THE BUSINESS WOMEN’S FORUM IS BACK
For 39 years, the Business Women’s Forum (BWF) has been known as the largest, longest running full-day annual in-person conference for women in Connecticut. In March 2022, we are coming back together in person and online to interact, learn and network with host Renee DiNino of The River 105.9. We will continue to deliver the valuable and engaging content that attendees have come to expect whether you attend in person or online, in your home or office.
We are thrilled to be bringing you sessions this year with keynote speaker Vanessa Williams and award-winning speaker Christine Cashen, plus other engaging content.
In addition to providing attendees access to phenomenal speakers, networking opportunities and diverse training, the Forum has supplied in excess of $200,000 in scholarships to female college students pursuing a business degree during our long history. Prominent keynote speakers throughout our long history include Valerie Bertinelli, Barbara Corcoran, Suze Orman, Robin Roberts, Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour, Goldie Hawn, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Your Host, iHeartRadio’s Renee DiNino
11:00 a.m. In-person registration
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Program begins for both in-person and on-line
12:30 p.m. Motivational Speaker Christine Cashen “How to Stay Inspired When You’re So Darn Tired”
1:45 p.m. Julia Ford-Carther “Improving Team Communications Through EQ”
2:35 p.m. Susan Rietano Davey and Kelley Biskupiak of Prepare to Launch, LLC, “Strategies to Survive and Thrive in the Modern Workplace”
3:35 p.m. Keynote Speaker Vanessa Williams
4:35 p.m. In-person raffle and door prizes
Keynote and Motivational Speakers
Vanessa Williams – Virtual Keynote Speaker
Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. Having sold millions of records worldwide, Vanessa has also achieved numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz. Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliate including 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Satellite Awards.
Christine Cashen – Motivational Speaker
Christine delivers a fast-paced, uproarious program brimming with memorable quips and relevant content that helps audiences spark new and innovative ideas, manage conflict, reduce stress, energize employees, and create a happier more productive workplace. Author of the award-winning books, THE GOOD STUFF: Quips & Tips on Life, Love, Work and Happiness and It’s YOUR Business: Good Stuff for Your Personal, Professional, and Funny Business, Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Adult Education.
Your Host – Renee DiNino
Renee DiNino is the Director of Community Affairs & On-Air Programming for iHeartMedia in Connecticut, the midday host on The River 105.9 and host of an hour-long syndicated talk show on all 10 CT iHeartRadio stations.
Community Access features community-minded individuals, organizations, and community leaders giving a voice to non-profits and groups and helping to generate community buzz and promote positivity every Sunday on iHeartCommunities Radio.
You can hear her weekly syndicated talk show on these stations: The River 105.9, Country 92.5, Kiss 95.7, KC101, 97-9 ESPN Radio, 960 WELI News Talk Radio, News Radio 1410 WPOP Am, The Beat 100.9, 100.9 FM- Hartford & ESPN RADIO 1300.
Dynamic Speakers and Engaging Digital Content
From 1 PM-5 PM hear from our amazing speakers:
Valerie Bertinelli – Taking it One Day at a Time
Amanda Gore – Re-Set: How to Stay Sane in Crazy Times
Debbie Fay – Changing Times, Changing Communication
Leading Edge Coaches – Stress, Resilience & Change
PLUS! Giveaways, Scholarships, Fun and more!
What Attendees Say
Sue, Republican American
Especially after every event, I find myself implementing strategies that I took away to develop better leadership and management skills and focus on creating positive workplaces.
Information you need to know about the event
Will Vanessa Williams be in person?
Vanessa Williams will be joining us virtually, but will be able to hear questions from our in-person host, Renee DiNino of iHeartRadio.
Will the other speakers be in person?
Yes! Our other speakers will be there to get us motivated, help us learn, and remain “Ever Resilient.”