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September 20, 2018

Pathways to Success: Show Up, Be Bold
September 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Par-a-dice Hotel
21 Blackjack Boulevard
East Peoria, IL 61611
Kim Hodous, author of the award winning book, Show Up, Be Bold, Play Big will be our keynote speaker. Followed by outstanding breakout sessions. Come, learn, network, grow. Show Up, Be Bold!

$65.00 NAWBO Member

$75.00 General Public

$650.00 Table Sponsor

$65.00 WIL Member

$0.00 Pathways Booth or Corporate Sponsor Tickets

Annual Women’s Leadership Conference  "Show Up, Be Bold"

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino

East Peoria, Illinois

Registration, Early Bird Networking Session, Luncheon & Keynote Presentation  10 am – 1:00 pm

Breakout Sessions & Networking  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This conference is designed to cultivate ideas, discuss challenges and find solutions. It is filled with courageous and inspiring women from diverse backgrounds.

"If there is one conference to attend this year, it is Pathways to Success," says business owner Pat Drake.  "The caliber of speakers, networking opportunities and inspirational women is something you won't find anywhere else!"

Show Up, Be Bold, Play Big

Keynote Speaker:

Kim Hodous
Author, Motivational Speaker

Author of the award winning book Show Up, Be Bold, Play Big: 33 Strategies for Outrageous Success and Lasting Happiness

Kim’s presentation “Live, Love, Laugh and Lead: Leadership FULL OUT” is designed to bring about change and overcome the challenges that every organization faces. Someone has to speak up, step out and LEAD. 

This program is based on the fundamental concept that leaders come in all shapes and guises and from every level of an organization, regardless of job title.  Live, Love, Laugh and Lead offers practical strategies for leading yourself and those around you in a way that fosters kindness, optimism, and fun.

You will leave inspired and ready to LEAD FULL OUT toward change and success!

Early Bird Networking Session with Cindy Byrd - 10:15-11:00am

Be rewarded for arriving early! Cindy will share insights into turning networking events into career gains. Learn from the expert on how to effectively network to improve your business and your career.

Breakout Session Speakers - These speakers will inspire, motive and entertain!

Show Up and Move Up - Drive Your Own Career Progression - Presented by: Meghan Lundeen, Caterpillar

If you are not actively negotiating your own career, you might be behind. This doesn’t just mean negotiating salary - it’s about understanding succession planning and proactively positioning yourself to compete for your next two or three jobs. Learn strategies to drive your own career development and put yourself ahead of the competition for the job you really want.

Show Up Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History - Presented by Becky Rossman, Neighborhood House 
There isn’t a single path to get to the glass ceiling. Following the rules won’t shatter it once you get there.  This session will help you find your voice, share your brand and empower you to be relentless on your quest for success

Show Up, Be Bold, Be Authentic - Presented by Dina Emser, Emser International Inc.
What does showing look like for you? Each leader has her own distinctive personality and strengths. What if you could be bold, and still represent yourself authentically. Come to learn 6 strategies for being sure the message you are sending is yours!



Individual Conference Tickets - includes Keynote Speaker, Breakout Learning Session, Exhibits & Vendors and Social/Networking Opportunities - $65 - NAWBO and WIL Members/$75 General Public

Table Sponsor - includes Keynote Speaker, Breakout Learning Session, Exhibits & Vendors and Social/Networking Opportunities - $650 for table of 10 ($100 savings)

Our menu:

Parmesan Crusted Chicken or Vegetable Wellington. Please let us know if you want the vegan choice or have food sensitivies when you register. 





(Mimosas & Orange Juice Available)

Early Bird Networking Session
Facilitated by Cindy Byrd, Image Potential

Networking, Vendors, Silent Auction

Lunch and Keynote Speaker


Breakout Session #1

Networking, Snacks, Cash Bar, Vendors
and Silent Auction

Breakout Session #2

Networking, Cash Bar, Vendors and 
Silent Auction

Silent Auction Closes, Door Prizes and
Closing Remarks

Pathways to Success Sponsors:

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