“Women attending the THRIVE Conference will gain valuable insight, immediate takeaways and tools to move their businesses forward.”
Chicago, Ilinois (PRWEB) August 03, 2016
“Facing the Future — Together” is the theme of this year’s THRIVE Conference, a National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago event that will feature six prominent keynote speakers including Jan Fields, Amanda Lannert, Suzanne Muchin and Sima Dahl.
The annual THRIVE Conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive. Register at http://www.nawbo.org/chicago. THRIVE is a sell out event with over 350 women business owners and professionals learning from the speakers and each other and building their networks. NAWBO sponsors and local companies will also be showcased in its exhibit area to promote business to business opportunities.
“This year’s THRIVE Conference incorporates more keynote speakers who are all standouts in business,” says NAWBO Chicago Executive Director Wendy Bensley Jaehn. “Managing growth, building culture, enhancing your digital footprint, increasing sales, and building relationships will be some of the many topics of discussion. People will feel empowered, energized and motivated to face the future — together.”
Fields, former president of McDonald’s USA, LLC, is a respected motivational speaker who worked her way up — from flipping burgers to the C-suite where she oversaw strategy and business results of the 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States. She has been named to Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list, The Wall Street Journal’s 50 Women to Watch list and Crain’s Chicago Business’ list of 25 Women to Watch.
Lannert is CEO of The Jellyvision Lab. One of Chicago’s fastest growing tech companies, Jellyvision Lab develops interactive communication software solutions across mobile and desktop platforms. Prior to joining The Jellyvision Lab, Lannert managed global brands for Kellogg’s while at Leo Burnett, where she implemented campaigns for Pop-Tarts® and Nutri-Grain® bars. Lannert was named CEO of the Year at the 2014 and 2015 Moxie Awards.
Muchin is the co-founder and principal of Mind + Matter Studio, a communication and strategy firm for social purpose brands. With her long-time business partner (and M+MS co-founder), Rachel Bellow, Muchin is also the host of the podcast The Big Payoff and hosts a weekly segment on Women & Business on the WGN Business Noon Hour. Muchin has launched several others firms paving the way for her induction into the Chicago Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2012 for these ventures.
After a successful 20-year career in corporate marketing and branding, Dahl founded Sway Factory, Inc., a Chicago-based consulting and training firm. Known as America’s Personal Branding Champion, Dahl serves on several boards including the American Marketing Association and the Business Marketing Association. She is a co-author of two anthologies.
“These women are electrifying and have shattered the glass ceilings in their respective industries,” Jaehn says. “Women attending the THRIVE Conference will gain valuable insight, immediate takeaways and tools to move their businesses forward.”
NAWBO Chicago is the Midwest’s premiere group devoted to advancing the economic, social and political interests of women-owned firms, of which there are more than 300,000 in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. NAWBO Chicago is headquartered at 500 Davis St., Suite 812, Evanston, IL 60201.
For further information, email your inquiries to info(at)nawbochicago(dot)org.