2019 Conference Agenda | NAWBO

Success is a combination of being at the right place, at the right time, and doing something about it. For entrepreneurs and women in general, that place and time is right now. Women business owners are starting and growing companies at a pace faster than ever before.

They are at the table in more executive boardrooms, speaking out on more important personal and business issues and becoming key contenders and players in Washington, D.C. and in their state and local government offices. And they are paying forward this success by reaching down to the next generation and out to women around the globe to bring them up. Join hundreds of women entrepreneurs as we come together to capitalize on this incredible moment in time, and do something about it.Our time is now!

Sunday, October 13, 2019
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  • 6:30 am

    Total Body Boot Camp

    River Deck 2 Lower Deck
  • 8:30 am

    NAWBO Annual Membership Meeting - OPEN for ALL:   Title Sponsor - Wells Fargo

    TBD
  • 8:30 am

    Welcome Breakfast

    Conference Center A
  • 9:00-9:30 am

    Annual Meeting - State of NAWBO presented by Jeanette Armbrust, NAWBO Board Chair and Jen Earle, NAWBO CEO - 2019 Initiatives and Vision

    TBD
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am

    Creating Leaders for a World of Change: Our Journey to Getting a Seat at the Table - Panel Discussion

    TBD
  • 10:30 – 10:45 am

    Break

    TBD
  • 10:45 – 11:30 am

    Year Updates on Membership, Circle Program, Governance, Events by the Presidents Assembly Steering Committee

    TBD
  • 11:30 – 12:30 pm

    Leadership General Session presented by Wells Fargo and Chapter Awards Ceremony

    TBD
  • 12: 30 – 1:30 pm

    Networking Lunch

    TBD
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm

    Best Practices Round Table Discussions for Chapter and Business – includes participation by Affinity and Annual Sponsors

    TBD
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm

    Leadership Meetings presented by Katie Adams Farrell

    TBD
  • 3:00 – 6:00 pm

    Optional Kayak Excursion, Tour of St. Augustine, Walking City Tours, etc.

    TBD
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm

    Leadership Reception – hosted by Bank of America

    * invitation only at the Cummer Museum
Monday, October 14, 2019
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  • 6:30 AM

    Total Body Boot Camp

    River Deck 2 Lower Deck
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am

    Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall and Speed Networking Opportunity. First Time Attendee Meet and Greet in the Exhibit Hall – sponsored by UPS

    Exhibit Hall
  • 9:00 – 10:45 am

    Morning – General Session – Lisa Ling

    The Importance of a Global Perspective Lisa recounts stories that profoundly changed her life and talks about how travel and going beyond one’s comfort zone is wholly transformative, making one smarter, more well-rounded and more marketable.

    Remarks by Jill Calabrese Bain: Managing Director, Head of Wealth Management Banking & Lending, Bank of America

    TBD
  • 11:30 – 12:30 pm

    Breakout Sessions

    1. Maximize Your NAWBO Membership

    NAWBO’s mission is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. When you became a member you became a part of this mission… but are you truly taking advantage of ALL that NAWBO has to offer personally and professionally?

    When you attend this (very!) interactive session you will identify how to most effectively and efficiently use your NAWBO membership to strategically answer the question. “What do I most want for my business?”

    Speaker: Lisa Crilley Mallis
    Sponsored by UPS

          2. Career to Calling Card: Connecting Your Brand to Your Purpose

    It all starts with your purpose. Align your brand purpose with the legacy you want to leave and the lifestyle you want to live. Most of us want to live a life that is connected to what matters to us. The thing that brings us joy and fulfillment.

    Build the foundation for a purpose-driven brand that will:

    • Bring you joy
    • Attract your tribe (the right audience, customers
    • Give you direction and intent behind your brand

    *All attendees must pre-register for this workshop and complete the workbook before attending the break-out session.

    Speaker: Nikki Bradley
    Sponsored by Ferguson

          3. Instagram 101 Workshop

    In Instagram 101, attendees will learn all about Instagram. The session will begin by teaching users how to get started with a business profile on Instagram. Attendees will then be introduces to the messages tool, empowering conversations between businesses and their customers.  Finally, the presenter will share tips and tricks for creating engaging photo and video content designed for your customers. Lightweight promotion is discussed before the conclusion of the presentation.

    Sponsored by Facebook

          4. Boldly You! Taking Your Next Big Leap

    Whether the desire was for more money, time and control, or creativity, each of us started our business for a very personal reason. Along the way life happens, the pace quickens, and doubts can creep in… We wonder what we need to do and what it will take to clear the fog in our thoughts, align our efforts, and gain momentum. In this break-out session, Business Strategy Execution Specialist Carmen M. Payne will share three key elements that usher meaningful, mojo empowering, traction gaining change into your business or team.  Attendees will not only learn how to Get Clear, Get Talking and Get Out the Way of the business growth they desire, but will also leave excited about the possibilities ahead in their next big leap!

    Speaker: Carmen M. Payne

    TBD
  • 12:45 – 2:45 pm

    Lunch General Session – Networking and Fireside Chat Panel
    Something in Common: Similarities and Insights from One Entrepreneurial Path to Another

    There are so many unique paths to entrepreneurship from starting your own business, to purchasing an existing company, to becoming a franchise owner. Yet despite these different paths, women entrepreneurs have so much in common and so much to learn from one another.  This fireside chat brings together several incredible entrepreneurial-minded women who got on the fast track to successful business ownership when they entered the franchise world. Hear their stories of hard work, risk and reward and best practices they have learned along the way. You’ll no doubt discover some insights and advice you can apply to your own business – no matter your path.

