The Power Conference – Our Start
In 2010, with a spark from Montgomery County Economic Development, Women Business Owners of Montgomery County (WBO-MC) initiated a strategic partnership and reached out to Women Business Owners of Prince George’s County (WBO-PGC), Women Presidents Educational Organization (WPEO-DC), and Women in Business Education Foundation, to create a truly regional women’s business development conference. Each year since then, these same organizations, together with Montgomery County, and our many diverse Power Partners, Sponsors and exhibitors bring you the annual Power Conference: Women Doing Business. The focus of the Power Conference is business, all business, all day. The conference is designed to showcase women-owned businesses and businesswomen, introduce dynamic women speakers, give access to women experts, showcase women’s business stories, female CEOs, executives, and professionals, and highlight resources for women. The Power Conference attracts 500-700 regional businesswomen from throughout Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia, as well as from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.
The conference platform is dynamic and interactive –designed to provide opportunities for attendees to meet new people and reach new companies, find resources, tell their own stories on the Conference video and podcast, and jumpstart their business development efforts, careers, and companies.
Past Keynote speakers have included Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley, Katy Kay, author of The Confidence Code and BBC America news anchor, Monica Kang, Founder of InnovatorsBox, Crystal McCrary, TV Producer of the Gotham Diaries, and Anne Balduzzi, Founder SameGrain.com platform.