Are You Registered for #FemCon13? Super Early Bird Discount Ends Sept. 5

We are thrilled that the buzz surrounding the Femworking Blogger and Small Business Conference is growing each day. If you search for #FemCon13 on Twitter or Facebook you will see that people are excitedly chatting and sharing news of the conference.

Registrations are rolling in, but you need to act quickly and REGISTER BEFORE Sept 5, 2013 if you want to take advantage of our Super Early Bird rate of $99. This is a savings of $50 off regularly priced tickets.

CLICK HERE and Register Today to Save!

Please help spread the word by sharing this post! We want #FemCon13 to trend on Twitter. Washington DC area bloggers and business owners deserve a conference like this one to unite, educate, and connect!

Super Early Bird Discount Ends Sept 5, 2013


Get To Know Alba Alemán, President and CEO of Citizant

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

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.


Reader & Client Appreciation Cocktail Party

Once the long day of incredible educational seminars are over, all Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference attendees are invited to attend the post-conference Reader and Client Appreciation Cocktail Party from 7 to 10 pm.

We’ve rented out the spectacular Rooftop Chesapeake Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. (same hotel as conference) as a thank you for attending. This unique event is not only our way of saying thank you to attendees, but it is also an opportunity for you to invite your readers and/or clients.

That is right, this is more than a conference event, it is an added value to all attendees wanting to reach out and thank their followers and clients.

There will be plenty of cocktails (cash bar), hors d’oeuvres and a few surprises.

We are so excited about the Reader & Client Appreciation Cocktail Party that we put together a video – our first attempt at “vlogging”- to explain exactly what it is about!

 

Register for the conference and then register for the cocktail party. Once you have secured both tickets, you can share this link – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7838690735/eorg – with your readers and clients!

This is a FREE EVENT, but please make sure to register because space is limited.

Use #FemCon13 when sharing all conference events!


FemCon13 Unites Bloggers, Brings Value to Attendees

For weeks prior to the big announcement of the first-ever Femworking Blogger and Small Business Conference, we wondered what the response would be from the local blogging and business community.

We have put an incredible amount of time and energy into organizing and planning the conference logistics, from the speakers to the meal choices to the website navigation. With every decision we ask ourselves, “Will this bring our attendees value?”

We hoped people would not only see the value, but register and attend. On August 15, with butterflies in our stomach, we sent out our news release, opened registration and crossed our fingers.

What we discovered is that people ARE seeing the value. More than that, the Femworking Blogger and Small Business Conference is uniting groups. The Virginia Bloggers Club, for instance, has been buzzing about the event. They are planning to wear buttons or order tote bags to show their solidarity.

They are even writing blog posts and helping to spread the word – not because we have asked them to do it, but because they understand that an event like this is not only a long-time coming, but is well deserved. The Washington DC area SHOULD host a conference of this kind.

We will update the Conference Blog regularly to share all our exciting news. Every day we are adding sponsors, business partners and speakers. Every day we are adding value to the attendees. So make sure to sign-up for our Conference Newsletter (on sidebar).

Thank you for helping to spread the word and don’t forget to take advantage of the Early Bird Special of $99 (ends September 5). You can register here.

We are happy to share all blog posts written about the conference, so make sure to tweet them to @Femworking. Here are the two written from members of the Virginia Bloggers Club:

  • Femworking NoVa Blogger Conference Oct. 26th #femcon13
  • Upcoming Blogger Conference – Femworking Conference in Northern Virginia

 Please share conference updates with the hastag – #femcon13


News Release: Registration Open

Registration Open for Inaugural Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference

More than 200 social media influencers and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the first-ever full-day conference dedicated to educating, uniting and connecting Washington, DC area female bloggers and business owners.

Washington, DC – August 15, 2013 – Femworking, LLC, is pleased to announce that registration is open for the first-ever Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference. The conference will be held outside the Nation’s Capital on October 26, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.  A discount of $50 is available for conference attendees who register on or before September 5, 2013.

The conference will host nearly 20 distinguished panelists and speakers, including business leaders, successful entrepreneurs, nationally recognized bloggers, a bestselling author, marketing professionals, social media experts, authorities on tax and legal issues and an innovative SEO/SEM professional.

The keynote speaker is Jill Smokler, New York Times Best Selling Author and owner of the website Scary Mommy, which has more than 3 million page views a month. Attendees will not only hear from Smokler, but will receive a signed copy of her latest book “Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies)” as part of their registration

“This conference is about inspiring, educating, and connecting bloggers and small business owners to help them discover how to live their dreams,” said Kelley Sanabria, President and CEO of Femworking, LLC. “Femworking’s mission is to bring female bloggers and business owners together for mutual benefit and growth, so this conference is a natural extension of an organization that believes in inspiring, educating and connecting women.”

In addition to the full-day educational conference, there will be a vendor area for business owners to showcase their goods and services. In the evening, Femworking will also host a Reader and Client Appreciation Cocktail Party to allow attendees to invite their readers and clients as a thank you. This unique networking event will highlight the importance of connecting and establishing a strong brand presence.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of this conference, which is already creating quite a buzz within the local blogging community,” said Nicole Dash, writer, child care business owner and author of the blog Tiny Steps Mommy. “It is about time this area’s incredible pool of talented bloggers and inspirational entrepreneurs were brought together in a big way.”

The conference will include:

  • A seminar on How to Optimize Your Business and Blog      featuring Chad Hill of HubShout
  • A seminar on Using Social Media (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and      Instagram) to Grow Your Business and Blog featuring Laura Harders, Beltway Bargain Mom, Dawn McCaslin, The Crispy Sage and Nicole Dash, Tiny Steps Mommy
  • A seminar on Connecting With Brands / Monetizing Your Blog / Marketing Your Business featuring Christine Wilson and      Tracey Harrington McCoy of MtoM Consulting
  • A blogger panel featuring Jessica McFadden, A Parent in Silver Spring/A Parent in America; Monica Sakala, Wired Momma and Maria Jose Ovalle, Very Busy Mamá – Life Beauty & Style;
  • A small business panel featuring Jamie Ratner, Certifikid, LLC and Jasmyn Price of Little Foxes Consulting
  • A Discussion on Legal and Tax Issues for Businesses and Bloggers featuring Rebecca Geller of The Geller Law Group and Somya Munjal of Youthful Savings

For the complete conference schedule and registration information please visit www.FemworkingConference.com. Speakers, panelists and sponsors are being added daily.

For more information, please contact Kelley@femworking.com or Nicole@femworking.com.

Follow the hashtag #femcon13 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and even Instagram to read what other people are saying about this event!

Here is the official Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference Logo:

Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference