Elevating Christian Women in the Marketplace

Elevate Your Impact | Accelerate Your Results | Increase Your Prosperity

Friday, September 29th – Saturday, September 30th, 2017
9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
Catch the Fire Worship Center
2304 Page Rd, Durham 27703

VIP Dinner and Reception
Thursday, September 28th
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Angus Barn

Be a part of a community of like-minded and like-spirited women who share your passion, mindset and desire to succeed.

This is a time for you to take a break from running your business to convene, connect and collaborate for inspiration and results.

You’ll leave transformed and more confident about what to do to make sure your business is on track to grow.

Join us for a time of learning, sharing, breakthroughs and inspiration so you can move into new levels, dimensions and heights of success.

Whether you are just getting started in business or have been in business for years, this year’s conference will guide you in:


Learning new ways to tap into your greatness and ignite the greatness in others.


Discovering the keys to identifying and creating powerful collaborations.


Overcoming any hidden fear so nothing holds you back from moving forward.


Having a mindset of success that fully aligns with your heart to serve others.


Giving yourself full permission to take care of yourself so you can experience ease and balance as you build your business – no more overwhelm!


Applying best business practices to lay a strong foundation for your business progress.


Understanding the “Jesus Advantage” and how to apply it in the marketplace in a way that increases your clients and customers without coming across as preachy or religious.

Attending the Uplevel and Rise Conference TRULY changed me and my business. I was able to overcome all fears I had about taking my business to new levels of success. I can truly see myself building a million-dollar-plus business for God’s Kingdom work for the first time! My business and my life will never be the same!

A. Close

President, Close HR Connections

Since the last Uplevel and Rise! God has done something so magnificent in my life that my income has TRIPLED! What once was a challenge has now come to me with ease.

T. Harris

CEO, The Tammie Harris Team Leader/Broker/Realtor , Re/Max One Realty

This conference was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! The Uplevel and Rise! conference was completely life-changing! I’m so filled with joy and the puzzle pieces are coming together!! I was forced to accept this HUGE vision God placed in me. He has placed me around the right people to help me fulfill this vision that has literally scared me to death. I’m now unafraid and ready to rock it out- and I have the mentors to help me get there!! It has been an honor to come and participate in this phenomenal event by one of my longtime mentors. She ALWAYS makes you go deeper than you ever desire to go and I LOVE IT!!

S. Hickman

President, Escapte to Sisterhood

Enter into a new level of greatness and be stretched to unleash even more of your God-given passion.

The conference also includes:


A line up of seasoned business women who are extraordinary speakers to help you take your business to new heights.


A panel of experts in the key areas of business so you can receive solutions and a clear plan of action to implement as soon as you get back to your office.


Expert roundtables that guide you in solving the real challenges you and your business face every day.


Sponsors and vendors who have been chosen to add high value to your business and life.

Meet Our Powerful Line-up of World-class Speakers:

Marti Hampton, Kick-off Keynote Speaker

Marti Hampton, Kick-off Keynote Speaker

CEO, Re/Max One Realty

Jes Averhart| Speaker

Jes Averhart| Speaker

Executive Director, Leadership Triangle | President, The Sesa Group

Sheyla Blackman | Speaker

Sheyla Blackman | Speaker

CEO, ITMC Solutions, LLC and Government Contractor Coach, LLC

Debrena Jackson Gandy | Keynote Speaker

Debrena Jackson Gandy | Keynote Speaker

President, Masterminds

Karen Albright | Speaker

Karen Albright | Speaker

President, Bodylase Med Spa

Vickie Gibbs | Speaker

Vickie Gibbs | Speaker

Principal and Co-Founder, Marlow Consulting Group

Tammie Harris | Speaker

Tammie Harris | Speaker

CEO, The Tammie Harris Team Leader/Broker/Realtor | Re/Max One Realty

Michelle Wilder-Baker | Speaker

Michelle Wilder-Baker | Speaker

President, Transaction Genie and Lead Realtor, The Tammie Harris Group

Ericka D. James | Conference Host

Ericka D. James | Conference Host

President, The Convergence Center and Founder, Int'l Alliance of Christian Business Women

For detailed bios on our speakers, visit our Speaker page.

Early Bird Registration

  • Through August 21st, 2017 | $297 after August 21st, 2017

  • Admission to conference

  • Lunch on Friday & Saturday
  • Digital copy of conference sessions

Our Sponsors

Gain Unprecedented Access to Innovative Decision Makers On The Grow As One of Our Sponsors!

