Office Depot Foundation Hosts Third Annual Women’s Symposium

America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot Highlights
Dynamic Speakers

BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AdriannaFoster–Headlined by Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour – America’s First African American
Female Combat Pilot – the roster of speakers for the Third Annual Office
Depot Foundation Women’s Symposium promises to bring women to their feet
repeatedly on February 17 and 18, 2017.

Presented by the independent, nonprofit Office Depot Foundation, the
Symposium features a dozen extraordinary speakers from South Florida and
beyond who are certain to engage and inspire their audience. For the
second year in a row, the two-day conference will take place at the
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. The
Foundation is the primary charitable giving arm of Office Depot

Tickets are on sale now. Early bird registration costs $299 through Jan.
15, 2017. After that date, the cost will be $399. For an additional
$100, participants can attend a VIP Dinner on February 16 that will
feature a performance by popular singer Adrianna Foster. To register for
the Office Depot Foundation Women’s Symposium, please visit

Armour, a former Marine, served two tours in Iraq. She has been out of
the military for seven years and is now the CBO (Chief Breakthrough
Officer) of her own company. As featured on Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Tavis
Smiley, NPR and others, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour’s fresh style and
presentation methods have inspired hundreds of organizations and
individuals. Vernice ultimately impacts organizations and individuals
with an understanding of the passion and leadership required to excel.

In addition to Armour, speakers scheduled to appear at the Symposium

  • Mina Shah – Mina Shah Enterprises
  • Luly B. – Luly B. Inc.
  • Karen Pfeffer – Fire Power Seminars
  • Lina Acosta Sandaal – The Nest: Stop Parenting Alone
  • Sherry Watson – The Power of Purpose
  • Kavita Sahai – Growth & Turnaround Strategist
  • Shivani Gupta – Fusionary Formulas
  • Cary Caster – 21 Drops
  • Jacqueline Pfeffer – Juice Buzz
  • Whanadi-Ann Sobrevilla – Affinity for Wellness
  • Mary Wong – President, Office Depot Foundation

“The Office Depot Foundation’s Third Annual Women’s Symposium brings
together hundreds of like-minded women in an engaging, collaborative and
positive atmosphere,” says Foundation President Mary Wong. “Using the
bumble bee as inspiration, participants will learn how to heighten their
spirit of community, take better care of themselves and have more
meaningful relationships.”

About the Office Depot Foundation

The Office Depot Foundation is an independent foundation − tax exempt
under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) − that serves as the independent charitable
giving arm of Office Depot, Inc. In keeping with its mission, Listen
Learn Care®, the Foundation supports a variety of programs
that give children tools to succeed in school and in life; build the
capacity of nonprofit organizations through collaboration and
innovation; and help communities prepare for disasters, as well as
recovering and rebuilding afterwards. For more information, visit


Office Depot Foundation
Leon Rubin, 561-251-8075 (mobile)
Bruce Serbin, 954-821-3434