Tickets on Sale Now to the Inaugural S.H.E. Bacardi Women’s Summit; A One-Day Women’s Empowerment Conference in Miami on September 29

Speakers include S.H.E. Summit founder and CEO Claudia Chan, Bacardi
General Counsel for North America Marlene Gordon, Bacardi Regional
President for North America Pete Carr, CEO of Southern Glazer’s Wine &
Spirits Wayne Chaplin, Bacardi Limited Board of Director Lisanne Dorion,
Ryder Vice President Amy Wagner, Founder of I.AM.You Studio Lauren
Imparato, Co-Founder of Simon Isaacs, storytelling expert Andy
Henriquez, and more

CORAL GABLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The inaugural S.H.E. Bacardi Women’s Summit will convene thought
provoking speakers and hundreds of women (and men) to unleash female
potential to rise their holistic leadership potential, while lifting
others in the process. In collaboration with S.H.E. Summit, a
globally-celebrated women’s empowerment conference, inspirational
speakers and corporate leaders will convene in South Florida to
celebrate female empowerment at the first ever Bacardi women’s
conference on September 29 at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Aimed at celebrating, convening, and cultivating prospects and rising
top talent in South Florida, the S.H.E. Bacardi Women’s Summit will
feature a prestigious list of dynamic speakers with incredible personal
and professional stories. Informative workshops, thought-provoking panel
discussions and keynotes will cover everything from finding your purpose
and passion to leadership and intrapreneurship to motherhood and

“I am a true believer in not just taking what you get, but creating what
you want. My advice to women is to define who you are, your priorities,
goals, and more importantly why you want to achieve them,” says Marlene
Gordon, general counsel for Bacardi in North America and global lead for
the Bacardi Women in Leadership initiative. “Having this clarity is what
lets you fight for ideas and yourself. The S.H.E. Bacardi Women’s Summit
will help tie all of these together to empower women to do more than
they thought they could achieve.”

The event will commence with an opening from Claudia Chan and Marlene
Gordon, followed by a keynote on passion and purpose by storytelling
expert, speaker and coach Andy Henriquez. Learn and be inspired by
corporate panelists such as Bacardi President for North America Pete
Carr, CEO for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Wayne Chaplin, Bacardi
Limited board member Lisanne Dorion, Bacardi Vice President of Indirect
Procurement Paula Glickenhaus, empowerment and business expert Jen
Groover, Morgan Stanley vice president turned founder of I.AM.You Studio
Lauren Imparato, Ryder’s Vice President of Global Product Insurance &
Risk Management Amy Wagner on motherhood, and leading parenting expert
Simon Isaacs from

“At S.H.E. Summit, we believe corporations are a massive vehicle for
change in today’s women’s (or gender equality) movement – both for the
internal talent they employ to the external people their products,
services and campaigns touch,” says Claudia Chan, S.H.E. Summit founder
& chief. “We are proud to work closely with Bacardi to bring the S.H.E.
(she and he help empower) experience to South Florida to strengthen our
collective social impact.”

Join more than 400 professionals representing Bacardi, partner
corporations and firms across various industries including marketing,
transportation, law, consulting, and more. The event will conclude with
a networking cocktail reception sponsored by Bacardi.

The S.H.E. Bacardi Women’s Summit is open to all interested professional
men and women. The cost for admission is US$185 per ticket. Companies
can also become sponsors to receive group rate ticket prices. Current
sponsors include Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, PwC, Team
Enterprises, Hogan Lovells, Ryder and BBDO.

To buy tickets, review the agenda or learn more, visit

About Bacardi

Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world,
produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The
company boasts a portfolio of some of the most iconic and top-selling
spirits brands including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, DEWAR’S®
blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave
tequila, MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, ST-GERMAIN elderflower
liqueur and other leading and emerging brands.

Founded more than 154 years ago in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862,
family-owned Bacardi manufactures its brands at 29 facilities and sells
them in more than 160 countries. Bacardi refers to the Bacardi group of
companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

About Bacardi Women in Leadership

The Bacardi Women in Leadership Initiative was founded with the mission
of unleashing the potential of current and future female leaders at
Bacardi to drive sustainable top and bottom line business growth. Led
globally by Marlene Gordon, General Counsel for Bacardi in North
America, the initiative is embedded into the Bacardi business strategy
and instills a sense of ownership and accountability in business leaders
to set the right example and drive engagement throughout the
organization. Areas of focus include programs to strengthen the talent
pipeline including a formal mentoring program and personal/professional
development activities; networking opportunities and initiatives to
empower employees in a winning work environment; and community
partnerships centered on women helping other women in need. This program
positions Bacardi as an employer of choice for talented women and helps
establish stronger career paths toward senior leadership.

About S.H.E. Summit

S.H.E. Summit is a renowned global empowerment conference devoted to
supporting thriving leaders and women’s movement champions around the
world. Through an annual experience of congregation, education and
activation, S.H.E. Summit develops and empowers female and male leaders
to rise to their highest potential and lift others in the process so
that gender equality is accelerated and achieved by 2030. The 5th annual
event and webcast is Oct 28-29, 2016, in New York City. S.H.E. stands
for “She & He Help Empower” and is created by women’s empowerment
educator and accelerator, Claudia Chan.


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