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The Power of WE (Women Entrepreneurs) In Person Conference

Mon 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Women's Conference

The Power of WE (Women Entrepreneurs) will offer 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. View details and updates at

Speaker(s): 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 BarronFounder 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, Executive 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 11:40 am – “Women Owned Purpose Driven Entrepreneurs” Panel Discussion “Our Mission to Revolutionize Food: My story of Why and How” Kristy Lewis, Founder CEO Quinn Snacks “Forget About Perfection – the World Needs Us to Show Up!” Laurie Benson, Founder of Madres e Hijos “Purpose Vs. the Generalist“ Becca Williams, Principal Consultant + Owner of Thought Distillery and Founder of Like Hearts Lab 12:20 pm - Lunch and Share your authentic and/or purpose driven story with your table 1:15 pm – “A message from our Platinum Sponsor” Chasadee Weaver, Buena Vista Branch Vice President Collegiate Peaks Bank 1:30 pm – “Using Entrepreneurial Energy to Begin Solving Community Scale Challenges” Panel Discussion Becky Gray, Director, Chaffee County Housing Andrea Carlstrom, MBA Director, Chaffee County Public Health Lee Kreimer, Programs, Asian Community & Cultural Center, Workforce & Community Building 2:15 pm – “When Women Undervalue and Undercharge for Their Work” Nancy Murphy, Director, West Central SBDC 2:30 pm – Break 2:45 pm - “Our Newly Formed Non-Profit Helping the Service Industry” Angela Winston, Co-Owner of High Side! Bar & Grill | Co-founder of the Synergy in the Service Industry 3:00 pm – “Our Gender Fund” Grace Oliva, Vice President, Colorado Impact Fund 3:25 pm – “Women Owned Business Support & Opportunities” Katharina Papenbrock, Office of Economic Development & International Trade & the Minority Business Office 3:50 pm – Overview of Trade Table Show and Thank You – new opportunities and networking sign ups 4:00 pm – Trade Show Tables with representative(s) to answer questions and offer support 5:00 pm - Open to Salida and Other Chosen Adventures . . .

Co-Sponsor(s): Presented by Central Mountain SBDC. Sponsored By: Collegiate Peaks Bank OEDIT, Startup Colorado, The Lobby at The Palace Hotel, State Farm Salida - Kate Woolman and Thought Distillery Co-sponsored by: Chaffee County Small Business Alliance

The Central Mountain Small Business Development Center is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our event attendees. Because of our commitment to the well-being of our attendees and our community, we will be taking the following steps to ensure that we are able to gather responsibly: Masks are mandatory indoors, except when eating or drinking. The event speakers may remove their mask during their presentation time as well. If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, we respectfully ask that you stay home and attend virtually. Please email us to update your registration from in person to virtual. Fever 100.4 or higher Unexplained persistent cough or difficulty breathing Loss of taste or smell Consistent upper respiratory symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, congestion)

Fee: $ 60.00

Phone: 719-221-0374


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