DAY 1
Thursday
2018-10-04
DAY 2
Friday
2018-10-05
DAY 3
Saturday
2018-10-06
18:00 - 19:00
Local Leadership Panel

Join us for the launch party at Switchyard Brewing Company as we kick off Be Golden with a panel of local women leaders in our community!

Location: Switchyard Brewing Company 419 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Tatiana Alkiviadis Kolovou
M.B.A.; Owner, Ethos Cycling; Team Performance & Master Trainer; Schwinn Cycling Education Team
Beverly Calendar Anderson
Director of Community and Family Resources, City of Bloomington
Ellie Symes
CEO, The Bee Corp
Samantha McGranahan
Owner and lead photographer of UNVEILED
19:00 - 21:00
Liquid Gold Launch Party

This party marks the official launch of 2018 Be Golden! All speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and Gold Badge holders are invited to mingle and celebrate. There will be a beaded-bracelet station from 7:00-8:00 pm where you can learn how to create your own golden bracelet. You’ll pick a word and that word will be translated into morse code and then you’ll be guided through the steps to create your own fashion piece.

Complimentary beverages are provided and local food trucks will set up shop outside the brewery.

Location: Switchyard Brewing Company 419 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

08:00 - 09:15
The Echo of Movement

The power of movement can positively echo its way through the body, mind, and spirit. If our bodies are made to move, why do many of us currently or at some points struggle with our relationship with physical activity? During this presentation Jac Hadfield will discuss the power of physical activity and why it is our right to understand our physical capabilities. Echo Dance Company will the lead a physical movement experience to showcase how the company encourages women to pursue the art of movement. Come ready to move and learn more about how to positively experience movement. A light breakfast will be served after.

Location: Wick’s Building Suite 110 116 W. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Jac Hadfield
M.S. Associate Instructor, Indiana University School of Public Health
09:00 - 12:00
Be Golden Headquarters

Have questions? We have answers. This is where you’ll check in and get conference information. Smiling volunteers will help get you to where you need to be.

Location: Fountain Square 101 W. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47404

10:00 - 11:00
Entrepreneurship: Empower Yourself to Empower Your Dreams

Do you have a passion that is burning inside you? Are you a risk taker that wants to build a profitable business from the thing that sets your soul on fire? SaRatta, owner of SaRatta Speaks, is a huge champion of the entrepreneur life and will share tips from her successes and failures as a business owner to empower you as an entrepreneur.  Whether you are just starting out, or want to take your business to the next level, this is the workshop for you.

Location: The Inkwell Bakery and Cafe 105 N. College Ave. Bloomington, IN 47404

SaRatta Reeves Murphy
Empowerment Speaker
10:00 - 11:00
Film Screening of LAMB and Q&A

In 2017 there was a reckoning as several men were exposed by the media as sexual predators wielding their power to assault women. Brave women shared their stories, and fingers were pointed at complicit individuals in the attacks — some of whom were revealed to be other women. LAMB examines the dynamics between two women, the accused and accuser, as one leads the other directly to the predator’s lair, a hotel suite. LAMB is a cautionary tale about women sacrificing women, but also considers the unrecognized victim in the complicity machine, the female assistant. LAMB was produced & shot with an all female crew. This 6-minute film will be the foundation for the Q&A about consent, sexual predators, the misuse of power, and representation in the media. The speakers will provide attendees with simple tools to help put an end to such abuse.

Location: Wick’s Building Suite 110 116 W. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Sara Elizabeth Timmons
Producer/Creative Director, Life Out Loud Films
Caroline Slaughter
Writer/Director of LAMB
10:00 - 11:00
Understanding the Language of Leadership: Helping you bridge the communication gap between confusion and clarity

Join me for a dynamic workshop where I will share strategies on how to fully understand your personal leadership style and help you bridge the communication gap between confusion and clarity. Each participant will take a DiSC assessment and their assessment results will help guide the direction of the session. The DiSC model provides a language that leaders can use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others within both business and personal relationships.

Location: Switchyard Brewing Company 419 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Chloe Barnes
Elle Grace Consulting, LLC
11:30 - 12:30
Be the Lion

Tap into the greatest asset in your business— YOU. A comprehensive coaching workshop with immediate takeaways on daily pillars, optimizing the social media grind, and what will ultimately make you a standout in your industry.

Location: Blueline 212 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

Jen Widerstrom
Transformational Expert
11:30 - 12:30
Sense and Sexuality

American culture equates a busy schedule with a successful person. It encourages us to go meeting to meeting, event to event, without considering our health or the health of our relationships. Many couples wake up ten years after marriage wondering where their sex lives went – when they haven’t made time for them in a long while. During this workshop participants will learn several techniques for ‘turning off’, stepping away from their busy day, and focusing on their partners (or themselves) even when time is at a premium. They will also become familiar with Sensate and Tantric Touch, have the chance to reference the leading books on these topics, and receive a packet guide of ideas to try at home.

