4th Annual
Women Supporting Women Conference
October 19, 2017
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Making Change
Growing Networks 

Enough talking, let's get some work done!

This is a conference, packed with courses to build your professional skills and network. WSW is focused on building the skills, networks, support, and strategies to advance women’s interests. Join us for a full day of hands-on workshops and conversations about the issues that matter to all women.

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October 19, 2017



This conference includes two tracks: Business and Lifestyle plus two Legislative Conversations,
and an evening event with a third Conversation. We will provide breakfast and lunch.
Day 1
19 Oct 2017


Please arrive early to register and get set up for an amazing day. The main program will start promptly at 9 am.  

Opening Remarks + Susana A. Mendoza Keynote

KEYNOTE: IL Comptroller, Susana Mendoza! We are honored to have with us the powerhouse Susana Mendoza to kick off our conference. Opening Remarks from Alexandra Eidenberg and Emily Lonigro Boylan...
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Susana Mendoza
Susana A. Mendoza
Alexandra Eidenberg
Emily Lonigro Boylan

Networking tips and tricks to make the most of your time and community

Networking doesn’t have to be the coercive, transactional, “icky” exchange of business cards. In this talk, get tangible tactics and strategies to help make your networking efforts more fun and...
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Emily Heist Moss

Panel: Ways to get involved in your community

Panel with Local legislators covering how to speak with legislators, ways to get involved with local politics and advocacy. Moderated by Stephanie L. Walters
Anna Valencia
Anna Valencia
Toi Hutchinson
Toi Hutchinson
Becky Carroll
Becky Carroll
Stephanie L. Walters

Low Cost Marketing Using Social Media

An exploration into social media marketing as a low cost, high yield option for companies to get their brand out there. Hear from industry experts on how they were able...
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Xza Louise Higgins

Speaking Magic: How to be Brilliant in Front of 1 or 1000!

In this exciting and interactive program you will discover: The #1 secret to great presentations How to feel confident in front of any audience The Empowerment Factor (TM) How to...
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Sarah Victory
12:00:00 PM 1:30:00 PM


Work Smarter: Tools for Time Management

Have a big project coming up? Need to manage a staff? Want to manage your toddler’s day and your email list? Join Annie Warshaw, CEO of Mission Propelle and mother...
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Annie Warshaw

Make Work Less Work: Creating a Culture that works

We know when the fit is right and oh, we know when it is not. Company culture influences every aspect of a business, be it a 2-person team running out...
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Candice Blansett-Cummins

Negotiate with Intuition and Confidence

Learn to employ critical negotiation skills that will transform competition into cooperation and opponents into partners. By attending this session, you will learn the five secret key communication techniques and...
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Lema Khorshid

Account-ABILITY: Sales growth beyond features and benefits

Professional women (and especially Moms) fulfill many roles, and it is sometime difficult to define and own your own space. Having an elevated level of Account-ABILITY begins with YOU. In...
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Donna Smith Bellinger
Donna Smith Bellinger

7 Leadership Lessons for Life

Time is a tool. Use it to build your ideal business and life. Each day is 24 hours — Where do you want to spend your energy? Join Stacey Saunders,...
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Stacey Saunders
Stacey Saunders

Jill Salzman Keynote + Wrap!

CLOSING KEYNOTE: You Can Do This! by Jill Salzman, founder of Founding Moms
Jill Salzman
Jill Salzman

Conference Location

Columbia College Chicago
1104 South Wabash, 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605


30.00 USD

On-site childcare for ages 4 months to 5 years. Lunch and snacks included.

1 ticket per child.

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EARLY BIRD Full Conference (SOLD OUT)
169.00 USD

Available until July 26, 2017

Full Day Conference Admission

Breakfast + Lunch

Paid Parking


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Full Conference
199.00 USD

Conference Ticket

Breakfast + Lunch

Paid Parking


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Volunteer Ticket
109.00 USD

Full day conference admission with paid parking.

Must arrive at 7 am and stay until 7pm to volunteer. Roles to be assigned as date gets closer.

You’ll miss one session during the conference to volunteer.

20 tickets available!

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A big thank you to our sponsors.
  • LimeRed Studio
  • The Insurance People
  • TK Photography