2021 AWBC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Resilience at Work: Leading. Rebuilding. Thriving.

November 3–5, 2021 || Virtual/Zoom

What to Expect in 2021

AWBC’s 2021 Leadership Conference will focus on building organizational and individual capacity of the Women’s Business Center network and its leaders through powerful keynote addresses, peer learning opportunities and foundational general sessions. Opt-in for concurrent breakout sessions to create a personal learning experience. Expect a blend of tactical sessions focused on “what” you do, and leadership sessions focused on “how” you do it.

The way forward requires bold leaders committed to equity, inclusion, and expanding opportunities for all women.  Women’s Business Centers are uniquely positioned to meet women where they are and help them on the life-changing journey of starting a business.

Plan to make the investment in yourself and join us for two days of sharing, learning, growth, and empowerment that will prepare you to help change the world- one woman, one business at a time!


Help Desk Hours:

Wednesday, November 3- Friday, November 5

10:30am - 5:00pm EST


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"Thanks for a great conference- it really helped reinvigorate and inspire to me- and our team is benefitting!"

WBC Director, 2020 Attendee

"I liked the virtual more than I thought I would. In person is always nice, but depending on the month and time and other family commitments makes virtual better for me. I really enjoyed all the sessions I attended. ."

WBC Director, 2020 Attendee

"I found every session I attended to be very valuable and would like to see more best practices from other centers in rural areas as well as the larger cities."

WBC Director, 2020 Attendee


Nov. 3: New Director/ WBC Training

Women's Business Center staff return for this dedicated program training day. While we're sticking with what you love, we're also bringing in a very special guest speaker to cap off the day with some inspiration!

Nov. 4: Day 1

We've tapped speakers you've never seen and are bringing back the speakers you've rated the highest, to bring you fresh new content you can use to improve your leadership capacity and to support operations. Stay tuned for a detailed agenda soon!

Nov. 5: Day 2

This is a powerful day of content you'll be carrying with you for the year ahead. We're especially excited about "Fundraising Awsomer" and "Business Planning for Uncertain Times." There is more to reveal about this day, so stay tuned for a full detailed agenda soon!


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Colleen Brosman

Principal, The Bridgespan Group
Elizabeth McBride and Seth Levine - The Builders

Seth Levine

Co-Author, The New Builders
Marian Doub (1)

Marian Doub

Principal, Marian Doub Consulting
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Patrick Kirby

Founder, Do Good Better Consulting
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Charles Thomas

Business Counselor at California Capital Women’s Business Center, 2021 WBC Advisor of the Year Awardee
Dinora Gonzalez

Dinora Gonzalez

DreamBuilder Project Manager
 Thunderbird School of Global Management At Arizona State University
Dinora Gonzalez graduated in 2001 from Harvard University with a Certificate in Marketing Management. After graduation she move to Arizona to work as a Senior Designer for The Arizona Republic, part of the USA Today newspaper network and a Gannett company.In December 2020, she graduated from Thunderbird with a Masters on Global Management at Thunderbird. Since September 2016 she is a part of Thunderbird, currently as a Project Manager for DreamBuilder US and Project DreamCatcher.Dinora extensive background and expertise in Marketing Management, Managing client relationships, partnering with WBCs, non-profits, government and private organizations to promote entrepreneurship programs for women around the world. She is passionate about women empowerment, education, and getting things done.



Deadline: 10/31/2021

Swag Boxes Are Guaranteed for the First 250 Registered Attendees


$ 150
  • November 3 ONLY


$ 540
  • November 4–5
  • Includes evening session on Nov. 3


$ 640
  • November 4–5
  • Includes evening session on Nov. 3

Registration Fee Per Individual Attendee


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