netlogx, a Silver Sponsor of the Indianapolis Chapter (the second largest chapter) of NAWBO, attended the National Conference at the Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Kentucky, October 4th & 5th. The largest gathering of women business owners in the U.S., this year’s theme for the NAWBO Women’s Business Conference was “Start Something – Innovate, Advocate, Accelerate” embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of business women.
“Women business owners continue to be the fastest growing sector of the business community,” said Audrey Taylor founder of netlogx. “We were beyond proud to be a part of this exceptional women’s leadership conference that offered something for everyone, encouraging passion and inspiration to help women grow their businesses. ”
Keynote speakers included the celebrated Kathy Ireland, Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide®, a design and marketing firm she founded in 1993. While her company sells $2 billion annually, she is also known for her humanitarian efforts and motivational speaking. “I was highly encouraged by her hands-on attitude. When she said, ‘When you think to yourself someone should do something about that, remember that you are someone’, I felt empowered.” said Vicki Chabot of netlogx.
The various conference speakers reflected this year’s theme of celebrating the innovative drive of businesswomen. These veteran speakers represent a diverse and vast array of companies across the United States and around the world. Headliners like Katrina Markoff, Owner, Founder and Chocolatier of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Karen G. Mills, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Terri McCullough, Tory Burch Foundation and Dr. Nat Irvin II, Author, Innovator, Futurist, Teacher and Commentator are just of a few of the outstanding speakers who were featured.
Breakout sessions offered a wide range of relevant topics, such as work-life integration, building a strong personal brand, using social media to your advantage and taking your business global. The Closing Reception and The Exhibit Hall featuring various well-known businesses were also must-attend highlights during the conference.
“We are experiencing one of the most challenging economies in business history,” says Audrey Taylor. “The NAWBO Women’s Business Conference offered a unique opportunity for business women from different backgrounds and interests to embrace a common goal—to strengthen friendships, share invaluable information and further strengthen their entrepreneurial interests. I am already anticipating next year’s conference with great excitement!”
QUOTE: “To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.” – Anita Roddick.