The WEC Planning Committee is excited to bring you the 2020 Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference: Driving Growth: Strategies to Kick Your Business Into Gear on Wednesday, May 27th via Zoom Virtual Format. Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. and the Conference begins at 8:30 a.m. The day will be filled with guest speakers, breakout sessions, lunch and wrapped up with this year’s Pitch Competition that will award over $ 23,000 in grants to women owned businesses. Please note our change of date from April to May this year and location going to virtual instead of City Hall.

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

2020 Schedule

Wed May 27

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Virtual Event Format
8:00 am Virtual Networking
8:30 a.m. Welcome & Keynote

 

2020 Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference Agenda

Driving Growth: Strategies to Kick Your Business Into Gear
Wednesday, May 27th via webcam, Zoom hosted by the WBC (register for details)

Due to restrictions in the size of gatherings, we will not be holding this at Holladay City Hall this year.

Morning Session: 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Welcome & Breakout Sessions:

Lunch session: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. with guest speakers

Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Includes Breakout Sessions and the WEC Grant Finals

Breakout sessions will be organized by time in business:

0-3 years: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m: Cash Flow 101 – Thriving in the new economy, 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Social Media 101 – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Who & What Resources Do You Need to Grow Your Business

2-5 years: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m: Hiring Your First Employees, Interviewing & Onboarding; 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Social Media 201 – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Referral Programs & Customer Loyalty Programs

5 Plus years: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Cultivating Your Culture & Motivating Your Employees; 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Understanding & Managing Your Sales Funnel; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tools to Manage Your Social Media

Check your audio and connection and network virtually starting 8:00 a.m. and the Conference begins at 8:30 a.m. The day will be filled with guest speakers, breakout sessions, and wrapped up with this year’s Pitch Competition that will award over $ 23,000 in grants to women owned businesses.

Thank you to our Grant Sponsors:

$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

 

Virtual Event
Zoom window Mini Conference Participants