2014 Women in Business Partners

By September 2, 2014Uncategorized

We were thrilled as a company to be the promotional partner for the Columbus Business First Women in Business event last Thursday morning. This was a huge opportunity for us, and we look forward to future partnerships with their team!

I personally had the opportunity to take the morning off and head over to the Fawcett Center to attend the event, and I don’t think I could have enjoyed it more. The morning started with a beautiful breakfast buffet and time to connect with other Columbus professional women. As a recent Columbus transfer and a new employee at Outreach Promos, events like these can be a bit intimidating, as it seems that everyone knows everyone. Despite my early assumptions, I felt incredibly welcomed and comfortable from start to finish.

After breakfast, we were directed into the first panel discussion entitled “The Salary and Leadership Gap,” where Ann Fisher (@AnnFisherWOSU), Tracy Heard (@RepTracyHeard), Julie Graber (@GenderEQA), Sharon Thomas DeLay (@Career_Coach) and Karen Hough (@KarenHough) shared their insights on the salary and leadership gap, as well as what women can do to even the playing field. All offered inspirational advice with a bit of spunk to keep the room full of ladies (and a few gentlemen) laughing and intrigued.

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The second panel discussion was a “Spotlight on Women Entrepreneurs,” featuring Colleen Marshall (NBC4i), Darla King (@TweetsByKing), Beverley Ryan (@ologie) and Pamela Springer (@pspringer).  The women shared their experiences with building their companies from the ground up and the practices they find most beneficial in continuing their success and supporting their teams.

Pam Springer TweetUltimately, I walked away from the event with a few business cards from women who I have already connected with or made plans to grab coffee with. Congrats Columbus Business First on a successful event. I can’t wait for the next one!

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