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CTB Women's Business Summit



October 16-17, 2016 in Bismarck 

Registration is now closed.
No cancellations or refunds after September 12.

"What a super event! We came away with a ton of knowledge and great business contacts! Thank you for a SUPER Summit." - 2013 WBS attendee

"This has definitely become one of my "go-to" training sessions. I will definitely be recommending this to my female business colleagues."" - 2013 WBS attendee

Bringing together women from across North Dakota and the region for intense training, networking, business growth opportunities, personal development, professional focus, and of course…. fun! 

  • Inspires entrepreneurism and personal growth
  • Equips women in career advancement and business development skills
  • Connects participants with resources and other motivated individuals

Whether a professional in the workplace, a business owner, or simply a woman aspiring to improve herself, participants have access to a variety of activities and resources to choose from. ALL are encouraged to join us for the #1 professional development opportunity in the region!

Meet our 2016 KEYNOTE

Slyvia Theisen

Sylvia Theisen - Psychotherapist + Top Sales Producer + Change Maker

Sylvia spent the first 13 years of her career in a psychotherapist’s office. No, not on the couch (although she’s done plenty of that) but running a successful practice counseling employees of Fortune 500 companies.

As she listened to corporate America share their stress, frustration and challenges, she developed strategies to help them achieve more with less. Less time. Less stress. Less burnout.

Wanting a bit of a shake up in her own life, Sylvia plunged into the ultra competitive business of real estate. What followed was a crash course in sales and whip-smart negotiation. Closing more than $100 million in sales, receiving five star ratings every year for excellence in negotiating and customer satisfaction, she earned the ranks of the top women in the business.

Today, Sylvia combines her natural empathy and business savvy with a generous dose of humor. She keeps her audiences engaged and leaves them with a straight forward action plan they’ll actually implement and get results.


Sunday, October 16

6:00 - 8:00 pm Wine, Women & Chocolate Reception at Sixteen03 Main Events (1603 E Main Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501)
Celebrate National Women's Business Month with a delicious opportunity to network, win door prizes and of course - have fun!

Monday, October 17

7:45 - 5:00 pm Women's Business Summit at the Bismarck Event Center (315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504)
Join us for a full day of outstanding personal and professional development opportunities! Including the always popular Entrepreneur Panel, our fabulous Keynote Speaker Sylvia Theisen, and an amazing lineup of breakout sessions! Breakfast and lunch provided, if you have special dietary needs please contact and we will do our best to accommodate. A variety of business resource partners will be available for free, 1-on-1 business advising sessions exclusively for Women’s Business Summit attendees! 



A room block has been set aside at Fairfield Inn & Suites Bismarck North for $94 on Sunday night.



Presenting Partner: Dakota CDC

Media Sponsor: iHeartMedia

Breakfast with Entrepreneurs Sponsor: Bush Foundation

Keynote Sponsors: Be Magazine and Dakota Community Bank & Trust 

Luncheon Sponsors: Midco and Sanford Health

Reception Sponsors: Bush FoundationKX and North Dakota Department of Commerce

Tote Sponsor: BNC National Bank

Gold Sponsors: Green Sleeves Creative ConceptsInspired Woman Magazine, KFYR-TV/West Dakota Fox, Lewis & Clark Certified Development Company, U.S. Bank, Walmart-North

Breakout Sponsors: Bismarck-Mandan Development AssociationCity Air Mechanical, Image Printing, First International Bank & TrustKFYR-TV/West Dakota Fox, Kupper AutomotiveMcQuade Distributing Co. Inc, Starion Financial, Studio North, ThresholdsVue Community Credit Union

2015 CTB Women's Business Summit

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