Satellite Women's Conference

Going to Nashville!

October 10-12 2021


*New 2021 Attendee Information Below*

Sunday, October 10th

5:00 - 8:00pm
Welcome Reception

Join old friends and new as we enjoy sips and dips plus a few surprises at the beautiful Graduate Hotel!

Monday, October 11th

7:00 - 8:00am
Breakfast with Friends

Welcome and Kickoff

Becoming a world class leader

Keynote Wendy Arnold

Wendy Arnold

As a military officer, surgeon, instructor and coach, Dr. Wendy Arnold has trained and mentored upcoming leaders both in the military and private sectors. Hear from this incredible female leader who has succeeded in predominately male dominated careers, her lessons learned along the way and why she is still a student of leadership; a process of getting better. This inspiring keynote will get you ready for the day!

Managing business growth in a healthy way. Don't let the snowball run you over!

13 years ago, Tanis Jamar (owner, J Bar Enterprises) and her husband started their portable restroom business...

and they didn't know what they didn't know. Scaling their successful business from 15 restrooms to 200 then 500 and now 2000 happened fast and fierce… but in the early days it was a monster growing out of control and they felt powerless! Learning that you can't do it all and getting help along the way was critical to their continued success. Recognizing things that they wish they would have known, and done, at key milestones for "good", healthy, and more profitable growth. Hear from Tanis as she shares her playbook of growth strategies developed from lessons learned.

The Struggle is Real… Recruitment & Retention
Panel of operators, Led by Michele Pipitone (VP Human Resources, Satellite Industries)

Hear from industry leaders and colleagues how they recruit and retain talent including improving workplace communication, new challenges, ideas, and solutions. Session will include opportunities for group discussion and Q&A.

Lunch with Friends

7 important steps of your sales cycle

Shaping the focus of your team and turning your drivers into a portable restroom sales force.

Prior to entering the world of portable Sanitation, Kelly Luf (VP, A Royal Flush) spent 15 years in the luxury travel industry, climbing the ranks to a National Sales Leader. One of her biggest responsibilities as a leader was shaping their sales training program. Selling travel was perhaps one of the hardest products as its non-tangible, and in order to build repeat/referral business (the foundation of all good sales environments) she needed to focus on the experience from the first greeting to the follow up. Thus ‘The Cycle of the Sale’ was born. This ‘Sales Cycle’ and the Seven Important steps to complete were easily transferrable to any sales organization and the overall customer experience was enhanced due to the relationship building/qualifying steps therein.


At A Royal Flush, using this proven method, they've been able to transform their team and their drivers into a robust, portable restroom sales force. Focusing on margin drivers such as damage waivers or additional products and services; 'grading' themselves using an easy-to-use cycle score sheet.


Improve your customer experience and shape the focus your team with this interactive, engaging session that will leave you with actionable steps to apply today.

Understanding Your Costs and Pricing Strategies. And Don't Forget to Get Paid! (solutions to improve your cash flow)
Panel of operators, Led by Michelle Amelse (Director of Marketing, Satellite Industries)

Team Building Activity + Happy Hour

A unique, interactive group event hosted by a local Nashvillians that will unleash your creativity while reinforcing your team building and leadership skills. It’s an off the charts experience you won’t want to miss!

Dinner + Group Event

It’s not just a meal, it’s an experience! Join us at Cross Eyed Critters for dinner and a group event surprise.

Tuesday, October 12th

7:00 - 8:00am
Breakfast with Friends

Welcome Back

Lead Authentically with your Unique Ability and Influence

Keynote Melissa Albers

Melissa Albers

Effective leaders understand that leadership is influence and not authority. The balance between analytics and emotions is in constant play in a leader’s heart and mind. How do we balance these two dynamic forces so we can effectively grow ourselves and help others do the same? This entertaining and authentic keynote helps us better understand ourselves and learn best practices to coach our people.

Interactive Small Group Breakouts led by Melissa Albers

This high energy session builds upon the keynote discussion surrounding communication and influence in a fun, interactive experience. Using a four-quadrant tool to identify personality styles, participants will learn how to best harness the lessons from the keynote within each quadrant. Small groups will work to compare the styles using real time case studies commonly experienced in the workplace in relation to people, processes, and tools.

Lunch with Friends

Understanding Your Requirements and the Functional Software to Help You Reach Your Business Goals
Led by Wendy Cross and Jana McKay, Service Core

1:30 - 3:00pm
SWOT Analysis

SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis is a framework used to evaluate a company's competitive position and to develop strategic planning. SWOT analysis assesses internal and external factors, as well as current and future potential.

