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Kick Off & Keynote 8:00 AM – 9:50 AM 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & Networking, Continental Breakfast

Meet your fellow Boss Babes, fuel up and get ready for a great day! 

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome Address: Meridith Jaeger, Dean of Corporate Training & Economic Development 

9:10 AM – 9:50 AM

Morning Keynote Introduction by Dr. Elizabeth O’Connor, BayCare Clinic.
Keynote, Vicki Updike: Unique Mistakes Women Make at Work and How to Fix Them

The leadership journey can be complex and challenging with unique mistakes we women make. Don’t let this hold you back. Join a unique discussion on mistakes and challenges our women leaders have experienced. You will receive tips on working through these experiences and continuing your leadership journey. 

Vicki Updike

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM


Session One: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Track One


Explore what this statewide economic development organization and SBA Women’s Business Center has to offer the area of Northeast Wisconsin. WWBIC has been statewide since 1987 but opened an office in Appleton to serve Northeast Wisconsin in June of 2018. They open the doors of opportunity by providing targeted individuals who are interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses with access to critical resources such as responsible financial products and quality business and financial education, as well as networking opportunities. Services are open to anyone, but their focus is women, minorities, veterans and people of lower wealth.

Alyce Rust, WWBIC

Track Two

3 Steps to Speaking Professionally in Any Setting

Do you wish there was a secret formula for gathering your thoughts and flawlessly delivering formal presentations? Maybe you just want to persuade your coworkers in meetings. Terra L. Fletcher was once just like you. By nature, she is a shy and reserved introvert. Today, Terra is an accomplished speaker and writer. What’s her secret? This unlikely communications professional knows just what it takes to overcome passive communication styles, hesitation, and the frustration that comes from a missed opportunity. Terra still gets butterflies in her stomach when she has to speak, but she’s taught them to fly in formation. Participants in this workshop will discover three simple steps for professional speaking in any setting, from extemporaneous to formal. Gain confidence and train your butterflies. Learn how to command attention, motivate, and engage your audience. Learn with peers by practicing the three steps in a safe space.


Terra Fletcher, Fletcher Consulting

Track Three

The Key To Being More Productive, Peaceful, Fulfilled And Balanced At Work And In Your Life, This Year And Every Year

We all know the cycle…at the turn of a new year we’re filled with anticipation and optimism. This year is going to be different, we tell ourselves. We start out strong, creating a new workout regimen, a diet we’ll surely stick to, comprehensive plans for our businesses and work, dream of vacations we’d like to take and books we’ll finally dust off and crack open! A couple months go by and we’ve already fallen behind so we adjust expectations. Then six months, nine months and eventually the end of the year. Did we hit the goals we established for ourselves? For most the answer is probably not. But what if it could be different this year and every year after? What if you could make some small tweaks in your daily schedule and some mindset shifts that would make hitting your goals this year and every year almost guaranteed? You can and in this session, we’ll talk about what it really takes to become the most fulfilled, productive, peaceful and balanced person you know! And you know what? It’s not as hard as you think, and it’ll actually be fun! 


Jess Dennis, Balanced Entrepreneur

Networking & Exhibitor Showcase: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Grow your professional inner circle—and your tribe! This will not be your average networking event. Bring your business cards, because you are going to meet some amazing and like-minded women that want you to succeed! 


Lunch: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM


EmpowHER Hour Panel : 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Dr. Brookh Lyons - Dr. Brookh Lyons LLC.
Diane Roundy, MBA - Marketing Director, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
Dr. Elizabeth A. O’Connor - Plastic Surgeon, BayCare Clinic
Karmen Lemke - CEO, Northeastern Great Lakes Girl Scouts

Session Two: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Track One

Getting Your Business on the First Page of Google

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) helps your brand put its best foot forward by improving the entire customer experience from searching, clicking through to your website and ultimately making a purchase or inquiry. As the digital landscape changes, so do the SEO trends. But, by focusing on a few strategic, customer-focused areas, you can make both the algorithm and your customers happy! Learn the keys of showing up on page one.

