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May 17, 18, and 19 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST each day Zoom Meeting

May 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: Employee Engagement

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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, May 17
Speaker: Anne Grady, Anne Grady Group
Topic: Overcoming Challenges Through a Resilience Reset: It's Your Turn to Thrive!

We are living in an unprecedented time. Anxiety, stress, and burnout are at an all-time high, and if we don’t take time to reset, the physical and psychological results can be catastrophic.  More than training, education, or experience, your resilience determines your success, personally and professionally.  Fortunately, resilience is a set of skills and habits that can be learned and cultivated.

Resilience is more than the ability to get back up after you've been knocked down. Resilience is the ability to use the adversity in your life as a catalyst to get stronger. When faced with challenge, ambiguity, and adversity, those who practice resilience refuse to let fear hold them back, and they break through barriers keeping them stuck to not only survive difficult times but thrive as a result. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Practice brain-based strategies to make your brain work for you, rather than against you
  • Identify and overcome self-limiting stories that sabotage your success
  • Shift the way your brain responds to stress
  • Create a mindfulness and gratitude ritual in under 5-minutes a day
  • Develop a toolbox full of resilience-building skills

Emerging Stage Session
Date: Wednesday, May 18
Speaker: Nicole Wipp, The Results Catalyst
Topic: Building Powerful and Profitable Entrepreneurial Teams

To run a successful business for the long term, you must have a great team...but it isn’t so easy, as you’ve probably already learned.  How do you find and cultivate “right-fit” team members, so that you can maximize (instead of depleting) your mental and emotional energy - and your profits? Discover how entrepreneur/consultant/attorney Nicole Wipp went from working 100 hours a week to 5 days a month AND 10x’d her profits - all by having the right team doing the right things, at the right time - and you can, too.

Sustaining Stage Session
Date: Thursday, May 19
Speaker: Dinaz Kachhi-Jiwani, work REFINED
Topic: Retaining Top Talent

The talent management landscape is changing rapidly especially in the wake of the “Great Resignation”. This has also presented employers a “Great Opportunity” to pivot to the evolving needs and asks of the growing Y and Z in the workforce. Contrary to the past, organizations now have to look beyond the traditional mindset to identify and offer more than monetary incentives to retain top talent. Join us to learn tactical solutions that will help create a sustainable talent pipeline for your organization.

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Anne Grady
Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Anne Grady Group


Anne Grady is not your typical motivational speaker. She is a best-selling author, two-time TEDx speaker, trainer, survivor, optimist, inspirer, and a truth-bomb dropper.

Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication and has spent the last twenty years working with some of the largest organizations around the globe. She has become known as a leading expert on resilience, emotional intelligence, and leadership, contributing to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, FOX Business, and many more.

Audiences love her raw honesty, edgy humor, authenticity, and insight. Anne shares inspiring personal stories, cutting edge, research-based content, and implementation tools to transfer learning into real life to improve relationships, navigate change, and triumph over adversity. And she’ll make you laugh while she does it.

In her first two books, Anne provides practical strategies to improve relationships, increase productivity, and reduce stress. In her latest book, Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience, Anne shares her science-based approach to help you become aware of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the moment in order to break out of reactivity and live your life on purpose.


Dinaz Kachhi-Jiwani

Dinaz is an analytics and research expert who combines her passion for data and people to help problem solve, strategize, and generate outcomes for clients. Dinaz is an experienced data scientist who has worked for several Fortune 500 clients and international non-profits to provide data driven solutions to attract and retain underserved consumers.

Dinaz was an innovative analyst and lead research methodologist at Nielsen and successfully worked on projects for Walmart, Verizon, Google, Comcast, and Bank of America. Her keen insight into understanding and addressing the challenges with recruiting, engaging, and retaining multicultural audiences led her to eventually switch gears and focus on driving workplace inclusion and culture transformation as her full-time role. At the Boy Scouts of America, Dinaz served as a Diversity & Inclusion leader, where she was instrumental in developing strategic plans and creating and expanding employee resource groups and key community partnerships. 

