Womens Business Owners Conference
Program Schedule 2018
last updated July 21, 2018

07:30 – 08:45 AM

Registration, Networking, Exhibitors and Breakfast

08:45 – 09:15 AM

Opening Remarks

  • Rachel Baranick, SBA
  • SCORE Orange County
  • And More!

09:30 – 10:20 AM

[Introduction by Brenda Hale / Union Bank]


Arvee Robinson
Arvee Robinson International

Networking: How to Make Your “Net” Work

During this presentation you will learn how to:

Network and meet more people at the conference and at future events

Develop strategic  partners by asking the right questions

Maximize your networking time and efforts

Create a magnetic elevator speech that gets you business

Attract more people by becoming a valued resource and connector

Follow-up to get the business

And more!

10:30 – 11:20 AM

Nancy and Wendell Chong
Click Business Strategies

Social Media Makeover
With over 50 years of combined entreprenurial experience in design, IT, and online marketing, the wife and husband team of Nancy and Wendell Chong show how you can give your marketing a social media “makeover.”

In addition Nancy & Wendell will discuss these topics:

  • How to craft a more focused social media strategy for better results and the power of analyzing your audience
  • Online tools the pros use to make your social media more effective and efficient
  • Other well-known–and little known–ways to market online besides Facebook and Instagram

11:30 – 12:00 PM

Networking and Exhibits

12:00 – 01:10 PM

Lunch Session

  • [Opening Lunch Session Remarks by Emilie McMurray / Chase Bank]
  • Keynote Speaker Sarah Zimmerman

Sarah Zimmerman – Bringing Your Brand to Life: Experiential Marketing and the Power of Personal Connection

As Director of Production for NVE Experience Agency, Sarah Zimmerman is responsible for managing NVE’s production department and guiding the majority of NVE’s experiential campaigns and executions.  Sarah oversees individual production teams responsible for developing and executing concurrent projects, and provides high-level supervision and production insights to ensure all events are executed at the highest level. With ten years of experience in event production, brand activation, and integrated marketing campaigns, Sarah carries an unyielding passion for curating experiences. Sarah focuses on the experiential journey and has developed and produced a wide range of events including product launches, promotional events, film premieres, award ceremonies, and conferences for best-in-class brands including Apple, Moet Hennessy, Instagram, Verizon, and Amazon to name a few.

1:45-2:30 PM

[Introduction by Margie Coenraad-Martinez and Alison Davis / Infinity Bank]


Sandy Slade Founder, Skillastics®
Cathy Vee (Volpe) President, CathyJon Enterprises, Inc.
Ellen Clark CEO – Control Corrective Skincare Systems®

Kelly Taylor CEO – Metropolitan West

CEO Panel Discussion – Business Success Topics
In this moderated panel discussion, learn the secrets and pivotal moments from other successful entrepreneurs — how they found big opportunities and sometimes big mistakes on their path to success.

The panel will cover questions such as:

  • What do you wish you knew before you started your company?
  • Projects or accomplishments that were instrumental in your career path
  • How do you use social media, brand awareness and customer service to increase sales?

2:30-3:00 PM

SCORE Mentoring by subject

Challenge Yourself!

October 4th, 2018

7:30am – 3:00pm
Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Networking & Panel Discussion (and Parking!)

Just $89

The Great Wolf Lodge, Garden Grove, CA