The second annual Women in Business Summit is planned July 18 in Kansas City, Kan.
The summit will be helpful for those who are thinking of starting, improving or expanding a business, according to a spokeswoman.
The 2013 Women in Business Summit is designed to connect attendees with the resources they need to be successful in today’s business world. The summit is a day-long professional development conference and networking opportunity for businesswomen - professional, corporate and entrepreneurial - at all levels in their careers.
The hosts of the summit are the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, Kan., the Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Education Center.
Many speakers are planned at the event, which is expected to attract 150 participants.
Two women Innovators who started their businesses from scratch will be the first speakers:
• Kate O’Neill Rauber—Sink Cycle, founder and CEO.
• Helen Betts—T.Y.L. Innovations, LLC, president and CEO.
Next, participants may choose two additional educational sessions:
• Getting Started (Entrepreneurship).
Alana Muller, president, Kauffman FastTrac.
• Networking 101…How, When, Where.
Pauline Rios, Hispanic Initiative director, Girl Scouts of NE Kansas/ NW Missouri.
• Getting on Board with Social Media.
Paige Cahill, regional development director, Constant Contact.
• Fearless Negotiating.
Mary Redmond, president, Independent Lease Review, Inc.
• Changing Careers.
Dacia Moore, president, Second Wind Counseling and Consulting, LLC.
• Creating Your Image.
C.K. Reisinger, president, Power Strategies, Inc.
A lunchtime panel will be presented by the Central Exchange, a local networking organization centered on women seeking to reach their full personal and professional potential.
The panel will discuss the “Challenges of Women in Business,” moderated by Cici Rojas, president and CEO of the Central Exchange.
• Alise Martiny, business manager —GKC Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO.
• Lenora Payne—Technology Group Solutions, LLC.
• Jeanette Hernandez-Prenger—ECCO Select.
• Karen Zecy—American Micro Co.
• Denise Kruse—Adams Gabbert and Associates, LLC.
Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Sponsorships and booth space are still available. Registration is $40. To register, visit www.womenschamberkck.org. For information on sponsorship, contact Arlana Coleman at 913-522-7526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.