Spark – NC REALTORS® Women’s Conference

Spark NC REALTORS® Women's Conference


Find your spark

NC REALTORS®’ first women’s conference and day-long event will inspire, encourage, and empower you through high-level content delivered by high-caliber speakers and successful female role models from all walks of life.

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Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204


Schedule of Events




Early Bird Registration
$79 until October 1, 2018

Regular Registration
$99 until November 1, 2018

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Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Keri Epps-Rashad for more information.

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Janine Driver photoJanine Driver, Keynote Speaker
Body Language Institute

Janine Driver is the CEO of the Body Language Institute, the NY Times Best-Selling author of YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK and top business-seller YOU CAN’T LIE TO ME, an international trainer, an award-winning keynote speaker, and a retired ATF Investigator.

Janine spent over 16 years as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice and now shares her cunning people-reading skills with thousands who work in the field of executive leadership, law enforcement, finance, law, human resources and sales; as well as the ATF, FBI, CIA, and DIA.

Janine attained rank #1 in the “Inspiration” category in the World’s Top 30 Body Language Professionals for 2017. In 2015, Janine was named one of the top twenty educational trendsetters in the meetings industry by Meetings Today Magazine. Janine is a popular media guest on NBC’s TODAY Show, Harry Connick Jr’s show called HARRY, Steve Harvey Show, CNN Morning Show, and more. She has been quoted in publications, such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Cosmopolitan and Psychology Today.

Janine’s corporate clients include companies such as Procter & Gamble, Salesforce, ABA, Lockheed Martin, ADP, KRONOS, Charles Schwab, Prudential, Remax, and YPO.




Madeline Delp, Closing Keynote Madeline Delp, Closing Keynote
Boundless Dreams

Madeline Delp learned at a young age that sometimes almost losing your life can be the catalyst to truly finding it in a way you never had before. After miraculously surviving a car accident that left her crushed in the back of a car and comatose for several weeks, she woke up to find that she had been paralyzed from the waist down. Madeline soon realized that the physical bounds she faced were small in comparison to the emotional repercussions of “paralyzing” fear and doubt. In her closing keynote address, Madeline will remind us of life’s grand adventure and how it tests you in ways you didn’t know were possible, forces you to grow, and revolutionizes your perspective of the world.

Will you commit to finding and chasing your dream with a fiery, soul-igniting passion? Or will you abdicate the right to be the hero in your own story?





Leigh Brown, EmceeLeigh Brown, Emcee

Leigh Brown is a successful REALTOR®, forward-thinking CEO, creative author, honest coach, and kickin’ speaker and will help host the event as emcee. With over 18 years of experience in the real estate industry (she started in the biz with her Daddy), Leigh has successfully led her team to be one of the top RE/MAX teams in North Carolina as well as the country. In addition to her impressive real estate career, Leigh is focused on training folks to do better, strive to be more, and to take the reins and lead! Her inspirational speeches have been lauded by audiences around the globe.

Leigh was the National President of the Residential Real Estate Council (formerly known as CRS) in 2017 and is currently an Advisory Board Member for the REALTORS® Relief Foundation and the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Chair for Fundraising. She is known for being a sassy Southern woman who is extremely popular for her no-holds barred approach that combines humor with honesty. Leigh’s second book, the 7 Deadly Sins of Sales™, will be available this summer.




Tulu Kaifee headshotTulu Kaifee, Panelist

Tulu Kaifee, SVP, Mortgage Multicultural Manager at BB&T is based in Atlanta, GA and leads a footprint-wide mortgage initiative which focuses on the rapidly growing Hispanic/Latino, African American and Asian American demographics.  She has been a key strategist in establishing BB&T’s Multicultural Banking strategy which spans across 600 Multicultural Banking Centers within 15 states and Washington, D.C.

She has created strategies around leveraging Business Resource Groups (aka/ Employee Resource Groups), financial education programs, providing outreach to Consulates related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Mentorship for BB&T associates, Business Development with the targeted multicultural communities, Bilingual Talent Acquisition, Community Engagement and Sales Tracking which are widely used across BB&T’s Multicultural Banking Centers today.  These strategies focus on, as well as measure, client growth predominantly within the Hispanic, Asian-American and African American segments.

Tulu is the bridge between BB&T’s Executive Leadership Team, Mortgage Managers, Mortgage Loan Officers and non-profit organizations.  Her goal is to bring increased knowledge around homeownership, affordable and sustainable mortgage products, increase the number of bilingual loan officers as well as provide marketing collateral to mortgage associates in various languages.  She proactively seeks opportunities to partner with communities in need of education around the dream of becoming a homeowner within the United States.

Tulu has been in the financial services industry for 20 years with experience in Consumer Banking, Small Business Banking, Commercial Credit, Commercial Lending, Multicultural Banking and Mortgage.  She currently serves on the board of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Welcoming America, Welcoming Atlanta, Caminar Latino and Who’s Who Amongst Asian Community.  She is also a Corporate Board of Governors (CBOG) member for the National Assoc of Hispanic Real Estate Professional (NAHREP) and the National Assoc of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) and various other Asian American organizations.

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