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Women TIES Presents The “P.O.W.E.R. Conference” - A Twist to the “Inspiring Success Retreat” Featuring New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul

Inspiring Success: The Women TIES Retreat

Complete retreat information available here.

Kathy Hochul
Lieutenant Governor
New York State

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Lodge at Welch Allyn, Skaneateles, New York

Reservations due:  September 24

$99.00  (Post Early Bird Pricing)

P.O.W.E.R Conference, which stands for "Powerful, Optimistic, Women, Entrepreneurs, Retreat," is presented and hosted by Women TIES, LLC in conjunction and sponsorship with two other Central New York female business associations with the intent of gathering women entrepreneurs from diverse business associations across Central New York to a female-only collaborative, community conference to elevate and further the golden state of entrepreneurship for women in this region of New York. Other sister business organizations will be invited to attend this positive event aimed at positively impacting each other's business and the state's economy.

The P.O.W.E.R. Conference will be modeled after Women TIES' popular eight year event "Inspiring Success: The Women TIES Retreat." This year P.O.W.E.R. will be held instead for the annual Women TIES Retreat at the Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles, New York on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 200 women entrepreneurs will gather for a morning of inspiration and education followed by a networking luncheon to introduce different types of female business owners with each other to create new economic 'ties' to move our powerful female business agenda of collaboration forward.

The morning presentations will begin with a keynote address from New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul on the impact of woman owned businesses and how we can further strengthen female businesses and status of women entrepreneurship in our state.

A panel of leaders of local women's business associations will follow with focus on their specific niches and goals for the future as an organization and also collaboratively as a group.

The third presentation will be given by an inspirational female leader sharing ways to work collaboratively with other women to advance each other's entities.

The morning presentations will be followed by a networking lunch where members from each sister organization will be invited to dine with new women to expand their networking and business market. Organization and sponsorship booths will be setup for visits and information.

The powerful day will end with an inspirational message and invitation by P.O.W.E.R. organizers Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, President of Women TIES, LLC, Gwen Webber-McLeod, President of the Board of WISE, and Laura Serway, Member of WPO on moving forward together.

We invite you to join us for this first of its kind conference in New York State aimed at bringing women entrepreneurs with diverse types of businesses, revenue levels, years in business and size together to unite and grow mutually with the future of women in business in mind because "Women together can be more powerful than alone changing the state of entrepreneurship for other women in Central New York."

The mini-website with further details will be up August 1st. Mark your calendar now please, seats will be limited!

About the Presenter

New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was elected in 2014. Prior to her role as a statewide official, she was elected at both the Federal and local level – she was a Member of Congress in New York's 26th Congressional District, served as Erie County Clerk, and began her career in public office on her local town board.

The Lieutenant Governor chairs Governor Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Councils, which have reinvented economic development by empowering local leaders in business and academia. This strategy has brought more jobs than ever before to New York State.

As the highest ranking female elected official in New York State, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is committed to inspiring a new generation of women to enter public service or aspire to leadership within their chosen field through the #NYWomenLead initiative. The Lieutenant Governor spearheads the administration's key efforts to advance equality, championing campaigns for fair wages, paid family leave, Enough is Enough to combat sexual assault on college campuses, and eliminating the wage gap. In 2016, she was elected chair of New York State's Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission.

The Lieutenant Governor is dedicated to her role as the Governor's eyes and ears on the ground. She makes a point of traveling to all 62 counties every year she's in office, traveling enough miles to circle the globe over 3 times.



New York Women's Suffrage Centennial Conference

Votes for Women Featuring:
Kathy Hochul
Lieutenant Governor
New York State

Reservations due:  November 2

$75.00  (Full day conference price )

Women TIES is proud to be promoting this very special event The 100th Anniversary of New York State Suffrage on November 4th in Albany.

The event will celebrate the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State. The conference will be held at the Archives Partnership Trust headquarters located at the Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12230.

The celebration continues after the conference when the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation and the New York State Archives invite you to a special opening reception of Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial . Votes for Women is an exhibition organized by the New York State Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in New York State. For more information on the evening reception and for tickets please go tohttp://www.lwvny.org/programs-studies/womens-suffrage/2017/Votes-for-women-flyer.pdf

Here is a list of some of the presentations and program elements:

The History of Woman Suffrage in New York

New York State was key to the national movement for women's suffrage. From Seneca Falls to New York City's Lower East Side, from Buffalo to Brooklyn, from Canton to Cattaraugus, people in New York State were leaders in the woman suffrage movement from 1848 until 1917 when suffrage was legalized in New York State and on to 1920 when the federal government passed the 19th amendment.

The Program will include a Welcome by Lynn "Spike" Herzig, President, New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network.

A Call to Action – Unfinished Business and Building Toward 2020.

How do we honor our women's suffrage heritage and advance the cause, 2020 and beyond with speaker
Kathy Hochul, NYS Lieutenant Governor and Chair, NYS Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission.

Painting the New York State Suffrage Landscape: Claiming 2020 - The history of the suffrage movement in New York State is a rich and diverse one. Panelists will briefly review this history and discuss the compelling reasons why New York - featuring our cultural heritage sites and activism - should claim ownership of the suffrage story ramping up to 2020, as well as potential leadership roles guiding the future of the women's movement.

Session B: Women's Rights are Human Rights
Moderated by the League of Women Voters of NYS. The long struggle to win the Equal Rights
Amendment – is it over? How long must women wait for equal pay? Is healthcare a right or a
privilege? Are we in control of our bodies or is our government in control?

Session C: Use your Voice: Building Toward 2020
Learn about the legislative successes and failures from women dedicated to public service, join
the discussion how to get involved, build momentum and move women's issues forward.

Networking Lunch

Session D: Sharing Ideas for Successful Suffrage Programs and Promoting Dialogue Around Unresolved Issues. An open forum for sharing programming ideas that have worked, and why. An opportunity to ask questions and determine viability for your own organization.

Session E: Collectively Making Changes for the Lives of All Women. How can we work collectively and collaboratively to advance women's issues on the state and federal levels?

Session F: Why Advocacy Matters! ad·vo·ca·cy: the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal: the act or process of advocating something. Championing a cause happens in many ways. What style fits you? How can you utilize it to make a difference?

Culmination - Envisioning the Future of the Women's Movement: a Call to Action
With honored guest Senator Kirsten Gillibrand




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