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NAWBO Kentucky Symposium

November 09, 2017
8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
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Bellarmine University
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
8:00 AM to 3:45 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!

The NAWBO Foundation is offering five scholarships to cover the full cost of attendance. These five NAWBO members will be picked through an application process. To access the application please contact Jesika Young

Access the NAWBO Kentucky Symposim Scholarship Form here.  

2017 Symposium Schedule

Pre-Conference Night

5:30pm-8:00pm Location TBD

Day of Conference

  • 8:00am-9:00am- Breakfast, Welcome, Registration
  • 9:00am-10:00am-First round of breakouts
    • Survive –Preparation for taxes and write-offs—Bea Rosenberg,
    • Strive-How to hire employees-Amy Letke
    • Thrive-Succession planning-Pamela Cecil Pullen
  • 10:00am-10:30am- Snack Break
  • 10:30am-11:30am-Second round of breakouts
    • Survive- How to market your business on a budget-- Janet Holloway
    • Strive-How to innovate with diversity in mind-Demetria Miles-McDonald
    • Thrive- How to advocate and engage in public policy to help support women in business-Judith Taylor
  • 11:30am-1:00pm-Lunch and Keynote
  • 1:15pm-2:15pm-Third round of breakouts
    • Survive- Creating a strategic plan-Molly Sutherland
    • Strive—How to Launch a Business and Avoid Bankruptcy --Laura Day Delcotto /Summer Auerbach
    • Thrive- When and how to take your business public —Phoebe Wood
  • 2:15pm-2:45pm- Snack Break
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm- Past, Present, Future Panel Discussion
    • Past-Mira Ball
    • Present-TBD
    • Future-Robin Miller


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.

Survive Speakers:

Bea Rosenberg, CPA
Topic: Preparation for taxes and write-offs

Janet Holloway
J Holloway & Associates
Topic: Preparations for Taxes and Write-offs 

Molly Sutherland
Sutherland & Associates
Topic: Creating a strategic plan

Strive Speakers:

Amy Letke
Integrity HR
Topic: How to Hire Employees 

Demetria Miles
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
UPS, Comprehensive Health & Safety Manager
Topic: Succession Planning

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

Phoebe Wood
Companies Wood, Owner
Topic: When and how to Take Your Company Public 


Symposium Sponsors: 


$100.00 Member Registration

$175.00 Non-Member Registration