Despite Slow Economy Businesswomen Are Blazing Ahead—just Like the Little Engine That Could, Dallas Conference in July

With all the news of a slow down in our economy, Sandra Yancey, Founder & CEO of Dallas based eWomenNetwork, an international business women’s networking organization, says there is a real and measurable change in the way women entrepreneurs are pushing forward and profiting despite negative news about the economy

Dallas, TX, May 17, 2008 --( Dallas Texas home to Largest Women’s Four-Day Business Conference July 10 – 13, 2008.

With all the news of a slow down in our economy, Sandra Yancey, Founder & CEO of Dallas based eWomenNetwork, an international business women’s networking organization, says there is a real and measurable change in the way women entrepreneurs are pushing forward and profiting despite negative news about the economy. “Eight years ago when I invited women business owners to come to Dallas for a weekend business conference and offered them access to new customers and resources only 107 took me up on the offer. Here we are, eight years later, in a down economy and we have nearly 3,000 women entrepreneurs representing 1,000 different business categories registered for our 8th Annual eWomenNetwork International Conference & Business Expo, July 10 – 13, in Dallas Texas. It’s now the largest four-day women’s business conference & expo in North America,” says Yancey.

Dale Martin, Director of Operations for the company says, “we have come a long way from the year 2000 when we launched the company. Our network represents a community of women from all over North America who resonate with our business philosophy of giving to others first and nurturing relationships as the keys to success. The women who attend any of our events, and especially our International Conference, are amazed at how open and friendly everybody is to them. They say it’s refreshing to be at a conference with successful women who want to do business with them.” As far as women’s conference events go, eWomenNetwork is in a class of its own when it comes to creating a beautiful and luxurious environment. Every detail is exquisitely attended to, with the overall intention of celebrating brilliance and the beauty of women in business. They even take control of the men’s rest rooms and put rose petals in the urinals! “This Conference attracts women business owners from every U.S. state and Canadian Province. I have never been around so many diverse and dynamic women in all the years I have gone to Conferences,” says Saralyn Collins, a corporate training consultant, based out of Orlando who is attending her 6th eWomenNetwork conference.

Yancey is currently on a U.S. & Canadian speaking tour providing women entrepreneurs and corporate professionals both hope and actionable steps they can take now to thrive and grow their businesses and careers. She says at every one of her talks she personally invites women to attend the Conference. “I want them to know that they are not alone and that there are thousands of women who will welcome them with both open arms and purse power.” Gail Watson, CEO of eXtra Contact, an email marketing company in Vancouver, BC. says “It’s an electrifying experience and I tell women there are no words to describe the direct access you get to speakers, experts and multimillion dollar entrepreneurs who truly want to help you at the eWomenNetwork International Conference -- you just have to experience it.”

“The greatest business challenge facing women today is access to new business. This conference provides women an abundance of potential new customers and access to resources and ideas they will not find anywhere else. I live in Dallas and stay at the hotel because I don’t want to miss one moment of the total experience,” says Ruth Vivrett, a financial advisor with Ameriprise.

The eWomenNetwork International conference will feature a unique “Ask the Experts” expo sponsored by SCORE; Keynotes from Michael Gerber, the world’s #1 small business Guru and author of the best selling The E-Myth; Superstar entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sheila Johnson, Co-Founder of BET; Marci Shimoff author of the best selling Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soup book series and the best selling, Happy for No Reason; Marion Luna Brem, Best selling author The 7 Greatest Truths About Women, National Hispanic Business Woman of the Year and owner of two successful car dealerships; an exclusive Hollywood panel featuring the former chief legal counsel for Aaron Spelling Productions along with other movie star agents and entertainment packaging experts; 100% organic pampering spa by Origins; a Video Media Lab for attendees to tape a high quality video for their websites; Certified business coaching; a special Rising Star Retreat for Teens; a Book Publishing track; An Evening of Chocolate Decadence & Extreme Dance Party event and Nordstrom is hosting a private VIP Makeover Party, featuring nationally acclaimed make-up, hair and fashion stylists, live entertainment and much more. For complete Conference overview, speaker line-up, registration and schedule go to

About eWomenNetwork (

eWomenNetwork is an international community of women entrepreneurs and business professionals who are committed to helping women grow their businesses. The organization provides a comprehensive suite of services that enable women to market and showcase who they are and what they have to offer. The company helps women access needed resources and establish business relationships that move from interactions to transactions. eWomenNetwork is a philanthropy-centered organization, actively serving, supporting and giving to women and children in need. Headquartered in Dallas Texas, eWomenNetwork produces more than 2,000 women’s networking events annually throughout the U.S. & Canada, through 113 North America chapters and has the largest membership based photographic profile database of women business owners in North America. Over 500,000 women are connected to the network.

eWomenNetwork is nationally endorsed and sponsored by: OPEN from American Express, America Airlines, UPS, Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, Microsoft OfficeLive and Bank of America.

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