21st Annual Business & Leadership Conference
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington | 8:30am – 3:45pm


This premier statewide annual conference brings together professionals who are interested in leadership development, networking with other business minded individuals and hearing challenges and lessons learned from inspirational keynotes. Join us for a dynamic morning keynote, interactive and educational breakout sessions, tantalizing silent auction, presentation of the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Awards honoring local women of achievement, Luncheon Keynote (new feature), a wonderful array of 40+ exhibitors and our signature door prize drawing. Our conference draws in 400 leaders across many work sectors/industries who are at varying stages of their career.

Portraits of Success: People, Purpose & Passion

7:30am  Registration | Continental Breakfast | Silent Auction Opens | Visit Exhibitors

8:30 Conference Convenes

Welcome from Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY, Presenting Sponsor

Morning Keynote: J.J. DiGeronimo | President, Tech Savvy Women | Speaker, Author and Executive Strategist

Networking Break

10:15am –  Breakout Sessions

–  #1: Women2Women

Panel Moderator: Sarah Chamberlain | President and Founder, Women2Women National Conversation Tour

–  #2: Change Happens: Strategies to Move Forward with Grace & Efficiency

Presenter: Meredith Wells Lepley, PhD | President/Consultant, Workplace Surveys & Solutions, LLC

–  #3: The Power of Imperfection

Presenter: Vitale Buford | Certified Executive Coach, International Speaker & Author

Networking Break

12:00 – Lunch

12:45 Luncheon Keynote TBA

1:15 – Program: Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award

Award Recipients:

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2:00pm –  Door Prize Gift Drawing | Silent Auction Closes

Networking Break

2:30pm – Breakout Sessions: Repeat

3:45pm – Conference adjourns

  • $145 pp   Early Bird Rate | All Day | Individual
  • $130 pp   Group Rate (4 or more) | All Day
  • $1,300     Special Rate: All Day Table of 10
  • $65 pp     Lunch Only | Individual
  • $600        Lunch Only | Table of 10
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