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Center For Women Announces Conference

Sep 24, 2018 09:53AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Tickets are now available for C4WNEW, the Center for Women’s annual two-day conference to be held on Nov. 15 at Trident Technical College. Tickets can be purchased on the C4WNEW conference website at

The inspiration behind this year’s C4WNEW conference is “I don’t shine if you don’t shine.” Organizers for the conference anticipate welcoming more than 1,000 professional women, including executives, entrepreneurs, young professionals, and women navigating career transitions from across the state and the region.

The conference is designed to address all aspects of a woman’s road to economic and professional success by covering topics such as career development, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through workshops and panels.

“This conference is meant to spark inspiring, fresh ideas and innovative thinking among the curious and ambitious women in our community,” said Lisa Dabney, executive director of the Center for Women. “No matter where you are in your professional or personal journey, the C4WNEW conference is the perfect place to reconnect with your passions and feel empowered.”

Keynote speakers for the C4WNEW conference include international best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, best known for her book “Eat Pray Love”; Julia Pimsleur, a coach, author, and entrepreneur; and Catherine LaCour, Blackbaud’s chief marketing officer.

The conference will include 14 breakout speakers led by local, regional, and national executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners.

“Our conference schedule is packed with inspiring and incredible businesswomen and entrepreneurs,” continued Dabney. “It just goes to show you how powerful women can make a difference in the world in a myriad of ways — and how they are willing to lift each other up in order to be successful.”