WOMEN IN BUSINESS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

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8:30 AMWelcome, Deborah Randolph, IOM, Chamber President
8:40 AMWelcome, Mayor Jeff Hall, City of Alexandria
8:45 AMGreeting from the Underwriting Sponsor, City of Alexandria
8:50 AMGreeting from the Presenting Sponsor, Roy O Martin III, Chairman and CEO, RoyOMartin & Natalie Monroe, Environmental Manager
9:00 AMPresentation: Raising Queens, Not Cain, Sandra McQuain, Executive Director, England Economic & Industrial Development District
9:20 AMWhat’s Your Story? Cheryl Carter, Assistant District Attorney, Rapides Parish
9:30 AMThree Essential Leadership Traits for 2020 and Beyond, Dr. Abbey Bain, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment / Student Engagement, LSUA
10:00 AMMessage from the Platinum Sponsor, Louisiana Eye and Laser Center
10:15 AMTools and Tips to Help You Launch Your Business Virtually, Gary Perkins, CLEDA/BAS & Leann Murphy, Owner MPowered Business
10:40 AMMessage from the Platinum Sponsor, Cleco
10:50 AMBreak
11:00 AMPersonal and Professional Development Strategies During a Crisis, Dr. Stacey Duke, Associate Professor of Business, LA College
11:25 AMMessage from the Gold Sponsor, Ellevate Louisiana
11:35 AMCreative Ways Entrepreneurs are Growing Businesses Virtually, Gary Perkins & Leann Murphy
12:00 PMLunch Break
12:40 PMIntroduction of Keynote Speaker, Connie Baker, 2020 Chair of the Board, Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce, Senior Director of Human Resources, RoyOMartin
12:45 PMKeynote Speaker: Colonel Katrina Lloyd, State Surgeon, Louisiana National Guard, LA Medical Command, BN Commander /AO. Adapt or Die: The Importance of Embracing Cultural Change
1:10 PMResilience in the Face of Change, Dr. Darlene Williams, VP Technology, Innovation, Economic Development, Northwestern State University
1:35 PMWhat’s Your Story? Debbie Head, Co-owner, Poole Brothers Nursery
1:45 PMLeading with Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Heather Poole, Executive Vice Chancellor, CLTCC
2:15 PMWrap Up / Closing Remarks, Deborah Randolph