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ALWIB Tacky Holiday Sweater Party
5:30 PM17:30

ALWIB Tacky Holiday Sweater Party

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ALWIB Tacky Holiday Sweater Party

December 5th      5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost: $20

Dirty Santa - $15 gift

Dig out your tackiest Holiday sweater and join us for a night full of fun, networking and holiday spirit. A special prize will be awarded for the lady who dares to wear the tackiest sweater. Food, Drink & Merriment will be provided! 

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"Women Navigating POLITICAL Challenges:  The Hardest Challenges of All"
11:30 AM11:30

"Women Navigating POLITICAL Challenges: The Hardest Challenges of All"

Natalie Davis recently retired after 45 years is now the Howell T. Heflin Professor Emerita of Political Science at Birmingham-Southern College. 

Natalie has been active statewide in the education reform movement and in local community programs dealing with youth development and homelessness.  She has served on a number of boards including Leadership Birmingham, Youth Leadership Forum, NCCJ, the A+ Research Foundation, and The Women’s Fund.  She was a founder of the Alabama Women's Initiative and The Alabama Solution. 

Davis has been a recipient of many honors and awards, including “Career Woman of the Year” and one of Birmingham’s “Top Ten Women.”  She was a member of Leadership Birmingham’s first class and the 1992 Class of Leadership Alabama.  In 2002, she was named a "Woman of Distinction" by the Girl Scouts of America and inducted into the Alabama Business and Professional Women's Hall of Fame. She was also in the 1st group of the BBJ’s “Top 40 Under 40.” 

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S.M.A.R.T.  -  Smart and Savvy Tax Tips for 2017
11:30 AM11:30

S.M.A.R.T. - Smart and Savvy Tax Tips for 2017

This session is for Smart and Savvy Business women who desires to create a S.M.A.R.T. way to keep more money in their pocket during the upcoming tax season.   In this session, we will discuss: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely goals that every business woman should know.  Attendances will obtain the knowledge to make better business management decisions and keys to reduce their tax liability. 

Dee Edwards is a Senior Tax Professional in the state of Alabama who have been preparing taxes amongst family, friends, and low income communities for over a decade as a non-paid tax preparer and professionally for approximately five years. 

In 2012, she and her husband, Michael, launched a nationwide tax firm to provide accurate tax preparation services to individuals and small business owners. Since her time in the industry, Mrs. Dee has launched several tax offices including a Latino division. Amongst her many career accomplishments, she enjoys training new tax business      owner n ai reparer it aunchin hei usines n ucceedin h a ndustry. 

As a Tax Professional and Instructor, she is sought out to assist with developing and teaching various              individual tax courses to paid tax preparers. Her heart’s desire is to educate other tax preparers by              providing practical teaching and education through the IRS Tax Schooling. This drives her mission to help increase the opportunity of communities having well-informed and knowledgeable tax preparers that are successful and in compliance according to Circular 230. As the founder of the IRS Tax Schooling, she is the only independently owned continuing education providers in the state of Alabama to provide numerou R pprove a ourses. 




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Six Questions when Considering Coaching and Consulting
11:30 AM11:30

Six Questions when Considering Coaching and Consulting

Join the discussion as a panel of AWIB members shares the benefits of using consultants in your businesses.  As consultants, they will share how they work with clients and see the benefits in strategic planning, accountability partnering, business development, human resources, and other areas. The first step is recognizing that you can’t do this alone and would benefit greatly from a coaching or consulting partnership. The discussion will conclude with the consideration of being a consultant and building on your expertise to help others in your field. 

·      What’s the difference between coaching and consulting?

·      When should you add coaching or consulting to your business /team?

·      Who is the right coach or consultant for you?

·      How do you evaluate the relationship?

·      How do you end a coaching or consulting relationship?

·      Is coaching or consulting the next step for you?

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