Designed for Impact conference returns

  • Focus on women: the Designed for Impact conference will return in November

    Focus on women: the Designed for Impact conference will return in November

Glenda Hatchett, renowned judge, board member and TV celebrity, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Designed for Impact conference.

The conference and event series is focused on supporting women’s advancement in both their professional and personal lives.

Ascendant is the presenting sponsor for this year’s conference, to be held on November 8.

The event has a theme of “White Chair Wisdom”, based on the belief that every woman has learnt something during the course of her life, and those nuggets of wisdom — when shared — can help other women advance.

Ms Hatchett is the star of the TV show The Verdict With Judge Hatchett and founding partner of the US law firm The Hatchett Firm. She has given her views on a wide range of issues on CNN, The View and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

White Chair Wisdom will be held at the Fairmont Southampton and will focus specifically on the topics identified as important by last year’s attendees — namely confidence, work-life balance, dealing with stress and women supporting women.

The event features will also feature a diverse panel of female leaders and entrepreneurs who will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event.

A special networking challenge and buffet lunch will round out the day.

Maria Holder, the event organiser, said the design of this year’s series event is different from last year’s conference. She added that every segment of the day would focus on helping women grow their networks while giving and receiving practical tips from speakers and attendees alike.

The event will also be smaller for a more intimate experience so potential attendees are encouraged to get their tickets early as space will be limited.

“The support from our sponsors has been phenomenal,” Leah Dean, DFI chairwoman, said. “We have a number of sponsors who have come on board for a second year in a row.

“It’s very encouraging to know that they see the value in the work that we are doing and want to invest in our mission, Bermuda’s women and the next generation.

“It’s also gratifying to see new companies catching the vision.”

In addition to Ascendant, White Chair Wisdom is supported by RenaissanceRe, Butterfield Bank, Hamilton Insurance Group, MS Amlin, Butterfield and Vallis, Fidelis, Flowers by GiMi, and the Orange Bay Company.

Registration for White Chair Wisdom kicks off with a one-day launch special of $150 on September 3, with tickets reverting to the regular price of $185 thereafter. Tickets are available for purchase at

• For more information on Designed for Impact and White Chair Wisdom 2019, please visit their website at and connect via social media, DFI Facebook, DFI Linkedin, DFIInstagram

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Published Aug 30, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 29, 2019 at 9:18 pm)

Designed for Impact conference returns

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