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Women|Future Conference Pitch Competition Finalists and Pre-Conference Sessions Announced

Posted by Nina Moore on Tue, Oct 27, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

There are less than three weeks left until the 2020 Women|Future Conference, happening virtually November 12-13. Below are a few recent announcements and updates to the agenda, which now consists of 108 speakers and 35 sessions!

1. Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition Finalists Announced

New for 2020, the Women|Future Conference launched a 'Shark Tank'-style Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition for organizations run by women and founded in November 2017 or later. 70+ incredible businesses applied, and 10 finalists were selected to compete for a chance to win funding for their business. A mix of industries make up the list of finalists including food and wellness products, e-learning, computer software solutions, online media, and clothing with a cause. The finalists and their websites can be viewed here.

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2. Three Days of Pre-Conference Sessions Added to the Agenda

Our conference is packed with content, inspiration, motivation and global networking. Three additional days of pre-conference sessions were recently added to the agenda, each of which is focused on a theme corresponding to that day of the week; Motivational Monday, GratitTuesday, and Women-Owned Business Wednesday! The schedule is in Eastern Standard Time.

November 9, Motivational Monday

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Overcoming Personal Adversity

November 10, GratiTuesday

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Disrupt the Imposter Syndrome; Let the Real You Shine Through!

  • 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm Competent but Not Confident: Scientifically Why So Many Women Limit Their Own Potential - and Everyone Else’s

November 11, Women-Owned Business Wednesday

    • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Your Next Act: The Move From Corporate to Entrepreneurship
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        • 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Challenging Stigmas and Changing Lives: Everything You Need To Know About CBD
      4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Successful & Sustainable: Triple Bottom Line Businesses

    3. Our Keynote speaker is Anne Chow, CEO of AT&T Business

    Anne Chow, Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business, is the keynote speaker for the 2020 Women|Future Conference. She and her organization of over 30,000 employees are responsible for serving nearly 3 million business customers in upwards of 200 countries and territories around the world. Anne will kick off the conference on Thursday, November 12 at 8:00 am, EST. Her session is titled “Today’s Leadership, Tomorrow’s Future.” She will discuss how Covid-19 is changing life as we know it - how we work, how we live, and how we communicate, as well as leadership lessons from 2020 and her view of leading into the future.

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    4. Our Featured Speaker is Judith Batty, Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA

    August 17, 2020, Judith Batty made history by becoming the first black CEO in the organization's more than 100-year legacy!  Her conference session, "Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders Who Make a Positive Impact in the World," will be about building a socially responsible business. It takes place on day 2 of the conference, November 13,  from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST. 
    Judith is a former Girl Scout and served on the National Board since 2014. She also served as the Girl Scout's International Commissioner, and was a member of the first class of Girl Delegates to the National Convention in 1976. Judith is currently co-chair of the governance committee on the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. She was a pacesetter and role model during her 28 years as an executive and senior attorney at Exxon Mobil Corporation.
    Judith will be speaking with Ana De Almeida Amaral, recipient of the highest Girl Scout honor for advocating against institutional racism in education through the creation of an Ethnic Studies Program and professional development seminars for educators throughout the country. Ana serves as a national media representative for Girl Scouts USA and the Gold Award.
     
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    Register for the Conference

    Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Save 10% when you register three or more people together. Students can attend the Women|Future Conference at half-price ($49 compared to the general admission ticket price of $99).

    Thank you to our Sponsors, Advertisers and Partners

    We are proud to partner with the following publications and organizations that give a voice to women entrepreneurs and leaders. If you know an organization that aligns with the Women|Future Conference mission of supporting women, let them know about our event! To request info on sponsoring, fill out this form.

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    Pitch your Women-Owned Business! Announcing The Women|Future Conference Pitch Competition

    Posted by Nina Moore on Thu, Sep 10, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

    Do you or someone you know own a women-run business founded in November 2017 or later? Enter the 2020 Women|Future Conference Business Pitch Competition for a chance to win funding! 💸 The Women|Future Conference has added this competition as a new feature to the two-day virtual event happening November 12-13, 2020. It is an opportunity for women-owned businesses and female entrepreneurs who are navigating the startup phase of their business endeavors to receive funding -- think of it as a 'Shark Tank' for female business owners. 

    If selected, finalists will be asked to record a three-minute pitch about their product/service, business model, and target market. Submissions will be reviewed by the Women|Future Conference team and final pitches will be judged by a panel of female venture capitalists and conference attendees during our virtual event on November 13, 2020. There will be three winners, each of which will receive a monetary prize.

    Pitch Your Business

    There are still sponsorship opportunities available which go toward funding the pitch competition. If your organization is interested in sponsoring, email Ruslana@stevieawards.com or visit our sponsorship and advertising page to request information.

