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Conference 2018

Friday, November 16 - Saturday, November 17  

Create | Launch | Scale

The #GoalGetHer Conference is a celebration of diversity in entrepreneurship and a call to action for attendees to release fear and work to conquer goals.  #GoalGetHer is not only a message of inspiration but also provides attendees with resources to support them in building viable businesses. 


This is a memorable two day event featuring expert guest speakers, panel discussions and interactive workshops with information attendees can apply to their businesses in a practical way.  Our method is not to give vague advice or generic tips but provide tangible business tools that can be put into practice.  This conference empowers, inspires and motivates women (and men!) to embrace their gifts, conquer goals and create a foundation for building successful businesses.  Attendees will gain insight from founders, visionaries, makers and innovators that have pushed their dreams and passions to the next level to create businesses that drive their missions.

Join us for our 2018 conference.  

This is a culmination of the events we have had all year, packed into an inspiring, motivational two days that will get your creative juices flowing and empower you to


We kicked off the #GoalGetHer Entrepreneurship Series earlier this year and now it's time to go bigger and better!  

We focus on creating opportunities for diverse entrepreneurs to learn, collaborate, and create in a safe space designed to encourage mentorship, networking and masterminding to #levelup your business. 

Whether you're just starting your entrepreneurship journey or have developed your business and want to get to the next level, we are here for you.  

Innovation, creativity, and motivation sit in the center of all that we do.  

Your conference weekend begins Friday, November 16 with a networking meet and greet filled with food, fun and FABULOUSNESS.  You will interact with other like-minded women and men that are building their brands, businesses and careers. VIPs will get their very own professional headshots!

At iCAN Collective events, we think building a strong network is imperative to business survival.  There's always time to connect with each other, take photos and learn what each other's gifts truly are so we can elevate ourselves by lifting up others.


Your Visions

Come To Life


The Connection

4321 S. Cottage Grove

Chicago, IL 60653

The Agenda

On Saturday, we'll get down to business.

Registration begins at 8:30 AM. There will be breakfast, lunch and snacks to keep you energized all day.  

Friday, November 16, 2018

Pre-Party and Networking Meet & Greet

6:00 PM- 6:30 PM  Registration| Networking

6:30 PM- 6:45 PM   Welcome

6:45 PM- 7:00 PM   Vocal Performance by Keya Trammell

7:00 PM- 8:30 PM   Music | Food | Drinks | Vendors

Saturday, November 17, 2018 

8:30 AM- 9:00 AM   Registration | Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM- 9:15 AM   Welcome

9:30 AM- 10:15 AM Balancing Your 9-5 and Your Business

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Get Funded - Raising Capital For Your Business

11:15 AM- 11:45 AM   Going From Idea to Execution

11:45 PM- 12:30 PM  Level- Up Lunch and Keynote Convo with D. Ware

12:30PM-1:15 PM     Melanin and Mental Health: Self-Care for Entrepreneurs

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   Creating Sales Funnels that Get You Paid

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM  Utilizing Tech in Your Business 

2:45 PM-3:30 PM    #FlyFemaleFounder Fireside Chat

3:30 PM-3:40 PM     Snack Break

3:40PM-4:40 PM    Build A Brand | Create a Buzz- Let’s Talk PR

4:40 PM- 5:00 PM    Closing Keynote with Amara Enyia

Meet The Founder


Afenya Montgomery

Afenya Montgomery, MBA, MSN, RN, created The iCAN Collective after experiencing the lack of resources available to entrepreneurs from 

underrepresented backgrounds when launching her own healthcare consulting business. 


Harnessing her skills in business development, 

relationship building, innovation and leadership, 

Afenya has worked tirelessly to close the gap for women and people of color building business from the bottom up. 


Keynote Speaker


Amara Enyia | Attorney & Activist


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Dometi Pongo | Media Personality