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Women TIES creates, hosts, sponsors and supports a variety of local, regional and state-wide entrepreneurial events. The website is updated frequently with important strategic networking and educational programs. You'll find event details, speaker profiles and registration information. Bookmark this page, so you can visit it easily to learn more about valuable entrepreneurial events to help you grow your business. Women TIES believes attending our strategic sales, networking and educational events is a valuable investment in your business.


Right to Rally Cocktail Party - Media Sponsored by Women's Athletic Network

Right to Run Logo Featuring:
Kathrine Switzer
National Women's Hall of Fame Inductee

Thursday, May 5, 2016
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Aurora Inn, 391 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026

$100.00  (Award winning food, delicious cocktails and fantastic women)

An exquisite evening on Cayuga Lake to celebrate our RIGHT TO RALLY being produced by the Right to Run 19K, LLC.

Women are invited to rally in Aurora to officially kick off the Right to Run 19K 5K weekend. This elegant evening features award winning local food, delicious cocktails, spectacular vistas and conversation with marathon woman, advocate and running legend Kathrine Switzer.

The evening also includes priceless auction items designed for the Right to Run 19K by Mackenzie Childs.

If you can't join us to run on Saturday, consider joining us on Thursday night.



Join the Women TIES Team at the 1st Annual Right to Run 19K (and 5K) - Media Sponsored by Women TIES

 Right To Run Race Featuring:
Kathrine Switzer
261 Fearless.org

Saturday, May 7, 2016
9 a.m.
Seneca Falls, New York

Reservations due:  May 6

$32.00  (5K Race Fee)
$55.00  (19K Race Fee)

Women TIES is proud to be a major sponsor of the 1st Annual Right To Run 19K and 5K Race. Any woman is invited to join the WOMEN TIES 5K and 19K running teams - run for women's rights, women entrepreneurs and just the joy of running with women.

Running is no longer just a form of exercise, but a lifestyle, and we want to give others the chance to display their skills for a great cause.

Right to Run is a national fundraiser that will take place in historic Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday, May 7, 2016 to benefit the National Women's Hall of Fame.

The day will feature 19K and 5K running courses, viewing areas for spectators, and a Vendor Village for both participants and their families & guests before, during and after the race. The race is open for registration and available for everyone of all ages.

Join Women TIES President Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham as a racer that day. Women TIES, LLC is proud to be the 5K Runners Bib Sponsor for the race and invites every woman we know to join us running the 5K or 19K Race. Women entrepreneurs running together to support the amazing history of females who have run before us together for justice, voting rights and equality, will be the power that fuels minds, hearts and legs that day. Here is to our storied past and positive future.

When you sign up on the RighttoRun19k.org website do the following to land on the Women TIES Running Teams:

Online Registration Directions:

*The group Women TIES has been created. In order for people to register with that group, go here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/RaceGroup-218274?raceId=25978

This will take you directly to the team registration, or your can register the normal way through runsignup.com and just click Group > Women TIES when selecting their distance.

You will create your own password first and then will need the Women TIES password "Fearless" after clicking the 5K or 19K race button to join our team.

Please call the Women TIES office with any questions or problems at 315-708-4288. We can't wait to run with you on our team.

About the Presenter

Kathrine Switzer has long been one of running's most iconic figures. But when she was inducted into the U.S.A. National Women's Hall of Fame last year, it was not just for breaking barriers but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her, millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.

Her work began accidentally 45 years ago when she was the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon when it was considered a men's only race. Her entry revolutionized the sports world when she was physically attacked by the race director for wearing official bib numbers in the race. The photo of this incident flashed around the globe and became one of Time-Life's "100 Photos that Changed the World." Switzer finished that race but was radicalized by the incident. She campaigned to make women official in the Boston Marathon in 1972 and later that year was one of the creators of the first women's road race.

Switzer went on to run 39 marathons, and won the New York City Marathon in 1974. She ran her personal best in 1975, finishing second in Boston (2:51:33). She then put her substantial energies into creating the Avon International Running Circuit of women's only races in 27 countries with over a million participating from 1978 to the present time. It was this series of events, which showed global participation and performances that largely convinced the IOC to include a women's marathon in the 1984 Olympic Games.



Kentucky Derby Fundraiser to Support Positively Pink Packages Breast Cancer Efforts - Media Sponsored by Women TIES

Jennifer A. Tom Featuring:
Jennifer A. Tom
Positively Pink Packages

Saturday, May 7, 2016
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The BAR at Armory Square, Downtown Syracuse, NY

Reservations due:  May 5

$75.00  (Beer, Wine, Mint Juleps, Food and More)
$100.00  (At the door price)

Every year Women TIES hears the devastating news about women in our organization and community diagnosed with breast cancer. Women TIES is a proud sponsor of this annual Kentucky Derby Fundraiser to support one of our own Jennifer Tom, Founder of Positively Pink Packages, who is a breast cancer survivor herself.

