WBENC, in collaboration with our esteemed 2024 National Conference Co-Chairs and all of our amazing sponsorsproudly presented the 2024 WBENC National Conference in Denver, Colorado at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center—a marquee event growing, educating and amplifying women-owned enterprises. This premier gathering unveiled an agenda rich in opportunities for networking, education, and business expansion, marking it as the ultimate destination for women entrepreneurs seeking to elevate their ventures.

Join WBENC as we embark on a reflective journey, delving into a comprehensive review of the National Conference below. Together, we revisit the highlights, the transformative sessions, and the unparalleled opportunities that defined the gathering, celebrating the moments that inspired and connected us.

DAY 1: The Official Conference Kick Off

The 2024 WBENC National Conference commenced on Tuesday, March 19th, with a dynamic Kickoff Session focused on ESG and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and featuring top leaders in these business critical areas from Accenture, Bristol Myers Squibb, EY, ALOM and Ampcus. Pamela Prince Eason, CEO and President of WBENC, alongside Nedra Dickson, Chair of the Board of Directors of WBENC and Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Lead for Accenture, set the tone as they delivered a heartfelt, energetic and action-packed welcome during the General Session and recognized the 2024 WBE Stars and the Host Committee. They ignited a day charged with engagement, inspiration, and boundless opportunities.

The Regional Partner Organization (RPO) Meetups were alive with enthusiasm, as attendees—from seasoned members to newcomers—formed new connections and rekindled existing ones, marking a fantastic beginning to an event destined to be memorable. Adding to the day’s proceedings, evening receptions, the Sneaker Jam and Sip & Swag, held within the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center fostered a diverse ecosystem of Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) and Corporations eager to connect.

Kickoff Session
2024 WBE Stars
Day 2: A Day of Innovation and Insight

Wednesday, March 20th, offered an array of enlightening education sessions that spanned a multitude of industries. Each session was designed to provide attendees with cutting-edge insights and practical knowledge, equipping them to thrive in a rapidly evolving business landscape. Alongside these sessions, the day also saw the first part of the Collegiate Accelerator Pitch Competition, where the brightest minds in entrepreneurship showcased their innovative solutions to pressing industry challenges. in addition to an expansive expo, providing attendees with a broad spectrum of opportunities to learn and connect.

Outside the expo doors, the Women Owned Demos and Collegiate Accelerator Showcases presented a glimpse into innovative brands. The day concluded with a memorable evening at the Wings Over Rockies Air and Space Museum, underscoring the commitment to making connections throughout the event!

Education Sessions
Day 3: Lasting Connections and Celebratory Conclusions

Conference wrapped up with attendees making the most of their final moments to network and connect with WBEs on and off the expo floor. Attendees eagerly anticipated part two of the Collegiate Accelerator Pitch Competition. Activity swirled around the Women Owned Demo Stations, with attendees keen on discovering new vendors before preparing for the beloved WBENC Certified WBE Meet & Greet, offering a final chance for impactful networking and exchanges. 

That night, attendees reconvened at the Colorado Ski Lodge-themed party, immersing themselves in a variety of engaging activities. They reveled in spirited ‘snowball fights,’ mingled within enchanting igloo domes, and enjoyed shopping at the Women Owned Pop Up Shop, all offering a unique slice of winter wonderland magic.

The WBENC Expo and Meet & Greets
The Friday Curated Events

In a delightful tribute to excellence, WBENC hosted a special brunch event to honor the 2024 Top Corporations and the shining WBE Stars.

The 2024 WBENC National Conference was an extraordinary testament to the strength, innovation, and resilience of women-owned businesses. The conference is the “big dance” for our in-person networking events, further adding to the value WBENC brings year-round through extensive virtual learning, networking, and inspiration –solidifying the WBENC National Conference as a premier event for women entrepreneurs and those committed to fostering economic growth nationwide.


Even more photos from the 2024 National Conference!

Amplifying the Network – Onward and Upward! Next Up – New Orleans, Louisiana in June 2025

Mark your calendars for another unforgettable experience in New Orleans, Louisiana! We cordially invite you to SAVE THE DATE: June 23rd to 26th, 2025, for the 2025 WBENC National Conference. Please note that the hotel block will be available in early 20245. 

Set against the backdrop of one of the most culturally rich cities in the United States, this event is poised to offer an unmatched blend of networking, learning, and cultural immersion. Seize the opportunity to join a forward-thinking community poised at the vanguard of business innovation. We look forward to welcoming you to New Orleans!