International Brand Strategist and Fitness Star Amanda Russell Launches The First Ever Renaissance Women's Summit in Houston, Texas

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The Renaissance Women’s Summit brings together over 25 top leaders across diverse industries including the most dynamic thinkers in business, philanthropy, education, media and entertainment for a powerful one day experience. Highlighting the mental, emotional and strategic elements of personal and professional growth, the day has been expertly curated for the perfect mix of interactive presentations, dynamic workshops, inspiring personal stories, and relationship building to inspire, empower and equip the modern-day Renaissance Woman.

Female entrepreneur, marketing analyst, UCLA professor, and national brand strategist, Amanda Russell has chosen Houston, TX as the city to launch the Inaugural Renaissance Women Summit ( on January 15, 2017 in partnership with The Bucaram PR Group (, Interesting Houston (, The JW Marriott Houston Downtown (, Houstonia Magazine (, and Revista Mujer (

The mission of the Renaissance Women’s Summit is to harness the power and synergy of women coming together in this multi-generational gathering to share stories, bestow knowledge upon, open databases of connections and resources to each other, and build a lifetime community of extraordinary women who will go on to produce projects, businesses and relationships on a greater level than what any one woman could have imagined possible. What we realized is this: Renaissance Women is more than a summit, conference ‘network,’ it’s a MOVEMENT. When women come together, we all rise!

“This event is not simply a conference or a networking event, it’s the beginning of a new sisterhood of women who strive for excellence and wish to find more meaningful ways to engage in their personal and professional lives and goals. These were the types of women who helped me become who I am today, and it’s the perfect opportunity to launch my dream of helping other women achieve greatness in their lives,” enthuses Ms. Russell.

Amanda has gathered some of the most influential women leaders and other influencers to share inspirational stories, offer practical real education, relationships, and other priceless tools and advice for excelling in women’s personal and professional lives. Tamilee Webb, Jen Groover, Joanne King Herring, Dr. Noreen Khan- Mayberry, Jacquelyn Aluotto, and Freddy Nager are a few of the speakers and panelists to launch the inaugural Summit at The JW Marriott Houston Downtown.

Featured speakers Freddy Nager, Jen Grover, and Tamilee Webb ( will be speaking on the power of becoming an influencer in one’s career, how to elevate one’s performance and fulfillment through emotional intelligence, and how to fuse one’s passions and strengths into a career of his/her dreams, personally and professionally.

The summit will serve as the introduction of both the movement of women leaders collaborating and a members only exclusive organization that brings women together in the spirit of sisterhood, community, charity, and relationships -- defying barriers of age, geographic location, and industry. Tickets are limited, to make sure you are rested and ready for a day of collaboration guest rooms at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown are available.

Join us on social media: @InterestingHouston,, @AmandaRussell, @AnikaJackson, @MagenPastor, @StaciHenderson, @ShannahQuinn, @JWHoustonDwtn, @houstoniamag, @larevistamujer, @bucaramprg.

To purchase tickets, become a vendor, and participate in the event, visit:

About Amanda Russell: As a brand creator and international digital persona, Amanda Russell has been at the forefront of the digital marketing and social media revolution since its infancy, leading her to become the youngest Professor of Marketing and Branding at UCLA. She is the creator of Fit Strong and Sexy, an online fitness and lifestyle community for women, which has been recognized as a Spokes-model for LiveStrong Women. Amanda has been featured in publications including Forbes, The Huffington Post, YFE (Young Female Entrepreneurs of America), Women’s Health Magazine, SELF, SHAPE, Real Simple, and The Chicago Tribune. Selected as one of the world’s most popular YouTube Fitness Stars by Ryan Seacrest, and named one of Google YouTube’s “Next Top Fitness Personalities” within just a few months of launching her online channel, Fit Strong and Sexy, Amanda knows first-hand what it takes to build a strong brand. Amanda holds an MBA concentrating in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Business.

About the JW Marriott Houston Downtown: JW Marriott Houston Downtown is housed in the beautiful historic landmark Samuel F. Carter building, The JW Marriott Houston Downtown is the brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Texas, celebrating the flavor of the city with refined design, intuitive service and thoughtful amenities that have become synonymous with the brand worldwide. Guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind stay in an artfully crafted environment with their every need met graciously and authentically. The chefs and craft bartenders of Main Kitchen Restaurant draw inspiration from the local flavors and ingredients of Texas to present American comfort food and handcrafted cocktails with a creative twist Located at 806 Main St., the hotel will feature 328 guest rooms, and 16,000 square feet of meeting space (

About Houstonia: Houstonia ( is unique: A news, entertainment and information source as smart, exciting and vital as the people who call Houston home. Each month we canvass the nation’s fourth largest city in search of the newsmakers and tastemakers, people who are changing the way we eat, play, dress and think. Chock-full of timely, engaging stories, as well as spectacular photography and cutting-edge design, our goal is a signature mix of in-depth news stories, provocative essays, and guides to the best of the city that no Houstonian can live without.

ABOUT REVISTA MUJER: REVISTA MUJER is a Spanish-language, Texas-based magazine. Our purpose is to celebrate women and their stories, hoping to inspire readers with reflective columns about women and their work. Multiple award winner, including 2016’s Outstanding Hispanic Publication by the National Association of Hispanic Publications, REVISTA MUJER is part of the Spanish Print Media, Inc. with more than 30 years of experience in Texas. We print 25,000 copies quarterly, distributed free throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. For more information please visit or contact us on 828 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78702 Phone: (956) 631-8461.

About The Bucaram PR Group: The Bucaram PR Group is a life-style, celebrity based Public Relations Firm located in Houston, Texas with a national reach. Founder and President Bianca Bucaram has been featured in many publications for her publicist charm and creative abilities to launch brands into the digital, traditional TV & Radio, and health and wellness spaces. Featured as one of PR News’ Rising Stars 30 & Under, Ms. Bucaram prides herself and the company on its integrity as well as ability to get clients seen and respected in all genres and spaces. BPRG is currently located in Houston, TX with offices in LA and New York (

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