The Tri-Cities Women in Business Conference is a one-day powerhouse event that brings together accomplished female leaders, corporate executives, business owners and young professionals to share insights, exchange ideas and empower their careers.

Since the inaugural event in 2012, it has grown to be Eastern Washington's largest career and professional development event for women, boasting two keynote presentations, morning seminars, six afternoon workshops and a wine social to end the day.

Greg DeLange
8:00 a.m.
Registration 
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome
Lori Mattson, President & CEO, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
9:00- 9:45 a.m.
Opening Keynote
Peggy Vasquez, Author, International Speaker, Coach
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
BREAK - Network with Exhibitors
Morning Sessions

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Turning Time into Profit
Christy Lawrence, Time to Profit

Financial Empowerment for Women, Let’s Get Real!
Jan Darrington, Family Advisor, Baker Boyer National Bank
Stella Pederson, Trust Advisor, Baker Boyer National Bank
Keri Lashbaugh, Investment Advisor, Baker Boyer National Bank
Tara Wiswall, Investment Advisor, Baker Boyer National Bank

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
BREAK - Network with Exhibitors
12 - 1:30 p.m.
ATHENA Awards Luncheon
Presentation of the 2018 ATHENA Awards
12:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote
Dr. Ana Mari Cauce, University of Washington
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
BREAK - Network with Exhibitors and Keynote Meet & Greet
Afternoon Sessions

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
5 Keys to a Profitable Personal Brand
JuliAnn Stitick, Your Success Style
Against All Odds, Overcoming Hurdles as Women Entrepreneurs
Leslie Olkowski, Co-founder, Nuclear Care Partners

Communicating Effectively Across Generations – What do you bring to the mix?
Lisa Armstrong, Bechtel National, Inc.

2:35 - 3:20 p.m.
Women: Master Negotiators
Shannon Novakovich, NovaWerx

The Power of Customer Reviews 
Kirstin Davis, Better Business Bureau

Communicating Effectively Across Generations – What do you bring to the mix?
Lisa Armstrong, Bechtel National, Inc.


3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Closing Keynote
Angie Mar, Owner & Executive Chef of The Beatrice Inn, Former contestant on Food Network's Chopped Grill Masters
4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Best Business Friends (BFF) Wine Social
Book signings, Keynote Meet & Greet