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 8th 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 Louisville at the even bigger and better 2017 Catch the Wave Regional Conference!

Conference Highlights:

Opening Reception at the Kentucky Derby Museum

Catch the Wave Keynote Luncheon featuring Fawn Germer, Oprah Best Selling Author and Leadership & Work-Life Balance Speaker

Meet the Buyer Event

Pitch Competition Breakfast

WBE Showcase

Trailblazer Award Dinner honoring Elaine “Cissy” Musselman, Vice Chair of Rick Management Services Company (RMSC) and Founder of Women 4 Women

Informative, Relevant Workshops Geared Towards Women Business Owners




Oprah Best-Selling Author. Global Leadership Speaker. Premier Work-Life Balance Speaker. Fawn’s first career as a four-time, Pulitzer-nominated investigative reporter was great training for what came next. Fawn Germer is the only leadership speaker or motivational speaker who personally interviewed more than 300 powerful and accomplished leaders and trailblazers. Those interviews were the foundation for her best-selling books. She is the author of eight books, including Hard Won Wisdom, which Oprah held up and told the world was “very inspiring”.

This bestselling author has keynoted for Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co., Cisco, Microsoft, Marathon Petroleum, Xerox, PepsiCo, The Network of Executive Women, ADP, Brown-Forman, the Association for Corporate Growth, the International Women’s Forum and many, many other major associations and corporations. Fawn has ranked in the Top 25 Leadership speakers in the world for three years in a row.

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