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Greater New Orleans Leadership Impact Workshop

  • Saturday, March 04, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)
  • TBA


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Join Us for:

Leadership Impact


Saturday, March 4, 2017


New Orleans, LA

  • Learn about starting, expanding, building, monetizing, turning around, branding, re-branding, negotiating, collaboration, licensing, grant writing, business revenue models, marketing, and more.   
  • Bring your smallest and biggest challenges with your business or project.  
  • You will have access to one of the brightest minds in business!  
  • The success principles you will learn can be applied to any sector or project.  
  • This is a workshop where you will gain thousands of dollars worth of guidance. 
  • You'll also have the opportunity for one-on-one time with the leaders.

Join Us for Powerful Women International Connection

Plus CEO/President Valeri Bocage

Valeri is known as the 'Barrier Buster.'  She busted through lots of barriers after only having two pairs of jeans and a toothbrush to her name after she lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.  Valeri moved to San Francisco to start her new life and had never been to San Francisco before.  She started Powerful Women International Connections and has been on TV and Radio, Spoken at Google, and Dr. Oz first conference on Women's Health.  She has traveled to several different countries to work with people to fulfill their life time dreams of making a difference. Valeri is currently working with leaders that are living and leaving a legacy of impacting communities globally. 


Carrie Nikitin, Business Strategist

& CEO of AvaTekh, Inc.


As a Business Strategist for small and large businesses that are geared to making a difference, Carrie is currently CEO of Avatekh, Inc., a Lawrence, Kansas high tech start-up developing and monetizing Intellectual property in noise suppression, mitigation and analysis with applications in military, medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunications, power management, data over power lines, navigational, sensors and biometrics. 

Her interest in business began when starting her first company (import/export in partnerships with companies in Japan and South Korea) at the young age of 18. With over 30 years of experience in business building, development, strategies, modeling and funding in both start-ups and existing companies, she has worked at the executive level in various areas including alternative energies, medical, and the technology industry.  

Carrie has worked with companies in various stages, such as start-up mode, expansion, downsizing, turnaround, branding and re-branding phases.  Her experience includes the development, structure and negotiation of joint ventures, collaborative development and licensing agreements as well as mergers and acquisitions.   She has worked with Universities in development of prototyping; grant writing and technology transfer and industry partnerships. 

Carrie has strong skills in constructing and negotiating licensing agreements, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and both collaborative development and research agreements in both domestic and foreign markets in various industry, academic and government sectors.

Her experience includes building revenue growth within new and existing competitive markets. With her work with several start-up companies, she has acquired a great knowledge of business strategies, models, monetizing and managing deal-flow and leveraging both monetary and human assets to create sustainable environments within a company to capitalize in it’s given market or business sector; diversification from working in multiple industries such as telecommunications, consumer electronics, toys, cosmetics, sports science, medical, education, banking, energy (nuclear and alternative), materials and commercial real estate; and experience as a grant writer at state and local levels (economic development and training), and federal level (SBIR-NSF-NIH).

Join us

Workshop to Get Valuable Insights and Breakthrough Your Barriers!


  • Expand your leadership to make a larger impact
  • Get Clarity on Your Role as a Leader
  • Actualize Your Next Steps
  We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Members Only $50

Guests $100

Lunch Not Included


For more information, call  415-742-5239



Feel Free to Register for:

Women Leadership Round-table

March 3, 2017


Women Humanitarian Leaders Making a Difference in Society

New Orleans, LA

Women Leaders Impacting Change, Impacting Lives

  • Connect with like-minds
  • Create better futures for society
  • Collaborate to make a difference

Pay lunch on your own. 



For more information, call  415-742-5239


POWERFUL WOMEN INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS (PWIC) envisions women as catalysts for positive change in the world, women taking on greater leadership roles, causing a peaceful, harmonious world for children's future.  Our mission is to connect, collaborate with, and educate women leaders to use their innate gifts and talents to transform and make a bigger impact with underserved communities causing positive changes throughout the world. Our highest values are authenticity, life balance, compassion, and courage.

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