12/12/22 - 12/14/22

Hotel Details

Book your hotel room for the next AWBC Leadership Conference! The deadline to reserve your room is November 18th, 2022. 



"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


12/12 Only

$ 150
  • December 12 ONLY


$ 540
  • December 13 - 14
  • Includes Welcome Reception on Dec. 12


$ 640
  • December 13 - 14
  • Includes Welcome Reception on Dec. 12

Registration Fee Per Individual Attendee


December 12 - Level 1 Training

8:00am - 9:00am  Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 9:30am Making the most of Your Conference Experience

9:30am - 11:30am  Introduction to WBC Program Management

11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm Edmis Walk-Through

1:30pm - 2:30pm  Measuring WBC Performance

2:30pm - 3:30pm Coffee Break with the SBA

5:30 - 7:00pm Welcome Reception


Level 1 training registration is required for sessions on September 19, with the exception of the *Welcome Reception open to all conference registrants. 


December 13

7:30am - 9:00am Registration and Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 5:00pm Exhibition Hall

9:00-9:30am Opening Session

9:30am - 10:00am Build Capacity for the New-Age through Strong WBC Networks

10:00am - 10:45am PNC Foundation's Black Business Boost pilot program

10:45am - 11:30am Entrepreneurship education: Connect with early stage and aspiring entrepreneurs with guidance and resources they need to thrive

11:30am - 12:00pm Simplifying Your Grant Match Through Program Revenue

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm - 1:15pm Advancing Women Entrepreneurs: 2022 Policy Recommendations

1:15pm - 2:00pm Unleashing the Power of your Client Relationship Management System (CRM)

2:00pm - 2:45pm Breakouts

Kauffman FastTrac: Entrepreneurial Education - Providing updated tools and content needed for success

Making a Bigger Impact through Childcare Expansion Programs

Collaborating with Veteran Entrepreneurship Resources

2:45pm - 3:15pm Coffee and Sweets with Exhibitors

3:15pm - 4:00pm Breakout Sessions

Best Practices in Improving Your WBC Outcome Survey Results

Go Global with Google Market Finder

Making your Match & Beyond

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready (VSBDR): Grantee Roundtable

4:00pm Conference Day Ends - Enjoy the Evening!


December 14

7:30am - 8:45am Breakfast Buffet & User Groups

VistaShare User Group

Outreach Systems User Group

GrowthWheel User Group

8:00am - 5:00pm Exhibition Hall

9:00am-9:30am Opening Session & Welcome Remarks

9:30am - 10:15am Fireside Chat with Administrator Guzman

10:15am - 11:00am Empowering Entrepreneurs of Puerto Rico: The Journey of Angelique Sina

11:00am - 11:45am Kauffman's America's New Business Plan: the transformative and collaborative change
we need for a strong future

11:45am - 12:00pm A message from JP Morgan Chase & Co.

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Regional Meet & Greet

1:00pm - 1:45pm Breakout Sessions

WomenX Success Stories

Whats Culture Got to Do With it? 

Advocate, Connect, Engage (ACE) Grantee Roundtable

2:00pm - 2:45pm Exploring the WBC Reauthorization Legislation with Senate Small Business Committee’s Julia Bartusek

2:45pm - 3:30pm Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Reduce Recidivism for Incarcerated Women

3:30pm - 3:45pm Annual Awards: Marsha Bailey Leadership Award & Advisor of the Year

3:45pm - 4:00pm Plans for 2023

4:00pm Conference Day Ends - Enjoy the Evening!