Winding Roads

2021 CONFERENCE

WHAT DO YOU
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KNOW

With all the challenges that 2020 has brought women and entrepreneurs in Western North Carolina, it is more important now, than ever, to come together in a safe way to  connect with our community. 


​Using keynote talks, breakouts, panel discussions, creative sessions, and interactive activities- we will explore what it means to truly have women at the entrepreneurial table now and what the local, regional and global trends are.

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Wednesday

Nov. 18. 2020

9:00AM-1:00PM

WELCOME | 9:00AM

Tara Brown, Interim Director, Western Women's Business Center
Kevin Dick , President & CEO, Carolina Small Business
Zurilma Anuel, Latino Program Director, Carolina Small Business
Marilyn Ball, Founder, 12Twelve Marketing
Sharon Harvey, Senior Area Manager, Small Business Administration


OPENING KEYNOTE | 9:30AM
Tracey Greene-Washington, President, Indigo Innovation Group


WOMEN AT THE TABLE SOFA TALK | 10:00AM
Sandra Dennison (Moderator), Regional Center Director, SBTDC
Leah Wong Ashburn, President & CEO, Highland Brewing
Elizabeth Putnam, Real Estate Broker, Mosaic Realty
Laura Webb, President & Founder, Webb Investments


BREAKOUT SESSIONS | 11:30AM


WNC Small Business Funding and Resources:
Tara Brown
Stephanie Swepson Twitty
Erika McGilley
Kelly Foster
Jane Hatley
Duane Adams
Ben Robbins
Rosanna Fox Mulcahy
Hope Huskey
Ed Timberlake


Your Business Story and Your Seat at the Table:
Barrie Barton
Laura Juarez
Marisol Colette
Yvette Jives
Laura Wagenknecht
Sandra Grace


Barreras en Camino a El Sueño Americano:
Zurilma Anuel
Vivian Bolanos
Vanesa Garcia
Mary Emory


CLIENT HIGHLIGHT | 12:30 pm
Kaye Bentley, Founder, Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours


BUBBLES GRIFFIN AWARD
Laura Ford, Client Intake Specialist, WWBC


NETWORKING--DIGITAL EXHIBITOR SPACE | 12:45 pm

Thursday,

Nov. 19, 2020

WELCOME | 9:00AM
Tara Brown, Interim Director, Western Women's Business Center
Zurilma Anuel, Latino Program Director, Carolina Small Business
Jill Sparks, Executive Director, A-B Tech Small Business Center


KEYNOTE | 9:15AM
Jacqueline Mims, CEO & Founder, My Global STEM Academy


BREAKOUT SESSIONS | 10:30AM
Marketing Your Business for a Seat at the Table
Marilyn Ball
Katy Gould
Annice Brown
Tonya Snider
Kaye Bentley


Creative Women and Makers at the Table
Amy Climer
Cortina Caldwell
Jenny Greer Fares
Viola Spells
Valeria Watson


BOARD HIGHLIGHT AND KEYNOTE | 12:00PM
Stephanie Swepson Twitty, President + CEO, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation
Katherine Morosani, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones


MUSICAL HIGHLIGHT | 12:30 pm
Kat Williams, Artist, Kat Williams Music


CLOSING | 12:40PM
Kevin Dick, CEO, CSBDF


CONFERENCE ENGAGEMENTS PROVIDED BY
Waynesville Yoga
Hola Carolina
Sarah Benoit
​Cortina Jenelle Caldwell

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Jacqueline Mims

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Tracey

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Katherine Morosani

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Sponsor Shoutout!

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Fifth Third Bank ​
In 1858, William W. Scarborough and eleven bold entrepreneurs opened The Bank of the Ohio Valley in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their purpose and promise was noble – to help improve the lives of their customers and communities through sound banking principles. This unwavering vision remains at the heart of everything Fifth Third Bank does today.

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Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty
Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty is a premier full-service real estate brokerage located in Asheville. Top Mosaic producer Elizabeth Putnam is a successful entrepreneur who values training and ongoing professional development. Elizabeth and Mosaic Realty are proud co-sponsors of this year’s Western Womens' Business Conference. Learn more about Elizabeth Putnam at

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First Citizens
Helping Families and businesses with their finances for more than 120 years. 

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A-B Tech ​
Looking to launch an entrepreneurial venture or grow a small business? Look no further!

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