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March 15, 16, and 17 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST each day Zoom Meeting

March Stage Series

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What is Stage Series?


Stage Series is a new bi-monthly offering exclusively for women-owned businesses.
Each series consists of three virtual events that include small group networking, a
presentation, and a workshop. For each series, there is an overarching business topic.
For each event, the presentation sub-topic differs based on the business stage targeted:
Start Up (under 3 years), Emerging (3 – 5 years), or Sustaining (5+ years).

Each stage will meet 6 times in 2022, January through November, typically on the
third week of alternating months, with the Start Up session on Tuesday, the Emerging
session on Wednesday, and the Sustaining session on Thursday. While each event has an
intentional target stage, you are welcome to sign up for any and all topics you feel are
relevant to your business.

Open exclusively to women-owned businesses, this is a safe space to bring your questions
about a particular topic and specific scenarios you’re experiencing in your business for which
you want resolution.

Questions? Contact WBCS Senior Director of Programs, Elizabeth Garner.

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Overarching Topic: Preparedness

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Each session is from 10:30am - 12:00pm CST.
10:30 - 11:00 ... Small Group Networking
11:00 - 11:30 ... Presentation
11:30 - 12:00 ... Workshop

Start Up Stage Session

Date: Tuesday, March 15
Speaker: Star Williams, Power Forward Woman
Topic: Planning to be a Goal Digger

Goals are extremely instrumental in attaining success, regardless of how you define it. Plus, when you accomplish a task you’ve been working toward, you feel greater than you did before. But, how do you identify goals that are realistic for your organization and set a path to achieving them? Join CEO and Founder of Power Forward Woman, Star Williams, as she provides you the tools to establish and stay on track with your 2022 goals. 

If you’d like continued support throughout the year and access to more classes designed with you in mind, reach out to Star directly at star@powerforwardwoman.com.

Connect with Star:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PowerForwardWoman

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PowerForwardWom
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/powerforward
Website: www.powerforwardwoman.com

Emerging Stage Session
Date: Wednesday, March 16
Speaker: Lynn Lambrecht, The Living Planner
Topic: The Business and Personal Side of Contingency, Continuity, and Step-in Planning

"What do I do NOW?" We seem programmed to react to life.  What if we considered a proactive stance? In this session, we’ll review strategies for successfully protecting your business and its people during life’s unexpected moments. We’ll cover why getting “our ducks in a row” is essential and why now is a good time to do so. You’ll walk away knowing how to assess your business readiness, consider how working environment variables impact the plan, and review areas for your personal readiness. 

Connect with Lynn:
Website: The Living Planner
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelivingplanner/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynnlambrecht
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLivingPlanner
Twitter: https://twitter.com/living_planner

Sustaining Stage Session

Date: Thursday, March 17
Speaker: Kelly Roberts, Ricochet Fuel Distributors
Topic: Succession Planning

Want to ensure your business continues to thrive once you exit? You need a succession plan. Hear from a WBE currently going through that transition about what to have on your radar as well as what you can potentially expect. Learn about company valuation, legal considerations, ensuring a smooth leadership transition, making sure employees are cared for, and a timeline for preparation and execution.

Connect with Kelly:
Website: https://www.ricochetfuel.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicochetFuel
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RicochetFuel

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Lynn Lambrecht
The Living Planner

Lynn Lambrecht is an engaging communicator and a thought leader helping individuals and businesses prepare for contingencies at home and work. She has deep experience garnered from her global corporate career, time volunteering during catastrophic incidents, and personal experiences with family, friends, and clients.

Lynn makes things simple, straight-forward, personal, meaningful, and accessible. She provides the "layperson perspective" of if/then possibilities and explains how financial, legal, health care, tax, accounting, and insurance professionals serve us. She mentors young women as they enter college and serves as a business mentor for Veterans transitioning into civilian life and for young professionals in various industry sectors.

On a corporate level she has led a US multinational company in China, been in sales, marketing, IT, business development – she is a business enthusiast! Lynn is author of the book “The Living Planner” and provides consulting and continuity expertise to businesses and professionals.

Her work with The Living Planner honors and remembers the victims, families, and survivors of NW255, NW1482 and UA175. #CareForPeopleCareForBusiness #StepInStepUp

Kelly Roberts
Founder & CEO
Ricochet Fuel Distributors

Kelly Brett Roberts, Founder and CEO of Ricochet Fuel Distributors, Inc., provides the company with over 30 years of experience within the fuel industry as well as strong values, outstanding leadership, and clearly defined goals. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and began her career at Texaco before moving on to establish Ricochet Fuel in 1988.

Starting with just a telephone and a borrowed desk, through hard work and perseverance, Kelly and her team grew Ricochet Fuel into a $70 million company by serving a wide customer base while winning many awards along the way. Some of these awards include the TXU Gold Star Award, NAWBO Women Business Owner of the Year, WBCS WBE of the Year, and DBJ Top Ten Largest Women Owned Businesses. Under her leadership, Ricochet Fuel is a financially strong company that continues to thrive and hold a prestigious reputation within the industry.

One of Ricochet’s Core Values is “Be the Solution”. Ricochet is a provider of fuel and fuel solutions to many industries and prides itself on being the “one stop vendor” in a wide geographical footprint helping the customer overcome fuel supply challenges. The recent freezing storm last winter is a good example of how Ricochet assisted in building a fuel supply plan to assure Oncor had fuel when and where they needed it. Ricochet finds more efficient ways of keeping their customer moving forward through bulk fuel supply, fuel equipment, inventory monitoring systems, and fuel cards.

Kelly is active in the community and contributes to various local charities, including the Tarrant Area Food Bank, the Women’s Center of Tarrant County, and the American Heart Association. She is also active in the Women’s Business Council (WBCS) supporting growth of women-owned businesses. She enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with her family.

Star Williams
Power Forward Woman

Mrs. Star Williams is a well sought-after life, career, and business coach as well as a motivational speaker. As the CEO of Power Forward Woman LLC, she is dedicated to creating success that brings balance and fulfillment to women across the globe. In addition to giving her unrelenting service in the United States Navy for more than 20 years, Mrs. Williams has given in abundance to the community.

Stemming from her passion of community involvement, she launched her own 501(c)(3) organization in March 2015 called Stars United Global Outreach, which provides support to at risk youth, serving youth primarily in the Southern Dallas sector and Grand Prairie.

Star has also received her undergraduate degrees from University of Maryland University College in Computer Studies and Information Systems Security. She is a 2018 graduate of University of North Texas at Dallas with her Master’s in Public Leadership.

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This event is open to women-owned businesses.

The last day to register for any session in March is Monday, March 14.

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Registrant List

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# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Company First Name Last Name
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Anderson Asphalt & Concrete Paving, LLCPamThompson
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Back Office Credit Solutions LLCKissenaSheets
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CAET PMCMollySandlin
CAET Project ManagementMelisaCeman
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Evolving TexasSamanthaRenz
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First Equipment CompanyLeslieGarner
First Equipment CompanyKaityMoore
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Improve GrowthBrisaRenteria
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Krasamo Inc.BooyoungKim
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ONE i/eAudreyYoung
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Pangea BiologicalCamilleSparks
Power Forward WomanStarWilliams
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Quickfire Solutions, Inc.KarrieFox
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Ricochet Fuel DistributorsKellyRoberts
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The Benefit BoutiqueDarisFrencha
The Living PlannerLynnLambrecht
Trendsetter Electronics, LPCarolWilliams
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Watch Me EXCELLenetraKing
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