Satellite Women's Conference



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The 2nd Annual Satellite Women’s Conference (SWC) will be held this year at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona October 7-8, 2019!

The event will begin with an informal Sunday night gathering at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, where women can reconnect and meet new attendees prior to the conference. The Scottsdale Plaza Resort is in the heart of Scottsdale’s famous shopping and dining areas and within view of Camelback Mountain, where a hike to the summit will provide a spectacular view of the full Phoenix valley.

This year’s conference will again provide women with the opportunity to connect, get re-energized and be challenged to grow personally and professionally. Keynote speaker Moira Lethbridge kicks off with an inspiring, practical session to help you discover mindful success and build your confidence as a female leader, sending you off with actionable steps to move forward. A variety of business workshops focused on you, your customers and employees in sales, marketing, operations, and HR plus special event and construction industry expert-led insight sessions will leave you feeling well-informed.

Registration for the 2019 SWC is open! The registration fee for this year’s event is $500. Registration fees for the event will rise to $550 April 1, and $600 August 1, 2019. New mothers will be happy to know, babies get in FREE!

If you would like to extend your visit to Arizona, The Scottsdale Plaza Resort is offering the same room group rate prior to and after the conference. For ideas on what to do when visiting Arizona, click here.

Invest in yourself today and make plans to join other industry leaders and colleagues in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 7-8. Come away with new friends, an enriching experience and a greater understanding of balancing life, work and leadership!


Conference Schedule


Sunday, October 6th
Sunday Night Welcome Reception (optional) 6:30 – 8:30pm

Join us for a fiesta inspired welcome reception at the beautiful resort courtyard Sunday night!

Enjoy a cold drink from our beverage burro (yes… a drink-servin’ donkey) along with light appetizers, music and local arts & crafts in this private setting backed up to camelback mountain. Come and meet returning and new conference attendees in a casual, fun, and upbeat environment.

Conference check-in will also be available.

Monday, October 7th


Opening Sessions, Keynote Speaker and Business Breakouts

7:00 - 8:00am
Optional yoga class in the courtyard

7:00 - 9:00am
Check-In, Breakfast & Peer Connections

9:00 - 9:15am
Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks

Returning conference co-chairs, Shel and Michelle, get the conference kicked off!

9:15 - 11:45pm
Leadership | Mindful Success – A Savvy Woman’s Guide To Make Time For A Life That Matters
Keynote Moira Lethbridge

Moira Lethbridge, M.Ed.

Women connect and lead in a different way than men and face unique challenges. Leadership is a skill that must be practiced, and to be an effective leader you also need balance in your life! In this engaging, practical session you will learn how to build your confidence as a leader, improve clarity and direction and save time getting what you want, and set up an action plan to move you forward and live a more balanced life. Learn from other women as they share their challenges and successes, achieve the results you want faster and easier, and overcome your fears to extend your network to people you don’t know.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Align your personal vision and business vision to live the life you want and to define success on your terms.
  • Discern what is absolutely essential in your role and eliminate the trivia from the vital few tasks.
  • Act with greater purpose and accountability on the things that matter most to you.
  • Take away an easy to follow, step-by-step plan that provides focus, saves time, and reduces mistakes.

Moira is a strategist, facilitator, coach, author and speaker who draws on 25 years of experience and success to help individuals and their organizations grow their business and do more of what they enjoy. Don’t miss this bold, inspiring session and learn some simple strategies that put you in control and on a path to a purposeful and rewarding life.

Moira Lethbridge, M.Ed.

Moira Lethbridge, M.Ed. – successful former President & CEO, now Executive Coach, Facilitator, Strategist, and Author. Her expertise is C.P.R. – Corporate Personnel Revitalization – a toolkit to quickly identify, assess, and resolve short-fuse challenges – practical and personal – and help people grow and thrive as leaders.
Moira Lethbridge Website | Savvy Woman Book

As a partner, strategist, and facilitator, I work with business owners, executives, and individuals to help them grow their business, spend more time doing what they enjoy, and improve work-life balance. My expertise is executive coaching and personal development. I help both organizations and individuals clarify their goals and achieve their desired results.

I take big, life-changing concepts, and translate them into simple, practice things each attendee can apply immediately.

Women want to spend their time on what matters – family, work, play, health, community. They want to balance health, well-being, and achievement.

