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UPcoming luncheon speaker

April Luncheon Topic: Stop the Imposter Monster: Video Confidence Booster


Speaker: Karlyn Ankrom, Oh Snap! Social


Date/Time: April 25, 2024, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom

LEARN MORE / REGISTER


OUR EVENTS

After Hours

Network in a relaxed setting and meet others through facilitated and open networking. This is a great way to get to know fellow members better and develop business contacts and friendships.

Luncheons

Monthly luncheons feature a knowledgeable keynote speaker offering valuable insights for your business and leadership toolbox and provides the opportunity to network in a welcoming atmosphere.

Education Workshops

Virtual workshops provide education on relevant business practices and subjects. Topics have included social media marketing, identifying ideal clients, podcasting, time management, nurturing your network, client contracts, and leadership skills. Education workshops can be presented by members or non-members.


Annual Celebration

Each year, the WBO community comes together along with community business leaders to reconnect, rejoice, and celebrate each other! You can look forward to connecting with friends and colleagues, participating in some fabulous raffle prizes, enjoying a delicious dinner, and dancing the night away with a talented band.

Visitor Policy

Non-members are welcome to attend two WBO events at the member rate. After two visits, we ask that you become a member of the organization in order to take advantage of the benefits of membership.

Apply to Speak

Please complete this application to submit your request to speak at a WBO Luncheon. Monthly Luncheons are held both in person and virtually. We will review all submissions and will contact you with any additional questions. Speakers are limited to speaking a maximum of once every 18 months.


Please complete this application to submit your request to present a WBO Education Workshop. Education Workshops are presented virtually. We will review all submissions and will contact you with any additional questions. 







Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 07, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Bellden Café, 10527 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
    • 30
    Register

    Want to get to know your fellow members better? Then join us for After Hours with WBO!

    We’ll have appetizers, a few networking tips, and plenty of opportunities to meet others through both facilitated and open networking.

    Bring plenty of business cards, a colleague or friend, and enjoy getting to know WBO members at an informal event. Business or casual attire.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Deadline: Early bird discount ends on Monday, March 4th.

    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, March 21, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
    Register


    PresenterPatty Pacelli, Pacelli Publishing


    Topic: Book Publishing 101

      

      

    In this one-hour Zoom workshop you’ll learn:

    • The reasons and benefits of publishing a book
    • The definition of “publishing” and the different types
    • What it takes to be prepared to publish a book
    • What to look for when looking for a publishing method or publisher
    • What is involved in publishing a book


    About Our Presenter: 

    Patty Pacelli has been editing, formatting and publishing books since 2009 for her family company. She has a BA in Journalism and has written two books, and written and edited numerous newsletters, blog posts and articles. She has helped more than 50 authors publish books.

    Pacelli Publishing created the trademark “Six-Word Lessons” book series in 2009 that gives authors a simple template and easy format to write and publish a book. They have published more than 100 books from short e-books to memoirs and novels.


    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, March 28, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island
    Register
    WBO's 45th Birthday Celebration!

    There is so much power in celebrating – one another, our successes, and the journey we are all on.

    Standing here in 2024 and recognizing WBO has been in existence for 45 years is absolutely something worth throwing a party for.

    It’s our 45th birthday and you are invited to celebrate with us – birthday party style!

    This is about honoring our past and dreaming forward into our future.

    Enjoy heavy appetizers, adult and other beverages, dessert, raffles, dancing and connecting with each other (and probably a couple surprises, too).

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Sign up early! The first 50 people to sign up will receive the "initial ticket" price: $60 members & Past Presidents ($85 all others). 

    Event Sponsor: The Perfect Pair LLC, Catering & Event Planning




    Wine SponsorAdrienne Stanton, Caliber Newrez Home Loans

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    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, April 11, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 40

    More information coming soon! 


