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Conversations that Count 


Register now for this not-to-miss Women of Color 2022 Series
beginning with the first session on Friday, April 22nd 2-3 PM EST

You are invited to attend “Conversations that Count,” a WBENC Women of Color Series. All WOC WBEs and non-certified WOC Entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend this outreach and development program.

The WBENC Women of Color Program is pleased to bring you Conversations that Count, a self-development series facilitated by Dr. Cheryl Polote-Williamson. This series is designed for business leaders and entrepreneurs who are eager to improve their mindset to effectively execute their visions while building a purpose-filled personal brand and balanced life. The workshops in this series are interactive and formatted to be a safe and communal space that encourages community and relationship building with attendees of each session. If you are looking to develop as a leader while getting to know other entrepreneurs, this program is for you!

Read more about the entire Conversations that Count series! Then register for one, many or all of the upcoming sessions! Fri, April 22, 2 – 3 PM ET: Mindset Matters/Kick-off

Fri, May 20, 2 – 4 PM ET: Dream, Plan, Do 2022 Vision Board

Fri, June 24, 2 – 3 PM ET: Standing in Your Purpose

Fri, July 15, 2 – 3 PM ET: Build Your Personal Brand as a Business Leader

Fri, Aug 19, 2 – 3 PM ET: Self Care Matters 


Dr. Cheryl Polote-Williamson
Founder and CEO of Soul Reborn

Dr. Cheryl Polote-Williamson is a highly sought-after transformational speaker, nationally acclaimed multi best-selling author, award winning executive producer and filmmaker, global business leader, visionary, philanthropist, brand influencer, purpose connection coach, editor-in-chief of Cheryl Magazine and most importantly, a true servant leaderCheryl has utilized her God-given gifts and talents to master the art of influence and she takes pride in teaching others how to do the same. 

Mindset Matters
Friday, April 22nd 2:00-3:00PM EST

The Mindset Matters session will kick-off our Conversations that Count Series and will take you on a journey through mastering your mindset to live the life of your dreams both personally and professionally. During this interactive session you will learn to shift and transform your mindset.

Dream, Plan, Do 2022 Vision Board
Friday, May 20th 2:00-4:00PM EST

During the Dream, Plan, Do 2022 Vision Board workshop participants will create effective vision boards. As entrepreneurs, it is vital to know where you want to go and what you want to accomplish. Participants will walk away with not only a vision board but a vision board that gets results.

Standing in Your Purpose

Friday, June 24th 2:00-3:00PM EST

During the Standing in Your Purpose workshop, participants will receive 3-Keys to help you discover your purpose. Standing in Your Purpose is not difficult; in fact, your purpose is inside of you waiting to be discovered.  To stand in your purpose you must first understand how to discover your purpose. If you are looking to know discover and stand in your purpose, this session is for you!

Build Your Personal Brand as a Business Leader
Friday, July 15th 2:00-3:00PM EST

During the Build Your Personal Brand as a Business Leader workshop, attendees will learn 3-key components of building a solid personal brand and receive a personal brand template. The purpose of creating a personal brand is to truly understand your unique qualities and this brand should be a direct reflection of your skills, values, and beliefs. Join us to learn how to develop your brand message and create an image that defines your vision.

Individuals who attend this session will receive the book The Art of Influence by Dr. Cheryl Polote-Williamson after the session.

Self-Care Matters
Friday, August 19th 2:00-3:00PM EST

During the Self Care Matters workshop, participants will receive the 5 Keys to Self -Care and how to implement a self-care plan. Are you looking to improve your work life balance and learn how to overcome imposter syndrome; this workshop is designed for you! By the end of the workshop, attendees will learn to create and implement a self-care plan that works and get results.


Building Generational Wealth Through Succession Planning
Tuesday, April 12th 3:00-5:00PM EST

This Financial Literacy Month, WBENC and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are pleased to invite you to attend “Building Generational Wealth Through Succession Planning,” a Women of Color session. During this session, you will learn from subject matter experts on how to build generational wealth and hear from generationally-owned business owners on how they are establishing family wealth through succession planning.


Sabina Bhatia, CEO Rose International

Sabina Bhatia became CEO of Rose International in January 2017. Prior to becoming CEO, Ms. Bhatia held various management positions at Rose actively leading teams in the areas of recruiting, business development, accounting and administration and partner relations.

Mike Thompson
President & CEO, Fair Oaks Foods

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Fair Oaks Foods, Michael Thompson has championed the success of this award-winning Wisconsin-based supplier of meat and poultry products since taking ownership in 2003. Under his guidance, revenues have increased substantially, workforce has tripled, and strategic business growth has led to two additional facilities in the region. 

Michael J. Thompson
SVP Business Development, Fair Oaks Foods

Michael J. Thompson joined the business in 2009, as a National Account Sales Manager at Fair Oaks Foods. Since then, Michael has transitioned into Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Michael has over 15 years of experience in the Food Industry, is an accomplished marketing strategist and a strong leader. His vision and expertise continues to demonstrate cost-effective growth for Fair Oaks Foods. 

Meredith “Moe” Peguero
Executive Director and Banker, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Meredith “Moe” Peguero is an Executive Director and Banker of J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Miami. Moe guides private business owners, entrepreneurial founders & funders and multigenerational families through the complexities of significant wealth. She is particularly focused on helping clients maximize efficient exits and transform their success into a sustainable legacy. 

Event Details


Apr 22, 2022
Aug 19, 2022


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Anywhere you have WiFi