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

August 8, 2016

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., August 8, 2016 – 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 well-being.

“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.

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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 than154 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.