Only weeks away! The thousands of women who have marked their calendars for the first weekend in April to attend the 26th Annual Black Women’s Expo; are in for a treat! They can now expect even more from the largest event of its kind in the U.S. targeted toward African-American women.
What’s on tap? A two-day Leadership Conference has been added to the action-packed line-up. With a keen focus on established and emerging professionals as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Moreover, Leadership Conference coordinator Deborah Gray-Young of D. Gray-Young, Inc.; says this year no games are being played! Do you want REAL info? Well, that’s exactly what you will get! Regarding the Expo Deborah Gray-Young states,
“Conference attendees will come away with specific; how-to strategies shared by women who have achieved great success and are looking to open doors for others. Enough of the fluff! Black women need real advice from those with real experience. This is what will help them get to the next level.”
26th Annual Black Women’s Expo 1st Leadership Conference-Get to Work!
The conference takes place on April 3rd and 4th all day at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Separate registration and payment are required. However, entrance into the general exhibition hall of the Expo is included.
Furthermore, Merry Green, founder of the Black Women’s Expo is VERY happy about these new developments. Green says,
“We are so excited to add new and comprehensive elements of resources and networking to the event. Not only will those who attend enjoy the vendors, food and live entertainment. But this conference is an opportunity to elevate their professional profiles.”
In addition to the 40+ concurrent panels and sessions. Those in search of employment will be able to take advantage of the recruitment pavilion. An area that will house a diverse mix of employers looking to fill mid to upper-level management positions.
Some of the featured speakers include:
–Dr. Towanna Burrous, President, Coach Diversity
–Sandra Finley, President, and CEO of League of Black Women
–Linda Pringle Evans, President, and founder of Pringle Business Consulting, LLC
–Chareen Goodman, The Leadership Mixologist™, Founder, Owner, and Managing Director of Elevate Worldwide Corporation
–Sherry Sims, Founder of the Black Career Women’s Network
–Derrick Collins, Dean of the College of Business at Chicago State University who will facilitate a discussion on preparing for business growth.
…and a host of others.
26th Annual Black Women’s Expo-More about the Leadership Conference
Seriously, get ready to LEARN! Sessions and panel discussions programmed for three (3) distinct tracks to include:
-Established Professionals – 10+ Years of Career Experience
-New and Emerging Professionals – Entry to 10+ Years of Career Experience
-Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
-Over 40 Concurrent Sessions Addressing Topics and Issues Black Women Face in the Workplace and in Business, including:
- How to Prepare for Senior Level Roles and Board Readiness
- How to Build a Strategic Action
- Plan for Your Small Business
- How to Manage Mean Bosses and Co-workers
Nevertheless, want to get in on all the action at the Recruitment Pavilion? Need assistance knowing the Entrance to the Expo Exhibition Floor and Main Stage Entertainment? No worries, all of that can be found out online.
But first and foremost do not forget to prepare well. This event is the real deal and you want to make and get the most out of it. Therefore, make Sure to Bring:
- Up-to-Date Resumes
- Business Cards
- Your Questions
- And to Dress Business Casual
Registration for the Leadership Conference can be accessed on Eventbrite which includes a special package for area employers. Also, for information on registration and sponsorship opportunities for both the Leadership Conference and the Black Women’s Expo; visit www.BWeNEXT.com or email TBWE@mgpgevents.com.