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MARCH 22, 2024

BURLINGTON NC

INSPIRE

Be encouraged by the stories of other leaders in your community.

EMPOWER

Build a network with our strong and dynamic community of women.

INNOVATE

Learn tips, tricks, and life hacks to incorporate into your day-to-day life.

ENGAGE

Join a community of women 

who are passionate about 

personal growth.

ROAR 2024 - JOIN US.

REGISTER NOW.

 

We are proud to share that the 2024 ROAR Women's Symposium will be held on

Friday, March 22nd, 2024 at the Alliance Convention Center in Burlington. Registration is now open!

 

WHY ROAR?

 

Here, we celebrate women — the doers, the dreamers, the changemakers, and world-shakers. Featuring a networking session, panel discussions, and dynamic speakers, the Women’s Symposium connects and empowers women of all walks of life to share their stories, build their networks, and unlock their potential. Your This symposium is the perfect opportunity to grow with, learn from, and become inspired by women inside and outside of your field.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.

 

All attendees will be served a light continental breakfast and lunch buffet. If you have any dietary needs (i.e, allergies, restrictions), please notify the Chamber through email. 

 

Kelly Roberts kelly@alamancechamber.com or Reagan Gural reagan@alamancechamber.com

Speakers

SPEAKERS

FEATURED WOMEN

Leslie Maxie

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Keynote Speaker

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FORMER US OLYMPIAN, SPORTS BROADCASTER

MEDIA MAVEN & ENTREPRENEUR

1988 US Olympian and media professional Leslie Maxie is a born entrepreneur and no stranger to achievement or pushing herself to optimal performance.

Over the years, she has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports, including Jesse Owens, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Serena Williams, Barry Bonds, and Mike Tyson. She did this while becoming the 1st professional athlete to cover the world's premier entertainment and sporting events outside of her primary sport.

Over the last decade, Maxie has executed a strategic move from broadcaster to Media Maven as Founder of Maxie Media Group (MMG). MMG has quietly lent its expertise to shape the narrative of and provide media training and crisis communications to several influential clients and corporations, including Viacom Networks, 2014 Super Bowl for the Commissioner's Office, Toyota Motor Corp, Red Bull Formula 1, and TV as well as several fortune 100 © executives.

Leslie is also an International Keynote Speaker, mother of two, and wife of Attorney and award-winning photographer Phillip Dowdell.

Dr. Connie Ledoux Book

PRESIDENT, ELON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Connie Ledoux Book is a passionate advocate for higher education and its power to transform students’ lives. She spent 16 years as an Elon faculty member and administrative leader, helping to build the university’s reputation for excellence in engaged teaching and learning. In 2015 she accepted a groundbreaking role as the first female provost and chief academic officer at The Citadel. Following her impressive accomplishments there, she returned to Elon as president in 2018, bringing a deep appreciation for the university’s unique history and its rapid rise to national prominence.


An advocate for access to education at all levels, Book is chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, a North Carolina Independent College and Universities board member, and a board member for The Washington Center and NC Campus Engagement. Locally, she has launched joint initiatives with public schools and Alamance Community College.

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Opening Speaker

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Panel Discussion

BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING & BEYOND

The 2024 leadership panel is stacked with local female glass ceiling breakers who are trailblazing the path forward in their industries. Whether they are the first female in their position, or females thriving in male-dominated industries - they are ready to share their stories of success, challenge and everything in between. Moderated by Keren Rivas, Assistant Vice President for Marketing Communications at Elon University, this panel will feature Dr. Marcia Eisenberg, Chief Scientific Officer of Labcorp Diagnostics / Enterprise CSO, Reagan Gural, President & CEO of the Alamance Chamber and Heidi York, Alamance County Manager.

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Keren Rivas

Dr. Marcia Eisenberg

Reagan C. Gural

Heidi York

ASSISTANT VP, MARKETING &

COMMUNICATIONS, ELON UNIVERSTIY

CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER,

LABCORP DIAGNOSTICS

PRESIDENT & CEO,

ALAMANCE CHAMBER

COUNTY MANAGER,

ALAMANCE COUNTY GOVERNMENT

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Fireside Chat

THE EVOLUTION OF IMPACT: THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER (WRC)

The Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County was established in 1991 to address the need for programs and services specifically for women in Alamance County and to provide a center conveniently located to serve as a clearinghouse for information for all women in the community. In 33 years, a lot has changed for the organization but the mission remains the same. This fireside chat will feature a conversation between WRC Executive Director, Susan Watson and one of the organization's Founder's, Becky Mock highlighting the concept to the impact the organization has today.

