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2019 Women in Leadership Breakfast | Chicago

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Event Overview

Get informed. Be inspired. Go boldly forward.

Join Chicago’s brightest minds in business for a morning of growth and learning.

Draw strength and inspiration from the success of your peers, and be empowered to look inward to advance your leadership.

Program outline:

Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success
Every woman’s path to success is uniquely her own. That said, the example of those who’ve blazed a trail is invaluable to your own pursuit. This event features a panel discussion with Amy Hughes, Managing Director, Market Executive, Bank of America Private Bank, and fellow Vistage members that will explore the vital lessons to be learned from other successful businesswomen.

Built to sell — Increasing the value of women-owned businesses
Why would one company be worth three times more than another — in the same industry? Gain insights to differentiate in this informative, engaging presentation from best-selling author and strategic advisor, Gina Catalano. Discover what helps (and hinders) a woman-owned business for sell or acquisition, and prioritize what you need to do today to achieve your best exit.

Learn more about our presentations here.

Event Speakers


Amy Hughes

Managing Director, Market Executive, Bank of America Private Bank

Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success

Every woman’s path to success is uniquely her own. That said, the example of those who’ve blazed a trail is invaluable to your own pursuit. This event features a panel discussion with Bank of America Private Bank and fellow Vistage members that will explore the vital lessons to be learned from other successful businesswomen.

Guided by the theme, Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success:

  • Learn about trends that have enabled women to advance in business and increase their economic influence.
  • Engage in discussion with other successful female business leaders on key traits and attitudes that have been the foundation of their success.
  • Gain best practices you can put into effect in your own life as you strive to continually improve.

Gina Catalano

Author, Entrepreneur and Strategic Advisor

Built to sell — Increasing the value of women-owned businesses

Survey of more than 40,000 entrepreneurs reveals, some companies fetch up to three times more than the average price of those in their industry.

Why would one company be worth three times more?

Gain insights to differentiate in this informative, engaging presentation from best-selling author and strategic advisor, Gina Catalano.

  • Discover what helps (and hinders) a woman-owned business for sell or acquisition.
  • Determine who a strategic buyer might be for your business.
  • Structure your business to maximize its value.
  • Minimize your company’s reliance on your personal involvement.
  • Prioritize what you need to do today to achieve your best exit.


Beth Fahey

Owner/CEO, Beth Fahey Consulting Services | Member Panelist

Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success

Every woman’s path to success is uniquely her own. That said, the example of those who’ve blazed a trail is invaluable to your own pursuit. This event features a panel discussion with Bank of America Private Bank and fellow Vistage members that will explore the vital lessons to be learned from other successful businesswomen.

Guided by the theme, Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success:

  • Learn about trends that have enabled women to advance in business and increase their economic influence.
  • Engage in discussion with other successful female business leaders on key traits and attitudes that have been the foundation of their success.
  • Gain best practices you can put into effect in your own life as you strive to continually improve.

Gretchen Hoffer Farb

VP Value Creation, Hoffer Plastics | Member Panelist

Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success

Every woman’s path to success is uniquely her own. That said, the example of those who’ve blazed a trail is invaluable to your own pursuit. This event features a panel discussion with Bank of America Private Bank and fellow Vistage members that will explore the vital lessons to be learned from other successful businesswomen.

Guided by the theme, Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success:

  • Learn about trends that have enabled women to advance in business and increase their economic influence.
  • Engage in discussion with other successful female business leaders on key traits and attitudes that have been the foundation of their success.
  • Gain best practices you can put into effect in your own life as you strive to continually improve.


Francine Lasky

Vistage Chair | Panelist

Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success

Every woman’s path to success is uniquely her own. That said, the example of those who’ve blazed a trail is invaluable to your own pursuit. This event features a panel discussion with Bank of America Private Bank and fellow Vistage members that will explore the vital lessons to be learned from other successful businesswomen.

Guided by the theme, Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success:

  • Learn about trends that have enabled women to advance in business and increase their economic influence.
  • Engage in discussion with other successful female business leaders on key traits and attitudes that have been the foundation of their success.
  • Gain best practices you can put into effect in your own life as you strive to continually improve.

Lisa Pickell

President, Oren Pickell Building Group | Member Panelist

Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success

Every woman’s path to success is uniquely her own. That said, the example of those who’ve blazed a trail is invaluable to your own pursuit. This event features a panel discussion with Bank of America Private Bank and fellow Vistage members that will explore the vital lessons to be learned from other successful businesswomen.

Guided by the theme, Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success:

  • Learn about trends that have enabled women to advance in business and increase their economic influence.
  • Engage in discussion with other successful female business leaders on key traits and attitudes that have been the foundation of their success.
  • Gain best practices you can put into effect in your own life as you strive to continually improve.


Courtney Wright

CEO and Owner, Gemini Builds It! & Showcase Acrylics | Member Panelist

Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success

Every woman’s path to success is uniquely her own. That said, the example of those who’ve blazed a trail is invaluable to your own pursuit. This event features a panel discussion with Bank of America Private Bank and fellow Vistage members that will explore the vital lessons to be learned from other successful businesswomen.

Guided by the theme, Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success:

  • Learn about trends that have enabled women to advance in business and increase their economic influence.
  • Engage in discussion with other successful female business leaders on key traits and attitudes that have been the foundation of their success.
  • Gain best practices you can put into effect in your own life as you strive to continually improve.

Agenda

EvolveHer

8:00 - 8:20 a.m.
Check-in and breakfast

8:20 - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and networking discussion

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Amy Hughes, Managing Director, Market Executive, Bank of America Private Bank + Panel Women’s business journeys: Lessons learned along the path to success

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Gina Catalano, Author, Entrepreneur & Strategic Advisor Built to sell - Increasing the value of women-owned businesses

11:30 - 11:35 a.m.
Closing remarks

Sponsors


Pricing

Members through September 4: $55 | After September 4: $65

Guests through September 4: $75 | After September 4: $85

Location

EvolveHer
358 W. Ontario St. #3W
Chicago, IL