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WIPP 2010 Annual Leadership Conference: Washington, DC
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9/27/2010 to 9/29/2010
When: Monday, September 27 - Wednesday, September 29
Where: St. Regis Washington, DC
923 16th and K Streets, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20006
Contact: Jason Lalak

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WIPP 2010 Annual Leadership Conference

Women, Money & Opportunity

September 27-29, 2010, Washington, DC


Join WIPP Leadership for a unique opportunity to hear from the country's leading experts, policy-makers and political leaders. As the premier voice for women business owners on Capitol Hill, the WIPP Annual Leadership Conference attracts top-level speakers and offers you the opportunity to meet and speak with them directly, building your voice and your visibility

Susan Solovic, Susan Solovic Media

Vice President, WIPP Board of Directors

Chair, WIPP Executive Advisory Board


Meeting Highlights


  • Give Me 5 Advanced Workshop: Responding to an RFP with a Winning Proposal
    Gain critical insight into drafting winning proposals and participate in an open forum with WIPP leaders and industry and government experts who will offer unique, invaluable perspectives on how to win your next contract.
  • WIPP Legislative Briefing – This session hosted and moderated by WIPP with leading experts on the economy, will provide an in-depth interactive discussion of the economy, including heathcare, public-private partnerships, small business tax implications and the federal deficit.
  • Congressional Luncheon at the Hart Senate Building – Meet, greet, discuss current small business policy and its implications with Senators from both parties. 
  • Hill Visits – Your opportunity to meet with your Congressional Office and begin or solidy a relationship that will build your profile as a leading small business owner. Special policy page and briefing included for your visit. 
  • White House Briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Builiding – A very special meeting with Senior Administration Officials on the White House grounds, planned specifically for WIPP leaders. 
  • WIPP Awards Reception at the Decatur House – Honor and recognize WIPP leaders at a special Awards Reception at the historic Decatur House on Lafayette Square.
  • Women's Business Summit: Accessing Capital & Financing Growth hosted by the National Women's Business Council and WIPP 
    Join the discussion on barriers to growth with financial service providers, primary and secondary lenders, policy officials, corporate leaders, and leaders from the women's business owner community.


Monday, September 27, 2010

The St. Regis Washington, DC

9:30 – 12:30      WIPP Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 – 5:00       Give Me 5 Advanced Workshop: Responding to an RFP with a Winning Proposal*
                               (separate ticket required)

5:00 – 7:00        WIPP Executive Advisory Board Meeting

7:30                    WIPP Instant Impact Team Leaders Dinner

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The St. Regis Washington, DC

7:30                     Registration Opens

8:00 – 9:30        Welcome Breakfast and Speakers

9:45 – 11:15      Economic Briefing

11:15                  Transportation to Capitol Hill

Hart Senate Office Building

12:00 – 1:30      Congressional Luncheon

Capitol Hill

2:00 – 3:30        Capitol Hill Legislative Visits

Eisenhower Executive Office Building

4:00 – 5:30        White House Briefing
                            Due to the requirement of submitting security information a week in advance,
                            attendance for the White House Briefing has closed.

The Decatur House on Lafayette Square

6:00 – 7:30        WIPP Awards Reception


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The St. Regis Washington, DC

8:30 – 11:00      WIPP National Partners Breakfast and Council Meetings**

12:30 – 5:30      National Women's Business Council: Women's Business Summit: Accessing Capital &

                             Financing Growth***
                                 (separate ticket required)

5:45 – 7:00        National Women's Business Council Networking Reception




WIPP Annual Legislative Meeting and Awards Reception

      WIPP National Partners and Advocacy Partners                                   $300

      WIPP Members and Registered Coalition Partner Members             $325

      Non-Members                                                                                              $375


*Give Me 5 Advanced Workshop: Responding to an RFP with a Winning Proposal

This Workshop will take you in-depth with one of the most important processes of winning contracts – bidding on them. During this ½ day workshop, you will have experts review and share insights on the process of responding to a Request for Proposal, followed by extended panel discussions and Q&A featuring agency and industry experts discussing their perspectives on what makes a winning proposal.

              Rates for Annual Legislative Meeting attendees:

WIPP dues-paying members                                  $ 0

WIPP non-dues-paying members                          $50 (includes 1 year WIPP membership)

To register please choose the optional "Give Me 5” event ticket.

Give Me 5 Workshop only:

WIPP dues-paying members                                  $50

WIPP non-dues-paying members                          $100 (includes 1 year WIPP membership)

To register please for the Give Me 5 Workshop only, please click here.


**WIPP National Partners Breakfast and Council Meetings

This breakfast is a benefit to all WIPP National Partners. WIPP's National Partner Advisory Councils (Communication, Membership, and Strategic Alliances) will report and meet. If you are interested in joining a Council, please contact Oriana Camacho, WIPP Membership Director at or 415-434-4314.

Please RSVP on the registration form for the conference or email Pam Woo,


***National Women's Business Council: Women's Business Summit: Accessing Capital & Financing Growth

This FREE half-day summit will bring together financial services providers, primary and secondary lenders, policy officials, corporate leaders, women business owners, leaders of the women's business community, and others who have a vested interest in the release of more capital for women-owned firms. Join the dialogue, and help the Council address the challenges presented by barriers to business credit. For more information, please call (202) 205-3850.

To register please choose the optional "NWBC” event ticket.



The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
923 16th and K Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 638-2626

The WIPP room block has ended.  Please contact Pam Woo, if you would like to be put on a list in case of cancellations or roommate requests.


Farragut North (Red Line)
Farragut West (Orange or Blue Line)


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 St. Regis Hotel - approximately 5 miles and $20.00 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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