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    The Women|Future Conference agenda features virtual sessions, panels, and workshops that address today’s trending topics and current issues in areas such as technology, sustainability, career and financial planning, diversity in the workplace, leadership, crisis management, and more. The conference is made up of 100 transformative women speakers from around the world including notable CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, and executives from AT&T Business, Amazon, Girl Scouts of the USA, Deloitte, HCL, Cisco, Microsoft, Roku, PayPal and more. View the speaker lineup.

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    In the spirit of back to school season, we recently announced that students can attend the Women|Future Conference at half-price (that's just $49 compared to the regular ticket price of $99!) Many Women|Future Conference speakers will discuss topics relevant to young women who have just entered the workforce, or are thinking about their future careers.

    If you know a student who is an aspiring business owner, or would love to hear from female entrepreneurs, founders, and executives in diverse industries, let her know about this incredible opportunity! Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Save 10% when you register three or more people together.

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    Questions about the Conference?

    Conference Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

    Ruslana Milikhiker, Conference & Event Manager

    Ruslana@stevieawards.com

     

    Conference Marketing and PR 

    Nina Moore, Marketing Manager

    Nina@stevieawards.com

     

    Topics: women awards, Women in Business, Awards for Women in Business, female entrepreneurs, woman awards, Stevies awards for women, women in busines, Women Future Conference

    Announcing 2020 Women|Future Conference Keynote Speaker & Top Sessions

    Posted by Nina Moore on Thu, Aug 27, 2020 @ 12:11 PM

    We are excited to announce the 2020 Women|Future Conference opening Keynote Speaker - Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business, Anne Chow!

    Anne will kick off our conference on Thursday, November 12 at 8:00 am, EST. Her session is titled “Today’s Leadership, Tomorrow’s Future.” She will discuss how COVID-19 is changing life as we know it - how we work, how we live, and how we communicate. As leaders we must be mindful of our current environment, which is now marked by a global pandemic, economic recession, and social injustices, but we must also simultaneously drive forward and build a better tomorrow. Anne will be discussing leadership lessons from 2020 and her view of leading into the future.

    With decades in the industry, Anne has led many global organizations through major transformations, developing and executing innovative growth strategies while building role model relationships. She's passionate about education, diversity and inclusion, advancing women in technology and cultivating next generation leaders.

    Anne was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business in September 2019. She and her organization of over 30,000 employees are responsible for serving nearly 3 million business customers in upwards of 200 countries and territories around the world. She is the first woman to hold this position and first woman of color CEO in AT&T’s history!

    WFC_Social_TW FB AnneAnne is speaking among 100 talented, transformative women leaders from around the world. The Women|Future Conference agenda features virtual sessions, panels, and workshops that address today’s trending topics and current issues in areas such as technology, sustainability, career and financial planning, diversity in the workplace, leadership, crisis management, and much more. Our speakers are a diverse mix of female CEOs, Founders, Entrepreneurs, and Senior Management and Directors from Amazon, Cisco, Deloitte, Microsoft, Girl Scouts of the USA, HCL, Roku, PayPal and more. View the full speaker lineup.

    View the Women|Future Conference Agenda

    Women|Future Conference Sessions Include:

    • Business Chemistry! Using Science to Improve the Art of Relationships Workshop by Deloitte
    • Overcoming Personal Adversity
    • Conquer Crisis. Train Like a Triathlete. Body + Mind + Business
    • Balancing Motherhood + Business: for "Mompreneurs" and Working Moms
    • Financial Wellness: Your Relationship with Money
    • Diversity & Inclusion: The Importance in Your Workplace
    • Building Your Dream Network for Introverts
    • Competent but Not Confident: Scientifically Why So Many Women Limit Their Own Potential - and Everyone Else’s
    • Redefining Success in the New Normal: Knowing What You Want, Why You Deserve it, and How to Get it
    • Disrupt the Imposter Syndrome; Let the Real You Shine Through!
    • Women Driving the Future of Tech: How AI, VR, and Robotics Will Be the Norm
    • Create Joy in Your Career on Your Own Terms
        ...and many more

    Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Take advantage of the $49 student special, $99 general registration, and save 10% when you register three or more people together.

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    👍Get Social With the Women|Future Conference 

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    LinkedIn

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    Questions about the Conference?

    Conference Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

    Ruslana Milikhiker, Conference & Event Manager

    Ruslana@stevieawards.com

     

    Conference Marketing and PR 

    Nina Moore, Marketing Manager

    Nina@stevieawards.com

     

    Topics: women awards, Women in Business, Awards for Women in Business, female entrepreneurs, woman awards, Stevies awards for women, women in busines, Women Future Conference

    Third Annual Women|Future Conference Goes Virtual

    Posted by Nina Moore on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

    The third annual Women|Future Conference has announced that the conference, originally planned November 12-13 in Las Vegas, will now be presented virtually for the safety of attendees during COVID-19. Though the world is different today than it was this time last year, there is no time to waste when it comes to the advancement of women professionally and personally.

