMES LISTED ARE PACIFIC TIME ZONE

Yoga students grab your yoga mats or riding shoes and get ready for the virtual doors to open at 6:45am for you!

 

7:00 Virtual Peloton Ride

Organized by our partners at Engel & Völkers Americas

Leaders: Sandra Miller, Nikki Beauchamp, Leslie Appleton-Young and Jen Branchini

Class Info: 7am * 60-minute class * WHM Celebration Ride with Christine D’Ercole from 3/8/20

Additional info on the ride will be shared soon. The ride hashtag is #IamWomanUP

7:00 Beach Yoga + Meditation

Leader: Pam Blair

 

Start your WomanUP!® day off with a grounding, centering, energizing all-levels yoga class and meditation with Pam. We will move, breathe, tap into our inner warriors and share moments of stillness as we prepare to absorb all that the conference has for each of us. No yoga experience necessary. Just show up ready to feel amazing!

7:45  Please head to the Coffee + Conversation session of your choice.

8:00 Coffee + Conversation breakOUT Sessions

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and head into one of our four conversations led by industry influencers and experts!

Coffee + Conversation 1 in Board Room 1

Claiming Your Seat On The Board

Conversation with Suzy Truax, Alice Myerhoff, and Mary Jane Cambria

Coffee + Conversation 2in Board Room 2

Diversity + Inclusion: We Know WHY... Now HOW?

Conversation with Karol Kochova, Connie Chung, Monica Hill, and Farrah Wilder

Want to diversify your life? Not sure how to get a conversation about race started?  These fierce industry leaders are here to help! Learn strategies for supporting and elevating the leadership and voices of people of color and underrepresented groups. You won’t want to miss this timely conversation!

Coffee + Conversation 3 in Board Room 3

Building A Business with Heart

Conversation with Sarah Kosasky, Rica Ruiz, Dava Davin, and Rhonda Keliipio

Coffee + Conversation 4 in Board Room 4

Negotiating + Keeping What Is Yours

Conversation with Alex Tieu, Vija Williams, Georgia Perez, Kymber Menkiti, and Kat Koutsantoni

8:45  Please head to the WomanUP!® Auditorium and take a seat.

 

9-12 SESSIONS ARE HOSTED IN THE AUDITORIUM

9:00 Welcome + Day 2 Highlights

 

9:10 Prospering in Times of Economic Crisis

Conversation with Tanya Reu-Narvaez, Tina Hernandez, and Julie Dudum Del Santo

9:40 W3: Using Your Voice with Laiza Negrete

REALTORS® know their communities better than anyone else. Learn how you can translate this knowledge of your community and use your skills as a REALTOR to build a political network to TAKE ACTION on issues that matter to you and your pocketbook.

9:45 Rising Like A Phoenix: Overcoming + Thriving Thru Life's Challenges

Conversation with Eileen Oldroyd, Heidi Jones, and Anna Visioli

They make life look easy. But trust us, the journey has not been all wine and roses. Hear the stories of these Warrior Women. Learn how they battled demons and wrestled dragons on the road to success. Overcoming adversity is their jam!

10:20  Parenting During A Pandemic

Conversation with Sara Sutachan, Katie Lance, Chelsea Peitz, and Mimi Nartey

Mom, Principal, Snack Queen, Executive Leader, Partner, Friend, Mentor, Chef. We. Are. All. The. Things. AND at the end of the day what matters most is our kids--their well being, their self-esteem, their confidence, that they feel loved and honored. Doing this all while running companies and teams has been challenging at best. Sit down with these leaders as they discuss how they’ve managed parenting throughout the shutdown, remote working and remote learning all while trying to avoid the academic slide for their children and keeping afloat at work. They will talk about how being everything to everybody isn’t realistic and help us uncover ways to get over the mom guilt.

11:05  W3: Unapologetically Authentic with Nina Dosanjh 

How to take back the power you’ve given to others, let go of the pressure to fit into social norms, and step into the light with your own truth.

11:15  Building UP Women Around You

Conversation with Terri Murphy, Sue Yannaccone, Mel Sofia, and Dawn Maddux

We thrive on defying the stereotype that women don’t support other women. There is research that shows women in particular benefit from collaboration over competition.  Study after study shows women who support women are more successful in business… Listen in as these women share their insights!

11:55  WomanUP! 2021 + Beyond with Leslie, Sara, and Debra

Before We Say Goodbye… Let’s Head To The Beach!

Closing Fireworks + Video Show You Don't Want To Miss!

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