Paying it Forward

Women’s Economic Development Network


WEDN 2017



2017 Presentations

Improv for Economic Developers: Zach Ward, Owner and Artistic Director of DSI Comedy, Founder and Executive Producer of the NC Comedy Arts Festival.

Improv for Economic Developers

Innovative Marketing or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media: Colleen Walton, Marketing Strategist, Brand Acceleration

Demographic Change in the Carolinas: 5 Trends to Watch:  Dr. Rebecca Tippett, Director of Carolina Demography, Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Three Keys to Making a Bold Career Move:  Sherry Essig, Executive and Life Coach, Flow Dynamix LLC. Three Keys to Making a Bold Career Move

Lunch Keynote-Leadership Development for Getting Things Done:  Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership. Leadership Development for Getting Things Done

When the Writing is on the Wall:  Panel Discussion: Peggy McLean, Director, Kershaw County Economic Development: Ashley Cagle, Director of Talent & Product Development, Wake County Economic Development; Penny Whiteheart-Panel Moderator, Senior Consultant, CreativeEDC

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

Creative EDC sponsors the Women’s Economic Development Network and Leadership Forum because we believe in starting things that matter. It is one of the several nonprofit ventures we have started to Pay It Forward.

Recommended Reading and Listening


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