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Susan Watson

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER

IN ALAMANCE COUNTY

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Becky Mock

FOUNDER,

THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER

IN ALAMANCE COUNTY

AGENDA

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024

8:00am

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Vendors

8:45am

Welcome / Symposium Kick Off

8:55am

Opening Keynote - Leading Into Excellence

Featuring Dr. Connie Ledoux Book, Elon University

9:30am

Fireside Chat - The Evolution of Impact 

Featuring Susan Watson & Becky Mock, The Women's Resource Center

10:00am

Vendor Break

10:45am

 Leadership Panel - Breaking the Glass Ceiling & Beyond

Featuring: Dr. Marcia Eisenberg, Labcorp, Reagan C. Gural, Alamance Chamber,

Heidi York, Alamance County Government | Moderated by: Keren Rivas, Elon University

12:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Keynote Address - Excellence is Not An Accident

Featuring: Leslie Maxie, US Olympian, International Keynote Speaker,

Self-Made Entrepreneur & Journalist

2:00pm

Closing Remarks Sip N’ Social / Speaker Meet & Greet

3:00pm

Event Concludes

Agenda
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VENUE

1214 Turrentine St.
Burlington, NC 27215

The Prosperity Hall of the Alliance Convention Center is home to this year's Women's Symposium. This convention center offers 13,000 square feet of space, which can accommodate more than 900 guests.

To offer an enhanced marketplace for vendors to display resources, sell products, and interact with attendees, vendors will be setup in the Inspiration Hall directly next to Prosperity Hall. 

The Venue

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SPONSORS

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY

Presenting Sponsor

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Event Partner

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Event Champion

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Marketing Partner

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Hospitality Sponsor

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Stage Sponsor

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Event Advocates

Impact Alamance

Kernodle Clinic

Pepper Moon Catering

Technology Access Sponsor

Convergence Technologies

Table Sponsors

Always Best Care Senior Services

Clover Garden School

Photography Sponsor

Katie Smith Photography

Corporate Sponsors

AKG of America

Alamance Community College

Bobbitt Construction

Cone Health ARMC

First Bank

First National Bank

Gillam Bell Moser, LLP

Glen Raven, Inc.

IIGNC

Labcorp

NorthGroup Real Estate (Graham Office)

Prime Personnel Resources, Inc.

Samet Corporation

Suntamers Window Tinting​

Truliant Federal Credit Union

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

PLANNING THE DETAILS

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2024 COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Edna Parker, Labcorp
 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Allison Gant, The Blue Ridge Institute
Tracey Grayzer, Impact Alamance
Reagan C. Gural, Alamance Chamber
Angie Hall, Ancora Wealth Partners
Kelly McKinney, Elon University
Tammy Myrick, TRM Consulting Group
Nikki Ratliff, Burlington Housing Authority
Kelly Roberts, Alamance Chamber
Lori Seiler, Seiler Services, Inc.

VENDORS

This list will be continue to be updated weekly as vendors are confirmed. Interested in participating as a vendor? Click the button below for more information.

2024 Vendors To Date:

Alamance Community College Small Business Center

D. Daye Hunter Designs, LLC

DeeTox Skin & Laser

Donna Coleman Design

Elon University Graduate Programs

Excel with Me Training & Consulting

Farmer's Fabulous Fashions

Graham Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association

Greystone Chiropractic

Griswold Home Care

IIGNC

Kernodle Clinic

Knot Your Average Events

Linked by Faith

Lush Designs by Ashley Westcott

Paws4ever

Selah Esthetics

Simply Massage & Wellness

Sweet B Cookies

Sweet Caroline Apparel

TS Designs

Women's Resource Center in Alamance County

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RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS ACTIVITY 

Providing equal, affordable access to menstrual hygiene products for all.

We will be collecting items for the Period Project as our 2024 responsible business activity. The need of these supplies for girls in our local school system is high, and the impact of your donation is great. Below you will find a list of items that will be collected at the ROAR event. We encourage all attendees to bring as many items as you like.
 

  • Menstrual Pads (Please ensure these are menstrual pads and are NOT designed for incontinence. Items need to be in packaging that states individual wrapped.)

  • Underwear Liners

  • Tampons

  • Boxes of Ziplock Bags (Quart sized)

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