Join us for the VIRTUAL Leadership Conference September 23-25!

3 Day Virtual Conference To Help You
Rise To Your Level Of Success

Going up? Oh, yes. Always AND Together.  Hold...That...Door.

Join Us For The 3-Day VIRTUAL Leadership Conference September 23 - 25

The WiBN Leadership Conference is a great opportunity to connect and build relationships with other women in our community as well as to further develop your leadership skills. There are a plethora of professional development sessions that help in adding leadership tools to your toolkit.

Why You Should Attend This Virtual Event

Hear From Experts

Our speakers are proven business leaders, strategists and peers. All are well-respected industry leaders who have been where you are and know what you need to know. We make sure you're hearing from the best speakers on each topic and you get solid and unique insights to change how your business gets done.

Learn New Skills

How business gets done changes fast. Trends, new strategies, and innovations happen all the time. To stay up-to-date, you need an educational opportunity that provides you with the full range of business knowledge. No matter how long you've been in the business world there is always something new to learn.

Meet New Vendors and Suppliers

Our exhibitors have answers to your questions. They are industry experts and solution-providers to your business or career. Our vendors are some of the best people for you to get to know. Grow your network, meet potential new clients and learn about what's happening in today’s business world.

The ElevateHer
Swag Box

Get ready to interact with an online event in a new way. We've put together the ElevateHer Swag Box with thoughtfully curated goodies that is sure to elevate your conference experience. These boxes will be available to the the first 300 registrants. So be sure to register early to receive your box in time for the event.

What You Get When You Attend This Virtual Event:

To help you Elevate yourself and your business
Handpicked especially for this event and their relevance to YOUR business
Days Replay
Re-live those incredible, AHA moments and catch anything you may have missed
Opportunities to
Connect with like-minded, women and Elevate your business and your brand

Reserve Your Spot Now

Emerging Professional, Job Seeker, Student
Individual with fewer than 5 years of professional career experience, unemployed or enrolled in a college or degree program

WiBN Member or BBB Accredited Business/Charity

Individual with an up-to-date paid membership to WiBN, employee or owner of an Accredited Business with any BBB


All Others

Corporate Group

Per person registration for those businesses or organizations that will be registering 5 or more employees.
Scholarship assistance may be available through the Jeanne Porter Scholarship Fund. If registration cost prohibits your attendance, please email Ann Riegle Crichton for information about scholarship opportunities.

Meet Your Speakers

Bridget Flaherty

Founder, LORE Storytellers
Session Title: Storytelling for Business Professionals

Bridget Flaherty is an award-winning storyteller. She is also a certified data management professional with an extensive background in business process improvement and information technology leadership. This odd combination makes her uniquely qualified to teach storytelling for business. Bridget is the founder of LORE, where story coaches host personalized workshops, events and one-on-one sessions for people who own their story (or want to) and are seeking authentic connections with clients, employees, co-workers, investors and the community.

Rose Lonsbury

Simplicity Coach, Rose Lounsbury Minimalism Coaching
Session Title: 
The Power of Less: Simplicity for Professional Women

Rose Lounsbury is a keynote speaker, coach, and Amazon bestselling author who helps busy professionals reduce stress and improve work/life balance through simplicity. After blogging about her personal journey toward a simpler lifestyle, Rose was inspired to leave her classroom teaching job and help others create simpler and more meaningful lives by owning--and doing--less. Rose’s advice has been featured on, and she’s been a guest on ​Good Day Columbus​, WYSO, WVXU,​ Good Morning Cincinnati​ and ​Living Dayton.​

Samantha Elder

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications, Montgomery County ADAMHS
Session Title: Balancing the Quintuple: Creating harmony between Career, Family, Volunteerism, Social Life, and Personal Health

Samantha Elder is a local native with a lot of Dayton pride. As a working mom, Samantha has spent plenty of time, especially early in her career, trying to find the perfect balance between family, career​, ​community involvement, social life and personal health. Samantha also serves as board president of the Dayton Children’s Hospital Women’s Board, and member of the Gala of Hope Advisory Board. Most importantly, Samantha is a mother to her daughter, Ellie.