This fun, festive, annual event is centered around the popular Kentucky Derby. Join friends and family at this event watching the race, drinking mint juleps, eating great food and supporting breast cancer care packages for newly diagnosed women getting the news. It also features a "Best Derby Hat Contest" so dawn your best hat.

Make a difference by attending the event and the festive atmosphere! To learn more about Positively Pink Packages or to make a reservation, go to http://positivelypinkpackages.org

About the Presenter

In 2003, Jennifer walked into the surgeon's office for the first time after her lumpectomy with both a sense of relief of having the tumor removed and a sense of trepidation. The sense of trepidation grew when I looked into the sad, grief filled eyes of the surgeon. I knew what she was about to tell me would be harder than the first time, when she said, "The tumor is malignant."

She gently revealed to me that she had just received the pathology report back and the cancer had spread into my lymph nodes. After much pressuring from me, she revealed that 15 of the 23 nodes were found to be positive of cancer. As I had a full week of becoming an expert at breast cancer, I asked if it had been detected in my blood, and she replied "yes". She looked at me and said words I will never forget. She said, "If anyone can beat this, it's you." She gave me hope, when I could fine none.

As Vickie Gerard writes in her book, There's No Place Like Hope, "Hope-what a wonderful, beautiful word it is. I had not understood until that moment that all my deepest emotions had evolved around that word. The roller coaster ride that had become my life had all been driven by the loss of, and the renewed search for-hope. Yes, I would have loved a guarantee that I would get well, but I knew that that was impossible. What I had been searching for was hope. Without hope I could find no foothold, nothing to stop my spiraling, downward fall."

It is now my passion to share that hope with others.



Women TIES Greater Saratoga and Albany Event -

Dale Klein Featuring:
Dale Klein
Corporate Communication & Speech Specialist
Profitable Speech, LLC. A Sound Investment®

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York

Reservations due:  May 7

$30.00  (Member Rate: Full Lunch, Sales List, Networking, Education)
$34.00  (Non Member Rate: Full Lunch, Sales List, Networking, Education)

Women entrepreneurs leading vibrant businesses they must also be effervescent and effective communicators to attract and maintain an audience of customers, vendors and partners. How well a woman entrepreneur communicates with others is what positions her as a leader.

At the Women TIES Saratoga & Albany Luncheon "Your Communication Check-Up: Communication Skills You Need to Lead," Dale G. Klein, M.A., founder & owner of Profitable Speech, LLC…A Sound Investment, will lead an insightful, interactive and invigorating presentation where you can look forward to learning: the difference between being able to talk vs. s.p.e.a.k., the most common mistakes to avoid when communicating and the top 10 solutions to sound your best. Dale's humorous and high-energy style will provide you with practical tools to sound clear, compelling and confident. Best of all, you will walk away with information you can use immediately.

In celebration of Women TIES 11th year in business, its President Tracy Higginbotham will also share her 3 top marketing secrets to help women entrepreneurs in 2016.

Please note: Our events are for women only.

We will give away a PR package valued at $750 to one winner at this event! Bring a guest and be registered for an extra raffle ticket. You could win:

1. An Interview published in our Wednesday Wisdom and then posted on our popular blog which is shared with 2.300 people.
2. A banner ad for one month any time during 2016 to promote something about their company.
3. A complimentary Enhanced Membership (non-members only) or $125 off a new or renewable Premium Membership
4. A tweet fest for your business (one tweet an hour for 8 hours) one day in 2016.
All you have to do is sign up and attend.

The event is co-sponsored by the Women's Business Center of New York State which provides free consulting and assistance to women owned businesses across the state including the Greater Albany and Saratoga region.

We are also looking for a woman owned business who would like to promote her business or services to our online and live audience to help her increase her brand name and potential for sales. Contact the Women TIES Office at 315-708-4288 or info@womenties.com for information about this valuable marketing opportunity.

About the Presenter

Dale is founder & owner of Profitable Speech…A Sound Investment,established in 1994.Combining her expertise as a Speech-Language Pathologist and former healthcare administrator, Dale offers a unique blend of experience when it comes down to how to truly make a difference when you communicate with your prospects and clients.

Her trademark is assisting professionals around the globe to ensure that they stand out from their competitors by sounding their best. Dale is a sought-after speaker, trainer and author who has presented to national & international audiences.
In addition to her workshops, webinars and coaching, she was the monthly communication expert on FOX 23 News, for 4 years.

As part of assisting her clients, Dale offers a variety of products including her most recent business communication workbook titled In 30 Seconds…Speak Like You Mean Business:You Are Your 30-Second Commercial! Whether you have an audience of 1 or 1000, Dale helps you communicate like a leader and positively influence your listeners, when you're interacting, networking, and presenting. As a result, you sound clear, compelling and confident! Dale's philosophy is: If your lips are moving...it's public speaking!



