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Wednesday,
November 2, 2022

Abundant Life (Core Building)

402 SW Persels Road,
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Conference Tickets – $100

Limited tickets available at the door.

(Tickets are non-refundable)

About the Conference

The Women in Business Conference is a full day experience that has been carefully planned with you in mind. We know you are busy and dedicating time to a full day event has to be worth it. You can look forward to inspirational speakers (local, regional and national), a special shopping experience showcasing local makers from our community, curated breakout sessions for the working woman, catered meals and, of course, coffee!

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Keynote Speaker

DALE WILSHER

DALE WILSHER

Dale is a professional development expert who helps individuals and organizations turn their purpose into full potential.

Dale delivers high-energy keynotes and workshops that teach her audiences to engage more fully in their lives by connecting their work to deeper meaning.

Since 2007 she has presented hundreds of inspirational messages on the topics of mindset, purpose, and personality to audiences ranging from non-profits to corporations and associations. With her authentic style, Dale has a way of engaging an audience with personal and professional stories, teaching them a new way to think, and providing practical tools to make change happen.

Dale is a Certified Behavioral Consultant in DISC Personality Profile and trains teams and businesses on personality differences to create a culture of kindness, respect, and success in their workplace.

Her background in sales and science, makes her uniquely qualified to share the secrets of persuasive communication and contagious enthusiasm using the latest findings in positive psychology and neuroscience.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session Pre-Registration is now closed. Signups will be available in person at the conference.

  • Wednesday, Nov 2

Wednesday, Nov 2

1:30 pm

Build Your Personal Board of Directors

Samantha ComptonTBD

Samantha Compton is a Senior Financial Advisor and Women’s Investment Specialist at Wise Wealth, LLC in downtown Lee’s Summit. She is also the Founder and President of Wise Women, LLC, a community of women leaders that come together monthly to seek wisdom in every area of their lives so they can find freedom and thrive which, in turn, allows them to give, serve and live abundantly! Samantha’s history includes a season of divorce, financial and personal upheaval and homelessness. As she began to heal and learn to thrive again, she discovered the incredible value of intentionally building a close but varied group of strong and capable women "advisors" which she now enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with as they invest in each other’s lives. Samantha, her husband and blended family live happily in Lee's Summit with the newest addition to the family: a cute and ornery puppy named Louis Vuitton.
Wed 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
24 max

Five Money Questions for Women

Kelly TateTBD

Provides an in-depth look at the "Four Pillars of the New Retirement" (health, family, purpose, and finances). Empowers attendees to think through their own circumstances, goals, and challenges so they can take action today that impacts their quality of life when they get to retirement.

Kelly A. Tate, CLU® ChFC® is a Kansas City Metropolitan area financial advisor. Kelly has been with Edward Jones (a 100 year old financial services firm) for 14 years. Kelly specializes in partnering with women investors and couples where the woman wants to be involved in their financial life by getting to know her clients as people and understanding their individual, family, and business goals. Money isn't everything. It IS a vehicle to help you achieve your goals and Kelly helps her clients refine their vision, build and execute their strategy and partners with them to keep them on track as life happens.
Wed 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
24 max

Give the People What They Want: Content Marketing Strategies to Build Your Audience and Drive Sales

Emily Crawford/Alli KisnerTBD

A Bit About Alli Some people may talk a big game; Alli comes ready to play with serious dedication to delivering results for clients. A true connector and genuine people-person with an accomplished leadership background, Alli is a pro in project and organizational management, marketing, development, client relations and strategy. She approaches every challenge with the mindset that failure is not an option. Alli’s past positions have included nonprofit Executive Director, marketing agency Account Manager and media company Managing Director. Oh yeah, and she’s a licensed pilot. There’s no fear with this one and she’s been known to take a triple-dog dare on more than one occasion. A Bit About Emily With a keen eye for design and a brain for business strategy, Emily takes creative to a whole new level. She doesn’t settle for ho hum. Emily goes all in to craft designs and creative strategies that make clients stand out from the crowd and inspire their target audiences to take action. Her corporate roles have included Marketing Director and Public Relations Management positions in healthcare, non-profit, tourism and recreation industries. Emily leads the charge for innovation and hustle with some major entrepreneurial chops, starting her first two companies before the age of 30. When she's not at her computer making you look good, you might find her singing, playing the violin or in the woods looking for ancient artifacts. She is mother to Haddon, Eleanor and Lula, wife of 12 years to Jeff, and one fur baby, Ruby Sue.
Wed 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
24 max

Negotiating on an Even Field

Pearl Rovaris MacDonald/Megan MercerTBD

Finding clarity, control and balance for a win-win outcome.

