2020 Summit & Salute

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March 16-18  |  Nashville, TN

This event has been postponed.

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Who We Are

Summit & Salute is a signature event presented by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) dedicated to the development, growth, and success of women-owned businesses.

We help women-owned businesses thrive.

98% of previous attendees say they are likely to attend Summit & Salute again.

91% of previous attendees say the contacts they made at Summit & Salute will lead to business opportunities.

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What to Expect

Expect a dynamic network of women entrepreneurs, corporate procurement representatives, diversity and inclusion experts, and other supporters ready to network, learn, discover business opportunities, and celebrate women-owned businesses and those most dedicated to their success.

1800+
Attendees
20+
Speakers
925+
Women-Owned Businesses
625+
Corporate & Government Members
Testimonials

“Meet & Greet felt like the most amazing opportunity to have the proper time to offer my pitch and have a direct effect on my prospects. I loved it. Very exciting and meaningful.”

“I found potential partnering opportunities, new technologies and some great conversations. It was a learning opportunity as well as a possible path to new or expanded business.”

“Meeting people and making connections really are key to how valuable the event is. I also really appreciate the warm environment and knowledge shared by experts. I always have great take-aways.”

“It was intimate and helped me focus on what I needed to do to grow my business.”

“Amazing access to corporates, great network, supportive community.”

Schedule at a Glance

8:00 AM
10:45 AM
Women’s Enterprise Forum Session
11:00 AM
1:30 PM
WBENC Board of Directors Meeting
2:00 PM
4:30 PM
Committee Meetings
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
Summit & Salute Orientation
2:00 PM
5:00 PM
Women of Color Program
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
NextGen Meeting
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
NextGen Reception
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Women of Color Reception
8:00 AM
12:00 PM
CPO Summit
8:30 AM
11:30 AM
Meet & Greet
9:00 AM
9:40 AM
3 Powerful Strategies You Can Deploy on LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
Brand Builder
9:55 AM
10:35 AM
Turn Your Website into a Lead-Generating Machine for Your Business
Brand Builder
9:55 AM
10:35 AM
Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization (RPO)
WBENC Certification
9:55 AM
11:30 AM
Navigating the Network: 1:1 Coaching Sessions
WBENC Certification
10:50 AM
11:30 AM
Brand Marketing: Setting the Foundation to Thrive in a New Digital Era
Brand Builder
10:50 AM
11:30 AM
Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization (RPO)
WBENC Certification
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
Lunch
2:30 PM
5:30 PM
WeInnoPITCH – First Round
2:30 PM
3:10 PM
Funding Alternatives for Women-Owned Businesses
Financial Center of Excellence
2:30 PM
3:10 PM
3 Powerful Strategies You Can Deploy on LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
Brand Builder
2:30 PM
3:10 PM
A Balancing Act: Leveraging Diversity to Impact Profitability
Corporate Member Leadership
2:30 PM
3:10 PM
Design Thinking 101: Impact Your Bottom Line & Drive Business Growth
Design Thinking
2:30 PM
3:10 PM
Leadership 2020: Where’s Your Focus?
WBE Leadership
2:30 PM
5:00 PM
Brand Builder Office Hours
Brand Builder
3:25 PM
4:05 PM
Turn Your Website into a Lead-Generating Machine for Your Business
Brand Builder
3:25 PM
4:05 PM
Leadership 2020: Focus on What Counts!
WBE Leadership
3:25 PM
4:05 PM
A Balancing Act: Leveraging Diversity to Impact Profitability
Corporate Member Leadership
3:25 PM
5:00 PM
1:1 Consultations with Bankers
Financial Center of Excellence
4:20 PM
5:00 PM
Brand Marketing: Setting the Foundation to Thrive in a New Digital Era
Brand Builder
4:20 PM
5:00 PM
Design Thinking 201: Conquer Business Challenges with Design Thinking
Design Thinking
4:20 PM
5:00 PM
Inclusive Leadership: Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Thrives
WBE Leadership
4:20 PM
5:00 PM
Your Authentic Self
Corporate Member Leadership
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
Welcome Reception featuring the Women Owned Pop-Up Shop
9:00 AM
11:30 AM
WeInnoPITCH Semi-Finals
9:00 AM
9:40 AM
Connect…Inspire…Innovate: Women Mentoring Women
Corporate Member Leadership
9:00 AM
9:40 AM
Building Your Brand and Winning Business within the WBENC Network: Part 1
Brand Builder
9:00 AM
9:40 AM
Design Thinking 101: Impact Your Bottom Line & Drive Business Growth
Design Thinking
9:00 AM
9:40 AM
Leadership 2020: Where’s Your Focus?
WBE Leadership
9:00 AM
11:30 AM
Marketing Mastermind: Discussion Groups  
Brand Builder
9:00 AM
9:40 AM
MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices
WBENC Certification
9:00 AM
11:30 AM
Navigating the Network: 1:1 Coaching Sessions
WBENC Certification
9:00 AM
11:30 AM
Manage Your WBENCLink2.0 Profile
WBENC Certification
9:00 AM
9:40 AM
1:1 Consultations with Bankers
Financial Center of Excellence
9:00 AM
9:40 AM
Cash Flow Game
Financial Center of Excellence
9:55 AM
10:35 AM
Building Your Brand and Winning Business within the WBENC Network: Part 2
Brand Builder
9:55 AM
10:35 AM
Leadership 2020: Focus on What Counts!
WBE Leadership
9:55 AM
10:35 AM
MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices
WBENC Certification
9:55 AM
10:35 AM
Connect…Inspire…Innovate: Women Mentoring Women
Corporate Member Leadership
9:55 AM
10:35 AM
A Changing Landscape: Millennial Influence on Diversity
Corporate Member Leadership
9:55 AM
10:35 AM
Being Bankable
Financial Center of Excellence
10:50 AM
11:30 AM
Design Thinking 201: Conquer Business Challenges with Design Thinking
Design Thinking
10:50 AM
11:30 AM
Inclusive Leadership: Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Thrives
WBE Leadership
10:50 AM
11:30 AM
Recertification Process: Dos and Don’ts
WBENC Certification
10:50 AM
11:30 AM
A Changing Landscape: Millennial Influence on Diversity
Corporate Member Leadership
10:50 AM
11:30 AM
1:1 Consultations with Bankers
Financial Center of Excellence
10:50 AM
11:30 AM
Cash Flow Game
Financial Center of Excellence
12:00 PM
1:45 PM
2:15 PM
3:00 PM
Concurrent Keynote Sessions
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
VIP Top Corporations Session (Invitation Only)
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Senior Executive Reception (Invitation Only)
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
General Reception
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
Salute! Dinner
9:30 PM
11:00 PM
Atlanta Bound After Party

Pricing

We offer several registration options with discounted rates before the early bird deadline of January 31, 2020.

$300 - $700
Before Jan 31, 2020
$350 - $800
Jan 31 - Mar 9, 2020
$400 - $850
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Additional Sponsors