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Lindner Conference Center
610 East Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL 60148
For the past 10 years WLE has been connecting women business owners throughout the country. 2012 is our 10th anniversary and we want to give back to our members who have helped us get to where we are today. At the WLE conference you will learn new strategies, new tactics and new resources that didn't exist a few years ago. WLE has assembled a group of experts who are experiencing outstanding results. Join us in Chicago for a jam-packed day of content to drive new business and opportunities while making valuable business connections!
Doors Open: Breakfast/Networking
Presentation of the 2012 Mary Schnack Award to Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War Veteran and Black Hawk pilot. Tammy will be interviewed by Noeleen McGrath, Leader of McGrath Communications and award-winning television news journalist.
Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran and Black Hawk pilot whose helicopter was shot down in Iraq. She lost both legs and part of the use of her right arm in the explosion, and was awarded the Purple Heart for her combat injuries. Tammy is also the Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Steven Robinson, Senior Regional Development Director, Constant Contact
Supercharging Your Facebook Marketing
It's no secret that Facebook has become a huge part of how people interact with each other, share ideas and recommendations, and interact with the brands they like. But too many businesses aren't seeing results from their Facebook marketing efforts because they are posting content without a plan for turning fans into customers and advocates.
In this presentation you will learn:
WLE Connections Cafe: Meet the people YOU need to meet to grow your business.
2011 Compass award winner Patricia Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer at McDonald's Corporation will present the 2012 Compass award winner to Ava D. Youngblood, Chief Executive Officer of Youngblood Executive Search, Inc.
Panel Moderator, Daniella Guzman Co-Anchor, NBC 5 News
Other winners include:
Stephanie Neely, City Treasurer of the City of Chicago
Luncheon and Expert Panel: Top Business Owners/Experts share the strategies to help YOU grow your business
Sheri Orlowitz, Principal and President, Artemis Holdings Group,LLC. Sheri will address creating liquidity from your business and how to sell, expand and re-capitalize.Sue Malone is the founder of Strategies For Small Business. Her sole mission for the last five years has been to help people obtain access to capital to start or expand their businesses. She is the undisputed, number one SBA loan provider for the Community Express Loan Program in the nation.
Pattie Simone is founder of womencentric.net and is a Viral Activist, Social Buzz Speaker, Journalist & serial Entrepreneur. Her clients range from startups and growth-track entrepreneurs to diverse academic, corporate and entrepreneurial firms in America and Europe.
Sara Arnell was appointed CEO of Arnell Group (AG) in 2011. Previously, she had spent 21 years directing brand and business strategy for the clients of Arnell Group. In her role, she manages the agency's internal brand consulting group, directing consumer research, consumer insights and the development of business, brand and digital strategies which form a seamless bridge to AG's advertising and design teams. Throughout her time at AG, Sara has been integral to the development of global brand positioning, communication platform development and innovation architecture for such clients as Jose Cuervo International, Revlon, GNC, PepsiCo, Mars, Unilever and Johnson and Johnson.
Beth Goldstein, Marketing Edge Consulting Group, Take Control of Your Destiny and Empower Your Business: Lessons from Lucky By Design
2:30 -3:30 pm
Open Networking, Book Signings and SpeedCoaching, one-on-one growth coaching
$99 all-inclusive fee includes Breakfast, Award Luncheon