Request for Proposal


for Professional Conference Speakers

To submit a “Request for Proposal” Application


The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for professional conference speakers for the upcoming Business Women’s Forum, sponsored and co-hosted by the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, and the West Shore Chamber of Commerce.
Conference speakers must be willing to provide their services pro bono public (without expectation of payment) for the good of professional women and men and in support of the goals and objectives of the Business Women’s Forum. Presenters selected through this proposal process can expect a wide range of exposure before conference attendees and are welcome to attend all conference activities, including meals, free of charge on the day of the event.


The Business Women’s Forum event expects conference attendance of approximately 400 attendees, the majority of whom participate for the professional development workshops and networking opportunities. Attendees represent a variety of professional industries, such as finance, healthcare, sales and education. BWF tailors its breakout sessions to the professional levels of its attendees, including entry level, middle management or executive and c-suite professionals.

The 2020 Business Women’s Forum will be held at Messiah College at the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The atmosphere will be one of fun and learning in a business casual environment, with numerous opportunities for professional development and networking. The Business Women’s Forum will feature a variety of learning formats, including concurrent breakout sessions, a general session keynote address, and an exhibitor area featuring event sponsors and local companies seeking to do business with professional women and men.


RFPs are due by no later than Sunday, November 24th, 2019.
The topics below are suggestions from previous attendees and should not limit you in proposing another presentation topic.

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Etiquette
  • Customer Service
  • Cross-Generation
  • Personal/Professional Development & Growth
  • Life Planning (Financial, Health, Insurance, etc.)
  • Marketing
  • Health and Wellness/Self-Care
  • Leadership
  • Personal & Workplace Safety

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