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Fight for What You Believe In: Networking & Panel Discussion

February 4, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Ladies America theme for February is Advocacy. We all have causes that we believe in and we each choose how we want to advocate for those causes. For some it’s through political activism, others choose careers that align to their beliefs. Join our interactive panel discussion where three panelists share their experience and courage to a take stand for what they believe in. Following the discussion you will have the opportunity to network with other attendees and engage with the speakers to empower yourself to think outside of the box and fight for the cause that you believe in.

Meet the Panelist

Brandi Starr, Coach, Consultant, Brand Strategist, and Speaker at Cassius Blue Consulting. Through her business she helps women entrepreneurs attract their ideal clients and be confident in selling with integrity so that they can experience peace of mind and freedom from frustration and overwhelm. Brandi’s mantra is to “Simply be Amazing” and that she is. Brandi has received numerous awards including the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year for Marketing and Communications by Stiletto Woman Media. She has a Masters of Education in Adult Education from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor is Science in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. Originally from the Washington, DC Metropolitan area Brandi has called Atlanta, GA home since 1998. Brandi is a wife and mother of five who enjoys running, socializing, and country music.

Fay Gibson was born on the Island of St. Vincent and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  She has over 10 years of experience in Finance and Human Resources working in the Housing Industry for State and Local Housing Authority Agencies.  After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008, Fay started team BFF (Best Friends Forever) Against MS, participating in Walk MS events in Georgia and New York City.  As a team captain since 2010 Fay is a member of the Society’s Top 100 Club and along with her team members have raised over $60,000 as they walk to bring awareness and find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

Fay is now the Development Manager for Walk MS at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Georgia Chapter.  She is responsible for the development, implementation, marketing, and management of the Georgia Chapter 9 MS Walk events.  Fay is also an Activist and is responsible for sharing Multiple Sclerosis priorities with State Senators, State Representatives and other policy makers.

Most recently, Fay returned to Georgia State University to pursue her Bachelor degree in Managerial Science and looks forward to graduating spring 2015.

Fay now resides in Alpharetta, GA where she has called home since 2003.

Lake Louise is founder and Chief Eco-Beauty Officer (CEO) of Skin, Mind, Body Essentials (SMB Essentials), a lifestyle and wellness products company she formed in 2002 – brands include: Lotus Moon, Plain Jane Beauty, DetoxRx and SON. She received her master’s degree from Stanford University and went on to accept a visiting professor position at the University of Costa Rica where she taught sustainability and eco-responsibility in the Ecological Tourism Department for three years.

Lake combined her passion for beauty and wellness with her vast research skills to develop the flagship brand Lotus Moon, an advanced natural and organic skin care line that is safe for the body and the planet. Her company has grown from a small business to a full-scale established enterprise offering a complete product range for the face and body. Her commitment to developing natural and safe skin and body care products and her passion for educating spa professionals about natural ingredients and treatment have greatly contributed to the success of her company. 


  • 11:00 a.m. – Check In and Networking
  • 11:30 a.m. – Guest Panelist Presentations
    • Brandi Starr
    • Fay Gibson
    • Lake Louise
  • 12:00 p.m. – Group Discussion
  • 12:45 p.m. – Wrap Up & Networking
  • 1:00 p.m. – Event Ends



What are my parking options? – Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.

What’s the attire for the event? – Business Casual

Do I have to be a member of Ladies America to Attend? – No, all are welcome. We encourage you to become a member of Ladies America attending this event alone makes the $8 membership worth it not to mention the other member benefits.

Can I Invite a Friend? – Of course, we encourage you to. Although Ladies America has been around for a while the Atlanta Chapter is still new so help us spread the word.

Will a meal be served? – Yes, this is a Lunch & Learn meeting and you have the option of purchasing a Boar’s Head Turkey Sub, Boar’s Head Ham Sub or Veggie Sub, chips and a beverage for an additional cost or feel free to bring your own lunch.

Are tickets refundable? – Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. If you have purchased a ticket and are no longer able to attend we can update your registration to the name of your choice.

I have more questions, who should I contact? – You can reach out to the Executive Director, Brandi Starr at 678-590-5952 or the Executive Director, Annette Carson at 678-505-8696.


February 4, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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