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Friday, November 5, 2021

Tina Knowles-Lawson and Beverly Johnson Celebrate the Boss Network’s 12th Anniversary With the 2021 “Ladies That Lead Conference”

Presented By Sage, the Highly-Anticipated Event Will Take Place Virtually for the First Time on Saturday, November 13th

Tina Knowles and Beverly Johnson

Chicago, IL — The BOSS Network, an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through digital content, programs, and event-based networking, will continue its 12th-anniversary celebration with its highly-anticipated Ladies that Lead Conference. The annual event, which is geared toward highlighting women of influence who inspire other women by sharing their strategies and journey to success, will take place as a virtual experience for the first time on Saturday, November 13th, 10 am to 1pm (CT).

Headliner guests will include businesswoman+philanthropist Tina Knowles-Lawson, supermodel+fashion icon Beverly Johnson and Retrouvé Skincare Founder Jami Heidegger. Founded by CEO Cameka Smith, the purpose of The BOSS Network is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. Attracting more than 500 business leaders and entrepreneurs, the conference will feature topics centered on Building a Pathway for Economic Equity with the Black community. To register for the virtual conference, visit LadiesThatLeadTour.com. This year’s “Ladies that Lead Conference” will be presented by Sage, the global market leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility, and efficiency to manage finances, operations, and people.

The BOSS Network has supported the careers and small business developments of more than 200,000 women of color nationwide. Its “Ladies That Lead Conference” will feature robust panel discussions, dynamic fireside chats, award presentations, virtual networking opportunities, a special celebrity performance, and more.

The line-up will include:

• The Business of Beauty panel, sponsored by Retrouvé, discussion featuring Tina Knowles-Lawson, Beverly Johnson and Retrouvé Founder Jami Heidegger moderated by BOSS Network Founder Cameka Smith
• Fireside Chat with BOSS Network Founder Cameka Smith and Sage CEO Steve Hare
• Executive Leadership Keynote by renowned business strategist and author Dr. Cindy Trimm
• Career Leadership Panel featuring JPMorgan Chase Head of Wealth, DEI, Tosh Ernest, and other experts to discuss strategies for success for women of color in corporate America

“We are so excited to announce our first-ever Ladies that Lead virtual conference. The BOSS Network has remained committed to supporting Black female entrepreneurs and business leaders for the past twelve years, and we are proud to be able to continue to provide them with the support and resources they need to succeed,” said Smith. “We would like to thank Sage for their sponsorship of this event. I would also like to thank all of our Ladies That Lead Conference presenters for their support of our mission, including Tina Knowles-Lawson, Beverly Johnson, Jami Heidegger and Dr. Cindy Trimm, who will provide our attendees with the tools and strategies they need to succeed. This will be an incredible day for all who join us!”

To register for the virtual conference or for more information, please visit LadiesThatLeadTour.com or TheBOSSNetwork.org. Follow @thebossnetwork to join the conversation via social.

* Participants are subject to change.

About the founder
An award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, and influencer who turned lemons into lemonade when displaced from her job in 2009. She believes that your net worth is a direct result of your network. Cameka has provided a platform for women of color to connect, grow and prosper in their businesses and careers. Cameka, the visionary and founder of “The BOSS Network,” which has been featured in Adweek, Black Enterprise, Inc and listed in Forbes as one of the Top 10 websites to visit for career and entrepreneurial women. If you’re looking for a resource as a woman of color, connect with over 100,000 bosses making moves professionally through The BOSS Network.

About the Boss Network
BOSS™ is an acronym for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters,” and the Network’s mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. The BOSS Network is an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online, and event-based networking. To find out more about The BOSS Network, please visit TheBOSSNetwork.org.

The BOSS Network was named as a Forbes’ “Top 10 Career and Entrepreneurial websites for Women.” More than 100,000 active women members throughout the United States have subscribed to the mailing list.

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