Appleton Creative Speaks Up to Empower Women in Business at the 2016 Orlando Women’s Conference

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“When you invest in women, you invest in the people who invest in everybody else. And if you gradually start to take action, it won’t be long before you realize that investing in women is good for your mind, good for your soul and good for your business.” –Melinda Gates

Every year, women leaders throughout Central Florida meet for a day of female empowerment at the Orlando Women’s Conference hosted by Orange Appeal, a women’s business magazine. Since launching in 2010, the conference has hosted yearly workshops, speaking panels and luncheons aimed at helping women succeed within the community, personally and professionally. Workshops focus on topics ranging from handling the various phases of life and business to working with current and future technology while panels include keynote speaker presentations and group discussions featuring prominent women business leaders. The event is also bursting with exciting opportunities to network and interact with local exhibitors and businesses.

Our CEO and owner, Diana LaRue, speaks about respecting yourself as a woman in business.

Appleton is proud to have been in attendance at the Orlando Women’s Conference (see our write-up on the 2013 event here) since the inaugural year. This year, Diana LaRue, Appleton’s owner and CEO, spoke on the Respect Yourself-No Apologies panel during the Worth and Value portion of the morning’s breakout sessions. The start of her discussion focused on recognizing the differences between men and women in the workplace and how to respond to them. LaRue also took a moment to get more personal and talk about the power of introverts in a talkative world. She stressed that women need to give, connect and trust, and that they can only rise by lifting each other up.

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A great business strategy empowers those involved and puts them on the path to success. Appleton Creative is an award-winning, full-service advertising agency located in Orlando, Florida. Appleton works with local, national and international clients to provide marketing strategies through print, web, social media and video productionall in-house. At Appleton, we want to learn about your business, empower your marketing team and be your creative resource. Your marketing goals are worth a conversation: contact us at 407-246-0092 or

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