Because they are focused on multiple priorities they feel perpetually behind, which leads them to over-work and over-function. They neglect self-maintenance activities and are not in the present moment. The way they spend their time negatively impacts the purpose and meaning of their lives. There is no balance between, work, family, and personal fulfillment. Their time use does not match their values.

To read Moira's full bio or get a sneak peak on what she will be talking about please click the pdf or video link below.


11:45 - 12:45pm
Lunch | Island Life Lunch Buffet

12:45 - 2:00pm
Emerging Technology: Today and Tomorrow - learning to choose what’s right for you

Speaker Greg Swan, Director of Digital, Social and Innovation – Fallon

Emerging Technology: Today and Tomorrow

Today's business owners find themselves trying to keep tabs on what's new in the digital marketing world while delivering value and ROI with limited resources. But there are easy ways to understand best practices for today, and get excited about what's next! In this presentation, digital strategist and futurist Greg Swan will share examples of past and present trends, best practices, and a framework to understand and embrace the "what's next" in digital marketing and technology for years to come.

Business topics & skills to help you run your business better

2:00 - 3:30pm
Roundtable Breakouts

Promoting your Website - How to Pick Which Techniques will Work Best for You (optional)
Roundtable - Led by Matthew Jaeger, Graphics and Web Manager - Satellite|PolyPortables

Email Strategies and Customer Loyalty (optional)
Roundtable - Led by Greg Swan, Director of Digital, Social and Innovation – Fallon

Social Media - How to Choose What's Best for You (optional)
Roundtable - Led by Joseph Hummel, Business Development Manager - Satellite|PolyPortables

3:30 - 3:40pm

3:40 - 4:30pm
Face to Face Marketing - small to mid size business

Speaker Joseph Hummel, Business Development Manager - Satellite|PolyPortables

There is an over-abundance of information in this digital era. When it comes to marketing, communication, and knowing how to manage your customer relationships, this information begins to feel more like ‘noise’ than helpful content. It’s more important than ever to get back to the heart of marketing – your customers. There’s no better way to form, build, and maintain your customer relationships than with Face-to-Face Marketing. Discover why top industry professionals regard live events and in-person communication equal to modern technology, as we explore the often-overlooked marketing tactic of F2F Marketing.

4:30 - 5:30pm
HR| Employer Compliance – what you need to know and do for 2019!

Speaker Kristy Peters, Shareholder at Littler Mendelson

Questions about drug screening, overtime rules, retaliation claims, harassment? They world of Employer compliance is sometimes a black hole of the unknown. Spend an hour with Kristy Peters, Shareholder at Littler Mendelson to learn more about the hottest topics in labor and employment for 2019. Kristy works with companies of all sizes and this session will have something for all business leaders.

Kristy Peters is a labor and employment shareholder at Littler Mendelson, an employment law firm with approximately 1500 attorneys. She represents and advises her clients on matters involving employees and employment law issues. Kristy was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona by AZ Business magazine. She was also the only Arizona employment attorney to receive the 2019 Client Choice Award, which was based on a survey of in-house counsel clients. Kristy has been named in the Best Lawyers in America and a Rising Star in Arizona Southwest Super Lawyers.

5:45 - 9:30pm
Fiesta Night

Buffet Dinner at the outside courtyard with lawn games, music and friends

Tuesday, October 8th

Industry Insights, Business Breakouts and Keynote wrap up

7:00 - 9:00am
Breakfast & Peer Connections

Hands-On Vacuum Truck and Restroom Trailer Q&A (optional)
Hands On - Led by Bryan Lowe and Jeff Sprenger, Regional Managers at Satellite|PolyPortables at outside courtyard.

Social Media and Website Hands-On (optional)
Hands On - With Matthew Jaeger and Joseph Hummel, Satellite|PolyPortables

Customer Feedback on New Product (optional)
Hands On

9:00 - 9:10am
Welcome Back | Drawing and Prizes

Returning conference co-chairs, Shel and Michelle, welcome you back for day 2!

9:10 - 10:10am
Women in business opportunities and the future outlook of construction
Session Ann Marie Collins, Seville

10:10 - 10:50am
Event Industry Experts Share Their Insights – Facilitated Panel Discussion
How to create opportunities for strong partnerships and referrals. Event Industry representatives and a panel of operators share their insights.

Panel Eliza Duncan - ProEm, Denise Rice, Bring your questions!

