Amazing Speakers, Sponsors and Opportunities to Experience It Await

Mar 17, 2021 | Uncategorized

Whatever your dream as a woman business owner, NAWBO is here to power it during this year’s National Women’s Business Conference (WBC2021) on October 17-19.

We are excited to announce several amazing speakers:

Jessica MatthewsDiana NyadCleo Wade

  • Jessica Matthews, inventor, venture capitalist and co-founder of Uncharted Power who will talk, Power, Redefined: Changing the Game By Being Unapologetically You (Keynote)
  • Diana Nyad, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida, prominent sports journalist, storyteller, public speaker and author of the memoir, Find a Way (Keynote)
  • Cleo Wade, poet, activist and author of the best-selling books, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life and Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change (Gala Performer)

Learn more about our speakers here.

Also, Bank of America is proud to again serve as presenting sponsor of the WBC in 2021. They will also present the Woman Business Owner of the Year Award (read more about this award and nominations process in this issue of NAWBO ONE!). 

WBC2021 will bring together hundreds of women business owners from around the world virtually as well as through a limited in-person “Watch Party” (100 max based on current health and safety guidelines) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here’s what to expect from these experiences:

Virtual Experience

3 days of the Virtual Conference, inclusive of 1-day Membership Meeting and 2-day Conference PLUS several pre-conference activities

Cost: $195.00 members/$250.00 non-members


  • Pre-conference activities, including business expo, roundtables and first timer meet-and-greet
  • Two general sessions
  • Breakouts, workshops and roundtables
  • Networking connections
  • Fun, interactive activities like scavenger hunts with prize giveaways
  • Exhibit hall
  • Morning workouts
  • Happy hours
  • Program book
  • Swag specially curated for attendees
In-Person Watch Party Experience – NAWBO Members Only

3 days of the Virtual Conference, inclusive of 1-day Membership Meeting and 2-day Conference PLUS several pre-conference activities PLUS In-Person Watch Party Experience
Cost: An additional $250.00 ($445.00 TOTAL FOR VIRTUAL + WATCH PARTY EXPERIENCE)

Limit: 100 in-person attendees

All of the above PLUS:

  • Watch virtual WBC together in New Orleans meeting space
  • Three days of breakfasts, lunches and beverages
  • Space for doing virtual workouts together
  • PJ party and game night in ballroom
  • Jazz night on the town
  • Local community excursions to experience New Orleans first-hand
  • In-person, social distanced networking and fun

(Please note that Watch Party attendees will be responsible for their travel, lodging and any costs associated with community experiences they choose to participate in. By attending, attendees agree to abide by all COVID-19 related guidelines put in place by either the organization or the venue, including but not limited to wellness checks, social distancing, masking requirements, respiratory etiquette, hand washing and hygiene. Attendees will be required to sign an Acknowledgment agreeing to abide by all COVID-19 related guidelines.)


Click here to register now!


*Photo of Diana Nyad by Andrea Mead Cross

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