The Catch the Wave Regional Conference brings female entrepreneurs together to network, learn, and gain inspiration from each other. The Catch the Wave Conference provides networking, training, and access to both women business owners and ORV~WBC corporate members across our region. This year's conference is expected to draw over 350 attendees, including over 30 corporate members’ buyers and supplier diversity teams.

Join the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council (ORV~WBC) for the 7th Annual Catch the Wave Conference and leave this conference with inspiration and new tools that will make a difference in your personal and business growth. We look forward to seeing you in Cleveland at the even bigger and better 2016 Northern Ohio Catch the Wave Conference!

Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44114


Conference Highlights

Meet the Buyer Event

Pitch Competition Breakfast

WBE Showcase

Trailblazer Award Dinner honoring Alexandria Johnson Boone, Chairwoman & Founder, Women of Color Foundation & President & CEO, Gap Communications Group

Macy’s Mini-Makeovers & Fashion Presentation

Informative Workshops Geared Towards Women Business Owners

Keynote Speaker


Catch the Wave Keynote Luncheon featuring
Robin Fisher Roffer, Founder & CEO,
Big Fish Marketing, Inc.

Brand strategist. Reinvention specialist. Robin Fisher Roffer has provided the rocket fuel that has launched and evolved dozens of media brands all over the world such as A&E, Animal Planet, AXN, Bloomberg, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, Food Network, FX, Hallmark Channel, History, Lifetime, MTV, TLC and TNT. As Founder and CEO of Big Fish Marketing, Inc., she leads an award-winning creative team adept at unearthing a brand’s essence and filter, its look, feel and tagline, market positioning, value proposition and key messaging to both consumers and the trade. Sought after for leading edge digital strategy, Robin is the go-to person for television networks, technology companies and content creators ready to engage audiences and evolve their brands across multiple platforms.

Prior to running Big Fish, Robin was in at the beginning of Turner Network Television (TNT) as Manager of Creative Services. Promoted to Director of Advertising and Promotion for TNT, Headline News, TBS, and CNN only nine months after the launch of TNT, Robin green lit the campaign that turned CNN into The World’s News Leader. Raised by a single dad who ran a small boutique advertising agency, Robin started her brand-building career at age 12 accompanying her father to pitch meetings and learning how to lay out ads at their kitchen table. This is where she learned that great brands are built on simple truths and big ideas.

With a mission to inspire professionals to fearlessly reach their potential, Robin has authored four books including Make A Name For Yourself, The Fearless Fish Out Of Water, Reinventing Yourself, and her latest book, The No-Fear Career. A speaker and frequent media guest on fearless leadership and personal branding, Robin keynotes corporate conferences at companies such as Walmart, Microsoft, AIG and Starwood Hotels and top business schools like Columbia, Wharton, USC and Northwestern.

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