Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino - Sint Maarten

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Sonesta Maho Beach Resort hosts Women With Purpose Global Summit

This June, a group of successful, accomplished women including entrepreneurs, media professionals, and authors will convene at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in St. Maarten for the Women With Purpose Global Summit – Mind, Body & Soul. The Summit will take place June 18 - 22, 2013 with additional meetings and activities taking place on St. Martin, Anquilla, and St. Barth.  

The event will feature 200 to 300 women leaders in the areas of diversity, philanthropy, fashion/beauty, personal branding, education, entrepreneurship, media, health, wellness, and tourism hosting roundtable discussions each day, followed by cocktails, dinner, and networking opportunities each night.

The kickoff events will all take place at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, which is hosting this Summit for the first time. The 10-acre, 520-room beachfront property boasts more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space, and has earned its reputation as St. Maarten’s premier resort for meetings and social events. A medley of options and unique settings are available for corporate meetings, incentive group activities, receptions and dinners.

“Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino was the perfect choice to host the conference because of its ideal location and incredible meeting spaces,” said Lynn Norment, press coordinator for the Women’s Summit.  “The proximity to the local restaurants, shops, stores and Casino Royale in Maho Village will provide the attendees with plenty of fun activities during their free time.”

The highlight of the Summit is the Women of Power Luncheon on June 19th at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino.  Keynote speakers include established women in an array of field, including the renowned Soledad O’Brien of CNN and more recently the current CEO of Starfish Media Group. 

Additional speakers include: Oprah Winfrey Network’s Iyanla Vanzant, entrepreneur & author Sahar Hashemi, Judy Smith – an attorney, author, and crisis manager who is the inspiration behind the hit ABC television show “Scandal,“ author & CNBC financial expert Carmen Wong Ulrich, and Brazilian entrepreneur Inocencia Manoel.

The Women with Purpose Global Summit-Mind, Body & Soul is created and produced by Amethyst Entertainment, a minority and woman owned company specializing in developing and producing evens and television productions. The goal of the summit is to inspire and educate women while supporting them in their business ventures and professional careers.

The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, with its all-inclusive meals, drinks, kid's club and scheduled activities program, is a "destination within a destination,” offering exciting nightlife, a variety of accommodations and first-rate amenities for singles, couples, and families.

The property is conveniently located on the island's southwest shore just minutes from the airport, and features a large pool area with swim-up pool bar, cascading waterfalls, a second quiet pool area and oceanfront wedding gazebo.

Five restaurants and five bars, fitness center, four tennis courts, nightclub, and more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space increase the amenities options at the resort. Other amenities, such as The Maho Serenity Spa, Casino Royale, and tours and excursions are available for an additional fee.

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