Steps to Success

Steps to Success

October 18, 2019

Steps to Success is the annual signature event of the Women’s Business Network. From its earliest beginnings, the vision and purpose of this day is to connect professional women and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

As an attendee, you can design your day based on your interests. The WBN seeks out the best Facilitators, who lead small group discussions in a wide variety of topics that include business growth initiatives, women’s health, and personal development.

In these dynamic sessions, you will find yourself in a group of like-minded women who will support your desire for self-improvement. Each small group will take part in a professionally led discussion that is designed to INFORM each woman with tangible tools to accelerate the growth they desire.

As an integral member of your group, you will have the opportunity to ENCOURAGE your peers by sharing your insight around the experience you bring to the group’s focus. You will be given the SUPPORT you need to move forward as you take your next STEPS TO SUCCESS!

Keynote Speaker

Helen Propheter – Director of Frederick County Office of Economic Development

Helen will be discussing what to keep in mind when doing business in Frederick County.  This keynote presentation will keep it simple and provide a few suggestions to professionally advance yourself while expanding your network and creating opportunities to gain potential clients without costing much.

Helen Propheter, Director of Frederick County Office of Economic Development, was appointed to the position in 2012. Helen began her career with Frederick County Government 28 years ago. She has years of experience managing programs, staff and projects.

The economic development team has created numerous initiatives for business attraction and retention to include Frederick’s Top 50 (our most influential businesses & CEOs), The FRED (Frederick Real Estate Dealmakers) Awards. Homegrown Frederick (sustaining our Agriculture heritage) and ROOT (our downtown innovation center that focuses on strengthening businesses while they grow deeper roots in our county). The Economic Development team recently welcomed Navistar Direct Marketing (200 jobs), Daly Computers (200 jobs) Emmes Corporation (100 jobs) Asbury Communities headquarters (120 jobs) and Kite Pharma (several hundred jobs) to Frederick County.

Helen serves on the following Boards: Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Frederick County Workforce Development, the Frederick County Higher Education Board, the Downtown Hotel and Conference Center Taskforce, the Frederick Chamber Board of Directors and is a member of the Rotary Club of Frederick. She attended Frederick Community College, Hood College and Mount St. Mary’s University. Helen and her husband live in Frederick with their dogs while their kids are off in college.

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