About Megan: Megan has been entertaining audiences and creating memorable moments onstage for over twenty years. She is one of the original members of the all-female comedy troupe Pretty.Funny. and has performed with numerous other improvisation companies in the Kansas City area (Comedy City, Trip 5’s, Tantrum….to name a few). Megan merges the skills she’s learned both onstage and offstage for a unique and inspiring message. Her corporate background is comprised of roles in management, training including DISC assessment and coaching, and sales. Audiences enjoy connecting through shared experiences and moments of unexpected laughter. About Pearl: Pearl Rovaris MacDonald has been an improvisational comedian, seminar trainer and keynote speaker for over 25years. She has presented to several Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, McDonalds and Hewlett-Packard as well as the FBI, US Army Research Institute, Lansing and Riker Prisons. Dealing with topics on problem solving, creativity, conflict management and effective communication skills. Pearl was an original co-host of the live Jazz radio show, 12th Street Jump, on KCUR for five years. She is also the proud founder and original member of Pretty. Funny. (six women who will make you laugh!).
Wed 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
24 max

Riding the Hoverboard of Life

Misty HughesTBD

Hopping on a hoverboard can seem somewhat daunting, so we play it safe and choose not to risk it. After all, we might fail and get hurt in the process.

In this session, Misty will help the audience understand the benefit of hopping on the hoverboard of life. In addition, Misty will guide women through some basic steps to successfully accomplish the forward movement we all long for.

Coach, Speaker, Author, Consultant Misty Hughes empowers and educates women throughout the world as the CEO of Lead-Her Ministries, LLC, partnering with women who are ready to DISCOVER, DEFINE, and DEVELOP the leader within. Misty believes that every woman is called and created for leadership and teaches them to develop in self-leadership, mature as a leader of her family, and excel in her other spheres of influence.
Wed 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
24 max

2:30 pm

Build Your Personal Board of Directors

Samantha ComptonTBD

Samantha Compton is a Senior Financial Advisor and Women’s Investment Specialist at Wise Wealth, LLC in downtown Lee’s Summit. She is also the Founder and President of Wise Women, LLC, a community of women leaders that come together monthly to seek wisdom in every area of their lives so they can find freedom and thrive which, in turn, allows them to give, serve and live abundantly! Samantha’s history includes a season of divorce, financial and personal upheaval and homelessness. As she began to heal and learn to thrive again, she discovered the incredible value of intentionally building a close but varied group of strong and capable women "advisors" which she now enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with as they invest in each other’s lives. Samantha, her husband and blended family live happily in Lee's Summit with the newest addition to the family: a cute and ornery puppy named Louis Vuitton.
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
24 max

Five Money Questions for Women

Kelly TateTBD

Provides an in-depth look at the "Four Pillars of the New Retirement" (health, family, purpose, and finances). Empowers attendees to think through their own circumstances, goals, and challenges so they can take action today that impacts their quality of life when they get to retirement.

Kelly A. Tate, CLU® ChFC® is a Kansas City Metropolitan area financial advisor. Kelly has been with Edward Jones (a 100 year old financial services firm) for 14 years. Kelly specializes in partnering with women investors and couples where the woman wants to be involved in their financial life by getting to know her clients as people and understanding their individual, family, and business goals. Money isn't everything. It IS a vehicle to help you achieve your goals and Kelly helps her clients refine their vision, build and execute their strategy and partners with them to keep them on track as life happens.
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
24 max

Give the People What They Want: Content Marketing Strategies to Build Your Audience and Drive Sales

