Course Description

A regional favorite is back for its 10th year to celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month. We are excited to Reassess, Reengage, and Refocus!

The past couple of years have been unsteady, but have not diminished the spirits of the women of the Athens region. The UGA SBDC 10th Annual Women’s Business Expo provides the perfect forum for businesswomen to network, share expertise, support each other, and feel a renewed sense of community. This event is a fulfilling day of interactive TED talk style sessions with networking and connecting opportunities. Support and learn from each other as we continue navigating these unsettling times. Celebrate resiliency as we continue to adapt to the ever-changing world around us.


If you would like to be a vendor for this event, Please contact Allison Clower at 706-542-7436 or email aclower@georgiasbdc.org

Course Outline

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Vendor Set-up
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Attendee Check-in, Coffee & Networking

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. SBDC Welcome & Sponsor Introduction

9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Reassess Your Brand Identity - Laura Katz, Area Director of the UGA SBDC in Athens

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Networking Break

10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Reengage with Your Community, Your Work, & Yourself - Kay Keller, Executive Director of the United Way of Northeast Georgia

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Networking Break

11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Small Business & Non-Profit Organization Resource Panel

  • Kristen Miller, Ed.D., Senior Regional Project Manager, Region 5, Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Marissa Chastain, Director of Sales, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Julie Meehan, Ph.D., Public Service Faculty Member at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
  • Carolina Ramon, Director of Specialty Programs, Center Director, UGA SBDC Multicultural Business Division

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch from Em's Kitchen & Networking

1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Refocus, Effie Antonoudi, CPA, CFP®, MBA, MPA, instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator for all majors and minors in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia.

  • Learn current economic and financial trends.
  • Financial planning tips on how to prepare for a potential recession.
  • Lean how to focus on your strengths and prepare for retirement.

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Door Prizes & Wrap Up - The UGA SBDC in Athens Staff

Learner Outcomes

  • How to implement best practices for brand consistency.
  • Development community partnerships.
  • Obtain federal, state, and local resources.
  • Understand economic and financial trends and their impact.



A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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Section Title
The 10th Annual Athens Women's Business Expo
In Person
9:00AM to 2:30PM
Oct 12, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Hosting Center
  • UGA SBDC Athens
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $99.00
Section Notes
All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Allison Clower at aclower@georgiasbdc.org or call (706) 542-7436.
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