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Bloom: Women’s Professional Development Conference

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Bloom: Women’s Professional Development Conference

Watertown, NY – The Greater Watertown – North Country Chamber of Commerce (GWNC Chamber) is excited to announce the return of Bloom: Women’s Professional Development Conference, in partnership with Developing with Devan. Join like-hearted women on March 15, 2024, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown to connect and grow in all new ways!

Bloom offers a tailored platform for women to learn, relate, and empower one another, fostering personal and professional growth in a supportive and inclusive environment. Kayla Jamieson, President & CEO said, “To bloom is to become your best self. You will leave this conference with motivation, inspiration, and genuine connections that will help achieve your goals. Our shared community is a better place when women lift each other up so that we all may reach our full leadership potential, no matter your title.”

This is the second year the program will be in Watertown. A participant at the 2023 event, Suzie Renzi-Falge, said the conference was “An amazing event for those truly passionate about women in leadership and women becoming community leaders. All the breakout sessions I attended had insightful, empowering, and current information from some of the best community leaders. From panel discussions to motivational speakers, there was something for everyone. Bloom was truly inspirational and thoughtfully put together. I’m looking forward to the next one!”

Featuring eight speakers from across New York State, enjoy interactive sessions to explore themes of resilience, goal alignment, entrepreneurship, and balance. Participate in key discussions on community building, effective communication and learn tangible networking skills to start utilizing right away.

Join Sweet Hello Bridal shop owner, Katie Paunzio, in a workshop titled “Going For It: Understanding Your Why + The Business Opportunity.” Build resiliency in the “Bloom Beyond Barriers” workshop with Barb Perez, Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity, Executive Director. Learn from the Obi Wan Kenobi of Networking, Christine Smith, on how to change your networking perspective and build a supportive community. Communicate better with “Effective Writing and Editing for Clarity” workshop led by Meredith Taylor. Go beyond traditional goal setting and map out your vision with Devan Robinson, Founder of Developing with Devan. Build Your Path Founder, Barb Stone coaches how to “Play Your Bigger Game.” Our community is changed with one connection at a time. Be part of the keynote “Together We Bloom” with Kayla Jamieson and Devan Robinson.

For full conference details and to sign up for Bloom, visit www.watertownny.com.


March 15
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Developing with Devan
Greater Watertown North Country Chamber


Hilton Garden Inn
1290 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601 United States
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