Conference Sessions

Full Day Conference
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
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

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