CNN on-air personality, author and motivational speaker Mel Robbins will serve as the keynote speaker at Nova Southeastern University’s Magnolia Luncheon. The annual event, hosted by United Way of Broward County’s Women United, recognizes women of dignity, strength and perseverance. Held at the Hyatt Regency Pier-66 on Wednesday, May 25, this event will honor local women of distinction who have made a lasting impact on our community.
Described as "an explosion of inspiration", "blazingly intelligent and shockingly funny", and "the best motivational speaker I've seen in a decade", Robbins focuses on issues that makes us all human: our incredible potential in life and business, and the obstacles that stop us from reaching it. Her TEDx Talk on "How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over" has over 3 million views, and her book on the brain and productivity, “Stop Saying You’re Fine”, is a business bestseller that has been translated into four languages. She started her career as a criminal defense attorney and went on to launch and sell a retail and internet technology company. Mel has led multi-year coaching programs at: Johnson & Johnson, AG Edwards, Bear Stearns and Partners Healthcare. The media has tapped Mel to host award-winning shows for FOX, A&E, Cox Media Group and now CNN.
The Magnolia Luncheon will honor community advocate Allison Cagnetta with the Magnolia Leadership Award, and the women leadership donors of Memorial Healthcare System will be recognized with the Magnolia Corporate Philanthropy Award. Local 10 News Anchor Laurie Jennings will serve as the event’s emcee.