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M-DC Womens Business Council

admin | 6/21/2012, 5:30 a.m.

Tea and luncheon caters to womens minds, bodies and spirits

Many times, when business leaders hear the term taking care of business in regards to themselves it is assumed that this phrase is referring to getting more clients, marketing your services correctly or expanding your business into profitable markets. However, to the Womens Business Council of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, that phrase refers to business leaders taking care of their entire being - mind, body and soul. Which is why the program is hosting a Mind, Body and Soul Hat and Tea Luncheon at Jungle Island on July 14th. The luncheon will feature speakers addressing matters of the mind - business; the body - fashion; and the soul - motivation. This is an inspirational and motivational event, explained Jessica Geter, the program and special events manager of the M-D Chamber of Commerce. We [women] have to make sure to align our minds and bodies and souls in order to run a proficient business model. The event will also feature a hat contest, giveaways and a fashion show hosted by the South Florida plus-size fashion company, Voluptuous You. Desiree Fleming, the founder of Voluptuous You, believes it is important for women to be mindful of their clothing choices. When youre well dressed, it says to the world that you are confident and that you know what you are doing, she said. But its also affects how you feel about yourself because [fashion] can help you have a cheerful outlook and just be more positive and hopeful. The Womens Business Council was founded to involve more women with the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce and offers a series of programs year-round addressing the special concerns of women business owners. The current chairwoman of the council is Priscilla Dames, the owner of the conflict resolution firm, Wingspan Seminars and the co-founder of the import/export company, EP Global. The Womens Business Council of the Miami-Dade Chambers Mind, Body and Soul Hat and Tea Luncheon will be held on Saturday, July 14th at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $35 for chamber members and $49 for non members. For more information about the Womens Business Council, please call 305-751-8648. By Kaila Heard kheard@miamitimesonline.com