Nora-Kate Weiwel

Director, CareWorks
Session Title: 
Training Next-gen Leaders: By a millennial female leader

Nora-Kate Wiewel has over a decade of experience in sales and marketing operations, communications, change management and building brand culture from mid-market to Fortune 500 brands nationally. Within her leadership roles at CareWorks, and its affiliated brands, she has helped companies expand their reach in the workers' compensation and digital marketing industry. Nora-Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Bowling Green State University, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, is a California native and leadership enthusiast.

Estelle Gibson

Owner, Journey To Freedom
Session Title: 
From Financial Dependency to Financial Freedom

Estelle Gibson is a CPA and ICF Certified Coach with over 35 years of professional experience. She presented her first TEDx talk in 2019 and is a member of Toastmasters International. She has worked with individuals and companies from small, privately owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies in various industries.  Because of this, Estelle is committed to helping women break free from financial dependency and overwhelm by empowering them to move past their money stories and to implement powerful money strategies.

Sarah Chapman

Communications & Social Media Manager, CareSource
Session Title: 
The Future Online, 2020 Vision w/Hannah Krafka

Sarah Chapman​ is a social media pro who started in the ICQ chatrooms and has been deep in person-to-person interaction ever since. Sarah spent 15 years with Procter & Gamble, managing some of the world’s largest brands and is best known from her time behind the Charmin bear discussing iconic issues like the #MadPooper. Today, she brings her unique expertise to the highly regulated health care industry as the expert elevating social media at CareSource.

Hannah Krafka

Senior Media Specialist, CareSource
Session Title: 
The Future Online, 2020 Vision w/Sarah Chapman

Hannah Krafka​ is a media relations expert who keeps brands in the limelight with a stellar combination of storytelling flair and media expertise. She brings real-life relationships online, swiftly engaging with breaking news and connecting with media partners. Hannah’s background in writing and public relations adds to CareSource’s ability to tell their story in ways that resonate deeply with current events.

Debra Doak

Owner & Certified Divorce Coach, Debra Doak Coaching
Session Title: 
Outspoken Women: Why Speaking Up Matters More Than Ever

Debra Doak specializes in helping women make hard decisions about marriage, divorce, money and life. She is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach®, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, Ohio Supreme Court trained Family Mediator and the author of High Conflict Divorce for Women. She specializes in giving women the confidence they need to speak up in their relationships or at the negotiating table. Debra believes it’s time for women to speak up for themselves and for each other.

Phillitia Charlton

Personal & Professional Development Coach & Consultant, Charlton & Charlton Consultants
Session Title: 
Managing Impostor Syndrome

Phillitia's popular workshops, training, blogs and articles have helped CEOs and business leaders skip the learning curve and dive into addressing personal issues hindering professional growth and productivity. She has over 18 years in educational leadership and administration and is the go-to person for programming, leadership, empowerment and accountability. With a BA in Public Relations and a Masters in Project Management, she has gone from seven foster care placements to becoming the first principal of a dropout recovery alternative school to be named a National Urban School of Excellence before age 40. Phillitia is a wife, mother, educator, leader, author, playwright, life coach and survivor.

