Tickets are available for the Business Women’s Forum (BWF) to be held next Tuesday, October 29th. Keynote speaker will be Stacy London, one of America’s foremost fashion experts, author, host of TLC’, “What Not to Wear” and host of “Love Lust or Run”, plus style contributor to ABC-TV’ ”The View” and Rachael Ray’s syndicated talk show, “Rachael”.
The BWF is Connecticut’s largest and longest-running, full-day statewide conference and is celebrating its 37th year. Under the theme “Design Your Success”, the 2019 BWF is anticipated to attract 600+ attendees. The BWF will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will offer a full day of dynamic networking, educational workshops, breakfast, lunch and a closing reception at the Aqua Turf Club at 556 Mulberry Street in Plantsville, Connecticut. The thriving nonprofit organization is led by female executives dedicated to the professional and personal growth of working women.
The 2019 BWF will also feature motivational speaker Connie Podesta, Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, award-winning author of seven books, actress, therapist, comedienne, former radio/TV personality, and an expert in the psychology of human behavior as it relates to sales, leadership, and personal/professional development.
“The mission of the Business Women’s Forum,” explained Lynn Ward, a BWF director and president and CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber, “is to raise funds for scholarships for female Post University students to pursue degrees in business. The BWF’s continual commitment is to the equality of opportunity and advancement for women in business. During the past 36 years, the BWF has raised more than $200,000 toward those scholarships.”
Stacy London, the author of “Dress Your Best”, which concentrated on style by body type, received stellar reviews. Her second book, “The Truth About Style”, became a “New York Times” bestseller, and is both a memoir and style guide. Stacy appears on numerous national talk and news shows and has been an expert contributor to countless magazines and newspapers nationwide. Between 2005 and 2010, she joined NBC-TV’s “The Today Show” as a style correspondent, and has regularly appeared on “Access Hollywood” and “Access Live!”.
The 2019 BWF motivational speaker Connie Podesta’s background in comedy, theater, radio, and TV offers a fiery personality, comedic wit, and unforgettable delivery style. Combined with her on-target content, Connie is a rare blend of substance and style. An expert in the psychology of human behavior. Connie is the go-to person when it comes to digging deep into what makes people do what they do and say what they say. Her intuitive understanding of people empowers audiences to ACT vs. react to even the most difficult of people and situations.
Lori Turmel-Kecskes, the owner of Employers Reference Source, Inc., 2019 BWF Chairwoman, commented, “During the past 36 years, the BWF has provided thousands of attendees with access to phenomenal speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities, plus diverse training during a full, fun-filled day of activities. BWF conferences have featured such high-profile keynote speakers as Barbara Corcoran, Leeza Gibbons, Kathy Ireland, Elizabeth Vargas, Paula Abdul, Robin Roberts, Goldie Hawn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Suze Orman, Jane Seymour, and Susan Saint James.
Admission packages for the 2019 BWF range from $150 for the lunch only to $2,500 for a table of 10. Most entry costs include the keynote and motivational presentations, workshops, day-long networking, breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception.
To learn more about prices or to register, visit www.2019bwf.com, or call the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation at 203-757-0701.