The Unexpected Ascension: Determined to Rise

February 22 & 23, 2019
Embassy Suites at Destiny | Syracuse, NY

Friday, February 22
5:00 pm     Registration Opens
5:00 – 7:00 pm   Networking & Vendor Shopping
7:00 – 8:30 pm    Keynote Speaker, Topic: Views from the C-Suite
8:30 – 9:00 pm    Closing & Networking

Saturday, February 23
7:00 am – 8:00 am     Registration, Breakfast Buffet, Networking
8:00 am – 8:30 am     Opening Remarks
8:30 am – 9:30 am     First Workshop Session
9:30 am – 10:30 am      Second Workshop Session
10:30 am – 11:30 am     Third Workshop Session
11:30 am – 12:30 pm     Lunch Buffet, YCF and MWMMLC Announcements
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm     Panel Topic: The Climb!
Insider reviews of the emotional, social, and mental characteristics
required to survive the climb up the corporate ladder
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm     Table talk activity: Women’s wellness; an emotional component on self-care
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm     Closing Remarks
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm    Dance party with DJ Bella!


This Year’s Workshop Topics

Women on Boards

Why we need more women on boards. How do we prepare ourselves to get there, and what should we expect once we are there?

Money Matters

Maximizing your retirement fund and other tips.  How to know your “market rate”.  Negotiating salaries and raises.

Hybrid Entrepreneurship

Identifying and monetizing your side hustle.

This Year’s Panelists


About the You Can’t Fail Conference

The annual You Can’t Fail, Inc. Conference is an unforgettable, one of a kind, strategically designed, multicultural leadership learning experience for women leaders. The event explores the unique journey of professional women of color, and those who support them. Through workshops, educational presentations, inspiring messages from regional and national women leaders, a vendor expo, and live musical performances, the conference provides professional women with the skills and support to help them excel. The You Can’t Fail, Inc. Conference educates, inspires, and connects women who are interested in improving their leadership and enhancing their professional networks.

“An inspirational conference for ALL women Leaders. Do you aspire or desire to lead others or yourself into greatness? This is the place to be!”


“I had the opportunity to address attendees on the subject of ‘competence’ and as an up-and- coming leader, this was a pivotal and
defining moment in my life.”


“I look forward to the ‘realignment’ that I receive yearly as a result of attending the
You Can’t Fail conference!”


“The information, networking and encouragement I have received– non-stop- -since stepping through the door has been amazing!”

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