6th Annual Inspired Women Luncheon

Date: November 4, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Click the registration link for pricing options

The 6th Annual Inspired-Women Luncheon brings together more than 300 Women business leaders for a fun-filled event.


Speaker: Carrie Wilkerson, The Barefoot Executive®

imageA small town girl who was able to think beyond the city limits, Carrie Wilkerson is a best-selling author, an international speaker, an award-winning podcaster, and a sought-after radio guest. Featured on CNN and Fox Business News and named by Forbes as a top small business influencer, she’s also consulted marketing and launch teams of Dr. John Maxwell, Zig Ziglar, Google small business and other influential business leaders on business strategies and current trends. However, Carrie mostly enjoys helping ordinary people lead extraordinary lives.

Carrie speaks from the experience of a former corporate clock puncher, high school teacher, direct sales representative, growth consultant, and business coach. She got her “big start” in high school bagging groceries for tips only on a military base and now she makes her living by giving tips to over 100,000 men and women as The Barefoot Executive ™. She can help you build the business you need so you can live the life you want by connecting the dots between your WHY and your DO.

Whether you hang around for her tough-love business coaching or her never-ending supply of personal, family or life encouragement, she’ll inspire you & help you make a plan to do what you love: on your terms, from your own home, and yes, even barefoot if you want.

Carrie has paid off over six figures in debt, lost over 120 pounds, and run several successful businesses from home. She is the proud momma of 4 kids, ages elementary through college!

Always barefoot, even as a kid…and nicknamed a ‘barefoot executive’ when she was a pregnant at-home CEO, Carrie believes you can create a life you love while keeping your priorities intact.

Business in a Box Workshop with Julie Porter, Chief Rocker of Front Porch Marketing

imageJoin us for the 9:00 – 10:30 am workshop where Julie will tell her story of opening her business five years ago and share her advice on “Making Your Brand Rock.” The workshop tickets are $20 limited to 50 people who register along with their IWL ticket.

For more than 19 years, Julie Porter, Chief Rocker, continues to successfully provide brand strategy and thought leadership for rockin’ companies.

The Chief Rocker’s experience includes overseeing companies’ marketing strategy, brand development, global internal and external communications, CSR, sustainability, operations, social media and integrating multiple mergers and acquisitions while leading great teams.

Luncheon Emcee: Samantha Davies

imageSamantha Davies joined the NBC 5 team in February of 2009, and can be seen on NBC 5 Today from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Samantha is no stranger to the NBC family. Prior to NBC 5, Samantha was a meteorologist for NBC Weather Plus and MSNBC providing national forecasts. She has also made appearances on Nightly News, The Today Show, Early Today, and CNBC. She was also the morning meteorologist for Squawk Australia, on CNBC World where she forecasted international weather.

Samantha’s experience also includes working at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, MD, WSIL-TV in the Cape Girardeau, MO-Paducah, KY-Harrisburg, IL market, and WKAG-TV in Hopkinsville, KY. In addition to providing weekly forecasts, her duties included science and entertainment reporting.

Samantha earned her AMS-CBM Television Seal of approval in March 2007, and is also a member of the National Weather Association. In 2004 she graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.

Samantha’s hometown is what initially got her interested in weather. She is originally from Rochester, NY, where an average winter could result in over 90” of snow! Lake effect snow started her interest in meteorology. That passion further developed in the summer of 1992, the year of one of Florida’s most devastating hurricanes, Hurricane Andrew. Samantha was there and was part of the evacuation process. She saw first-hand the damage and devastation left behind by that powerful storm.

While not at work, Samantha enjoys playing tennis, reading, and trying out new restaurants.

2016 Dr. Judith J. Carrier Scholarships

Six $1,500 Scholarships

The Women’s Alliance of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce focuses on empowering and uniting women through business and community endeavors. Seven (7) $1,500 scholarships will be awarded (6) from the Arlington Chamber Foundation and (1) from Medical Center Arlington. The Medical Center Arlington scholarship will be awarded to a UT Arlington School of Nursing student. The recipients must be full-time female undergraduate students currently enrolled in 12 credit hours for the Fall 2016 semester at the University of Texas at Arlington or Tarrant County College-Southeast Campus and pursue a course of study in any discipline. Students must also have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work at UT Arlington or TCC - Southeast Campus.

If interested in applying for a Women’s Alliance Scholarship, please click here to download the application.

Women’s Alliance Hero Award

The Hero Award acknowledges that women offer a unique approach to leadership, which involves connecting and collaborating to effect change and influence, often without position or authority.  The Hero Award will recognize a woman with demonstrated leadership capabilities who has the desire and commitment to make a greater contribution within our community by her pursuit, courage, enthusiasm, and zeal.

Women’s Alliance Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award will recognize a professional woman who has achieved extraordinary results early in her career by demonstrating strong leadership, a commitment to positive change and a desire to have a lasting impact on the well-being of others in the community.

Please click here to download the Hero and Rising Star nomination form.

Available Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor - $7,500 - SOLD

Inspired Sponsor (2 0 Available) - $5,000 - SOLD

Co-Sponsor (2 0 Available) - $3,000 - SOLD

Speaker Sponsor (1) - $3,000

  • 1 premium table: 10 reserved seats/registrations

  • Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

  • Company recognition on all promotional and printed materials

  • On-site event video display (logo)

  • Company recognition on event website

  • Table sign recognition

  • Ability to place item in event gift bag

Floral/Centerpiece Sponsor - SOLD

Gift Bag Sponsor - $2,500 - SOLD

Gold Sponsor - $1,750 - SOLD

Silver Sponsor - $1,250 - SOLD

Bronze Sponsor - $900

  • 1 reserved table: 10 reserved seats/registrations

  • On-site event video display (logo)

  • Table sign recognition

Underwriter Sponsor - $300

  • 2 reserved seats at one luncheon

  • Company recognition as underwriter sponsor at event

  • Company recognition in program

Gift Item Sponsor - $150

  • Ability to place item in event gift bag - Please contact the Chamber for item suggestions & approval.

Event Location

Arlington Convention Center

1200 Ballpark Way

Arlington, TX 76011

Presenting Sponsor

Wade Funeral Home

Inspired Sponsor

Wade Funeral Home




Centerpiece Sponsor


Valet Sponsor


Gift Bag Sponsor


Design Sponsor


Printing Sponsor


Magazine Sponsor


Tablescapes Sponsor


Gold Sponsors




Silver Sponsors






Bronze Sponsor

  • Affiliated Bank
  • Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Arlington Independent School District
  • BrandEra Inc.
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • City of Arlington
  • The Coterie
  • Frost Bank
  • Jeannie and Will Deakyne
  • Judge Mary Tom Curnutt / Vicki Hafer Famliy Law
  • Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center
  • The Oakridge School
  • PeopleResults