Annual Women’s Leadership Conference - "Ignite Your Leadership"

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino, East Peoria, Illinois

Registration, Early Bird Networking Session, Luncheon & Keynote Presentation l 10 am – 1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions & Networking l 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This conference is designed to cultivate ideas, discuss challenges and find solutions. It is filled with courageous and inspiring women from diverse backgrounds.

"If there is one conference to attend this year, it is Pathways to Success," says business owner Pat Drake.  "The caliber of speakers, networking opportunities and inspirational women is something you won't find anywhere else!"

"Live Life out L.O.U.D."

Keynote Speaker: Mimi Brown

Our 2019 Pathways to Success features Mimi Brown, a business owner, two-time beauty queen, DJ, contestant on NBC's Biggest Loser and renowned speaker. Mimi is able to instantly connect to listeners through her personal story. She draws the audience in with powerful, entertaining and insightful truths and actionable steps that equip and ignite your leadership.

Mimi's keynote address is like a conversation with your best friend. She has an uncanny knack for making real connections with people right from the stage. Mimi knows that today's audience doesn't want to be a passive listener or be lectured. She will involve the Pathway's audience, keeping you laughing, moving and engaged! 

Mimi's "Live Life out L.O.U.D." keynote address will tackle the quesiton: What would you dare to achieve if you knew you couldn’t fail?

Everyone has the potential to achieve her own personal greatness, but most don’t tap into it. The power to create your greatest life and business is within your reach. The key is to amp up the volume on who you are and get L.O.U.D.!

During this dynamic and supercharged session, Mimi will cover what it takes to really reach your goals and fully step into more of who you are to achieve ultimate success. Using a mix of music, humor, and interactivity, this session is guaranteed to keep you on your feet, inspire you and have you laughing while learning.

Early Bird Breakout Session with Becky Howell - 10:15-11:15am

Find the Leader Hiding Inside; Insight, Tips & Techniques to Discover Your Leader Type

Be rewarded for arriving early! Becky’s trademark is exploring the emotional and internal processes of life through story and cutting edge research. Becky expertly reconnects each listener to her own personal struggle and then offers ideas, perspective, and exercises within the talk that creates action-steps into a solution. In this talk, Becky will cover the main types of leaders, clear out false assumptions that keep us stuck (and beating our head against a wall), and illustrate how to deliver leadership effectively and effortlessly.

About the Speaker: 

Author and Speaker Becky Howell has more than 13 years as a business owner in the wellness industry, but has been a knowledge chaser her whole life. She originally focused on the body and has earned eighty-three certifications over her time as a therapist, including studying with several indigenous peoples to learn their healing frameworks. Becky has written two books on happiness and emotional wellness. The second book is where Becky shares her own four-step protocol for moving people from stuck to well quickly and thoroughly. ​Having accumulated more than 10,000 client hours over her intense career, Becky has the education, experience, and compassion to expertly hold her audience in a transformative space where drastic changes can be made. 

Breakout Session Speakers - These speakers will inspire, motivate and entertain!

Ignite Your Brand  
Presented by Meghan Lundeen, Caterpillar Inc.

Sharing the Consuming Fire of Leadership
Presented by Gwen Alexander, The Gwen Alexander Inc.

Mentoring Millennials Builds Loyalty & Leadership

Presented by Kathryn Spitznagle, Mentoring Women Millennials, LLC



Individual Conference Tickets includes Keynote Speaker, Breakout Learning Sessions, Exhibits & Vendors and Social/Networking Opportunities
$65 WIL & NAWBO members/$75 Guests (non-WIL, non-NAWBO members) 


Table Sponsor
 includes Keynote Speaker, Breakout Learning Sessions, Exhibits & Vendors and Social/Networking Opportunities
$650 for attendance of 10 people - savings of $100 for non-WIL/NAWBO members



10:00am  11:30am Registration (Mimosas & Orange Juice Available)
10:15am  11:15am   Early Bird Breakout Session  • Exhibits & Vendors
11:15am  11:45am   Networking • Exhibits & Vendors 
11:45am  1:30pm Lunch • Keynote Speaker
1:30pm – 2:00pm Networking • Exhibits & Vendors • Door Prizes
2:00pm – 3:00pm Breakout Learning Session #1 
3:00pm – 3:15pm Networking • Cash Bar • Exhibits & Vendors • Door Prizes
3:15pm – 4:15pm Breakout Learning Session #2
4:15pm  4:30pm Networking • Cash Bar  Exhibits & Vendors 

Final Door Prizes  • Closing Remarks

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