Women in Leadership Meetings + Incentives

An Event For Women, By Women

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WILMI (Women In Leadership Meetings + Incentives) is an exclusive conference for executive-level women in the industry – by women, for women. At WILMI, leading female meetings and incentives buyers and suppliers will join together to network, engage in dialogue on present and future challenges and opportunities, and plan and do business together. 

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  • Nearly 65% of the workforce in hospitality overall in the United States are women
  • Over 77% of meeting planners are women
  • Over 72% of travel agents are women
  • Women make over 70% of all travel-buying decisions



Learn from, and be inspired by the leading women in the meetings and events industry.



Connect during the one-on-one business appointments and unique experiential activities.



Network during the unique experiential planned activities

Alexa Carlin

Alexa Carlin

Founder/CEO, Women Empower X

Alexa Carlin is a professional speaker and founder/CEO of Women Empower X. Inspired by her own entrepreneurial pursuits, Alexa founded WEX with the mission to create a diverse and inclusive community of women entrepreneurs focused on collaboration over competition. Since its founding in 2016, WEX has helped more than 20,000 women build profitable and impactful businesses that they love.

Her inspiration stemmed from a near-death experience at age 21 that left Alexa in a coma with a 1 percent chance of surviving. Later, even with chronic health issues, she has been motivated by a spirit of gratitude and a strong sense of empowerment that she shares with audiences all over the world.

Alexa was featured on the cover of Meetings & Conventions in 2017 among 15 “Young Millennial Go-Getters to Watch” and named one of the "Most Powerful Women in Fort Lauderdale" by Gold Coast's Fort Lauderdale Daily. With a following that reaches more than 75,000 people on and offline, Alexa’s mission is to make a difference in at least one person’s life every day.

Briana Scurry

Briana Scurry

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Soccer Champion

Gold Medalist and a World Cup Soccer Champion. As one of the first African American professional female soccer players as well as one of the first out LGBT players, Scurry has faced and triumphed over various challenges during the course of her career. The epitome of a team player with a palpable love of the game, Scurry draws on her ability to overcome obstacles to provide insight on the importance of teamwork, motivation, focus and strategies for leveraging personal strengths.

Monday, May 17

2:00pm 5:00pm
2:00pm 5:00pm
Supplier tabletop set-up (Optional)
5:00pm 5:30pm
Planners: Property Tour
5:30pm 7:30pm
Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Sponsored by EPIC Hotel Miami

Tuesday, May 18

7:00am – 8:45am
Breakfast on a flow basis

Sponsored by American Airlines

9:00am – 10:00am
Education: How to Maximize Your Most Powerful Asset: YOU!

Presented by: Alexa Carlin, Founder & CEO, Women Empower X

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There’s only one you — and that is the most powerful point of differentiation in your business. Are you tapping into your greatest asset: your personal brand? Professional speaker and founder of Women Empower X, Alexa Carlin will teach you to maximize your unique power to grow your brand, scale your business and rise above the noise — while supporting other powerful women along the way.

Participants will learn:

  • How to create an authentic and trustworthy personal brand
  • Tactics for developing professional influence online
  • Ways to position your business from optimal growth, regardless of challenges
10:15am – 11:45am
One-on-One Appointments (6)
Group Departure for Off-site Lunch

Sponsored by Biscayne Lady Cruise

3:30pm – 5:00pm
One-on-One Appointments (6)
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sponsored by Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel Surfcomber Pool Deck

Wednesday, May 19

7:00am – 8:30am
Breakfast on a flow basis

Sponsored by American Airlines

8:45am – 10:00am
Education: Lessons From the Field: Q&A With Soccer Champion Briana Scurry
Moderated by Loren Edelstein; provided by Goodman Speakers
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Northstar's Loren Edelstein will moderate a group discussion with Briana Scurry, legendary U.S. Goalkeeper, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Soccer Champion. As one of the first African American professional female soccer players as well as one of the first out LGBT players, Briana faced and triumphed over numerous challenges during the course of her career. In this exclusive session with WILMI attendees, she will share how her successful strategies on the field can be applied to other difficulties professional women often face. Ask your questions and share your experiences in this intimate forum.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Perform under pressure
  • Identify and leverage your personal strengths
  • Motivate a team during challenging times
  • Tune out distractions and focus on the goal
10:15am – 11:45am
One-on-One Appointments (6)
12:00pm – 1:30pm



Those who are selected to attend will participate in:

  • Networking with leading female meetings and incentive suppliers
  • Motivating and insightful educational sessions from leading industry women experts

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To learn more, please contact Cindy Binder at [email protected].


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Exhibitor Package Rates & Premium Sponsorship Opportunities

For exhibitor package rates and premium sponsorship opportunities, please contact your business development director or Shalise DeMott.

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"Thank you for all of your hard work that went into making the Women in Leadership weekend a huge success! I had a wonderful time and feel it was well worth the investment."

- Amanda Lewin, Bellagio Las Vegas

"It was a privilege to spend a forty-eight hour journey with you. It was a pure joy to reconnect with past life friends and connect with new during our time together. "

- Dorothea Calabrese, Maritz Travel

"Thank you for a brilliant program! Your careful attention to all the details, your welcoming attitude and the amazing speakers and the ability to network with women exceeded my expectations. The speakers were inspiring; I think we all left with a desire to get off our own X and create groups and workplace environments that encourage inclusivity through inspiire creativity!"

- Lisa Fredette, RTTI




Buyers Contact:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

Shalise DeMott

Vice President, Sales

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Rita Bergman

Event Manager

[email protected]