Date and Time

Thursday Nov. 8, 2018
8 AM – 11 AM


Crowne Plaza Asheville (Asheville, NC)
1 Resort Drive, Asheville, North Carolina 28806


The Asheville Chamber is proud to launch our third year of great events and workshops geared towards women in business. We begin with a celebration at Crowne Plaza Resort’s Expo Center on Thursday, November 8th, 8:00 until 11:00 am. Breakfast will be provided by Celine & Company “On Broadway.” Registration check-in opens at 7:45 am. Breakfast & networking will take place at 8:00 am with the program beginning at 8:30am.

What does the future hold for women in business? In a thought- provoking keynote, professional futurist and author Rebecca Ryan addresses some core assumptions about the current state of women and how these assumptions relate to the future of politics, society, and greater Asheville. You will be challenged. You will be empowered. You will have a new perspective about the future and your role in it. If you’ve heard Rebecca speak, you know she tackles presentations with great energy, and we promise she’ll bring fresh insight to this WomanUP keynote.


  • Woman Nonprofit Leader of the Year Award, presented by TD Bank
  • Woman Executive of the Year Award, presented by Mission Health
  • Women Entrepreneurs, Best in Business Award, presented by Webb Investments, Inc.
  • Rising Star Young Woman Professional Award, presented by Western Carolina University