This coming weekend, March 16–17, is the CCBC Women’s Expo Maryland, held on the Catonsville campus of Community College of Baltimore County. Created and run by Patsy Anderson of the Women's Expo Forum, it is one of the largest and longest-running women's expos in the country. There will be all kinds of vendors, representing much of what you need to start and run a business. Besides the things you know you need – web site designers, point-of-sale vendors, financial management, business consultants,… – you will find cosmetics, hair stylists, and jewelry (ya gotta look professional), health and lifestyle coaches, business coaches, handyman services, and all kinds of other vendors.
There will also be lots of speakers. They will be on the mainstage, in rooms on around the periphery, and some in other buildings.
On the main stage in the center of the Women's Expo Maryland itself on Saturday will be:
11:00–11:20 – “Living a Life of Abundance,” Ida Crawford
11:30–11:50 – “I Don’t Want to be Rich, I Want to be Wealthy,” Jennifer Matthews
12:00–12:20 – “K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sister) in 2013,” Felicia Roach
12:30–12:50 – “Live with Full Wattage – How to Create a Life Worth Celebrating,” Liz Fletcher Brown
1:00–1:20 – “Eating for Energy – How to Naturally Achieve Lasting Energy,” Katie Langenhoven
1:30–1:50 – Sound Massage Demo, Karen Porter
2:00–2:20 – “Peeling Off the Layers to Reveal the Goddess in the Mirror,” Edie Weinstein
2:30–2:50 – “Getting Out of Your Own Way,” Ginny Robertson
3:00–3:20 – “Raising Girls,” Claudette Gadsden-Hrobak
3:30–3:50 – “Free Your Playful, Creative Spirit: A Laughter Yoga Experience,” Elaine Neberding
4:00–4:20 – “Fun & Games are Serious Business” demo, Ellen Koronet
The Women's Expo Maryland series of Super Talks on Sunday with keynote speaker Linda Hollander, the Wealthy Bag Lady will be in the building that’s just a stone’s throw from the expo and there will be adequate signage to get you there. Here’s that line-up:
11:00 – “Movin’ On Up! Why Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office” – Carolyn Owens
12:30 – “Launchbox Workshop” – Sonata Venture Solutions
2:00 – Keynote Speaker: Linda Hollander, the Wealthy Bag Lady
4:00 – “Two Defining Women Share Their Top Secrets to Creating Income Concept to Sponsorship” – Esther Michaels and Patsy Anderson
Several of the Perfect World Network Radio’s Women in the Morning series will be speaking, too, including found Patsy Anderson's interview with Linda Hollander, the Wealthy Bag Lady, and me, Susan Scher of In Other Words… My talk is called “Comfort Zone? We Don’t Need No Stinkin‘ Comfort Zone!” which is almost guaranteed to be the name of an editorial I publish here before too long. As soon as I have the complete Women in the Morning schedule, I will publish it here. You can also click here to listen to an interview with Linda Hollander, the Wealthy Bag Lady, that I aired last Wednesday on Women in the Morning
All of this information is also available on the web site here, although it is not guaranteed to be up-to-date, as well as when you check in.