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Region 1

Event: Networking Luncheon From Chaos to Calm: Enhance Your Productivity and Success with Julie Cubino of Harmony at Last
: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Description: The Vermont Women’s Business Center Networking Luncheon - From Chaos to Calm: Enhance Your Productivity and Success with Julie Cubino of Harmony at Last All are welcome to this free event. Please bring your own bag lunch!
Location: Woodbury College , 660 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT
Sponsor: Vermont Women’s Business Center
Contact: 1-800-266-4062

Maine Girls Collaborative Project Kick-Off Conference
Date: 10/10/2008
Time: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Description: This event will bring together individuals and organizations throughout Maine committed to increasing the participation of girls in the STEM fields, to announce the Maine Girls Collaborative Project, to identify ways to collaborate with others by applying for mini-grants for financial support for their collaborative projects, and to offer networking opportunities. Speakers who have expertise in girls' development will present their views along with women who have careers in science and engineering, to provide insights and practical tips on successfully encouraging girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Location: Wells Conference Center, The University of Maine, Orono, ME
Sponsor: University of Maine, Women's Resource Center
Contact: The Maine Girls Collaborative Project 207-581-1508

Business Connect 2008 Conference and Trade Show
Date: 10/16/2008
Time: 7:30am to 5:00pm
Description: Business Connect 2008 features opportunities to learn, market and network -- including 90 companies exhibiting and selling their products and services at our all-day Marketplace.
Location: The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
Sponsor: Cape Business Publishing Group
Contact: Cape Business Publishing Group 704 Main St., Route 6A Dennis, Massachusetts 02638 Telephone (508) 385-3811 Fax (508) 385-7488

Event: Women's Health and the Environment Conference
Date: 10/31/2008
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Description: Making a difference for Women's Health & the Environment Conference is an informative and free event.
Location: Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA
Sponsor: Sponsored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies
Contact: Regina Villa Associates at (617) 357-5772

Region 2

Making a Budget & Understanding Credit
Date: 10/7/2008
Time: 11am to 12:30pm
Description: What You'll Learn! Do you need help figuring out the money flowing into and out of your life? Do you know which purchases are financially sound? Which spending and saving strategy is right for you? Do you know what information goes into your credit score? Have you fallen behind in repaying your creditors? Is your poor credit history affecting your ability to get a loan, insurance? Are you finding it difficult to access credit - even though you have a good credit history? In today’s volatile market, controlling your individual financial situation is imperative. Discuss practical methods for budget and credit management. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Location: 26 Federal Plaza, Room 3030
Sponsor: Women's Bureau, Region II
Contact: or 646-264-3789

Region 3

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Region 4

Event: 2008 Junior League of Atlanta Charity Ball
Date: 10/3/2008
Time: 8 pm to 12am
Description: Black & White Masquerade Charity Ball Fundraiser for the Junior League of Atlanta
Location: The Biltmore Atl, GA
Sponsor: Junior League of Atlanta
Contact: 678-916-3100

Event: Numbers Too Big to Ignore
Date: 10/30/2008
Time: 11:30am to 2pm
Description: A New Generation: Building On A Promise Featuring Naomi Tutu and Liz Abzug in conversation with Soledad O'Brien
Location: Georgia World Congress Ctr Atlanta, GA
Sponsor: The Atlanta Women's Foundation
Contact: 404-577-5000 x108

Region 5

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Region 6

Event: 2008 Financial Management Association International Annual Meeting
Date: 10/8/2008 - 10/11/2008
Time: 1:00pm Wednesday and 11:45am Saturday
Description: FMA's Annual Meeting brings together academicians and practitioners with interests in financial decisionmaking. The meeting provides a forum for presenting new research and discussing current issues in financial management and related topics.
Location: Gaylord Texas Resort, Grapevine, TX
Sponsor: Financial Management Association International Annual Meeting
Contact: 813-974-2084 or

Event: Do It Herself: A Journey to Financial Freedom
Date: 10/10/2008
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Created for women, by women, "Do it Herself" will include classes on investing, bsic budgeting, estate planning, getting out of debt, reducing taxable income, protecting yourself from identity theft and retirement planning. Keynote speaker is Marcia Brixey, author of "The Money Therapist: A Woman's Guide to Creating a Healthy Financial Life."
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Sponsor: Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants
Contact: 1-800-522-8261 ext. 3806

Event: Texas Conference for Women
Date: 10/16/2008
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Now in it's ninth year, the Texas Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan, one-day annual conference that features more than 75 renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health, personal finance, business and entrepreneurship, career resources, work-life balance, media and more. The Conference offers opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.
Location: Convention Center, Houston, TX
Sponsor: Presenting Sponsor - BP, Co-Chair Sponsors - Wachovia & HP Invent, Corporate Sponsor, Dell, Patron Sponsor - ConocoPhillips
Contact: 1-866-375-1785

2008 Women in Business Expo
Date: 11/8/2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: This event celebrates and supports women in business and will feature products and services offered by women-owned businesses. Dynamic speakers will address topics on key areas for business success, healthy living, financial independence, and spiritual wellness.
Location: Killeen Civic & Conference Center, Texas
Sponsor: Trace Him Women's Center (a faith-based organization)
Contact: Aleta C. Eversley 254-563-2749

Region 7

Fiscal Year 2008 Working Women in Transition Program Accomplishments
Date: 10/1/2007
Time: TBA
Description: The Women’s Bureau has partnered with Connections to Success in St. Louis, MO to coordinate the Region VII WWIT project. Connections to Success (CtS) is an innovative, non-profit, faith-based organization providing services and programs designed to break the cycle of poverty one family at a time. The WWIT project serves unemployed and underemployed low-income women, including single heads of households from the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. The foundation of the project is an 80-hour Personal and Professional Development Workshop. It begins with individualized and comprehensive assessments of participants’ strengths and abilities to assess employability. Following this, participants receive training on community resources and support systems to help them develop strategies for overcoming barriers to career-focused employment. Additional components of the workshop include: decision-making and problem-solving exercises, personal presentation training, life plan development, interest and talent assessments, career exploration, resume development, creation of a self-marketing plan, networking exercises and completion of an interviewing and negotiating workshop. Following the Personal and Professional Development curriculum, participants’ aptitudes and interests will be evaluated to direct them to appropriate job training opportunities.
Location: Missouri
Sponsor: The Women’s Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Labor and Connections to Success
Contact: Dorothy Witherspoon or Pam Ayers both at (816) 285-7233

Region 8

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Region 9

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Region 10

Money Wi$e Business Women's Conference, Seattle WA
Date: 10/25/2008
Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Description: financial education for individuals and their businesses
Location: North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA
Sponsor: Money Wise Women
Contact: 360-204-0982

Event: Money Wi$e Women-Portland, OR
Date: 11/1/2008
Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Description: financial education
Location: Portland Comminity College-Rock Creek Campus, Portland, Oregon
Sponsor: Money Wise Women
Contact: 360-204-0982

Event: 2009 WA State Women Veterans Symposium: Celebrating Women Veterans Legacy of Service
Date: 5/30/2009
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: One day symposium for women veterans in WA State. Five workshops will be available that will focus on benefits, career, networking, retirement planning and wellness. The Women’s Bureau will present a financial education workshop entitled “Wi$eup. There will also be opportunity to meet with counselors one-on-one.
Location: Tacoma, WA Convention Center
Sponsor: State Dept. of Veterans' Affairs
Contact: Alfie Alvarado-Ramos 360-725-2155 or Liza Narcisco 360-725-2157


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