Bloomberg Business Program

The San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to present the 2021 Bloomberg Business Program. This program has completed its 9th year since its inception began 10 years ago by Dr. Yvonne Katz, Superintendent (ret.), and Dr. David Vequist, professor at UIW.

2019 Boomberg business class Grad Group
Ft. Sam ISD Board Member and Other Guest
2017 June transformational leadership development Women's Chamber of Commerce

What to Expect

This six-part series is conducted by doctoral and professional level facilitators discussing timely topics found in the Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, offered at a discount to SAWCC members. If you are not a member, review our membership levels by clicking on our membership or corporate membership tabs to receive a discount and additional member benefits.

Major business topics will be pursued with the goal of focusing on leadership and personal/professional development. Business acumen, strategies and trends will be discussed using real life examples from the periodical, as well as from issues being faced by participants. Participants are expected to attend all sessions; read Bloomberg Weekly magazine articles, in addition to any other homework assignments, prior to each session; and, be prepared to discuss during the session.

Networking with others and participating in a safe environment, sharing workplace situations and professional dreams are additional benefits of the program.  Participants will also receive first-hand knowledge from expert speakers from the San Antonio business community.  Below are the topics and invited Expert Speakers for the planned 2021 series:

Session 1 – Introductions & Sharing Resilience Techniques

Session 2 – Marketing Yourself Internally & Joining Corporate Boards – Sheryl Sculley, Former City Manager of San Antonio & Senior Consultant – Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Session 3 – Knowing the Generational Differences of Work Teams & Leading Them to Success – Dr. Tom Cleary, Vice-Chancellor for Planning, Performance and Information Systems – Alamo Colleges District

Session 4 – Turning Fear into a Positive Force in Public Speaking & Improving the Elevator Speech – Erika Prosper Nirenberg, First Lady of San Antonio & Director of Customer Insights – H-E-B

Session 5 – Leadership Teams & Building Project Teams Through Leadership Mapping – Betty Burks, Consultant – BBurks Consulting, LLC

Session 6 – Leading During Times of Conflict and Working with Difficult People – To Be Announced

SAWCC educational program in a UIW auditorium

2021 Session Dates

All will be held on Tuesdays, and, are as follows:

April 27 ,


May 25,

June 29,

July 20,

August 24, 2021

September 28, 2021 (GRADUATION) 

Registration deadline is April 18th!

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Program Details

Networking and lunch begin at 10:45 am.
The six sessions will begin at 11:00 am and commence at 1:30 pm.
Cost for the entire series is $225 for members and $275 for non-members, and must
be paid by the first session on April 21st.
This year, our accommodations are being provided by the DoubleTree
by Hilton Hotel Downtown SA, 502 W César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78207.

A pre-program survey must be completed before the first session. The link will be
included in the confirmation email that is received after you complete registration.


A graduation certificate will be given to those who complete the program. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded through the University of the Incarnate Word at the conclusion of the program, for those that qualify.


Participants will be provided a light lunch, which is included in the enrollment fees. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch. This will not reduce the fee, and participants will be asked to select a lunch option during monthly registration in order assist reducing waste

NOTE: Those interested in the program, and are employed through one of our Corporate Members, should inquire about eligibility through their in-house corporate contact or contact the SAWCC office at 210-299-2636 for additional information.