•  Our Spring Expo will start with honoring our 2015 ATHENA Award recipient.

    After the ATHENA Award presentation, schedule your day around workshops geared to renew body, mind, and spirit. Come engage with local experts and professionals in the areas of health & wellness, finance, and general life balance. Stay for a fabulous lunch and motivating keynote speaker.

    Take time for you - to renew, relax and re-engage!


    You will not want to miss this day filled with great topics, speakers and connections. Register Today!


    Athena Award 8:00 a.m. Athena Award Presentation


    Athena Award Breakfast Speaker:
    2015 ATHENA Award Recipient

    Andi Funk Andrea J. Funk
    Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC

    The ATHENA Award celebrates women who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment. Andi Funk is the CEO at Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and has spent more than 20 years in various financial and operational positions in manufacturing companies.


    Jo Painter Jo Painter
    Local entertainment personality, Media and Communications Expert, and
    Vice President of PEOPLE Chronicles, where she also hosts a weekly show called ‘What’s The Story.'



    Dr. Summer KnightKeynote: Dr. Summer Knight, The Innovation Doctor
    Serial Entrepreneur and Strategic Business Leader
    Dr. Knight is an innovation catalyst expert successfully founding, rapidly scaling and profitably selling companies in health, IT, education, international security and real estate. She is an experienced Fortune 100 national medical Executive and Innovation Expert.



    Let’s Talk about Sex
    Dr. Charmaine Anderson Presenter: Charmaine Anderson, M.D.
    OB/Gyn, St. Joseph Medical Group
    Questions about sex? Too afraid or embarrassed to talk about issues? Sexual health conversations are sometimes hard to have, even with those closest to you. Dr. Anderson will take the awkwardness and anxiety out of the conversation and will discuss topics that are commonly on the minds of her patients.

    Fitness Mythbusters
    Sarah SmallPresenter: Sarah Small
    Personal Trainer, NASM PT; Cardio Respiratory Metabolic Specialist, Alliance Fitness Center.
    We know your heart, your brain - your entire body benefits from exercise, however with all the fitness misinformation available today, it can be tricky to know what’s actually true and what’s false. Some old fitness fictions, such as ‘no pain, no gain’ and ‘spot reducing’ are fading fast, although, plenty of popular exercise misconceptions still exist. Learn what are actual exercise myths as well as the not-so-common facts based on the most up to date exercise science. Come in and test your fitness expertise!

    Self-Defense Are You Prepared?
    Tony SabadosLee BartoPresenters: Tony Sabados and Lee Barto
    CEO and Head Instructor, MPower Self Defense
    MPower Self Defense Basic Training 101 - This class will discuss the various stages of self defense including combat mindset, situational awareness, and non-lethal forms of self defense.



    Take Charge of Your Life: Know when it’s Time for a Career Change
    Carol Anne Minski, PhDPresenter: Carol Anne Minski, PhD
    President, CMA Leadership Consultants
    Do you sometimes feel that you want out of your current situation but don’t know where you want to go? Or do you already know where you want to go but you are not sure how to get there? We all have experienced that feeling of uncertainty. You may be dissatisfied with your current situation, at a crossroad, in transition or thinking about starting a business but something is holding you back. This workshop will teach you how to take charge of change to bring your life into balance. You will develop your skills portfolio and learn how to find your next career. You will gain confidence and learn proven strategies for making a career change.

    How Difficult People Become Dangerous
    Dr. Timothy E. Ring
    Presenter: Timothy E. Ring, Ed.D.
    Licensed Psychologist, Berkshire Psychiatric & Behavioral Health Services, P.C.

    This program explores the personality features of active shooters, or 'the lone wolf terrorist.' Participants will learn the characteristics of these dangerous individuals and how to potentially identify them in our workplaces, schools or even neighborhoods.

    Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking
    Jo PainterPresenter: Jo Painter
    Vice President, PEOPLE Chronicles where she also hosts a weekly show called 'What's The Story'
    Surveys have shown that the number one fear in the world is the fear of public speaking. Can you relate? You don’t have to be a professional speaker to be interested in the benefits of public speaking. Reason being that public speaking takes place daily even during those things we perceive as ‘ordinary’ activities of life... It’s simply a part of life! Come learn tips that will help you overcome your fear and set you up for success!



    Finding Your Joy, Fulfillment & Purpose – How To Start Living Your Destiny!
    Danielle Reardon Presenter: Danielle Reardon SPHR, MBA
    Owner at Discovering Your Goddess & Paragon Consulting Group, LLC
    This session will help you unblock things preventing you from determining what you want in life and experiencing happiness and forward motion. You will learn about reconnecting with your beauty, sensuality and physical self, allowing you to confidently pursue lasting, positive lifestyle changes. Danielle will provide you with the keys to deepening your relationships and feeling more fulfilled professionally and personally, empowering you to confidently make lasting, life-changing decisions.

    Age Doesn’t Matter: Find Your Strengths and Reinvent Yourself!
    Lisa Horst Presenter: Lisa Horst
    Send Out Cards, President, The Learning Link and Partner, City Mansion Investments, LLC
    Learn how Lisa leveraged her strengths and reinvented herself through her 20's, 30's, and 40's and what she has planned for the rest of her 50's! Discover how you can find your strengths and reinvent yourself, no matter what decade you are currently in!

    Praying Your Calendar: Self-Care for Women
    Presenter: Sister Patrice Klausing, OSF, M.S., LPC
    Private Practice in Counseling & Spiritual Direction, Adjunct Instructor for the Psychology & Counseling at Alvernia University
    Although women's brains are hard-wired to multi-task, most of us tax the limits of that ability. We wear many hats, often neglecting the one labelled 'Me.' In this workshop, we will explore ways to literally carve out space to nurture our inner selves in the midst of our busy lives.


    Closing Session

    Lean In Circles 2.0!
    Lynn BrownPresenter: Lynn Brown
    President of LLB Network Consultants, LLC,Business & Human Resources Operations Consultant
    Learn about and experience how a Lean In Circle works. In these circles, women attend two hour long monthly meetings for ten months to discuss and find solutions to issues they face in the workplace and their personal lives. Lynn will provide an overview of how Lean In Circles work. Experts from the Lean In organization will discuss developing the skills needed to build trust on an educational video. You will then participate in small group discussions focused on building trust and also hear from current Lean In Circle participants on how this process has been valuable to them.


    Expo Exhibitors

    A Sense of Purpose
    Advanced Skin Care and Laser Center
    Albright University
    Alliance Fitness Center
    Bell Tower
    Breast Cancer Support Services
    Celebration Flowers
    Center for TMJ and Sleep Disorders
    Comfort Keepers
    Cruise Planners
    Dave Zerbe Studio of Photography
    Discovering Your Goddess
    First Priority Bank
    Five Star Home Foods
    Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery
    Fundamental Connections
    Hansen Chiropractic
    Hypnosis in Berks
    It's a Gift!
    Jamberry Nail Wraps
    Lords & Ladies Salon
    Manor Golf Club
    Mary Kay
    Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy of Reading
    Neurium International
    Reading Eagle
    Reading Orthodontic Group
    RN Therapeutics
    Sensory Concepts Ortho& Medical Massage
    Silpada Designs Jewelry
    St. Joseph's Medical Center
    Susquehanna Bank
    Take Shape for Life
    The Carriage House
    The Culinary Classroom
    The Hitchcock Group Cleaning and Restoration
    Thirty-One Gifts
    Thru Jen's Lens
    Tompkins VIST Bank
    Touchstone Crystal, By Swarovski
    Tre'Skinrx/ Cookie Lee
    Urban Charm
    Wells Fargo
    Wyomissing Hair Studio