The WEC Planning Committee is excited to bring you the 2021 Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference: Measuring and Sustaining the Health & Wellness of You and Your Business on Wednesday, April 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. via Zoom Virtual Format. This year, we will be giving out over $24,000 in grants to 24 Utah Women Business Owners. All proceeds from ticket sales, grant and event sponsorships goes directly to next year’s grants.

You can watch this 2019 Facebook broadcast for more information about what to expect from our competition and events.Our 2019 Orientation Workshop from January 9, 2019.

2021 Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference Agenda

(register for details and links to the virtual location)

Due to continuing restrictions on the size of gatherings, we will once again host this event virtually. A google form will be sent to individuals to confirm which breakout sessions they would like to attend. The link for the conference will be sent to registrants the day prior to the Conference. We will do our best to manage the webinar technology but ask that all participants become familiar with the webinar tools prior to the event. There will not be any on hand technical support.

CONFERENCE AGENDA:

8:00 to 8:30 a.m. – Virtual Networking

8:30 to 9:15 a.m. – Welcome & Introduction to The Importance Of Continued Learning

9:15 a.m. Breakout Session # 1 – Choice of One Breakout Session

Understanding Your Financials; When & How to Invest in Your Growth; Financial Metrics & Ratios to Measure Business Wellness

Break 10:15- 10:30 a.m. – Chair Yoga Break

10:30 a.m. Joint Session: The Importance of Mental & Physical Wellness as the Leader of Your Business

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Open lunch

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Introduction to Grant Winners, Sponsor Information & Understanding the Generations to Promote Cultural Wellness

1:00 p.m. Breakout Session # 2 – Choice of One Breakout Session

Hiring & Keeping Your First Employee; Mentoring, Motivating & Coaching Your Employees; Tangible & Intangible Benefits: How to Recruit & Maintain Valuable Employees

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. FINAL GRANT COMPETITION!

Event Sessions:
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session: Understanding Your Financials (0-3 Years)
Sponsor: American Express
Facilitator: Ann Marie Wallace, WBCUtah
Panelists: Casey Bevan – Ferreus Industries
Brittany Brown – Ledger Gurus
Meili Myles – Transworld

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session: When & How to Invest in Your Growth (2-5 years)
Sponsor: Mountain West Small Business Finance
Facilitator: Kimberly Holley – MWSBF
Panelists: Diane (De-Ahn) Hartz Warsoff – Transworld
Lydia Martinez – Elle Marketing & Events
Paula Sageser – PCS Creative Services

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session: Financial Metrics & Ratios to Measure Business Wellness (5+ Years)
Sponsor: Chase Bank
Facilitator: Karin Palle – Advanced Business Consulting
Panelists: Katalin Henderson – Chase Bank
Laura Hadley – Chase Bank
Carina Knecht – Knecht Income Tax Services

10:30 a.m. Joint Session Panel – All participants will be in one zoom room
The Importance of Mental & Physical Wellness as the Leader of Your Business
Sponsor: Salt Lake Community College – GS10KSB Program
Facilitator: Karin Palle – GS10KSB
Panelists: Kendra Stone – Acceptance Mortgage, Inc.
Tracy Potter – Mary Kay Cosmetics
Cindy Maughan – First Nation Sourcing
Tyffani Jackson – Therapeutic Massage & Body Works

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session # 2: Hiring & Keeping Your First Employee (0-3 Years)
Sponsor: WBCofUtah
Facilitator: Ann Marie Wallace
Panelists: Lelani Craig – CommGap
Ezralea Robbins – Mountainside Spa
Brent Uberty – BW Productions

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session # 2: Mentoring, Motivating & Coaching Your Employees (2-5 years)
Sponsor: Mountain West Small Business Finance
Facilitator: Kimberly Holley
Panelists: Tannen Ellis-Graham – Tannen Bombers
Katy Heddens – Black Diamond Gymnastics
Amy Rasmussen – Blue Cattle Truck Trading Company

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session # 2: Tangible & Intangible Benefits: How to Recruit & Maintain Valuable Employees (5+ years)
Sponsor: UTWNG
Facilitator: Chris Siebeneck – SEOWerks
Panelists: Rebecca Yates – Ark Insurance
Karin Palle – Advanced Business Consulting
Michelle Zarlengo – Cookie Advantage

Virtual Event
Zoom window Mini Conference Participants

2020 Grant Sponsors (Thank you! 2021 details TBA):

$5,000 Chase Bank – Event Sponsor
$2,500 Mountain West SB Finance – Lunch Session Sponsor
$2,500 American Express – Premium Session Sponsor
$2,500 Goldman Sachs 10K SB – Premium Session Sponsor
$2,500 A+ Garage Doors – Grant Sponsorship
$2,500 SCORE – Grant Sponsorship
$1,000 Wells Fargo – Grant Sponsorship
$1,000 Prestman Auto – Grant Sponsorship
$1,000 Salt Lake County – Grant Sponsorship
$1,000 Utah Scale Center – Grant Sponsorship
$500 Tim and Amy Haran – Grant Sponsorship
$250 Salt Lake City Economic Dev – Event Sponosr
$250 Laurie’s Buffalo Chips – Grant Sponsorship
$250 Elle Marketing – Grant Sponsor
$250 Next Level Images – Grant Sponsor
WBC – Graphic Design/Event Hosting
UTWNG – Planning/Mgt/Meals
PCS Creative Services – Website Sponsor

Other Supporters and Speakers:
Cottonwood Heights Bus Assoc – Promotional Partner
Navu Fanaika
Deb Bilbao
Peri Kinder – Keynote Speaker
Jordan Carroll – Judge – Salt Lake County Econ Dev
Dina Blaes – Presenting Grant – SLC Econ Dev
Eric Biggart – Salt Lake County Econ Dev
Ruedigar Matthes – Salt Lake County Econ Dev