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JOIN US FOR THE 2018
WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE

Alexandria, Louisiana • September 20 & 21, 2018

2018 Women In Business Conference

Conference Registration - $120

Registration fee includes both lunches, learning sessions, panel discussions and Thursday's reception.

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.

Margaret Thatcher

Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.

Hillary Clinton

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

Rosa Parks

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2018 WIB Conference

Central Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management (CLSHRM) is both proud and honored to partner with the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce to help bring the Women in Business Conference to our area this year.  Our hope is that with continued support, programming and encouragement, we will continue to grow a fair and equitable workplace for all who want to participate.  Please do your part by sponsoring this event and showing your organization’s support for women in business!

 

Thursday, September 20 | 11:15 AM - 6:00 PM

11:15 – 11:45 AM: Registration

Registration / Vendors Open

11:45 PM: Welcome
12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch & Keynote Speaker

Jacquelyn Marks, Owner/Operator, CJM Investments

1:45 – 2:45 PM: I Breakout Sessions

Track 1 Professional Development:  Are Your Affairs in Order? 

Are Your Affairs in Order?  The strategic planning you need to do to be prepared. (Leslie Halle, Gold Weems Firm)

Track 2 Leadership:  The Key to Personal and Professional Success  

It used to be IQ.  Now it’s EQ or Emotional Intelligence.  Learn how to manage your emotions, and those of others, to have a positive impact.   (Scott Poole, ROM)

Track 3:  Entrepreneurship:  Side Hustle 101: Lessons in Making Money with a Part-Time Gig

For many women, it is impossible to let go of a full-time job in order to start a business on the side. Side hustles are a great way to make extra money and (sometimes) to create a business that replaces your current job. How do side hustles work? How can you make good decisions about starting your side hustle manageable and profitable? What resources are available to support your side hustle venture?  (Gary Perkins)

3:00 – 5:00 PM: Panel Discussion Featuring the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus

   - Challenges Facing Louisiana

   - Issues Impacting Women in the Workplace 

   - Running for public office

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Wine Reception/ Vendors Open

Friday, September 21 | 8:00 AM - 1:30PM

8:00 - 8:30 AM: Registration/ Vendors Open
8:30 - 9:30 AM: Power Dynamics Discussion (Room A)

The so-called “Pence Rule” and “Me, Too” have many male managers uncomfortable participating in regular work activities with female employees.  Avoidance or exclusion can decrease opportunities women have at work.  How do we navigate through these challenges?  (Scott Landry, Donna Bailey, Sandra McQuain)                            

9:40-10:40 AM: II Breakout Sessions

Track 1 Professional Development:  Reinventing Yourself  

How to become the person you want to be with the job you want to have. Whether it is to restart your career path or to take your personal life in a new direction, Deborah Randolph will offer tips on reinventing yourself. (Deborah Randolph)

Track 2 Leadership:  Womentoring   

Successful professional women supporting other professional women.  The goal is to give female voices, that would otherwise find it hard to be heard, a greater opportunity of reaching their true potential.   (Sandra McQuain)

Track 3 Entrepreneurship:  The Ice House and the Business Model

Does your start-up idea work? Can it make money? Is there a definable market for your product or service? What resources are available to help you get your business off to a successful start?  (Leann Murphy)

10:50-11:50 AM: III Breakout Sessions

Track 1 Professional Development:  Be the Boss 

Setting your priorities and managing your time so you can live your dream!  (Allyson Marlowe)

Track 2 Leadership:  Keys to Successful Strategic Alliances 

Diversifying your network to create alliances that advance your career, (Monique Thierry, U.S. Chamber)

Track 3 Entrepreneurship:  Leveling Up and Growing Your Business

Are you ready for the big time? Is your business growth-ready? What resources are available to help your business grow and profit? (Leann Murphy)

11:50 AM: Lunch opens
12:15-1:30 PM: Lunch & Keynote Speaker

Natalie Hurks, North America Fabric Go To Market Director, Procter & Gamble

WIB Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor / $5000

  • Opportunity to address the audience before Thursday’s luncheon and Friday morning before the Power Dynamics Discussion
  • Come Together Locally video produced for social media the week prior to the conference
  • Opportunity to show video of the business at either the Thursday or Friday luncheon
  • Signage at sponsored event
  • Top placement on all marketing material
  • Mentioned in all social media campaigns
  • Admission for 10 participants in all conference activities and reserved, prominent table at lunches.
  • 8x16 exhibitor booth space for duration of the conference.

Platinum Sponsor / $3500

  • Only 3 Platinum Sponsors
  • Sponsorship of one of two lunches or wine reception
  • Opportunity to address the audience before the sponsored event max 10 minutes.
  • Signage at sponsored event
  • Prominent advertisement on all marketing material
  • Mentioned in social media campaign
  • Includes conference attendee contact list
  • Admission for 10 participants in all conference activities and reserved table at lunches.
  • 8X16 exhibitor booth space for duration of the conference.

Gold Sponsor / $2000

  • Sponsorship of Concurrent Session
  • Opportunity to address the audience before the sponsored event max 5 minutes
  • Introduction of Concurrent Breakout Session Speaker
  • Signage at sponsored event
  • Recognition on most marketing material
  • Mentioned in social media campaign
  • Includes conference attendee contact list
  • Admission for 4 participants in all conference activities, including lunches.
  • 8X8 exhibitor booth space for duration of the conference.

Silver Sponsor / $1000

  • Recognition on select marketing material
  • Mentioned in social media campaign
  • Opportunity to give door prize at sponsored event
  • Admission for 2 participants in all conference activities, including lunches
  • 8X8 exhibitor booth space for duration of the conference.

Bronze Sponsor / $500

  • Sponsor a table for 10 for your organization or for others to attend at one of the two luncheons, either Thursday or Friday
  • Company name listed on website and marketing material

Entrepreneurial Sponsor / $100

  • Reserved for woman-owned, small businesses local to Louisiana; to demonstrate or sell their goods or
  • 8X8 exhibition space

Platinum sponsor

Gold sponsor

Silver sponsor

Bronze sponsor

Underwritten by

A cooperative effort funded by the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority (GAEDA)

In partnership with