Enterprising Women Vol 10, No 2, 2009

12 enterprising Women events May 14-16, Global Summit of Women 2009 Sheraton Santiago, Santiago, Chile. The premier event for women in busi- ness and government continues its focus on increasing the economic empowerment of women worldwide and includes three days of networking with women leaders globally. For more information, contact the Global Summit of Women at 202-835-3713 (e-mail: summit@globewomen.com) or visit www.globewomen.org . May 19, Webinar: Give Me 5 Training 209: 8(a) Certification – Is It For You? 3:00 p.m. ET. Hosted by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) in partner- ship with American Express OPEN. This Webinar will provide an overview of how to get 8(a) certification, what criteria are needed, where the 8(a) program ranks in set asides, and what you need besides 8(a) to be successful. Course instructor: Charlene Turczyn, president, CMW and Associates Corporation. For more information, contact Megan Markoff at mmarkoff@wipp.org or visit www.wipp.org . May 20, Webinar: Give Me 5 Training 108: Renewing and Developing Your CCR & ORCA Profiles 3:00 p.m. ET. Hosted by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) in partner- ship with American Express OPEN. Did you know that your profile on the federal databases will expire if you don’t regu- larly update/renew your information? This Webinar will guide you through renewing your CCR and ORCA profiles, a criti- cal process to being successful in the federal procurement marketplace. Course instructor: Gayle Waldron, president, The Management Edge, Inc. For more informa- tion, contact Megan Markoff at mmarkoff@ wipp.org or visit www.wipp.org . May 21, WIPP Regional Meeting: “Economic Opportunity and the New Economy” University Center, Chicago, IL. Hosted by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). This is a results-oriented meeting designed to provide information with tools and resources to evaluate and secure business opportunities resulting from the Stimulus package. It will provide an overview of trends affecting your industries, introduce key players at federal and state levels, explain the federal procurement process, and provide the information and steps required to move your company forward in this economic climate. For more informa- tion, contact Jason Lalak at JLalak@WIPP. org or visit www.wipp.org. May 21, Webcast: WIPP Regional Meeting: “Economic Opportunity and the New Economy.” Hosted by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). The National Webcast por- tion of the proceedings from the Chicago meeting will be Webcast live and moder- ated by Susan Solovic, CEO or SBTV.com . Webcasts will also be available in group locations in Dallas, TX; Albany, NY; and Buffalo, NY. For more information, contact Jason Lalak at JLalak@WIPP.org or visit www.wipp.org . May 21, Springboard Enterprises Equity Matters Seminar Series 2009: “The Route to NASDAQ — California” Wharton, San Francisco, CA. Hosted by Springboard Enterprises. This series is designed to introduce women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to the sources and uses of capital. Drawing on the expertise of successful entrepreneurs, lenders and investors, the program will pro- vide attendees with actionable information regarding: sources of capital; what lenders and investors look for; and the resources available in the community to assist busi- nesses in preparing for, securing, and employing the most appropriate capital source. In addition, there will be a special workshop session on financial projections and the assumptions that go into that magic formula. Attendees may get advice on their business issues over lunch with the experts. The Equity Matters Seminars are being hosted in eight cities, including: New York City; Boston; San Francisco/ Silicon Valley; Austin/Dallas; Kansas City; and Madison, WI. Other locations will be considered. For more information, con- tact Franky Spangler at 202-242-6282 (e-mail: franky@springboardenterprises. org) or visit www.springboardenterprises. org/educationalprograms/eqm. June 3, American Women in Radio and Television 2009 Gracie Awards Gala New York Marriott Marquis, New York City. The Gracie Awards recognize exem- plary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of electronic media, including radio, televi- sion, cable, and new media. Niecy Nash