Out Women In Business
Educate, inspire, and connect future generations of women in business
The Out Women in Business Conference (aka OWIB) brings the LGBTQ+ community together to form a strong, visible network of professionals to educate, inspire, and connect future generations of women in business. Check back in the coming months to learn more about the 2023 Out Women in Business Conference!
Check out the 2022 OWIB Agenda
Registration & Check-in
Welcome & Introductions
Intersectionality & Advocacy: How LBT+ Women Can Drive Social Change
The LGBT+ community is the most diverse in the world, encompassing individuals from all identities, backgrounds, and experiences. In this panel session we'll explore how we can come together as a community and be advocates and allies for each other both professionally and personally.
Breakout: Do I Belong? Stories and Journeys of Being Enough
Where societal expectations meet personal expression and identity, it is common for individuals to feel that they don't belong or that they need to prove themselves as worthy of acceptance in certain circles. Sometimes we find ourselves asking “am I (fill in the blank) enough for this space?” If you've felt this way, you are not alone. Societal expectations and stereotypes perpetuate an image of what it means to belong to a group, and these thoughts often hold us back from reaching our full potential or feeling part of a community. We'll hear from panelists who have been there, explore why these thoughts persist, why this thinking is harmful, and discuss ways we can build more inclusive communities.
Breakout: Authentic Leadership (In-Person Only)
Authentic leadership is the current buzz word for describing a new type of leader who creates inclusive and innovated teams, world-class products, and a strong customer base…all positively impacting an organizations bottom-line. But what does it mean to be an authentic leader? In this session, we will look at some myths surrounding authentic leadership and what you need to know - wherever you are in your vocational journey - to establish yourself as that leader who becomes an irreplaceable asset to your organization.
Working in Male-Dominated Spaces
Women are outnumbered at nearly every level in the workplace and are dramatically outnumbered in senior leadership. Working in spaces where you've been historically excluded can lead women to question their abilities. This session is designed to explore how to navigate working in male-dominated spaces while creating more inclusive workplaces.
Facilitated Networking (In-Person Only)
Life Lessons from the World of Entrepreneurs
Join us for an empowering conversation about the complexities of being an LBT entrepreneur, the roads which have led there, and the powerful lessons relevant for all of life. The ins and outs of starting a business are challenging to any aspiring entrepreneur but recent studies suggest it’s even more difficult for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. The near misses, failures, and wins can teach us as much about business as it does about life.
OWIB Happy Hour
NYC Regional Happy Hour
After two years of virtual programming, we are excited to get back together with the ROMBA Community! Following the 8th annual Out Women in Business conference on March 25th, we will be hosting a happy hour for the entire ROMBA community at etc.venues 360 Madison Avenue in NYC. For more information, visit reachingoutmba.org/NYCRegionalEvent
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