On September 22, 2017, Mosaic Ceiling will host their first 

Women of Color & Culture Power Summit  (WOCC) in St. Louis, MO. 

More than 200 women from the region will come together for an explosive day of empowerment. This full day event will include networking, a keynote speaker, power panels, breakout sessions and more. 

About Mosaic Ceiling

Mosaic Ceiling, is a Midwest based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization building a global community to drive social change for women of color and culture

...inclusive to ALL women. Programming and research efforts consider six key areas:

Education Attainment 


Health & Wellness

Leadership Development

Political Participation 

Wage Gap & Economic Security 

Join us as we expand our networks, develop new friendships, get inspired, gain new insights and get equipped with new tools to 

live and lead in purpose, on purpose. 

For women interested in the summit and seeking sponsorship from their employer to attend, below you will find a sample justification letter to give to a supervisor or to use as a template to generate an original request for this investment in you.   

Registration $50.00 per person

(includes networking continental breakfast and lunch.)


8:00-9:00a Registration + Breakfast + Networking 

9:00-9:10a Opening Session - Hey Friend w. Keisha Mabry

9:10-9:15a Welcome + Why?
9:15-925a Welcome from Four Seasons
9:25-9:30 Introduction and Greetings from Emcee - Jade Harrell 

9:30-10:00a Keynote Speaker - Adrian Bracy (CEO, YWCA)

10:00-11:15a Power Panel Discussion - "Checking the Pipeline" - Desiree Coleman, Pat Coleman & Pamela Kelly | Moderator, Angelina Sylvain

11:15-11:30a Break  

11:30-11:45a Lightening Lesson - "Live Your Best Life" (Health & Wellness) - Melody McClellan

11:45a-12:30p  Invocation + Lunch  

12:30-12:45p  Lightening Lesson - "It's All in the Hands" (Economic Security) - Marla Roach
12:45-1:00p Break

1:00-2:00p Breakout Session 1

  1. Purpose: Your Greatest Asset to Prosper - Tamiko Cuellar
  2. Entrepreneurship Masterclass: Being A Boss - Coach Shaquan, Taliya King, Kristy Jackson & Lisa Potts | Moderator, Cynthia Danley  
  3. Working Your KSA's to Position Yourself for Success - Sherita Love Shuntae Shields Ryan & Alex Stallings | Moderator, Tonya Amos

2:15-3:15p  Breakout Session 2

  1. Ask the Executive: Coaching | Mentoring | Sponsorship - Lenora Gooden, Jeri Pilarski Schultz, Alyce Wilson & Erica Wilson | Moderator, Ashley Ford 
  2. Generational Differences in the Workplace: How Do I Show Up? - Laura Bailey Gibson, Rhoda Banks, L'Erin Wagner & Felicia Watkins | Moderator, Dana Parker 
  3. Executive Presence & Branding - Naretha Hopson 

3:30-3:45p Lightening Lesson - "Let Your Voice Be Heard" (Political Participation) - Jasmine Turnage 

3:45-4:45p  Male Power Panel Discussion - "Being All In" - Sylvester Chisom, Cedric Cobb, Atty, Arindam Kar & Frank Wilson
4:45-4:55p  Closing Remarks + Thank You’s


Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

999 N 2nd St. 

St. Louis, MO 63102

(314) 881.5800

Complimentary parking in hotel garage. (Entrance near Carr St. &Lumiere St. intersection.)


See document below to become a sponsor of the 2017 Women of Color & Culture Power Summit or contact, the administrative assistant at (314) 504.2043 or admin@mosaicceiling.com.



Click on a file to download.

Sample Justification Letter 2017 (docx)


2017 WOCC Power Summit Sponsorship Letter (docx)


planning committee

Tonya Amos 

Lauren Carter

Shanita Clark

Ashley Ford 

Tanya Jones 

Dana Parker

Brittany Starks

Angelina Sylvain, PhD

Jasmine Turnage

L'Erin Wagner

Erica Wilson

Contact Us

Email admin@mosaicceiling.com

or give us a call at (314) 504.2043.