2024 VIRTUAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE hOSTED BY THE aMERICAN bUSINESS wOMEN’S aSSOCIATION
DON’T MISS THIS YEAR’S VIRTUAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE MARCH 22-23, 2024
Kick off the New Year by joining us for another conference event where you will have an opportunity to learn from nationally acclaimed keynotes and subject matter experts. This year’s conference is another opportunity to sharpen your soft and hard skills, an imperative for every successful business woman.
Make a commitment today and register for ABWA’s Regional Conference on March 22-23, 2024. Payment plans are available. To preview the agenda and description of events, CLICK HERE or call ABWA’s National Office at 1-800-228-0007.
International Photographer & Keynote
Keynote Title: “What If?”
“What If?” is a riveting exploration that challenges attendees to expand their horizons and ponder the question, “What If?”. Monica Morgan leverages her personal experiences and an array of inspiring photographs, underscores the transformative power of possibilities when individuals dare to venture beyond their comfort zones.
International photojournalist Monica Morgan has spent her entire adult life “speaking” through the lens of her camera; along the way there was writing and publishing, too. Monica Morgan has captured moments in time and history photographing events on the world-stage; world leaders, dignitaries, and heads of state; celebrities, and world citizens. Her career having spanned more than three decades, her experiences are unique and the lessons powerful. As a result, Monica Morgan – though quite humble – has a great deal to share with the world. She has messages of triumph through tragedy; information and inspiration.
HONE YOUR LEADER SKILLS & ADVANCE YOUR BUSINESS ACUMEN
Are You Listening?
Presented by Sherry Darden
Are You Listening: Unlocking Growth Through Effective Listening is designed to empower your team to embrace communication differences, engage in constructive dialogue, and provide feedback that drives growth.
The Workshop’s Value: Insightful Understanding: “Are You Listening” will empower your team members with an insightful understanding of how unconscious bias of “I already know what you are going to say” or selective listening can be a counterproductive form of communication, understand why they persist, and how they influence decision-making and
Personal Growth: This workshop will challenge participants to confront their own biases, encouraging personal growth and self-awareness, leading to a more empathetic and understanding work environment.
Leadership People Want to Follow
Presented by Anne Bonney
In this engaging (and fun!) presentation, Change Management Authority, Anne Bonney will ignite your leadership with skills that will heat up your team’s motivation and performance. Teaching connection, communication and delegation to get even better output from your team; Anne will bring you rapid-fire content to reduce turnover, increase engagement and productivity directly impacting your culture so positivity and collaboration catch fire, and create an inferno of goal achievement and satisfied customers. Who doesn’t want that?
- Connection skills that immediately impact your culture with greater engagement, collaboration and motivation, resulting in increased productivity.
- Reduce “water cooler” talk that negatively influences attitudes within the workplace.
- Improve individual performance and reduce unwanted behaviors.
What Type of Coffee Are You?
Presented by Dr. Tami West
Have you ever received an assignment from your boss without so much as a please or a thank you? Do you have a colleague who talks and talks and talks and drives you crazy? What about the “life of the party” who never seems to get anything done?
The list of irritating behaviors can drag on and on because we all have different personalities. In this session you will take a simple, fun quiz to identify your predominant “Coffee” style and then learn how to communicate better with styles different from yours.
The Five Energy Habits for Women…
Presented by Chef Tina McDermott
Empower Her Energy: A Virtual Culinary Talk for ABWA Leaders. Chef Tina McDermott invites you to “The Five Energy Habits For Women Leaders to Master Their Joyful Life” – a unique fusion of a virtual cooking class and an insightful talk at the American Business Women’s Association’s Regional Conference Event. Chef Tina will not only guide you through creating a Vegetarian Virtual Menu filled with green goodness but also share the top energy habits designed
for women leaders. Learn how to elevate your energy levels,
achieve balance, and thrive both personally and professionally.
Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund
Session Presenters: ABWA’s National Officers and SBMEF Administrator
In this one-hour session, learn about the four types of scholarship programs offered through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF), and the criteria for applicants and leagues for participating in this educational opportunity that supports the career advancement of women.
Session Presenters: ABWA’s District Vice Presidents and ABWA National Team
In this session, members and leagues will be recognized for their achievements. In addition, District Vice Presidents will introduce the approved candidates for National Board of Directors/District Vice President for the 2024-2025 term.
RECOGNITION OF ABWA’S BEST
ABWA’S TOP TEN BUSINESS WOMEN, CLASS OF 2024
The highest honor bestowed on an individual member is ABWA’s Top Ten Business Woman. Recipients of this award are celebrated for their professional achievements, community engagement and contribution to the American Business Women’s Association. In this year’s closing session, attendees will have an opportunity to learn from the ABWA’s Top Ten Business Women, Class of 2023, as they deliver a presentation and share the lessons learned from their work/life experience.
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