Leadership Series

NAWBO Kentucky Symposium

November 09, 2017
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
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Bellarmine University- W. Fielding Rubel School of Business
2001 Newburg Rd,
Louisville, KY 40205

Business in the Bluegrass

Join NAWBO Kentucky as it hosts its first state-wide Symposium on November 9, 2017 at Bellarmine University! This symposium will be open to any business owner or business professional. Our mission is to provide education, tactical skills, and resources to women in business.

November 09, 2017
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Bellarmine University 

Breakout Sessions:
Survive, Strive, Thrive

Lunch included

A limited supply of survive track and student discounts are available. Contact us today if you are interested!

2017 Symposium Schedule

Pre-Conference Night

5:30pm-8:00pm Location TBD

Day of Conference

  • 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.- Breakfast, Registration & Networking
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 am Welcome by Mayor Greg Fischer
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - First round of breakouts
    Survive - Preparation for taxes and write-offs
    Bea Rosenberg, CPA, Director - DMLO
    Strive - How to hire employees
    Amy Letke, SPHR, GPHR, Founder & CEO - Integrity HR
    Thrive - Succession planning - Pamela Cecil Pullen, UPS Air Region Health & Safety Manager - UPS
  • 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.- Snack Break & Conversations
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Second round of breakouts
    Survive - How to market your business on a budget
    Janet Holloway, Founder & CEO - J Holloway & Associates
    Strive - How to innovate with diversity in mind
    Demetria Miles-McDonald, Founder & CEO - Decide Diversity
    Thrive - How to advocate and engage in public policy to help support women in business
    Judith Taylor, Director of Government Affairs - Keeneland
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.-Lunch and Keynote with Victoria MacRae- Samuels
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Third round of breakouts
    Survive - Creating a strategic plan
    Molly Sutherland, Founder & CEO - Sutherland & Associates
    Strive - How to launch a business and avoid bankruptcy
    Laura Day DelCotto, Founder & CEO - DelCotto Law Group PLLC
    Summer Auerbach, Second Generation Owner - Rainbow Blossom
    Thrive - When and how to take your business public
    Phoebe Wood, Principal - CompaniesWood
  • 2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.- Snack Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Panel Discussion - Past, Present, Future
    Past - Mira S. Ball, Founder & CFO - Ball Homes LLC
    Present - Ingrid Hernandez, President- InGrid Design LLC
    Future - Robin Miller, President - Nest Community Marketing


Keynote Speaker: 


Victoria MacRae-Samuels

Maker’s Mark® Bourbon Vice President, Operations

With more than 25 years of experience in the spirits industry, Victoria MacRae-Samuels holds the unique distinction of being the first woman to hold the title of vice president of operations of a bourbon distillery.


Panel Welcome


Jerry and Madeline Abramson


Jerry and Madeline Abramson
Special Guest Speakers



Barbara Sexton Smith
Panel Facilitator

Panel Discussion: Past, Present, Future

Mira Ball

Mira Ball

Ingrid Hernandez

Ingrid Hernandez

Robin Miller

Robin Miller




Survive Speakers

Bea Rosenberg, CPA
Topic: Preparation for Taxes and Write-Offs

Janet Holloway
J Holloway & Associates
Topic: How to Market Your Business on a Budget

Molly Sutherland
Sutherland & Associates
Topic: Creating a Strategic Plan



Strive Speakers

Amy Letke
Integrity HR
Topic: How to Hire Employees 

Demetria Miles-McDonald
Decide Diversity
Topic: How to Innovate with Diversity in Mind


Laura Day DelCotto and Summer Auerbach
DelCotto Law Group and Rainbow Blossom
Topic: How to Launch a Business and Avoid Bankruptcy



Thrive Speakers


Pamela Cecil Pullen
Topic: Succession Planning

Judith Taylor
Topic: How to Advocate and Engage in Public Policy to Help Support Women in Business

Phoebe Wood
Topic: When and How to Take Your Company Public 



Symposium Sponsors 

Hosted and sponsored by: NAWBO Kentucky and Bellarmine University



Lunch Sponsor

Renewal by Anderson


Panel Discussion Sponsor

University of Louisville College of Business


Breakfast Sponsor

Merrill Lynch/Bank of America



Snack Sponsor



Track Sponsors

Sutherland & Associates


Advanced Payroll Systems (APS)


Traditional Bank

Merchant's Pact

Breeze Financial 

Park Community Credit Union 

Media Partners

Insider Louisville

Business First

LEO weekly


Vest Advertising


VIP Reception Sponsors

Makers Mark

VIP Reception Hosted by: Whisky Chicks



GROW Survive Sponsors

The Pepper Group

Pro Communications



Bourbon Sponsor / Lanyard Sponsor

Bourbon Women

HJI Supply Chain Solutions


Supported by NAWBO Foundation


$100.00 Member Registration

$175.00 Non-Member Registration