    This two-day conference presented by the Stevie Awards encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and health and financial wellness through motivational keynotes, educational sessions, and networking. With panel discussions, plenty of networking opportunities, case studies from Stevie® Award winners, and a showcase of young women-owned businesses, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

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    The 2020 Women|Future Conference agenda has just been announced. Join us this November 12-13 to Cultivate Your Tomorrow and be inspired by over 100 talented, transformative women speakers from across the globe who will be leading 32 sessions, panels, and workshops. This exciting conference addresses the latest innovations and impending changes in areas such as technology, sustainability, career planning, diversity in the workplace, leadership, crisis management, and so much more.Stevie Awards President Maggie Gallagher added,

    “We started this conference three years ago to compliment the Stevie Awards for Women in Business program, and now it has evolved to serve women on a larger scale. The conference will address topics beyond the future of work for women; it focuses on today's trending topics and current issues from the female perspective, hosted by speakers from various industries and backgrounds, from corporate to small business owners, to entrepreneurs.”

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    Stay tuned for updates about the conference as it comes together, including the announcement of our keynote speaker later this summer.

    Conference Topics Include:

    • Business Chemistry! Using Science to Improve the Art of Relationships Workshop by Deloitte
    • Overcoming Personal Adversity
    • Conquer Crisis. Train Like a Triathlete. Body + Mind + Business
    • Balancing Motherhood + Business: for "Mompreneurs" and Working Moms
    • Financial Wellness: Your Relationship with Money
    • Diversity & Inclusion: The Importance in Your Workplace
    • Pushing Your Envelope: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome Once and For All
    • Women Driving the Future of Tech: How AI, VR, and Robotics Will Be the Norm
    • Create Joy in Your Career on Your Own Terms
        ...and many more.

    View the Women|Future Conference Agenda

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    Now that we’ve gone virtual, there’s a new lower cost with incredible value - just $199! The virtual platform replicates the beloved in-person networking, workshops, and panels. Register for the conference now to reserve your spot.

    What’s New for the 2020 Conference?

    • Showcase of young women-owned businesses
    • Business pitch competition
    • One on one networking: the virtual conference platform has AI matchmaking capabilities to match you with different attendees, sponsors, sessions, and workshops based on your commonalities
    • Women|Future Conference Exclusive Webinar Series leading up to the conference

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    About the Stevie Awards

    Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevie’s recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

     

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    Navigating a Crisis: 6 Ways the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Winners are Innovating in Response to COVID-19

    Posted by Nina Moore on Fri, Apr 24, 2020 @ 03:47 PM

    The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the ways we think about our routine habits and work environments, among other lifestyle practices. For businesses large and small around the world, the importance of putting people over profits has heightened. The mission of the Stevie Awards is to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.

    We’d like to recognize some of the ways that Stevie Awards for Women in Business winners and 2019 Women|Future Conference attendees have pivoted their services, products and strategies to help individuals, businesses and communities impacted by the virus.

    While thousands of Stevie Award winners are doing incredible work in their fields during this time, here are six that make the top of our list:

    1. Arco + Associates, St. Louis, MO

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    Andrea Arco is the founder and CEO of Arco + Associates, LLC, a marketing communications firm based in St. Louis, MO that serves clients nationwide. Her company is a 2019 Silver Stevie® Award for Women in Business winner in the Women-Run Workplace of the Year category. Andrea also served as a panelist during the 2019 Women|Future Conference Panel – “The Significance and Simplification of Being Strategic.” Since March 2020, the Arco team has been offering an incredible value of free 30-minute virtual consultations to any business executives and owners looking for strategic marketing advice during this time. The sessions cover everything from messaging to clients, talking through fears, remote working strategies, bounce back marketing strategies, and more. Learn more about the Arco + Associates COVID-19 response here.

     

    2. ScriptDrop, Columbus, OH 

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    ScriptDrop is a nationwide prescription delivery startup. The company’s president Amanda Way is a Silver Stevie® winner for the Women in Business Awards category Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services. ScriptDrop has recently switched from solely a business-to-business model to a consumer-facing one. Its prescription delivery service is making a difference in the lives of all patients who are sheltering at home without a way of getting required medications by enabling pharmacies to deliver directly to customers’ homes. ScriptDrop Founder Nicholas Potts explained this shift during this April 21st  interview with Fortune: “The coronavirus pandemic has meant a sevenfold increase in order volumes—and the execution of a multiyear business plan in just six weeks.” Learn more.

