These speakers will be appearing at upcoming Woman Up Conferences events.


Founder, Woman Up Conferences; President, APA Solutions & Career Reform; Author, "No More Bad Advice"

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As President and Owner of direct-hire placement and human capital consulting firm APA Solutions, Joan is the only brain-based-certified talent coach in Western New York. From small mom-and-pop shops to international conglomerates, Joan’s holistic approach to the talent management process and her ability to change behaviors has caused exponential growth in her clients’ revenue goals, production levels, and retention rates.

Whether she’s traveling as a keynote speaker, attending another neuroscience course to better understand employer-employee dynamics, or writing for The Buffalo News, Joan’s passion remains the same: to get employers and working /nonworking professionals speaking the same language again.

Joan received a brain-based certification from the NeuroLeadership Institute and completed the Women’s Leadership Development Program at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. She is a graduate and former president of the University of Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Alumni Association and remains an active member of the UB community, as well as a mentor and committee leader for the Canisius College Women’s Business Center. She also received a 2015 Woman of Influence award, issued by Buffalo Business First, which honors female entrepreneurs who have grown their business by making outstanding contributions to society.

Because of the overwhelming demand for professional guidance, Joan also founded a successful career coaching startup, Career Reform – which empowers job seekers to approach their work life with an ownership mindset. She recently published her first book, No More Bad Advice


Author, "Songs of My Life…Slightly Out of Tune"; Motivational Speaker

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Susan Dintino is the Hay House author of Songs of My Life…Slightly Out of Tune, a humorous memoir which deals with challenges that all of us can relate to. In addition, she is the author of the interactive children’s book A Year of Me and the guided healing meditation CD Butterfly Blessings. Her trademarked InPowering Meditation™ technique takes her students through a 3 step process to assist in manifesting life dreams and changing limiting beliefs. 

As host of the popular weekly radio show The Night Shift every Tuesday at 7:00 PM on www.w4cy.com, Susan brings her special brand of humor to get to the heart of the matter. With commentary on contemporary challenges, fascinating guests and insightful psychic mini readings for her listeners, The Night Shift offers something for everyone.

Susan’s passion in addition to her writing is teaching and she offers workshops on a variety of subjects including meditation, awakening intuition, and the chakra system to name a few. Her blog Susanisms motivates and offers a chuckle or two.  In Susan’s spare time, she scours the beaches of her island home for seashells and delights in traveling the island’s roads on her bright pink Vespa.