This 2nd Annual International Alliance of Christian Business Women’s Uplevel and Rise Conference brings together highly-called business women to convene, converge and collaborate for inspiration and impact. The Uplevel and Rise Conference will enable innovators and decision-makers to focus on issues critical to creating thriving businesses make an impact in their respective industries.

Our goal is to come together to become a force of power, collaboration and economic impact for Kingdom-minded businesses called to bring products and services to the local, regional, national and global marketplace. We are expecting 200 owners of small to mid-level businesses who are each called to make an economic impact through their companies. This is a conference for beginner to seasoned business women who are called to build businesses that will make a difference in their industries. Weather they are new to business or a seasoned business owner, they all have the clarity that they are up to something BIG in common.

Whether you are interested in supporting Christian Business Women or featuring your product or service for future customers, we invite you to consider being one of our Sponsors.

We have three possible levels of Sponsorship Available:

Ruby Sponsorship – Our highest level of sponsorship  that delivers high-level visibility and branding opportunities throughout the entire conference campaign – with pre-event, onsite and post-event opportunities. $3500. 2 Available. 1 Available. 0 Available

Emerald Sponsorship – Our mid-level sponsorship that delivers visibility and branding opportunities throughout the pre-event and onsite conference campaign. $2000. 3 Available.

Sapphire Sponsorship – Our sponsorship that delivers visibility and branding opportunities throughout the event. $1500. 4 Available.

Help Attendees Achieve a new level of results in their businesses and industry.

Take Your Business to New Levels of Exposure and Access As a Conference Exhibitor.

Be a part of a group of extraordinary exhibitors who will be add value to the lives and businesses of our attendees.

As an exhibitor you will have unprecedented exposure to Christian Business Women who are making things happen in their businesses, communities and industries. They are the budgetary decision-makers and we want to have products from our vendors that enrich their lives and businesses in a meaningful way.

Exhibitor Investment – $500

Being an Exhibitor Includes:

  • A six-foot table with white linen table cloth and two chairs
  • Specific conference times set-aside each day for attendees to interact with vendors
  • Exhibit space inside of conference room
  • Listing in all conference materials and the conference program

We are having exclusive industry representation so our vendors are the only one of its kind at the conference. To be considered as an Exhibitor, please send an inquiry email with “I would like to exhibit” in your email subject line to ej@IACBW.com. Thank you!

Gain Access to Highly Called Women of Impact!

Join Our Team of Experts to Answer the Questions Attendees Need to Grow and Expand Their Businesses.

We are pleased to offer a team of Uplevel and Rise Experts who can answer attendee’s specific questions that will keep their businesses moving forward. With IACBW’s proprietary P12 Business Building System™ that focus on 12 key areas that every business needs to thrive, we have an expert for each category.

The Experts will be a part of our Ask the Experts Roundtables for mini-presentations and Q&A sessions on Saturday, September 30th from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

Being one of our experts gives you an opportunity to:

  • Receive exposure in our Program booklet and website as an Expert
  • Share your expertise with conference attendees
  • Expand your client/customer base by following up with them after the conference

As an Expert, you will receive 50% off of the General Admission Registration Cost.

As one of the Uplevel and Rise Experts, we ask that our Experts:

  • Share the conference with at least 10 other Christian Business Women (if at least 7 of them enroll, you will receive a full complimentary registration. If 10 of them enroll, you will receive a complimentary VIP registration).
  • We will make sure you get the information of the women who participate in your roundtable session and need you to follow-up with them within 2 business days of the conference.
  • Be present for the entire conference (9am – 6 pm on Friday, September 29 & Saturday, September 30)
  • Shine!

Our P12 Topics Include:

  • Power
  • Passion
  • Procedures and Systems
  • People (both customer service and HR topics)
  • Profit
  • Products
  • Pricing
  • Principles and Planning
  • Productivity
  • Promotion and Marketing (Filled)
  • Protection
  • Personal Growth & Development

Our Experts are selected by invitation only. If you are interested in being an Expert or have someone in mind that would be a great fit, please email Ericka at ej@IACBW.com and share information about your area(s) of Expertise.

We look forward to hearing from you!




Hotel and Travel Information

Courtyard Marriott Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek
10600 Little Brier Creek Ln, Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 472-1000

King – $89/night
Double (Queens) – $109/night

Our event venue is 7-10 miles from RDU Airport and provides a complimentary airport shuttle and shuttle to shopping in the Brier Creek shopping area. The hotel is less than 2 minutes from the conference venue.
Individuals are responsible for their own hotel. Please call (919) 472-1000 for reservations. Group Discount is under “Uplevel and Rise Conference.” Discounted rate reservation cut-off date is Friday, September 8th, 2017.

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