Quick Overview:

  • The 19th V-WISE conference kicked off at the Westin Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh
  • More than 175 women veterans and military spouses/life partners registered to focus their sights on entrepreneurship

Day 1 Recap:

  • Participants arrived throughout the day from across the country
  • Many experienced travel delays due to weather and Justin Timberlake traffic…he must not have seen my texts because he didn’t stop by
  • Many of our incredible speakers and instructors also made their way into town – to include the one and only Neale Godfrey
  • Participants dressed to impress for their fresh, new head-shots to use on websites, business cards and print collateral
  • We opened the conference with an exciting keynote by Angie Bastian of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP – what an inspiration!
    • Quick Tip – KNOW – LISTEN – RESPOND to your customer!
  • Colonel Jill Chambers (U.S. Army, Retired) of This Able Vet reminded participants to BREATHE AND BE PRESENT! She then presented two incredible and powerful women with awards to recognize their accomplishments and the work they do to empower women
  • Pennsylvania Congressman Conor Lamb stopped by to say hello and briefly chat with the group
  • Michael Peterson closed out the evening with some great music and a fun challenge – where did he find a phone book?!


*We are now fully immersed in Day 2 and looking forward to the wonderful activities to come!