The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized a growing demand from our members for programming designed to foster success among female business professionals in the Lake Norman region. Out of this need grew the Women of Influence program and our Lake Norman Women's Conference, designed to offer local women an opportunity to develop relationships and discuss issues specific to women in business.
The first Lake Norman Women's Conference in 2013 drew 110 women for a full afternoon of activities that included a panel discussion, a fashion show, team building and a wine reception. The conference focused on being an influential woman — a leader, business associate, friend or mentor — among multiple spheres of influence. The event was organized by the Lake Norman Chamber Diversity Council, under the administration of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Since then, the events have continued to grow! The 2017 Women's Conference will be held March 30th from 10:30 until 5:30 pm at the Peninsula Club in Cornelius. Our emcee is Susan Cabarcas, a Detective with the Huntersville Police Department and a member of the Lake Norman Chamber Diversity Council.
The afternoon has a variety of speakers including: Caroline Dalphaz, ASHER Global Leaders in Growth Strategies; Sharon Reed, Founder Chief Empowerment Officer of Global Girls Project; Jeanne Miller, Police Chief for the Davidson Police Department; Dr. Laurie Givens, OB / GYN Davis Regional Center; Beth Woods, North Carolina State Auditor; and Jane Campbell, Captain (Ret.) United States Navy. The event is keynoted by Dr Marcia Conston, Vice President Enrollment and Student Services, Central Piedmont Community College. Chris Hailey, the Lake Norman Chamber Diversity Chair will make closing comments before the program ends with a Wine & Cheese Networking Reception and Fashion Show. The cost per person is $75 which includes lunch.
"The Lake Norman market is a growing and diverse region as demographics demonstrate an emerging Latino and Asian American population," said Lake Norman Chamber CEO Bill Russell. "We have also seen a significant increase in female-owned businesses as well as corporation chief executive officers. As a Chamber of Commerce, it is critical that we recognize these trends and work to engage people from various races, cultures, and gender into the fabric of our community and commerce,"
For more information or to register for this year's event, Visit 2017 Lake Norman Women's Conference.