Breakout Sessions

Small Business/personal development

On Wednesday, Sept. 15 we will hear dynamic speakers from small businesses owners to serial entrepreneurs. Attendees will glean insight on a range of topics such as how to get involved in local government, what it takes to start a business, and the importance of small business and minority owned businesses in the state.

9:00-9:40 AM
Overcoming Stigmas
Patty Nece - Sponsored by Novo Nordisk

TBA

9:00-9:40 AM
The Real Work is Messy
Monica Kumar and Robin Atkinson

An intimate and transparent conversation about the stumbles and awkward missteps that inevitably come with advocacy work. Join us to hear about our nonlinear journeys to becoming community change-makers and why it's ok to start right where you are, to get where you want to go. 

9:55-10:35 AM
A Guide to Entrepreneurship
Jeannette Balleza-Collins

TBA

9:55-10:35 AM
A Guide to Entrepreneurship
Jeannette Balleza-Collins

TBA

10:45-11:25 AM
When Passion Meets Purpose
Sandra Jo Rampy

Jo Rampy will use her position and experience as the CEO of the Rampy MS Research Foundation to showcase how a passionate desire to complete a triathlon has turned into a mission to find the best research in the United States solving the mysteries of multiple sclerosis.

10:45-11:25 AM
Small Business Leadership
Sarinette Caraballo - SPANISH SESSION

This is the first ever Spanish session offered at the NWABWC. 

11:40-12:30 AM
Keynote
Claire Wasserman moderated by Alex Howland

TBA

1:00-1:40 PM
Esperanza Massana-Crane and Leslie Lynn Smith

TBA

1:00-1:40 PM
Optimizing Health and Well-Being in the Workforce
Tracy Gaudet, MD

Attendees will walk away having a general understanding of Whole Health- the Why, the What and How. Attendees will learn how Whole Health can empower and equip oneself to improve their well-being. Attendees are invited to pause, notice and reflect on their self care