President, Justice, subsidiary of ascena retail group, inc.
Lece is the president of Justice (a subsidiary of ascena retail group, inc.) where she directs the lifestyle brand’s strategic initiatives – providing the hottest fashions and accessories for tween girls through unique experiences in brick and mortar, direct, and social channels. Lece has developed a passion for supporting, empowering, and building self-esteem in young girls. Through her work with Justice, the organization has taken a stand on diversity and inclusion, promoting positivity and giving young girls a voice in the world. READ MORE
President/Chief Executive Officer, Gerber Childrenswear LLC.
Ms. Montaño is a highly accomplished executive with a drive for leading businesses that deliver best in class products and experiences to consumers. As a mother of two, Maria has a particular passion for the juvenile product space, and has led North American businesses for both Britax Child Safety (manufacturers of car seats and strollers) and Bugaboo Americas (manufacturers of premium strollers), in addition to her current role as CEO/President of Gerber Childrenswear. READ MORE
Special Luncheon Tribute, The Legacy of Edyth Bush
The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
Edyth Bush – an accomplished dancer, actress, playwright and philanthropist – established the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation 45 years ago and left a legacy of caring leadership in Central Florida. Years earlier, while she was running her own theater St. Paul, Minnesota, she placed her dowry and her full support into her husband’s career at a struggling sandpaper company. Archibald Granville Bush moved up quickly from junior bookkeeper to CEO and – along with Edyth – the largest shareholder of that company which eventually became known as 3M. For 13 years, the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation has been a steadfast partner in Central Florida, working with us to bring more than $4 million worth of new essential items to low-income residents of Central Florida in the past year alone. READ MORE
Thomas P. Farley
What Manners Most, 2019 Women of Inspiration Host
Mister Manners, Thomas P. Farley, is an etiquette expert, speaker and author who’s inspiring audiences of all types to master essential communication strategies for success in the workplace—and in life.His business-etiquette, customer-service and communication workshops and keynotes are engaging and memorable, offering strategies for getting along and getting ahead in the modern era. Among his clients have included the United States Department of Commerce, the Estée Lauder Companies, JPMorgan Chase, the Walt Disney Corporation, Bank of America, the American Automobile Association (AAA), the U.S. Army, Viacom, Toyota and UPS. READ MORE
Head of Groups & Community at Facebook, Bestselling Author of Purposeful: Are You Manager or a Movement Starter
Jennifer Dulski is the author of Wall Street Journal bestseller Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter? about how each of us can be movement starters. She leads Facebook Groups — a product used by more than 1.4 billion people to create and engage in communities that matter to them on topics from parenting to health to disaster response. Prior to Facebook, Jennifer was president & COO of Change.org. She was also an early Yahoo! employee and led one of six business units there as group VP and GM of Local and Marketplaces. In 2007, Jennifer left Yahoo! to become CEO of The Dealmap, a mobile, local deals site that Google acquired in 2011, making Jennifer the first female entrepreneur to sell a company to Google, where she then led Google Shopping and Product Listing Ads. A prominent thought leader in Silicon Valley, she writes frequently about management and leadership for LinkedIn Influencers, Forbes, Fortune and Huffington Post.