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Judy Smith Delivers Keynote at Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

With the theme Your Growth Is Our Business, the Women’s Development Center hosted its 28th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place-West, last month.

Drawing more than 1,600 emerging and established female business owners, public and private sector supplier diversity decision-makers and government officials, the highly anticipated event included an Opening Night Awards Reception that honored successful entrepreneurs and supporters of women’s economic development.

Judy Smith, America’s top crisis management expert and the real-life inspiration behind Scandal, delivered the keynote address during the Women’s Empowerment Luncheon, providing valuable resources on growing business and experience-based knowledge.

Following breakout sessions where experts spoke to attendees on topics ranging from online branding to mergers and acquisitions, the day-long conference concluded with the EWC After Hours Reception where winners of the Ready, Set, Grow! Pitch Contest were announced.