Take No Bull Women's Conference
In honor of International Women's Day, the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce will host the Third Annual Take No Bull Women's Conference. #NoBullCon19 is the premiere women's conference in Durham attracting women from across the Triangle. The event features panel discussions, activations and exhibitors, networking opportunities, lunch, and a key note address to inspire women to take action in every area of their lives. We're back for a third year with a new venue and new content, but we're keeping the same energy - and that's no bull!
The day will open with Dr. Sally Afia Nuamah, Assistant Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Dr. Nuamah's research sits at the intersection of race, gender, public schools, and political behavior. She currently sits on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Education.
The conference will feature breakout sessions where you will have the opportunity to attend four out of the six sessions offered. Take a look at the options here:
From The C-Suite: Leading Like a Woman
The Durham Chamber's Executive Board Leadership will speak on the value of women in the C-Suite. Panelist include: Caroline Welch - President and General Manager, ABC11 Eyewitness News - WTVD, Indira Everett - District Manager, Duke Energy Corporation and, Katie Galbraith - President, Duke Regional Hospital. This conversation will be moderated by: Rory Kelly Gillis - COO + Partner, Shannon Media, Inc. (Durham Magazine)
Get Out of Your Way!
Gain insight on the surprising scientific data for women on how to build your willpower, boost your energy & strengthen your brain by being nicer to yourself. This talk will be given by international speaker and author, Jane Ransom.
A Modern Day Black Wall Street Story
Be the first to hear the story of two Black women in real estate who were intentional about selling their property located on the original Black Wall Street to a Black female owner. They'll discuss what it means to be a woman in real estate and how they're "buying back the block." Panelists include: building purchaser Nish Evans, Owner, Lennox + Grae, Inc. as well as building sellers Dawn Paige and Elaine Curry, Founders of Empress Development LLC. This conversation will be moderated by Dr. Bahby Banks - Career Strategist and CEO, Pillar Consulting, Inc.
A Business Woman's Guide to Self-Care
C. Nicole Swiner, MD - Partner and Family Physician, Durham Family Medicine alongside Louisha Barnette - Co-Founder, Soul Yoga and Certified Health Coach break down what exactly is "self-care" and how to ensure your physical and mental health are always priority in your career.
The Minority Factor: Navigating Business as a Woman of Color
Panelists include: Anabel Rosa - Attorney and Shareholder, Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and Vandana Dake - Owner, Alliance Architecture. This conversation will be moderated by Gracie Johnson Lopez - President and Principal Consultant, Diversity & HR Solutions.
Navigating Today's Inter-Generational Workforce
By 2025, nearly 75% of the workforce will be millennials. What does that mean for the workplace and the structure of corporations? Join Baby Boomer Lori Jones Gibbs - SVP Community Development Banking - The Carolinas at PNC Financial Services and Millennial Jessica Mitsch - Co-Founder/CEO, Momentum for a candid fireside chat.
We'll hear from Leigh Kathryn Bonner - Founder, Bee Downtown. Leigh Kathryn is a fourth generation beekeeper whose organization partners with businesses in cities to help save honey bee populations. She has been featured in the likes of Inc., Forbes, and BBC.
A special thank you to our emcee for the day Leslie Walden - Regional Vice President Public Affairs, Fidelity Investments!
Afterwards, join us for the after party at WeWork in Downtown Durham at One City Center. The after party is an opportunity to further connect if you did attend the conference or get in on the fun if your schedule does not permit (register here).
We are also proud to partner with Dress for Success and will be hosting a PURSE DRIVE. So ladies, clean out your closets and bring any gently used handbags, purses, laptop bags, etc. you are done with to Take No Bull!
Check out the official Take No Bull Playlist with some tunes from our female event DJ Twenty3 leading up to the conference on Apple Music here!