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October 22, 2020

Following recommendations issued by Governor Cooper and the CDC, the NC Chamber’s Women > A Force in Business: Charlotte has been rescheduled for October 22, 2020. Our team remains in close contact with state officials and we feel that this decision is in the best interest of the health and welfare of our community. Thank you for understanding.

Across the country, workplace and cultural standards are changing. Women are increasingly filling board rooms, wielding buying power and launching businesses of their own. There are many pathways to leadership for females in North Carolina; which ones are most suited to your strengths?

Join us at one of our largest events of the year as we explore how to create and harness greater opportunities for women in the workplace. We’ll discuss what it’s like at the top, effective self-promotion and negotiation strategies, tactics for working in synergy with colleagues, and more.


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2019 Highlights from our Raleigh Event!


Hilton Charlotte City Center

Special Hotel Rate:  Information coming soon.


Please note that due to high attendance, purchasing a reserved table is the only way to ensure you will be seated with you colleagues at this event.

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Thursday, October 22
8:00 amCheck-in begins / Exhibit hall open
8:30 amPop-Up Session
9:00 amOpening Session and Keynote

Living on the Other Side of Imagination
Dr. Shirley Davis

Are you living the life that you always imagined? Are you living your best life now? If the answer is “no” join the 90% of those who admit that they aren’t and that if they got to live life over again, they would live it differently-with more passion, intentionality, purpose, and efficiency. In fact, research reveals that when we are living life in this way, we are happier, healthier, more productive, and come up with better solutions. So what keeps us stuck in a rut, a routine, and comfortable with the status quo life?

What’s the secret sauce that was used by those who are living on the other side of imagination?

In this presentation, Dr. Davis takes on her role as certified life coach and master of reinvention to share her personal journey of getting over her fears and the self-imposed obstacles and excuses that kept her from living her best life. She’ll guide you through steps and strategies for how to make bold and courageous moves, how to conquer paralyzing fears and the stigma of failure, and how to navigate the winds of uncertainty. She will outline the key elements of how she made her dreams and imaginations a reality and today is living her best life. You will learn how to do the same through the art of creative and strategic thinking, goal setting, life mapping, and reinvention. You will leave inspired and empowered to begin your journey of living on the other side of imagination.

10:15 amNetworking

Enjoy the exhibit hall, book signings, head shots or networking during this time.

10:30 amPop-Up Session
11:00 amBreakout Session I

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12:10 pmLunch and Keynote

Resilience Reset: It’s Your Turn to Thrive
Anne Grady, Resilience Expert

The ability to successfully navigate change, rise above adversity, and triumph in our lives boils down to one word: RESILIENCE.

When faced with challenges, ambiguity, and adversity, those who practice resilience refuse to let fear hold them back, and they break through the barriers keeping them stuck to not only survive difficult times, but thrive as a result.

Learn how to cultivate courage, improve resilience, and triumph over adversity, obstacles, and setbacks in this energetic keynote.

2:40 pmBreakout Session II

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3:40 pmNetworking Reception

Reception ends at 4:15 p.m. Book signings will occur during this time frame.

4:00 pmPop-Up Session
4:45 amEvent closes