Women's Network Conference - "Better Together: Economic Empowerment & Equity for Women"

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Name: Women's Network Conference - "Better Together: Economic Empowerment & Equity for Women"
Date: October 12, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

As female leaders, we have passion and power but collectively we can have impact. It's no secret that women who support women are more successful in business, so we are intentionally pulling together the diverse groups in Fort Wayne / Allen County to amplify our efforts and have more fun along the way! Join the GFW Inc. Women's Network for "Better Together: Economic Empowerment & Equity for Women", a half-day conference that will focus on:
  • Raising awareness and addressing local / national employment issues + opportunities for women.
  • Empowering and equipping leaders with tools to be more informed, courageous, and confident in what they bring to the table. 
  • Valuing collaboration over competition to drive positive change in our communities.

Our opening keynote presentations will feature PNC Bank's Project 257: Accelerating Women's Financial Equality Initiative and the Women's Fund of Greater Fort Wayne Allen County Women & Girls Study on Economic Security. They will lead us into a panel discussion with local business owners and executive leaders from diverse industries on their struggles, successes, and how to tap into your fullest potential. The mid-morning will include breakout sessions with subject matter experts on the following topics:
  • Financial Freedom: Getting Savvy About Money 
  • The Balancing Act: Understanding Personal Credit 
  • Building Your Confidence in Financial Literacy (*Spanish speaking track)
  • Salary Negotiation: Knowing Your Worth & Asking For What You Deserve
  • Social Impact: Philanthropic Investment & Charitable Giving
  • Leaving Your Legacy: Succession & Retirement Planning
The conference will conclude with an interactive connection activity and door prizes.

Event Details:
  • Free parking is available onsite in university garage #2. 
  • Refreshments and a brunch grazing table will be provided by a variety of inclusive restaurants/caterers. 
  • While the GFW Inc. team is excited to be hosting this event in-person, your health is our number one priority. We will adhere to all COVID-19 event guidelines, including those set by the venue.
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2022

Thank You to our Women's Network Program Sponsor:

Thank You to our Event Sponsors:



Thank You to our Photobooth Sponsor:

October Women?s Network Membership Promotion:
  • For this event only, we are offering a special for those that bring a friend or guest! Non-members that register for the $85 conference ticket will be able to apply $25 of the payment towards a 2022 Women's Network membership (valid through 12/31) if they apply online between now and October 12th, or the day of the event. If you have any questions about this promotion or event, please contact Meghan Short, Director of Investor Programs, at mshort@greaterfortwayneinc.com.
Event Sponsors:
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • PNC Bank - Central
  • Women's Fund of Greater Fort Wayne
  • MKM Architecture + Design
  • Custer, Inc.
Purdue University Fort Wayne
International Ballroom in Walb Union
2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Parking available nearby in university garage #2.
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
8:00-8:30am Doors Open / Connection Time 
8:30-10am Welcome, Keynote Presentations, Panel
10:00am Break / Connection Time
10:15-11:30am Breakout Sessions
11:30am Closing Activity & Announcements

12:00pm Adjourn
Contact Information:
Meghan Short, Director of Investor Programs

$60.00 Current Women's Network Members / GFW Inc. Investors
$85.00 Future Women's Network Members* & Guests

*See October membership promotion in event description.

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