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April Monthly Meeting - Nail It, Then Scale It: Culture for Growing Companies, featuring Heather Whaling

April 05, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 West Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Nail It, Then Scale It: Culture for Growing Companies

Culture is the essence of your company. While plenty of business experts talk about culture, few get into the details to help you understand how to move it from hypothetical to measurable.

Heather Whaling, CEO of Geben Communication and the 2017 NAWBO Visionary Honoree, will share how she's made culture the cornerstone of her company's growth, and provide actionable steps that you can implement in your own business to strengthen and protect your own company's culture. Join us to learn how to build and protect your company's culture -- and grow your business in the process.

About the Speaker: 

Heather Whaling is founder/president of Geben Communication. In 2016, she was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Ohio Valley Region (OH, KY, IN). She was also the NAWBO Visionary Award honoree in 2017.

After launching the company from her dining room in 2009, Heather’s fresh approach to best practices has helped Geben evolve into a highly respected, sought-after, award-winning PR firm. With 20+ employees and offices in Columbus and Chicago, Geben was named the national media relations agency of the year (Ragan/PR Daily) and a top 10 agency for startups (Agency Post).

A board member of The Women's Fund of Central Ohio, Heather is a vocal advocate for issues impacting women and girls. As creator of – a crowdsouced database of paid leave policies – her advocacy for paid family leave has been featured in NPR, Forbes, and a variety of local and national media outlets.


Cancellation Policy:

Registrations must be paid in advance.

A late fee will be charged after 12:00 pm on the Monday preceding the Meeting.

Cancellations made after 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the Meeting will not be refunded.

Special Notes:

Are you a new member or a first time guest? Stick around after the meeting to attend the Huddle, where you can learn more about the benefits of NAWBO Columbus and how you can get more involved! Huddle is from 1:15pm - 1:45pm and takes place in the same room as our luncheons.

Registrants agree to the NAWBO Columbus photography release unless they have otherwise notified the communications committee.

All special dietary and meal requests must be submitted with your registration by the registration deadline. We regret that we can not provide alternative meals or substitutions that are requested at the luncheon.


$25.00 Member
$35.00 after 12:00 pm April 2

$45.00 Member + First Time Guest
$60.00 after 12:00 pm April 2

$25.00 Corporate Partner Ticket
$35.00 after 12:00 pm April 2

$35.00 Guest
$45.00 after 12:00 pm April 2

$75.00 Member Exhibit Table (includes 1 lunch ticket)
$85.00 after 12:00 pm April 2

$25.00 Corporate Partner Exhibit Table
$35.00 after 12:00 pm April 2

$250.00 Guest Exhibit Table (includes 1 lunch ticket)
$270.00 after 12:00 pm April 2

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