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St. Maarten celebrates Professional Females by hosting 'Women with Purpose Global Summit' June 18-22, 2013

Keynote Speakers Include CNN, CBS, OWN Personalities

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (April 17, 2013) - St. Maarten has been selected to host the first ever Women With Purpose Global Summit - Mind, Body & Soul taking place June 18-22, 2013.The invitation-only event will bring together multi-cultural, business-savvy women with a passion for professional growth and personal development for a five-day conference being held at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino.

Summit attendees will include industry experts and 300 professional women from around the globe, including keynote speakers Soledad O'Brien, CNN news anchor, Carmen Wong Ulrich, financial contributor to CBS This Morning, and Iyanla Vanzant, OWN Network life coach, among others.

This unprecedented gathering will offer women direct personalized business-to-business meetings, pre-summit introductions, cutting-edge seminars, workshops, roundtable discussions, spa pampering in Anguilla and a day of high-end shopping on St. Barths.

Speakers include Dr. Michelle Garcia, associate dean at Johnson & Wales University; Dr. Winifred Scott, assistant professor at Dubai Zayed University; Patricia Harris, global diversity officer, McDonald's Corporation; and Pamela Ravare Browne, chief operating officer of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting. Roundtable topics range from media and tourism to diversity, philanthropy and more.

The Women with Purpose Global Summit - Mind, Body & Soul is created and produced by Amethyst Entertainment. For more details on the Summit and the full program, visit www.womenwithpurposeglobalsummit.com, call 754-300-7594 or email caroline@womenwithpurposeglobalsummit.com.

For additional information on St. Maarten, visit the official site of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau at www.VacationStMaarten.com.

St. Maarten

St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, creating a European-influenced vibe with a Caribbean flair. As "the culinary capital of the Caribbean," St. Maarten offers an eclectic array of cuisine fusion for food lovers with more than 365 restaurants, one for each day of the year to satisfy the tastes of every palate and pocketbook.

Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island's 37 square miles has 37 breathtaking beaches and is home to many historical and family-oriented attractions. During the day, watersport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island's scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. The capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shopping with a bustling city atmosphere, while 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs provide endless entertainment.

Accommodations are varied and include elegant private villas, family oriented resorts, quaint cottages and luxury spa resorts. Air service is available to Princess Juliana International Airport from numerous U.S. and Canadian cities as well as from Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

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