Emily Crawford/Alli KisnerTBD

A Bit About Alli Some people may talk a big game; Alli comes ready to play with serious dedication to delivering results for clients. A true connector and genuine people-person with an accomplished leadership background, Alli is a pro in project and organizational management, marketing, development, client relations and strategy. She approaches every challenge with the mindset that failure is not an option. Alli’s past positions have included nonprofit Executive Director, marketing agency Account Manager and media company Managing Director. Oh yeah, and she’s a licensed pilot. There’s no fear with this one and she’s been known to take a triple-dog dare on more than one occasion. A Bit About Emily With a keen eye for design and a brain for business strategy, Emily takes creative to a whole new level. She doesn’t settle for ho hum. Emily goes all in to craft designs and creative strategies that make clients stand out from the crowd and inspire their target audiences to take action. Her corporate roles have included Marketing Director and Public Relations Management positions in healthcare, non-profit, tourism and recreation industries. Emily leads the charge for innovation and hustle with some major entrepreneurial chops, starting her first two companies before the age of 30. When she's not at her computer making you look good, you might find her singing, playing the violin or in the woods looking for ancient artifacts. She is mother to Haddon, Eleanor and Lula, wife of 12 years to Jeff, and one fur baby, Ruby Sue.
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
24 max

Leading with Kindness and Strength

Dale WilsherTBD

Dale delivers high-energy keynotes and workshops that teach her audiences to engage more fully in their lives by connecting their work to deeper meaning. Since 2007 she has presented hundreds of inspirational messages on the topics of mindset, purpose, and personality to audiences ranging from non-profits to corporations and associations. With her authentic style, Dale has a way of engaging an audience with personal and professional stories, teaching them a new way to think, and providing practical tools to make change happen. Dale is a Certified Behavioral Consultant in DISC Personality Profile and trains teams and businesses on personality differences to create a culture of kindness, respect, and success in their workplace. Her background in sales and science, makes her uniquely qualified to share the secrets of persuasive communication and contagious enthusiasm using the latest findings in positive psychology and neuroscience.
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
24 max

Negotiating on an Even Field

Pearl Rovaris MacDonald/Megan MercerTBD

Finding clarity, control and balance for a win-win outcome.

About Megan: Megan has been entertaining audiences and creating memorable moments onstage for over twenty years. She is one of the original members of the all-female comedy troupe Pretty.Funny. and has performed with numerous other improvisation companies in the Kansas City area (Comedy City, Trip 5’s, Tantrum….to name a few). Megan merges the skills she’s learned both onstage and offstage for a unique and inspiring message. Her corporate background is comprised of roles in management, training including DISC assessment and coaching, and sales. Audiences enjoy connecting through shared experiences and moments of unexpected laughter. About Pearl: Pearl Rovaris MacDonald has been an improvisational comedian, seminar trainer and keynote speaker for over 25years. She has presented to several Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, McDonalds and Hewlett-Packard as well as the FBI, US Army Research Institute, Lansing and Riker Prisons. Dealing with topics on problem solving, creativity, conflict management and effective communication skills. Pearl was an original co-host of the live Jazz radio show, 12th Street Jump, on KCUR for five years. She is also the proud founder and original member of Pretty. Funny. (six women who will make you laugh!).
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
24 max

Riding the Hoverboard of Life

Misty HughesTBD

Hopping on a hoverboard can seem somewhat daunting, so we play it safe and choose not to risk it. After all, we might fail and get hurt in the process.

In this session, Misty will help the audience understand the benefit of hopping on the hoverboard of life. In addition, Misty will guide women through some basic steps to successfully accomplish the forward movement we all long for.

Coach, Speaker, Author, Consultant Misty Hughes empowers and educates women throughout the world as the CEO of Lead-Her Ministries, LLC, partnering with women who are ready to DISCOVER, DEFINE, and DEVELOP the leader within. Misty believes that every woman is called and created for leadership and teaches them to develop in self-leadership, mature as a leader of her family, and excel in her other spheres of influence.
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
24 max

TOGETHER WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS

The Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Women in Business Conference aims to connect female business professionals in eastern Jackson County and beyond through impactful programming, networking opportunities and educational training.

The conference is hosted in Lee’s Summit, Missouri but its reach extends beyond city limits into all parts of eastern Jackson County, Lafayette, Johnson and Cass County. We invite women of all backgrounds and professional stages of their careers. Whether you are a young professional just starting out in your career, a budding or seasoned entrepreneur, or someone with years of experience, we welcome all to join this impactful conference.

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