Conference

If you’re a woman considering a return to the paid workforce after a career break, the Back to Business Women’s Conference is an investment you’ll want to make in yourself.  Let’s work together to re-build your resume, your business network and your confidence in yourself as a professional.  We’ll inspire you, arm you with job-search job skills, expose you to what recruiters find to be the most valued business skills and expand your possibilities.  Plan now for October,  when the kids are back in school and it’s time for you to think about yourself.

The 2017 Back to Business Women’s Conference

Research Triangle Headquarters at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center
12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
October 27, 2017 | More Info and Registration Coming Soon

Last Year's Agenda

Thursday
8:00 – 9:00 Registration / Breakfast / Professional Photos
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome Remarks by Katie Dunn
9:05 – 10:05 Keynote Speech Presented by Carol Fishman Cohen
10:05 – 11:00 “Creating a Foundation for Success” by Jeannie Denuo
11:00 – 11:10 Break sponsored by wral.com
11:10 – 12:40 Resume Workshop led by Catherine Tuttle of Forward-Thinking Resumes
12:40 – 1:15 Lunch provided by Whole Foods / Networking / The Importance of LinkedIn by Mir Garvey
1:30 – 2:15 “Devising Your Job Search Plan” by Katie Dunn
2:15 – 3:15 Panel: Women Who Have Successfully Relaunched Careers

Friday
8:00 – 9:00 Registration / Breakfast Sponsored by Credit Suisse / Professional Photos
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome Remarks by Katie Dunn
9:05 – 10:00 “Networking Like A Pro” by Tim Flood
10:05 – 11:10 Table Topics: Moderated small-group discussions
11:10 – 12:00 Digital Marketing and Your Job Search
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch / Networking
12:45 – 1:45 Panel: A Discussion with Local Recruiters
1:45 – 2:00 Break Sponsored by Relias Learning
2:00 – 4:00 Networking Event with Local Recruiters and Sponsors

What attendees have to say

I would not have had the courage to do these things without your inspiration, Katie! So again, THANK YOU for taking the time to positively influence so many of us.

Vicki

Your two-day conference has given me renewed focus, great networking ideas and a solid understanding of the hiring climate in the RTP area.

Kelly

It can be intimidating to re-enter the workforce of today but the conference reminded me that there are opportunities for professional growth and continuation of a career following a professional break.

Teresa

On a personal note, thanks to your work I feel like I made some great connections. And your work has helped so many make connections.

Donna

Thank you so very much for touching the hearts and minds of so many by providing a much needed, excellent conference on how to most efficiently and effectively map a return to the workforce. You and your fellow speakers were informative and inspirational. The different stories shared were comforting and instructive.

Jamesina

 We hope to see you in October!

 REGISTRATION OPEN SOON

Women attend our conference from all over!

If you need hotel accommodations, we recommend:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Research Triangle Park
4912 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC 27703
(919) 474-9800