Date: June 16, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton or Virtual via Zoom




“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up.
Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all, be humble.” – Serena Williams

Event Description

Women make up roughly half the workforce and have been heavily impacted by COVID-19. In order to continue to support their personal and professional
development, the Chamber is launching THRIVE 2021, a brand-new Women’s Conference and Expo! This full day event, planned by women for women,
will be a place where women are supported and have their voice heard.


A woman’s worth is measured by a life fully expressed. The courage to be her own person and create her own vision of life-regardless of what society says.


We invite you to join us for this amazing new event!

Event Goals

  • This conference is to be an all-inclusive event for women of all backgrounds and it will ensure all feel welcome, no matter their station in life
  • Women will have the tools to progress in their personal and professional lives
  • Women will know what it takes to empower the next generation of women
  • Women will learn that self-care is very important to overall health and well-being and that it is OK to take care of themselves!
  • Women will gain personal insights to help them in their daily lives
  • This will be a time of camaraderie as women gather together having survived and continue to survive an unprecedented year of upheaval
  • Women will gain an understanding of how important it is to be prepared financially for now and the future
  • Women will laugh together; sometimes that is all that is needed to feel better
  • Women will come away knowing they are not alone; they have sisters to learn from and draw upon for inspiration to grow both personally and professionally
  • Women will make connectiosn that will last beyond the conference

2021 Event Schedule

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Ice Breaker

Meghan Hanley


9:45 – 10:30 a.m

Virtual Attendee Track – Personal & Professional Development

Personal Track

Professional Track

Judith Rowe

“Communicating with Difficult People”

Mandy Webb

“Making Yourself a Priority”

Kathy Corse

Strategies for Turning a “No” into a “Yes”

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Faith Sigler

“Get Retirement SAVVY! Avoid Money Mistakes Smart Women Make”

Shane Armstrong

“The Misnomer of Work-Life Balance: Does it Actually Exist?”

Sheila Doyle

“Empowering the Next Generation of Women”

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Keynote & Lunch

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

Keynote Presentation

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Cindy Montgenie

“Three Proven Ways for Making Tough Decisions Easier”

Karen Iby-Patricia

“Stress Less, Laugh More: Wellness for Women of All Ages”

Carrie Verrocchio

“Communicating with Difficult People”

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Michelle Curtis-Bailey

“Back to YOU: Filling Your Cup With Self Care So You Can Pour From Your Overflow”

Kerstin Driscoll

“Financial Planning is Not Buying Stuff”

Dr. Carol Ross-Scott

“Who is Karen?”

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Showcase and Networking

Admission Pricing

Full-Day Admission
Cost for In-Person Attendees: $75
Cost for Virtual Attendees: $40

Exhibitor Options
Premier Booths (3): $350
Booths (12): $100
Electricity: $35

Our sponsors

M and T Bank logo

Title Sponsor

Hosted By

Scholarship Sponsor

Keynote Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Refreshment Co-Sponsor

Refreshment Co-Sponsor

Ice Breaker Sponsor

ad elements logo

Creative Sponsor

Session Sponsor

THRIVE! Women’s Conference & Expo