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She Means Business:
A Dialogue for Women in Sales
Hosted by Sandler Training & Upstate Business Journal

Date & Time
April 29, 2019 from 10:30AM to 2PM
The Commerce Club
55 Beattie Place, 17th FL.
Greenville, SC 29601

Women face unique challenges as  sales professionals as they interact with clients and prospects.  This lunchtime event will explore the nuances of being both female and a sales professional.  Join us to hear two expert speakers, a panel discussion, and lunch.  (Ticket price includes lunch and is open to the public.)  


  • <p>Lorraine Ferguson</p>

    Lorraine Ferguson

    In 2005, Lorraine started the Sandler Training franchise in Albany, NY. Having previously been the CEO of a $65 million computer training company, she was instantly a tremendous asset to Sandler Training’s worldwide organization. Her book, The Unapologetic Saleswoman: Breaking the Barriers, Beating the Odds, provides insight and practical how to’s for overcoming some of the most common concerns and self-doubts of women in sales. She brings over three decades of experience coaching and training business owners, executives and sales teams.

  • <p>Dr. Rebecca Heiss</p>

    Dr. Rebecca Heiss

    After earning her PhD with research designated as “transformative” by the National Science Foundation, Dr. Rebecca Heiss went on to hold multiple appointments in academia, applying her research to solve practical problems in overcoming what she refers to as “biological ghosts” - subconscious behaviors that haunt modern life. She has been honored to speak internationally on her work, including multiple TEDx talks, and has found her calling in helping others recognize the power of biological applications in their lives. Rebecca lives in South Carolina with her spoiled rotten dog named Bird, and tries every day to live her life motto: “spread happy.”

  • <p>Stephanie E. Lewis</p>

    Stephanie E. Lewis

    Stephanie is the Office Managing Principal of the Greenville, SC, law office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her law practice focuses on advising and training managers and employers on avoiding sexual harassment claims. In addition, she defends employers in sexual harassment lawsuits and advises clients on preventive practices and policies to avoid litigation. She has been a frequent speaker on “#MeToo” issues.

  • <p>Jada Magiera</p>

    Jada Magiera

    Jada is an HR Business Partner with Propel HR – a professional employer organization (PEO) that offers various HR business solutions to small-to-midsize businesses in the US. She is a SHRM - certified professional in Human Resources with bachelor’s degree from Clemson University. With over 15 years of management and HR experience, Jada offers HR consulting to clients regarding compliance, management training and development, employee relations and employee engagement. Jada is also a national member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and serves on the Board of Directors as the Diversity Director for the Greenville Chapter.

  • <p>Leslie Haas</p>

    Leslie Haas

    Leslie is the Founder and CEO of Haas Social, a ground-breaking social media agency that specializes in social media creation and education services. With over 10 years of intense marketing experience combined with her unique position as a social media influencer and media personality, Leslie is able to catapult her clients visibility in an increasingly digital world. Leslie has been recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Business Leaders Under 35, as well as Talk Magazine's 25 Most Beautiful for her dedication to our community, and currently serves on boards for Greenville Young Professionals, Carolina Ballet Theatre, Fashion with a Passion, and The Family Effect.


  • 10:30 AM TO 11:00 AM

    Registration & Networking

    Name tags will be provided.  Come early and meet the speakers and other attendees.  

  • 11:00 AM TO 12:00 Noon

    Lorraine Ferguson - The Unapologetic Saleswoman

    Based on decades of personal experience as a successful saleswoman and personal coach, author Lorraine Ferguson shares insights and practical how to’s for overcoming some of the most common concerns and self-doubts and erasing the negative connotations of selling … so you can stop apologizing for doing your job and reach your full potential as a professional saleswoman.

  • 12:00 Noon TO 1:00 PM

    Lunch & Panel Discussion

    Moderated by Emily Yepes of Community Journals, our panel will share personal stories of challenges and victories.  

    Stephanie E. Lewis

    Jada Magiera

    Leslie Haas

  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Dr. Heiss - The Biology of Business

    Rebecca will help the audience understand how the female brain approaches risk, challenge, conflict, and cooperation. As women, we are conditioned to behave in ways that aren’t always recognized as “best practices." It’s time to break down and break through these barriers. Understanding the biological basis of female leadership style can help all women become more successful leaders.


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