Pow(H)er 2023

Join us for Pow(H)er! A conference for all who support, believe in and champion the advancement of women.

An expansion of our Women-in-Business Luncheon, Pow(H)er will offer guests (women and men) the opportunity to dive deeper into topics important to the advancement of women. The Women-in-Business Luncheon is included in the Pow(H)er registration but is also available for registration for those not able to attend all day.

Last Day to Register is November 8. 

Meet Our Women-In-Business Luncheon Keynote, Dr. Pam Cohen! 

WOMEN (NOT) SUPPORTING WOMEN:  Dr. Cohen discusses the findings from recent research conducted by Werklabs on professional relationships between women.  Our research shows that support from other women can make a pivotal positive difference in women’s careers - but a lack of support can have similarly negative effects. She explores how these relationships impact women’s career development, prospects, and confidence, and outlines some of the most meaningful ways women can support each other in the workplace.

Conference Workshops

Participants can choose workshops from four tracks: Balance, Advancement, Legacy & Lifestyle. During the registration process, participants can pick & choose workshops that meet their needs (participants do not need to follow one track in its entirety).

Conference includes Women-In-Business Luncheon.

Meet our newest Women-In-Business Honorees as we recognize four outstanding women - Emerging Leader of the Year, Woman Business Owner of the Year, Excellence in Leadership & Community Hero!

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Carmen Kellerman (ckellerman@rockfordchamber.com) by October 29.


Diamond Sponsor


Emerald Sponsor

Illinois Bank & Trust

Pearl Sponsor

American Precision Supply, Inc.

Pearl Sponsor

UW Health Northern Illinois Region

Pearl Sponsor

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Crosby Starck Real Estate

Pearl Sponsor

Rosecrance Health Network

Woman Business Owner of the Year Award Sponsor

Thayer Lighting, Inc.

Excellence In Leadership Award Sponsor

Edward Jones - Erna Colborn, AAMS®, CRPS® , Financial Advisor

Community Hero Award Sponsor

The Broken Wings Club

Stall Sponsor

Grace & Salt Leadership Academy

Stall Sponsor

Stall Sponsor

Relief Mental Health

Stall Sponsor

Spectrum Insurance Agency, Inc.

Event Photography Sponsor

Mindy Joy Photography