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Women TIES creates, hosts, sponsors and supports a variety of local, regional and state-wide entrepreneurial events. The website is updated frequently with important strategic networking and educational programs. You'll find event details, speaker profiles and registration information. Bookmark this page, so you can visit it easily to learn more about valuable entrepreneurial events to help you grow your business. Women TIES believes attending our strategic sales, networking and educational events is a valuable investment in your business.


Women TIES Member-Only Meeting - Quarterly Check-in

TracyatRochester Featuring:
Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham
Women TIES and Women's Athletic Network

Friday, March 1, 2024
Noon - 1 p.m.

Reservations due:  March 1


At the December 2023 "last" Women TIES Member-Only Meeting, Tracy promised the group of die-hard women who enjoyed these monthly meetings that she would host one more in March 2024 so everyone could check in, connect, and promote anything they had going on.

So this is the chance to join us during Women's History Month to talk about you, and your business, and promote any news, events, products, or services to other interested women.

We hope to see you there!

About the Presenter

Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham continues her advocacy for women in business, sports, and equality issues into 2024. Ask her to speak online or in person about how business has changed the past 30-years for female entrepreneurs or how women should stay active in sports and fitness as they age.



Women TIES & W.A.N. Media Sponsored Event: Run to Write Team

Julie B. Hughes Featuring:
Julie B. Hughes
Run to Write Team

Monday, March 4, 2024
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Freedom of Espresso, 401 1st Street, Liverpool, NY 13088

Reservations due:  March 3

$60.00  (Six-week session)
$15.00  (Per drop in date if you don't pay for the full session)

Women TIES is pleased to promote our member events and programs. This program is hosted by Julie B. Hughes.


When: Every Monday, March 4 through April 8 2024 9- 10:30 am

Where: Meet at Freedom of Espresso, 403 1st St, Liverpool, NY 13088 we will access Onondaga Lake Parkway from here. Parking is available along the streets in the Village of Liverpool.

What: Move together (walk or run) for 30 minutes. All levels & abilities are welcome. No one will walk or run on their own. After the fitness, we will write together for 30 minutes since many runners get inspiration to write about while they run.

NOTE: No writing experience is needed to join. All types of writing and writers are welcome. (two-minute writing prompt for a warm-up then let your heart lead you).

At the end of six weeks: Join the Run to Write Team for The Good Samaritan Run/Walk on April 13th. Gather one to two pieces of your writing to create a little chapbook (poetry, non-fiction, fiction, short stories)—a collaboration from the club. Everyone will receive a printed copy.

Each club member will receive a notebook and pen, a Printed chapbook of club members' work, a Run to Write Team Shirt on April 13th for The Good Samaritan Run/Walk event, and make new friends!

Contact Julie Hughes at (315) 882-7366 or runtowritepoetry@gmail.com

Approximate Agenda:

Meet promptly at 9 am.
9:05 a.m.: 5-minute warm-up
9:05-9:35: 15-minute out and back run or walk.
9:35 a.m.: We will gather back together at Freedom of Espresso. Grab a warm drink, bathroom break, then gather at tables together to write.
9:50-10:20 am: With a 2-minute writing prompt and then write where your heart leads you.
10:20-10:30: Wrap up and next steps

Contact Julie via email or phone to sign up and pay for this exciting opportunity.

About the Presenter

Julie B. Hughes is a writer, poet, marathoner, self-published author, and licensed physical therapist.

She lives in Central New York with her husband Jeff and children Brindsley & Delaney.

You can learn more about her or find her work at https://substack.com/@juliebhughes



The Secret 3K - Supporting Afghanistan Women

TheSecret3KWomenTIES261FearlessTeam Featuring:
Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham
Women TIES and Women's Athletic Network

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Willow Bay at Long Branch State Park, Liverpool, NY

Reservations due:  March 5


There are places in the world where women cannot run. We run for them!

This is the fourth year Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham has invited women to join her on the international day when women all over Canada, the USA, and the world run for women in Afghanistan, and other places where they are not ALLOWED to run freely.

This 3.1 mile run in the brisk, and FREE air, Central New York women breathe is the perfect time to run together to promote the fact women in other countries don't have the freedom to run.

Event History:

In 2015 for the first time ever, a marathon was held in Afghanistan, a marathon that both men and women were able to participate in but they had to keep it a secret. Why? There are still places in the world where women are not allowed to run or walk outside. However, a community in Afghanistan courageously carved out a new way forward for the next generation. By creating safe races they helped to create a safe place. We want to help.

