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Date(s) - September 27, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Salida Steam Plant Event Center


Join us for The Power of WE offering thought provoking content, resources and tools to inspire women’s leadership development, creativity, and innovation. It will also share the many Federal, State and local funding opportunities that are available to women owned businesses and share tools and resources to access them. 

WE will encourage and support local women owned businesses and entrepreneurs by setting alight self-awareness tools and practices and creating an environment to ignite positive change in women’s professional and personal development

WE will discuss the community scale challenges facing our rural area (i.e. housing, childcare, social inequities, environmental concerns etc.) and collaborate on methodologies to tap into entrepreneurial energy to address them.

WE will create opportunities at this conference to enable ongoing women inspired meetups, forums and other connectivity opportunities. 

Space is limited register here today – $60.00 includes meals, breaks & fun gear!

We are thrilled to bring you a diverse lineup of keynotes, guest speakers and panelists for this year’s Conference. 

8:00 am – Check In Registration – Consociating 

8:30 am – Welcome 

8:40 am – “I am Enough” by Heather Barron – Founder of Luminous Life, Inc.

8:45 am – Keynote – “Beyond Gender: Embracing Feminine Leadership as a Contribution to this New Era for Humanity” by Lila Veronica, Founder 

9:45 am – Break

10:00 am – “Building Your Own Unique Path to Become a Leader: Guided by your personal strengths, your values and personality.” Deborah J. Robinson, PhD and Cassidy A. Robinson, MBA Founders of T.R.U.E.™ Leadership.

10:45 am – “The Power of Your Purpose” Delaney Keating, Director of Startup Colorado.

11:30 am – “A Song to Manifest Love, Abundance and Equality.” Honoring all Women, past, present and future! By Erde & Sky

11:35 am – “Women Owned Purpose Driven Entrepreneurs”
“Our Mission to Revolutionize Food: My story of Why and How”
Kristy Lewis, Founder CEO Quinn Snacks   
Watch our Be Better. Do Better.™ Short Film!
Forget About Perfection – the World Needs Us to Show Up!” 
Laurie Benson, Founder Inward Bound Leadership  
“Heart-Centered, Impact-Driven Technologist?”
Becca Williams, Principal Consultant + Owner of Thought Distillery  and Founder of Like Hearts Lab

Lunch and Share your authentic and/or purpose driven story with your table.
Trade show tables open in Lobby at 1:00pm.

1:15 pm – “Your Sexy Compass: What does it mean to lead with the feminine principle of intuition practically as a leader day to day, how to recognize it, use it and what gets in the way.” Mansi Kakkar, Founder of Regenerative Design & Innovation.

1:45 pm – Panel Presentation “Using Entrepreneurial Energy to Begin Solving Community Scale Challenges”
Becky Gray, Director, Chaffee County Housing 
Andrea Carlstrom, MBA Director, Chaffee County Public Health 
Lee Kreimer, Programs, Asian Community & Cultural Center, Workforce & Community Building

2:30 pm – Break

3:00 pm – “Why Women Undervalue and Undercharge for Their Work” Nancy Murphy, Director, West Central SBDC

3:15 pm – “Women Owned Business Support & Opportunities” Katharina Papenbrock, Office of Economic Development & International Trade & the Minority Business Office
Grace Oliva, Vice President, Colorado Impact Fund

3:30 pm ish – Overview of Trade Table Show and Thank You – new opportunities and networking sign ups

3:35 pm ish to 5:00 pm – Trade Show Tables with representative(s) to answer questions and offer support.

5:00 pm Open to Salida and Other Chosen Adventures  . . .

Space is limited register here today – $60.00 includes meals, breaks & fun gear!

If you have questions please email info@centralsbdc.org Thank you!

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