WOVI Annual Conference for Women!
Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:00am – 4:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn – Richardson
1001 W. President George Bush Hwy
Richardson, Texas, 75080

With Special Guest Speakers:
• Barbara Clayton, Keynote Speaker
• Elizabeth Ellis, Luncheon Speaker

Panel Members:
Stacia Alexander, Claire Billingsley, and Yvonne Silva

Frances Pelley

Educational Speakers:
Shirley Walker King, Dr. Elexis Rice, Tara Hooper, Julie Cosgrove, and Peggy Edge


The 2017 WOVI Annual Conference for Women is just around the corner on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Richardson. We invite you to join us for a fabulous day as we gather to help each of us Empower Women Empower Women. A diverse group of professional women will expand your knowledge and set you on the right path to achieving your goals.

The morning offers Barbara Clayton presenting a though provoking approach to living now, followed by a panel (Stacia Alexander, Claire Billingsley, and Yvonne Silva) with expertise in reaching and exceeding goals. After the panel is an educational session with Shirley Walker-King. A relaxing luncheon with the riveting storyteller Elizabeth Ellis rounds out the morning.

Educational breakouts in the afternoon provide time with Dr. Elexis Rice, Tara Hooper, Julie Cosgrove, and Peggy Edge,

You will have time throughout the day to get acquainted with local merchants supporting WOVI in the Vendor Faire. And new this year is a Book Faire where published authors are showcasing their books! There is truly something for everyone! Check out www.wovi.com to RSVP and then keep checking as details are added. We start promptly at 8:00 a.m.! Be there…and bring a friend…or two!

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Barbara Clayton
Keynote Speaker
The Power of NOW!

Barbara Clayton

An empowering, award winning speaker, author, and student of life has been honing her skills as a person who helps her clients become the best version of themselves as possible. Her passion is teaching and assisting her clients to find fulfillment in life. As Founder of MINDSHIFT, she believes that anyone can learn how to develop a positive growth mindset.

Nothing in our universe exists outside of now; now is our only moment in time. The past and future are illusions, both of which we have no influencing abilities. Empowerment exists only when now is fully embraced and lived.
When you embrace the power of now, you’ll experience life like never before. How so? Living now disables you from your ability to fret about your past and prevents you from worrying about the future. Living now creates a shift towards new thoughts and beliefs which convert into new actions and habits.

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Panel Members


Stacia Alexander







Claire Billingsley

Yvonne Silva







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Frances Pelley
President, ProTemPro, LLC

Frances Pelley

Frances Pelley has led the Texoma Council of Government for over 20 years under the mantra “Connecting People to Solutions”. She is driven to find innovative solutions in response to community needs and social service gaps.

Currently an interim executive leading transformational change as President of ProTemPro. Most recent experience involved agency in Oklahoma with over 500 employees and $20M budget.

Facilitator with Strategic Government Resources presenting over 25 courses in the past 8 years to public sector professionals

Founding President of WOVI Red River which moved to McKinney in January 2015.

Married to Attorney, Scott Pelley, with two sons and one granddaughter, and second home in Colorado.

Shirley Walker King
Educational Session Speaker
Empowered to Live Your Life to The Fullest

Shirley Walker-King

Radio Talk Show Host, Speaker and Relationship Expert, Shirley Walker-King, possesses a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in human resource management and building better relationships.


We want to Empower ourselves to work towards living our best life ever. Discover how to create a balanced life, learn the seven key factors to maintain a balanced life and how to get there. Addressing these seven factors will help each woman identify any area of her life that is out of balance, get realigned and how. she can help those in her circle do the same.


Elizabeth Ellis
Luncheon Speaker
The Company We Keep

Elizabeth Ellis

Back by popular demand, Master Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis will tickle our ears with a delightful tale about how empowering others empowers us as well. Stories of that circle and its surprising results.

Elizabeth Ellis has been a storyteller for forty years. She is the 2013 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Storytelling Network and is the author of Every Day A Holiday and From Plot to Narrative.

The “Divine Miss E” is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories are arguably her best. Invariably hilarious and poignant, she is a repeated favorite at the National Storytelling Festival held in Jonesborough, Tennessee every October. She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from Tejas Storytelling Association and the Circle of Excellence Award from National Storytelling Network. She has mesmerized nearly a million children in her thirty-six year career as a professional storyteller.

Come and experience this treat for yourself and others at the Annual Conference!


Dr. Elexis Rice

Dr. Elexis Rice
Educational Speaker

From Shake-Ups to Sacred Wisdom – Empowering Through Crisis
What the heck happened to my life? From Shakeups to Sacred Wisdom. How to gracefully flow through crisis (9 life cycle stages)

What the heck happened to my life? There is a time and season for all things. One minute we may be in an achievement cycle in life and suddenly life is completely dismantled as we know it. Sacred wisdom is a must to rebuilding our new life. Understanding life cycles is a wonderful tool to gain the strength to let go of our old life and step into our new life.


Tara Hooper

Tara Hooper
Educational Speaker

Awaken Your Influence
Meet Tara Hooper, certified image consultant, hairstylist and makeup artist. She is on the cutting edge of innovation. A graduate of the world-renowned London Image Institute. She’s helps shape clients from head-to-toe, but also inside and out, creating invaluable career confidence. Expertly skilled in impression management, she helps clients reveal their best with coaching and personal branding to help executives become effective leaders and bring their A game to the boardroom and beyond.



Julie B. Cosgrove

Julie B. Cosgrove
Educational Speaker

Empowering Through Words
Julie B. Cosgrove, Freelance writer, award-winning author and professional speaker with two new cozy mysteries series, The Bunco Biddies Mysteries and the Manson Mysteries leads budding authors in the study of words.

Ancient civilizations believed that until something was spoken into words, it didn’t come into being. Words do have power. They can build up or tear down. They can make the heart beat faster or shatter it into pieces. Learn how to use words to empower women (and a few men) to seek their potential.




Peggy Edge

Peggy Edge
Educational Speaker

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

Peggy Edge, a Certified Professional Coach, shares key steps how to grow your business with a workable business plan. you will learn how to make business connections and seize opportunities. You will learn: · How to create a roadmap to grow your business in 2017 ; How to draft a killer 30-Second elevator speech ; How to Identify, Develop and Train synergy partners to help you in the marketplace and receive pointers on how to get recognized as an expert in your industry.



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Registration after April 17, 2017 will include an additional fee of $100.00.

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