Jamie Malone & Erin Minsart, Fresh Digital Marketing

Track Two

Marketing – Finding your Communication Super Power

Depending on the size or type of business, the person responsible for marketing doesn’t always have the title of Marketing Manager. He/she could be the Owner, President, Executive Director, VP of Sales, HR Director, Office Manager, Intern, Operations Manager, Development Director, or Program Manager. No matter what your title, if you’re charged with the marketing and communications for your business or organization you are unquestionably being pulled in many different directions every day. Marketing today is complex, confusing, and time consuming and the options available to connect with your audiences are growing by the minute. What you need is a super power. Something that will make you a stronger, more fearless, more effective marketer. Something that will bring the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness to your efforts. Join Annette Pannier, from Navigate Marketing Group, as she shares the steps in finding and engaging your marketing super power.  

Annette Pannier, Navigate Marketing Group

Track Three

The Neurobiology of Emotion: Harnessing the Wisdom of Feelings in Business

Emotion is the singular neurobiological integrative process that connects mind, body, and relationships. It’s a process inherent to being human, and for many women, emotional intelligence is an asset. Because we’re typically socialized to be more in touch and more expressive with feelings, we hold infinite potential for bringing the wisdom of feelings into the workplace. Yet, in many business settings, emotional experiences are unwelcomed, avoided, and criticized. But the truth is, humans are not thinking and feeling beings – we are emotional beings that also happen to think. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the neuroscience behind emotion, why it’s inherent in everything you do, and how to make it your new super power at work.

Ashley Anne, PhD., Lotus Healing

Session Three: 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Track One

FREEDOM: Why a “Side-Hustle” in Network Marketing May Be Right for You

Many entrepreneurs face financial challenges while they pursue their dreams, whether they are just starting up, or have been in business for decades-or generations. This session will give attendees solid facts to support the idea of a side-hustle in Network Marketing, as well as practical advice on what to look for, in choosing a company that is right for them.

Tamra Fricke

Track Two

Lead From Where You Are 

We should feel empowered to lead in any role. Personal or professional, human connection builds relationships and in turn, enhances our leadership skills. After this session you will feel energized and ready to be your best self. After all, to be a great leader we have to start with us and lead by example. 

Nicole Robinson, NWTC Talent Development

Track Three

Positive Nutrition: How Mindset and Habits Practiced Take you from Diet to Lifestyle

The problem isn’t a lack of nutrition information – it’s everywhere. We can educate ourselves by google searching or asking friends what works for them, but that doesn’t seem to solve our “problem”. We research diets and meal plans, but those don’t seem to work either. Despite our eagerness to achieve results, we find ourselves feeling lost, defeated, even embarrassed by not “figuring it out.” After years of experimenting with diets, detoxes, supplements and other programs, we end up further from our goals and crippled by the negative relationship we’ve formed with food, and with ourselves… Trust me – I’ve been there. I’ve lived it, I overcame it, and in this presentation, I show women how to do the same. Here I discuss how to unravel that negative mindset and restore our relationships with food and ourselves to ultimately help us achieve our goals and beyond.  

Alicia Brown, Nutrition With Alicia

Closing Remarks: 3:30 PM

Donate & Win!

Help change women's lives by donating to our clothing drive at the summit and you’ll be entered to win 1 month of unlimited classes at Jenstar Movement Studio!

Thinking about what to wear can be stressful, especially if money is tight. If you have professional attire that you no longer wear, donating it now could help change someone’s life! Gently worn or new fashionable and upscale clothing and accessories:

  • Tops
  • Bottoms
  • Dresses
  • Jackets
  • Scarves
  • Shoes and Boots
  • Jewelry
  • Handbags and Wallets
  • Coats
  • Athletic Wear

Your donation of women's clothing will benefit the NWTC Career Closet and Sunrise on Main Boutique’s Reset.Life, a non-profit helping women reset their lives.



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