Grow Great, Innovate!

This year’s annual conference will feature something new! There will be a panel of formidable women entrepreneurs, all of whom were featured in the Entrepreneur/WPO 50 Fastest Growing Companies.

Our Moderator for the panel is Suzanne Bates, executive coach, author, speaker, entrepreneur and former award-winning television news anchor. As President and CEO of Bates Communications, she leads a firm that shows leaders how to get business results through better communication. Her firm’s clients are top leaders in business, from Fortune 500 to small and midsize companies and professional services firms.
Suzanne is author of Speak like a CEO: Secrets to Commanding Attention and Getting Results, which became a best seller in 2005. Suzanne has also produced a six-CD set, the Speak Like a CEO Toolkit, and the Speak Like a CEO Home Study Course.
For 20 years, Suzanne was an acclaimed on-air personality with major market television stations. She won an AP News Award and was nominated for a Columbia DuPont Award, and, over her career, interviewed thousands of political leaders, CEOs, experts, authors and celebrities.

The panelists include Gail Goodman of Constant Contact, Lani Hay of Lanmark Technology and Diane Hessan of Communispace. We hope these profiling blogs will excite and inspire you!

Gail Goodman is considered a small business expert and visionary, Gail has revolutionized the way that small businesses and organizations can effectively and affordably communicate with their customers, clients, and members. Since taking leadership of Constant Contact in April 1999, she has led the company to more than 150,000 customers worldwide and October 2007 IPO, trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “CTCT.”
Gail was recently honored as the Best Entrepreneur in the 2007 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Constant Contact was also named number sixteen on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 50 fastest-growing women-led companies.
Gail is a member of the board of trustees and an executive officer of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, a member of the Board of Directors of the ESPC (Email Sender and Provider Coalition) and Chairman of the Board of Constant Contact.

For more information on this year’s conference click here.

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