Wise Conference to inspire, support and empower Business Women

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The Wise Conference 2017 is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Lone Star Corporate College, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.

The WISE Conference is designed to Inspire, Support, and Empower women in a fun, upbeat networking environment. It will cater to business professionals with a desire to learn more about work-life balance utilizing the skills and talents of motivational speakers and participating in educational demonstrations. Co-founders, Carol Gooch and Kiki Koymarianos started the conference in 2012. Gooch said that she and Koymarianos meet at lunch one day and the concept of WISE was born. Both women had a desire to offer an economical conference according to Koymarianos, that “…would give the opportunity to women in our community to attend a conference at a low cost, but not low content.” They have successfully achieved their mission, and the conference has grown exponentially because of their efforts and that of a dynamic team of female business professionals who share their vision.

This is the conference’s 5th year of bringing together women from the greater Montgomery County area. The one-day business conference is a joint effort of Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW), Business Women’s Forum and multiple chapters of Women on a Mission to Earn Commission (WOAMTEC). Chelsea Williams of Chelsea Williams Photography will be providing complimentary headshots in the Professional Development Pavilion this year. WISE has also selected Meals on Wheels Montgomery County as the 2017 WISE Conference Charity.

The WISE Conference Venue Sponsors are Lone Star College and SBDC-Texas Gulf Coast.  Corporate Sponsors include Homeland Title Company, Decorating Den, Network, and Pavilion Sponsors are Spinal Care Chiropractic Center, Volkswagen of The Woodlands, and the Honorable U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for businesses who would like to showcase their companies’ capabilities to 300+ women. Click on the Sponsorship, Vendor and Ticket tab at Sponsorship forms can be electronically completed or downloaded. For more information, email us at

WISE will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships to area women. Community women may apply for scholarships which can be used toward continuing education or business seminars.

This year’s conference Includes:

  • Keynote Speaker, Angela F. Carter, President & CEO of AFC Power Strategy Group, Inc. Ms. Carter develops and facilitates seminars and conferences focused on the development of innovative and compelling leadership skills for business professionals.
  • Female Executive Panel Discussion:
    • o   Dr. Lisa Rister, Spinal Care Chiropractic Center
    • o   Dr. Dawn Schwab, Spinal Care Chiropractic Center
    • o   Melanie Bush, President of Better Bookkeepers, Inc.
    • o   Kathy Tautenhahn, Vice President of Amazing Spaces Properties
    • Breakout Session Opportunities
    • Vendor Information Booths

Tickets to the September 27th event are only $69, which includes lunch. Individual tickets and Corporate Tables are available for sale until September 26th.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to The WISE Conference 2017 Coordinator is Dawn Candy, she can be reached at 936-207-5017 or