    Remarks by Erik Day:  Vice President & General Manager, North America Small Business, Dell Technologies

    Moderator Meg Rose: VP of Field Operations, Firehouse Subs
    Panelist:

    • Heather Neary: President, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
    • Marnie Forestieri: Amazing Explorers Academy
    • Kimble Bosworth: Proforma Printelligence
    TBD
  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm

    Happy Hour: Opportunity Drawing and Networking in Exhibit Hall and Dell Workshop #1

    TBD
  • 5:30 pm

    Transportation starts to Opening Reception at West Stadium

    TBD
  • 6:00 – 8:30 pm

    Opening Reception at West Stadium “One Team, One Dream”

    Order a custom chapter jersey for the party * link coming soon!

    TBD
  • 9:00 – 10:00 pm

    Sponsored Dessert Reception * Invitation only.

    TBD
October 15, 2019 - Track 1
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  • 6:30 am

    Total Body Boot Camp

    River Deck 2 Lower Deck
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am

    Breakfast

    Exhibit Hall
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am

    Networking Activity and Opportunity Drawing

    Exhibit Hall
  • 10:00 – 11:-00 am

    Morning Breakout Sessions

    1. Amplify Your Ambition Mastermind Experience – Discover the Intuitive Actions to Boost Your Bottom-Line

    Running a business is challenging especially during those difficult times when you’re standing at a fork in the road, completely clueless about the best path that will lead to success.  Just one year into business, Queirra was forced to make a pivotal decision – borrow from retirement or close her enterprise. In that breakthrough move, she stopped bootstrapping and invested in the support needed to build a thriving business.

    Since masterfully building her robust coaching business, she is now dedicated to empowering female entrepreneurs to navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, creating and sustaining their success.  Whether entrepreneurs are at a fork in their own business, or they want to be ready when the next one inevitable appears, in this intimate and interactive mastermind experience, participants will:

    • Shift from hustling for other’s approval to trusting your own gut in how to scale your business
    • Identify your #1 boss move that will enable you to fall back in love with your business
    • Clarify what you need to delegate so you can make space to work from your zone of genius
    • Shed your superwoman cape so you can receive feedback from other entrepreneurs conspiring on behalf of your success.

    Speaker: Quierra Fenderson

          2.  Set of Ted Talks

    • General Contracting Do’s and Don’ts
      Speaker: Constance R. Lindman:  Frost, Brown, Todd
    • Cyber Security: The Looming Threat
      Speaker: Casey Campbell:  Chubb

    Woman Business Owner of the Year Award 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
    Moderator: Karen Harrison
    Sponsored by Bank of America

    TBD
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm

    Networking in Exhibit Hall Speed Networking Workshop, Dell Workshop #2

    Exhibit Hall
  • 12:00 – 2:00 pm

    Luncheon General Session: Achieve More by Dropping the Ball

    “We believe in acceptance. It’s impossible to judge others once you stop judging yourself. We believe in abundance. There is infinite beauty, talent, and resources. We believe in reciprocity. What you give is what you will receive. We believe in joy. There is no guilt with pleasure. We have fun with reckless abandon. Your CRU will help you thrive - just because you’re you. Don’t have one? Don’t worry. We're here to help you find them. Welcome to the CRU. Every woman needs one.”

    Speaker: Tiffany Dufu: Founder and CEO, The Cru

    • International Partner MOU’s
    • ReThreaded remarks
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  • 2:00 -2:30 pm

    Tiffany Dufu Book Signing at Wells Fargo Booth

    TBD
  • 2:00 -3:00 pm

    Coffee & Conversation

    Exhibit Hall
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    Breakout Sessions

    1. Go Daddy – Coding Workshop: Check list to building a website.  Hands-on experience.  Bring your laptop.  Space is limited.
    2. Grow to Sell and Exit Strategy
    3. Set of 2 Ted Talks
    4. Virtual Ingredient for Team Productivity
    TBD
  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm

    Cocktail Reception/Photo Ops

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  • 6:00 - 8:30 pm

    Awards Gala – presented by Bank of America

    • WBO of the Year
    • Dr. Trent Award
    • Susan Hagar Legacy Award
    • Gillian Rudd Business Leadership Award
    TBD
October 15, 2019 - Track 2 (Next Gen)
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  • 8:30 - 9:30 am

    Breakfast & Next Gen Morning Session with Anna Welsh and Kayla Meares

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  • 9:30 -10:30 am

    Ted Talk

    • #1 – Master Your Card – Payment, Cash Flow, Processes
    • #2 – TBD
    TBD
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am

    Public Speaking Hacks and Secrets

    TBD
  • 12:00 - 2:00 pm

    General Session: Featuring Author Tiffany Dufu

    TBD
  • 2:00 -3:00 pm

    Break – Dell Workshop and Networking

    Exhibit Hall
  • 3:00 -3:30 pm

    Personal Branding Session

    TBD
  • 3:30 -4:00 pm

    Roundtable Discussions

    TBD
  • 4:00 - 6:00 pm

    Afternoon Break

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  • 6:00 - 8:30 pm

    Annual Awards Gala

    TBD

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