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!
Creative Partner at Soul Kitchen, Director of Prosper Springfield, and the Springfield Equity and Prosperity Commission
Executive Director at Multicultural Business Association & Diversity and Equity Director of Community Partnership of the Ozarks
Executive Director of Leadership Springfield
Artist & Music Producer
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Ms. Pratt serves as the Prosper Springfield Director for Springfield, MO – a community collective impact model charged with oversight of community goals to reduce the poverty rate and increase postsecondary educational attainment. She is president of Pratt Consultants, LLC with a focus on community engagement, business infrastructure development, conflict resolution, strategic planning, and diversity training. She is also a creative partner for the Queen City Soul Kitchen restaurant.
Breakout Session Speakers
Sessions: “Where is It? How to Get Organized” and “SCORE’s Simple Steps to Grow Your Business”
Session: “The Power of Polite: Using Modern Manners to Your Advantage”
Session: “Captivating Copy: Crafting Social Media Captions that Convert”
Session: “Being (Rather than Becoming) a Leader”
Session: “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business”
Dr. Ashley Allen-Brown
Session: “Socially S.M.A.R.T. – Make Social Media Work for You”
Session: “Scaling Success: Marketing Strategies for a Team of One or Many”
Session: “What’s the REAL Game Changer? Insights and Inspiration for a More Productive Day”
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.