About the Conference
Location: 2021 Virtual Workshops
Awards will be given in person, pending pandemic guidelines
The Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference is a one-day educational conference for Utah women business owners featuring general sessions, breakouts and grant pitching competition. The conference helps women develop skills, access resources and build relationships in order to run more scale-able and profitable businesses. All profit from the annual conference is reinvested back into women-owned businesses through grants to help fund growth.
2020 Theme – Driving Growth: Strategies to Kick Your Business Into Gear
This year will provide a variety of breakout sessions based on different stages of growth. The morning, lunch and afternoon Grant competition sessions are no cost presented by our sponsors Chase Bank, American Express, A+ Garage Doors, Mountain West Small Business Finance, Salt Lake Community College, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and SCORE. The main sessions will feature presentations on Champions for Your Business, The Power of Positivity and the WEC Grant Final Competition.
Besides the main sessions, the Conference will include Breakout Sessions with panels throughout the Day based on the stage of your business: 0-3 years, 2-5 years and 5 years plus. To join the sessions for one stage, the cost will be $ 25.00 which includes the main open sessions and one vote for the People’s Choice Grant during the afternoon session. If you would like access to more than one stage of the breakout sessions, you can sign up for an additional stage. One name/one email address will be sent links to participate in the stages. All proceeds for the breakout sessions will fund next year’s WEC Grants.
2021 Planned Dates:
January 31st WEC Grant Application Deadline
February 22nd, Quarter Finalists Announced
March 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m | Pitching Workshop
March 19th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Quarter Finals Pitches
March 22nd, Semifinalists Announced
April 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m | Semi-Finals Pitches
April 5th, Finalists Announced
April 20th, 4:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. | WEC Grant Reception
April 21st, 8:00a.m. – 4:30.p.m | Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference & Grant Competition Final Pitches & Award