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#InTheLoop | Women on the Rise Forum & Expo is Oct. 19 + 20
Entrepreneurs, business owners, and aspiring executives will get together for a weekend of education, empowerment, networking, and marketing during the Women on the Rise Forum & Expo at LaGuardia Plaza Hotel in East Elmhurst on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20.
Organized by Women on the Rise founder Marsha Guerrier, scheduled activities at this fifth annual conference include workshops, vendor speed dating, panel discussions, celebrity fireside chats, training sessions, food-and-networking events, and an awards ceremony. Topics will include brand identity, financing, relationships, social media, and health & wellness.
As always, Women on the Rise will provide small business grants to a few selected attendees. (Past awards have ranged from $500 to $1,000.)
For the first time this year, HSN American Dreams and Star Entrepreneur Lili Gil Valletta of Dreamers Ventures will host a search to find the next great product. Attendees are welcome to pitch products for a product review by Gil Valletta for a chance to pitch their product to be featured on the Home Shopping Network American Dreams platform.
Stacie N.C. Grant, a bestselling author, trainer, speaker, life coach, and winner of a 2016 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service from the Obama Administration, will be the mistress of ceremonies. The Cambria Heights resident owns and operates C&G Enterprises, which provides purpose-driven event strategies for community-based and nonprofit organizations. In 2016, she published “Action Action Despite the Distraction: 7 Life Lessons to Thrive & Live Your Destiny Now.”
Bershan Shaw, a transformational coach, motivational speaker, and author of “URAWARRIOR: 365 Ways to Challenge You to a Better Life,” will be the keynote speaker. She plans to talk about empowerment, career development, and personal goal achievement.
Activities run from 8 am to 6 pm on both conference days. Tickets are $99 per person for one day with two-day All Access Experience packages for $199. Click here to register. Select the HSN Pitch button to pitch a product to the HSN American Dreams promotion or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorships, email email@example.com or call 516.744.0259.
Image: LaGuardia Plaza Hotel
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