From the beginning, it simply made sense in our minds to organize a conference that included both bloggers and business owners. Femworking, LLC has always included both groups in their membership. It wasn’t until someone asked the question as to why we included both bloggers and business owners, did we realize that some people might not automatically understand the connection or the value.
We attempt to explain why it is so important to bring these two groups together in our latest vlog. We also discuss the value #FemCon13 can bring both groups.
When we began planning the Femworking Blogger and Small Business Conference we made it a goal to carefully select and recruit speakers and panelists who were not only engaging, but had a real message to share with attendees. As with every decision we asked, “will this person bring value?” We balanced our line-up of speakers to include veteran bloggers/business owners as well as newer bloggers/entrepreneurs. We found legal, tax, marketing and SEO experts. We searched for locally based bloggers with broad audiences. We also found entrepreneurs who have built incredible multimillion dollar businesses from the ground up.
Over the next few weeks we will feature some of our speakers in a “Get To Know” series. I think you will be as impressed as we are by the amazing talent who will grace the stage to help inspire, connect and educate.
Alba M. Aleman, President and CEO of Citizant
For our first “Get To Know” feature we are highlighting Alba Alemán, President and CEO of Citizant. From our first e-mail exchange, we knew she was not only an incredible businesswoman, but an incredible person as well. She has spent the last 14 years building Citizant from the ground up while raising her daughter who just headed off to college last weekend. This highly respected company, which has a 14-year record of success and growth, designs and delivers smarter and leaner IT and business transformation solutions to the U.S. government.
Alba’s professional background combines more than 20 years of experience in talent acquisition and retention with the delivery of high-quality information solutions to the government. In 2010, she was recognized as the Fairfax County (Va.) Latina Business Owner of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, she was named among the 25 top female executives in the region by Washington SmartCEO magazine and was recognized as a ‘Women Who Means Business’ by the Washington Business Journal. She is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
Alba’s contribution to the business panel will be invaluable. She is a true success story who not only has incredible wisdom and insight to share, but is highly supportive of women entrepreneurs. We know she will provide inspiration to many of the attendees.
Register today to hear Alba speak and to take part in this day-long educational conference.