    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, April 25, 2024
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Topic: Stop the Imposter Monster: Video Confidence Booster

    SpeakerKarlyn Ankrom, Oh Snap! Social

    Are you a business owner who knows the importance of video in today's digital world but feels nervous or unsure about your tech skills to 'make it happen'? Join us for a transformative session where Karlyn takes the wheel, leading you on a journey to overcome your fear and uncertainty surrounding social media video with this step-by-step guided session to recording your first (or second!) video for social media.

    In this engaging session, you will learn:

    • Building Confidence on Camera: Discover strategies to boost your self-assurance and present your authentic self-confidently on camera. Karlyn will share tips and techniques to help you overcome the initial discomfort of being in front of the lens.
    • Overcoming Tech and Mechanics Overwhelm: Get hands-on guidance on navigating the technical aspects of content creation. Karlyn will demystify the tools and mechanics involved, making it accessible and easy to understand.
    • Leveraging Video Across Platforms: Learn how to make the most of video on popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Explore the various formats, including Lives, Reels, Stories, and more, and find out which suits your style and goals best.
    • Batching Content Process: Discover Karlyn's signature content batching process that will save you time and help you consistently create engaging videos. Say goodbye to last-minute content stress and hello to a well-organized video strategy.

    Bonus: Video Toolkit Download!

    As a luncheon participant, you'll have the exclusive opportunity to download Karlyn's video toolkit. This toolkit includes her favorite tools, equipment, and tech essentials that she uses daily in her own business for content creation. The best part? None of it breaks the bank—everything is budget-friendly and priced under $100!

    About Our Speaker:

    Karlyn Ankrom is the founder and lead strategist of Oh Snap! Social and creator of the Fan Firestarter Framework, a new approach to social media marketing made specifically for businesses “tempted to fake their own death and flee to Tahiti at the mere thought of content creation.” Karlyn developed her user-friendly strategy after working for a decade with a variety of brick-and-mortar businesses who were decidedly social allergic, not because they didn’t want to do social media, but because they were intimidated by it. In response, her new system helps newbies get on the fast track to “unsticking their social media” in just one hour per week.



    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, May 09, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 40

    More information coming soon! 


    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, May 23, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island
    • 79
    Register

      

    WBO’s Annual Trade Show is all about fun, shopping, networking, and lunch rolled into one fabulous event. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with business owners about their exciting business and consumer products and services. 

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    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, June 13, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 40

    More information coming soon! 


    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, June 27, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island
    • 40

    More information coming soon!

    Deadline: Registration closes end of day on Tuesday, June 25th, or when capacity is reached.

    Ticket price includes a boxed lunch and beverage, and a small stipend for our speaker.

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    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, July 11, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 40

    More information coming soon! 


    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, July 25, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA

    More information coming soon!




    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, August 15, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 40

    More information coming soon! 


    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, August 22, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA

    More information coming soon!




    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, September 12, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 40

    More information coming soon! 


    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, September 26, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island
    • 40

    More information coming soon!

    Deadline: Registration closes end of day on Tuesday, September 24th, or when capacity is reached.

    Ticket price includes a boxed lunch and beverage, and a small stipend for our speaker.

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    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, October 10, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 40

    More information coming soon! 


    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, October 24, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island
    • 40

    More information coming soon!

    Deadline: Registration closes end of day on Tuesday, October 22nd, or when capacity is reached.

    Ticket price includes a boxed lunch and beverage, and a small stipend for our speaker.

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    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, November 14, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 40

    More information coming soon! 


    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, November 21, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA

    More information coming soon!




    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.

    • Thursday, December 12, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 40

    More information coming soon! 


    Please be advised that photos and video may be taken at our events and used in our digital marketing, including but not limited to our website and social media platforms. By attending a Women Business Owners event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing initiatives.


Contact Us

Phone: (206) 575-3232
Email: info@womenbusinessowners.org

Mail: 2311 N 45th St. #277, Seattle, WA 98103

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