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When: Thursday, October 1, 2009
8:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Where: Washington, District of Columbia 
Contact: Jason Lalak

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Women Impacting Public Policy invites you to:


WIPP’s National Legislative Meeting

October 1, 2009, 8:00AM – 7:00PM



7:30am       Registration


8:00            2009 WIPP Awards Breakfast

                    2009 WIPP Awards and a special salute to the one year anniversary of the Economic
                    Barbara Kasoff, President and Co-Founder, Women Impacting Public Policy
                    Lynne Marie Finn, Chair, Economic Blueprint; President and CEO, Superior Staff Resources
                    Karen Maples, President, Myutiq
AT&T Innovator of the Year Award: Michele R. McGough, President/CEO Solutions4Networks
Member of the Year Award: Leylani Cardoso, Vice President, Duty Free World, Inc.
Member to Watch Award: Stephanie Isaacson, President,  New Horizons Environmental, LLC
Public Policy Award: Deborah Wilder, The Law Office of Deborah Wilder
President’s Award: Nicolina A. Stewart, CPA, President, CMA Solutions, Inc. 

9:00            Administrator Karen Mills, U.S. Small Business Administration


9:30 - 11:30  A discussion of the hottest topics in Washington, including health care, energy, federal
                    procurement, retirement security and telecommunications.
                     -     Ann Sullivan, WIPP Government Relations; President, Madison Services Group and WIPP members

10:30         Break


10:45         Hot topics discussion continued


11:30         Transportation to Capitol Hill


12:00pm   WIPP Congressional Luncheon and Give Me 5 Anniversary  moderated by Regina Sullivan,
                   WIPP Government Relations
            -     Senator Mary Landrieu, Chair, Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee (D-LA)
                    -    Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
            -     Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
            -     Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)*invited
                   Getting ready to meet your elected officials:  A review of WIPP positions and strategy.
            -     Ann Sullivan, WIPP Government Relations


2:00           Capitol Hill Legislative Visits
                   Join other women business owners from your state in visiting your elected officials. This
                   important annual event provides the names and faces to the work WIPP does in Washington
                   every day.


5:00           WIPP Capitol Hill Reception

                   Join your fellow WIPP members, elected officials and guests for a special reception on Capitol
                   Hill.  Share feedback from your hill visits and celebrate the year ahead for your work keeping
                   the voice of women small business owners heard in Washington! 

Registration rates (includes whole-day session and Hill Reception):

WIPP National Partners and Advocacy Partners                $250
WIPP Members and Friends                                               $275

Non-Members                                                                    $300



Questions?  Comments?  Please contact Jason Lalak,



W Washington D.C.

515 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC  20004


The WIPP room block at the W has sold out.  We have acquired an additional room block at the St. Regis, just a few blocks from the W for $285 per night plus tax.  Please call 1-888-627-8087 and ask for rooms within WIPP's room block.  If you would also like nights outside of the room block dates, please contact Pam Woo,



Washington, DC is served by three major airports: Reagan National (DCA), Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI).  Reagan National Airport is the closest in proximity to the W Hotel - approximately 5 miles and $15.00 by taxi.  Paid shuttles are available from each of the airports by calling in advance 800-BLUE-VAN.  Shuttle rates are approximately $20-$60, depending on the airport you choose.


Click here for the Washington, DC Convention and Visitors Bureau.



Cancellation policy

Attendees may cancel up to 15 days prior to a session and receive a full refund, less an administrative processing fee of $25 per individual registration; within 8-14 days a 50% refund.  No refunds will be granted within 7 days or less of the conference.


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