• 2018 CWBN Women's Conference: Bridging the Gap

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    Name: 2018 CWBN Women's Conference: Bridging the Gap
    Date: March 9, 2018
    Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:
    As a professional business woman, it is imperative that we acknowledge the gap and then work to find ways to bridge the gap.   Even when living in the same area, we are from diverse experiences, be it race, gender, culture, or lifestyle preference.   

    Join us on Friday, March 9th to listen to distinguished speakers who will help us acknowledge what we know, open our eyes to what we were not aware of, and how to bridge that gap.    

    Our day will include formal networking time, two major speakers with interactive learning sessions, a celebration for women like us who will be receiving up to $3,000 worth of scholarships and a time to fellowship with one another.    

    Keynote Speaker
    Sonia Aranza, Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

    Ms. Aranza was born in the Philippines, raised in Hawaii, resides in the Metro Washington, DC area and travels throughout the world including numerous Asia/Pacific countries, several European nations and South America. This allows her to bring “real world” solutions to her work. She has expert skills in global cross-cultural engagement and cross-cultural business strategies. Respected by her colleagues, she is a Past Chairperson of the Diversity Professional Experts Group of the National Speakers Association and is on the board of several organizations. She has received numerous awards for her work and has been featured in local, national and international publications. Ms. Aranza actively mentors college students and emerging leaders. She is included in a Volume of Outstanding Women in America and is a past recipient of the “Outstanding Woman of the Year Award” from the National Association of Professional Asian American Women. Ms. Aranza was honored “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States.”  Learn more ... 

    Encore Speaker

    Pamela M. Tripp, MEd, MSOM, and CEO
    CommWell Health

    Pamela Tripp is a passionate healthcare culture expert, mentor, author, and speaker. Today, CommWell Health is a thriving healthcare organization receiving national recognition for service excellence and patient clinical outcomes, offering medical, dental, behavioral health services among 15 office locations spanning 6 counties in southeastern North Carolina.  Most recently, CommWell Health was awarded by Governor McCrory  for successfully completing  the First Milestone to the Malcolm Baldrige Quest For Excellence Award.  CommWell Health is the first community health center to complete this milestone in the nation.

    Here’s what was said about last year’s conference:
    • “This was great and I need more!   Next year, make it a whole day event of growing!”
    • “This was a wonderful program!   I hope to use this information to motivate and inspire others in the future to foster a culture of change!”
    • With this program, “I explored myself!  I’ve been struggling within lately.   This conference shed a little light on areas of my darkness, so that I truly think I can find out how to grow.”
    • “Self-reflection is key!  You can’t help others if you haven’t evaluated yourself.”
    • I learned to “leverage your strengths to follow your passion and drive to my purpose.”
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    Sponsorship Registration Form

    Event Sponsors:


    • Country Club of Johnston County
    • Johnston Community College
    • JWL of Smithfield
    • Pit Stop Body Shop
    • Scentsy
    • Wee School
    • Lisa's Lippy Tribe
    • Mary Kay Cosmetics - Marvel Dixon
    • Fashion Boutique
    Event Sponsors:
    • CommWell Health of Smithfield
    • Johnston Health
    • MedicalTraining.me, PLLC
    • Aero Contractors, Inc.
    • Edward Jones - Kitty Johnson, Financial Advisor
    • Southern Attitude, LLC
    • Dylan's Unique Gifts & Weddings
    • Oak City Collection, The
    Johnston Community College
    Public Safety Services Building
    245 College Road
    Smithfield, NC 27577
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, March 9, 2018
    8:30 a.m. - Registration
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Conference
    Contact Information:
    Conference Registration (includes lunch):
    • Member Rate: $80 ($75 Early Bird registration before March 1)
    • General Admission:  $90 ($85 Early Bird registration before March 1)
    • Student Rate (under age 18 with registered adult or over 18 with valid student ID): $30
    Sponsorships & Booth Rates :
    • Corporate Partner $750 (includes exhibit booth with preferred location, premier event exposure with logo, opportunity to speak at event, 4 conference registrations)
    • Enterprise Partner $300 (includes exhibit booth with preferred location, premier event exposure with logo, recognition at event, 2 conference registrations)
    • Member Exhibit Booth $125 (includes 1 conference registration)
    • Non-Member Exhibit Booth $175 (includes 1 conference registration)
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