2010 WPO Annual Conference: Thriving in the New Economy
The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) will hold its 2010 International Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on April 22-24 at the Westin Beach Resort. The conference encourages WPO on April 22-24 at the Westin Beach Resort. The conference encourages WPO members to share business strategies and experience with other successful women from all over the world, as well as learn from interactive seminars and speakers. Additionally, it will provide potential members who qualify a unique opportunity to experience the impact the WPO has on Women Business Owners professionally, and personally.
Professor Neeli Bendapudi, Ph.D. - Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Jean Chatzky - Best-Selling Author and Financial Expert
Professor Rebecca Henderson - Harvard Business School
Frances Hesselbein & Marshall Goldsmith - President and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute /
formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, former CEO, the Girl Scouts of the
U.S.A. (1976-1990) and Best-Selling Author and Executive Coach
Workshops -There will be a series of five substantive seminars targeted to accomplished business women asThere will be a series of five substantive seminars targeted to accomplished business women as
Navigating the New World of Social Media – Marketing and the Social Web - Jeanette Gibson, Director,
Global Social Media, Cisco
What Got you Here Won't Get You There - Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Best-Selling Author and Executive Coach
High-Impact Talent Management - Professor Larry Inks and Professor Karen Hopper Wruck, Ph.D., Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Finding and Motivating Sales People – Your Key to Success
- Susan Magrino
, SVP of Sales and John V.
Harnisher, Ph.D., VP of Research and Development, Caliper Harnisher, Ph.D., VP of Research and Development, Caliper
The Ernst & Young Exceptional Enterprise Model: A Blueprint for Growth - Maria T. Pinelli, Americas Director, Strategic Growth Markets, Ernst & Young LLP
Dine Around Dinners - The WPO Conference offers a unique opportunity for its attendees to connect with oneThe WPO Conference offers a unique opportunity for its attendees to connect with one
another through the Dine Around dinner program. The dinners are held at the Westin Beach Resort. Attendees are
organized into diverse groups with WPO members who are not in their local chapter.
American Express OPEN 50 Fastest Awards Reception - Awards ceremony to honor the winners of the 3rd annualAwards ceremony to honor the winners of the 3rd annual search for the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America, sponsored by American Express OPEN to be held at the Ritz-Carlton.
Salsa Away Your Stress - The closing session this year will feature the Salsa Mia Dancers. This will be a creativeThe closing session this year will feature the Salsa Mia Dancers. This will be a creative
experience in dealing with change and uncertainty in a situation where everyone is equally important in pulling off the final performance.
MEMBER COMMENTS ABOUT PAST CONFERENCES
"The energy of the conference, especially given the difficult economic situation, was remarkable. It was obvious that a lot of work went into it. Receiving useful information that can be immediately applied and brought back to staff was critical.”
"At my first WPO conference, I gained new knowledge, bought books recommended by WPO members, attached faces & personalities to names, made new friends, and gained a deeper and richer appreciation of WPO and the women business owners it attracts and serves.”
"I have attended the last five Conferences and they are always very helpful and motivating, like an energy ‘injection!' I find the membership extremely rewarding. It is exciting to be around this special group of women, sharing personal and business experiences.”
For more information, please go to www.womenpresidentsorg.com/2010conf/schedule.html orcontact Kirsten Wynn, Communications Manager, WPO – Kirsten@womenpresidentsorg.com, 212.688.4114