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Women in Business Conference Announced

Hudson Valley’s 2nd Annual Women in Business Conference Announced
Over 100 Guests in Attendance at 2018’s Inaugural Conference

On September 17, 2019 Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union will host its 2nd Annual Women in Business event at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY. Scheduled to begin at 7:30 AM, the conference will feature two keynote speakers and two break-out sessions.
Participants are invited to attend a half-day conference that will leave them with actionable items to enhance their business or career. Tickets are $59.00 during early-bird registration, and $69.00 after August 15, 2019. Price of admission includes all educational sessions, as well as breakfast and lunch. Registration and a complete list of speakers and topics can be found at
Conference Agenda

  • Registration, breakfast and networking 7:30 – 8:30 am
  • Welcome address from our CEO 8:30 – 8:45 am – Mary Madden
  • Breakfast Keynote 8:45 am - 9:15 am – Leah Georges, Assistant Professor, Doctoral Program in Leadership at Creighton University, Omaha NE Navigating Multigenerational Workplaces  -- Leah Georges, Ph.D., M.L.S. will discuss her research on the multigenerational workforce, shedding light on a first in America’s history: four generations interacting in a workplace, with the Gen Z group coming soon. Her Ted talk about generations at work has been viewed over 1.5 million times.
  • Networking break – 9:15 – 9:30 am
  • Session 1 – two concurrent break-out sessions 9:30 -10:30 am
    • What Shape is Your Funnel In? Andrea Feinberg, President & Master Coach, Coaching Insights, LLCIf you’ve done any baking, you probably have an instinctive awareness of a funnel. However, with a marketing funnel, there are a variety of paths prospects and clients can take as they increase their relationship to you and your business; each one has different shape. In this workshop, you’ll learn
      • what the “funnel” is and how it relates to your marketing initiatives
      • simple steps to attract prospects to jump in and start flowing down your funnel
      • different ways to build a funnel or client path that stands and delivers
    • How I Did It or Plan To moderated by Lisa MorrisIBM’s US Regional Director of Corporate Citizenship Shelia Appel, Owner of Barb’s Butchery Barbara Fisher, and Chazen Companies’ Marketing Coordinator Amber Garcia talk about their varied career choices, successes, and prospects in a lively discussion that will give you food for thought about your own path.
  • Networking break – 10:30 – 10:45 am
  • Session 2 – two concurrent break-out sessions 10:45 – 11:45 am
    • Healthy You = Healthy Business moderator TBDGreater Hudson Valley Health System’s Director of Community Health Amanda Langseder, American Heart Association’s Regional Director JoAnn Parker, and Dr. Wanda Jeanty discuss personal and professional ways entrepreneurs can keep themselves and their staff healthy to further strengthen their businesses. (panelists to include Amanda Langseder (OC), JoAnn Parker (AHA), and Dr. Wanda Jeanty)
    • Creating Financial IndependenceHow do you create a solid foundation for financial independence? Come hear ways to determine your risk tolerance, set your goals accordingly, and build your personal wealth (Deborah Francis, MBA, Integra Accounting & Bookkeeping Services, LLC)
  • Networking Lunch 11:45 – 12:20 pm
  • Keynote speaker 12:20 – 1:20 pm – Elizabeth Edwards – The Latest Science of Being Heard - New mind research is revealing fascinating data about our evolving communication preferences. Join us to learn the latest science-backed techniques and recommendations to communicate effectively with co-workers, peers, and customers such as the single most powerful word for creating understanding.
Remarks from 2018 attendees include:

"Rarely do you see attendees feverishly taking notes during the keynote address, but that is exactly what many were doing. The venue, quality of the presentations, and excellent networking opportunities really made the event special."
"I found the pricing presentation most helpful. I've never seen that topic done and it was done in a clear, compelling, and entertaining way."
"All of the information was valuable. For me, the networking aspect is critical. Learning about other businesses in the HV is of much interest and just the beauty of empowerment of women in business."
The second annual Women in Business event is organized by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. For inquiries on becoming a speaker or panelist, please them at