ASU to host Women in Business Conference | Events
Alabama State University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the College of Business Administration is hosting a Women in Business (WIB) Conference on Tuesday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in ASU's Dunn-Oliver Acadome Banquet Room. It is open to the public.
This year’s theme is “The Little Pink Toolbox.”
Among the many women business leaders speaking at this year's conference will be Anita Archie, senior vice president of Government Affairs at the Business Council of Alabama, who will deliver the keynote address, said Andrea Price, an executive with ASU's Small Business Development Center.
“The conference is a one-day event that will provide participants with the resources needed to succeed in business,” Price said. “It is for women who want to start a business or who are already in business."
She said that ASU's Center is committed to working with faculty, administrators, alumnae and the greater business community to promote the role of and create opportunities for women in business.
"ASU's women's conference promises a dynamic networking opportunity,” Price added.
Conference speakers from around the state will discuss topics that affect women's business needs, including entrepreneurial success stories, financing for small business, business planning, corporate procurement, marketing, communications and networking. Agenda topics include Success Stories: Women Who Mean Business Panel, Financing: Finding the Money, and Corporate Procurement: Capitalizing on Being a Woman.
Invited program guests, presenters and panelists include:
- Melva Tate, president and senior HR consultant, Strategic HR Partnership
- Sandra Nickel, owner & founder, The Hat Team Realty Company
- Stacia Robinson, executive director, BNI-Business Network International
- Lynn Carter, Southeast Cherokee Constructions, 2008 Alabama Small Business Person of the Year
- Angie Winter-Sweatman, consultant, Alabama Small Business Capital
- Howard Wills, SSBCI coordinator, ADECA
- David Ramp, lender relations specialist, Small Business Administration
- Lisa Riley, loan officer, ACCION
- Carol E. Clarke, vice president, supplier diversity manager, Regions Financial Corp.
- Blanca Robinson, president, Women's Business Enterprise Council South
- Lisa McGinty, director of Small Business Programs, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
- Dr. Gwen Butler, executive director, Oasis Consulting Group, Norcross, Ga.
- Janel Bell Haynes, acting chair, Department of Business Administration/Marketing Instructor, College of Business Administration
Conference cost of $25 includes lunch, and attendees are encouraged to pre-register since this event usually sells out early!
For more information, contact Andrea Price at 334-229-4138 or by email at email@example.com.
Source: ASU Office of Media Relations and Public Information
Top East Montgomery Stories
Most popular stories from nearby communities
- Garrett Elementary holds end of year Teacher Appreciation and Field Day
- Parents make tough decisions about kids' summer activities
- ASU alumna gets leadership position at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
- ASU volleyball coaches to act as sports envoys with China to help youth in earthquake areas!
- Mrs. Alabama, Lettermen of the Iron Bowl to attend Jubilee Run for Cancer