Conference Schedule

Schedule of Activities

Below was our 2011 schedule-at-a-glance.

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Check-in; Expo Open

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

General Session
Welcome by Bevelyn Coleman, Wells Fargo
Address by Governor Beverly Perdue
Keynote by Terry McMillan


10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions 1

Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking That Block Women's Paths to Power

Family, Life and Legacies

Fear Ain't Nothin' But a 4-Letter Word!

Financial Conversations Every Woman Has to Have

It Happened on the Way to War

Losing the Weight and Gaining My Worth

Empowering Girls Around North Carolina and the World

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Networking Break and Book Signings 1

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

The North Carolina Women's Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon and General Session
Greetings from Mayor Anthony Foxx
Keynote by Valerie Jarrett
Feature: The North Carolina Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Recognition of Charity Partner: Go Red for Women
Special Entertainment by Sandra Dubose-Gibson and Chris Linnares


1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break and Book Signings 2

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 2

Ten Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Generations of Leadership

Lower the Bar So You Can Raise...Your Self-Esteem, Your Income, Your Family, You Voice, a Glass and the Roof!

How to Cope in These Tough Economic Times

Personal Branding: The Path to Making the Most of Who You Are

Diva Dance

Leveraging Your Power: Work-Wealth-Politics

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing General Session
Keynote by Kathy Najimy

Special Remarks by Francine Ward
Closing Comments by Governor Bev Perdue

5:00 p.m.

Book Signings 3