Ladies Who Launch Conference

August 7, 2019, Bolingbrook, IL

Ladies Who Launch is an opportunity to build a community, share knowledge, foster new connections, and find the support needed to continue development with the guidance of a SCORE Fox Valley mentor.

Embracing Entrepreneurship with Confidence

Ladies Who Launch is a one-day conference for women in the pre-launch through start-up and just beyond stages of entrepreneurship. Three engaging main sessions, and a topic-specific breakout session, provide attendees the opportunity to learn how to launch, grow, or build their business:


  • Learn useful tools and strategies that focus on women’s unique business challenges.
  • Empower women to engage in entrepreneurship with renewed confidence.
  • Create connections with other women as founders, funders, or team members.
  • Discover business resources that focus on helping women-owned businesses.
  • Become profitable, successful, and establish effective teams.
  • Refine their strategic approach to business and marketing.

Main Session

This conference will empower women to engage and unite, demystify “Having it All” and setting priorities, address the agile approach needed in the start-up stage and the shift from working for someone else to becoming a full-time entrepreneur.

Breakout Sessions

Attendees will choose one of eight breakout sessions led by subject matter experts: financial management, accounting management, innovation, legal/operations, marketing, networking, and strategic management.


Come early to meet business partners in a Marketplace forum with representatives from Woman in Business organizations as well as those from Federal, State, and local agencies including banks and colleges that are supportive of small business owners to elevate participant awareness of these organizations. Complimentary headshots are available with a reservation.

Keynote and Featured Speakers

This conference will empower women to engage and unite, put themselves first to succeed in business and life, and keep it real by coming together to conquer adversity and challenges through humor.

Participants will work to look inside themselves and walk away with a plan going forward. Be prepared to be challenged as the next generation of strong and fearless women entrepreneurs.

Featured Speaker – 12:00 PM

Beth Shapiro

Women – Our Lives, Our Challenges

Keynote Speaker – 10:15 AM

Rebecca Fyffe

The Nature of Business

Featured Speakers – 1:45 PM

Karen Bartuch, Tammy Higgins, and Brandon Hendrix

How Funny is Your Business?

Pricing &  Registration

Ladies Who Launch is pleased to offer individual tickets for $79, or group tickets for $500 (includes 10 tickets). There are also marketplace and sponsorship opportunities available. Get tickets today and embrace entrepreneurship with confidence.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Interested in learning more about Ladies Who Launch sponsorship opportunities? Contact SCORE Fox Valley for details.

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Join the Inaugural SCORE Fox Valley Ladies Who Launch conference. Get tickets today and embrace entrepreneurship with confidence.

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