Last week we celebrated our 20th Annual Entrepreneur Conference + Expo and it was ICONIC. We chose the name ICON because the Conference is awe-inspiring every year and our 20th anniversary was better than ever. The International Conference brings together such a diverse group of women entrepreneurs, who can inspire one another and help each other succeed. If you couldn’t make this year’s event, we’re here to fill you in on all the greatest moments.
What is ICON?
ICON is the #1 women’s entrepreneur conference, of its kind, that is hosted annually in August. This networking event brings together some of the brightest and most accomplished achievers in a beautifully diverse, inspiring, and supportive environment. Our members that attend ICON are inspired, motivated, positive business owners and entrepreneurs who are here to help each other succeed. Here at eWomenNetwork, our mission is to help one million women entrepreneurs achieve one million dollars in annual revenue. Our International Conference is focused all on helping women launch, grow and scale their businesses with the exchange of ideas, best practices, tips, and strategies.
Pre-Con Bonus Day Highlights
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
eWomenNetwork’s Creative Director, Briana Dai hosted the pre-con bonus day bringing great energy to our kickoff. In conversation with Briana, she talked about what we learned from the pandemic financially and how we can prepare for the next world event that changes our economy.
Michael & Jill Leonard, Founders of the Market Vibe, hosted a REEL Them In workshop on the ins and outs of creating and leveraging Instagram Reels. Getting anyone who attended eager to put themselves out in the digital world.
Kate Paine, CEO of Standing Out Online, gave a workshop on How to Leverage LinkedIn for the best success, complete with before and after shots of Kym and Sandra’s LinkedIn Pages.
Sam Horn, CEO of the Intrigue Agency and a bestselling author, hosted the “Claim It. Name It. Fame It.” workshop. Sam shared the do's and don'ts from bestselling authors she's worked with, along with insights from her own 9 books. As well as the hundreds of clients she's helped get published and turn their books into TEDx talks, paid speaking careers, virtual coaching, and lucrative online programs.
If you want to thrive in today's rapidly changing world, you can't just be an entrepreneur, you have to be a thought leader. Now is the time to invest in a more rewarding future by writing a quality book you'll always be proud of that scales your business success, keeps you relevant, and generates revenue for years to come.
eWN members Deborah Daniel and Robin Edgar hosted The Smart Money Talk where they discussed the oh-so dreaded topic of conversation, money.
And to end the night we had our Platinum Member Reception in the evening with our amazing sponsor, Maker’s Mark. Our members had a chance to drink, eat, and mingle!
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Our amazing CEO Sandra Yancey kicked off ICON Day 1.
Our annual Femtor Awards were awarded to the winners of the four categories: Business Match Maker of the Year, Emerging Leader of the Year, Made it to a Million Award, and Grants to Local Non-Profits. As well as announcing our Managing Director of The Year!
Kat Dunn, CEO of Kat the Coursebuilder, had an evening breakout session where she coached entrepreneurs on how to create streamlined courses that generate extra income.
In the evening we hosted our Mainstage Speaker Showcase, where twelve women got to give four minute talks on the mainstage that were professionally filmed and edited for their businesses. It's a great opportunity to practice your stage presence all while getting some amazing content to use for your business.
Friday, August 27, 2021
We opened with a life-changing, interactive performance from Drum Café where each attendee got to drum along.
We followed with an afternoon “Ask Us Anything” with Sandra, Kym, and Briana, complete with hilarious banter and helpful advice.
Sam Horn closed out Day 2 with her amazing breakout session “Stop Wishing, Start Writing.”
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Kym Yancey started off the last day with his Serve You Up seminar, which went over what it takes to make a branded WOW deck for your business.
The brilliant Stedman Graham spoke before lunch on his book, Identity Leadership, and how you cannot lead others until you can first lead yourself and followed by a book-signing for our attendees!
Tati, Briana's daughter and our Chief Toddler Officer, gave her stage debut in the afternoon!
Our ICONIC trio, Sandra, Kym, and Briana, closed out the show. And to end the night we had our annual dance party.
Overall, our 20th annual conference was a huge success! Thank you to all our amazing members, attendees, guest speakers, and the eWN team for making all of this possible. If you couldn’t make it this year, don’t let that be you next year. Stay in the loop about our 21st annual conference and other events by following eWN on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and LinkedIn. If you did attend this year, please tag us in your photos online, we would love to know and see your favorite parts of ICON. Make sure to use the hashtags, #millionairemindset, #ewnicon, #ewnconf, #iamanicon, and #ewnconf2021, so we can share your favorite moments too.