Scroll Top
The key to decades of increasing success for jack daniels is…

Heather Howell: Featured Speaker for This Year’s Women In Family Business Event!

Known to most as the “INNOVATOR” behind Jack Daniel’s global products, Heather Howell is a top executive with the family-owned and run international company, Brown-Forman. Her brilliance has led to some remarkable innovations for the company, bringing over $160MM worth of profit.

Read that again. $160MM worth of profit.  

Do you want those kinds of profits for your family business?  

Heather’s tactics and innovations are proven money-makers with massive ROI.

At the Women In Family Business event she will teach you how to:

– Lead your team in a way that directly increases profits

– Respond to adversity with powerful positive results

– Get creativity flowing in your family business for more revenue

Join Us!
June 16-17, 2022, St. Pete Beach, FL

Women in Family Business (WIFB) is an exclusive, women-only event designed to inspire, motivate, grow, and recharge women leaders in family businesses.  WIFB was created to provide powerhouse women with the strategies to overcome obstacles, build healthier company cultures, and continue growing as key leaders.

tactics you can take to the bank…
10x roi

We know, money talks.  And this event delivers.  Attending Women In Family Business will bring you 10x ROI.  New revenue ideas, cost saving insights, improving company culture – all things that will benefit your bottom line.  With the added bonus of rewarding your female team members and investing in their professional growth.

But don’t take our word for it…

Having the opportunity to be involved in the Women In Family Business event not only allowed a much-needed recharge of batteries, but provided an unprecedented opportunity to meet intelligent, highly motivated women from around the country. The ability to openly share struggles, solutions, and generate new ideas was empowering! I was able to quickly implement 2 simple strategies that I learned at the event, generating a company savings of $12,000, and a profit of nearly $8,000. – Leanne A. Jurczyk. Quality Oil & Gas Co.

Choose Joy. Stop Drama. Drive Results.
Featured speaker: Heather howell

Known to most as the “INNOVATOR” behind Jack Daniel’s global products, Heather Howell is a top executive with the family-owned and run international company, Brown-Forman. Her brilliance has led to some remarkable innovations for the company, bringing over $160MM worth of profit.  Many would think she has a bright, shiny path straight to the top.  Well, it hasn’t been easy, and the last two years challenged her leadership skills.  At this year’s Women In Family Business event you will learn EXACTLY what she did (and still does!) to Choose Joy, Stop Drama and Drive Results, even when faced with challenges.  Her journey has not been an easy one, and she is excited to share her experiences and methods for other women to learn from and implement.  Come learn how she chooses joy for herself, what joy for your entire team could mean, PLUS how to be an integral catalyst to help people grow where they are planted.

Featured Speaker

Who Should Attend?
Female Business Owners
Female business owners and co-owners. You inspire all of us, your experience is invaluable!
Female Supervisors & Dept Heads
a.k.a. the women who make sure things are getting done right - on schedule, on target!
Upcoming & Aspiring Female Leaders
Aspiring & INSPIRING female leaders. We will support you on your journey and help you get to the top!
Women In Family Business 2022 Agenda

Wednesday June 15

Arrival Day

7:00pm – Welcome Reception and Dinner

Thursday June 16


7:30am – Full  Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45 -Intro’s and Kick-off

8:45am – 10:00am – Heather Howell (Guest Speaker)

10:00am – 12:00pm – General Session

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm-5:00pm – Special Hosted Activities

7:00pm – Dinner and Women in Family Business Awards

Friday June 17

7:30am – Breakfast

8:00am – General Session – Tides Ballroom A

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch – Tides Ballroom B

3:00pm – WIFB 2022 Concludes

Jud Alexander III
Jud Alexander III
Alexander Oil Company

“I really feel energized and re-engaged with my management team to pursue new ideas and opportunities. Also have a fresh perspective on how to lead team members by example.”

Paul Powell
Paul Powell
Boswell Oil Company

“Enjoyed each day of the event. It was very informative, helpful, and motivational. Really enjoyed the fellowship with other companies.”

Jeff Chase
Jeff Chase
Fast Break

“The Meridian team is amazing. They are passionate, energized, and caring. Also, the other family businesses were great to work and share with.”

Keith Suppes
Keith Suppes
Parish Oil Co., Inc.

“The amount of knowledge that gathers here is incredible. If you are looking to grow your productivity, revenue, profitability, and your business as a whole, this is the place to be!”

Matt Strauch
Matt Strauch
Strauch Company

“I appreciate being able to hear my company’s thoughts throughout the program. It’s encouraging to be in alignment.”

Eric Vallier
Eric Vallier
Ed Staub & Sons, Ed’s Trucking

“Best networking conference I have ever attended. Awesome event. I’ll be back next year.”

Shelly Fruge
Shelly Fruge
Guillory Oil Co.

“I personally gain more with each Meridian event I attend. Always new information to take in. I have learned to never think something doesn’t pertain to me because you never know!”

Greg Parish
Greg Parish
Parish Oil Co., Inc.

“Meridian helps us develop relationships within our company and helps us make decisions to improve our company operations.”

June 16th-17th
St. Pete Beach, FL
Trade Winds Island Grand Resort,
St Pete Beach, Florida

Meridian Associates Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Start Boosting Your Business
To get started, share your name, email address, and best phone number to contact you.
Let's Talk