Join WICT Washington DC/Baltimore and Women in Film & Video on Thursday, November 6th for an exciting and educational branding seminar with special guest Melissa Dawn Simkins, President of the Velvet Suite and Creator of Women In The Spotlight. Simkins will teach you how to build an influential brand without sacrificing your health, wealth or relationship.  You will also receive wardrobe tips to help you present and further define your brand’s image from a top wardrobe stylist.

Attendee Takeaways

Attendees will learn about the 4-steps of building an influential brand in your industry without sacrificing your health, wealth or relationship.

  • Product: What is my value and authentic identity
  • Package: How do I define my verbal and visual message aligned to my organization
  • Promote what strategies do I use to promote my value and leverage my relationship
  • Profit: How do I turn what I love into profitable life through personal and professional fulfillment as well as financial advancements

In addition to the 4 steps of building an influential brand attendees will get business attire advice and tips from a style expert. Take advantage of headshot services for $25 onsite from 5:30-6:30pm provided by Event Photography of North America Corporation. Please arrive camera ready for your headshot. Payment will be received after the event through the photographer’s website.


Melissa Dawn Simkins



Headshot Service: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Seminar: 6:30 – 8:00 pm


Public Broadcasting Service
2100 Crystal Dr
Arlington, VA 22202


Note: This event is FREE for mentoring participants.












Other Sponsors: NCTA, Excelacom