Dinaz successfully introduced benchmarking key metrics, professional development curriculum for diverse, high potential employees, and integrated Diversity & Inclusion throughout the operational verticals of the organization.

Born and raised in India, Dinaz moved to the United States in the early 2000’s to pursue her higher education. Dinaz has a master’s degree in Applied Research from Boston University and University of Pune (India). She has been a board member for several professional associations, a proud mother of three children and enjoys playing Throwball, traveling, and creative arts.


Nicole Wipp
The Results Catalyst


Nicole Wipp is the founder of The Results Catalyst (https://www.nicolewipp.com/), a consulting and training firm that provides a range of leadership, team creation, team building, and retention services to companies large and small. She also leads highly successful boutique elder law firms in Michigan (https://www.miestatelawyer.com/) and Hawaii (https://www.elderlawhawaii.com/).

In these capacities, Nicole is a sought-after expert on numerous topics related to scaling the entrepreneur/leader’s time and productivity through powerful teams and cultivating the unique qualities of individuals in companies so that they can work better together.

She has spoken on numerous stages nationwide, is a frequent guest on top podcasts, and has been a featured expert in well-known business books like Clockwork by Michael Michalowicz, Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy, and Women with Money by Jean Chatzky. Her company has been a certified solutions provider by Kolbe Corp. and she is a certified trainer and authorized partner for the entire suite of Everything DiSC products as well as Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

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This event is open to women-owned businesses.

You can register for any session until 10:00am CST on Thursday, May 19.

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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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3T Envisage Consultancy LLCTequitaWhite Muhammed
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Abba Staffing and ConsultingDarlaBeggs
Anne Grady GroupAnneGrady
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B&B Initiative, LLCBashiruAbubakar
Bakery BlingLeslieLanza
Bratan Business Solutions IncStephanieLindsly
Business InteriorsKathyWhite
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C Bishop Law PCCindyBishop
CESCO, Inc.BillieBryant Schultz
Container Management, Inc.DorothyHammel
Creative ResourceJuliannGaudette
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Dala CommunicationsLeahWilliams
DEI Recruiting and ConsultingMichelleJolivet
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Enlightened Power Consulting LLCLuciaPower
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Firemans Paving & Supplies, LLC DBA Firemans Paving Contractors, DBA Firemans Safety & SuppliesReneeGilmore
First Equipment CompanyLeslieGarner
First Equipment CompanyKaityMoore
Flatiron Constructors, Inc.SharonChandler
Fuse SolutionsJenSchaumburg
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Geisler Pender Consulting Engineers + RLG LLCKristinaGeisler-Nordholm
GL Seaman & CompanyCynthiaHill
Greenhill InsuranceAnnaByun
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Hispanic Women's Network of TexasSandraGarcia
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Improve GrowthBrisaRenteria
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L. V. Browne, CPALakeeshaBrowne
Labeaud LLCLabeaudColbert
LuxArmi IndustriesBrittanySmith
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Margin StudioMelissaMonroe
Mega Inc LifestyleDorrisBogus
Mindful MediaKaraElyse
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Numbers Only IncSharmilaPolavarapu
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Paradox RetailAllishaWatkins
Prestige Maintenance USARachelSanchez
Prestige Maintenance USAOtisScott
Pure Design SolutionSuchiGupta
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QMF Steel, Inc.SherrillLester
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Real Time ResolutionsKimberlyCole
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S3Consulting LLCSushmaGovindraju
Standard Utility Construction, Inc.GlennaStandish
Stride, Inc.KerryBertram
Stride, Inc. dba Diverse Office SupplyKerryBertram
Sweet Cream SkincareBonnieSkulark
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TBK EnvironmentalSusanAnderson
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Upshaw Johnson CompanyKatieJohnson
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Wipp EnterprisesKaylaReddick
Wipp EnterprisesNicoleWipp
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