Women's Forum 2023

Kansas City, Missouri

November 5-7, 2023

We are thrilled to announce this year's Women's auction professionals forum, an event specially designed for the women trailblazers in the auction world. This forum aims to be more than just an event, it will be a collaborative space where professionals can move ahead together. 

Forge Relationships to Elevate Your Business

Looking to amplify your influence and cement long-lasting connections? Collaboration and knowledge are the keys to expansion and growth. Connect with other dynamic women in the industry and expand your professional network—and your bottom line.

Broaden Your Horizons: Diverse Opportunities Await

The auction profession is brimming with untapped potential, be it referrals, appraisals, auction business management, benefit auctions, contract work, personal property, or real estate. If you've ever considered making your own expertise better known or branching out into a new area of auction practice, this is the perfect platform to garner insights and opportunities.

Be There or Be Missed

Join us for this one-of-a-kind Forum where we don't just discuss the future as an auction professional, we shape it! We warmly invite you to be a part of this groundbreaking journey where every conversation counts, every relationship matters, and every woman is a beacon of change. Reserve your spot now and meet us in Kansas City, November 5–7, 2023!

Schedule of Events

Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice as sessions are further developed and confirmed. Please check back often for the most current information. All event times are CT in person only. 

Sunday, November 5  
5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & speed-networking activity (light hors d’oeuvres)
7:00 p.m. Adjourn
Monday, November 6    
9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Provided)
  9:30 a.m. Welcome | Keynote
Speaker: Maria Milagros
  10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Keynote Workshop
11:45 a.m. Lunch (Provided)
1:00 p.m. Advocating for Yourself Outside of Your Comfort Zone
Speakers: Connie Johnson, CAI, BAS & Jenny Gehl, BAS 
  2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Transitions: Your Blueprint for Business and Beyond
Speakers: Anne Nouri, CAI, AARE, BAS, GPPA & Linda W. Terry, CAI, AARE
  4:30 p.m. Evening Reception
    Dinner on own, but feel free to join other attendees and continue the conversations!
Tuesday, November 7  
9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Provided)
9:30 a.m. Wellness (Yoga, Breath Work, & Meditation)
Speaker: Dianne Tousignant
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Communi-Cation: The Ultimate Business Channel Challenge
Speaker: Trisha Brauer, CAI, BAS
   11:45 a.m.  Lunch (Provided)
1:00 p.m. Body Language
Speaker: Christopher Carter
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

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Women's Forum Task Force

Naomi Lewis, BAS (Chair)
Marcela Davila Diez-Gutierrez
Carol Miller, CAI, BAS
Jennifer Gableman, CAI, ATS
Anne Nouri, CAI, AARE, BAS, GPPA
Nichole Pirro
Connie Johnson, CAI, BAS