Nationwide — The BOSS Network, an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through digital content, programs, and event-based networking, announces its annual Ladies that Lead Conference. The highly anticipated event is geared toward showcasing women of influence who inspire other women by sharing their strategies and journey to success. It will take place as a virtual experience on Saturday, December 2nd, from 10am to 1pm CST.
This year’s Ladies that Lead Conference will be presented by Sage, the global market leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility, and efficiency to manage finances, operations, and people. To register for the virtual conference, visit LadiesThatLeadTour.com
Founded by BOSS Network CEO Cameka Smith, the purpose of The BOSS Network is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. For almost fifteen years, BOSS has supported the careers and small business developments of more than 200,000 women of color nationwide.
Each year, it’s “Ladies That Lead Conference” attracts more than 500 business leaders and entrepreneurs for an empowering day featuring robust panel discussions, dynamic fireside chats, award presentations, virtual networking opportunities, and more. This year, the Ladies that Lead Conference boasts a slate of honorees who are leaders in their communities and the world at large, including leaders of the Divine Nine black sororities and the Chicago Urban League and more:
• Elsie Cooke-Holmes, National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
• Rasheeda S. Liberty, National President, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
• Dr. Stacie NC Grant, National President, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
• *Danette Anthony Reed, National President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
• Donna Jones Anderson, President, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated
Special Leadership Honoree:
• Karen Freeman-Wilson, President, Chicago Urban League
* Alpha Kappa Alpha Executive Director, Jacquelyn Lewis Young will receive this award on President Reed’s behalf
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) — also referred to as the Divine Nine — is currently composed of nine International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity.
The Chicago Urban League works to achieve equity for Black families and communities through social and economic empowerment.
In addition, BOSS Network CEO Cameka Smith will lead a special Partner Fireside Chat with Chinwe Osuji, Senior IT Director for Sage. Other workshop topics throughout the conference include Leadership is Legacy, Building a Legacy and more.
“Our entire BOSS Network team is filled with anticipation about our upcoming Ladies That Lead virtual conference. I am personally ecstatic to be able to champion this outstanding slate of honorees–from the head of Chicago’s Urban League to the heads of the Divine Nine’s Black sororities. As our fifteenth anniversary approaches in 2024, I believe that incredible work that BOSS is doing has just begun,” said Smith. “Of course, I must thank our partner Sage for consistently supporting our efforts and vision.”
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About the BOSS Network
Founded by award-winning entrepreneur, influencer, and speaker, Dr. Cameka Smith. BOSS™ is an acronym for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters,” and the network’s mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. The BOSS Network is an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online, and event-based networking. To find out more about The BOSS Network, visit TheBOSSNetwork.org.
The BOSS Network was named as one of Forbes’ “Top 10 Career and Entrepreneurial Websites for Women.” It has more than 200,000 active subscribers throughout the United States.
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