10:50 - 11:00am

11:00 - 12:00pm
Employee retention starts with your leadership

Speaker Bernie Aller, HR/HCM Systems Management Consultant
As CEO’s proclaim that People are our most important assets, why do they treat them like expenses?

While always concerned with the bottom line, the most successful organizations, both large and small, recognize that developing, implementing, and supporting policies, practices, and procedures that value the HUMAN ASSET are almost always rewarded with industry leading performance … and profits. This presentation will highlight true life examples of such organizations and specific activities that every organization should consider in creating an environment that is conducive to success.

As CEO’s proclaim that People are our most important assets, why do they treat them like expenses?
While always concerned with the bottom line, the most successful organizations, both large and small, recognize that developing, implementing, and supporting policies, practices, and procedures that value the HUMAN ASSET are almost always rewarded with industry leading performance … and profits. This presentation will highlight true life examples of such organizations and specific activities that every organization should consider in creating an environment that is conducive to success.

As a truly independent HR/HCM Systems Management consultant, Bernie has been providing truly independent guidance and counsel to organizations seeking to enhance the management of their human assets through the use of technology for the last eighteen (18) years.

A former Navy helicopter pilot, Bernie, a SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CEBS, and HRIP certified HR Generalist, was one of the early members of FEDEX’s award-winning senior HR staff. As the Managing Director of Human Resources of FEDEX’s Central Region, Bernie was a member of the team that developed FEDEX’s first HR/HCM system. This was followed by Bernie being a founder. and equity partner, of the 400 employee FLX Corporation where he helped to develop the highly successful HR/HCM application, VISUAL HR, which was subsequently acquired by Ceridian.

Bernie remains an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, The American Payroll Association, and the International Association of Human Resource Information Management.

Bernie currently resides in Columbia, MD. He is active in various community projects and when able, enjoys sailing both the Chesapeake Bay and the Caribbean, photography, tending to his “prized” blackberry patch, and invoking the competitive ghost of past Baltimore Orioles’ World Series champions.

12:00 - 1:00pm

Facilitated panel discussions - business breakouts

1:00 - 2:00pm
Managing Sales Growth

Panel Carolyn Kahle - Onsite Pro Can
Cally Smoke – United Rentals

2:00 - 3:00pm
Operations & Route Planning - Key Challenges and successes

Panel Heather Pauling - Biffs, Alicia O’Neill (Youngblood) - Western Site Services
3:00 - 4:00pm
Create your action plan to focus on the vital steps that move you forward.
Keynote Moira Lethbridge

4:00 - 4:05pm
Closing Remarks and Grand Prize Drawing

Conference co-chairs, Shel and Michelle, close out the conference and award the grand prize drawing!


Keynote Moira Lethbridge


Event Information


When: Monday October 7th and Tuesday October 8th 2019
Where: Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
Phone: 1.833.233.2218


Event Registration Cost:

  • Before April 1st, 2019 $500
  • April 1st - August 1st, 2019 $550
  • August 1st - October 7th, 2019 $600



Making Your Reservation


The Scottsdale Plaza Resort reservation line is 1.800.832-2025.

It is best to call and make your reservations, especially if you intend to extend your stay before or after the October 7-8 conference. Arrangements have been made with the resort to offer the reduced room and resort fee rates for those wanting to extend their stay.

When making your reservation, mention you are attending the Satellite Women’s Conference to receive these rates:


Resort Information
Phone Reservations: 1.800.832-2025
Room Rates:

  • Deluxe Guest Room: - 1 King or 2 Queen Beds $185
  • Villa Suite - 2 Queen Beds and Separate Lounge $205
  • Patio King Suite - 1 King Bed and Separate Lounge $205
  • Bi-Level Suite $235
  • *(room rates do not include tax or daily resort fee)


Resort Fee:
The resort fee, normally $25/day, has been reduced to $15/day. This fee provides guests with the following amenities:

  • Parking
  • Fitness Center and Classes
  • In Room Coffee
  • In Room Safe
  • Local & Toll Free Calls
  • Business Center Access and Printing
  • In-Room Refrigerator
  • Local Shuttle Within 5 miles
  • Daily Bottled Water
  • Wi-Fi Access



The Scottsdale Plaza Resort



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Scottsdale Plaza Resort


2019 SWC Sponsors




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