     

    3. Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL

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    Jeunesse Global is a global direct selling company with a mission to impact the world by helping people look and feel young, while empowering each other to unleash their potential. The company’s exclusive skin care and nutritional products are available in more than 145 countries around the world. Jeunesse Founder and Chief Operations Officer Wendy Lewis is a Gold Stevie winner for Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Products. Jeunesse has added new products to its Youth Enhancement skincare line in response to COVID-19. The newest addition is the AlōClnz Hand Sanitizer single use packets. Jeunesse also recently donated $500,000 USD to COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Learn more.

     

    4. Income Access (a Paysafe Company), Montreal, Quebec (Headquartered)

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    Income Access is an affiliate software provider, digital marketing agency and affiliate network that serves the iGaming, lottery and forex industries. The company received a 2019 Bronze Stevie Award for Women in Business in the Women-Run Workplace of the Year category. During the COVID-19 outbreak, Income Access key leaders have been hosting webinars about how to create a contingency plan and maintain affiliate marketing business during trying times. Income Access SVP and General Manager, Tara Wilson recently spoke on the April 22, 2020 free webinar Business as Unusual. Making Remote Work 'Work'  about keeping teams productive and connected from a distance. Tara Wilson was a Moderator on the 2019 Women|Future Conference panel “The Art of Inclusion: How to Craft Your Company's Diversity Mosaic” and is currently serving on the 2020 Women|Future Conference Advisory Board.

    In addition, Paysafe has been providing solutions for small business that want to pivot their model to include an online scheduling or order ahead service using POS systems. For businesses not currently operating a sophisticated POS system, Paysafe works with their payment services provider to launch lightweight solutions such as Clover Go or Clover Flex.

     

    5. TriageLogic Group, Jacksonville, FL

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    Triagelogic is a URAC-accredited physician-led company that offers leading-edge solutions for patient care management including emergency healthcare solutions that can be implemented quickly for remote monitoring. Dr. Charu Raheja is the co-founder and CEO of the TriageLogic. She and her team are working tirelessly to help as many healthcare organizations as possible during this crisis. TriageLogic is offering free COVID-19 Protocols to doctor’s offices and hospitals to efficiently triage those who may have been exposed or who are concerned about the virus. The company CTO spoke on live TV network News4Jax to explain the do's and don'ts of wearing a protective face mask. If you need help setting up a #COVID-19 hotline, contact info@triagelogic.com or call (855) 734-4463.

    TriageLogic Group and Dr. Charu Raheja are 2018 Stevie® Awards For Women in Business winners. TriageLogic is a Silver Stevie® Award winner in the Company/Organization Awards category, and Charu is a Gold Stevie® Award winner in the Individual Awards category for Women in Business. Dr. Charu Raheja was a breakout session speaker at the 2019 Women|Future Conference; her session was titled “Finding Your True Self and Meaningful Support at Work.”

     

    6. Noonday Collection, Austin, TX

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    Noonday Collection designs and sells jewelry and accessories made by Artisans in some of the world's most vulnerable communities. The company partners with Artisan Businesses through fair trade, empowering them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them. Noonday announced on April 21, 2020  that they are partnering with @nokidhungry to help end childhood hunger. In a time when schools have closed their doors, kids in need have missed millions of school meals that their families rely on. They are also running contests on social media to nominate healthcare workers to receive healthcare packages and work appropriate Noonday accessories. Noonday Founder and Co-CEO Jessica Honegger is a 2019 Gold Stevie® Awards for Women in Business winner in the category Female Entrepreneur of the Year- Business Products.

     

    About the Stevie Awards for Women in Business

    The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run. All organizations and individuals worldwide are eligible to submit entries to the competition. The awards feature categories to recognize achievement in many facets of work life, including:

    • Entrepreneur Awards
    • Executive Awards
    • Achievement Awards
    • Management Team Awards
    • Company of the Year Awards
    • Communications & Marketing Awards
    • PR Awards
    • Media Awards
    • New Product & Service Awards
    • Website & App Awards
    • And More

    More than 200 professionals around the world will participate in the judging process, and entrants have access to all of the judges’ comments and suggestions about their entries; an invaluable resource! Finalists are announced in early October 2020, and the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners will be revealed during the Las Vegas award ceremony on November 13, in conjunction with the 2020 Women|Future Conference.

     

    Interested in nominating your business in the 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

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    About the Women|Future Conference

    This two-day conference for women encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and health and financial wellness through motivational keynotes, educational sessions, and networking. The mission of the Women|Future Conference is to help women share insights about the changes that will impact their businesses, their industries, their careers, and their lives.

    Speakers and topics address the latest innovations and impending change in areas such as technology, sustainability, career planning, social media, government regulation, access to capital, and more. With panel discussions, a must-see keynote, plenty of networking opportunities, case studies from Stevie® winners, and a showcase of young women-owned businesses, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Learn more.

     

    Registration is open for the 2020 Women|Future Conference, November 12-13 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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