Lisa Kempton

Owner & Chief Automation Specialist, Sage Peak Business Solutions
Session Title: 
How Busyness Is Killing Your Productivity

Sage Peak Business Solutions helps businesses automate daily tasks so they can spend more time growing their business. Lisa also hosts a weekly podcast. There she teaches businesses how to use automation to get back more time in their day. Before moving to Ohio and starting Sage Peak Business Solutions, Lisa lived most of her life in Colorado. Her career has been spent working with start-ups and nonprofits to help them grow and organize their businesses. Lisa is a true mountain girl at heart and loves all things outdoors, especially hiking, backpacking and camping

Lissa Cupp

Founder, Big Rocks of Life® 
Session Title: 
Lifting To Leadership

Lissa Cupp is the founder of Big Rocks of Life®, an organization aimed at helping others reach their goals and live their dreams. She authors a blog and hosts a monthly networking group, Goal Driven Women® Lissa is also a marketing strategy consultant and works with companies to drive audience and revenue. She was most recently the chief marketing officer for Berkshire Hathaway Media, where she oversaw marketing for 100 news organizations. Prior to joining BH Media, she held senior leadership roles at Angie’s List, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Mead/ACCO Brands. An entrepreneur and owner of Style Encore® retail store, she also teaches digital marketing at the University of Dayton in the MBA program and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences.

Stephanie Keinath

Director of Public Policy & Economic Development, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce 
Session Title: Balancing the Quintuple: Creating harmony between Career, Family, Volunteerism, Social Life, and Personal Health

Stephanie Keinath is the Director of Public Policy & Economic Development for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Stephanie has been part of the Dayton Area Chamber team since 2007. A registered lobbyist with the State of Ohio, Stephanie directs the chamber’s advocacy work, education and talent initiatives and economic development outreach. Stephanie created and manages the Executive Women’s Council and EMPOWER: a first of its kind leadership program for women navigating the pathways to executive corporate leadership.

Closing Speakers

Robin Brun
Robin Brun Consulting, LLC
Career Consultant, Certified Professional Life Coach
Dean Waggenspack
3Levers Coaching
Career Coach /Life Coach
Dr. Karen Townsend
KT Townsend Consulting

Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the Virtual Leadership Conference?
The ElevateHer Virtual Leadership Conference will take place over three days, Wednesday, Sept. 23rd to Friday, Sept. 25th from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST. 
Where is this happening?
This is a virtual event that will take place online. So you will be able to attend and participate from the comfort of your office or home.

What platform is the event hosted on/how do I log in? 
The event main stage will be hosted on Zoom. So please be sure to register with your Zoom account email. You will receive more details via email closer to the event.

When is the last day to register?
You can register until the final day of the event (September 25) But you'll want to register early to ensure you can take part in all the fun that will be happening before the event.

What is the agenda for the 3 days?
You'll receive an outline of the event highlighting the flow of each day closer to the event.

What equipment will I need to participate in the event?
You will need reliable internet access. Although we feel the best experience will be had from a laptop or desktop enabled with webcam and microphone, you can access any portion of the event from a tablet or smart phone.

I don't like being on video. Do I need to have my camera turned on?
Yes. This is a highly interactive conference that very closely mirrors a live, in-person event. Being present on camera for the entire conference ( excluding breaks) will not only elevate your experience, but the experience of those attending with you.

What if I can't attend the whole event? Will there be a replay?
Yes, there will be replay that will be made available for 30 days after the event. That being said, you'll get the most out if this conference by attending and fully participating LIVE...especially if your name gets called to win one of the many prizes being given away during the conference. Are we bribing you? Yes, we are!

What's the attire?
The dress code is whatever makes you the most comfortable (as long as you wear clothing...especially pants). Some may like to dress business casual, like you would for an in-person event, but sweats or PJ's are fine too. You'll have opportunities to interact and meet other attendees throughout the event, so keep in mind that other people WILL see you.

Is food provided?
No, silly. This is a virtual event! :) We suggest you have snacks and water at the ready throughout the day. Lunch breaks will happen everyday of the event, but you may want to prep something for lunch ahead or plan to order take out during the event to maximize your time between the sessions. You may also want to prep your family meals prior to the event so you can fully engage all 3 days.

Will there be breaks throughout the day?
Yes, each day there is a mid-morning break, lunch break and an afternoon break.

A Special Thank You To Our Event Sponsors

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Dayton, OH 45402


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