The Women in Business Summit (WIB Summit) will reach a historic milestone on Friday, March 20, 2015, when the 10th Annual Summit to empower and educate businesswomen takes place at Travelers Claim University in Windsor, Conn.
Kisha Zullo, founder of Events of Joy, created the WIB Summit in 2005 “to develop a community of strong female leaders by providing quality programming and resources in an environment that promotes learning.”
Only 14.6 percent of Fortune 500 executive officer positions are held by women and just 16.7 percent hold board seats in the U.S., according to 2014 statistics compiled by the nonprofit Catalyst, and businesswomen attending this year’s Summit will learn how best to change the landscape of male-dominated workplaces for the better thanks to two keynote addresses, breakout sessions and an entrepreneur panel comprised of female leaders working in various industries. Patty Lennon, crowdfunding consultant, business coach and motivational speaker at Patty Lennon LLC, will present the opening keynote and Petra Kolber, a movement motivator, positive psychology coach and fitness expert, will close the Summit.
“Many of us have an idea of how we would like to be of service, Kisha is putting her idea out into the world and applying action to her dreams in turn inspiring others to live a life of their dreams. This to me was a no brainer and it will be my absolute privilege to be a part of this inspiring event,” Kolber said.
“When I pull back the curtain to the ‘Wizard of Oz’, that to me is the veil of perfectionism that we all feel we must try to live up to, I want to remind women everywhere that they had the power all along. Let’s do this together, take a breath, let our belly relax, put action behind our intentions and live a deeply fulfilling and flourishing life,” Kolber added.
Presenters also include Dr. Bridget Cooper, MaryAnn D’Ambrosio, Ph.D., Nancy Di Dia, Courtney Hendricson, Laura Campbell, Angela Lussier, Milena Erwin, Mee-Jung Jang and Samalid Hogan.
Prudence Crandall Center is the Summit’s 2015 charity.
The WIB Summit will take place March 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Travelers Claim University, 99 Lamberton Road, Windsor, Conn. To purchase tickets and to learn more about the Summit, visit www.wibsummit.com.