2018 National Women's Business Conference Agenda | NAWBO

2018 National Women's Business Conference Agenda

*The conference agenda is subject to change


Saturday, September 22, 2018 

6pm        Meet and Greet – No host dinner


Sunday, September 23, 2018 NAWBO Annual Membership Meeting - Open to all 

6:30am                                City Walk 

8:30am                                 Breakfast 

9:00-9:30am                         Annual Meeting- State of NAWBO 

9:30-10:30am                      Creating Leaders for a World of Change: Past Presidents Panel- HR5050 Anniversary – sponsored by Fundbox                                                                                      

10:30-10:45am                     Break

10:45-11:45am                     Leadership General Session

11:45-12:30pm                     NAWBO Updates 

12:30-1:30pm                       Lunch

1:30-3:00pm                         Best Practices Round Table Discussions-Chapter and Business                                    

3:15-4:15                              Leadership Meetings

3:15-4:15                              Breakout Session: Growing through NAWBO

NAWBO is much more than a place to connect and advocate, it is an ideal place to Grow Your Business! Whether you are a solopreneur, a small business, a business reaching for the million dollar mark or a multi-million dollar enterprise, NAWBO has a place for you and your business to grow. In this session we will explore important NAWBO resources with both chapter based and national program experts to make sure that no matter where your business is at today, you have a clear path of resources for growing into a bigger, brighter tomorrow!  

5:00-6:00                             Happy Hour 

6:00-8:00                             Leadership Reception- hosted by Bank America, invitation only – (Those registered for Sunday Membership Meeting)


Monday, September 24, 2018

6:30am                                 City Walk

8:00 – 9:00am                      Breakfast in Exhibit hall

8:00-9:00am                         First Time Attendee Meet and Greet in Exhibit Hall 

9:00-10:45am                      Morning General session

                                        Creative Living without Fear: Elizabeth Gilbert 

Ten years ago, Gilbert captivated the world with her powerful and transformative memoir Eat, Pray, Love, encouraging millions of readers to make changes, large and small, in their own lives. In the ensuing decade, people worldwide have sought further advice from Gilbert on how to lead a bold and inspired life and she has dedicated herself to exploring the mysteries of creativity and courage. Out of this period of investigation Gilbert has written a brilliant nonfiction treatise, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, in which the author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity.

11:30-12:30                          Breakout Sessions

  • Track 1: “NAWBO Success Opportunity” 

Get the Most of Your Membership 

When you become a NAWBO member, you tap into a community of thousands of leaders, visionaries, innovators and trailblazers—of all sectors, sizes and stages of growth. But are you truly tapping into all that NAWBO has to offer you personally and professionally? Find out in this session.

  • Track 2: “Daring Leadership”

Perform Well: Nature, Leadership and Connecting with those you serve Today, companies and individuals face a plethora of productivity challenges, in fact 3 out of 4 American workers describe their work as stressful. Entrepreneurs are especially susceptibleif they have employees. Repetitive work cycles diminish creativity & initiative in both employers and employees.This disconnect has financial implications that are staggering. In this session, learn how to enhance your leadership skills by using NATURE and how being in nature will increase revenues, health, happiness and hope…all which increase your companies productivity and bottom line

  • Track 3: “Savvy Solopreneur”

Innovate Well: Diagnosing the Best Technologies

Technology can be a game changer in the marketing arena. But where do you begin when there are so many technology tools available today for your growing business? From website and e-mail marketing platforms to social media channels, this session will help you sort through the latest to determine what you really need to reach your next level.       

  • Track 4: “Small-Medium Business Breakthrough” 


12:45-2:45pm                             Lunch General session- Leading with Clarity panel                                                      

3:00-5:00pm                              Happy Hour & Raffle in Exhibit Hall 

5:30pm                                      Transportation starts for Opening Reception

6:00-8:30                                   Opening Reception at the Fox Theater 


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

6:30am                                      City Walk 

8:00-9:00am                              Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 

9:00-10:00                                 Exhibit Hall 

10:00-11:00am                   Breakout Session

  • Track 1: “NAWBO Success Opportunity” 

One of the most powerful things we have as women business owners is our voice. This session will show you how to best use it, as part of NAWBO and on your own, to influence local, state and national legislation you care about most as a business owner.


  • Track 2: “Daring Leadership” 

Speak Well: Public Speaking 

Public speaking is one of the most important skills you will develop in your life. It’s so important it can be a deciding factor in you building relationships, winning business and ultimately growing. This session will provide expert coaching on how you can up your public speaking game


  • Track 3: “Savvy Solopreneur”

Build Well: Scaling Your Business Into Overflow

A business overflowing with clients is something every woman business owner dreams of. But how do you get there? In this session featuring a panel of business development experts, you’ll learn smart tactics, like generating the best business referrals, to help you build and scale your business to where you want it.


  • Track 4: “Small-Medium Business Breakthrough” 

Hire Well: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

A company is only as good as its people and the culture they create—and that makes attracting and retaining the right talent critical to your success as the owner of a growing business enterprise. How can you hire people who are a fit with your culture or the culture you want to create? How can you set yourself apart with candidates? This session explores it all.


11:00-12:00pm                                   Networking in Exhibit Hall                

12:00-2:00pm                                     Wells Fargo Luncheon General Session: Shabnam Mogharabi 


2:00-3:00pm                                       Coffee & Conversation @ Exhibit Hall

3:00-4:00                                            Breakout sessions

  • Track 1: “NAWBO Success Opportunity” 


  • Track 2: “Daring Leadership” 


  • Track 3: “Savvy Solopreneur”  


  • Track 4-“Small-Medium Business Breakthrough”

Grow Well: Million-Dollar Success Stories 

There’s nothing more inspiring to women business owners than hearing stories of other women who have successfully overcome challenges to take their businesses to the next level. This session will feature several amazing women business owners who have reached and gone beyond the million-dollar level.

Sponsored by Bank of America – featuring WBO of the year finalists


5:30-6pm                             Cocktail Reception

6:00-8:30pm                        Awards Gala



Presenting Sponsor



Platinum Sponsors



Silver Sponsors

UPS WAHA partners-GoDaddy    

Bronze Sponsors

         Frost Brown Todd


 Media Partners



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