Rochester Women's Network Annual "W" Award Media Sponsored by Women TIES

RWN W Award Featuring:
Miranda Wilcox
Rochester Women's Network

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Woodcliff Hotel, 199 Woodcliff Drive Fairport, NY 14450

Reservations due:  May 22

$65.00  (Before 5/16/16 Networking, Award Ceremony, Dinner)
$75.00  (After 5/16/16)

Women TIES is proud to be a media sponsor for the Rochester Women's Network "W" Award honoring some of Rochester's most accomplished women.

At the Rochester Women's Network Annual "W" Award Celebration "Women Inspiring Women" being held on Tuesday, May 24 at the Woodcliff Hotel, meet the 2016 W Award Honorees: Joy Bergfalk, Gidget Hopf, Naomi Jochnowitz, Barbara Moore and Pam Sherman and then witness the award presentation of the 2016 W Award.

Network with other career-minded women Mingle with RWN Members & Board. The W Award Celebration will feature dinner, dessert, a cash bar and a Silent Auction.

About the Presenter

Rochester Women's Network is the premier networking organization for professional women in all stages of their careers in the Greater Rochester Area. RWN members actively support one another to advance their careers, grow their businesses, and develop friendships. Through networking, educational events, and programs, RWN nurtures and strengthens skills in leadership, business, and life management. RWN is committed to the professional and personal growth of its members.



Women TIES Mohawk Valley Luncheon “Empowered Decisions - Rerouting Your Business” Co-Sponsored by the NYWBC and Time for Me Day Spa

Teresa D. Huggins Featuring:
Teresa D. Huggins
Founder & President
Leaders for Life International

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Time For Me Day Spa, Clinton, New York

Reservations due:  June 5

$29.00  (Member Rate: Full Lunch, Sales List, Networking, Education)
$32.00  (Non Member Rate: Full Lunch, Sales List, Networking, Education)

The word being "rerouted" is heard often in air travel and road trips. By definition the word rerouted means the act of choosing a different path for travel. Women entrepreneurs don't need to be traveling to a national conference or to a client appointment to hit detours in their personal or entrepreneurial journeys.

At this special Women TIES Mohawk Valley Luncheon called "Empowered Decisions: Rerouting Your Business & Life," hear from Teresa D. Huggins, Inspirational Speaker, Author of Pausing Long Enough to Notice and Solutions Expert. Teresa, who typically asserts influence and change outcomes through the sheer force and power of her ideas for clients, will share how she is being rerouted in her own business journey in the face of a health diagnosis and expanding her vision of what is possible. This will be a powerful program and message for all women who have in the past or might be facing any number of challenges where rerouting might be necessary.

The event is sponsored in part by Time for Me Day Spa and the New York Women's Business Center.

About the Presenter

Teresa Huggins created Leaders for Life International to empower people to live authentically, lead others with integrity and aligned to their truth. This company provides training for individuals, companies and schools to BE the Solution! Teresa gets excited when people say YES to their Dreams! She facilitates weekend renewal programs and corporate leadership trainings for adults, week long programs for teens and college students in the summer and works with individual clients helping them discover solutions in their life. She is the author of "Pausing...Long Enough to Notice" and is completing other books at this time.

Her work has spread internationally with her work presenting at Jack Canfield events. Her mentor Jack Canfield, Author of The Success Principles, states: "Teresa's unbridled enthusiasm empowers people to take action, her sincerity allows people to trust themselves and her flexibility provides opportunities for people to explore what is possible."



Annual SBDC Lender MatchMaker Event - Media Sponsored by Women TIES

Joan Powers Featuring:
Joan Powers
Onondaga Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Onondaga Community College, Academic II Building, Syracuse, NY

Reservations due:  June 6

Cost: Free

Women TIES is proud to be a media sponsor for this special Lender Matchmaker program.

Small business owners and startup entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to meet with participating lenders to discuss financing options for their existing or startup small business.

Lenders will have business relationship representatives available to answer questions on how to finance to start or grow your small business.

There is not cost but you need to register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lender-matchmaker-tickets-15895468775

Contact Tania Hanouille at 315.498.6076 or hanouilt@sunyocc.edu with any questions.

About the Presenter

Joan Powers is the Director of the Onondaga Small Business Development Center which serves Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca Counties

Since their start in 1986, the expert advisors of the Onondaga SBDC have worked directly with 20,381 businesses, helping them to invest $165,275,525 in the area's economy, and create or save 9,802 jobs.

If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success. Among other things, they help businesses
understand the importance of a business plan, discover sources of funding, prepare for e-commerce, identify avenues for exporting goods & services, develop marketing plans, assess an inventions viability,comply with licensing & regulations. Their services are free of charge.




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