Women’s Small Business Conference offered in Durango

By Malia Durbano

Special to The SUN

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The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) will host the fifth annual Southwest Colorado Women’s Small Business Conference on Thursday, July 24, at Fort Lewis College in Durango, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This annual event features a day full of training sessions, one-on-one consulting, local resources for female entrepreneurs and networking.

Roxane White, chief of staff to Gov. John Hickenlooper, will be the keynote speaker. She will discuss how she learned to “lean-in” and successfully climb the ladder to become Hickenlooper’s “right-hand man.”

This conference is offered annually in Durango for Colorado’s female entrepreneurs to help increase the sustainability and success of women-owned businesses throughout the region. The event promises to give female entrepreneurs new skills and insights in strategic planning, organizational processes, connectivity, marketing and more.

Registration is $50 for the day and some scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, visit www.coloradosbdc.org/events.