With the year 2019 ending and a new year upon us, there are so many Veterans looking for 2020 to be the year of profit and expansion..and there's no better time than now to understand how important conferences like the Military Women's Conference can be for growing your network and thus, your net worth.
In a recent article by TakeFlyte.com, we are reminded of 12 reasons why we should be attending conferences, highlighting things like meeting your business idols, networking opportunities, learning in new spaces, and breaking out of your comfort zone.
While these are definitely great reasons in and of themselves, this particular conference highlights 5 different elements that have so many people talking:
Reason #1: A Conference That Focuses on Military Women Is Refreshing
“I have spoken at so many different types of business conferences worldwide, but a conference that focuses on military women is a huge need right now. That’s why I wanted to be a part of this,” says Combat Veteran Dr. Sonja Stribling, who’s also the Keynote speaker for the inaugural conference. Dr. Stribling adds, “We as military women have gone through so many things in life and while we think some of the little things may be no big deal, that little thing could quite possibly change someone else’s entire life and we need to come together to support one another in this way.”
Reason #2 Bringing Together the Best of The Best
Your Co-founders of this conference have established an incredible network, with the best experts to speak on all three educational tracks:
Tech track - This is where you’ll attend classes with Facebook-certified instructors, Instagram profiting pros, and podcasting experts to help you understand exactly how to leverage your online reach. This is the kind of training that businesses pay thousands of dollars for.
Career in transition - This track will cover everything you need to know about not only transitioning out of the military, but the best opportunities for employment and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Nonprofits and advocacy - Whether you’re thinking about starting your own non-profit or you want to commit some of your extra retirement days as a volunteer, this track will educate you on exactly what it takes (the good, the bad, and the ugly) and how to get involved in a way that best suits your interests and time.
Reason #3: Two Full Days To Build Your Rolodex and Business
This is no ordinary business conference. The military-affiliated women (and men) attending and speaking are the kind of people you want to have “in your back pocket”. There are the folks who say, “Don’t forget to reach for support” and they actually mean it. With this year’s expected attendance at 200, you’ll actually have quality time to chat with each person in 2 days’ time, so when we talk about the opportunity to network being so priceless at conferences like this...we mean it!
Reason #4: The First Year Means Everything
I remember the lunch meeting Iris Green called me to attend with her. She said, “I have an idea for a conference and I want to partner with you on it”. If I’ll be honest here, I was really nervous but also excited. See...Iris and I met at a conference very similar to this one just over a year ago. That’s how we met, connected, and began working together. This is our chance to prove ourselves to you with some of the best speakers and trainers in the business. This year, you not only get in at the introductory price, but all attendees will have access to early bird pricing for the following year’s tickets. With the conversations you have in our inaugural year, you’ll find yourself moved with the stories and impacted with the information and unique skill set of each person. This first year will accommodate 200 attendees, which makes for a much more intimate opportunity to connect. Some conferences pack in hundreds and even thousands of people and you feel overwhelmed and even a little anxious. We didn’t want that. We want you to feel comfortable. We want you to walk-in with the expectation to learn and network and walk out a couple hundred new, life-long friendships and possible business collaborations.
Reason #5: There’s No Better Location
The Military Women’s Conference of 2020 will be held at the Tampa Convention Center, right on Harbour Island in beautiful Tampa, FL.
For VIP ticket holders, there will be a Super Bowl watch party held the evening of February 2nd at Jackson’s Bistro, right across the bridge from the Convention Center and just walking distance to nearby hotels.
On Tuesday morning all attendees will be welcomed by Tampa’s very own Mayor, Jane Castor, who’s also a 31-year Veteran of the Tampa Police Department. Special thanks to our event manager, Brian Leto with A-N Productions, for not only taking over the reigns of confirming our location, but for booking the Mayor Castor as the Officiant for our Opening Ceremony.