About “I Am That Woman Retreat”

The “I Am That Woman” (IATW) Retreat is an intimate, peaceful meeting of powerful, social, intellectual, and spiritual multicultural women.

We are convening women at the Unico in Riveria Maya, Mexico October 10-14, 2018 who are peers that will discuss what is most important as they move into the next phase of their lives.

If you are ready to show up and work on discovering who you are, where you are and what’s next for you, this is the RETREAT that will answer your questions about WHAT’S NEXT!

IATW Retreat is designed to give you the opportunity to get inspired, reflect and rejuvenate while receiving valuable and actionable information as you transition into what is an exciting next phase of your life.

This is an intimate retreat with a restricted capacity of 150 attendees. THE I AM THAT WOMEN RETREAT IS TARGETED FOR WOMEN 40+.

Registration is now open. For more information email Twyler Jenkins at twyler@strategiceventssolutions.com

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Strategic Events Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategist, Twyler L. Jenkins is one of the most sought after event planners in the City of Chicago. With more than 25 years of experience in conference management, special event planning and registration facilitation services, Ms. Jenkins is considered an expert in optimizing event profitability for her clients because of her cost management strategies. Her skills in contract negotiations, budget oversight, event logistics coordination and execution, as well as program operations flow and efficiency has helped her clients manage their event cost.

By providing core competencies to nonprofit organizations and corporate clients in multiple capacities, Ms. Jenkins has enhanced their meetings, conferences and special events by providing effective and efficient planning services, organized registration processes, and executed sponsorship sales support and marketing initiatives.

In 1998, Ms. Jenkins moved to Chicago to work for Ebony Magazine as a marketing manager. While there, she increased advertising volume and revenue by creating, developing and implementing merchandising events and programs for current and potential clients. She augmented advertisers’ print campaigns with added-value opportunities directly impacting the African American consumer. She integrated Ebony merchandise into national events to provide branding exposure. She was also responsible for creating custom programs to aid the advertising sales staff in enhancing and increasing their advertising sales.

Since she founded SES in 2001 she has managed to provide services for some of the most notable nonprofits and corporations in the Chicagoland area such as The University of Chicago, The University of Chicago Medicine, McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Chicago Urban League, ComEd/Exelon, National Black MBA Association, The Chicago Guardsmen and the Emmett Till Foundation.

Ms. Jenkins is committed to helping improve the quality of life for others through her involvement in the community. She is a very involved board member of the South Side Community Art Center and a community representative on the Local School Council for the Carter G. Woodson Elementary School. She is also a member of several professional organizations such as, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Alliance of Independent Meeting Managers.

Dawn Steele Halbert

Dawn Steele Halbert is a former Midwest Advertising Director of Meredith Hispanic Media, a division of the Meredith Corporation.

She began her career in media and ad sales over 25+ years ago working for various companies, which include Chicago Magazine, Ebony, Time Inc. and Vanguard Media.

A native New Yorker, Dawn arrived in Chicago after completing her studies at Howard University and marveled at what a remarkable city this was, especially for African American professionals that were interested in business, civic causes and politics. Dawn was part of the original members of The Metropolitan Board of the Urban League, which was founded By John Rogers in 1983. Dawn was also one of the founders of Target Advertising Professionals (TAP) which was an organization formed to meet the needs of the growing number of African Americans in advertising. She has served on the local fund raising committee of the United Negro College Fund. Dawn was also active in the Chicago Media Association, formerly known as the Agate club which was founded in 1885. In 2002, Dawn became the first African American president of this 100+ year old prestigious organization.

One of Dawn’s most satisfying achievements is mentoring and developing talent. She has had the opportunity to hire, train and mentor young women seeking a career in advertising and marketing. Her protégées have gone on to be successes in their own right, as media professionals and entrepreneurs.

Dawn is excited to work with Twyler Jenkins as a co-producer of the I Am That Woman Retreat and see Twyler’s vision come to life. “We are so proud of the program that we are putting together for our attendees. We know the women will leave revived, inspired and ready to take on that next and exciting phase of their lives. I look forward to taking this journey with them!”

Dawn is an avid golfer, enjoys gardening and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Chicago Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association.

Dawn resides in Chicago in the Tri-Taylor Neighborhood with her husband of 26 years, Percy Halbert. She has two step daughters, five beautiful grandchildren.