Press Center : Women's Leadership Exchange Returns to Ft. Lauderdale for Nation's Best Business-Building Conference

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Tonka Dobreva, Women's Leadership Exchange®
Charles Wing, IKEA Sunrise
954-838-9282 ext. 1065

Women's Leadership Exchange Returns to Ft. Lauderdale for
Nation's Best Business-Building Conference

Sunrise, Fla (June 2, 2009) -- The Women’s Leadership Exchange® (WLE) nationally-acclaimed conference program has been helping women entrepreneurs and executives nationwide grow their businesses and advance their careers for seven years. Due to last year’s success, WLE, in partnership with IKEA, is bringing back one of the nation's best business-building conferences to Ft. Lauderdale.  The event will be held on June 16, 2009 from 8 am to 4 pm at IKEA Sunrise, 151 N.W. 136th Avenue, Sunrise, Fla.

The goal of the conference is to help women who face challenges with their businesses, are starting a business, or are in-transition to reinvent, reconnect and refocus to be successful in today's tough economy. "We live in an economy where the no-hows of yesterday have been replaced by the new-hows of today's business world. This unique conference will give participants the tools they need to move their businesses and careers forward by generating new ideas, making new connections and exploring new opportunities," said WLE Cofounder Leslie Grossman.

Participants will hear and learn from the best in business. The conference will kick off by building confidence. The featured keynote speaker is Marci G. Fox, Ph.D., who is a licensed psychologist and cognitive therapist based in West Palm Beach, Fla, and author of the new book, Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminating Doubt.

The program also includes the following growth gurus and workshops:

  • Harnessing the Power of the Web and Social Networks for Business Success  with Shawna Vercher,social networking/web expert who helped the Obama campaign. (presented by Best Buy)
  • What You Need to Know to Launch Your Business or Consulting Service withSusan Solovic, CEO of and author of The Girls’ Guide to Building a Million Dollar Business
  • Lead, Follow or Get Out of My Way! – The Power of Persuasion in Leadership with Karen Baetzel, retired U.S. Navy Captain and persuasion leadership expert
  • How to Build Relationships and Win Clients for Life with Maribeth Kuzmeski, author of Red Zone Marketing: A Playbook for Winning All the Business You Want

In addition, WLE is introducing an innovative approach to generating new ideas and discussing business issues with its SolutionStations -- interactive information stations where attendees will get real-time solutions to their most pressing business challenges. Participants will also have the opportunity to receive personalized SpeedCoaching sessions where each attendee is provided with five-minute “nuggets” of advice on their business issues by one of the WLE growth gurus.

The cost of the conference is only $89, which includes breakfast, lunch, networking, keynotes, workshops, SolutionStations and SpeedCoaching. Register at or call 888.937.5800.

The conference is made possible through the support of IKEA, Best Buy, Geek Squad, American Airlines and Turning Stone Resort and Lodge.

About Women's Leadership Exchange®
Women's Leadership Exchange® (WLE) is a social entrepreneurship founded by and for successful businesswomen. The WLE mission is to provide the knowledge, the tools and the connections women need to be successful in their own businesses, the corporate world and the not-for-profit environment. Recognizing the unique challenges facing women in business, whether leading their own companies or as leaders in the corporate, government or not-for-profit sectors, WLE offers a program that helps them fill the information gap and provides a venue for building connections that will facilitate their success in business and in life. WLE conferences feature leading experts, accredited executive coaches and interactive programming in major markets around the U.S. WLE also offers a resource-packed website, teleconferences, an e-newsletter, local presentations and a facilitated connection program that enables women to lend support to each other locally and nationally. For more information visit or call 888.937.5800.