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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 nearly 500 attendees, including over 40 corporate members’ buyers and supplier diversity teams.

Join the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council (ORV~WBC) for the 9th 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 Columbus for yet again an even
bigger and better 2018 Catch the Wave Regional Conference!

View the "Making the Most of Your Catch the Wave Experience" Webcast.

Conference at a Glance



April 16th

2:00 pm - 9:00 pm


April 17th

7:00 am - 8:00 pm


April 18th

7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Opening Reception




Keynote Speaker


Author. Speaker. Life Coach. Strategist

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Valorie Burton is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the Founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds of clients in over 40 states and ten countries. Valorie has written eleven books, including “Successful Women Think Differently”, and “What’s Really Holding You Back?” Success Magazine named her book, “Why Not You?” one of the “Top 25 Must-Read Success Books.” Her book “Happy Women Live Better: 13 Ways to Trigger Your Happiness Every Day” helps women make intentional choices right now to increase their happiness on a daily basis. Her books have been translated into seven foreign languages.

Valorie has appeared numerous times on the TODAY Show, Dr. Oz, CNN, HLN and hundreds of other radio and television shows. She has also co-hosted two national television programs, The Potter’s Touch with T.D. Jakes and Aspiring Women, which won two regional Emmy nominations. She has written for Oprah Magazine, Essence, Ebony, Day, and many more. And as a speaker, she has inspired audiences for GE, McDonald’s, Goldman Sachs, State Farm, Accenture, General Mills, FDIC, Verizon Wireless, NASA, Wells Fargo, the US Military and hundreds of others.

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