SCHEDULE

8:00 Registration & Check-in
Browse the EXPO
Enjoy complimentary coffee and network!
9:00 Welcome & Kickoff
Mariann Zylstra, SCORE
Nancy Navarro, Montgomery County Council 
Tara Palacios, AED BizLaunch & Conference Emcee
9:15 - 10:00 Opening Keynote: Being Undeterred
Rania Habiby Anderson, Author, International Keynote Speaker and Executive Business Coach
10:00 - 10:15 Proceed to First Breakout Session
10:15 - 11:10 Breakout Session 1
  CREATIVITY to START Track: Resources
Bootstrapping your Business & Early Stage Capital
Marla Bilonick, Executive Director, Latino Economic Development
Karlene Sinclair-Robinson, Assistant Director, Community Business Partnership 
  CONFIDENCE to SCALE Track: Marketing
Build and Retain Client Relationships with Networking
Elma Levy, Founder & past CEO, Dovel Technologies and President, Coach to Strength
  COURAGE to SOAR Track: Leadership
Managing Change, Thought & Community Leadership
Barbara Mitchell, Human Resources and Organizational Development Consultant
Sherry Hwang, President and Co-founder of Pyramid Systems, Inc.
11:20 - 12:15 Breakout Session 2
  CREATIVITY to START Track: Leadership
Define Your Mission, Vision and Value Proposition
Shelley Kirkpatrick, PhD, Entrepreneur, Author, Researcher, George Mason adjunct faculty 
  CONFIDENCE to SCALE Track: Resources
Internal Strategies to Fund and Sustain Growth
Yael Krigman, Founder & CEO of Baked by Yael
Maria Randall, Director, SBA Lending, Firstrust Bank
  COURAGE to SOAR Track: Marketing
Beyond Sales to Truly Effective Business Development
Will Fuentes, Co-founder, The Maestro Group 
12:20 - 1:30 Lunch is served. Opportunity to network!
1:10 - 1:30 Luncheon Keynote: Creativity, Confidence and Courage. What's the Fourth 'C" to Help Your Business SCORE?
Wilma Jones, Blogger, Author, Speaker and Positivity Expert
1:30 - 1:45 Break
1:45 - 2:45 Panel Discussion: Three Successful Women Share Their Journeys and Outcomes
Moderator: Carol Roth, Entrepreneur, Author and National Media Personality
Panelists:  Denita Conway, Founder & CEO, Proven Management LLC
                  Elma Levy, Founder & past CEO, Dovel Technologies
                  Kristin Sharpe, Founder & past President, ACF Solutions
3:00 - 3:55 Breakout Session 3
  CREATIVITY to START Track: Marketing
Social Media Marketing on a Shoestring
Jennifer Mulchandani, Founder & CEO, Arlington Strategy
Diana Morales, Founder, Lust Local Social Media Strategy 
  CONFIDENCE to SCALE Track: Leadership
Learn How to Delegate Effectively
Ronnette Meyers, Founder & CEO, JLAN Solutions
  COURAGE to SOAR Track: Resources
Outside Investment to Fund Rapid Growth
Nicole Geller, Principal, Blu Ventures
Jenna Huntsberger, Founder & CEO, Whisked! 
4:10 - 4:30 Raffle Stay for the chance to win great gifts!
Thank You and Wrap Up
Bridget Weston, CEO of SCORE