Professional Development Webinars

Take your career to the next level with our diverse portfolio of professional
development webinars. Webinars broadcast monthly to members and
archives are available in our private member area.


Elevating the Conversation around Self-Expression


Presenter: Tisha Hammond

The Small Business Cheerleader

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT


In an era, ripe with choices, you can choose to serve up negativity or to brighten the world through your influence. Assertiveness is a core communication skill. Assertive women have donned many labels for expressing themselves effectively and standing up for their point of view, while simultaneously respecting the rights and beliefs of others. We take the high road in this conversation and discuss the positive effect of assertive behavior on yourself and others who are watching your communication style.

Members will learn that being assertive is a welcome behavior and a communication skill. Members will also learn that being an assertive woman can also help boost self-esteem and earn others’ respect.

Meet Tisha Hammond, affectionately called “The Small Business CheerleaderTM” for celebrating half the world’s workforce who call themselves “Boss” and for rooting for Entrepreneurs experiencing growing joys and pains in their journey. Her experience as a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Disability Employment Expert and Law Enforcement Officer can certainly benefit those who desire to hear an encouraging word and can discipline themselves mentally and financially to succeed in business.

Her company, Ascent Small Business Promotion, LLC, is the marketplace for those who crave economic empowerment. Started in January 2015, as an A-Z business development source, the company has refined its focus to share the best of its offerings: business consulting and training, creative writing services and media productions that increase the visibility of her clients and her network. Women Entrepreneurs are most attracted to her services and retail products. In 2020, Tisha Hammond received the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Top 10 Michigan Business Women “Warrior” Award.


Leading with Clarity & Confidence (even from your living room)

Presenter: Kelli Thompson

Leadership Coach, Writer, and Speaker

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT


When we made our 2020 goals, we certainly didn’t plan for a pandemic to impact how and where we work and lead. Leading from your living room doesn’t need to hinder your ability to show up as the best version of you. Join us for a free webinar to learn simple strategies to lead as your most clear and confident self, even while working remotely.

This webinar will provide you practical tools to:

  • Reveal your leadership values and brand and use them to advance your career
  • Shift from stalling and into creativity and coach your teams to do the same
  • Overcome the fears that keep you from influencing others as your best self
  • Influence with clarity and confidence, even while working from your living room


Finding Your Financial Confidence

Presenter: Pam Prine

Co-Owner and Financial Advisor,
Keystone Capital Management Group

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT


The class is relevant to women who want to take charge of their financial world. Author Eleanor Blayney said, “Helping women take charge of their financial situation does more for their self esteem and sense of inner serenity than years of therapy focusing on peripheral issues.”

Members will learn:
Why Financial Confidence still seems to be elusive for many women
– How women and small business owners can gain financial confidence
– Key benefits and possible advantages of working with a financial advisor to lay the foundation to your financial success.

Pamela B Prine is the co-owner of Keystone Capital Management Group, LLC, in Glendale, Arizona.  Keystone is an investment and retirement planning firm committed to the growth and protection of their client’s assets.  Between Pam and her partner, Kim Dyer, they have over a quarter of a century of experience. As financial advisors they embrace the opportunity to educate, guide and simplify the complex.  It is important to help people understand the unique challenges that exist relative to investments and retirement income planning in the volatile times ahead. 


Building Your Business With Trust in a Dynamic Environment

Presenter: Roseann Freitas

Hawaii Marketplace Manager,
Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT


During challenging times, it is even more important to focus on trust, honesty, transparency, and integrity to survive. Learn how to be a trustworthy company, and the impact it can have on your bottom line. Members will learn the components of trust, why trust is essential, and how to be a trustworthy company.

Roseann Freitas is the Hawaii Marketplace Manager for the Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific. As the face of the BBB in Hawaii, Roseann’s role includes promoting trust in the marketplace via media, strategic relations, business, and consumer education.  She loves assisting trustworthy companies and highlighting unethical business practices.  Roseann has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Mount Olive College in North Carolina and volunteers with Executive Women International Honolulu Chapter and the National Kitchen and Bath Association Aloha Chapter.