Oklahoma Based CEO to Speak at National Women’s Conference

Dr. Terry Neese heads to Indianapolis to speak at NAWBO Conference

Oklahoma City, OK, September 2, 2014– Dr. Terry Neese, CEO/Founder of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) is slated to speak on two panels at the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) annual Women Business Owners (WBC 2014) conference this weekend, September 8th and 9th. Neese a past national president of NAWBO will be joining hundreds of women business owners as they speak about everything from the power of digital marketing to the power of investing. Other speakers at WBC 2014 include Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne of Georgetown Cupcakes and stars of TLC’s DC Cupcakes, JJ Ramberg, Host of MSNBC’s “Your Business”, Dr. Ravishankar “Ravi” Gundlapalli, Founder/CEO of MentorCloud, and Monica Smiley, Editor/Publisher of Enterprising Women magazine.

“Global economic development with women entrepreneurs is exploding with energy.  I am excited to attend WBC 2014 to hear the “jobs” stories, see many longtime friends from all 50 states, and participate in NAWBO’s history and success.  As the only Oklahoman who has served as the national president of NAWBO, I am honored to continue my involvement in this great organization.” –Dr. Terry Neese

Dr. Terry Neese’s two panels are “The Power of Women’s Global Enterprise” and “The Power of NAWBO”. Neese will speak about the work that IEEW is doing in their PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program and the economic, social, and political impact that educating women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda provides. As past president of NAWBO, Neese will be discussing the history and importance of NAWBO and the successes during her presidency. Those successes include: moving the NAWBO office from Chicago to D.C. so that they could be more involved in public policy, hosting the Soviet Association of Women Business Owners, which Neese attributes to her current involvement in the international arena. Lastly, Neese ran for Lt. Governor of Oklahoma during her presidency, winning the primary. Neese took pride in her ability to balance being the President of NAWBO, running Terry Neese Personnel, running for state office, and raising a family.

About Dr. Terry Neese:

Dr. Terry Neese has devoted her career to assisting and mentoring others in their search for life/work sustainability. Founder of Terry Neese Personnel, Dr. Neese spent over thirty years finding careers for men and women. Terry Neese Personnel is a multi-million dollar staffing firm located in Oklahoma and Dr. Neese’s daughter, Kim Neese, now leads the firm as President. Also committed to serving others outside her business, Neese has served many non-profits including: national president, National Association of Women Business Owners; Co-Founder, Women Impacting Public Policy; Distinguished Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis; US/Afghan Women’s Council and the National Women’s Business Council. She has traveled to all fifty states and dozens of countries. Compelled to educate and advocate for women worldwide, Neese founded the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women in 2006. In 2007, after time and conversations with women in Afghanistan, Neese channeled her skills and her passion to develop the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program to empower more women around the world. She is also a pilot, a motivator, and dedicated to her family.

About NAWBO:

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:

  • Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of their members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
  • Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
  • Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers

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