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WIPP's National Leadership Conference

10/3/2017 to 10/4/2017
When: October 3-4, 2017
Where: The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20036
United States

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WIPP's National Leadership Conference


October 3-4, 2017, The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC



Women Impacting Public Policy will be hosting its National Leadership on October 3-4, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC to ensure policymakers, experts, and the media hear directly from women business owners about what they need to thrive.



Tuesday, October 3


10:00am–12:30pm WIPP Board of Directors Meeting - New Jersey Room
1:30-3:30pm WIPP Leadership Advisory Council Meeting - New Jersey Room 


VIP Cocktail Reception for WIPP Trailblazers - State Room


General Cocktail Reception - State Room

· Silent Auction


Annual Awards Dinner - State Room

· Barbara Kasoff Founder’s Award

· WIPP AT&T Innovator of the Year Award

· WIPP Public Policy Award



Wednesday, October 4




Welcome and Breakfast - State Room

· WIPP Board Chair Lisa Firestone and Vice-Chair Angela Dingle


State of WIPP

· Jane Campbell, WIPP President


Keynote - Why Women Don't Run for Office

· Jennifer Lawless, Director of American University’s Women & Politics Institute





Concurrent Sessions

Advocacy Workshop - State Room

· WIPP Chief Advocate Ann Sullivan and WIPP’s DC Policy Team


Media Workshop - 2nd Floor, Massachusetts Room

· Brenda Jones Barwick, President & CEO, Jones PR


Travel to Capitol Hill (transportation on your own)


Lunch on the Hill - Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 106

· Legislative Update, Jane Campbell, WIPP President

· Congressional Leadership Award: Joni Ernst (R-IA) (confirmed)

· Administrator Linda McMahon (invited)


Capitol Hill Visits with Participants’ Member Congressional Offices

· For assistance setting up your visits, click here.


Tax Policy Discussion - Rayburn House Office Building Room 2325

· Bipartisan tax discussion with key Congressional staff

· Moderated by WIPP Chief Advocate, Ann Sullivan


Our annual event is a chance to learn valuable skills, advocate for issues that matter the most to women entrepreneurs and meet like-minded people. Please join us and make your voice heard!





Hill Visits


On the afternoon of October 4, from 2:30-5:00 pm, you will have the opportunity to advocate for women entrepreneurs by scheduling meetings with your elected officials. To set up a meeting with your elected officials or their staff, you will need to call their DC office. You can find their contact information by clicking here for your Representative and here for your Senators. Due to the volume of requests, it may take a few days for a response. If you have trouble getting in contact with an office, please email us for assistance. We look forward to your efforts echoing WIPP’s message around Capitol Hill!



Registration Rates


WIPP National Leadership Conference - Full Conference

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WIPP National Partners and Champions     $425

WIPP Advocates     $450

Friends     $475

Registration is also available for each day.

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October 3: Reception and Dinner (6:00pm-9:00pm)     $300

October 4: Breakfast through Hill Visits (8:00am-5:00pm)     $275



Sponsorship Opportunities


Conference Sponsor $10,000
Cocktail Reception Sponsor $ 7,500
Breakfast Sponsor $ 6,000
Dinner Table Sponsor $ 5,000
Congressional Luncheon Sponsor $ 2,500
WIPP Awards Sponsor $ 2,500
Workshop Sponsor $ 2,000


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For more information, please contact Jason Lalak, (415) 434-4314,





The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036
(202) 347-3000


WIPP's room block at the Mayflower has ended but rooms are still available at the going rate.


Farragut North 0.1 miles

Farragut West 0.2 miles


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 JW Marriott. Paid shuttles are available from each of the airports by calling in advance 800-BLUE-VAN. Cab rates are approximately $20-$90, depending on the airport you choose.


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Cancellation policy
Attendees may cancel up to 15 days prior to a session and receive a full refund, less an administrative processing fee of $5 for individual events and $15 for full conference registrations; within 8-14 days a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted within 7 days or less of the conference.






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