WOMEN THRIVING FEARLESSLY EXPO 2021

Friday, October 15th 2021 | 4:00pm - 9:00pm CST

Willis Tower | 233 S. Wacker Drive 99th Floor | Chicago, IL 60606

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Chicagoland's Largest Expo for Women in Business!

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The W.T.F. Expo is designed to provide a "one stop shop" for women in business. You can expect multiple resources to assist you in all phases of life and business - funding, marketing, personal development, and partnership building. You can also expect to meet women who have been down the road you're going who are more than willing to assist. Finally, you can expect to leave the event with tangible tools that can be executed right away to begin the next phase of your business.

ALL OF THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED IN A FUN, SAFE,

AND ENCOURAGING ENVIRONMENT!

This year's theme: "Getting Down to Business!"

We're going back to basics to properly position you to level up. Attend this incredible event to:

- Set up your business entity properly

- Build business credit

- Create business allies

- Learn key essentials that every business(woman) needs (Marketing, automation, funding sources, business accounting, insurance, self confidence...etc.)

 

Our panel discussions include prominent ladies from all over the country!

 

Join us in our exclusive in-person VIP Lounge for gift bags, plus food and beverages (alcohol for 21 and older ONLY).

The 2021 expo will be a hybrid event. We will meet in-person as well as virtually, making this our first international W.T.F. EXPO!

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PRODUCED BY ERIKA GILCHRIST

"My passion for creating this expo stems from my lack of resources while building my business for 20 years. I decided to be the person I wish I had when I was trying to thrive. Nobody should have to build their passion alone. I'm determined to lay resources at the feet of women that were otherwise hidden." 

Become a Vendor!

OUR 2021 SPEAKERS:

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 JERI TOLIVER

CEO, Flyy Credit Solutions 

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EMILY WASHCOVICK

Senior Manager of Business Development Outreach, YELP

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PHYLLIS SHELTON

U.S. Small Business Administration

Economic Development Specialist and Women’s Representative

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JADE CARPENTER

Attorney & Owner of

The Law Office of Jade Carpenter

Speakers are privately selected by our board members, and then an invitation is extended. We do not accept speaker applications.

VENDOR SIGNUP

Partnership Opportunities!

Join our team of partners for your company's brand elevation!

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NOMINATE A FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR
FOR A W.T.F. AWARD!

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JOIN US IN THE FUN!

Photo Credit: Jordan Cart

BUILD GREAT RELATIONSHIPS!

SHARE EXPERIENCES!

LAUGH AS WELL AS LEARN!

Previous Speakers & Panelists

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Vanessa Cabrera

Marketing Consultant & Social Media Strategist

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Arabel Alva Gonzales

Co-Founder

Latino Fashion Week

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Nakita Nicci

TV Personality, CEO, Lupus Survivor

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Jean LaVallie

CEO & Founder,

WESOS

[Women Entrepreneurs Secrets of Success]

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Trizonna McClendon

Emmy Award-Winning Producer

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Dr. ML Black

Leadership Catalyst &

Co-Founder,

TandemSpring

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Lourdes Duarte

Investigative Reporter

Anchor

WGN TV

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Heather Way Kitzes

Government & Neighborhood Relations Manager,

Chicago Cubs

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Watchen Nyanue

VP Marketing Partnerships, WNBA/Chicago Sky

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Emily Washcovick

Senior Manager of Business Development Outreach,

YELP

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Beth Wiesendanger

Community Organizer

Fiverr.com

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Sima A. Patel

CEO

Rapid Trainers International

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Carolyn Leonard

CEO & Founder

DyMynd, Inc.

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Beth Rosen

Creative Director & Co-Founder,

SparkFete Media