Known for her engaging style and authentic storytelling, business strategist and advocate Lauren Conaway breaks down barriers to establish a genuine connection with audiences. By combining personal anecdotes, humor, and interactive elements, she is able to effortlessly create memorable experiences for attendees, elevating the energy in rooms across the U.S. as a sought after emcee, facilitator, interviewer and keynote speaker, ensuring that messages resonate long after the event concludes. Today, Lauren serves as founder and CEO of InnovateHER KC, a 6,000+ member leadership community that serves women and gender minorities with a focus on inclusion and low barrier to entry.

Meet our Keynote Panelists

Diving Beyond Keynotes:

Prepare for an extraordinary E3 Women’s Conference experience! Bucking tradition, our conference reimagines the keynote sessions. We’ve curated an exceptional panel of resilient entrepreneurial women with varied backgrounds. The morning panel offers an insightful introduction to their inspiring journeys, setting the stage for an immersive day.

Individual sessions throughout the day offer an opportunity for a small number of attendees to engage with the panelist they personally identify with the most, and the final session of the day brings all of the panelists back together to highlight the best of their intimate sessions and respond to final questions from all attendees. It’s not just about listening, it’s about connecting – forging meaningful relationships that resonate beyond the event. Get ready to embark on a day of discovery, empowerment, and forging bonds that last a lifetime!

Francine Pratt

Creative Partner at Soul Kitchen, Director of Prosper Springfield, and the Springfield Equity and Prosperity Commission

Darline Mabins

Executive Director at Multicultural Business Association & Diversity and Equity Director of Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Carrie Richardson

Executive Director of Leadership Springfield


Artist & Music Producer

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Breakout Session Speakers

Pat Mathias

Sessions: “Where is It? How to Get Organized” and “SCORE’s Simple Steps to Grow Your Business”

Kristi Spencer

Session: “The Power of Polite: Using Modern Manners to Your Advantage”

Christine Morton

Session: “Captivating Copy: Crafting Social Media Captions that Convert”

Paige Oxendine

Session: “Being (Rather than Becoming) a Leader”

Stacey Frye

Session: “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business”

Dr. Ashley Allen-Brown

Session: “Socially S.M.A.R.T. – Make Social Media Work for You”

Michele Delcoure

Session: “Scaling Success: Marketing Strategies for a Team of One or Many”

Amy Tokos

Session: “What’s the REAL Game Changer? Insights and Inspiration for a More Productive Day”

Kimberly Beer

Session: “Sell it Like a Woman”

Meet Heather Noggle, our
podcast interviewer for the E3 Women's Conference!

Heather Noggle is the owner of Codistac, a process solutions company that interweaves technology and human experience to find unique answers to each customer’s most vexing problems in the areas of software, data integration, and cybersecurity. Heather offers 25 years of expertise including experience in software technology, human resources, culture building, writing, and music theory education, and she effortlessly connects all of these things together with engaging and humorous storytelling.