PEIBWA Spring Symposium


The opening and closing keynote speeches will be held in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall. Sessions will all be held at Holland College. Rooms will be shared on the day of the Symposium. Note: Speakers and schedule subject to change without notice.

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8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:45 am


Opening Keynote: We Can Do It - Reflections on Rosie, Robots, and Rural Innovation - Ashleigh Weeden

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Session 1 - Choose from three concurrent sessions

Conflict in the Workplace - Ugh! - Wendy MacIntyre

4 Shifts That Will Transform Your Life and Business from the Inside-out (even if you don’t know where to start) - Callie Croken

Walk in with Your Plan, Walk Out with Your Budget - Ronda Bellefontaine

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Nutrition & Networking break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 2 - Choose from three concurrent sessions

The Business Advice You Probably Didn't Get: What No One Tells Women About Starting & Growing a Business - Melanie Wildman

Mental Health Awareness: Stress and Burnout in Entrepreneurs - Diana Parks

Harness the Power of Mentoring: Four Steps to Ready Yourself to be Mentored - Virginia McGowan

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Catered Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 3 - Choose from three concurrent sessions

Negotiating While Female: It’s (Mostly) Not You - Tina Saksida

7 Marketing Mistakes 99% of Small Businesses and Organizations Are Making - Heather MacLean

How to Prepare a Bid - Learn How to Effectively Respond to Government Tenders - Cindy O’Driscoll

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Nutrition & Networking break

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Session 4 - Choose from three concurrent sessions

Your Professional “Tune-Up” (Symposium Edition!): Systems, Strategies and Simple Tools for Building Momentum, Energy and Success - Stacey Evans

Enhancing Organizational Culture to Your Competitive Advantage - Helena Emami

Self-Care and Self-Awareness for the Working Woman - Stephanie Dawson & Katie Murray

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing Keynote: "Growing Your Business: The Power of Trust" - Natalie Doyle Oldfield

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception

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