Join us for The Secret 3K run/walk. Held during the week of International Women's Day, this race celebrates our right to be free to run. We're inviting everyone to come together in solidarity to support the right all humans should have to walk or run free of fear in their community.

By participating you are helping us to increase awareness about gender equality issues and by making a donation you are helping to further the work of our charity partners to build safe and inclusive spaces that promote gender equality. Together we can empower women and girls through education and sport.

Make a difference by signing up to participate in The Secret 3K and inviting a friend to join you today.

Anyone interested can sign up at https://raceroster.com/events/2024/73911/secret-3k/pledge/participant/23741135 and pay the $15 fee to run and hopefully donate to one of two organizations including the Afghanistan Women's Fund or #261Fearless.org.

If you don't want to register on your own, then pay the $15 on our website and we will register you!

No matter what, make sure you officially register on this page so Tracy can connect with you about our group's run location and timing.

About the Presenter

This photo was taken in 2023 with two of the #261Fearless NYS Coaches - (in middle) Lori Fox, who coordinates the Rochester/Greater New York Club, and (on the left) Deb Sindone, who coordinates and leads the brand new Syracuse/CNY Club.



Women TIES Media Sponsored Event: Fast Track to Business Start-Up

SBDC Logo Featuring:
Kellie Green
Certified NY SBDC Business Advisor
Small Business Development Center

Monday, March 11, 2024
9 - 4:30
John H Mulroy Hall 4926 Onondaga Rd, Syracuse, NY 13215

Reservations due:  March 10


Women TIES media sponsors events that are useful for women entrepreneurs.


The Fast Track to Business Start-Up Workshop is an intensive 20-hour workshop* that is offered over 3 days - March 11, 13, and 18. This workshop will be facilitated by a New York State Small Business Development Center (NYS SBDC) Business Advisor and includes a variety of presenters who are all experts in different facets of small business start-ups.

Topics will include:

Business Plan Development
Hiring Employees
Social Media
Financial Management
Business Financing Options

Facilitated by Certified NY SBDC Business Advisor Kellie Greene.

*The Fast Track workshop also meets the requirements of the NYS SEAP (Self Employment Assistance Program) through the Department of Labor.

Learn more and register at: https://www.universe.com/events/fast-track-to-business-start-up-in-person-workshop-tickets-PQWX1Z

About the Presenter

The Onondaga Small Business Development Center is a CNY based organization that provides confidential, high-quality business consulting, at no cost, to both start-up and existing businesses in Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, and Seneca counties. Our SBDC Advisor Team (SBDC Team: www.onondagasbdc.org/team) has nearly 250 years of collective business and business advisement experience. They provide customized solutions through advisement, education, research and advocacy for Entrepreneurs, Innovators and the Small & Medium Enterprise community. We Provide: - Business Plan Development - Cost Analysis - Exporting - Financial Management - Marketing - Financing Strategies - Business Expansion - and much more



Women TIES & Women's Athletic Network "All for One and One for All" Women Learn to Fence Experience

Syracuse Three Musketeers Featuring:
Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham
Women TIES and Women's Athletic Network

Saturday, March 23, 2024
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Syracuse Three Musketeers, 3649 Erie Blvd East, De Witt, NY 13214

Reservations due:  March 24

$44.00  (Includes 1.5 hour instruction, sales contact list, networking, and water bottle)

Have you ever wanted to say the phrase "All for one, and one for all" and truly mean it? Well, now is your chance to try the old-age fanciful sport of swords play with Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, Founder of Women TIES and the Women's Athletic Network, who is trying every sport once in her lifetime and taking other women along for the adventures.

On Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 you can learn to fence with proper warm-up techniques for sword handling, en-garde positioning, footwork, parries, point control, blade work, and targeting. We will get to wear true fencing attire given out at the event and even duel each other. It will be something fun, exhilarating, and rewarding – along with networking with other women in business around Central New York. Come on, you know you want to try this!

Our instructor "Lubo" was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, before moving to CNY. He is a 25-year veteran instructor and qualifying competitor in international fencing, winning the Gold medal eight times from 1993 to 2005 in regional and international tournaments. He also coached at Syracuse University, Colgate, and Hamilton Colleges.

We will have enough time after the event to share business cards, network, and create bonds during this experience. If the group wants to grab coffee, drinks, or food after the event, we can do that once we are done.

So come on, learn a new sport, add a late winter adventure to your life, meet some cool women, and let's "parry on" (a defensive fencing term)!

About the Presenter

Born a risk taker and lover of sports, Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham is following her birthright and passion in sports to try every sport once in her lifetime. Learn more about her sporting adventure at www.tracyhigginbotham.com.




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