Location: Cup and Kettle Tea Company 208 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Veronica Kirin
Speaker, Author, and Coach to LGBTQ Entrepreneurs
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch

This is a closed event. Show invitation upon arrival.

Location: Function Brewing 108 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47408

12:30 - 17:00
Gold Lounge

The Gold Lounge is a comfy place for you to unplug. Treat yourself to complimentary professional hair, makeup, and headshots to level up your online profile game. This glam space is open to all conference speakers, Gold Badge holders, and volunteers. And of course WIFI!

Location: Royale Hair Parlor 116 W. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Gregory Patterson
Celebrity Hairstylist
Brick Daniel Kyle
Graphic Designer, Photographer and Digital Artist
Bridgett DiVohl
Owner, Royale Hair Parlor
Steph
Gold Lounge Host
Brynn
Gold Lounge Host
Ali
Hair Stylist
Chelsea
Hair Stylist
Rachel
Hair Stylist
Ron
Hair Stylist
Sydney
Hair Stylist
Cory
MUA
Jade
MUA
Shelby
MUA
14:30 - 15:30
Bringing your ‘B’ee Game

This workshop will walk the audience through the customer discovery and ideation process for current or aspiring entrepreneurs. The talk will begin with some background on how The Bee Corp got where it is today, and what lessons were essential in the company’s success. Ellie will then lead an activity where everyone in the audience will conduct customer discovery and ideation. In the end, we will have several solutions towards a problem.

Location: Switchyard Brewing Company 419 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Ellie Symes
CEO, The Bee Corp
14:30 - 15:30
Build Yourself. Build Your Brand.

In a world, where branding one’s self is just a hashtag away, it is easy to get caught up and lost in the ever-growing, algorithm-fueled spiral that is social media. So, how do we engage without being overcome? Balance.This workshop focuses on the relationship between self-development and brand-development, and how to make the two work for you.

Location: Cup and Kettle Tea Company 208 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Trent
Social Media and Podcast Advisor, Music Artist, Miss Kentucky 2010
16:00 - 17:00
Self-Made Woman: Success & Leadership Starts with You

Greatness isn’t born, it’s created. What makes a great leader? The journey takes clarity, focus and powerful leadership of self and others and that’s what we will focus on in this workshop. Through stories of both success and struggle – and sharing her most valuable lessons learned along the way – Brooke Keeling will shine a light on the fact that you are already the Self-Made Woman who realizes your biggest dreams and help you own it like you’ve never owned it before. This workshop is for you if you’re in any sort of leadership position – whether you’re the CEO of a large company, manage a team of two, or are the president of a student organization – you’ll learn tips about effective leadership that will help build a positive, productive work environment.

Location: Switchyard Brewing Company 419 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Brooke Keeling
Entrepreneur, Business Owner x2, Mama, Wife
16:00 - 17:00
Representation in the Fitness Industry

Details coming soon!

Location: The Inkwell Bakery and Cafe 105 N. College Ave. Bloomington, IN 47404

Chloe Barnes
Elle Grace Consulting, LLC
Kristen Olson
Human, Athlete, Business Woman
Laurin Embry
Yoga Instructor
17:30 - 18:30
Leading for Good: How to change the world without giving up your life.

You wake up each morning wondering how you can make your impact on the world, how you can change those things in it that really need someone’s attention badly.  You don’t have millions of dollars to give, and frankly, you like your career too much to jump off the deep end and work for that non-profit you believe in. We all struggle with doing enough good— and finding our right-sized path to changemaking can be so overwhelming that you might simply give up.  Not so fast… join Kerry for an interactive look at how you can make an impact in the world AND keep living your best life. The world needs your unique gifts, and this workshop will help you offer them without giving up all you love.

Location: Cup and Kettle Tea Company 208 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Kerry Thomson
Executive Coach and Founder, Teem
17:30 - 18:30
Let’s Talk About Sex

This living room conversation is all about sex. Panelists will talk about kink, lesser-known relationships, hookup culture, sex toys, consent, sexual health, sex during pregnancy, and much more. Attendees are encouraged to share stories and ask questions but no worries if you prefer to observe and listen.

Location: Royale Hair Parlor 116 W. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Ericka Hart
Activist
Dr. Debby Herbenick
Professor
Veronica Kirin
Speaker, Author, and Coach to LGBTQ Entrepreneurs
Freda Hobbs
Bedroom Kandi Boutique Consultant
Natalie Perfetti
Florida State University, PhD in English
18:45 - 20:00
Artist Talk at Gallery Walk

Every first Friday evening local galleries open to showcase various artists. Olimpia Shoheve’s work will be on display as part of the official Be Golden women’s empowerment conference. This event will include a talk with Olimpia about her work as well as a live art demonstration. Grab a glass of wine, view beautiful art, and meet incredible women and their allies.

