The Power of WE Agenda - May 17, 2024

The Power of WE Conference, is a purpose driven, heart centered collaborative event inspired by women for women! This year’s theme is Amplifying Purpose, People and Profit.
Early bird pricing ends May 1 register today last year we sold out!

We are thrilled to bring you a diverse lineup of keynotes, guest speakers and panelists for this year’s WE Conference. Learn more about each of our speakers view bios here

Salida SteamPlant Event Center – 220 W Sackett Ave, Salida, CO 81201
8:00am Check In | WE Registration Open

8:25am SteamPlant Main Stage “Morning Grounding Ceremony” 

8:30am “Welcome from our Emcee”
Heather Barron
, Founder,  Luminous Life + Transformational Life Coach | Celebrant | Ceremony Design Specialist | Creator of “Officiate Like a Pro” 

“The Power of WE Purpose + Scope” 
Jamie Billesbach, Director, Central Mountain Small Business Development Center SBDC | Confidential No Cost Consulting | Business Training | Capital Support + Access

“Supporting Women in Business” Power of WE Platinum Sponsor
Niki Stotler, President | CEO at High Country Bank

Morning Keynote
Authentically Telling Your Purpose Led Story”
Olivia Omega, Senior Director MarComm, Denver Scholarship Foundation | Branding Strategist | Diversity + Inclusion Advocate | Entrepreneur | Author


“HerStory: Powerful Narratives of Women-Owned Businesses”
Thuy Nguyen, Founder, The Twiggy Mother | A Branch for Spiritual Healing, Enlightenment +  Empowerment | Light Is Birthed From Darkness 
Maria Cebrian Fernandez, Co-Founder & CEO, Terraseed |  Vegan | Human-First CEO | Forbes 1000 | Techstars Class of 21′ Startup

11:15am Breakout Work Sessions (choose from 4 interactive options)
Main Stage“Investigating Imposter Syndrome: Discover Where it Comes From + How to Finally Get Dominion Over it!”
Lois Todd, Founder, Alchemy Strategic Group | Certified Executive Coach | Skilled Facilitator | Strategic Planning

Annex – “AI Strategies for Entrepreneurs”
Kayla Doan, Founder, Intentional Ventures | Founder, Wildflower Kombucha | Fractional Product Leader for Startups; AI, B2B, B2C | Business Consultant, SBDC

Venue Tent – How to Cultivate Gratitude, Growth, + Grace in Work + Life
Jess Bonasso, Founder, Jess Bonasso The Self Rescue Goddess | Brave Life Catalyst + Self-Rescue Mentor | Author + Speaker at Brave Life Consulting

Ballroom Mezzanine – “Journaling + Poetry + Mindful Practice: Triggers Are Gifts of Awareness For Healing”

Thuy Nguyen, Founder, The Twiggy Mother | A Branch for Spiritual Healing, Enlightenment +  Empowerment


1:30pm SteamPlant Main Stage
“WE Welcome You Back” P.T. Wood,
Chair, Chaffee County Commission + Central Mtn SBDC Fiscal Host

“Empowering Businesses to Thrive in Colorado”
Hannah Krieger, 
State Director, Colorado SBDC Network Colorado Office of Economic Development + International Trade

“Breaking Barriers: Women Rising Up in Business”
Aikta Marcoulier, Regional Administrator, Region VIII – Rocky Mountain Region, U.S. Small Business Administration

Afternoon Keynote “Igniting Positive Change: A Journey of Reinvention, Resilience + Relentless Pursuit of Purpose”
Flavia Reis Kubricht,
 Project Management | International Relations | Growth | It Solutions | Certified SCRUM Product Owner  


3:30pm Breakout Work Sessions (choose from 4 interactive options)
Main Stage – “Building Your Brand Story: Connect With Consumers Beyond Your Product + Services”
Kristine Carey
, Founder, The Brand Guide + Executive Director, Naturally Boulder | Natural Products Community Builder

Annex – “Awaken Your Audacious Creator: Your Path to Purpose-Driven Impact”
Holly Woods, PhD.,
 Founder, Emergence Institute + Sacred Human Expedition | Guiding Courageous Leaders to Navigate our Uncertain Future with Love, Not Fear. | Reclaim the Power of Your Purpose | Master Integral Coach | Futurist | Psychedelic Mentor | Author

Ballroom Mezzanine – “How To Sell your Products in Stores + Sustainably Grow Your CPG Brand”
Carra Kelly, Co Founder, Bechamel CPG | Supporting Emerging CPG Brands Through Distribution + Retail

Venue Tent – “Your Health + Wellness is Big Business. Holistic Empowerment Pathways”
Kelly Corbett, Founder, Elemental Conditioning | M.S. of Exercise Science + Health Promotion | Certified in Corrective Exercise, Pilates, Yoga + Functional Range Conditioning 

“WE Gather Thoughts of the Day + Closing Ceremony” + Group Photo Main Stage

“WE Gather Music + Social Connecting” Ballroom + Outdoors along the Arkansas River

"Presenting at and attending the Power of WE conference was a highlight of my year. The engagement, support, and collaboration I experienced were unparalleled. The thoughtful curation of speakers and contributors creates an environment that propels participants' ability to envision and grow."

Don’t let your finances stand in the way of an amazing day connecting with other women entrepreneurs! Startup Colorado is offering travel scholarships to reimburse you for your travel expenses. Apply for a travel scholarship from Startup Colorado to attend the Power of WE conference in Salida on May 17th

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