Paying it Forward

Women’s Economic Development Network



Agenda coming in January.

WEDN 2018 Information

Registration will be limited so register early.

Early Bird Price $175 per person includes 1.5 days of outstanding programming. A Networking Dinner will be provided on Wednesday evening. A Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided Thursday. Early Bird Pricing Ends January 3rd, 2018 then the price will be $215. Register online by clicking the button below. If your organization does not have a credit card, please contact us at [email protected] to request an invoice.

If you would like to participate in a SPARK! Session, please select YES during the registration process.  What is a SPARK! session? An opportunity to present a best practice, challenge, or case study of something cool happening in your community – in 5 minutes or less. The concept is to SPARK! ideas and conversation at the forum.  These sessions are NOT sales pitches.



Keynote Speaker

Melody Warnick-Freelance Writer & Author of This Is Where You Belong

We are excited to have the opportunity to provide you with Melody’s book, This Is Where You Belong, as our gift to you at the 2018 conference.  The books sponsor is Sanford Holshouser, LLP.

Confirmed Speakers:

James Chavez-President & CEO, SC Powerteam
LeeAnn Nixon-Existing Industry Project Manager, Cabarrus Economic Development








Kristin Reese-Executive Director, Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership
Zee Worstell-CEO, AccelerateHER


Work-Life Balance: Ashley Cagle, Director of Talent and Product Development, Wake County Economic Development. Others to be announced.

Exploring Career Pathways: Amy Sullivan-Hicks, Director of Business Development, ECS. Others to be announced.


We ask that every participant bring a gently used suit, dress or career clothing item to donate to the career closet.

Book Exchange:

Because we love to read and love to share what we read, this year we are starting a book exchange. Bring a book, take a book. Everyone who brings a book will get to pick a book to take home in the exchange. Sanford Holshouser, LLP is sponsoring the book.

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Creative Economic Development Consulting