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Celebrating the Advantages of Women in Business

Presented by R. Shawn McBride, Tina O’Bannon, Cheryl Moody, Susan Hamilton, Erin Smith, Claire Billingsley and Lin O’Neill

Come celebrate with us the Advantages of Women in Business, as we hear from professionals dedicated to the success of women and their take on the influence of women in business.

Mark your calendar now for this exciting day!


We have assembled a group of thought leaders to present on most pressing topics related to women in business!

Build new relationships and have amazing take-aways.

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R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride, Attorney, CPA, Speaker, and author, speaks about the woman’s advantages in business partnerships. We are all different. Are genders are different and handle things differently. Sometimes, a difference can highlight an advantage. For some – an advantage is not crucial, but for business owners, an advantage can be the difference between going out of business or thriving. Today, women business owners represent a fast-growing segment of the US economy. The woman’s advantage in business partnerships is something that can be capitalized on. Learn about the 3 C’s and the woman’s advantage in business.

Susan Hamilton

According to the 2016 WBENC Report released by American Express OPEN:

  • Female business owners comprise of 38% of the American business population;
  • Employing 8% of the private sector workforce;
  • Over 1000 women-owned businesses launch every day;
  • 44% of all Women in Business nationally are women of color, and
  • 7% in Texas are Latina according to the National Women’s Business Council.

Susan Hamilton, OffBeat Business Media CEO, walks us through why these figures matter, and how we can improve our circumstance when we explore our powerful networking skills and uniquely feminine communication.

Tina O’Banion

Tina O’Banion has a unique story to tell.  Tina success in life is due to the support from her family, hard work, making mistakes and perseverance.  It took Tina twelve years to graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas at the age of 30.  Tina then was accepted to Southern Methodist University where she obtained her Executive MBA while taking care of two daughters.  Tina enjoys to give back to the community and has had a great career of 25 years in the accounting profession.  As many of us have hit a brick wall at some point in their career, Tina recently found true happiness in her career.

Cheryl Moody

Sometimes taking a step back can be a leap forward …. And sometimes not

Cheryl started her independent IT consulting services firm 5 years ago.  She is now offering Interim and Fractional CIO services for small to medium size businesses.  Her journey included many tough career choices which she will share with you and discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of each decision.

  • Choosing family first
  • Leaving the safe zone for utopia
  • Starting my own business

Claire Billingsley

Join Claire Billingsley, author, speaker, and host of WBTVN, TV’s highest-rated show, “Coffee with Claire” as she incorporates foundational skills of improvisational comedy into a fast paced session that focuses on easy tips to remember in developing strong business communication.

Lin O’Neill

Lin O’Neill is an accomplished Speaker and Consultant with expertise in the development and implementation of strategic plans for businesses of all sizes and revenue levels.

A former Vice President and Corporate Officer for Continental Airlines and a former HR Director for TRW. Lin founded Futures Consulting, Entrepreneurs Dallas, and Entrepreneurs Fort Worth.

Lin published her first book in The Simple Series, Managing High-Maintenance Employees. Her second and third books (Leaders in Drag, all the news about fake leadership and Status Quo is Not a Happy Place) are scheduled for publication.

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WHEN:April 4, 2017 8:00 am
FACILITATED BY:McBride For Business. LLC

The Bill J. Priest Center                           

1402 Corinth Street, Suite 202

Dallas, TX 75215


*Free parking is available in the parking garage located in the rear of the building at The Bill J. Priest Center. Suite 202 can be reached by going up the stairs to the second floor, turn right through the wooden double doors and then take the ramp down and it is the first left.

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Landing and Getting to Where She Wanted – Tina O’Banon

Making hard choices on career path – Cheryl Moody

How Powerful Women Make Connections – Susan Hamilton

Building Business Empires as Women – Erin Smith

The Advantages of Women in Business Partnerships – R. Shawn McBride

TEDx Replay and Live discussion

Group Discussion of The Advantages of Women in Business – Lead by R. Shawn McBride and Lin O’Neill

How to Have Conversations to Succeed in Business – Claire Billingsley


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