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Dynamic Speakers Come Together for Third Annual Event on February 17-18

With less than a weeks to go until the Third Annual Office Depot Foundation Women's Symposium, registrations continue to be accepted for the two-day event on February 17 and 18.

The cost of regular admission to the symposium is $299, while the cost of VIP admission – which includes a special “V.I.Bee” dinner on February 16 – is $399. The cost to attend the dinner only is $100. (Prices will not increase after January 15 as previously announced.)

To register, visit www.officedepotfoundation.org/womensymposium. The Women’s Symposium features 12 dynamic speakers who will give attendees opportunities for transformation in their professional and personal lives. It will take place at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. All meals will be catered by The Breakers Hotel.

“Just as in the past, the symposium will bring together hundreds of like-minded, thoughtful, strong and driven women in an engaging, collaborative and personally- transformative atmosphere,” said Office Depot Foundation President Mary Wong. “This year’s speakers promise to take the symposium to a whole new level of inspiration, motivation and education – with extraordinary networking opportunities that make it such an exceptional experience.”

The speakers are headlined by Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour – America’s first African American female combat pilot and a nationally acclaimed motivational speaker. Also scheduled to speak are:

 Luly B. – Luly B. Inc.

 Cary Caster –  21 Drops

 Shivani Gupta – Fusionary Formulas

 Jacqueline Pfeffer – Juice Buzz

 Karen Pfeffer- Fire Power Seminars

 Kavita Sahai – BIGplans LLC

 Lina Acosta Sandaal – The Nest: Stop Parenting Alone

 Mina Shah – Mina Shah Enterprises

 Whanadi-Ann Sobrevilla – Affinity for Wellness

 Sherry Watson – The Power of Purpose

 Mary Wong  – President, Office Depot Foundation

Symposium sponsors include Comcast, Domtar, QQ Research, SunTrust, Palm Beach Woman, the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Deals with Dignity, Stitches by Leslie, WBDC of Florida and Gallant Accountants and Advisors.

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About the Office Depot Foundation The Office Depot Foundation is an independent foundation − tax exempt under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) − that serves as the independent charitable giving arm of Office Depot, Inc. In keeping with its mission, Listen Learn Care ® , the Foundation supports a variety of programs that give children tools to succeed in school and in life; build the capacity of nonprofit organizations through collaboration and innovation; and help communities prepare for disasters, as well as recovering and rebuilding afterwards. For more information, visit www.officedepotfoundation.org.

You can watch and listen to interviews of some of the speakers here: http://www.entreprenhers.com/current-entreprenher-shows-replays-new/

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