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Upcoming Conferences & Special Events

    • October 16, 2018
    • 11:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hotel Vermont | 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont

    Presented by the Northern New England Women’s Investors Network (NNE WIN) | Powered by WBON

    Join us for a half day educational workshop on addressing unconscious bias in the workplace and in investing

    We’ll hear from Jessica Nordhaus and Lindsay Lathrop-Ryan about their groundbreaking work with Change the Story's Business Peer Exchange, a collective of companies working together to ensure women thrive in their workplaces. 

    Jessica and Lindsay will be talking about unconscious bias in business and how that might translate into the work we do as investors and mentors. Following the presentation, we’ll break up into smaller discussion groups to debrief and digest what we heard with facilitators and talk about:

    • How can we prevent unconscious bias from happening in our investing, and in the businesses we support?
    • What are some ways in which we can conduct our diligence with female entrepreneurs that prevents unconscious bias from showing up in our process?What are some questions we would ask female entrepreneurs that are not biased?

    We’ll then hear from a panel of women entrepreneurs who will tell their story and the group will have a chance to practice asking questions with less bias

    At the end of the workshop, we’ll have time to network with each other – women investors in Northern New England who are looking to engage more proactively in supporting women entrepreneurs. 

    After the event, you’re all invited to head on over to the Vermont Investors Summit beginning at 5pm at the Lake Champlain Sailing Center for an evening of celebration of Vermont’s innovative ecosystem.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Women angel investors, women interested in learning more about angel, impact and/or investing in local businesses in their community. While this workshop does not preclude men or entrepreneurs from attending, registration is limited due to space so we will prioritize attendees above.

    WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 12pm to 4pm (registration begins at 11:15 AM)

    WHERE: Hotel Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

    COST TO ATTEND: $50.00 and includes luncheon prepared by Hotel Vermont.


    YOUR HOSTS: This event is put on by the Vermont Women’s Investors Network, in collaboration with the NNE WIN. NNE WIN is a network of women in NH, Maine and Vermont coming together to engage, learn and connect with others interested in angel and impact investing.

    The Vermont Women’s Investor Network (WIN) is a new initiative that supports female investors and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Vermont. Our long-term goals include pooling skills, expertise, and capital to help close the gender gap in funding; supporting local businesses; creating positive environmental and social impact; and generating positive financial return.


    NOTE: This group is not for solicitation of professional services.

    • October 23, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 | 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM


    Change is inescapable. And as a business owner, you don't want to be swamped by the change wave. It is more fun to ride it and let it propel you forward. Your time is precious, and you may be feeling that your days are too short and there’s no time for professional development. WBON has got you covered with our 2018 Fall Conference -- an interactive, power-packed afternoon with rich opportunities to:

    • Learn from our captivating keynote and endnote speakers – Monica Greene of Vermont Precision Tools, Inc and Lindsay DesLauriers of Bolton Valley Resort -- who have not only experienced significant change, but also enabled transformation and success in the process.
    • Be inspired by award-winning women business owners and get your questions answered in vibrant Q&A sessions.
    • Participate in thought-provoking, deep-dive roundtable conversations with subject matter experts and entrepreneurs who have found solutions to the technological, political, social/cultural, environmental, economic, and legal issues that constant change is bringing your way.
    • And of course, network with other women entrepreneurs at the forefront of innovation.

    If you are looking for the one business conference to attend, this is it.

    You will come away feeling informed, motivated, and armed with strategies to gracefully ride the waves of change, and transform them into new opportunity for yourself and your business.

Past Conferences & Special Events

April 24, 2018 WBON 2018 Spring Conference
April 24, 2018 Exhibitor Registration for WBON 2018 Spring Conference
December 19, 2017 WBON 2017 Holiday Social
November 08, 2017 WBON 2017 Fall Conference
April 19, 2017 WBON 2017 Spring Conference
October 19, 2016 WBON 2016 Fall Conference
April 26, 2016 WBON - 2016 Spring Conference
December 09, 2015 WBON 2015 Holiday Social
October 27, 2015 WBON Fall Conference 2015
May 05, 2015 WBON Spring Conference 2015
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