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In 2010, we held our first BWC® Annual Forum for our members. Since then, The BWC® Annual Forum has grown to become a must attend event for women in business.

Our day long event brings together talented women to work ON their business, learn from and meet local and regional business leaders and to expand their networks.

RESILIENCE: that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever.

This year, we are focusing on the topic of resilience. What makes some people bounce back quicker than others? How can you build resilience within your team or your community? What can you do to strengthen your own resilience?

Come join us to learn the answers to these questions and others. Walk away with tools to help you grow and stay resilient. You’ll also get the chance to meet other Forum attendees, enjoy a great lunch, meet our wonderful sponsors and learn more about who The BWC is. Come ready to learn, be inspired and connect through PEERpower!

Our Agenda

Registration opens at 8:00am and we'll get the day started at 8:30am. We'll end at 3:00pm, but plan to stay for our Optional Happy Hour where Nora McInerny will be signing her book (the one we bought for you) - It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too).

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Leading Resilience in Teams & the Community
    Karla Heeter, Executive Director, Buffalo Hospital
  • Creating a Resilient Business
    Susan Keller, Founder, Entrepreneurial Executives, LLC
  • Resilience in Life Panel
    • Mollie Krengel, Owner & Founder of Wild HIve
    • Dr. Anna Roth, PhD
    • Dr. Corey Martin, MD, Buffalo Hospital Director of Medical Affairs
  • Resilience - Getting Through It All
    Nora McInerny, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur
  • Optional Happy Hour