October 2, 2014

Women Mean Business 2020


October 22nd, 2020

9-11 AM

*Please view our Facebook live video at the scheduled date and time: https://www.facebook.com/TangipahoaProfessionalWomenOrganization/

Tangipahoa Professional Women’s Organization has officially announced details for the 2020 Women Mean Business Conference. In light of COVID-19, the organization was not able to host the primary fundraiser for the scholarship fund during the highly anticipated March 2020 Women Mean Business Conference as planned.

Since then, members have been hard at work planning a new type of conference and coming up with other avenues to raise money for scholarship applicants. TPW has decided to host a virtual conference on Thursday, October 22nd.

Admission will be free, but participants are asked to make a donation for scholarship recipients, who will be featured during a special presentation. In addition, those who log on will be eligible to receive giveaways and bid for several goody bag prizes from local businesses. Live polls will be enacted throughout the conference to engage participants throughout.

Two guest speakers will be highlighted: Elizabeth McCormick, the Former U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, now turned professional motivational speaker, whose session ‘First Lead Yourself,’ will dive into the importance of self-improvement, progress, and leadership. Mia Perez, Chief Administrative Officer at Louisiana Federal Credit Union’s session,‘5 Lessons Learned On a Monday,’ will detail her takeaways from an extensive career in branding, marketing, and organizational development.

KSLU, Southeastern Louisiana University’s Award-Winning college radio station will be live streaming the event. More details about how to view and connect to the conference stream will be released at a later date.

For specific questions, contact TPW at tangipw@gmail.com.


2020 Speakers

Mia Perez-Chief Administrative Officer, Louisiana Federal Credit Union

Mia serves as the chief administrative officer at Louisiana Federal Credit Union where she is responsible for all things brand, marketing and organizational development.

Mia most recently served as Chair of the Credit Union National Association’s Marketing & Business Development Council Executive Committee. In 2016, she was named as a Woman to Watch by the Credit Union Times and as a Credit Union Rock Star by Credit Union Magazine. Mia received her bachelor degree in public relations from Tulane University, a master’s degree in Leadership and HR Development from LSU, and is a graduate of CUNA Marketing Management School where she is currently an instructor. Mia resides outside of New Orleans, Louisiana and is married with three kidlets: one 21 year-old-son and two that don’t ask for money: Maltese puppies Demi and Desmo.

Session Title: “5 Lessons Learned on a Monday”


Elizabeth McCormick, former U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, now professional motivational speaker

As a decorated US Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, Elizabeth McCormick flew air assault, command and control, top-secret intelligence missions, and transported high-level government VIP’s, transitioning from her military service to corporate management with her exemplary business background including being a international contract negotiator, and commodity manager in purchasing and supply chain for global corporations.

Elizabeth is now shattering the glass ceiling as an in-demand Motivational Keynote Speaker and Leadership Specialist: currently #5 on the list of “Leadership Experts to Follow Online.” Her leadership and rise to success in the military paved the way for her professional achievements in corporate and entrepreneurial environments. Through her gifted art of analyzation and negotiation, expert mentoring abilities, mastery of management, and team-building skills, she led several teams throughout her career to top achievements that include millions of dollars in strategic cost-saving measures for regional, national, and global entities.

Her authority on Leadership, Safety, Military, and Veterans Issues is highly sought after with the media. She is frequently seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, in the Wall Street Journal and was just recently live on CNN for a segment on flying a helicopter.

Her personal development book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method; the Five Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life, is a “must read” along with her 19+ business tip books in the Soar 2 Success series on leadership and entrepreneurial topics. In addition to her aviation training, Elizabeth was trained in the US Army’s Safety School to contribute to her unit’s preparedness and readiness. In addition to the Army Aviator badge, her many military awards she is most proud of includes the Meritorious Service Medal and Humanitarian Service Medal. In 2011, Elizabeth received the US Congressional Veteran Commendation for her service to her country and community as a disabled veteran.

Elizabeth averages speaking at 100+ engagements per year and is an in-demand motivational business success speaker with a focus on Leadership, Safety, Sales, Team Building, Professional Development, and Personal Growth, bringing a celebrity experience to events. Elizabeth inspires audiences, sharing her pioneering and insightful aviation lessons learned in a dramatically memorable and action-oriented keynote presentation.

As a premier leadership trainer and top performing founding member of the John Maxwell Team of speakers, she is a dynamic and energizing expert sought after for events around the world. In 2019, Elizabeth earned her Certified Speaking Professional (CSPTM) career designation bestowed by the National Speakers Association. To achieve this designation, the professional speaker must demonstrate documented proficiency over a minimum of five years, receive positive evaluations from over 250+ clients, and be evaluated and affirmed through a peer-review process. When meeting professionals wish to hire a speaker with a high-level of expertise and competency, superior speaking ability, and a proven track record of professionalism and success, they can rely on those who hold the Certified Speaking Professional designation to deliver.

Find out more at: www.PilotSpeaker.com

Session Title: “First Lead Yourself”