I love going to social media and business-related events, and always leave them with some new nuggets of ideas. I think the pursuit of knowledge is never fruitless, even if the topic is a familiar one. That said, it’s still exciting when one comes along that’s “different,” and that I know will evoke some deep thought afterward.

An upcoming event that caught my attention as being unique is the Fierce Leadership Summit. The inaugural single-day conference will take place Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Davidson Conference Center at the University of Southern California (USC).

The event’s focus is on inspiring women to reach their full potential by tapping into the power of their unique talents and strengths through a series of prominent, influential female speakers.

Nailah Blades, USC graduate and certified life coach, created this event after noticing a lack of events designed to help young women recognize the innate power they already possess, to become more authentic leaders. Blades realized her own passion for teaching and speaking during her career as a sales and marketing analyst.

Two years ago, Blades started her coaching and consulting business, Polka Dot Coaching, to help young women develop strategies to follow their passions and make their dreams a reality.

Blades and eight key speakers from the Southern California area will share the secrets, successes and challenges that have lead them to achieve their goals. Each 40-minute speaker session will leave guests with a crystal-clear strategy and the motivation to confront their ambitions and make them a reality.

Speakers will cover how health and wellness, marketing, personal growth and finances are all important factors to becoming a fierce leader and reaching personal goals. They include:

  • Erin Haslag | Certified Wellness Coach and Founder, Well in LA
  • Danielle Dowling | Author, Relationship Expert and Women’s Life Coach
  • Jodi Womack | Founder, No More Nylons
  • Alaia Williams | Owner, One Organized Business
  • Danielle Leslie | Marketing Consultant, We Are Big Fish
  • Dyana Valentine | Speaker, Life Coach at DyanaValentine.com
  • Samantha Bennett | Creator, The Organized Artist Company
  • Brittney Castro | Certified Financial Planner, Financially Wise Woman

Seminar tickets are $89. Notebooks, pens, water and light appetizers will be provided along with gift bags for the first 125 attendees. Sessions will be held from 9am-5pm, followed by a cocktail hour and networking.

Use promo code “LetsGetFierce” for $10 off! For more information, contact Heather Cereghino of the ACE Agency.