The 32nd annual Business Women's Forum (BWF), Connecticut's longest-running full-day conference for business women, will feature the CEO of The Joy Project, Amanda Gore, as the morning's motivational speaker. Barbara Corcoran of ABC-TV's "Shark Tank" will be the keynote luncheon speaker Friday, Oct. 10, at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. that will attract over 500 business people.
"The Power of Self: Leading the Way" is the 2014 BWF's innovative theme that will feature the two keynote speakers plus six professional development workshops, all-day networking, breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception. Celebrating 32 years of success, the BWF is a program of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
The thriving organization is led by female executives dedicated to the professional and personal growth of working women, and supported by numerous companies including Wells Fargo, CT Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Bank of America, Diagnostic Radiology Associates, CT Small Business Development Center, Naugatuck Valley Radiology Associates, Post University, Sarracco Mechanical Services, Waterbury Hospital, and more.
"We're very delighted to once again welcome internationally-acclaimed speaker, Amanda Gore of Australia to the BWF," stated Lynn Ward, Waterbury Regional Chamber president and CEO, and long-time BFW director. "She is a renowned humorous and powerful speaker, accomplished business woman, and author. We welcomed Ms. Gore to the 2007 BWF and we have received feedback from many past attendees that they are delighted she will be returning to our Forum."
Ward continued, "For the past three decades, BWF events have helped business women enhance their small to medium-sized companies as well as their personal careers. We are tremendously excited to also be welcoming one of nation's most successful female investors, Barbara Corcoran who is a self-made billionaire in the real estate arena. Our BWF board is confident both Ms. Gore and Ms. Corcoran will excel in providing our 2014 event attendees with tremendous insights, inspiration and encouragement for their businesses and careers."
The mission of the non-profit Business Women's Forum's for the past 31 years has been to raise funds for scholarships for Post University students to pursue business degrees. "The BWF's continual commitment has been to the equality of opportunity and advancement for women in business," explained Ward. "To date, the BWF has donated more than $185,000 to deserving female students committed to a business career."
Tickets for the 2014 BWF are $175/attendee and can be secured at http://www.2014BWF.com. Companies interested in sponsoring the 2014 BWF can contact Lynn Ward or Courtney Ligi at the Waterbury Regional Chamber at 203-757-0701, or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.