(Washington, DC, June 18, 2012)—Today the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) is announcing that Kathy Ireland, Chief Designer and CEO of kathy ireland Worldwide, will serve as the keynote speaker of their Women’s Business Conference (WBC) 2012. The WBC will be held October 4th-5th in Louisville, Kentucky, and include additional high-profile speakers and attendees from a variety of industries and sectors, including fashion, government and the media.
“We are pleased to announce that Kathy Ireland will deliver the keynote remarks at our 2012 WBC in Louisville,” said NAWBO® President & CEO Diane Tomb. “From supermodel to supermogul, Ms. Ireland’s success story will inspire NAWBO® members to innovate, advocate and accelerate their own careers, businesses, communities and lives.”
The theme of the 2012 WBC is Start Something. Events will center around the ways that women business owners innovate, advocate and accelerate their businesses and impact their communities.
Forbes Magazine reports kathy ireland World Wide grosses over $1.9B in sales in a February 2012 cover story. She will share her story about how she built her business empire, the most important lessons she learned along the way, what things have been critical to her growth, what inspires and motivates her to reach higher, and the delicate balance faced by women in managing family responsibilities, career and boundaries.
Additional speakers include Terri McCullough, CEO-Tory Burch Foundation, Dina Powell, President-Goldman Sachs Foundation, Jim Horan, President and CEO-The One Page Business Plan Company, Susan Davis, Chair-Vital Voices and recipient of the Global Empowerment Award at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, and more.
For more information about the 2012 WBC and to register, please visit http://nawbo.org/section_231.cfm
Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses. By representing the interests of women entrepreneurs across various industries from state capitols to our nation’s capital, NAWBO strives to advocate on behalf of women business owners on matters of public policy as well as develop programs to navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of business growth and provide networking opportunities where members can share best practices. Learn more at nawbo.org.