2020 Conference Agenda | NAWBO

Everyone wants to be courageous in life and business. But what does your brave look like? It’s different for everyone, but as women business owners, we have left comfortable jobs to start our own ventures. We have done business the world over. We have met with senators and members of Congress. We have sat on executive boards. We have taken major financial risks. Whatever “brave” means to you, this year’s theme of “Brave Is” will help you put yourself out there, push through fears and say “yes” to life and business even more.

 

Day 1 - Monday, September 21, 2020
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  • 10:00-11:00 am

    Fitness Session Sponsored by Camp Gladiator

  • 12:00-1:00 pm

    State of NAWBO: 2020 Accomplishments and Intiatives

    NAWBO Committee Updates: Membership, Governance, Finance & National Events

  • 1:15-2:15 pm

    Best Practices Roundtable Discussions for Chapters and Business

  • 2:15-3:00 pm

    Chapter Awards Ceremony & Toast to Excellence

  • 3:00-4:00 pm

    Creating Leaders for a World of Change: Choices that Make Good Leaders Great & NAWBO's 45th Anniversary Reflection

    Fireside Chat with NAWBO Co-founder Dottie Gandy and 1980-81 National Chair Denise Cavanaugh

     

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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  • 10:00-11:00am

    Fitness Session sponsored by Camp Gladiator

  • 12:00–1:30 pm

    Morning General Session – Fireside Chat with Glennon Doyle

  • 1:45–2:45 pm

    Virtual Workshop 1:  Dell and Microsoft

    Virtual Workshop 2: Goldman Sachs 10KSB

  • 3:00–3:45 pm

    Virtual Breakout 1: Your Financial House: Access to Capital, Loans, Cash Flow
    Presented by Bank of America

    Virtual Breakout 2:  Supplier Diversity Panel
    Presented by UPS

    Virtual Breakout 3:  The Power of Storytelling
    Presented by Allison Shapira, Global Public Speaking

  • 4:00 pm -6:00 pm

    Networking and Virtual Exhibit Hall Experience

  • 4:00–4:30 pm

    Mixology Workshop: Create a Signature Cocktail

  • 4:00-5:00 pm
    Exhibit Hall
  • 5:30 pm
    Hotel Lobby
  • 6:30-8:30
    Bullock Museum
Day 3 - Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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  • 10:00-11:00 am

    Fitness Session sponsored by Camp Gladiator

  • 9:00-10:00 am

    Networking and Prize Drawings

    Exhibit Hall
  • 10:00-10:30 am

    Break

    Exhibit Hall
  • 10:30-11:30 am

    Breakout Session: Access to Capital Toolkit

    Junior A
  • 10:30-11:30 am

    Breakout Session: Health Is Wealth for Entrepreneurs

    As a woman entrepreneur, your business is only as good as you are. It’s critical to put your health first so that you’re in a strong position to lead and grow your business. This session will feature a panel of wellness and healthcare industry experts sharing advice for women entrepreneurs on why and how to care for your mental and physical wellbeing.

    Junior C
  • 10:30-11:30 am

    Breakout Session: Small Business Plan

    Junior D
  • 10:30-11:30 am

    Breakout Session: Get a Leg Up on Supplier Diversity

    For historically disadvantaged small business owners, like women business owners, Supplier Diversity programs present a unique opportunity to get a leg up in a very competitive landscape. This session will feature a panel of experts sharing what large organizations, from corporations to non-profits to the federal government, look for in a diverse supply chain and how they make selections

    Junior F
  • 11:30 am -12:00 pm

    Break

    Exhibit Hall
  • 12:00 - 2:00 pm

    Luncheon General Session: Leading Ladies Panel

    Grand Ballroom
  • 2:00-4:30 pm

    Work on your Business Workshops

    Junior A
  • 2:00-4:30 pm

    Mastermind Business Discussions

    Junior C
  • 2:00-4:30 pm

    Business Planning Workshop

    Junior D
  • 2:00-4:30 pm

    Workshop: Up Your Speaking Game to Attract Business and Opportunities

    While opportunities abound for business leaders to present their expertise at conferences and meeting —leading to new accounts, projects and contacts and building reputation—many retreat from center stage or underperform. In this experiential session, Anne B. Freedman, CEO of Speakout, Inc., will help you up your speaking game, from how to open your message to how to shine no matter what happens.

     

     

    Junior F
  • 2:00-4:30 pm

    Matchmaking & Speed Networking by Industry

    TBD
  • 4:30-5:30 pm

    Break

    Open
  • 5:30-6:00 pm

    Awards Reception / Photo Ops

    Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • 6:00-8:30 pm

    Awards Gala – presented by Bank of America

    Woman Business Owner of the Year Nominee Panel: There’s nothing more inspiring to women business owners than hearing stories of other women who have successfully overcome challenges to take their business to the next level. This session will feature several amazing women business owners who are the finalists for the “Women Business Owner of the Year.”

    Panelists: WBO of the Year Finalist
    Sponsored by Bank of America

    Presentation of Awards

    • WBO of the Year
    • Dr. Trent Award
    • Susan Hagar Legacy Award
    • Gillian Rudd Business Leadership Award
    Grand Ballroom

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