Gwen Webber-McLeod of Gwen, Inc. to be Keynote Speaker at “Connections”

Gwen Webber-McLeod
Gwen Webber-McLeod

OSWEGO, NY– On Tuesday, November 1, SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations (OBCR) and the Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training (WNET) will gather women from across New York State for “Connections,” a day-long conference to be held at The American Foundry, near the SUNY Oswego campus, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Keynote Speaker, Gwendolyn (Gwen) Webber-McLeod, MS, President/CEO of Gwen, Inc., has 30 years experience in leadership development, professional facilitation, and motivational speaking. Gwen is a recognized professional leader who has a very active civic life. She takes great pride in serving on boards of directors that enhance and improve the lives of people at the local, state, and national level.

Additional featured speakers for the event will be Jill C. Beck, Co-Manager, Purple Teeth Cellars LLC, Jennifer Tom, Executive Director and Founder, Positively Pink Packages, Joan Hebert, MBA, MS, Principal, Hebert Performance Training, and Janelle Fields, Founder, JFields Marketing. These five outstanding speakers will address how Vision, Change, or Growth has shaped who they are today. Our emcee will be Nancy Bellow, Retired Executive Director of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations.

“What better place for women to gain professional development than by attending the 2011 ‘Connections’ event and learning new business skills from Gwen Webber-McLeod, Jill Beck, Jennifer Tom, Joan Hebert, and Janelle Fields,” said Donna Rebisz of the Women’s Business Center of New York State. “These are powerful women that our clients can learn so much from.”

Sponsors to date include Women TIES, Gwen, Inc., Alliance Bank, SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, Women’s Network of Entrepreneurial Training, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, Entergy, Women’s Business Center of New York State, and Operation Oswego County.

Registration and tickets for “Connections” will be available through the Tyler Hall Box Office, starting August 29th, and include a continental breakfast, lunch, and dessert reception. Tickets are $35 and may be ordered by phone at (315) 312-2141 or online at Visit Connections’ Facebook page for updates.

For more information, visit, or contact Shannon Mantaro, “Connections” co-chair, at 343-1545 or [email protected]