Women's Business Summit of Northwest Oklahoma
Autry Technology Center
1201 W. Willow
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June 21st, 2023Start Time: 8:30 am
End Time: 1:00 pm
Gather with us for a one-day event designed to empower, inspire, and celebrate success! This will be a time to break away from the noise and refocus on growing your business.
The Summit will feature guest speaker Joni Nash. Born and reared on a small farm in Georgia, Joni took her southern roots and moved to Oklahoma as a college student. Graduating from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science, and later obtaining a second degree in Biblical Leadership from Southwestern Christian University, Joni has worked in non-profit management for 18 years. While in college, Joni began her career in the auction business order to pay for her college tuitions. While maintaining a career in non-profit management, Joni continued to work as a free lance auctioneer aiding other non-profits in their fundraising efforts.
When recruited to serve as the Executive Director of the Pawhuska, Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce to promote economic development and job creation in Pawhuska, Joni relocated from south central Oklahoma to Osage County. During her tenure as Economic Development and Chamber Director, Pawhuska saw astonishing growth that she attributes to the opening of the famous Pioneer Woman Mercantile, and her community soon became one of the 15 Best Small Towns To Visit by Smithsonian Magazine and Southern Living Magazine.
Joni put down Oklahoma roots acquiring a small Osage County ranch and naming it after a five generation family name: The Coy T. Ranch. Joni’s ranch is home to a small herd of commercial cattle, hay crop, and a guest Airbnb cabin where she hosts guests from all over the country. After years of serving in civic leadership, Joni now travels full-time as both an independent-contract auctioneer specializing in benefit and non-profit fundraisers and a motivational speaker.
We will also have Q&A with a Women in Business Panel featuring women business owners from northwest Oklahoma. The panel will focus on best practices in their diverse industries and how they overcome obstacles and celebrate success.
Lunch and swag bags are included in registration fee.
You will be directed to PayPal to pay for registration. Refunds are not available. If you, or your designee, do not attend, the fee is non-refundable. If the event is cancelled or rescheduled, you will be notified by email.
If you have any special dietary needs, please contact Jennifer Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org 2 weeks prior to the event.
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. WBC and 7j programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Lori Smith, WBC Assistant at PO Box 1335, Durant, OK 74702 or call 800-658-2823.