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women’s business ownership in Vermont.

2019 Spring Conference

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Connect, Collaborate & Thrive

Conference Overview

Together we can achieve so much more than any of us can achieve alone. For our businesses, our communities and ourselves, connecting and collaborating is how we grow and thrive.

If you are a woman business owner, or you aspire to be, the WBON Spring Conference is your event for 2019. Join us to laugh and learn from a mix of speakers, workshops, and industry experts ready for your questions. You will leave inspired, supported, and prepared to take the next step in your business journey.

Genuine Connections + Supportive Collaboration = Success

WBON Conferences personify this equation in action, bringing you tangible benefits. Featuring keynote and endnote speakers who will enlighten and entertain, and breakout sessions tailored to you and your business -- no matter the size or sector -- you will end the day ready to prosper and thrive!

Highlights of the Day

Leslee MacKenzie of Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty kicks things off with our conference keynote: Creating Value & Results Through Collaboration

You will learn creative and practical strategies in our morning round of workshops:

  • Communication and Creativity through Improv - Natalie Miller & Julia DiFerdinando, Vermont Comedy Club
  • Building Referral Networks - Gwen Pokalo, Center for Women and Enterprise
  • Exploring Alternative Business Models. Connecting, Collaborating and Thriving in a Worker Cooperative - Deborah Harris, PT360

Then, nourish yourself with a yummy lunch and even more delicious conversations with other women business owners -- connecting to share ideas and lessons learned, sparking new collaborations, and celebrating how we thrive together.

You will find more to love in our afternoon workshop offerings:

  • It takes a village. Find yours WBON+ with Jill Davies, Avatar Practitioner and WBON Board President, Amelia Gulkis, WBON Board Secretary and Co-Owner of Ensave, Inc, and Lyz Tomsuden of Lyz Tomsuden Graphic Designer
  • An Intimate Look at Financial Decision Making (for Solo businesses) - Christie Garofano, Body Essentials and Christina Ubl, Clute Wealth Management
  • An Intimate look at Financial Decision Making (for Larger businesses) - Heidi Clute, Clute Wealth Management and Kathryn Diedrichsen of Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs.

Natalie Miller of Vermont Comedy Club brings it home with the conference endnote: Improvising My Way to Success

And finally, we celebrate the day at the Connect, Collaborate & Thrive After Party!

Considering membership in WBON? Now is a great time to join and take advantage of our special New Member + Spring Conference Promotion. Save up to $80. More details here.

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