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April 26, 2022 
Wake Forest Biotech Place, Winston-Salem, NC

7:30 am: Doors Open for Check-In

8:15 am-4:30 pm: Conference

4:45 pm: Post-Conference Networking @ Incendiary Brewing 

  Conference registration has closed  

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The REACH Women's Conference inspires professional women to REACH UP in their careers, REACH OVER to each other, and REACH BACK to champion the next generation of women in the workplace. 

In 2012, Salem Academy and College launched the North Carolina Triad's first Women's Conference. At the College's request, the REACH Women's Network has re-imagined and renamed this ground-breaking event, with the goal of recognizing, encouraging, advancing, and connecting professional women in our community.

REACH's second conference will take place on April 26, 2022 in Winston-Salem, NC. 

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A small group of diverse professional women began meeting together in Winston-Salem in August of 2017. What started as a safe place to seek counsel and encouragement evolved into a team of collaborators committed to improving the lives of women in the workplace. In 2018, the group became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called the REACH Women's Network.



The REACH Women's Network seeks to advance economic development and promote gender equality by elevating the collective voice and influence of professional women.


In pursuit of this mission, the REACH Women's Network aims to strengthen the vitality, creativity, productivity and sustainability of our workplaces, our economy and our community.

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2022 Conference Information 


Conference Agenda

7:30 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:30
9:45 –10:45

Check-in at Registration Table
Welcome & Introductions
Morning Keynote
Breakout A
Breakout B
Lunch & Conversation
Post-Lunch Keynote
Breakout C
Afternoon Keynote
Post-Conference Networking 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Katharine Brooks
Career Coach and Co-Author (with Richard Bolles) of What Color is Your Parachute?

Catrina Thompson
Chief of Police, Winston-Salem Police Department


Breakout Sessions

BREAKOUT A   (options)

Changemakers: Inspirational Women Who Have Dreamt Big
(Sorry, this SESSION is FULL)
Negotiations: Strategies for Success in the Workplace
The State of Childcare and Pre-K in Forsyth County
(Sorry, this SESSION is FULL)

BREAKOUT B   (options)

Women Investing in Women: Supporting Women-Owned Businesses in the Market
Pivoting & Innovation: How Flexibility + Perseverance Can Lead to Advancement 
The State of Childcare and Pre-K in Forsyth County
(Sorry, this SESSION is FULL)

BREAKOUT C    (options)

Women Founders & Entrepreneurs: Lessons from Successful Women-Owned Business Founders
Family Financial Leadership for Women
(Sorry, this SESSION is FULL)
From Disruption to Opportunity: COVID-19’s Effect on the Workplace
(Sorry, this SESSION is FULL)
Mental Health & Self-Care: Prioritizing Wellness When Work-Life Balance Shifts


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In-kind Sponsors
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Biotech P8 North Parking Lot

Free parking in Biotech P8 North Parking Lot on the corner of N. Research Parkway & Seventh Street. This is about 6 blocks away, so wear comfortable shoes. 

Innovation Quarter Visitor Parking Deck (the “Link Deck”)

530 N. Patterson Ave., near Sixth St. & Patterson Ave.

Parking Deck adjacent to the Link Apartments, directly across from Biotech Place. Parking rates are determined by the parking deck (usually $1/hour).


Fourth & Church Steet Parking Deck

455 N. Church St.

Parking Deck near Fourth St. & Church St., enter on Fourth St near Chestnut St. This is about 4 blocks away. Parking rates are determined by the parking deck (usually $1/hour).

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The REACH Women's Conference is presented by the REACH Women's Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.