Location: Blueline 212 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

Olimpia Soheve
Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker
20:00 - 22:00
Glitter Bomb Party

All conference attendees are invited to hang out and enjoy an evening of art and dancing. Live music and a gallery full of art will make this a good end to a jam-packed day of awesome sessions.

Location: Blueline 212 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

08:00 - 09:15
Gold Rush Workout

Join Mariluz and get your sweat on! This workout contains a rich variety of intense routines from cardio to resistance training, strength training, plyometrics, ab work and more. Using the science of muscle confusion™, P90X constantly switches things up to help you bust through plateaus. All fitness levels are invited to participate in this 45-minute workout. A light breakfast will be served after.

Location: Wick’s Building Suite 110 116 W. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Mariluz Santana-Perry
Certified Fitness Instructor
09:00 - 12:00
Be Golden Headquarters

Have questions? We have answers. This is where you’ll check in and get conference information. Smiling volunteers will help get you to where you need to be.

Location: Fountain Square 101 W. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47404

10:00 - 11:00
Sexual Abuse and Recovery

This workshop is about building healthy boundaries and discovering confidence and self love after sexual abuse. This workshop is also open to the friends and family and partners of persons who have experienced sexual abuse. Afika’s workshop will  be a safe and judgement-free environment where everyone will feel comfortable sharing and supporting each other. The workshop will:

  • Outline how the shame attached to abuse robs you of your self confidence.
  • Address how forgiveness can release pain and can help to regain confidence.
  • Help develop good boundaries for better relationships with the people in your life.
  • Help establish good communication with friends and family and help trust others again.

Benefits of attending the workshop:

  • Meeting people who would understand your plight and help you fight isolation.
  • Adapt and implement strategies for a better future.
  • Gain information and feel supported.

Location: Blueline 212 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

Afika O. James
Educator
10:00 - 11:00
Say What You Mean: Communicate Better in 10 Words or Less(tm)

Let’s be honest, communication can be exhausting. We spend countless hours agonizing over what we ‘should’ say – to be seen as powerful, credible and respected as women. As leaders. Or we keep ourselves up at night overthinking what we could have, would have or should have said, if only…we’d had better clarity, more confidence or said it differently. Say What You Mean is designed to help you bridge that magical gap between what you think, what you feel, and the words that come out of your mouth. Have more authentic conversations, get over your story and on with your life – with more clarity, confidence and courage to say what you really mean succinctly and purposefully.

Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408

Jenn Kaye
Master Communicator & Executive Coach
10:00 - 11:00
Black Women’s Experiences

Join us as we dive into a living room-style discussion about the history of Black women in America and where we are today. How much has changed? Panelists will talk about issues such as gender and racial diversity in the workplace to how to fight power structures with your dollar, your vote, and your voice. This panel is open to all people who want to listen and learn – even if you’re neither Black nor female – as well as those interested in sharing their personal experiences.

Location: Switchyard Brewing Company 419 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Andrea M. Sterling
Associate Instructor, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at IU
Ellise Smith
CEO Fatness Fiction |+Plus Size Magic Radio
Sym Kinney
Writer and Bar Industry Professional
11:30 - 12:30
Race in My Life?

Through active learning and discussion we will examine issues of race and inclusion. Focusing on how we learn and unlearn, talk about , and value racial inclusion. This interactive workshop is open to all attendees who desire a move toward greater justice in our work lives and value for humanity.

Location: Blueline 212 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

Timberly Baker
Ph.D, Education consultant, and Assistant Professor
11:30 - 12:30
Unleash Your Joy Potential

Join us for a fun, inspiring, and interactive workshop to learn to cultivate more lasting joy, from the inside out. Drawing from Positive Psychology and the neuroscience of happiness, you will unleash a wellspring of positive energy back into your life and learn easy and effective tools to keep it there!

Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408

Christine Eartheart
Teacher, Coach, and Founder of Joy Potential
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch

By this point you’ve met some pretty cool people. Pick a yummy place to eat and if you’re able, treat that new friend to lunch.

14:00 - 15:00
Live Adventurously

When was the last time you did something for the first time? Experience the award-winning documentary film, “Live Adventurously” that follows the four women who won the DNK Presents inaugural Women’s Adventure Giveaway. None of them knew each other or exactly what was in store for them but they all left with something much more than they ever imagined. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the producers of the film and founders of adventure company, DNK Presents.

Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408

Danielle Wolter Nolan
Co-Founder DNK Presents, Producer "Live Adventurously"
Kate Nolan
Co-Founder of DNK Presents, Trek Women’s Advocate and Professional Guide
15:30 - 16:30
Dream Big: Goals and Financial Planning for Creatives

This workshop is for creative entrepreneurs, whether you are a one woman show or lead a team of 3-50 plus team members. You might have defined short-term and/or long-term goals for your company, or maybe your vision  has become a little cloudy. I would love to explore with you the creative process, help define goals, and offer ideas for tools that you can use to make your goals a reality.

Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408

Bridgett DiVohl
Owner, Royale Hair Parlor
15:30 - 16:30
Turmeric and Tequila

Find your voice, embrace your brand. In this workshop you will learn about identifying key influencers and how to align them with your brand, discovering your brand’s voice both online and offline, and how to leverage the power of social media -genuinely.

Location: Switchyard Brewing Company 419 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Kristen Olson
Human, Athlete, Business Woman
17:00 - 18:00
Sound Waves: A Conversation with Women in Music

Sit down, get comfy, and join us for a conversation about women in the music industry. We’ll chat about the representation of women in the industry, barriers to entry, and how we use our art as a platform to empower others. We’ll also share some of our favorite female artists of today and discuss how their changing the game on and off the stage.

Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408

Trent
Social Media and Podcast Advisor, Music Artist, Miss Kentucky 2010
DJ MADDØG
Disc Jockey & Music Producer
Alexi King
Founder/Producer & Coordinator of MidWay Music Festival
17:00 - 18:00
Facing Failure

For as many accomplishments I’ve obtained in life, failure has been a consistent theme. In order for us to live unapologetically authentic lives, we must address our failures and understand when one door closes, we knock on the next. I’ll share personal experiences and inspire you to live life alongside failure, instead of fearing it.

Location: Cup and Kettle Tea Company 208 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Sara McInerney
Senior Engagement Partner at the Finish Line Youth Foundation
19:00 - 20:00
Be Golden’s Main Event

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS BY:

Ericka Hart: Kinky, Poly, Cancer-Warrior, Sexuality Educator, and Performer

Ericka Hart has taught sexuality education for elementary aged youth to adults across New York City for over a decade. Her work in sexuality education was catalyzed by her service as a Peace Corps HIV/AIDs volunteer in Ethiopia from 2008-2010. Diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in May 2014 at the age of 28, she realized that neither her identity as a queer black woman, nor her sex life as a survivor, was featured prominently in her treatment.

Ericka is shifting ingrained cultural modes and attitudes on chronic illness and posits visibility as a sociopolitical stance, one vital to any radically inclusive progressive movement toward equity. From framing desire and pleasure as political to dismantling the ways that systemic patriarchy and anti-black standards of beauty affect our everyday lives, her work is part of a larger conversation on healing that forces us to see our institutions and systems of care as complicit in the perpetuation of illness in marginalized communities; unabashedly centering and sentient such that queer, trans black, brown and femme voices aren’t lost among the drone of scholarly research less skilled than Hart in bringing academia to the places it refuses to go.

Audiences around the world admire Ericka for her ability to use what has swelled to a cult following on social media among young QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) cancer survivors, activists, artists, medical professionals alike to assert the personal as political and challenge anti-blackness everywhere it rears its head–from the front pages of magazines, runways to the university; white supremacist patriarchy does not stand a chance.

Pronouns: She/They.

Jen Widerstrom: Transformational Expert

Your leading lady in fitness and television star is the global partner of SHAPE Women’s Activewear Collection, Fitness Director of SHAPE Magazine, and the best-selling author of Diet Right for Your Personality Type.

Hosted by:

Ellise Smith: CEO Fatness Fiction |+Plus Size Magic Radio

Ellise Smith is a first year doctoral student studying Urban Education and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University (IU). She obtained her baccalaureate from Eastern Michigan University not far from her hometown of Detroit, Michigan and recently graduated with her M.S.Ed from IU with a concentration of Higher Education and Student Affairs. Smith has a research interest in understanding the experiences of fat bodies, as she self identifies as fat, and works to provide a space to share their narratives. She does so by using spoken word poetry, hip-hop culture, and freestyle lyricism as a catalyst to share these stories. Her interest lead to the creation of her brand Fatness Fiction and a podcast titled +Plus Size Magic Radio. On this platform she interviews a plethora of individuals and scholars, including Dr. Lori Patton Davis, in regard to experiences as a plus sized body. Smith is currently planning to further research in her doctoral program using frameworks from Black Feminist Thought and Critical Race Theory to ensure the work and narratives around bigger bodies are included in the field of academia.

Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408

PERFORMANCES BY:

IU’s Essence Dance Team

Ericka Hart
Activist
Jen Widerstrom
Transformational Expert
Ellise Smith
CEO Fatness Fiction |+Plus Size Magic Radio