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Media Contact: Robin Breen, South Windsor Chamber of Commerce

        ; (860)644-9442




Thursday, April 19, 2018. South Windsor, CT –The South Windsor Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 11thAnnual Greater Hartford Women’s Conference on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The theme of this year’s conference with be “Transitions.”  The event will be hosted at Maneeley’s Banquet Facility in South Windsor from 7:30am to 3:00pm. Registration to attend is available online at


Whether you’re an entrepreneur or from the corporate world, developing meaningful relationships is essential to your success. Too often, women in business are taught to follow formulaic, old-school approaches to connecting with others. It’s time to break free and lighten up for the 21st century connection economy.


"Tapping Your Potential and Taking Command"

Feeling Stuck? Ready to Pivot? Or Re-Engage your Professional Self?

Join Candace Freedenberg of Untapped Potential Inc. and Valerie Gordon of Commander-in-She in this informative and engaging session focused on YOU!

Leveraging tools-of-their trades, you will learn how to:

- lead with your best attributes by “casting” your central character

- create a Market Attack Plan through the M.A.P. 4 U process, a programmatic approach to a career pivot bringing ‘YOU’ to market

- understand your “why” and reframe your 'go-to-market' story 

- follow the lean-launch framework to create your next chapter and reach YOUR Potential

About the Presenters

Valerie Gordon is a 10-time Emmy award-winning television producer whose feature stories have been seen on CBS News, HBO Sports, ESPN, Lifetime and Weekend TODAY. Now the founder and president of Commander-in-She, Valerie uses the principles of storytelling to help professional women “Take Command” of their stories and navigate the plot twists of both unexpected and planned transitions to create an even more rewarding “Next Chapter.”

Candace Freedenberg is a technologist and business leader with experience at Laboratory for Laser Energetics, IBM and Kodak. Her work yielded over a dozen patents. Often a catalyst for organizational change, now as the Founder of Untapped Potential Inc., she is engineering social change for women impacting gender equity, diversity and work-life balance. She is the recipient of 2018 CT Woman Of Innovation Award, 2017 & 2018 CT Entrepreneur Award (Finalist) SBA’s InnovateHER (Finalist), and reSET Incubator Award. She will focus on how to navigate mid-career transitions and find flexibility and work-life balance during care-giving years.

About the Greater Hartford Women’s Conference

The Greater Hartford Women’s Conference (GHWC) is an all day event filled with professional and personal development, education, and networking for women of all walks of life. Presented by the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce, attendees can expect to participate in dynamic workshops, keynote and featured presentations, and panel discussion all on topics relevant to today’s women.


For more information about speakers, sponsors, and a list of exhibitors, please call the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce at (860)644-9442, or visit the GHWC website at  




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