WEDN 2018

Creative EDC sponsored the third Women’s Leadership Forum in February 2018. The program included placemaking, talent attraction, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and the impact of leaders. The conference gathered over 125 women from the field of economic development. We had a wonderful time learning from and sharing with each other. To read the summary of the 2018 forum, click here . Download the agenda here.

Video Summary

Keynote Speaker
Melody Warnick WEDN 2018 Rise Of The City Superfan from Crystal Morphis, CEcD
We were excited to provide each attendee with Melody’s book, This Is Where You Belong, as our gift at the 2018 conference.  The book sponsor is Sanford Holshouser, LLP.


Work-Life Balance:
Ashley Cagle, Director of Talent and Product Development, Wake County Economic Development. Erin Farris, Senior Business Developer, S&ME. Victoria Hanson, Executive Director, Amherst EDA .

Exploring Career Pathways:
Amy Sullivan-Hicks, Director of Business Development, ECS. Cindy Dancy, Principal, Dancy Research. Charity Barbee, Sr. Retail Development Specialist,  ElectriCities.


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