Closing Remarks


Event Information


When: Sunday October 10th - Tuesday October 12th 2021
Where: Graduate Hotel, Nashville, TN
Phone: 1.800.883.1123


Event Registration Cost:

  • Before August 15th, 2021 $500
  • August 16th - October 1st, 2021 $600

*Registration Closes October 1st. Contact Michelle Amelse at for more information.




2021 Attendee Information


We’re a little over two weeks away from our fourth annual women’s conference and being together LIVE in Nashville! We are looking forward to two amazing days together. As co-chairs for this event, we are honored to host this conference another year, and we can’t wait to welcome you in person. This year's robust agenda features two compelling keynote speakers; educational, interactive, business focused sessions; and energetic, Nashville-themed social experiences. It's time to recharge and reconnect with a community of remarkable women from around the country and in all walks of business. Whether this is your first time, your fourth time or somewhere in between at the Satellite Women's Conference we hope that you find what you came for. Let’s do this y’all!!

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Health and Safety


As we all know, the protocols and procedures regarding the Coronavirus continue to shift. At Satellite, we monitor updates and follow the protocols established by international health authorities as well as all local, state and federal government mandates. Like you, we are firmly committed to prioritizing the health of our families, friends and society during this time. During the 2021 SWC, you can count on the following:

  • We will implement the health and safety practices as issued by local and state health authorities, the venue, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • We will not require the use of face masks for fully vaccinated attendees.
  • We encourage all attendees to act in the best interests of their own well-being.
  • We will encourage frequent hand washing, sanitizing and social distancing when necessary.
  • High-touch areas will be regularly cleaned and sanitized.
  • Masks are currently required on airplanes, and may be required on buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into and within transportation hubs.
  • Should you not be able to attend the conference due to city/state travel restrictions caused by Covid, you can request a full refund or transfer your registration to 2022 SWC.
  • If we are required to cancel the 2021 SWC to ensure the health and safety of our attendees', you will receive a full refund.




Keynote Speakers


Dr. Wendy Arnold

Dr. Wendy Arnold is uniquely qualified to develop leaders to their full potential. She has board certifications in both conventional and integrative medicine. Her practice spans the operating room to the acupuncture table. This dichotomous background informs her whole-person approach to health with special emphasis on behavior and wellness. This dual approach has been publicly recognized in her selection to the Top 100 doctors in the nation.

Dr. Wendy has 24 years experience as a Marine and Naval Officer, including an assignment as a Marine Special Operations Task Force Surgeon in Afganistan. She is an award-winning Teacher, Leader and Professional Woman who has unquestioned qualifications and experience to equip others to lead under pressure.

Phone: 858.255.1812
Facebook: Dr. Wave
Instagram: Dr. Wave
LinkedIn: Dr. Wendy Arnold


Melissa Albers

Melissa is passionate about developing people’s self-awareness and ability to positively interact with others. She focuses on the importance of building influence, and highlights the most important relationship we have is with self first. Ms. Albers speaks on leadership and self-awareness, and has shared the stage with John Maxwell (Leadership Author and Speaker), Lee Cockerell (Exec VP of Disney) and Les Brown (Motivational Speaker) to name a few.

Melissa’s client work focuses on executive coaching, strategic planning, leadership development, and teambuilding. While results are obviously important, she believes success is measured in quality relationships, maintaining a sense of humor (even in tough times), and authentic and honest feedback. Melissa’s clients include family businesses, financial institutions, non-profits, and manufacturing.

The Authentic Leader, founded by Albers in 2001 is a leadership and organization development consulting company located in Minneapolis MN. The Self Awareness Journey founded by Albers and a partner in 2019 is a free coaching resource based on her private executive coaching model.



Making Your Hotel Reservation


The Graduate Hotel reservation booking link Satellite Women’s Conference 2021 at Graduate Nashville.

*Due to high attendance the Graduate Hotel is booked Friday-8th & Saturday-9th. Rooms are still available Sunday-10th & Monday-11th. There are several hotels within walking distance that still have rooms available, please see below for information. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Graduate Resort Information
Phone Reservations: 615.551.2700
Room Rates:

  • Graduate King - 1 King Bed $225
  • Graduate Queen - 2 Queen Beds $235


Extending Your Stay
Please note, the link will only allow access to the contracted dates and our Graduate King or Graduate Queen/Queen room types. If anyone would like different arrival or departure dates than those listed in the link or a different room type, please have them email with those details for additional assistance as our office is the only one that would be able to approve those requests.

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


Alternative Hotel Information


Hutton Hotel
Phone Reservations: 615.340.9333

Loews Vanderbilt
Phone Reservations: 800.235.6397

Moxy Vanderbilt
Phone Reservations: 615.385.1911




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