NAWBO California’s Annual Propel Your Business Conference | NAWBO

NAWBO California’s Annual Propel Your Business Conference

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 8:00amTuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm
Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States

The Conference of Small Change for Extraordinary Gains


Agenda is Subject to Change


The Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Sunday Agenda & Descriptions: April 22nd


 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Networking Exercise: What one thing “sparked” your business idea and what “one thing” do you need help on to take your business to the next level.  

Conference Opening Remarks & Introductions

10:00 am - 10:15 am 

Workshop – Breakthrough Business & Sales Strategies

10:15 am - 11:00 am 

Incredible speaker will share critical breakthrough advice and assist in setting up your business for extraordinary success. Introducing the "Extraordinary Entrepreneur Action Plan Business Actions" which will continue to complete throughout the conference. 

Workshop – 5 Ways to Empowerment for Women in Business 

11:10 am - 11:50 am 

Being a great leader and expanding your leadership competency.

Extraordinary Entrepreneur Connect

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Mentorship Connect 

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm 

Reverse Mentorship Programs to connect:
WBOs under 40 with WBOs over 40 or business under 5 years with businesses over 5 years. 
The most successful mentorship program is when the mentee-mentor relationship is blurred. Seasoned WBOs can assist in helping pave the way to the top, while the younger WBOs can provide valuable insight into new trends. 

NextGen Meeting - 1:15 pm – 5:30 pm (NextGen Guests Under 28 Years Old)

  • Path to Women’s Empowerment
  • Planning Your Future
  • Understanding Your Value

Public Policy Workshop: Moving the Needle: Why Should Someone care about Local Politics? 

2:20 pm - 3:00pm

How to communicate and get traction with local ordinances, the effect of local politics, descriptions of local government roles and impact on communities.  

Afternoon Break

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

WBO2WBO Connections 

 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

WBO2WBO Connections will allow attendees to strategically be matched with WBOs who are currently sourcing for their products and/or services. The meetings will be 10 minutes and a schedule will be provided prior to the conference. Current and potential partnership opportunities from each attendee will be published in a WBO2WBO Sourcing Guide exclusively for you!

Technology is the #1 Disrupter – Critical Insight into Technology and Business

3:50 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Boost Your Business using Social Media
  • Machine Thinking and Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Security

Reception – Happiness Reception (Surprise Venue!)

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Monday Agenda & Descriptions: April 23rd


8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

9:00 am - 9:30 am 

The Innovator's Advantage 

9:40 am - 10:40 am 

If you're like most leaders, you recognize the importance of innovation in your organization, but you're not sure what to innovate or how to do it. Join Lori McNeill to discover the six proven steps of innovation, and how to apply them to any problem or opportunity. Learn how to organize your team for innovation, using a scientifically proven method of engaging the right people in the right roles. And discover why innovation isn’t only for creating new products but can be applied in all departments to save time and money.

Kaizen Workshop 

11:00 am - 11:40 am

The Japanese word kaizen simply means "change for better". Kaizen Philosophy of continuous incremental improvements has been adopted by corporations, small businesses, and individuals all over the world with Toyota being one incredible example of adopting the concept as a company culture. Monday morning will deliver a high impact program focused on entrepreneurs to unlearn the habit of "boiling the ocean" and really focusing their efforts on tiny changes and improvements that will definitely lead to huge gains.

Pick Up Lunch

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Milestones to Millions: Tips to Scaling from Women CEOs with 50M+ Companies 

Lunch and Conversation

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

  • Under 40 CEOs - New Frontier for Running Businesses
  • Public Policy: How to Run for Government Office
  • Strategies to Launching into a Global Market

WBO Showcase - Capabilities Presentation

1:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Capabilities Presentation Corporations are actively looking for women-owned businesses!

NAWBO Propel 2018 is introducing the WBO Showcase that allows up to 20 Propel attendees to present their company’s capabilities to an audience of corporate representatives from all different industries. The presentation will be three minutes and will allow each selected WBO to showcase their capabilities, innovative ideas, past performance, and how they can become strategic partners to clients. 

Participants must register by March 1, 2018, to be considered for a presentation slot. Ideal presenters are certified women-owned businesses actively targeting large corporations for contract opportunities. Participation provides unique exposure to corporate audience members and does not guarantee business opportunities. Participating corporate representatives will be announced after March 1, 2018.

NAWBO CA and Chapter Public Policy Initiatives: Sponsored NAWBO Initiatives Women on Boards

1:40 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn from the Experts: Speakers, Topic Experts including Local, State or Federal Government Women in Policy Roundtable Discussions 

 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm

The session will focus on intimate conversations with experts and speakers allowing attendees to choose the most relevant topic for their business and dive into solutions. The program will also include local, state and national women who have successfully navigated and won elections. The experts will be talking about their personal experience, what the role truly entails, what’s needed to run and how much you have to fundraise.

Part 2: Mentorship Connect 

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Part 2 will provide an opportunity for the mentors/mentees to develop a stronger relationship. Reverse Mentorship Programs to connect WBOs under 40 or with WBOs over 40 or business under 5 years with businesses over 5 years.

The most successful mentorship program is when the mentee-mentor relationship is blurred. Seasoned WBOs can assist in helping pave the way to the top, while the younger WBOs can provide valuable insight into new trends. 

Reception – WBO of the Year/Legislator of the Year/Corporate of the Year 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Tuesday Agenda & Descriptions: April 24th

New Era of Supplier Diversity – Social/Economic Impact  Presented by Kaiser Permanente

8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Kaiser Permanente shares how their organization has woven supplier diversity into their DNA. Growing, mentoring and doing business with women-owned businesses is critical for KP and their surrounding communities’ health.

Walk to the Capital Parade

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Parade of Legislatures

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Real-Time Polling

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Lunch Keynote

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Closed

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm