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BWF September Luncheon: Work-Life Balance 
The pursuit of work-life balance reduces stress and enables you to feel like you are paying attention to all the important aspects of your life. It is a daily effort to make time for family, friends, community participation, spirituality, personal growth, self-care and other activities, in addition to the demands of the workplace.  
Join on Tuesday, September 16th for the Business Women’s Forum September luncheon. We welcome a panel discussion of distinguished women in our community who each bring a unique perspective of work-life balance as single mothers, empty-nesters, traditional mothers, business owners and as executive women.
Panel includes Cheryl Snapp Conner: Founder & Managing Partner of Snapp Conner PR and Sharlene Hawkes: Founder, Remember My Services and Miss America 1985
Moderator: Maile Keone, VP of Marketing of Listen Technologies
Maile Keone
VP of Marketing, Listen Technologies
Maile Keone is VP of Marketing at Listen Technologies, the trusted authority for high-quality, assistive listening product used in gathering places around the world. She leads the strategy and execution of all marketing activities to support consistent business growth while enhancing brand equity and awareness. Prior to joining Listen Technologies Maile was Chief Marketing Officer for VacationRoost, the largest online provider of professionally managed vacation rental properties. 
Maile gained valuable work experience at WordPerfect and Novell, where she was part of the rapid growth of both companies. In 2003 she left the technology sector to found Fashionable Fundraising, a company that assists non-profit organizations in raising money. She enjoys helping non-profit organizations and has served on board of directors at the Work Activity Center and People Helping People in Salt Lake City. After returning to the technology industry, Maile served as vice president of marketing for Alianza, in sales and marketing roles at Allegiance and WiLife (sold to Logitech), and also co-founded Lava7, a social media marketing agency.
Her favorite marketing wins include product placement on Good Morning America and USA Today Best Tech. Maile has been named as one of 30 Women to Watch in Utah, selected multiple times as a v100 entrepreneur, and been recognized with the SBA Women in Business Champion award. In 2010 she was selected as the Utah Technology Council’s Marketing Executive of the Year. In 2013 Maile was recognized as a Women Tech Awards finalist. 
Maile is currently a travel blogger for the Huffington Post and loves writing and contributing to a number of other publications. Maile holds an English degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Confirmed Panelists:
Cheryl Snapp Conner:  Founder & Managing Partner of Snapp Conner PR
Sharlene Hawkes: Founder, Remember My Services and Miss America 1985
Cheryl Snapp Conner
Founder &Managing Partner of Snapp Conner PR
Cheryl is a trustee of the Utah Technology Council (UTC) and has headed up the UTC’s Communications Committee since 2004. Cheryl brings more than 23 years of experience in public relations to Snapp Conner PR, having launched several nationally recognized agencies and having represented companies ranging from Novell to Lexmark to Altiris, and most recently, has been named agency of record for Alan Hall's newest venture, Grow America Inc., and for NASCAR's largest license holder, NASCAR Car Wash/1903 Car Wash and Dan Dyer. Since the launch of Snapp Conner PR in April 2007, Cheryl has been named to vSpring's v100 list each year since 2008. She has been recognized as one of Utah Business Magazine’s 30 Women to Watch and a finalist in the 2008 Women in Technology awards. Prior to forming her first agency in late 1989, Snapp Conner served as Director of Public Relations for Novell. Specialties: All aspects of public relations strategy and communications, and serves as a strategic advisor on the ways communication can impact business. In 2013 Cheryl was recognized as a Women Tech Award finalist. 
Sharlene Hawkes
President/Founder, Remember My Service Productions
Joining StoryRock as CMO in 2005, Sharlene Hawkes directed all marketing during the launch of a new technology category, “Digital Scrapbooking”, as well as a new brand, “My Memories Suite”, which today is the leading digital scrapbooking product. As founder of the Remember My Service military division of StoryRock, Sharlene developed the concept, and process of this “hi tech, hi touch” strategic communications program that preserves a Unit’s history, and meaningfully recognizes Service members for their accomplishments and service.
Over the last 8 years, Sharlene has broken new ground introducing this cost-effective and unique program to Command leadership to aid them in building much needed esprit d’ corps, pride and morale among their troops. RMS has worked with all branches in the Armed Forces, including over half the National Guard.
Though RMS is a small Utah business, Sharlene has successfully driven RMS into a Pentagon-centric market by forging key relationships with such esteemed organizations as the Library of Congress, the Center for Military History, the National Guard Association, and most recently, exclusive partnerships with the Naval Historical Foundation and the Association of the U.S. Army. These partnerships have ensured an unprecedented cross-preservation of all historical digital assets produced by RMS, while building the brand awareness. Today, RMS Productions is the only provider of both interactive and traditional military historical archiving, and is about to expand this program to the private sector.
Sharlene often participates in military awareness events in places such as Arlington, and NCIS headquarters. She has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan, visited aircraft carriers, and flown in an F16. She helped found the National Center for Veterans Studies, and is an Easter Seals national board member for military and veteran initiatives. Sharlene holds degrees in Communications from both BYU and the University of Utah. She and her husband have 4 children.In 2013 Sharlene was recognized as a Women Tech Awards finalist. 
Kim Jones
CEOVérité, Inc. 
Kimberley Jones founded Vérité based upon a vision for taking media to a digital communications platform. After over twelve years in Silicon Valley marketing and selling everything from high-end file servers and workstations to programmable chips, Kim Jones moved to Utah for a change. Upon arriving she immediately began working in the Broadcast Film and Video production market selling Sony Broadcast for a reseller based in Salt Lake City. Now as CEO of Vérité she is focused on interactive solutions for sales, marketing and training communications as well as web-based business applications and social media platforms. For over eighteen years she has been the driving force behind the company’s growth and project accomplishments. She is also the Chairman of the Board for the Utah Women Technology Council and a Trustee on Westminster College’s MBA Advisory Board and an Honorary Trustee of the Utah Chapter of the American Marketing Association.

About the Business Women’s Forum:
The Forum provides an environment for local women managers, executives and entrepreneurs to enhance their business career and personal development through monthly events which includes networking and speakers. This networking group is facilitated by the Chamber’s Women’s Business Center and is an important network of influential women with an array of backgrounds and responsibilities, who come together to help foster connectivity and shared goals of business success and community prosperity. Active members make the BWF a vibrant part of the Salt Lake Chamber’s mission, vision and goals as Utah’s Business Leader.
Membership Benefits:
• Professional Development
• Mentoring
• Leadership
• Networking
• Philanthropy & Community Involvement
• Sponsorship Opportunities
• Discounts  
 Event Information:  
Tuesday, September 16 
The Alta Club | 100 East South Temple 
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
$30 BWF Members | $40 BWF Non-Members 
Food & event sponsorship opportunities available!
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