About POP, Too! Conference
POP, Too! is GWBC’s Carolina based companion to the annual flagship POP Marketplace which is held in Atlanta, Georgia. During this one-day conference, WBEs and procurement professionals interact with each other to promote growth opportunities and enhance business relationships.
The 5th annual POP, Too! Conference will be held at the Harris Conference Center | 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive | Charlotte, North Carolina 28208.
REGISTRATION FOR POP, TOO IS NOW CLOSED, WALK-INS WELCOME!
Meet The Keynote Speaker Meridith Elliott Powell
Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to Watch by Currency Fair, business growth expert Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate sales and leadership, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare, and finance. Meridith worked her way up from an entry-level position to earn her seat at the C-Suite table. Meridith is a Certified Speaking Professional ©, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers. She is also a member of the prestigious Forbes Coaching Council.
POP, Too Conference Agenda
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration, Check-in Open
8:00 am – 8:50 am Breakfast /Networking/Facebook Live
9:00 am – 9:25 am Welcome/Opening Remarks/ Highlight of Workshops – Roz Lewis
9:30 am – 11:45 am Morning Workshops (2)
9:30 am – 10:10 am Workshop : Perfecting the Process– Six Sigma Focus
The pursuit of perfection or certainty is as old as humanity. Six
Sigma is the leading method applied by businesses and governments
globally to achieve excellence in an increasingly competitive and changing
Larry Edwards Six Sigma Black Belt, Chair ASQ Charlotte
10:15 am – 11:45 am Workshop : Controlled Communications
Communicating to Protect Yourself
Eartha Jean Johnson, Esq and CEO, Risk Mitigation Worldwide
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Break and Networking
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Speaker | Ballroom
Meridith Elliott Powell, Keynote Speaker & Business Growth Expert
Finally! An Economy Ready-Made for The Female Professional –
4 STRATEGIES TO UP YOUR GAME
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Break and Networking
1:45 pm – 3:10 pm Afternoon Workshops (2) :
1:45 pm – 2:25 pm Workshop : Return on Investment (ROI) Time v Money
Understand what your time is worth, Dr. Anandi Banerjee, Assistant
Professor of Finance, McColl School of Business
Queens University of Charlotte
2:30 pm – 3:10pm Workshop : Impact of Advisors and Mentors
Benefiting from advice, how/when to seek a mentor and advisor
or create an advisory board, Patrick Dierberger, Asst. VP Federal
Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Evelyn Ashley, Trusted Council, LLC,
3:10pm – 3:15pm Closing Remarks
Below is the link to the Harris Conference Center recommended hotels and transportation. Rates are subject to change and availability.